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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 […]

Just the same, and completely different

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August 11th, 2015

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That’s certainly been our experience with a group of HR business partners, Directors and Managers in Beijing last week. They were taking part in our three-day HR Business Partner Skills programme, hosted by HR Excellence Centre from Shanghai. Having worked with many similar groups in the UK and elsewhere in Asia Pacific, we asked about the challenges […]

Hard working people don’t join Unions

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July 16th, 2015

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Love it or hate it the ‘80s seem to be making a come-back. And it’s not just music and fashion. The announcement yesterday of the Trade Union Bill had a whiff of ‘80s nostalgia. The Bill was heralded as upholding the cause of ‘hard-working-people’, the obvious inference being you wouldn’t find ‘hard-working-people’ in a union, […]