HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 12th December, creating a culture of kindness

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Can you believe that we are actually halfway through HR acts of kindness? It seems that December is passing us by and it is often the case that at this time of year, whilst our intentions are good, kindness can often be overlooked through the chaos.

In short, today is not a challenge or task based one, it is about creating a culture of kindness and how it can make all the difference to the environments that we are exposed to.

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 8th December

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“When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.”

Buddha

Happy Saturday! How did you all get on with yesterday’s challenge? It was pretty thought-provoking for a Friday challenge but it is one that can make a really big difference.

Today is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, this can be a pretty stressful experience for many of us (I have to line shop as my husband gets really overwhelmed when the shops are busy) personally, I enjoy the experience of watching others carefully (and sometimes not so much!) pick out gifts for their loved ones.

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 7th December

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

Dalai Lama

At the recent CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, I travelled home with two other members of the blog squad and I was shocked and saddened to see so many homeless people on the streets of Manchester. We came across a young homeless lady called Megan and she told us that she slept in the car park opposite where she was sat, her story brought me to tears and I’ve still to this day, not stopped thinking about her.

We offered to buy Megan a hot drink, food and anything else that she may have needed; but she politely declined our offers, with my husband being a former driver, he used to travel the country and stop for coffee at McDonalds, as a result he picked up the coffee stickers that are on the side and collected many of them over the past 12 months. I had a handful of these so I gave her every last one and told her to make sure she got herself a hot chocolate or coffee whenever she needed it.

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HR acts of kindness advent calendar; 2nd December

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Welcome back to my blog and happy Sunday to you!

The picture that accompanies this post is simply perfect to sum up a festive Sunday, a good cup of coffee and a good book, how very hygge!

I hope your challenges went well yesterday and that lots of compliments were paid, it is great to make people around you feel good.

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I’m in the 2019 UK Blog Awards!

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Wowsers what a year it has been and with only 6 short weeks left of 2018, for me it is now all about 2019!

I am really excited and privileged to be nominated at the 2019 UK Blog Awards for my humble little HR blog and I couldn’t be more proud; it is all thanks to your support that I am here in the first place so a big thank you to you all.

If you enjoy reading my HR musings, then please do take a moment to nominate me, there are to forms to fill in, you just click the link here and press the vote button, and it is as easy as that!

Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed!