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Get to know your peers in the global HR community through our career profile series. Today, we talk to Colin Grethè, HR consultant at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). He shares his career journey, from education to football to wildlife, and why lemurs make him late for work.

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How can we make the work environment enjoyable, energised, inclusive and engaging for all? Gary Brewer, global head of reward & OD at William Grant & Sons Ltd, reflects on what he learnt from attending the Grand Northern Ukulele Festival and how this can be adopted in the world of HR.

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As a working mum of one, Lynne Colgate, interim management partner in Human Resources at Eton Bridge Partners, knows only too well the demands of juggling a career with motherhood. Here, she interviews three senior women HR professionals, all of whom are parents, and asks about the secrets of their success and the advice they would give to those wanting to combine being a mum with a top level role.

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Get to know your peers in the global HR community through our career profile series. Today, we talk to Monika Mruczek, training cluster manager at Hilton Worldwide. She shares the career journey that’s taken here from a job in sales in Edinburgh, through years as a freelancer to her current role. Along the way, she’s become fluent in English, developed hundreds of employees and learnt to love the quirks of the English pub. 

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Ambrosia Humphrey Hootsuite

In today’s rapidly growing digital world, more and more organisations are becoming social. Hootsuite has seen exponential growth over the last three years. The social media company – which has 10 million users worldwide – started as a small team of 20, now has over 700 employees in nine different locations and averages at 10 new hires a week. In this exclusive interview with their VP of talent, Ambrosia Humphrey, tells Sarah Clark how they’re empowering their people and culture with social media, why you don’t need to be a ‘social ninja’ to encourage collaboration, and tips for your recruitment and talent management strategies.

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Recruiters are increasingly turning to social media to research potential candidates – and many aren’t impressed with what they’re finding. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tony Nicholls career profile

Get to know your peers in the global HR community through our career profile series. Today, we talk to Tony Nicholls, founder of White Stone OD. He shares his career journey, from securing a training manager role with no qualifications or experience, to becoming HR director at Capital One and head of development at The Co-operative, to setting up his own organisation development business.

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The Appalachian Trail stretches 2,160 miles or 3,476 kilometres from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt Katahdin in Maine in the USA.

Those who complete the Trail, typically taking 4-6 months and travelling from south to north, are known as thru-hikers and will hike through three seasons and 14 States. About one in four make it all the way. I celebrated my thru-hike as part of an important birthday.

The simplicity of Trail life is reassuring and allows quiet contemplation about people and organisations.

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Jean Martin, executive director at CEB explores what drives people to the top of the corporate ladder and the impact this can have on organisational culture.

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Get to know your peers in the global HR community through our career profile series. Today, we talk to Hayley Tatum, senior vice-president people at Asda Walmart. She discusses a career path that started out in the local pub while still at school, before growing to her current role supporting more than 170,000 people for the UK’s second biggest retailer.

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