Our team has extensive experience from both working in major companies and consulting to them. Our aim is to harness and distill that capability into approaches and techniques to help clients address people challenges speedily and affordably. Our “Resource Archive” below provides both insight to our approach and philosophy and hopefully helpful advice and all in one place!


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One of my first employers paid the fees and related travel, for a half day and evening at a local college, for me to acquire additional business education. Internal career opportunities were always posted but there was often a nudge…

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We are still learning about the new demands placed upon organizations by hybrid working. Insights on changing employee behaviour and its impact on the business can no longer be considered from just the perspective of the office. Some recent observations……….

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Ever wondered whether the spate of recent articles questioning the productivity of hybrid working (NYT), or reporting on improved workplace attendance (WSJ) is aimed at fending off a commercial real estate collapse and maybe the next banking crisis? Cush­man &…

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Financial crises have a way of spurring companies to refocus their long-term executive incentives (LTI) perhaps in recognition that the imperative is to retain talent to work through the reversal.   Coincident new regulatory initiatives often stimulate this interest for example…

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Many companies chose Labor Day to lean on workers about when and how often they have to return to the office. Emboldened by economic trends including several major employers announcing plans to shed workers, and notwithstanding low unemployment. Apple after…

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Published Articles

Sustainable workforce, Re-inventing HR, HR consulting, Small Business Management Consulting

For HR to be a meaningful contributor to business strategy, it will have to evolve. Currently, the function appears to be content with waning influence, as it bears the burden of increasing compliance and process; and the longer it submits,…

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Mobility Management, Expatriate Management, Global Talent Management

Mobile employees are often used by organizations to effect international growth, to be headquarters’ “mind and management”, to transfer culture and values and conduct technical troubleshooting. However, companies have traditionally failed to invest in their mobile employees to the same…

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Executive Pay in Mining Companies, Executive Compensation in Mining Companies, Executive Compensation, Executive Incentives, Stock Options for Mining Executives

We provide compensation advice to the mining industry and during the downturn we were encouraging clients not to undertake comparisons of pay with their peers in the industry. What would be the point? They were likely to discover that compensation…

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pay and culture, values, employee engagement

This blog is co-authored with Anna Abgaryan a consultant at The Human Well who advises clients on effective pay systems in multiple industries. Reward programs should support business strategy right? But how many organizations have we seen stray from this…

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Millennials, Millennials ad Pay, Culture and values

For those who have been away there is a significant change taking place in the workforce that you may have missed. A generational transition is underway introducing new values to the workplace creating a seismic shift in culture and the…

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