What happens when you feel so sad at work that you want to cry, yet you don’t? Or you are verbally abused by a client, get angry but still smile and listen? Or you find something outrageously funny during a stakeholder meeting but stifle your laughter to maintain the expected decorum? It’s all emotional labour! Find out about this super power you possess in my latest article! Continue reading Emotional Labour: Managing your Emotions for a Wage
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin It’s generally agreed [in so far as social scientists can agree on phenomena] that the first five years of a childhood are fundamental for development; be it physical, mental, or emotional. Interestingly, UNICEF reports that only 6% of children in Zambia under 5 are enrolled in a preschool. … Continue reading Mentoring: What H.R can learn from Epic Adventures.
Ever wondered why firstborns are ‘bossy’ and last borns are … “special.” I took it a bit further and asked, could this change how we practice H.R? Continue reading Should Management Positions be Reserved for Firstborns?: Birth order and it’s effects in HR.
Ulrich and Brockbank (2005) delineate five key roles for the Human Resource Expert; Employee Advocate Human Capital Developer Strategic Partner Functional Expert HR Leader My concern for this particular article is the role of Employee Advocate, otherwise referred to as Employee Champion. This in its most basic form entails keeping open communication channels with employees, ensuring that they have their say in matters that affect … Continue reading The role of the ‘Employee Champion’ in Stress Management.