A review of 2020 and all that it became.

A review of 2020 and all that it became.

We know that 2020 has been a year like no other.  I launched into 2020, in the very first week of January, with a trip to Sheffield for a tricky grievance investigation (they’re all tricky, but this one was thorny too!). January continued at a pace, with a trip to...
Advent Blog – What if …

Advent Blog – What if …

‘Oh great, they’ve sent me Pollyanna’ said my boss in September 1988.  It wasn’t meant as a compliment.  Pollyanna was a character, played by Hayley Mills in the 1960 film of the same name. In the film, she’s relentlessly cheerful and she plays a game called ‘the glad...
Board of Experts Crunchy Tales

Board of Experts Crunchy Tales

What makes it crunchy? I was recently offered the exciting opportunity to join the Board of Experts for CrunchyTales.com as an adviser. I joined as ‘Leadership Mentor’ and I was selected for this role because of my ‘particular vision and continuous effort in...
The Good Work Plan

The Good Work Plan

Changes that came into force on 6 April 2020 1. Written Statement of Terms  From 6 April 2020, all staff (employees and workers) will be entitled to a written statement of terms on or before the first day of employment. 2. Calculating Holiday Pay  The...
Rise

Rise

I rise early and it dawns on me again. Because there are moments, like sleep, when I forget what is happening all around me.As I write 3 billion people across the world have been told to STAY AT HOME.And as I write, I have a new vocabulary; social distancing,...