Tag Archives: John Nicholson

Alison Denton joins our team!

We are delighted to announce that Alison Denton has joined The Ghost Partnership as a Commercial Partner. Alison will head up our Coaching practice and be actively involved in our Organisation Development, Leadership and M&A offerings. Alison says, “I am … Continue reading »

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From Fragile to Agile

I attended a Human Resources conference recently, the main theme of which was Employee Engagement, and was struck by the number of speakers who spoke of a desire to create resilience in their workforce. The second thing that struck me … Continue reading »

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Suarez: Talent vs Values

Luis Suarez the Liverpool striker bit an opponent on the arm in Sunday’s encounter with Chelsea. He apologized immediately afterwards, Liverpool FC has fined him and the FA has banned him for ten games. On Monday the Club’s Managing Director, … Continue reading »

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Human capital number 1 in the top 10

CEO Challenge 2013, a survey of CEOs globally by The Conference Board identifies what Chief executives see as their top challenges this year. At number 1, up from 2 last year is Human Capital (hopefully used in the correct context). … Continue reading »

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WARNING: Some employee engagement rhetoric may contain horse-sh*t

I guess it was inevitable. As the employee engagement movement gathers momentum and more jump on the band-wagon without fully appreciating the implications, we start to see all kinds of nonsense in the name of engagement. Games, events, fun activities … Continue reading »

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Engagement in the news

HR Network Magazine this month features an interview with Alan Crozier talking about employee engagement. In it he describes ‘engagement’ as a philosophy rather than a strategy; and significantly that it is a systemic issue rather than a tactical intervention. … Continue reading »

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Why would employees buy in to this Mr Osborne?

Is the Chancellor really that far out of touch? The Government has opened a consultation on its proposed "employee-owner" status, designed to "give businesses greater choice about the contracts they can offer individuals", while ensuring that "appropriate levels of protection" … Continue reading »

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5 ways to improve performance management – Part 5

Over the last week or so, I’ve highlighted some key ways in which companies can improve performance management. I hope they’ve made you pause and think about how effective or otherwise your own arrangements are. My final tip in my … Continue reading »

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5 ways to improve performance management – Part 4

Over recent posts I’ve summarised ways to help improve performance management, including aligning your outcomes to business performance, checking your results are consistent and rewarding performance.  Here is number 4 of my 5 ways to improve performance management. Deal with … Continue reading »

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5 ways to improve performance management – Part 3

Last week I provided a couple of ways to improve performance management that are not widely used by companies. My third way to improve performance management is much more common. Reward performance This isn’t new. Many organisations (particularly those in … Continue reading »

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