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Haven't commented here for some time but this article by Alec Levenson at the University of South California made me so cross I had to comment somewhere (and there's no commenting on the article link).

"The argument employee engagement
causes performance – makes intuitive sense yet
does not necessarily hold empirically. The easiest
way to make most employees happy is to keep their
compensation the same and cut their responsibilities
in half. However, doing so would completely
destroy profits. Thus employee engagement does
not always “cause” improved organizational performance."

It's just about the most ridiculous piece of pseudo academic babble I've ever read.  I mean no one ever argues that recruiting great people   reduces organisational performance because recruiting double the number people that is needed would destroy profits.

Why does engagement seem to attract such idiotic commentary?  Grrrr.
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You really had no other option. Cheers Rich.
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The increasing importance of (social) networking skills in business leadership...
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People Management has been writing about Glassdor (beware!)  Even more important for me is the history of Qinetiqette - see http://strategic-hcm.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/qinetiqette-qits-can-it-be-true.html
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No comments on this here but I've had a few emails - here's the updated story:

1.   I'm not sure what has happened to the Qinetiqette blog but some interesting events did happen recently.

One of the recent Qinetiqette posts by the author of the blog indicated that the domain names 'qinetiqette.com' and 'qinetiqette.co.uk' had been registered. Somebody else did a bit of digging around and it appears that the domain names may have been registered in the name of a QinetiQ employee who happened to work in the IT department.

A bit of digging around also revealed that QinetiQ had applied for the trademarks 'QinetiQette' and 'QINETIQETTE' with the Intellectual Property Office in the UK (www.ipo.gov.uk) on the 29th November 2012. It appears that was granted on the 1st March 2013. Search for UK00002644004.

I suspect that QinetiQ have contacted the blog author and told him that his blog name is now infringing a QinetiQ trademark, which is why it may have closed.


2.   The company placed a trademark on the name 'qinetiqette' and forced the site to shut down. The author was understandably a bit annoyed at this, so it's back online at http://qqmismanagement.wordpress.com/.

As well as keeping you posted, I wanted to say thanks for publicising the issue. There are a lot of unhappy staff here, and since the union was derecognised people haven't had much of a way to influence how QinetiQ is run. Airing grievances publicly might just make Leo Quinn try to preserve his reputation when applying for his next job, and make him work a bit harder on employee welfare in the short term.


3.   Qinetiqette themselves wrote:

It hasn't gone - it's just changed its name, and the whole content is now at qqmismanagement.wordpress.com.  It was moved as
Qinetiq decided to steal the trademark "Qinetiqette" and register it, and use the trademark to put pressure onto Wordpress to close it down.

I should point out that Qinetiq did not have a winning case.  I just decided to make it easy on Wordpress by changing the name.

So, please continue to enjoy the posts, and especially the comments (which are the most important part), at the new address.


More recently, http://qqmismanagement.wordpress.com/ has also been deleted.  There is http://qinetiqettex.wordpress.com/ but that looks like it might be a fake and isn't being maintained.  So it looks as if Qinetiq have won this one, and I've been deprived of my favourite read!


The moral for other companies is still to avoid all this malarkey and 1. treat employees well, 2. give them a voice internally.  They they won't feel the need to set up a [insert corporate name here] blog like Qinetiqette.
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And a third post in my mini series on HR measurement: CIPD / IASB (also relevant to SHRM / HRPA discussions) - HR and Financial Reporting: Why the Value of Talent CAN'T appear on the Balance Sheet!
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Nelson Mandela and the importance of asking 'what's in it for us?'
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My post on the CIPD's Social Media and HR conference today, and new report on Social Technologies and Social Business - and why it's not (or shouldn't be) punk HR!  Thoughts?
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And a follow-up on the CIPD's Valuing Your Talent report proposing a new focus on external reporting of HR measurements
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I am a consultant, researcher, writer and speaker focusing on strategic human capital management, HR 2.0 and management 2.0.

I help organisations gain competitive advantage through the creation of human and social capital supported by effective leadership, HR and management practices, OD interventions, and the use of web 2.0 / social media tools etc.

I have worked for 20 years in Engineering, IT, change management and HR (including as an HR Director).

I am based in the UK but I have a global focus to my role and I spend a lot of time in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

I work with business leaders, HR departments and others to raise the level of their ambition to have more impact in their businesses. This often involves developing innovative, value creating people, team and organisation management / development strategies. I also design and implement strategic people management programmes, for example in talent management and organisation development.

And I help increase value in individual HR processes and technologies eg performance management, the use of social media etc.

I also help business leaders and HR teams develop their own strategic capabilities.

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