Expert interview: Internal and external motivation explained

Simon Kilpatrick is a business psychologist and motivation expert. Today, he answers my questions about the difference between internal and external motivation.

January 23, 2017
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How to convince your CEO when you work in HR

Most HR professionals have difficulty being taken seriously. And that’s why their ideas often get shot down by their CEO. So we are looking at some of the ways HR can put together a more compelling case, so that your board listens to your ideas.

October 9, 2019
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What salary should you pay to make employees happy?

Creating a happy workforce is a delicate balancing act. But while money can’t buy happiness, you cannot pretend that an employee’s salary has zero impact on their happiness. So what salary should you pay to make employees happy?

June 26, 2019
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Should employees have fun at work?

Should employees have fun at work? Employees learn better, communicate better, and work harder, when having fun.

May 30, 2018
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Equity theory: Helping your employees feel more fairly paid

Equity theory (Adams, 1965) is all about whether or not employees feel they are being paid fairly. An employee who feels they are paid less may try to ‘reclaim’ what they are ‘owed’, by showing up late – or even stealing!

November 29, 2017
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How to handle the pains of holiday management

There are three big holiday management challenges for HR. Holiday entitlements, "holiday wars", and holiday approval disputes. Here's how to handle them.

October 18, 2017
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HR skills for now and the future

Once upon a time, HR was a very technical role. Today, it involves more strategic input and people management. But what future HR skills will we need to stay relevant and help our company grow?

September 20, 2017
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