I recently stumbled across an article on ‘The HR Grapevine’ that made the bold statement: ‘37% of HR professionals take 15 minutes or less for lunch per day and almost 17% take no lunch break at all’. The survey found that HR workers are more likely to spend their lunchtime at their desk than the average worker, with only procurement & supply chain and legal professionals coming higher.
Does this resonate with you?
I recently found myself privileged enough to be able to attend the World Innovation Summit for Health, in Qatar. (www.wish-qatar.org) For those who aren’t aware, this is an annual summit that occurs in Doha, the Qatari capital, with a sole focus on creating a healthier world through Global collaboration.
Like many of you I have always had an eye on my own continuing professional development and given serious thought to what areas of HR/OD I need to expand my horizons with. While my CPD has always been somewhere in the back of my mind, I would be kidding myself (and you) if I were to say that my attention to it was consistent, thorough and ever-present.