Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Ultimate A-Z of HR Gurus




Thanks to CakeHR for including me in their A-Z list of HR gurus.

Which of the other 'HR leaders and influencers' on the list do you know too?


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Monday, 18 September 2017

Next Generation Workplaces




Next week I'll be presenting IQPC's Next Generation Workplaces conference at Twickenham stadium (Tuesday 26 - Wednesday 27 September 2017).

I'll be speaking about the link between workplace design and organisation design:

Workplace design is increasingly being integrated with other disciplines, particularly HR and IT. This session will suggest, however, that the area which workplace needs to be most closely connected to is organisation design. An effective workplace, supporting broader organisational principles, can ensure that people can deliver more than they could elsewhere. An important example is the alignment of group spaces with the design of the organisation structure as well as the selection of social technologies. Hear about how a focus on outcomes, together with tighter partnerships across HR, OD, IT and Property / Facilities can extend the impact of a next generation workplace.


The conference is colocated with the Employee Experience conference and I'll be attending some of the sessions there as well.


Do let me know if you're a reader of Strategic HCM and you're going to be around...


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Friday, 15 September 2017

The Quality of Relationships




I've had an article on the social organisation published in the CIPD's Work journal:


"It's not just about the quality of individuals, but the relationships between them."


I also refer to the area I'm increasingly focused on, which extends slightly beyond the content of the book itself:


"We need to be able to navigate the complexities of these different types of group. How, for example, do we manage employee performance and reward people appropriately when they make different contributions - and have different levels of engagement and performance - within the four types of group (hierarchical functions, horizontal project teams, communities and networks)?"


If you have any thoughts or experiences on this I'd love to hear from you.

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

#SEanalytics Symposium Mission Critical Analytics





It should be a good event, with some great speakers:

  • Andrea Eccles, Chief Executive and Editor of Measuring Up, City HR Association
  • David Littlechild, Group Head of Engagement & Insights, Lloyd's Banking Group 
  • Rachel Credidio, Group People and Transformation Director, Aster Group
  • Laura Sherlock-Smith, Head of HR Report and Analytics Development, UBS
  • Edward Houghton, Research Adviser, Human Capitals & Metrics, CIPD
  • Neil Parkinson, HR Analyst, CBRE
  • Sunil Kaushal, HR Analytics Thought Leader
  • Adam Gibson , Head of Workforce Planning and Deployment, Metropolitan Police



Maybe see you there?

You may also be interested in my posts from speaking at the last two conferences:




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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

#ioms17 IOM Summit Keynote




I'll be keynoting at the IOM Summit in Cologne next week. The conference focuses on the digital workplace and the way to the digital work organization and I'll be speaking about HR's role in supporting, and enabling, this


I explain more in this interview.


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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Glassdoor Recruit conference




Glassdoor's first-ever recruiting focused conference, Glassdoor Recruit, is designed to help you win the race for top talent with informed candidates.

But just who are these informed candidates? They're twice as likely to be hired because they’re the right fit, saving you time by cutting out those other unqualified resumes.

In the US, the event is being held in Chicago on Tuesday 19th September.

In the UK, we're having a slightly more select, simultaneous event held in London on the Tuesday afternoon. This will feature a live screening of sessions from Glassdoor's and United Airlines' CEOs.

I'll also be moderating a panel discussion with three local recruitment leaders:

  • Craig Hunter Colt Technologies
  • Daryl Sutcliffe The Co-Operative
  • Vicki Saunders Boots.




There'll be networking drinks too. Maybe see you there?


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Monday, 10 July 2017

People - vs just business - analytics




I've had this article published on HRZone in a special hub site on automation, analytics and data in HR:



There has been some useful development in HR’s use of analytics over the last few years.

One of the positive aspects of this has been the increased use of the term workforce analytics, rather than ‘HR analytics’, to signal that we are interested in insight on the whole workforce, not just on what happens within the HR department.

A goal which is often linked with this shift is that we need to move further towards ‘business analytics’.

Whilst I support the increasing focus on business I think we also run the risk of missing something vital if all we focus on is HR and the business.
This missing link is the quality of our people we develop through our HR activities…



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  • Sunday, 2 July 2017

    10 years of blogging




    Wow!, 2 July 2017. That means it's now been 10 years since I've been blogging here.

    I've recently started sharing some of my favourite posts over this period on LinkedIn:



    Any other suggestions for good posts you've read over the last 10 years?


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    Friday, 30 June 2017

    Review of The Social Organization




    I love this review of The Social Organization by People Management's editor, Robert Jeffery:

    "A complex, serious book brimming with ideas that challenge HR convention, such as reward structures or the concept of organisational values, with genuine panache."
    "An important, realistic and frequently inspirational book that implores HR to do things differently - and isn't afraid to show it how."


    You can buy your own copy here, or at Amazon etc.

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    Thursday, 29 June 2017

    Influential HR Leaders




    Thanks to CoreHR for including me in their list of 9 Influential HR Leaders You Should Follow on Twitter.

    Please do! - I'm at @joningham - http://www.twitter.com/joningham 


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