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HR leaders even more crucial to organisational transformation

HR leaders are the crucial drivers of transformation in UK businesses through their roles of promoting devolved decision making, employee engagement and collaboration, finds new research from Ipsos LEAD and Cirrus.

Article by: Dr Simon Hayward | Published: 21 March 2017

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The pounds, pence and sense behind self-awareness

HR and training teams are tasked with the role of identifying, cultivating and developing their organisation’s talent. The business value of the work is clear to this group, yet often these talented professionals spend a huge amount of time proving the value of L&D programmes within their own organisations. Article from Andy Lothian, Chief Executive and Head of People - Insights.

Article by: Andy Lothian | Published: 20 March 2017

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What do we stand for?

As experts in people, work and change, HR professionals have a critical role to play not only in understanding the trends affecting work, but in actively shaping the future. Ruth Stuart, Head of Strategy Development, CIPD, discusses the contribution HR can make to better work and working lives, particularly against a backdrop of fast-moving disruptive businesses.

Article by: Ruth Stuart | Published: 8 March 2017

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Leading with purpose

Last week, one of London’s most historical financial institutions - Lloyds of London - introduced a drinking ban between 9am and 5pm, threatening the traditional liquid lunch for those working in the Square Mile. To many, this may sound obvious. But others say that the City’s drinking culture strengthened professional relationships, and others claimed ‘it was great for bonding.’

Article by: Michael Osbaldeston, City & Guilds Group. | Published: 23 February 2017

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The trends revolutionising HR

There is a revolution taking place in HR – times, roles and society, they’re all changing and HR needs to adapt quickly to the fast-paced modern challenges of today. From Michelle Carson-Williams, founder and CEO - Holmes Noble.

Article by: Michelle Carson-Williams | Published: 22 February 2017

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How to talk about change and get a positive response

Anyone who is leading in an organisation or running their own business is going to need to make some kind of change happen at some point. The beauty of being in charge is that you tend to know what is going on and can influence it. Most of the people you lead aren’t going to feel that way, unless you do something about it. From Jean Gamester from Semaphora.

Article by: Jean Gamester | Published: 17 February 2017

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What does it take to become a CTO? (Chief Technology Officer)

In the tech world, Chief Technology (CTO) is a title that most IT graduates, software engineers and developers as well as programme managers can only dream of holding one day. For techies, it doesn't get any better than being a CTO of a top tech company such as Apple or Microsoft. From David Hicks, Founder of the Agil Alliance and Trainer at Agil8.

Article by: David Hicks | Published: 15 February 2017

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What can a HRD learn from a marketing director?

As a senior marketer in the HR space I’ve long considered this an important topic. Close collaboration is needed between marketing (those traditionally responsible for projecting the voice of a company) and HR (the team closest to the voices themselves). From Paul Sparkes is Marketing Director of Cascade HR.

Article by: Paul Sparkes | Published: 13 February 2017

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When business travel goes wrong

Here are some real stories when business travel goes wrong. By Sophie Harwood, Women Travel Advisor BeTravelwise.

Article by: Sophie Harwood | Published: 8 February 2017

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Avoiding company scandals

Everyone can clearly see a strategic misstep or scandal afterwards. Hindsight often allows the underlying causes of particular board failures of governance or direction to be exactly and expertly identified. A better skill would be able to do so beforehand. But what are some of the warning signs to look for? The Independent Director: The Non-Executive Director's Guide to Effective Board Presence by Gerry Brown.

Article by: Gerry Brown | Published: 21 January 2017