I am delighted, if somewhat bemused, to find myself on Kris Dunn’s HR Blog Power Rankings.
Delighted – because it is, of course, an honour to be recognised, especially by someone who knows what he’s talking about.
Bemused, because there are plenty of blogs up there which I would put more squarely in the HR space than this one, like the estimable Jon Ingham‘s, and systematicHR and KnowHR Blog and – well, you get the idea.
Check out the list on HR Capitalist, it makes a good read.
So what is this blog about, if not HR?
It is about pieces of HR – in particular about talent management, measuring human capital, deploying competency frameworks and implementing learning and development.
But it’s also about government policy. In particular I shall be following the new team in place at DIUS (the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) with interest, now that the cabinet reshuffle is long gone and the summer recess over.
In Europe, I will be following with a keen eye on the vendor-led e-skills Industry Leadership Board and other skills initiatives which could provide vital infrastructure or be a waste of tax-payers’ money.
In short, this blog is about doing my bit to ensure that people are able to fulfil their potential, profitably, at work.
And, yes, I guess that is what HR should be about.