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People Not Paperclips

Putting the human back into Human Resources

Kath Howard

The way HR is working isn’t working. Research suggests that people are unhappier at work than ever. We’ve spent decades chasing silver bullets in HR, but there is another way.

People Not Paperclips draws on the fields of OD, psychology and cultural change to put the ‘human’ back into Human Resources.

Size: 216 × 140 × 398 mm / 8.5 × 5.5 × 15.68 in240 PagesISBN: 9781788601337
Publication: February 20, 2020


Available for preorder: this book will be shipped on its publication date of February 20, 2020

  • £14.99

The way HR is working isn’t working. A global epidemic of workplace unhappiness, poor engagement and high churn shows that our well-intended HR interventions just aren’t cutting it.

 So, how can we put the ‘human’ back into Human Resources? Combining her own research with 20 years’ experience of leading OD and cultural change, Kath Howard encourages HR leaders to think big and to think personal. Accessible and compelling, People Not Paperclips is a refreshing blend of practical insights, stories, and tools that will help you create an environment in which your people can do their best work. It explores how we can attract, recruit, develop and support our people with heart, and why this really matters.

People Not Paperclips positions HR professionals at the forefront of cultural change bringing humanity back into the workplace.

·      Combines expertise in OD and Psychology with interviews with business and HR leaders

·      An accessible and practical guide for HR leaders to build a workable OD plan for their business

A practical toolkit for creating people-centred HR services, processes, and practices, with accompanying online materials

Kath Howard is a Change Agent, HR Leader, Occupational Psychologist, Facilitator, Coach and Organisation Development Consultant who believes the way HR is working isn’t working. She founded HeartSparks, an OD and HR consultancy, with the purpose of bringing greater humanity into the workplace. With a background in employee engagement and talent development, her unique combination of insights from Occupational Psychology and Organisation Development allows her to bring about holistic, sustainable change for a wide range of clients including major brands and government departments.

Format: Paperback

Size: 216 × 140 × 398 mm / 8.5 × 5.5 × 15.68 in

240 Pages

ISBN: 9781788601337

Publication: February 20, 2020

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