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Travel – Serendipity – Resilience

[et_pb_row] We all know that life is never predictable – this is one thing that you can actually predict!! This week it has been great to be in Gibraltar – warm weather always cheers me up.  I like travelling and have learnt to be pretty chilled about the...

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Induction, on-boarding, orientation

[et_pb_row] I have a quirky sense of humour, so seeing those words I tend to use others: Induction – inducing – painful! On-boarding – dragging along… Orientation – I am lost!! The serious bit is that we always feel that after carefully selecting new people, their...

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Times are a changing

[et_pb_row] May you live in interesting times – has a number of interesting interpretations!  For those of you intrigued by etymology read on!  For me it has to be Robert Kennedy in 1966, after all, I am a product of the 60s'!! So getting to the point….  Next week I...

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Gearing up for 6G

[et_pb_row] Now do I hear you say what is she up to now?   Of course you have read and heard me talking about the 5G workplace, but now we have 6G and it is not the latest iPhone! I was pleased to be blown away by a really professionally run conference in Manchester...

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Change is all around us

[et_pb_row] Sometimes the oldies are the goodies.   One of my favourite goodies is Alvin Toffler, I first came across him at a time in my life when I was beginning to have confidence in myself and my own ability to learn.  His book The Third Wave made so much sense to...

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Do we need to stop saying HR and talk about PEOPLE ?

[et_pb_row] Is it time to stop using the term Human Resources, or perhaps even Human Capital and go back to the root of the word Personnel – People ? Consider the following It is a fact that despite moves to robots, the highest cost to most organisations is their...

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Cultural fit is vital to Employee Engagement

[et_pb_row] It is interesting to reflect that our instinctive way of getting to know potential employees and work placement students is to see how we get along with them and to also give them the opportunity to see how we like to play! Tuesday was the Haywards Heath...

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Grey skies but blue sky thinking

One of the wonderful things for me is that no week is ever exactly the same – perhaps this is what gives me energy and sparks my sense of mischief! Monday was getting back to the office after a week in Gibraltar and then an evening meeting with my Chair of Haywards...

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Mean machines and the Isle of Man

So whilst most of the UK has been sweltering and Gina has been buying ice lollies for the office, Carol and I have been on a slightly cooler Isle of Man.  Always lovely to be hear and catch up with people who we have known for so many years!! Imagine our surprise and...

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Puppy training and people power!

No I haven’t lost the plot this week…  I am real believer in the amazing power of synchronicity and serendipity – both are in my life at the moment.  I also believe that they are in the lives of all of us – if we can recognise it!! So the synchronicity part – our...

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What has fun got to do with it?

We are delighted to welcome Rob Gordon back to our team – he has gallantly returned to us and those of you that know Rob, know that he is just that!  Our lovely Toni is still ill and we need support. So the team have been calling out to remind our current and...

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Swimming and Performance Management

Today had an interesting start for me – a 06:45 pick up to go swimming!   It was a lovely morning and swimming out in the outside pool was fabulous!  Madness did I hear you mutter?   Swimming and I go back a long way from my childhood in Africa and then competitive...

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How to make time for young talent?

Sometimes it is easy to say – I haven’t the time to develop young people.  Time is always such a precious commodity isn’t it? Cullen Scholefield has always championed the value of what I call “bright young things”.  I value their opinions and contribution to our...

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Mad Max and resilience!

Gina and I went to see Mad Max last night in 3D at our local Cineworld.  The effects were stunning and had us on the edge of our seats, so relaxing would not be a word I would use to describe the film but I would say it was all about resilience! This got me thinking...

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