London, farewell and cheese…..
It is Friday and I’m writing a post. I never write on a Friday….well almost never. But yesterday was so full and busy that I didn’t have a chance.
Yesterday afternoon was spent at #truLondon where I participated in a track with Laurie Ruettimann on the lack of strategy in Recruitment and HR. We weren’t saying it had to be more strategic…..far from it, the position was that it wasn’t a strategic function to stop pretending it is. How did it go? Mixed I think…the reaction was so-so but seeing as people were still talking about it today then that can only be a good thing. It would have been much easier to stand there and talk about some happy clappy recruitment bollocks and get everyone to go “ohh wow, I’ve seen the future”. But that was never going to happen a) because it is all bollocks and b) because we are not spineless arseholes c) because we are right. If you want to hear an honest appraisal from Laurie then you can check it out here.
Today, I’ve been working like a nut and packing as we head out-of-town for a week away tonight. You’ll hear nothing for me, which is a reason to be cheerful on a Friday afternoon. I’ll be back though, don’t you worry about that.
And that brings me to the last point. On 5 March there will be the first and probably last #HRclubbing event, held at the palace of taste and pleasure that is Club de Fromage and is organised by the wonderful, hugely talented and pint-sized Charlie Duff. It promises to be a night not to remember as you’ll get the chance to see lots of other people, including Mrs HRD (which should be interesting given the whole anonymous thing and her tendency to talk). We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. You can get your tickets here for next to nothing and come and see how badly HR people dance.
It would be great to see some old and new faces there. Until then…..soyez sage mes amis.