HR is so important to businesses, and I think that’s why I love working in the field so much.
By definition, HR puts people first, but that can often be taken for granted. So, spurred on by International HR Day, I’m sharing some articles and other bits I’ve come across recently that have made me proud to work with so many wonderful HR professionals. Oh, and there’s a little bit about my next webinar in here too.
What a great title for an article. In this one Shane O’Brien, HR Manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise in UK and Ireland talks about their companies response to the pandemic.
Not only are the HR team supporting the business leaders’ priorities in developing health campaigns for their employees, but they’re also very much supporting individuals and teams through this tough time. A picture we very often see in HR teams!
Last week I attended HR Unconference, #truNewcastle. Jen Tait from Rise Learning group was one of the panellists and she gave some fantastic advice on digital onboarding during the pandemic.
Rise have been helping their clients to put digital onboarding processes in place so that new starters feel just as welcome as they would in person.
And some more good news – on the back of the successful onboarding session Jen hosted for me earlier this year, she’s back! This time Jen will be sharing her expertise on onboarding during the pandemic, including digital onboarding strategies.
I really enjoyed reading this one as it highlighted the importance of looking after the HR team while they’re busy looking after everyone else. If you work in HR you’ll know it’s something of a constant struggle.
In this article Dylan Loughlin, Director of HR & Employment Law Advice company Copacetic Business Solutions, discusses how they’re navigating the balance between advising clients on HR issues, whilst supporting their own team’s health and wellbeing. There are some nice ideas for fun team activities in there too.
Cathy Donnelly is Senior Director – Talent, for Liberty IT in Belfast. The company has chosen to make ‘putting family first, work second’ their motto whilst they’ve been working from home which I’m sure a lot of other parents will resonate with!
What really interested me about what Cathy said is the fact that they’ve really made an effort to turn this situation into an opportunity. They’ve been trying new ways of working online – including recruitment and onboarding.
After the most recent government announcement, I spoke to HR Consultant Maxine Henry from The People Place HR to get her thoughts on getting staff back to work post-lockdown.
Maxine very kindly penned this guest blog for me, and while things are very much still ‘up in the air’ for a lot of people, I hope you’ll agree that Maxine’s insights are helpful. Thanks for sharing your expertise!
I’ll be doing more of these round-up blogs, sharing HR advice and tips that I’ve found useful (and hope you will too!) so keep your eyes peeled.