ALIGNING HR AND MAKING AN IMPACT
We create and implement talent management strategies that align your people to your business goals. We develop your internal HR capability and provide HR support to deliver the outcomes your business needs.
The workplace is an ecosystem
We believe that culture, leaders and people are inter-dependant, each relying on the others to thrive. Together, they deliver value to customers and the business.
Insourcing is better than outsourcing
We help you develop your internal HR capability, arming you with the right tools and providing ongoing support as part of your team.
EVIDENCE AND EXPERIMENTATION IS THE BEST APPROACH
We combine proven strategies from research with creative ideas to address your business challenges.
SMALL TEAMS CAN ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS
We understand the challenges and opportunities of being a small team with audacious goals. We specialise in working with businesses in growth mode, with teams of 25 to 100.
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Sometimes I feel like the term ‘engagement’ has become so overused in business that we think we know what it means, but when we drill down to it we have different definitions. A bit like ‘communication’ and ‘teamwork! In fact, in a thought piece about engagement Professor Rob Briner said the one thing everyone knows[…]
Employee engagement has been a hot topic in HR for almost 20 years. The principles seem to be common sense – more engaged employees leads more satisfied customers (due to a better customer experience) which leads to greater profits. The Q12 survey is the most well-known team engagement survey after the Gallup organisation was able[…]
The traditional, annual performance review is deeply entrenched into management across the country and around the world, despite its ineffectiveness at encouraging or improving employee performance. You know the typical performance review; where the opening statement is often something like “let’s get this over and done with as quickly as possible”, the majority of time[…]
HR as a business activity started at a time when work was transactional and leadership was ‘command-and-control’. Policies and processes were the order of the day. As a result, the purpose of HR was to ensure compliance with those policies and administer the processes. When problems occurred, HR (or more likely “Personnel”) swung into action,[…]
Since our recent rebrand we’ve been run off our feet and we have a big year ahead aligning culture, managers and teams. We’re looking for current student or grad (HR) to join us: someone that’s enthusiastic and willing to apply their skills wherever they can: Assisting consultants on client projects e.g: reviewing documentation, conducting research[…]
What is your company’s purpose? In work and in life, people generally know what to do, some know how to do it, but few know why they do it. Simon Sinek depicted this as a simple golden circle model in his book Start With Why. He reminded us that we can inspire action in others by focusing on[…]
by Antonia Haythornthwaite, Owner I started Blue Dot HR almost 10 years ago to help business owners manage their people and deal with tricky situations. I knew a lot about HR and not much about marketing – so deciding on a company name was low on my priority list. I named the business Blue Dot[…]