Agile HR is a broad topic and can be a bit overwhelming at first. So, can it be broken down into a series of more manageable elements? The answer is yes. It's handy to think of Agile HR as having eight fundamental principles; changing mindset, being human-centric, co-creating a great employee experience, taking an evidence-based approach to decision making, ending 'one-size-fits-all', big bang implementations and finally, Agile leadership and transformation. Let’s explore each element further to understand what they mean and how they can help your HR team and the broader organisation.Read More
At countless HR events, I heard ‘the world of work is transforming, and HR needs to change’. However, something was missing from discussions - how to do it. The drivers for change were listed, and everything wrong with traditional HR, such as overly complicated processes and lack of focus on people experience. Repeatedly participants left events worried about their future and what to do next. So, I decided to start Agile HR Meetups. What are they about and how can you get involved?Read More
The adoption of Agile by the Human Resources (HR) profession has recently exploded as a topic.
As organisations across the globe strive to become more responsive, customer-centric, digitalised and collaborative, HR needs to not only redesign its processes and systems to support Agile but in many cases actively lead the associated organisational-wide transformation. The take-up of Agile by HR is also intrinsically linked to an intense focus on the employee experience, and a heightened awareness that to attract great people, it’s vital to create a great place to work or even contribute to the broader community in which they live.Read More
It’s been several years now since I first discovered the power of Agile and the potential this mindset has for innovating the Human Resources (HR) profession. In this time, I've shared the Agile HR journey with a wide variety of HR teams, ranging from traditional banks and multinational corporates to cutting edge tech innovators. Drawing on this experience, here's why I think HR needs to go Agile.Read More
Recently, I caught up with Melissa Sabella, CEO at The Honeycomb Works, to explore ideas linked to Agile people development and learning. Melissa and crew created their Honeycomb™ to break skills development into manageable but meaningful pieces and to show relationships without imposing a strict linear path.Read More
Recently, I interviewed Tom Marsden, CEO at Saberr, who is on a mission to make HR more evidence-based. Saberr specialises in the use of data and technology to discover the inner secrets of teams and what makes people work well together.
With teams constituting a fundamental component of the future of work and how organisations are transforming, I took the opportunity to explore this topic further with Tom.Read More
As we prepare to say goodbye to 2016 I met up with Tom Haak from the HR Trend Institute in Amsterdam to explore the hot topics shaping the world of work and the role of HR.Read More
Following two Meetups in London and one in Amsterdam, Agile HR is becoming a bit of a movement. What started as a coffee with a mate is now a growing community of passionate people keen to save HR from itself!Read More
Join Natal in her first vlog!
Every couple of weeks Natal discusses a topic related to Agile HR and the Future of Work.
This week, it's why Human Resources gets a bad rap and how Agile HR can help change this.Read More
Heard about Agile HR yet unsure what it means or how to get started?
In this instalment, Part Two, I offer three easy ways to start Agile HR in your team or organisation. It also contains an invite to join the Agile HR community. Last month’s blog, Part One, covered Agile HR fundamentals and how it helps innovate your practice.Read More
Human Resources (HR) is at an exciting crossroads. As technology drives an ever increasing need for speed and agility, the world of work is shifting. To remain relevant, HR is being asked to evolve. By embracing Agile HR and evolving our mindset, I’m confident HR can find the answers to many of the challenges we currently face.Read More
Have you seen a photo of me on social media this month picking up rubbish? Want to know why? Here is my story.Read More
Ashton Kutcher wants dads to be able to change their baby’s nappies on the fly. His rallying cry is garnering support on social media and is great example of what modern day feminism is all about.
It’s a joint struggle. A struggle that serves a common goal for both men and women. The need for more men volunteering at the school canteen is not mutually exclusive to the call for more women on executive boards. For every female called ‘bossy’ in the workplace, there is a male chastised by his mates for being a ‘girl’ when he sheds a tear.
Modern feminism is a fight against the patriarchal stereotypes restricting all our lives, no matter what sex, and most importantly it’s about fixing alternate sides of the same problem.Read More
Recently, I found relief and a refreshing take on why people like me reject the notion of positive thinking. The answer is an alternative route where critical thought, and developing a type of negative capability and defensive pessimism, has the potential to lead to a more fulfilling, and indeed happy, life!Read More
It is not every day that I get excited about performance management.
Though after years of eye rolling and apathy at the mere mention of the word appraisal, the times they are a changin’…Read More