231 — Should we defund HR?

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Does your HR team add value to your organisation? Has HR spend spiralled out of control? Does HR's willingness to become the mouthpiece of bad news let leaders off the hook?

In this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Laurie Ruettimann - host of the Punk Rock HR podcast - joins Ross G and Owen to discuss.

Show notes

We're trying something new! Join us on Clubhouse this Thursday, February 11, at 3pm, if you want to share your thoughts on this topic: joinclubhouse.com/event/P96q3g2e

For more from us, including access to our back catalogue of podcasts, visit emeraldworks.com. There, you'll also find details of our award winning performance support toolkit, our off-the-shelf e-learning, and our custom work.

You can find out more about Laurie, her podcast and her book, at: laurieruettimann.com. She also discusses defunding HR on YouTube (youtube.com/watch?v=c43dvTLYbYo) and how this idea relates to 'defund the police' in episode 121 of her podcast (laurieruettimann.com/punkrockhr-121/).

In What I Learned This Week, Owen spoke about employee engagement. The CIPD's report 'Employee Engagement: Definitions, measures and outcomes' is available at: cipd.co.uk/Images/employee-engagement-discussion-report_tcm18-89598.pdf. And the article from Forbes was 'In Defense of Unmotivated Workers', online at: forbes.com/sites/tomaspremuzic/2021/01/19/in-defense-of-unmotivated-workers/?sh=7436e0ea21a3.

Ross discussed a worrying trend in reviews of scented candles: washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/01/covid-scented-candle-reviews/

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