People Management

How can we improve our ability to structure data with Bernard Marr

We conducted a Q&A interview with Bernard Marr, best-selling author and Analytics, KPI and Big Data Guru, in the build-up to his talk at the People Analytics World event.

 

When people think of data, they think of numbers. However, there is plenty of video & photo data out there. How can this data become more structured? How can businesses begin to use this technology?

What can organisations do to overcome resistance to people analytics with David Green

We conducted a Q&A interview with David Green, Global Director of People Analytics Solutions at IBM, in the build-up to his talk at the People Analytics World event.

How can an organisation looking to begin their HR analytics journey actually start from?

Is Artificial Intelligence taking over HR? by Ankita Poddar

When the world began tinkering with artificial intelligence and machine learning, they were hardly a threat. Then Deep Blue and AlphaGo came along. The world began to realize that it is possible that under certain defined situations, AI could be smarter than human beings are. Then AlphaGo Zero came along and nightmares of world dominance re-emerged.

Are You Ready to be the Change You Want to See? by Jacqui Alexander

Previously, I have shared my six principles of delivering change at pace – in this post I focus on the first and perhaps most important principle that ‘All change starts with self’.

Complexity is a Friend, Once You Understand It by Karen Walker

Complexity as the enemy is a popular catch cry.

So what creates complexity in organisations and should strategies that generate complexity be avoided?

Here’s a quick summary of what is typically described as making organisations more complex.

People; more staff, more staff locations, multiple lines of accountability and responsibility, role duplication, diversity of workforce, more relationships with third parties / business partners / vendors.

There's No Such Thing as 'Difficult People' by Vivienne Edgecombe

If you’ve been in the world of change and transformation for very long, you’ve probably, at some point, been on a course about ‘dealing with difficult people’ or ‘managing resistance to change’ (since people who are displaying the symptoms we categorise as resistance, also often get lumped into the ‘difficult’ basket). 

We all have people in our life, whether in a work context or at home, with whom we sometimes feel frustrated or less connected; less able to have a productive and harmonious relationship. 

Shifting Sands – How Leaders Embrace Change

On Tuesday 21 November 2017, Robert Gabriel Mugabe officially resigned as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe. After 37 years in power, the man who became his country’s first democratically elected leader in 1980, stepped down in the wake of a military takeover that has sent shockwaves around the world.

Is 2018 the year of employee experience? by Jeff Wellstead

If you had to create a list of the companies you’d like to work for – how would you go about assessing which ones would be the best fit for you? 

The problem with things like the Best Place to Work surveys is that they tend to look at tick box criteria: how well people are paid, their benefits, training budgets, if they comply with employment legislation etc. What they don’t capture are the more important things that are harder to measure, like whether someone’s work is intrinsically interesting or meaningful.