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Time for a re-examination of HR?

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April 25th, 2018

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Over the last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to connect with various HR Leaders, on our own open programme and at a People Directors network meeting. As always these leaders are passionate about their organisations and the people who work there. As always they are grappling with complex and strategic issues, whilst ensuring their […]

HR and the future of work – will HR have a role to play?

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July 3rd, 2017

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Last week I had an opportunity to debate “Who is the People Director of the Future” (www.peopledirector.org) with a group of HR leaders from a variety of private and public sector companies, many of which are household names. Although I am an advocate for the often-maligned HR function, I found it was quite easy to […]

HR and the future of work – don’t forget the fundamentals

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January 26th, 2017

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The new year has brought the usual round of predictions about the future of the world of work, and the implications for people functions . It has also brought headlines that suggest such a world is no longer in the distant future, but is starting to be reality now e.g. “worlds largest hedge fund to […]

HR and the future of work

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November 18th, 2016

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Last week Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD, opened the CIPD’s annual conference in Manchester by arguing that HR professionals “have the opportunity to not only shape the future world of work, but also to ensure that the future of work is human.” I’m sure all HR professionals would agree with his sentiment, when faced […]

How can organisations take a holiday?

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October 3rd, 2016

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For those of us who holidayed in August, our break may seem like a distant memory now the weather is chillier and the leaves are starting to turn. But our bodies may still be benefiting – a recent study (1) of healthy adult women on a 6-day holiday at a meditation retreat compared blood samples […]