The HR Headmistress' blog

Nigella Lawson: Sex and Drugs and Turkey Roll?

23rd December 2013

It comes as something of a disappointment that Britain’s favourite domestic goddess, Nigella Lawson, has feet of clay. They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. I’m not so sure; her career may not be over but it will...

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Keeping Suppliers Sweet

20th December 2013

Yesterday a number of my suppliers came for a sumptuous afternoon tea at our offices. Not all – some work at a considerable distance - but I try to get as many of them together as I can so we have a personal face-to-face chat at least once...

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Battling with Employment Tribunals

18th December 2013

In the course of our wanderings through the Looking Glass world of HR we meet some brilliant people who a) make sense of it; b) give good advice and c) have a sense of humour and thus keep us sane. My favourite employment solicitor and blog guest...

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Staffing Worries

16th December 2013

Over the last six months I have had to get involved in a good deal of recruitment one way or another. It is clear that good quality candidates are generally pretty rare. A recent study shows 85% of HR executives state the single greatest...

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The Cheek of it!

13th December 2013

Chutzpah. There are many words to describe its meaning. Call it cheek, gall, gumption, a go-getter attitude, initiative-taking, leadership, bold or brave – these roughly sum up one of the most important workplace qualities. Many...

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