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If HR were a science fiction movie…

Imagine how the HR or People and Culture functions across the employee life cycle would be represented in a science fiction movie. Most of us already think we are in a badly written sci-fi movie with the outbreak of COVID-19. Hats off to all those practitioners who have helped guide their people through a pandemic.

the post covid workplace

The post-COVID workplace – what does it look like and what’s changed?

Once social distancing measures ease, you’ll find yourself returning to a very different workplace. At first, the rapid transition to work from home was a challenge but now the focus for many has shifted to what the workplace will be like post COVID. Some will experience roster working hours and days, continuous social distancing will

Which Companies Will be the Ones to Triumph following Difficult Times

COVID-19 has affected our economy, businesses and our society in so many ways. We were initially in disbelief – is this really happening? Companies are making redundancies and restructuring, businesses are looking at ways to try to sustain their profit and ride through these difficult times, and socially we are experimenting with new ways of

Things are changing

The pandemic we are currently in is like nothing we have seen before. It’s a terrible crisis, but it also presents an opportunity to change the way we do things and change the way we think. This is an uncertain time and people are looking for clarity, communication and confidence that things are going to

Is This The End Of Loyalty Cards?

I noticed something the other day when our team returned to working from the office. The café in our building has always offered loyalty cards to its patrons and I noticed over the first few days back, no one was using their loyalty cards when ordering coffees. I asked the guys behind the counter about

The Last Dance – COVID-19 version

The last few months have brought a lot of change to my every day life. I never thought that things could change so dramatically within a day. Monday was a day like any other. I would go to work, have face to face interviews, lunch with my colleagues and go to my soccer training. On

Optimum Advice Episode 3 – HR Metrics

We are continuing our ‘Optimum Versus Bad Advice’ series with one of Jason’s favourite topics – HR Metrics. Everyone in business these days will be familiar with the expression ‘what gets measured gets done’. But does that mean that things that aren’t measured don’t get done? And if we assume that we can’t measure everything,

Connectivity in the Virtual Workplace

We all know the world of work is changing. There is so much noise about what jobs will be taken by Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and the future of work. Globalisation and Technology have been spruiked as major game changes in the talent space for a while now and I still believe these factors to

Optimum Advice Episode 2 – Balance Your Team

We are continuing our Optimum Advice vlog series, and in today’s second episode we look at whether ‘hiring for culture-fit’ is good advice in an age where diversity is so important. In doing so, we will offer up a slightly better way of looking at this topic – balancing your team – as a strategy