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The Toxic Grinch: There's one or more in every workplace

We’ve all observed the person who dampens enthusiasm or spoils our enjoyment of work. These folk, whilst few in number, erode workplace culture and they are something of curse for HR professionals given the distractions they engender and the work they create. In recent days Fairfax media ran an article in their Executive Style column – How to spot a toxic employee before you hire them. All well and good but somehow they keep popping up and are generally well ensconced in the workplace. So, how…See More
Mar 16
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The Toxic Grinch: There's one or more in every workplace

We’ve all observed the person who dampens enthusiasm or spoils our enjoyment of work. These folk, whilst few in number, erode workplace culture and they are something of curse for HR professionals given the distractions they engender and the work they create. In recent days Fairfax media ran an article in their Executive Style column – How to spot a toxic employee before you hire them. All well and good but somehow they keep popping up and are generally well ensconced in the workplace. So, how…See More
Mar 15
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A blog post by wayne faulkner was featured

Sexual harassment in the News at the News - Fox News

  All HR professionals should take note of current media reports on the sexual harassment complaint recently settled at Fox News – USA. The complainant was News anchor Gretchen Carlson. She lodged her complaint against CEO Roger Aisles. Carlson was one of many female News ‘girls’ in the network. Often also referred to as ‘hot’, ‘sexy’ and ‘babes’, these women were part of the image that mandated boobs, bums and pins be all-about and often on screen. You would hope that the ‘girls’ got appointed…See More
Sep 15, 2016
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Sexual harassment in the News at the News - Fox News

  All HR professionals should take note of current media reports on the sexual harassment complaint recently settled at Fox News – USA. The complainant was News anchor Gretchen Carlson. She lodged her complaint against CEO Roger Aisles. Carlson was one of many female News ‘girls’ in the network. Often also referred to as ‘hot’, ‘sexy’ and ‘babes’, these women were part of the image that mandated boobs, bums and pins be all-about and often on screen. You would hope that the ‘girls’ got appointed…See More
Sep 12, 2016
A blog post by wayne faulkner was featured

Help! The Head HR Honcho is Hopeless

 If the Head of HR is a bit ordinary or the function lacks standing, status and influence then send them this: anonymously might be best.In the very best organizations the Head HR honcho:1  Has direct and unfettered access to the CEO 24/72  Sits at the corporate decision making table3 Spends more time with the core business providers/front-end operatives than on email4 Promotes that quality staff selection is more important than breathing5  Takes no bull-shit and gives none6  Engages readily,…See More
Aug 26, 2015
wayne faulkner posted a blog post

Help! The Head HR Honcho is Hopeless

 If the Head of HR is a bit ordinary or the function lacks standing, status and influence then send them this: anonymously might be best.In the very best organizations the Head HR honcho:1  Has direct and unfettered access to the CEO 24/72  Sits at the corporate decision making table3 Spends more time with the core business providers/front-end operatives than on email4 Promotes that quality staff selection is more important than breathing5  Takes no bull-shit and gives none6  Engages readily,…See More
Aug 24, 2015
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Jul 10, 2015
wayne faulkner commented on wayne faulkner's blog post HR ain't what it ought be! 20 fix tips
"Thanks John - which two? I guess 14 might create a giggle. Appreciate your comment wayne - the one who needs to warn others"
Jul 10, 2015
John Reaves Whitaker commented on wayne faulkner's blog post HR ain't what it ought be! 20 fix tips
"great list Wayne! As an added bonus I spit up coffee laughing at at least 2 of them :) - the ugly American, John"
Jul 9, 2015
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Jul 9, 2015
A blog post by wayne faulkner was featured

The Little Red Hen

On Monday I posted HR ain’t what it ought be – 20 fix tipsIn the Blog I implore those in HR to read The Little Red Hen as ‘it’s not a folk tale, it’s a true story’ I then got asked this: “The Little Red Hen.......is your point on this one about working hard to make good things happen without the support of others, and then them wanting to share in the spoils when it all goes well? Is your message to the person reading it that they should not be an unhelpful bystander, and also that they should…See More
Jul 9, 2015
wayne faulkner posted a blog post

The Little Red Hen

On Monday I posted HR ain’t what it ought be – 20 fix tipsIn the Blog I implore those in HR to read The Little Red Hen as ‘it’s not a folk tale, it’s a true story’ I then got asked this: “The Little Red Hen.......is your point on this one about working hard to make good things happen without the support of others, and then them wanting to share in the spoils when it all goes well? Is your message to the person reading it that they should not be an unhelpful bystander, and also that they should…See More
Jul 8, 2015
A blog post by wayne faulkner was featured

HR ain't what it ought be! 20 fix tips

I spent over 40 years in 16 workplaces, much of it in HR and headed up the function in two large human services organisations. I did some casual HR related assignments in another 15 organisations after retiring from full time work.  I learnt a bit in that time but did not fully recognise it; I was too busy.HR ain’t what it ought be!   It needs to lift its game. Yet, you can do something! Here are 20 tips for HR and those that populate it to value-add. Up to it?1 Be more courageous and speak up…See More
Jul 6, 2015
wayne faulkner posted a blog post

HR ain't what it ought be! 20 fix tips

I spent over 40 years in 16 workplaces, much of it in HR and headed up the function in two large human services organisations. I did some casual HR related assignments in another 15 organisations after retiring from full time work.  I learnt a bit in that time but did not fully recognise it; I was too busy.HR ain’t what it ought be!   It needs to lift its game. Yet, you can do something! Here are 20 tips for HR and those that populate it to value-add. Up to it?1 Be more courageous and speak up…See More
Jul 6, 2015
A blog post by wayne faulkner was featured

First couple of days on a new job in HR

When beginning in a new organisation in a HR role that reports to the head of HR ( who I like to call the CPP (Chief People Person) this is what you should expect to be told and asked by the CPP in the first two days:First day: . This is what it is really like to work here.............. . These folk are the movers and shakers in this organisation................... . This is my take on our CEO............... . To be successful in HR here you need to ........... . This is me, this how I operate,…See More
Jun 29, 2015

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What would you like to share about yourself?
Ex HR manager - now largely retired. Has a fascination with the mismanagement of people and has a need to warn others
Finishing up an eBook on leadership - to be published 2017 - Leadership with a 'T'
An App architect developing self assessment tools for employees looking for more from work
Company website/blog
http://www.leadershipwithat.com
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
Leadership, toxic workplaces, people averse behaviour, mismanagement, corporate culture, workplace bullying, HR leadership, empowering the HR function, finding nobility in work
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche

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The Toxic Grinch: There's one or more in every workplace

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 12:00 0 Comments

We’ve all observed the person who dampens enthusiasm or spoils our enjoyment of work. These folk, whilst few in number, erode workplace culture and they are something of curse for HR professionals given the distractions they engender and the work they create. 

In recent days Fairfax media ran an article in their Executive Style column – How to spot a toxic employee before you hire them. All well and good but somehow they keep popping up and are generally well ensconced…

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Sexual harassment in the News at the News - Fox News

Posted on September 12, 2016 at 9:05 0 Comments

 

 All HR professionals should take note of current media reports on the sexual harassment complaint recently settled at Fox News – USA.

 The complainant was News anchor Gretchen Carlson. She lodged her complaint against CEO Roger Aisles. Carlson was one of many female News ‘girls’ in the network. Often also referred to as ‘hot’, ‘sexy’ and ‘babes’, these women were part of the image that mandated boobs, bums and pins be all-about and often on screen. You would hope that…

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Help! The Head HR Honcho is Hopeless

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 10:19 0 Comments

 

If the Head of HR is a bit ordinary or the function lacks standing, status and influence then send them this: anonymously might be best.

In the very best organizations the Head HR honcho:

1  Has direct and unfettered access to the CEO 24/7

2  Sits at the corporate decision making table

3 Spends more time with the core business providers/front-end operatives than on email

4 Promotes that quality staff selection is more important than…

Continue

The Little Red Hen

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 11:21 0 Comments

On Monday I posted HR ain’t what it ought be – 20 fix tips

In the Blog I implore those in HR to read The Little Red Hen as ‘it’s not a folk tale, it’s a true story’

I then got asked this:



“The Little Red Hen.......is your point on this one about working hard to make good things happen without the support of others, and then them wanting to share in the spoils when it all goes well? Is your…

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