Posts tagged HR Director
Why isn't the Head of HR becoming our new CEO?

HR has an unrivalled view across the organisation and regularly deals with serious and complex issues that have an impact at all levels.  Decisions about people are fundamental to the success and wellbeing of an organisation but, despite these qualities, it is usually the accountant, lawyer, salesman, or operations person who lands the top job.

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When did talent management take over HR?

We have been doing some research recently into the HR structures of some of our newer, more technologically savvy businesses and it appears that a subtle but significant change in HR might be taking place. In the past, the senior HR person in any organisation was probably the Group Head or SVP of HR or something similar but we are now seeing the rise of a Head of Talent Management instead. What might be going on?  Is this a permanent change, and what does it mean for the HR profession?

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You put what on your résumé ?!

Make sure your Linkedin profile features a professional photo.  Frolicking on a beach holiday, glamour shots fit only for your boy/girl friend, receiving (what appears to be) a lap dance in the company of your mates, or getting sozzled at a wedding might all make for fun pics, but not for your professional profile and especially not whilst you're hunting for work.

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Great company brand? Wham! Pow! Ouch!

.... I know that companies spend a fortune on packaging, marketing, advertising, securing community goodwill, etc.  It will have taken them either a lot of money, or a lot of time to have achieved credibility for their brand.  And a recruitment "partner" can effect a fantastically negative impact on this, in just seconds and for free.

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Enjoy the Christmas party however...

Certainly the party cannot get out of control.  Like the Christmas event when Sam took full advantage of the free booze to the extent she was carted off in an ambulance after just 2 hours to get her stomach pumped.  Or when police had to break up the fight that ensued between 20 colleagues – for a whole year their management teams had been vying them against each other in “healthy” competition and slanging matches (so it was just a matter of time till that much warring testosterone resulted in fisticuffs)

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Get the best result from an agency interview - part 2

Threatening to phone your father who plays golf with the company CEO won’t get you back into the hiring process.  Neither will a direct approach to the employer – they’re relying on the counsel of their recruiting partner for a reason.

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