Are employees really at the heart of the business?


This weeks’ HR Hour on Twitter was certainly an interesting one!

The first question this week was “we often hear ‘people are our most important asset’ and similar statements. But is that essence really true in todays workplace?”. As you can imagine, this caused quite a discussion.

People should be the most important asset but it often gets forgotten, it is usually centred around the objectives/results with little regard on how they are achieved. A lot of people agreed with this, but the general consensus was that we generally need to be better with people related stuff.

@CIProjectsUK said “Organisations that live & breathe this ethos are the ones striving in today’s world – it’s all about people! You can launch whatever marketing campaign, implement whatever “efficient” process or introduce a shiny system – but without happy & valued people you have nothing”.

It is easy to state that employees are a company’s greatest asset but we have all witnessed, and continue to witness companies that claim to have their people at the heart of their business, but in reality do not actually treat their employees well. To actually practice what you preach, is easier said than done.

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The HR Elf on the Shelf – Day 5!

I hope you’re enjoying our little elf-less challenges!

Task five – When you get home tonight, turn off the technology and have a conversation with your spouse/partner/loved one or have a conversation with a friend or relative, really listen to them

Taking some time out from technology to really listen to people is essential for our relationships and wellbeing.

If you enjoy this task, then do check out Digitox, a book by Mark Ellis (no relation!) to see the real benefits of taking time out


The HR Elf on the Shelf – Day 4!

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s task and had a lovely weekend! I’ve loved hearing what you are getting up to and having a lot of fun along the way so do keep them coming!

Task four – start a conversation with someone new

Don’t forget to share the task online via Twitter #HRElfOnTheShelf and Linked In and I look forward to hearing who you connected with today!

The HR Elf on the Shelf – Day 3!

I hope you all had a good catch up with your nearest and dearest yesterday!

Today’s task is a bit of time out, just for you…

Task three – Create a playlist of your favourite songs to make you smile through the week ahead

Don’t forget to share the task online via Twitter #HRElfOnTheShelf and on Linked In.

The HR Elf on the Shelf – Day 2!

It’s the weekend, but there are still ways in which we can spread joy to those dearest to us, our families.

Task two – Call a loved one you may not have spoken to in a while

Don’t forget to share the task online via Twitter #HRElfOnTheShelf and on Linked In.