Category: Strategy

How HR can kick-start an innovation culture

Penny Whitelock and Wendy Dean, 8 April 2016  You can’t sit around waiting for inspiration to strike, say Penny Whitelock and Wendy Dean – you have to work hard to cultivate innovation. Gone are the days when innovation was the territory of a boffin in a lab somewhere. In an unpredictable economy, managers who inspire […]

September 19, 2016

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The 3 Cs – Commitment, Connection, Culture

A few weeks ago I attended an evening with Kevin Gaskell at KPMG in Leeds. Admittedly, I’d never heard of Kevin but I’d been invited by one of our clients and having skim read through the information within the invitation I thought it looked interesting. Upon arrival I met up with our client, grabbed a […]

September 19, 2016

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Investors in People accreditation

Version 6. has focus on the destination of the business, the opportunity for national and international benchmarking and rather than aiming for a set award, as was the case in Version 5, the business is assessed and an award is assigned. The value of IIP has been debated over the years, some feel it is […]

September 19, 2016

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HR strategy resolutions for 2016

Its mid-January so it may be the case that you have already broken all of the usual new year’s resolutions such as giving up chocolate and going to the gym three times a week, so how about changing your focus to resolutions for your HR strategy for 2016. With some key legislation being introduced this […]

September 19, 2016

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Creating a relevant competency framework

You should be able to manage performance by applying your competency framework – check that your framework is ‘fit for purpose’ by doing the following: You need to be sure that your framework supports your business plan and objectives so that everyone’s working towards the same things. Your procedures need to support the framework and the […]

September 19, 2016

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Capitalising on digital advances in workplace

Peter Crush 1 December 2015 What you can learn from change in the communications industry Work is changing at a rapid pace but many organisations still cling to tried and tested methods of working or ideas that have worked in the past. However, reluctance to even trial new ways of working can cost employers their […]

September 19, 2016

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