Fiona Dent

Should HR stay out of workplace politics?

Food for thought this week in an article in HR Magazine, which advises that HR people should stay out of workplace politics. Be aware, but don’t play the game, was the message in the piece—which suggests that if people see HR manoeuvring, manipulating and under-mining, they are unlikely to trust its advice. There’s no doubt it’s […]

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5 things HR can learn from the Nudge Theory

I saw a prime example of the ‘nudge’ theory in action this week, while having lunch at an organisation I was visiting. Information about the calories in the various meals on offer was prominently displayed, to help those who were watching their weight or trying to eat more healthily make appropriate choices. It certainly worked for […]

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HR’s guide to influencing styles

The ability to effectively influence is a key competency for HR people, and a skill which can make a real difference to your effectiveness in your role. It filters into all aspects of the job, whether it’s persuading the board to support your latest employee engagement initiative, getting line managers on side with a new […]

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