A Right Royal Celebration

There’s a definite whiff of celebration in the air this week as up and down the country people are getting ready to party for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. There’s nothing like a right royal celebration to create a bit of […]

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Turn that light on

When was the last time you had a light bulb moment at work? You know the kind of thing – the random conversation with a colleague that leads to the realisation there’s a really simple solution to a niggling problem. […]

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How Influential are you?

If you could wave a magic wand, what are the things you would really like to change in your business? Maybe you’d like to reduce sickness absence or raise performance by getting people to focus their efforts on the things […]

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HR Under Pressure

I can’t help feeling it’s apt that I should be blogging about stress on a day when the computer’s been condemned by the repair man and I’ve just had to climb into a communal bin to retrieve the keys my mother managed to throw […]

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Keeping staff engaged

Valentine’s Day is upon us and what I’d like to know is are you and your employees feeling the love? Now this isn’t a blog about the do’s and don’ts of office romances – but rather a question about how […]

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Let it Snow…

Much excitement in the Lucas household yesterday when we awoke to three inches of the fluffy white stuff and the sound of the neighbour trying to shovel the car out of the drive.

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What HR needs to look like in 2012

What are the key competencies HR people need to help steer their businesses through the challenges of the year ahead?  How can HR professionals make their voices heard and improve their influence and involvement in strategic business decisions?

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Back to the Grind

An email popped into my in-box yesterday afternoon, just as I was slowly cranking my brain into gear and trying to summon up some enthusiasm for work after the festive season. 

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