Tag Archives: HR

Fit for work

The other day, a very senior PR practitioner in Uganda asked me a very good question. Why was it, he asked, that in a column about Marketing, I frequently strayed away from hardcore issues like branding. Why talk about HR … Continue reading

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Bridging another divide

Econsultancy’s latest report ‘The future of HR in the digital age’, finds that HR teams in many global organisations are repositioning themselves to be more customer centric. Making sure the actions they take in hiring, retaining and developing human capital are aligned … Continue reading

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Make training purposeful.

I’m often surprised by how much irrelevant training goes on in East Africa. I don’t mean lacking in general value. I have no doubt that people need to be taught customer service; qualified on specific technology; or given management training. … Continue reading

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False economies

I’m sure you all know what a false economy is, but it’s often good to start with a definition. Wikipedia says:’ A false economy is an action that saves money at the beginning but which, over a longer period of … Continue reading

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The Brave New World of work

Business owners and senior management teams often ask me ‘what’s wrong with our people?’ They cite poor timekeeping, growing complaints about terms of service, and a lack of company loyalty. Not surprisingly, the leaders who make the most effort feel … Continue reading

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Onboarding. Not induction.

During January this column has focused on the issues we create when we try to introduce new employees to the workforce and control their behaviour. We’ve explored how little time and effort goes in to welcoming the new hire you’ve … Continue reading

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Rethink your employee handbook

As many of you know, after years of building brands for external audiences, I have now turned my attention to what happens inside companies. To re-engineer company cultures so that employees are able to help to deliver the brand promise. … Continue reading

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Employer Branding

Last week we began a conversation about Employer Branding. Employer Branding is the current HR buzzword for being able to describe why you work for a particular organisation. We defined it as the summation of the value your business offers … Continue reading

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Limited Companies limit brand value

Employees must be able talk the brand Have you noticed how few people are able to say, simply and memorably, whom they work for and what they do? I was in a series of public workshops last week, facilitating discussions … Continue reading

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