Paul Helsby HR
HR Consultant @ PR-HR Solutions Ltd. Writing to share experiences — good and bad — gained from 25+ years in HR


Can ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ and ‘Conspiracies’ Co-Exist

Throughout history, people have believed in various conspiracy theories, such as the alleged ‘alien’ being kept secretly in Roswell, USA, or those who don’t think Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon.

Similarly, there is rarely a period of parliamentary time where some scandal or sleaze occurs, the identification of which…


How to identify a bully before anyone gets too hurt

Hiding? Or Watching?

The first post I wrote for this series was — ‘A Is For Attitude’ — which explained how making a conscious choice to have a positive attitude made you more likely to succeed and had other medical and psychological benefits.


Techniques to identify when your employees aren’t telling the truth

Lying is something that very few people are good at. And most are not. Even when someone gets away with lying, it is more a reflection of the person they are lying to, than their actual skill — if lying can ever be considered a skill — in convincing somebody…


Where is the best place to look to find the answers you need?

Let me start this post with a joke.

A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a lamppost and asks what the drunk has lost. He says he has lost his keys and they both look under the streetlight together. After a few minutes, the policeman asks if…


What to do with the file you hide from others in the bottom of your drawer

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Do you have a ‘special file’ that you keep locked in the bottom drawer of your desk? You know the one I mean. The one you don’t want anyone else to see! Or, more importantly, what lawyers might call ‘potential evidence’.

So, while we are on the subject of ‘evidence’…


What a good place to start

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Some people like to talk about doing things. Others just do things. The difference between those two types of people may be nothing more than having the right’ attitude’. But what a powerful thing this can be.

To gain an incredible understanding of this point, I recommend that you read…


Sometimes the facts are not enough to persuade someone that what you are saying is actually true…even when it is.

Just over four years ago, I was asked by a Company to investigate a large number of grievances, lodged by an employee against several senior managers within the Company, but predominantly against the individual’s boss.

As I started the investigation, I advised the individual that I had never been to…

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