A year in people – the end

So that's it; it's the end of December 2019 (well, actually January 2020) and my year in people project is finished. When I started, I didn't quite know what I'd end up writing; how many posts I'd be able to do or how it would all go. The only goal I set myself was to... Continue Reading →

A year in people #98 – Andy

Andy and I clicked the first time we met. Well, we must have done, as we met on a Saturday and didn't stop talking for days, in a field somewhere in Surrey in October 2015. He was so interested in me, my life and my thoughts. When someone is so genuinely, actually interested in the... Continue Reading →

A year in people #96 – Jen

Every workplace has a Jen. That person who makes sure the place runs smoothly. Organises stuff, knows where everything is, deals with visitors and parcels and stationery and snacks. They know how everything works and what needs to be done when. They look after everyone. They deal with the things that most people working there... Continue Reading →

A year in people #92 – Coops

December 2016. On the Saturday before Christmas, I'd arranged to meet James at the pub for a couple of afternoon beers before I headed to a carol thing in the park. He was going to be there with his mate Coops, who I'd met briefly once before. I remembered Coops as this fabulously funny, all-round... Continue Reading →

Sliding door moments

Sometimes, when I'm on a flight, I'm reminded of a chick lit book I read once. It was the some standard story of a single woman in her 20's/30's, travelling somewhere and she gets sat next to a hot (also single) guy on the plane. They hit it off, but don't exchange details. He turns... Continue Reading →

A year in people #71 – Sue Scott

Sue started her role as Human Resources Director at Lincolnshire Police in 2005 with a massive bang. The Personnel Department she inherited was tired, outdated and not really fit for purpose, and so Sue invoked a total transformation - implementing the Ulrich model to turn Personnel into Human Resources (for non-HR peeps, the Ulrich model is... Continue Reading →

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