A quick #PunkHR jam – what’s HR ever done for you?

Posted: May 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

So this is the quickest I think I’ve ever blogged.  And it’s a bit of a tribute blog.  A tribute to the marvellous work that Amanda Sterling and Tash Pieterse do on the #nzlead hashtag on Twitter and accompanying WordPress blog site.

Keeping it punk this is a quick  4 x 3 minute jam session of top of the head lyrics mixed with the usual 3 chords…

Jam 1) What do you find most valuable for the development of the HR profession (in NZ or the UK)?

For me, the most valuable aspects for the development of the HR profession is an attitude to development which is built around a “holy trinity” develop for ME; US & THEM.  A balance across the 3 is the most valuable answering these questions:

  • What will the development do for me?
  • How would my development drive/support my professional field?
  • What will be the impact of my development on the place/people I work with/for?

Jam 2) What do you find most valuable for your HR professional development?

Easy one:

  • peer learning (in person and online);
  • regular and insightful flow of research form professional bodies and business journals;
  • experience; and
  • all mixed with formal conferences; events and seminars.

Jam 3) What does NZ’s professional body do really well?

I’ll answer this one with what I feel the CIPD has done for me.

  • Belonging and Credibility;
  • Insight and Professional Standards;
  • Ambition and Courage
  • Safety and Humility;
  • Dialogue and Support

Most of all it’s the progress CIPD has made to open up; listen; change; challenge; be challenged; drive; empathise; lobby and provoke.

Jam4 ) What would you like to see more of from NZ’s professional body?

Your professional body has to be obvious (highly communicative and everywhere), credible (strong, robust and recognised) and dynamic (responsive, adaptive and future-proofed).

Like Punk bands, professional bodies have to be ahead of their crowd and push boundaries else they become easy listening pop muzak which will help people move up. And down whilst they’re in the elevators…

Don’t let your professional body become lift music…keep it gigging..!

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  1. […] Perry Timms (@PerryTimms) provided some further suggestions and pretty much summed up the spirit of the chat (even though it was written before hand) here. […]

  2. […] Perry Timms has also offered up his thoughts on the HRINZ situation in a great little post entitled A quick #PunkHR jam – what’s HR ever done for you?UPDATE 6 (Tuesday 14 May 2013): ‘Business as usual’ has no place in modern HR, says […]

  3. […] Perry Timms (@PerryTimms) provided some further suggestions and pretty much summed up the spirit of the chat (even though it was written before hand) here. […]

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