Brexit started a lot of things when it was announced over two years ago, and since then it has caused a lot of controversy and divided the nation. Irrespective of your political views on Brexit, one good thing that came out of it was that it inspired HR acts of kindness.
Never could have I anticipated how well received the project would be at a time when surrounded by uncertainty, shock and anger; and as we continue to face challenging times as a whole, may be this project gave some hope through the HR community. Therefore, I wanted to make it a much more permanent feature on my blog and support our profession with one small act of kindness at a time. Every Monday morning, there will be a new HR Act of Kindness challenge set for the week and as always, I’d love to hear your stories by sharing them right here on the blog.
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 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.
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!
It’s 13th November which means that it is World Kindness Day 2017.
Whilst an act of kindness may sound like a great marketing campaign, it is simple to do and absolutely necessary to positively contribute to society given the tragedies we too often see in the world.