For those un-Christmassy folk already at a low ebb, something on the horizon to drag you through into the New Year.
It's the HR Directors Summit 2017, being held in Birmingham over two days starting 31st January. This year's theme ? "Building Intelligent Organisations - Creating Meaning, Guiding Strategy, Boosting Prosperity". Blimey, they should be running the country, eh ?
BBC HR Director Valerie Hughes D'Aeth has carved a few precious hours from her diary to present on the topic "HR Transformation - The People Function of The Future".
"Does your HR function still deliver the people capabilities you need to stay competitive? As organisations transform to remain competitive – the HR function must also take stock to ensure they are continuing to help the business achieve its strategic objectives for performance and growth.
Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth, BBC HR Director will share her experience in BBC’s current re-organisation and transformation. She will discuss what strategic considerations you need to make when re-designing your HR function to make it fit for the future. And what impact will this have on your team and the wider organisation ?"
Look Val, I don't mean to be difficult about this, but could you come back when you've sorted re-grading, Band 11 issues, diversity, UPA allowances, bullying, nightshift payments, non-competitive recruitment, late night and early morning transport, and few other intractable BBC chestnuts ? Then perhaps we can talk about transformation.