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Appreciation

  Yesterday, my husband and I attended a friend’s son’s Bar Mitzvah. Neither of us had been to a Bar Mitzvah before so we did not really know what to expect. Thankfully our friend’s wife reassured us beforehand that everyone … Continue reading

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Improving Engagement

This week I was proud to accept the Best Employers Eastern Region, Most Improved award on behalf of Hundred Houses Society. This recognises our “phenomenal” (their words) improvement in employee engagement since 2016. The award is based on results from … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2016

I think many of us would agree that 2016 has been quite an odd year. Mine was no exception so I wanted to take the time to capture what I have learnt. This has been a year for me when I have … Continue reading

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Shaving Update

After extolling the virtues of double edged (DE) safety razors a while back I though it was time to give an update on how my new skill is developing. I’m still very much committed to using a DE razor and … Continue reading

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Human Capital

The thinking behind this post began a few weeks ago when someone referred to one of their colleagues as an Human Resources (HR) Advisor. Whilst I understood the sentiment behind this job title, that the majority of HR management should … Continue reading

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Acceptance

This week has been simply amazing and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by it still. However I want to start collecting together some of my reflections so that I don’t lose them. I was privileged to attend the Stonewall Leadership … Continue reading

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Not all Surpluses are bad!

As a finance professional working in social housing, I have watched with some dismay and increasing irritation the media fuelled witch hunt about the increasing surpluses that some housing associations are publishing in their statutory financial statements. As any accountant … Continue reading

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A matter of choice?

So some UKIP councillor has suggested that gay men be shot to encourage other homosexuals to ‘decide’ to be straight. And so the ongoing “nurture or nature” debate about sexuality continues albeit in a rather inflammatory way. While an increasing proportion of … Continue reading

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Public or Private?

Last week we had our annual conference at work and this year the theme was Diversity. As part of that event we launched our own Human Library and I was privileged to be one of the books in it. This … Continue reading

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Kindly go to sleep

The subject of sleep has occupied my thoughts over the last few weeks. Often between 3:30 and 6:00am! Initially I tried not to worry about it too much, as I have found in previous years that my sleep pattern can … Continue reading

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