Archive for the ‘Human Resources’ category

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 […]

Why is change so hard?

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February 2nd, 2017

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It’s not like we never change, it’s something we do almost daily. If there are road works on our way to work, we find an alternative route. If the supermarket moves where it puts our favourite items, we don’t just stand there waiting for them to put them back, we explore, ask around, or choose […]

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 […]

Exploring the future of HR

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December 8th, 2015

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Earlier this week, over eggs and bacon, I enjoyed a lively discussion on the future of HR with HR magazine Publisher (and Roffey Park Trustee) Sian Harrington and Editor Katie Jacobs. We considered the future of business and how this ‘macro’ environment will affect the ‘micro’ – the HR function. Predicted economic trends are likely […]