HR department of one? Here’s how to make a difference

It’s lonely to be in a one-person department. It’s even worse to be a one-person Human Resources department – partially because of the less-than-flattering perception of HR, and also because there’s simply too many HR-related tasks for one person to handle. Both...

5 things that HR doesn’t have time for

There’s only so many hours in a day. And there’s even fewer working hours… in theory. But for a lot of HR professionals, the sheer quantity of ‘jobs to be done’ means that the work day can go on, and on, and on… long after everyone else has logged off. That’s because,...

How (and why) to choose people analytics software

We live in a data-driven era. That’s because we know we’ve already got a lot of the answers, it’s just a matter of interpreting existing information. But if you’re a people leader, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed – or even sceptical – about analysing your...

How to be a people leader (whatever your title)

Anyone can be a boss, but not every boss is a leader.  Being in charge, having a special parking spot, or badge, power to fire people, or even an enviable salary – those things don’t make you a leader. So whether you’re a line manager, team lead, managing...

Follow the leaders: successful strategies for employee retention

Like any relationship breakdown, it’s too late to fix things once they’re out the door. But when you ask “why?!” – thinking it’s for the sake of closure – you’re also gaining insights that will help your next partnership be more successful, and last...