HR Blogging

Welcome to my blog. I hope you find something of interest here: as with many bloggers I use my blog to offer thoughts on stuff as and when they occur to me in the hope that they’ll resonate with someone. As an HR person they do tend to be about HR and management issues – but not exclusively! I hope you enjoy what I have to say. Or at least find it thought-provoking. Or disagree violently with it…. If you do any of those please do comment here on the blog or on Twitter.

If you want to read something a bit longer, how about checking out a book on the role of social media at work, co-written with the awesome Gemma Dale, available from Amazon here.

Tim and Gem Book promo

Here are links to my varied blogs with the most recent first:

Facilitating learning

#CIPD16 Blogs Homepage

When teamwork doesn’t work – August 2016

The destructive brotherhood – August 2016

What’s in it for me? – June 2016

The L&D Connect Unconference – February 2016

HR Director Blog: Social Media in HR: Leader, Laggard or Conscript?

CLC Conference 2015

#CIPD15 Blogs Homepage

HR: A Practical Guide

Learning enjoyment

Producing the Goods

Maternal Instinct?

HR Director Blog: Fifty Ways (or Managing Redundancy for Humans)

The Larsen Effect

No Time for Smugness

What’s the capital of human?

CIPD Member profile video

The art of the lunch break

Perceiving our Paths (Part of the Advent Blogs series)

#CIPD14 Blogs Homepage

HR Director Blog: Greater Expectations? Let’s rethink Graduate recruitment

Social HR

Street Wisdom

A video interview: Social HR

HR Director Blog: Driving Performance

HR Director Blog: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

A Fleeting Impact

How far will your baby steps take you?

CIPD L&D Show 2014 Blog Homepage


HR Director Blog: The Bill & Ted Principle

HR Director Blog: The Best Policies Are Honest

Customer and Practice

HR Director Blog: Safety In Numbers

Making an Ass

HR Director Blog: Don’t Eat That Marshmallow (Yet)

Can we have a word please?

Guest blog for the CIPD: Techno Techno Techno Techno

08 2013 in the rear view mirror

07 Dipping strawberries

06 Social Media is…

05 Pros & Conferences

04 Porridge With Bacon

03 Lost Where I Belong

02 People Make the World Go Round

01 Starting at the end

In case you’re thinking “yeah, but who the hell are you?” (and why wouldn’t you be?), you can find my LinkedIn profile here and follow me on Twitter here.



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