Category Archives: Generation

Managing Young Talent, a Footballing Tale

At a recent HR event we got talking with Sir Cary Cooper about work, about millennials, and about football.  He’s a passionate Manchester City fan, and had just seen his team progress in the Champions League, but he was also keen to talk to us about Leicester City’s remarkable season (which has kept on being remarkable). The comparison in question was… Read More »

Would Your Organisation Survive Photoshopping?

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January this year, world leaders gathered to march in support of freedom of speech.  One small Israeli news sheet, HaMevaser, opted to Photoshop out the female leaders in its photo of the scene to avoid offending its readers. It was initially hard to tell, but close inspection showed some really shoddy digital… Read More »

Why This Week Matters In Pay Equality

This week the USA has reached pay equality this week.  Perhaps not in the way you hoped, but this week everyone will be staring work knowing that since January 1 2014, they’ve earned as much as a white non-hispanic male earned between January 1 and December 31 2014.  OK, so it’s taken Latina women an… Read More »

Why Family Is Bad For Business

What descriptor do you use to describe the people who work in your organisation? Employees, workers, staff, group, team, family? Or do you stick with the literal, neutral term and call them – people? The term that is most dangerous to use is family, and not because of its alliterative relation, happy. When an organisation… Read More »

Harry Potter MBTI Style

Don’t know your Myers-Briggs personality? Take the Myers-Briggs test and see which Harry Potter character you’re most like! This awesome graphic was posted by Imgur (click the link to get a full sized chart that’s readable).  Devised by GoodDieYoungButGreatAlwaysLast. Related Posts 30 Human Resources and Organisational Development … A New Manager’s Guide to Leading a Team &#82… Are… Read More »

Flight of Passage – A Relentless Short Story (How Perseverance Wins the Day)

Flight of Passage: – A Relentless Short Story is a short narrated by Beta Band frontman Steve Mason featuring skateboarder Ben Nordberg. Directed by James Gardner, this short is slightly magical because of how seamlessly the story of Steve’s rise and Ben’s ultra-relaxed skate style weave together to highlight how perseverance, persistence and dedication are… Read More »

How to Create Emotional Stakeholders

How to create emotional stakeholders by implementing new ways of managing, motivating, developing and coaching your people. Employees need a new psychological contract with their employer. The Boomers, Xers, Yers and Nexters all have different motivations, and they need to be engaged with to get the best from them. What You Need A new, tailor made psychological contract that will include the following: effective and… Read More »

The Job Interview

If you’re reading this whilst out of work or you know someone (especially a young person) who is looking for work please pass it on. In our outplacement work we have found these to be significant drivers in peoples’ success rate when attending the job interview*. Use These Phrases At The Appropriate Time I am… Read More »