Monday, 1 October 2012

HR Magazine - Performance appraisals - a dirty word?

After gaining my HR journalism award, I wrote my first feature for HR Magazine. Investigating performance appraisals led to some fascinating conversations - I could have written a book about them by the time I'd finished my reseach. You can read the final feature here.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Return to Children & Young People Now

After two years away from the children and youth sector, I am returning to Children & Young People Now magazine as a senior reporter. I will be covering education, early years and youth work for the magazine, as well as child poverty, children's rights, parenting and play.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Winner: Best HR journalist newcomer 2012

I was named Best HR newcomer to journalism 2012 last week, at an awards ceremony held by international HR specialists, Towers Watson.

Unfortunately I was unable to attend the ceremony, but am absolutely thrilled to have my work for Payroll World magazine recognised in this way.

Speaking after the ceremony, Chantal Free, HR Award judge and UK head of rewards, talent and communications at Towers Watson, said: "A special mention should go to the HR Newcomers category which was one of the strongest and most competitively fought awards this year.

The judges all agreed that the quality of entries in this category bodes well for the future of HR journalism.”

I began writing about HR and payroll in December 2010 when I became senior reporter at Payroll World magazine.

Click here for the press release with full details of all the awards and winners.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Sunday Times - Writing from Rio de Janeiro

While in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I came across a new form of tourism - staying in guesthouses located in reputedly dangerous favelas. I decided to put these settings to the test and wrote this review for The Sunday Times travel.

Read the article in full (you'll need a login to get past the paywall)

Monday, 9 January 2012

Reporting from Africa for the New Internationalist

This article highlighted the urgent situation among Sierra Leone's street children. I wrote it while working in the country - the full piece is available here.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Independent on Sunday - Breaking News from Chile

While travelling in South America, I co-wrote this article for the Independent on Sunday after hearing a big story was breaking in one of Chile's most famous national parks. Following the news in the Chilean press and speaking to locals got us to the heart of the story and a different angle from other media outlets.

Read the story in full.