Monday, 22 February 2016

Three Years of Gloria

3 years and 400000 readers, even from Brunei and Denmark

It has been 3 years since I began this blog in order to spread my HR thought leadership worldwide, "from an HR perspective"In the course of these three years, I have learnt a lot.

·       I always thought Brunei was spelt with an A; to be honest I did not even know it existed!
·       I thought it was a self-evident truth that having a fat monthly salary is better than a series of gigs; it appears times are changing.
·       I thought that we all agreed that a "slogan a day means HR's here to stay." Notice-no use of big data in this post.
·       And I always thought that abolishing performance evaluation was akin to the Roman Catholic Church abandoning the Vatican, Judaism allowing everyone to eat whatever they want, and/or England replacing English with a more tribal language like Russian, Danish, Chinese or Yoruba.
 As my Dad Pierre Elliot used to say, "live and learn".
اذا عرف السبب، بطل العجب

From the feedback that I receive, I do observe that people are catching on to what I say, from an "HR perspective".

·       Fear as an agile engagement tool is still in a part of the "great leader toolbox".
·       The ladies of HR are focused on business, data, analytics and organizing People Day on a quarterly basis.
·       Diversity means compliance, a few handicapped people at the switchboard, and allowing for some accented English in ze verk place.
·       Downsizing remains a core competency, best executed by Skype or text message, under the White American auspices of Ms. Cynthia Axe.
This coming year, I will reach the half million readers mark. Many of my readers speak English as a first language! So I must be doing something right.
And one small word of advice, if you want to enter HR, learn to text quickly as a Machiavellian transactional platform.

Thanks to all my readers, large and small.

ps-A word from the author. Gloria is a work of love. I do this just for the fun of it, and to prevent getting an ulcer.

C’est cela l’amour, tout donner, tout sacrifier sans espoir de retour.
That is love, to give away everything, to sacrifice everything, without the slightest desire to get anything in return.

Albert Camus