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Jill Miller (CIPD) talked about the challenge of the world of the future, with an ageing workforce (with four generations working side-by-side), with many people with increasing caring responsibilities (for both children and elderly relatives), with changing workplace, and increasing availability of technology. CIPD are looking at what kind of
Dawn Smedley (O.C. Tanner) opened by telling us how much appreciation matters. When we tell people what they do, it elevates everything (engagement, great work, culture, results, innovation, talent). We watched a video exploring what might happen if we stopped telling our loved ones that we love them and replace
Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE (Manchester Business School) opened the conference by looking at how much absenteeism and presenteeism costs the UK economy (with presenteeism costing about double what absenteeism costs). During the recession, everything worsened (incident of illness increased and engagement decreased, and hours of work increased). 10% of
Jane Hart (C4LPT), chaired by Gill White (CIPD) Jane talked about how we need a different organisational culture to view learning not as just training courses, but to think much more widely. Successful social learning takes place where there is motivation (people want to learn with and from
Nick Shackleton-Jones (PA Consulting), chaired by David D’Souza (CIPD) Nick opened up with a very interactive exercise, with some synchronised banana munching. It certainly makes a big change from loads of detailed powerpoint slides! The point? It is something that we will remember for a long time, and
Dominique Borg (Arup), Peter Sheppard (Ericsson), chaired by Laura Overton (Towards Maturity). Arup have, in the last 3 years, totally transformed the way they do learning. Through the formation of Arup University, they’ve combined a number of fragmented areas such as L&D and Information Management into one combined
It is all too easy to judge people who aren’t like us, and frustrations with people who are competitive is just one of many examples. Rather than get frustrated with people who aren’t like us, we can gain a lot by valuing them.
On the 27th March 2013, I sat in a bar in Manchester with Damiana Casile, anxiously waiting to see if anybody else would turn up for the very first #connectingHRmcr (Connecting HR Manchester) and nervous about whether they would enjoy it. A few months earlier, Dami and I had sat
As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Rachel Dunscombe of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. The interview has lots of insights into how Rachel succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience
As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Marion Page of AstraZeneca, especially about her full 34 Gallup StrengthsFinder report. The interview has lots of insights into how Marion succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, resilience, and what it is like to go beyond knowing your ‘top 5’ strengths.
In this Ignite Talk (exactly 5 minutes long, with 20 slides which advance automatically every 15 seconds) I talk about how one size does not fit all, and how we need to stop peddling successes secrets and help people figure out their own True Strength.