Future leader: Shantel Earle, HRBP, SOAS University of London

Shantel Earle, HR business partner at SOAS University of London shares her vision for the future of the HR profession.

New year's resolutions for HR in 2023

What a year it has been. It’s incredible to think that January last year we were breathing a small sigh of relief that the Covid Omicron variant had probably peaked in the UK, and after a massive push...

Employee development trends for 2023

HR is understandably trepidatious about the year ahead. Inflation and the cost-of-living crisis has meant the jobs market has continued to fluctuate.

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Managing the upside-down: lessons from Stranger Things

As a leadership coach and practitioner, it is my privilege to work with leaders and leadership teams of all shapes and sizes. Many are looking for ways to achieve greater performance.

How to be a more humane business leader

Turbulent times demand a great deal from leaders, often at the very time they might be feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and uncertain themselves.

Patagonia: driving purpose with the Earth University

‘Why is our company in business?’ and ‘What can our people do to support that purpose?’ If two questions have followed me during my 20-plus-year career as an HR professional, they are these.

Lessons from the C-suite: Neville Koopowitz, CEO, Vitality UK

The CEO of Vitality talks keeping a start-up mentality and rethinking insurance.

Employee development: share your views for a chance to win £200 Amazon vouchers

HR understands the importance of employee development as one of the main drivers of employee engagement.

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Rolling with the recession: how HR can succeed

The twists and turns of a recession can be unpredictable, yet with the right preparation it’s another chance for HR to show its colours.

How to avoid dependent relationships at work

Do people keep coming back to you with endless questions? Is your to-do list mostly made up of things other people should be doing? Do people rely on you to solve their problems? Perhaps you are in a...

Learning iconography: making the complex, simple and memorable

Fourteen years ago, I went to see Richard Olivier deliver one of his Shakespeare Mythodrama sessions in a small hotel in Edinburgh. My then boss called me the week before and said, “I’ve booked us...

Eight coaching skills every HR leader should master

Good leaders are good coaches. HR leaders are on the frontline of guiding, inspiring and encouraging people to perform and change. By effective coaching of those around them, they become game...