Thoughts on football and absence…
Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a nice and relaxing time over the holidays and are now ready to have a truly productive 2016. In this first post of the year, I want to look into some of the real life productivity hacks that real people like you and me swear by in order to get things done.
In the article series so far (which started almost a year ago, wow!) we’ve looked at many of the key changes you need to make with regards to how you think and act, but we haven’t spoken very much about tools. In this day and age of constant connectivity, I therefore felt it would be useful to also dedicate a few blog posts to this topic. In this article we will take a closer look at some of the best productivity apps on the market today. Continue reading
The truth is very simple. There is one – and really only one – true productivity killer. That means there is one thing you need to do first in order to become more productive. Read on to find out more. Continue reading
HR systems do not drive effective absence management. FACT! Absence Management in HR systems seems to be a case of just trying to add another feature without any real focus on helping clients attain their goals.
Many companies choose to use their HR system to do as much as possible. Anything from payroll through to talent management. A lot of HR professionals have probably come across this working with their systems on a daily basis. It does a lot of things, but it is often the case of the system being a “jack of all trades, master of none”. Is this really the best possible solution? When it comes to absence management the answer is a resounding “NO!”
In our long running (since January 2015) article series about productivity we have been around a varied range of subjects from the strategic (goal setting) down to the downright practical (how to plan your time). Right from the outset it was envisaged that we would do articles on some of the practical topics, which are corner stones of productivity, such as ensuring you have effective meetings and delegation.
In this bi-weekly installment of our big productivity blog series for 2015, we’re once again taking a practical approach. Or at least it’s practical in the way that a personal trainer is effective when he’s shouting at you to get a move on. In other words, in this article I will be shouting at you stop procrastinating and get on with the things you need to do in order to achieve your goals.
In this latest installment of the Productivity blog series we take a closer look at the planning mindset you have to get into if you want to avoid being roped into doing a lot of unimportant tasks – instead of the ones, which truly matter. Continue reading
To Measure or Not to Measure (Absence) – That is the Question…
Last week the Honeydew Health / Absencehub.com team exhibited at the CIPD HR Software Show at Kensington Olympia in London. Like last year we dressed up as the Usual Suspects of poor attendance – and once again it went down a storm. One of our new activities this year was that we decided to conduct an absence management survey of visitors to our stand about how they manage absence. The results were sobering to say the least! Continue reading