HR Management Dimensions

A Responsible Approach to HR Management

[Updated 15/02/24]

Causeway about to be covered by incoming tide
Incoming tide covering a causeway

Have you stood near a causeway and seen drivers ignore the incoming tide and take a chance at getting across?  I have witnessed similar behaviour in hr managers – watching the consequences when an earlier intervention would have prevented issues and taken account of the current and future context.

As a general manager, frankly, I found hr managers to be of little help because,

when considering issues and options a customer and commercial focus were barely present; employment law was used as an excuse to put off tackling issues.”

Jim Harrington

I decided to move into hr management, not as an idealist, but to demonstrate that effective hr advice should be on:

the real issues;
the current and future context of your organisation;
minimising risks;
not using employment law as an excuse to avoid tackling key issues.

Senior roles in general management and HR management had exposed me to difficult and complex issues in several sectors. Those experiences were enhanced by my professional qualifications, degree in law and specialist training in employee relations and exposure to live issues. Clients and collegues tell me that I have a different, welcome way of advising on hr management issues and managing people from different disciplines which included: technical, medical, logistics, hospitality, manufacturing and in hr management and organisational consultancy. 

HR Advice Should be Focused but not Risk Averse

We help you to identify the real causes and related issues that should be addressed to move forward. At the same time, the following should be kept in mind:

  • your current and future context;
  • recognise the key risks and how to minimise and tackle those effectively;
  • helping you and managers to be confident in determining appropriate ways forward and;
  • taking the first steps on the preferred way.

You can also read my experience profile on Linkedin via this link.

Quick Reference

Stop! If you want to just check a fact on employment rights without trawling sites on the internet, check out Key HR Facts site on a summary of the various employment rights for both managers and employees.

View Key HR Facts

If you want to discuss issues in more detail then contact us to see how we advise and support if appropriate.

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[Updated 25/11/2022]