Hacking HR to Build an Adaptability Advantage

Learning and Development

alberto-blanco's picture

New HR guideline (effective immediately):


If you need to run an important meeting, or any meeting, don’t you dare to book our cold and boring conference room! Instead, invite participants to hold the encounter at your home. This way you will be enabling, rather than forcing, a spirit of...

By Alberto Blanco on July 1, 2022

Often in organisations you can only access learning because of grade or role, or it is a reward, a corrective action or controlled gateway to X,Y,Z opportunities at work..  It reminds me of a pipeline that is switched on and off by HR with line managers who act as often poorly informed gate-keepers...

By Julie Steel on July 1, 2022

The profile of continuing professional development is diminishing and not because of our economic times and yet it is a critical area in an adaptable organisation.  I would like to challenge how we think and manage our personal and professional development to get a workforce that truly engage and value...

By Karen Waite on June 26, 2022
fiona-savage's picture

Is a company an organic entity, i.e. a dog, or a mechanical device like a clock?

HR have developed too many tools and polices, rather like the hand book to repair a machine when a part malfunctions.  But an organisation is not a mechanical device, rather it is an...

By Fiona Savage on June 26, 2022
heidi-de-wolf's picture

Those who stop learning day-to-day, stop growing. The curve of continuous change is too steep not to direct your own learning. If you struggle to keep up-to-date, make time to COLLABORATE!

By Heidi De Wolf on June 25, 2022
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As the public sector slowly recovers and re-assesses its purpose as ‘public enablers’ rather than ‘public servants’ (In Shape for Success, June 2009), there is a real need to look more carefully at how to encourage organisations to place more value on informal learning...

By Heidi De Wolf on June 25, 2022
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How to spot early or late adopter? Early and late adopters can only be convinced by evidence of something working elsewhere.

How to spot an innovator? Someone who is happy to experiment and take the risk of failing in order to find a better quality result.

How do people grow...

By Heidi De Wolf on June 25, 2022

Today, all organizations are under constant stress to reduce costs and maintain profitability. One of the casualties is the training budgets to train your employees. 

What might we do to continually improve the learning and development activities of the employees without much budgetary suppport? 

  1. Free Training: As a team,
  2. ...
By Mukesh Gupta on June 24, 2022

This is not a statement about Education.Which we would not need.

It is an attempt to shoot for a double-click or triple-click : convince every HR pro to pay attention at (aligned) individuals in order to (seriously) manage competencies, with precised grids and definitions is making the assessment task easier. ...

Neuroscience, can tell us about how people learn and change behaviour. Key elements are: 

good mood, good sleep and mild stress, or flow. This should be the principles against which all pogrammes are designed for greater learning and retention.

The science also shows that to change people need to create...

By Jan Hills on June 23, 2022