The HR Headmistress' blog

HR in the Time of Coronavirus

11th March 2020

I sometimes think that life imitates art, with a few tweaks. Not long ago I was reading Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, so I have swiped a version of the title for this blog. Coronavirus isn’t cholera of...

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Music at Work

4th March 2020

A couple of weeks ago I was at a carnival in the south of Spain watching the drummers who were leading the procession. The music they produced was fantastically powerful, and everyone - drummers and spectators – were jigging round to the...

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Ten Ideas for Team Outings

19th February 2020

Team building is about helping your team develop into a unified group. It is an opportunity to gather your people in one place and give them a reason to interact with each other in a non-work way. At this very dull, dreary – not to mention...

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Problems, Not Complaints

5th February 2020

The “don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions” approach to management can cause employees to feel anxious, breed a culture of intimidation, and prevent some problems from surfacing until they’re full-blown crises.

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Keeping the Team Motivated Through the Depths of Winter

29th January 2020

January and February are horrible months. The excitement of Christmas is over. Bills are still looming. The days are dark, cold and or wet. For some people the greyness means that seasonal effective disorder threatens. It feels as if life becomes...

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