• 31 Aug 2016

    How can coaching cultures operate on an individual level?

    By Stuart Haden, Learning Programmes Developer, CIPD Even if you have developed a strategy and business case for embedding a coaching culture it can still feel like a daunting prospect. A top down effort to shift mindsets across an organisation is no...
    • 8 Aug 2016

    Coaching cultures - start at the very beginning

    By Stuart Haden, Learning Programmes Developer, CIPD When you set out to develop a coaching culture there is no need for a fireworks display or a big bang to launch your strategy. In truth you have already started, because coaching in some shape or form is already being practiced. The key aim to culture-work is providing a bit more form. Gather some coaching resources; read, listen or watch. This is akin to stocking...
    • 27 Jul 2016

    The Coaching Mindset

    By Jeremy Snape, Managing Director at Sporting Edge and Keynote Speaker at the CIPD Coaching for Business Performance Conference Legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne once said that “The only time a team needs a coach is to drive it to the...
    • 13 Jun 2016

    How Technology is Putting the H Back Into HR

    Technology is playing a pivotal role in the transformation of HR into an agile business enabler that can drive real productivity gain, positively impacting the organisation’s bottom line.But the relationship between technology and HR practice i...
    • 10 Jun 2016

    Why is resilience so important for HR professionals?

    By Stuart Haden, Learning Programmes Developer, CIPD A recent study by McKinsey & Company found that executives who regularly perform optimally can be up to 5 times more effective in their roles. This can lead to sustainable business performance,...
    • 6 Apr 2016

    Survivability demands agility

    By Andy Lancaster , Head of Learning and Development Content at the CIPD Twitter: @AndyLancasterUK Survival in nature is a serious matter! The WWF estimate at least 10,000 species become extinct each year . In many cases the tragedy of a creature ceasing to exist is down to the speed with which the natural habitat is changing. Often this is due to external factors such as global warming which disrupt the normal...
    • 17 Mar 2016

    Re-Imagining Organisations

    By Loughlin Hickey , Senior Advisor for Blueprint for Better Business. Loughlin participated in our recent Un-Seminar discussion on the Future of Work #workischanging. Last week I attended an “Un-Seminar” produced by Jericho Chambers ...
    • 15 Mar 2016

    CIPD London Student Conference - your questions answered

    By Perry Timms, Director - People & Learning MediaZoo.tv and Founder - PTHR & the iPracticeSupercharge your career through networking, personal brand and continuous development. So I delivered a closing keynote at the CIPD London conference o...
    • 4 Dec 2015

    #CIPD15 one month on...

    An interview with Tim Scott , Head of People & OD at Brook; HR writer and blogger 1. Our theme in Manchester this year was future-focussed HR - what did you pick up from the sessions that inspired you for the fu...
    • 8 Sep 2015

    The future is OD

    By Ruth Stuart, Lead Consultant, Strategic Projects at CIPD We’ve all heard a lot recently about how the world of work is constantly evolving – how we live in a VUCA environment (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) – but what does that actually mean to those enabling organisational transformation? And what does it mean for the skills and capabilities you need to build? At the CIPD we’ve...
    • 18 Nov 2014

    Roll-up, Roll-up, Read All about It! #CIPD14

    We invited a group of top HR bloggers to come along to the event and blog, tweet, vlog etc. They made a great team! This was our #CIPD14 blog squad line-up: Whether you missed the HR highlight that was the CIPD Annual Conference in Manchester, or you just can't get enough - we've compiled a list of blogs for you to read - and also a social media report sharing some of our highlights and photos! Amanda Arrowsmith...
    • 15 Nov 2013

    ACE 2013 - It was a social whirl! #CIPD13

    By Johanna Ratcliffe ( @ratcliffe_j ), Digital Communications Manager, CIPD So were you there? Did I meet you?! Did you make it to Manchester Central 6-7 Nov for the two days of full-on conference-ing and non-stop networking? I hope many of you were able to come along, because it felt to me like one of the best ever events we've run - and I've been to loads of 'em, right back to the 'Harrogate era'...
    • 1 Nov 2013

    ACE 2013 - #CIPD13: It's all App'ening!

    Thomas Paisley - Digital Team, @CIPD Firstly I'd like to apologize for the title, it's truly awful. But there is good news, we've launched a new app and we want to sing about it. The use of smartphones has rapidly increased in the UK over the past 12 months and we've jumped on the bandwagon. The app is called CIPD Events and is available on Android, Apple iPhone and other internet-enabled smart...
    • 30 Oct 2013

    ACE 2013 - Taking an evidence-based approach to workplace stress & resilience

    Stephany Carolan, CEO WorkGuru We know from the recently published CIPD report Employee Outlook: Focus on employee well-being that stress continues to be a problem in our workplaces. Just under half of employees surveyed said that they have seen an increase in stress over the past year, and that 16% said that they felt under pressure every day. Some employers recognise the importance of addressing mental health...
    • 28 Oct 2013

    ACE 2013 - Zero tolerance for zero hours?

    By Richard Turner - Head of Employment, Brilliant Law I really didn’t want to wade into this debate. It’s just too political, too “hot potato”. There will be no winners, and I just don’t have a clear answer. Nevertheless if Brilliant Law claims to be out there in front of employment matters, are we duty bound to comment? Well ok, if I’m backed into a corner and poked with a sharp...
    • 22 Oct 2013

    ACE 2013 - WorkGuru, a Lean Start-Up: Building Innovation Into Your Business

    Stephany Carolan, CEO WorkGuru We have ordered the marketing pencils and the fridge magnets, worked out that a shell scheme requires more than a few laminated posters to decorate its walls, and fire-retarded the bunting. We are all set for the annual CIPD conference and exhibition. I am the founder of WorkGuru , an organisation that provides on-line, evidence based, supported self-help aimed at helping people to...
    • 3 May 2013

    HRD 2013 - Highlights from the bloggers

    What a show! Were you there during that sunny couple of days at London Olympia? Maybe you followed the twitter stream #cipdhrd13 or maybe you exhibited or joined us at the conference sessions. Whatever your interest, the HRD Conference and Exhibition on the 24-25 April has come and gone so we thought you might like to see a selection of great highlights from this year's event: We've collated a comprehensive...
    • 8 Jan 2013

    HRD 2013 - How sticky is your L&D?

    By Greg Styger, CIPD Conference Producer The Christmas break is over, and work has recommenced for a new year. Whilst the first few days of restarting something after time away are always challenging, I've been surprised at just how difficult it is to get back into the pattern of work. Emails aren't been answered perhaps quite as efficiently as they were before, and people are needing a bit more caffeine...
    • 9 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - Innovation and HR

    By Laurie, The Cynical Girl Blog . Today is the final day of the annual CIPD conference. It's been fun. I always learn something new at this event, and this year is no exception. On Tuesday, I was lucky enough to hear Gary Hamel speak about management and innovation. [You can find him here and here .] Professor Hamel talked about management as a technological innovation . Starting with the industrial revolution...
    • 8 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - The focus of HR isn't to be commercial: Day Three of #CIPD12

    By Neil Morrison, Group HR Director at Random House - Change-Effect Blog A time for some final conclusions from the CIPD conference, before I jump on the train and head back to the world of work, emails and slightly irate family members wondering why I've been living it up in Manchester. Living it up is probably too grandiose a term, but from the time of some of the text messages I received last night/this morning...
    • 8 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - Change Required for HR, Recruitment & People Leadership

    By Mike Morrison By the end of day 2 of the annual CIPD conference, there were some underlying trends that I have been increasingly aware of and felt that rather than blog about a particular session or speaker, that these themes should not get lost between the cracks. These trends or themes include Confidence, Respect, Trust and by implication, Professionalism. Confidence Several speakers have talked about...
    • 7 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - The Youth Unemployment Challenge: Day Two of #CIPD12

    By Neil Morrison, Group HR Director at Random House - Change-Effect Blog I've written about unemployment, skills and training on a number of occasions - because it is an issue that is close to my heart and because it is an issue that is close to the heart of our economy and future competitiveness. I was therefore, absolutely delighted to see it taking centre stage on day 2 of the CIPD Conference with a panel discussion...
    • 7 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - Making the Case for Learning and Development Investment

    By Sukh Pabial , Learning and development professional. This first session is being presented by Kadisha Lewis-Roberts from Mitchells and Butlers (restaurants and food pub owners) and Ann Rivera of Trident Housing Association. Kadisha helps to provide a way of starting to understand ghe business by doing a 'scan the internal environment'. This means: - keep your finger on the organisational pulse - meet...
    • 7 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - Does Employment Protection Encourage Innovation?

    By Flip Chart Rick, Flip Chart Fairy Tales The government keeps telling us that workplace rights are holding back economic growth, even though there is precious little evidence to support its claim and a lot of countries with more employment protection than the UK are outperforming us . But what if the opposite were true? Could it be that, rather than holding business back, employment protection actually improves...
    • 7 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - Unlocking the Potential of Our Future Workforce

    By Mervyn Dinnen, Content & Community Manager at JobsiteUK Day one at the CIPD Conference and I attended a really strong presentation from David Fairhurst of McDonalds. It seems that understanding the future workforce and unlocking their potential will be a key theme over the course of the three days with several sessions linked to it. It’s something that I’ve been particularly interested over the past...