Personal development – time well spent or time wasted?
It was a great privilege for Jon to welcome Dr Kelly Sloan into the #HBR studio during her recent visit to South Africa. With a Bachelors degree from Columbia University, a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an Executive MBA degree from Henley Business School, Dr Sloan has incredible insights into Personal Development that are underpinned by her time managing the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN) at the University of Reading, where they focus on dynamic brain imaging specializing in cognitive neuroscience and computational neurodynamics. This is a fascinating #WhatsTrending conversation you don’t want to miss.
| 2017-08-31 || Dr Kelly Sloan and Jon Foster-Pedley |
A business case for sustainability
After a rigorous and insightful deep dive into what sustainability is with the Dean of Henley Business School Africa, Raldu Nel, CEO of Blank Canvas Int. and Chairman of the African Sustainable Development Association, now joins Gareth Armstrong in studio for this #AskAnExpert feature to discuss the business case for sustainability.
| 2017-08-31 || Jon Foster-Pedley and Raldu Nel |
Team engagement, creating focus, and going global
This fascinating conversation between Dean of Henley Business School, Jon Foster-Pedley, and Dr John Demartini sees questions being asked of the true worth and function of HR, a challenge being put to all of us around how we spend our time, as well as insights into getting the very best out of our teams.
This is a discussion not to be missed, that will leave you with hugely valuable insights, tools, and renewed focus.
| 2017-08-31 || Jon Foster-Pedley, and Dr John Demartini |
Finding meaning at work
“They find the kernel within you, the value you uniquely offer.” says Sameer Rawjee of his time at Google.
Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Business School, spends time with Sameer, now MD of O-School, during this #WhatsTrending conversation to talk through his experiences at Google, and how these have informed the efforts he is now making to deliver on the growing trend towards oneness, employee engagement, and finding meaning at work.
| 2017-08-31 || Jon Foster-Pedley and Sameer Rawjee |
I want to change the music business!
He’s reached the highest heights of the SA music world as an artist and composer, and now Loyiso Bala wants to do more.
During this #WhyMyMBA conversation, Loyiso shares these aspirations with Gareth Armstrong and the competence (and confidence) gap he felt existed that brought him to do his MBA.
Don’t miss this informative and insightful conversation.
| 2017-08-31 || Loyiso Bala and Gareth Armstrong |
The Future of Work with Jacob Morgan
John Beck, Jr. interviews Jacob Morgan, best-selling author, keynote speaker, futurist and co-founder of The Future of Work Community. His latest book, The Employee Experience Advantage: How to Win the War for Talent by Giving Employees the Workspaces they Want, the Tools they Need, and a Culture They Can Celebrate analyzes over 250 global organizations, where people genuinely want, not need, to show up to work. His work has been endorsed by business leaders including the CEO of Whirlpool, Global Chairman of KPMG, Owner of the Golden State Warriors, CEO of Schneider Electric, and dozens of others.
This podcast appeared on hrhireup.com/23-the-future-of-work-with-jacob-morgan/.
| 2017-08-31 || John Beck, Jr and Jacob Morgan |
Resilience in the workplace
Resilience is a term with numerous definitions encompassing many concepts and ideas from skills-based coaching and problem-solving to energy management, mindfulness and emotional awareness. As difficult to pin down as it may seem, resilience is increasingly recognised as a fundamental factor in organisational success, with businesses that invest in resilience programmes reporting benefits such as reduced stress, improved work satisfaction and increased productivity.
In this podcast CIPD talk to Professor Ivan Robertson, of Robertson Cooper Ltd, Dr Tara Swart, CEO of The Unlimited Mind and Andrew Larkin, Principle Consultant, Learning Leadership Team about the research underpinning the surge in interest in resilience, the benefits of for both the individual and the organisation, and some of the practical ways in which organisations can seek to improve their resilience.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/resilience.
| 2017-08-31 || Professor Ivan Robertson and Dr Tara Swart |
Shared parental leave
In April 2015 the legislation changed to allow expectant mothers to share their maternity leave with their partner. Take up so far, however, has been remarkably and perhaps predictably, low with just 1% of men taking up the opportunity. Research suggests that financial affordability, lack of awareness, and unwillingness from women to share their maternity leave may be behind this low take-up.
In this episode CIPD chats with mum-to-be Ksenia Zheltoukhova, research advisor at CIPD, and her partner Ryan McKelvey about their decision to take advantage of shared leave and what challenges and opportunities it has presented. Fiona Martin, Pay and benefits administrator at CIPD, also joins the conversation and chats about how it works in practice and how HR can support and encourage couples considering shared parental leave.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/shared-parental-leave.
| 2017-08-31 || Ksenia Zheltoukhova, Ryan McKelvey and Fiona Martin |
Interest in behavioural science has risen significantly over the past decade with industries as diverse as finance, energy and media, using its insights to improve resilience, innovation and leadership development. Take up in HR, however, has been slower, with many professionals unsure where to begin or how to apply behavioural science insights in their own organisations.
In this episode CIPD chats with Hilary Scarlett, Samantha Rockey and Jonny Gifford about how behavioural science can benefit organisations, teams and individual employees. What's also discussed is how the insights from behavioural science can be applied in today’s businesses and explore how HR can use these insights to develop themselves and their organisation’s leaders.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/behavioural-science.
| 2017-08-31 || Hilary Scarlett, Samantha Rockey and Jonny Gifford |
Social collaborative learning
Increasingly organisations are seeing learning not in terms of isolated interventions, but rather as the ongoing transfer of knowledge that comes through the everyday connections made between colleagues and within teams. This type of social learning is typically informal and self-directed, occurring as and when the need arises, often through the use of social media or similar collaborative technology. And it already takes place in almost every workplace, so how can organisations harness it's potential in their own learning and development strategies?
In this episode CIPD chats with three social learning experts – Dr Clair Doloriert, University of Bangor, Perry Timms, People and Transformational HR, and Julian Stodd, Seasalt Learning – about what social learning might look like for organisations, the challenges and opportunities of encouraging social learning in the workplace, and what it means for the L&D professional (as well as the employee) as organisations move away from controlled, classroom-based learning environments towards self-directed learning.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/social-learning.
| 2017-08-31 || Dr Clair Doloriert, Perry Timms, and Julian Stodd |
Last year, the Government pledged to create 3 million apprenticeships over the course of the next parliament. These schemes represent big opportunities for businesses; young people bring with them new ideas and innovation and the chance for businesses to develop the specific skills and capabilities they need. But integrating young people into the workplace has its challenges too.
In this podcast CIPD talk to Aileen Randhawa, HR Director MBDA about how they have developed their highly sought-after apprenticeship scheme, Aaron Saxton, Director of Training at UKFast also brings along three of his apprentices for a view of their vibrant apprenticeship scheme from the inside out.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/apprenticeships.
| 2017-08-31 || Aileen Randhawa and Aaron Saxton |
Training Line Managers
Line managers play a crucial role in the development of an organisation’s people. Their management skills have an enormous effect on employee attitudes – commitment, motivation, and satisfaction – and these factors are key in determining an organisation’s business success. But line managers are busy people and often, developing management skills falls lower down on their priority list.
CIPD asked Dr Mark Cole, Head of L&D at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation, Catherine Noel, L&D Manager at Cannon and Jennifer Wrigley, L&D Manager at Discovery Networks International how they tackle line manager training and how L&D professionals could better support and engage with their line managers to increase the success of their learning and development plans.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/training-line-managers.
| 2017-08-31 || Dr Mark Cole, Catherine Noel and Jennifer Wrigley |
We’re becoming increasingly addicted to measuring our own performance; how fast we run, how many steps we take, how much and what kind of sleep we get. Needless to say, wearable technology has enormous potential for businesses too; understanding employee data can help guide investment in many business areas including engagement, culture and training and development. But how can businesses manage the opportunity which their employee data can bring with the ethical responsibility of how, when and why it’s used?
In this podcast CIPD talk to Charlotte Rakhit, HR Manager at Profusion about their wearable technology trial and how it’s proved useful in her organisation. Dr Ksenia Zheltoukhova, Research Advisor at CIPD, also chats about the implications of wearable tech and employee data for the HR profession. And CIPD chat with Dr Richard MacKinnon, Insight Director at Future Work Centre about the opportunities for companies and ask, just because companies could use wearable technology, should they?
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/wearable-technology.
| 2017-08-31 || Charlotte Rakhit, Dr Ksenia Zheltoukhova and Dr Richard MacKinnon |
LGBT at work
With over 60% of LGBT graduates who were ‘out’ at university going back into the closet when they start work, and employees who feel they can’t disclose using as much as 30% of their mental energy hiding their true identity this is a vital issue for HR to get right and to keep developing beyond policies and disclosure statistics.
In this podcast, CIPD speaks to gay, lesbian and trans people talk about their work, their colleagues, disclosure, language and why there’s no such thing as the LGBT community. Stephen Frost, a globally recognised diversity expert for Frost Included, trainee vet Hattie Smart, EY partner Liz Bingham, Amy Stanning, shared services Director at Barclays, Head of diversity and inclusion at NHS Employers, Paul Deemer, and Scott Durairaj, head of patient experience, mental health and learning disability for the NHS also join the conversation and give their insights.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/lgbt-at-work.
| 2017-08-31 || Stephen Frost, Hattie Smart, Liz Bingham, Amy Stanning, Paul Deemer, and Scott Durairaj |
Future Learning and Development
Research suggests that 65% of today’s school children will be employed in jobs that have yet to be created. This poses a huge challenge for both HR and L&D professionals. What skills and abilities will you and your workforce will need for the future? How will you manage your talent pipeline for roles that don’t yet exist? How do you prepare your workforce to respond efficiently to changing environments?
Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D Content, CIPD and Nicola Josephs, Senior Executive Advisor, CEB chat about the challenges and opportunities facing L&D professionals now, and in the future. Derek Bruce, Head of International Development, ABN AMRO and Alexandra Bode-Tunji, Programme Lead - Skills and Capabilities, TFL also chat about how their organisations are preparing their employees for the future.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/future-ld.
| 2017-08-31 || Andy Lancaster and Nicola Josephs. Derek Bruce and Alexandra Bode-Tunji |
HR tech revolution: friend or foe?
The world of work is changing fast and technology is changing even faster. Research suggests that in the next 20 years at least 35% of the current jobs in the UK are at risk of computerisation or automation. As organisations communicate, collaborate and innovate is evolving, new skills and roles are gaining prominence. But are organisations and individuals prepared for this pace of change? And in this new technological landscape, can the future of work be human?
In this episode Dr Nicola Millard, BT Global Services, David Woodward, SDWorx and CIPD’s David D’Souza talk about the ways in which technology is affecting work and working lives. From flexible working and automation to analytic reporting and office environments, this episode will explore how technology is changing the way organisations operate, the effect this is having on its employees and the challenges (and opportunities) that HR and L&D can face.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts#
| 2017-08-31 || Dr Nicola Millard and David Woodward |
Gender pay gap reporting
April 2017 new legislation comes into effect that requires organisations of more than 250 employees to gather data and report publically on their gender pay gap. These regulations come five years after the Government’s Think, Act, Report initiative aimed at encouraging voluntary transparency around equal pay in organisations. Today, however, despite such efforts, women working in the UK are paid on average 18% less than men and there is still a widely recognised under-representation of women in senior leadership positions.
The new gender pay gap reporting legislation aims to drive change by highlighting these issues and encouraging organisations to both understand their own pay gap and to work to improve it. In this episode Sheila Wild, Equal Pay Portal, and Ben Willmott, Head of Policy at CIPD talk about what the legislation is demanding of employers and the impact it could have on organisations and employees, as well as the practical considerations for HR professionals.
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/gender-pay-reporting.
| 2017-08-31 || Sheila Wild and Ben Willmott |
The CHRO Corner with Laurie Zaucha of Paychex
Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane's guest is Laurie Zaucha, VP of HR and Organisational Development at Paychex, a leading provider of HR software solutions and services having over 500K customers and upwards of 13,000 employees.
On the show, Laurie shared her insights on the role of technology in the modern HR organisation, what HR leaders should be considering when evaluating technology, how Paychex has adopted several innovative and collaborative programs for candidate attraction as well as internal employee engagement, and finally some thoughts on what are some of the most important focus areas for the HR leaders of the future. Laurie is one of the most progressive HR leaders in the industry, and she shared some amazing insights on leading HR in the modern organisation.
This podcast appeared on hrhappyhour.net/archives/373.
| 2017-08-31 || Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane and Laurie Zaucha |
Employee financial wellness
Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane discuss the increasingly important topic of employee financial wellness and well-being with guest Steve Wilbourne, CEO of Questis, a software and services provider of employee financial wellness technology and resources.
What is discussed is that many employees are facing with financial planning, financial readiness in case of unforeseen expenses or challenges, and the benefits to organizations and to employees in providing more modern, personalised, and affordable tools for employees to help manage their finances.
In addition, Steve (the host Steve), made a semi-serious pitch for the return of employee pensions, Trish shared a bit of a preview for the widely anticipated HR Happy Hour Oscars show coming soon, and Steve shamelessly appealed for some big-time corporate sponsors to come on board, (are you listening Delta and Dr. Pepper?).
This podcast appeared on hrhappyhour.net/archives/572.
| 2017-08-31 || Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane and Steve Wilbourne |
Digital transformation & the Future of Work
Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane sat down after the main-stage presentations at Inforum to discuss the increasingly important topic of how the workplace is changing. Specifically, the changes that digital transformation is bringing is making a huge impact on how organisations work. The way that business leaders are considering the approach to this transformation is paramount to many of the attendees at Inforum and likely, to you and your organisation as well.
This podcast appeared on hrhappyhour.net/archives/713.
| 2017-08-31 || Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane |