HR & Recruitment Blog
Kim Scott`s Radical Candor is an excellent new approach on Leadership. Here is my review on Kim Scott`s book.
Please note - this video is in German. Last week I had the pleasure to speak at the BPM`s Future of HR event in Cologne, Germany. BPM is the German Association of HR Managers. The focus of my key note was how HR will excel in the future.
The reality today changes more dynamically than ever before. Significant changes can be seen in the area of politics and economy. Markets change abruptly and technological progress is so quick that the solutions from yesterday may not be valid today.
On the surface skill shortage and graduate unemployment make no sense. Major companies aren`t able to access enough talent and attribute significant budgets to graduate hiring strategies. On the flip side, graduates, often with top grades, struggle to start their careers successfully.
There is a lot at stake in performance conversations: money, career and relationships. Both parties realize that if done well, the outcome can be an engaging and productive working relationship. If done wrong, a working relationship that is undermined by bad vibes and negative energy.
Diversity and inclusion has a become a major topic, although there is a large gap between those organisations who champion D&I management and those who are just doing the basics. This gap is widening, especially in industries relying heavily on high skilled staff, D&I becomes business critical.
It is that time of the year again. Managers in most organizations take a moment with each team member to look back at the previous year and prepare for the next. In any case, it is both an important opportunity not to be missed and a risk to be managed especially as typically men review women.
At the end of 2015 I talked about the lack of new thinking and trends within the HR community. Since then 2016 saw a new trend emerge in the form of disruptive HR. The year itself has been disruptive throwing several big global events at us such as Brexit and the rise of the Donald.
We are well in the digital age and most of us are still reviewing candidates based on traditional CVs. More recently there has been an increase in publications around using a digital footprint instead of CVs. So is it all just a bit of a hype or a game changer?
Speaking to many Learning & Development professionals I find it very interesting that many work with very cutting edge interventions but very little are actually looking at the return on investment. Why is that and what is a simple solution to measuring ROI of such inventions?
Last summer I got hooked into flying power kites and naturally started with smaller two line kites. I wouldn`t be a guy if size wouldn`t matter and hence I had to get a larger kite. Lucky I was, a friend of mine had a Beamer HQ4 power kite to spare. See my review here.
Time is passing fast and week two is already done. Very clearly, moving from London to Amsterdam is not for the weather. Take standard London weather and times the rate of change by two, add wind (lots of it) and you have the Amsterdam standard.
Unbelievable, I just had my first full week living in the Netherlands, after 10 years in London. Speaking to strangers all the time, being chased in the gym by a computer and seeing everybody naked! Continental European lifestyle here I am.
I still remember when I moved to the UK one of the biggest challenges was to open a bank account as you need utility bills to prove your address which you cant option without a bank account. So I was wondering how difficult it would be to open a bank account in the Netherlands.
Without a BSN number (burgerservicenummer) or citizen service number you are nothing in the Netherlands. You won`t get a mobile phone contract, bank account nor can you get healthcare and so on. How you get one and some side types on pitfalls when renting an apartment.
Kory and I are very proud gay Dads of two lovely boys. We created our family in the UK and now live in the Netherlands. This is our story around the adoption process, the support of social workers and most importantly thoughts on life as gay dads.
Having moved to the Netherlands I had to get a bicycle. I was cycling to work for many years in London on my fast 21 gear road bike