PHARMAGEDDON – Houston we have a problem!


Posted by Prashanie Dharmadasa - Global Engagement Lead | HR transformation, Skills gap
Posted on May 8th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Dark clouds descend on the horizon…rogue comets pass though the earth’s asteroid belt pelting space debris like fireballs from the sky and a Texas sized asteroid marking our imminent extinction  – its only a matter of time! Read full post

Ochre House – Practising what we preach

Posted by Simon Lythgoe, Head of Marketing | HR transformation
Posted on April 29th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Last year the market produced some new fascinating learnings – in and around our world of talent and how firms tackle ‘collaboration’.
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Sing if you’re glad to be Gay? Or Gen Y?


Posted by Jon Hull, Head of Resouring, ElectroComponents | Future talent, HR transformation
Posted on March 12th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

More interrogations on diversity in the workplace.

This song was the rallying cry for the youth and ‘rainbow’ movement in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It was born out of anger and frustration at the way men and women with different sexual preferences were marginalised and attacked. In the 70s and 80s god forbid that you should have different tastes, ideas or preferences to the mainstream. (And we attacked the communist regimes…)
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Wake up and smell the coffee


Posted by Helena Parry - Market Development Director | HR Network, HR transformation
Posted on September 21st, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Every year Ochre House stages its flagship symposium of key thinkers in HR at the clubhouse of the world famous Wentworth golf club. So while club members spend a carefree day strolling the fairways in the sunshine, some of the most ambitious heads of HR in EMEA sit inside wrestling with the ever growing challenges their profession is facing. If nothing else you’ve got to admire their resolve and their communal ability to resist temptation.
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There is nowhere that HR transformation is more prevalent than EMEA right now and HR are still grappling with an extremely complex region where making Talent and resourcing programmes work both culturally and commercially is a big challenge. The blue print that everyone seemed to want to search for 3-4 years ago simply doesn’t exist, but what we are seeing in some of the best cases are dynamic talent programmes that bring common processes and still account for local, diverse needs – all aligned directly to the business strategy. So is this complexity why European transformation programmes are taking so long? Yes and no.
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