Thoughts about hr and management in the real world – extra information I couldn't fit in my books!.

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Is this your biggest pitfall?

Every conference that we run at Elephant, I put so much into it that I’m pretty exhausted the following day and can’t do much useful work. I know this from … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

NZ HR Advisor of the Year: the winner is…

Last week we revealed the runner up of the HR Advisor of the Year Awards. These awards happened at the HR Advisors Conference in Auckland last month. We had 4 … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Is your workplace and HR this clever?

Fraser and I recently spent a week in Copenhagen, Denmark. Every day we were constantly seeing things that were just really clever! Things like: Towels had a loop to hang … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

The thing you should never say…..

There are moments in life that are really sent to test you. To push you to the limits and see what you’ll do. Some of you’ll know last month I … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · 5 Comments

The 12 best HR people in New Zealand

I’ve met thousands of HR professionals over my career – HR people who have attended our HR training, presented at or come to one of our conferences, who have been … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Going Global

Can you launch an international training programme from little old New Zealand? Last year I announced that was exactly what I was going to do – take the Management Bites … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

The HR Super Hero files #1

Many articles seem to claim you’re either operational or strategic. I think you can be both! That’s the theme of our HR Advisors conference this year – how to be … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

HR Advisors rock!

Being an HR Advisor has it’s own set of challenges – and that’s what our HR Advisors conference is all about. Providing practical workshops to teach tools and techniques to … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Update on being sued by HRINZ

Some of you will know that at the HR Game Changer Conference in September it was announced that several senior HR people were starting a chartered institute. Soon after HRINZ … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 13 Comments

What do you create?

It’s the new year but I don’t want to make the usual resolutions. I’ve got a different idea which I hope you might want to try too. You see, I … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

DIY, HR or Employment Lawyer for ER issues?

With an ER issue – when should you DIY it, use external HR advice or get an employment lawyer involved? Here’s an easy checklist of what to consider. Work through … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Batman, the UN and busy fingers

Lots of people had told me to watch the Emma Watson UN speech – so I finally went and watched it. On the same day an article about a Batman … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

4 weeks, 4 countries, 4 cultures

Over September I spent the first week in NZ, then a week in California, 2 weeks in the UK and a few days in Hong Kong. Visiting 4 countries in … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Accidental Textbook Author

Last week Richard Westney posted a list of recommended NZ HR bloggers that he thought are worth reading. I was very chuffed to be on the list! However Richard referred … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to blow the minds of your exec teams

In HR how often do we excite and amaze our exec teams with information about business trends? About products, services or people innovations? Or case studies of companies doing new … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why don’t people get HR? It’s a type 3 role of course!

For many years I’ve struggled to understand why many CEO’s and senior leaders don’t seem to understand what great HR looks like. They keep hiring HR people who are great … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 1 Comment