Thinkers Tavern – #cipdace17

I’m at the Thinkers Tavern being held in Manchester on 8th November 2017, hosted by writer and broadcaster Matthew Sweet, discussing professional citizenship. On stage, we have a panel comprising: Katerina Rudiger, Chief Community Officer, CIPD Anna Kyprianou, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Middlesex University Inji Duducu, People Director – Reward

A Fair and Inclusive Digital World that Works for Everyone – #CIPDACE17

My live blog of the opening keynote at CIPD Annual Conference 2017 by Baroness Martha Lane Fox – @marthalanefox Martha started her working life in a small strategy consulting company focused on media and telecoms, and witnessed the increasing impact of the internet as it emerged. One of Martha’s first

HR – a seat on the board (Alliance MBS & CIPD Manchester: HR Issues Forum)

My notes from a joint Alliance MBS/CIPD Manchester HR Issues Forum about HR’s quest for a seat at the Board table

NHS Digital Academy launch and panel discussion

My summary of the key points (and a curation of the tweets) from the launch of the NHS Digital Academy at NHS Expo 2017

Claire Haigh – True Strength Podcast – Episode 11

 As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Claire Haigh. The interview has lots of insights into how Claire succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience.

Dear HR

(A poem that I wrote for a CIPD Merseyside and North Cheshire branch event): Dear HR,   It is great to be with you tonight but I need to start with a confession…. You know those people Peter Cheese talks about who ended up in the profession…?   My degree

#cipdLDshow – Building Trust in Leadership

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey (university of Bath):   If you have high levels of trust in an organisation, then you are much more likely to have people engaged in change and happy to operate in conditions of uncertainty. Examples: VW and Philip Green – an incident can erode trust in an

#cipdLDshow – Learning and the future of the professions

Daniel Susskind – @danielsusskind – co-Author of ‘The future of the professions’   Futures Daniel Susskind co-authored ’The future of the professions’ which interviewed 100 people across 8 professions to try to make sense of the future of work. They identified two possible futures: a more productive version of what

#cipdLDshow – How to enable networked and reciprocal learning at work

Professor Chris Oswick & Dr Santi Furnari (City University London)   There are three fundamental networking styles: Takers (very transaction and only help others when it meets their own needs) Givers (see first the benefits to others) Matchers (who balance both giving and taking) Givers can be both the highest

#cipdLDshow – Moving from appraisals to coaching and continuous feedback

Chris Britton & Francine Larkin (both L&D Managers, River Island): Francine starts by polling the room to get an idea of where people are up to with their approaches to performance appraisals. It looks like 95% of people are still using ‘traditional’ approaches, 5% have done something different, and around

Looking forward to #socialHRmcr – CIPD Manchester Unconference & AGM 2017

On 3rd May 2017, a load of us will be gathering together to spend the day together for the CIPD Manchester Unconference & AGM and I wanted to share some thoughts on what I’m excited about and what worries me.   I’m excited about the 5-minute Ignite talks that kick

#CIPDTSA – CIPD Taking Social Action

It was an inspiring day at the CIPD TSA (Taking Social Action) conference today; I’m a big fan of ‘doing well by doing good’ and there are some messages that came across loud and clear to me through all the sessions today:   Volunteering/doing good can take many forms; it

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