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Agile HR, digital leadership and why ‘compulsory happiness’ is bad for business


Welcome to another one of our Coffee Break round-ups, where we'll be listing our favourite bits of news and opinion from across the HR world.

Let us know what you think of the articles we've shared, and tell us what you've enjoyed reading this week too!


– The death of internal communication roles? (Dillan Shikotra, LinkedIn)

Agile in HR: what you need to know in 5 minutes (Harver)

Scrap your work from home policy (Pam Ross, LinkedIn)

Thinking outside the payroll (Ariadne Associates)

Employment law review 2016 (Gowling WLG)


– How well are your leader-managers coaching? (David Goddin, LinkedIn)

Digital leadership is not an optional part of being a CEO (HBR)

When to call in help from HR (People Development Network)

What I wish I could tell my boss: 'I work because I care, not for money' (The Guardian)


Hidden treasures of internal coaching (Sara Hope, LinkedIn)

– The cult of compulsory happiness is ruining our workplaces (The Guardian)

– What does competitive salary actually mean? (Reed)

What happens when you let employees design their own jobs? (Eremedia)


– How mobile apps are creating new opportunities within HR technology (IT Pro Portal)

How people analytics reinvented employee engagement surveys at Google (Steffen Maier, LinkedIn)

When less is more: make HR 'go away' (Josh Bersin, LinkedIn)

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