Coffee Break: Productivity, beanbag chairs & communicating in a crisis

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We're a bit late getting your HR round-up done this week - we got a bit overexcited in the lead up to the long weekend and this fell by the wayside...

So, a few days later than usual, here is your weekly list of news, opinion and interesting blogs from across the HR world.

Let us know what you've enjoyed reading this week in the comments below!

Focus on performance

- The mystery of the UK's productivity crisis (The Guardian)

- Feels like work: How to improve your personal productivity (Simon Terry blog)

- Developing the human resource (Caleb Bagwell, LinkedIn)

Human HR

Improving communication

- Thoughts on BHS and how to communicate in a crisis (All Things IC)

- 10 principles of organizational culture (Strategy + Business)

- You can never empower people, but you must engage them (Inc)

Where is your talent?

- Ad agencies need young talent. Cue the beanbag chairs (New York Times)

- Hiring is so competitive in Silicon valley that one startup is hiring entire teams at once (Business Insider)

- The jobs of the future are yet to be written (Talent Culture)

Beanbag chair

Community and beyond

Why I applied for #ConnectingHRAfrica (Donna Hewitson)

- The future of work is 5 billion customers looking for a good job (TechCrunch)

- 11 lessons we learned at DisruptHR Vancouver (Rise)

About Shonette Laffy

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Deputy Editor for HRZone and TrainingZone. Always keen to hear your thoughts on our sites and content - come and say hello on my HRZone blog or on one of our social media channels.

I'm also a Twitter addict, keen cheese muncher and rum snob.

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