RapidBI in top 100 Tweeters on Human Resources April 2012 Many of you may know Evan Carmichael’s site. Using a range of tools Evan measures and publishes top blogs and tweeters on a range of business related topics. His current one is the top 100 tweeters on human resources. And I am proud to say that @RapidBI is not only in the top 100, but we are number 6, Having been in the top 10 three out of the last four months. We include only the top 50, It’s a great list of twitter folk to … [Read more...] about Top 100 Tweeters on Human Resources April 2012
Working from Home on Fridays This graphic from Splashtop shows some of the health and economic reasons for working from home. But why limit it to Fridays? Some time ago I did some work for a professional services firm, at their instance a number of us had to work from their office, but 90% of our work was with overseas teams on very different time zones. Equally that was true for may of their employees. There was no real value in having people sit at a desk, as often their managers … [Read more...] about Working from Home on Fridays #infographic #retention #talent #HR
RapidBI in top 100 Tweeters on Human Resources - again! Many of you may know Evan Carmichael’s site. Using a range of tools Evan measures and publishes top blogs and tweeters on a range of business related topics. His current one is the top 100 tweeters on human resources. And I am proud to say that @RapidBI is not only in the top 100, but we are number 4! last month we were number 5. Looking at the list (only very quickly) I can see quite a few UK based tweeps here – keep flying the … [Read more...] about Second month running RapidBI in top 100 Tweeters on Human Resources #HR #CIPD
HR, Leadership & Work Life Balance In any business we need our people to both work hard, and yet we need them to remain fresh so that the performance is sustainable - that means each employee having a healthy work-life balance. Evidence from recent research suggests that there are more women in "balance" than men. The good news is that over the last 5 years the data suggests that we are getting better at achieving balance. … [Read more...] about HR, Leadership & Work Life Balance
HR It’s all about the business customers An interesting first day at #CIPD11 yesterday. Through a diverse range of sessions: Leadership, People Management & Growth – Sir Terry Leahy (ex tesco) Building Organisational Culture – William Rogers, CEO UKRD Managing Change Successfully – Natalie Woodford, GSK Challenging Traditional Management Thinking – John Seddon, Vangard Turning Customers into Fans - Nicky Brimmer, O2 Telefonica UK Over the next few days I am sure that each … [Read more...] about HR It’s all about the business customers #cipd11
Signs of an Ineffective HR Manager This morning I came across an article with an unusual angle on HR at bnet – it is called "9 signs your hr manager is terrible" compiled by Suzanne Lucas. This would be an interesting article to read if it were not for the “clipart photo gallery” style of this piece. Here I have taken some of the key points and raised some of the factors they raise. I'm not sure that many HR managers would disagree with many of these statements, however if we … [Read more...] about 9 Signs Your HR Manager is Bad
Is it the method or the result that is important? Having watched a professional discussion about the pro's and con's of NLP and other psychology based tools for HR, OD and people development (training & coaching) activities, it got me thinking... Call the plumber we have a problem... Remember when you phone for a plumber you want that person to install a shower or stop a leak... you don't want to hire or contract on the name or brand of the tools they use... does it matter what type of … [Read more...] about People don’t care about NLP, TA, and other tools and methods – why do we get so besotted by them?
Digital Marketing Strategy - do you have one? What is digital marketing? Many of us use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and many other web 2.0 tools, but is it activity or is it strategy? Does it matter? Do we need a digital marketing strategy? The difference to me is in the results. It is all very well being seen on the social media sphere, but does it add value to your business? Does it generate more income that you would have without the activity. re you putting the right effort effort … [Read more...] about Digital Marketing Strategy for HR Professional Services Providers – what is a digital marketing strategy?
Social Networking Destroyed My Life Some months ago we published a humorous piece on "The Dangers of Social Networking in 2010". This was generally well received, and has been linked to by several other authors exploring the problems of using Twitter, FaceBook and other Social networking tools as part of business or education. There are some real dangers and some real opportunities in the business and learning contexts. Recently I have been reading more and more about teachers being … [Read more...] about The Dangers of Social Networking – Duplicity
Human Resources TNA Template The seventh in our series of Training Needs Analysis templates is for our own part of the organization. We are often overlooked, so here is a template to get you thinking. Training Needs Analysis Identifying Needs in a Human Relations (HR) Department The training needs analysis is used by any legitimate organization to determine areas of job performance in which an employee needs training. The survey or assessment pinpoints the skills that the employee needs in a … [Read more...] about Training Needs Analysis for HR Professionals – Sample Template
How to have a sustainable business model With the economy showing little in the way of recovery, every day there seems to be more and more people looking towards self-employment, in particular in the freelance or contracting markets. This is having a strange impact on the supply and demand in the profession. People are often despirate for work, so set low rates - custonmers like the thought of saving so hire at the lowest cost... but what is the real cost? When contracting or freelancing, … [Read more...] about The 5 Traps to Avoid – Increasing Trend for People Going Freelance
RapidBI listed as one of the Top 50 HR blogs in the World Today whilst traveling back home from running workshops across the UK all week I picked up on a twitter thread about top HR Blogs. With Jon Ingham congratulation several people for their blogs. Low an behold RapidBI was one of them! Thank you Evan Carmichael! So RapidBI is included in Evan Carmichael's site (the Internet's #1 resource for small business motivation and strategies) as a Top 50 Human Resources blog to watch (or … [Read more...] about Top 50 HR blogs in the world
Removing Line Manager Blocks to Encourage Talent Management Its not all about people that are identified as being in the top right of a model. Talent is required at all levels and for all jobs. If all a business employed were high fliers then staff turnover would be unsustainable. True talent management is about harnessing and utilising what we have. The nine box grid is a valuable and yet simple tool in the planning and management of people talent in any organisation. Its simplicity is … [Read more...] about Balance in the Nine Box Grid for Talent Management
Making Twitter & Networking Work for Business At a networking event last night in London #connectingHRamonst the many discussions were several on Twitter and its use in HR and business. The event was the first independent HR based tweetup in the UK and was very successful and well attended - over 100 registered and I would estimate that approximately 60-70 people were in attendance. One comment I heard was "I expected it to be a room full of people on laptops and geeks, but these are real … [Read more...] about Making Twitter Work for Business – #connectingHR
As the business world gets tough - so does the working environment for HR professionals. In a recent poll (CIPD April 09) members of the institute answered questions regarding the competencies believed to be most important to establishing the effectiveness and credibility of the HR function in the organisation. The following results were identified as the priorities for HR professionals: Skill/ Competence: Result Effective management of change 46 Strategic … [Read more...] about Skills and competencies needs in HR to survive in tough economic climates
Business Improvement Review - Human Resources version. Organizational Development and Culture Change. Business Improvement Review - Human Resources version - OD diagnostic While the Business Improvement Review is an effective diagnostic tool with many businesses or organizations we have found that internal consultants, HR departments/ teams only want to look at the people management and leadership aspects of their organization. The BIR-HR (soon to be re-branded LIR - Leadership … [Read more...] about business improvement review -human resources (BIR-hr)