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The answer?…………..Human Capital

Instead of representing Human Capital as shepherds of a resource that the business calls upon when needed, it's time for HR practitioners to start thinking and promoting ourselves as being responsible for the wealth of the business. This is the … Continue reading »

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When did we become “touchy feely”?

Following the demise of old-fashioned Industrial Relations, psychology took over from negotiation skills as the key to successful “human resource management”. No-one lays claim to inventing the title, and some claim it was used as far back as the 1960’s, … Continue reading »

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Do men die for medals?

It could be argued that successful management is about getting a group of people to achieve a task that as individuals they would be unable to do. The ultimate expression of this might well be considered to be in the … Continue reading »

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Was people management invented by the CIPD?

Mankind has progressed through the ages by harnessing the strength of the collective, and whilst we can be fairly certain that Alexander the Great didn’t use the term Human Resources to describe his soldiers or employ an HR Director to … Continue reading »

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Where to for Human Resources?

There is a growing body of criticism being directed at those of us who work in “Human Resources”.    This is not a new phenomenon, for decades there has been confusion over exactly who is responsible for people management within an … Continue reading »

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