What an incredible year 2018 has been!
Career wise, it has been very hectic but productive and I am thankful for the experiences that the year gave me.
I am also grateful for all of the support, lovely comments and wonderful connections that I have made. I am looking forward to much of this in 2019!
Continue reading “2018, you were awesome. 2019, bring it on!”
We’ve polished off our Easter eggs and now it’s time to get some work done, that includes spring cleaning; so why not spring clean your social media?
This month’s read I cannot recommend highly enough; this book really helped me get into the swing of things on Twitter and has enabled me to make a positive contribution especially in places like HR Hour and Future Leaders. Samantha is incredibly talented and has a natural flair for making Twitter an engaging space full of development opportunity. In this book she shares her tips to help you get what you want out of Twitter and truly make an impact, no matter how big or small your aspirations may be.
With a positive profile being a desirable HR quality, now is the perfect time to get started and whilst the book may focus upon people starting their own businesses, this may certainly help those starting their own business but it can also benefit those who want to start a blog, take that next career step, or simply have a social media presence; this book has something for everyone.
It’s important to remember that investing in your personal profile is investing in yourself, so I hope you enjoy this month’s read and hope it helps you to develop yourselves further.
Forget resolutions, make 2018 the year to achieve your goals!
The mince pies have been eaten and the parties have wound down. This is the time of year that many people sit down and write a list of resolutions to achieve by this time next year, only to be left disheartened a few weeks later; but not this year.
This year, I have decided to tear up those resolutions and break that negative cycle by doing something meaningful. As a HR professional, continuous development is really important and a priority, so I have set myself a goal to complete my level 7 Diploma in HR Management including the two exams which are set for May and September.
Continue reading “A new year brings new opportunities #ICSRealStories”
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!
It’s 1st December and many of us will be dusting off those Christmas jumpers or finding a new way to decorate the office with those old decorations!
Right now, all over the world, parents are scratching their heads to think of new and inventive ways to reintroduce their Elf on the Shelf for their little ones. The purpose of the elf is quite simple; he causes mischief deliberately to encourage children to be on their best behaviour before Santa visits at Christmas. It’s a bit of fun and helps generate excitement leading up to the big day.
But it’s not all fun and games for the parents; there is a committed requirement for creativity, hard work and most of all effort, so what is in it for the adults I hear you cry?! It is simply to see the joy of their children faces (and for them to go to bed on time!).
Spreading joy this time of year can be difficult, so I have given HR Acts of Kindness a festive makeover for advent, for no other reason but to spread joy to all the HR folk from far and wide!
Continue reading “The HR Elf on the Shelf!”
Today is day one of the 70th CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition or ACE for short which is taking place in the beautiful city of Manchester. Here is a brief summary of what we can expect from his years’ conference and don’t forget, you can follow all the activity in real time via Twitter!
Continue reading “#CIPDACE17 Embracing The New World of Work”
Wow, where did those two years go?
This post is short and sweet but filled with nothing but gratitude.
I could never have imagined the opportunities I’ve been offered, connections I have made and support that I have received as a result of creating this little blog.
Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t all been plain sailing, there has been a fair share of clouds, but there has always been that silver lining and for that I am truly grateful.
On reflection, the highlights for me have been my appearance in People Management magazine, being part of the Blog Squad at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in 2016, a feature in the CIPD’s “The Power of One” campaign and my ultimate achievement to date; HR Acts of Kindness. It would not have been possible without this blog.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my followers, colleagues, friends and family who have supported me over the past couple of years; I wouldn’t be at this stage of my journey without you.
Here’s to the next two years, now let’s cut the cake!