Must read articles 31/01/18

Each week our team create a selection of articles we have enjoyed, covering all aspects of HR, Talent and the impact of technology on work

Articles of the week

1. A Blueprint for Building a Collaborative Startup Culture

Creating a collaborative startup culture starts from the top, and is heavily influenced by the early decisions you make when a startup is scaling. Developing a culture that rewards innovation and disagreement and empowers its employees should be the goal.

2. Interview is the HR Director of Nike

The team at CultureAmp speak to Grant Baker, HR Director – Pacific at Nike,  about what he likes about working in HR and he says “the people.” While he quickly admits this is perhaps not the most illuminating answer, it does reveal his passion for championing the workforce.

“What is really going to make or break an organization? It’s the people and how they perform. HR is such a huge influencer in ensuring that leaders give their people the best opportunity to perform,” says Grant. “You’re at the pointy end of influencing the most important part of any organization, its workforce.”

3. Size Isn’t Everything: How Small HR Teams Make A Big Impact

Small HR teams face big challenges. Earlier this week, Namely and HR Open Source hosted a panel of experts and found that size isn’t necessarily everything. Led by Ambrosia Vertesi, VP of People at Duo Security and Co-Founder of HR Open Source, the discussion featured industry veterans including Kara Chambers, VP of People Insights at The Motley Fool, Maia Josebachvili, VP of Marketing/Strategy at Greenhouse, and Nick Sanchez, Chief People Officer at Namely.

4. Event –  People Geekup by Skyscanner, Culture Amp & GroHappy
On the 14th March our friends at CultureAmp and GroHappy are hosting an breakfast on people development, in association with Skyscanner. Will be a great event to attend.


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