• 6 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - Innovation versus process: Day One of #CIPD12

    By Neil Morrison, Group HR Director at Random House - Change-Effect Blog Life is about contrast, the good and the bad, the brave and the faint hearted, the inspirational and the disappointing. The great thing about contrast is that it helps you to form an opinion, helps you to learn and, if you take the time to reflect and consider, it can help you to grow. The first day of the CIPD Annual Conference has been a...
    • 6 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - Learning from Values-led Leaders

    Simon Hayward, Cirrus. We hear so many people today talking about placing values at the heart of leadership and decision-making. It’s very easy to talk about. After all, who doesn’t want to be more open, more honest, to have more integrity, to be more trustworthy? What is really interesting is to look at the organisations who really live their values, and to see the very real impact this can have –...
    • 6 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - Trades Unions Can Be Allies Not Adversaries

    Darren Hockaday, Human Resources Director, LOROL (London Overground Rail Operations Ltd) Come along to Darren Hockaday’s HR leadership masterclass at ACE on Wednesday afternoon for a very special message from a trade union leader… When we took over London Overground in 2007, an official review had just described it as “shabby, unreliable, unsafe, and overcrowded". Today we’re the UK’s...
    • 6 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - #CIPD12 Links & Stuff From My Session

    By Flora Marriott, Learning and Development Manager at Best Western Hotels. This post is for anyone who was at the session I did today at the Social Media Hub in the CIPD Exhibition . I mentioned a whole number of blogs and other things, so if you are interested in looking at those websites, here are the links. Sinead Carville - she's a fab HR Manager based over the water in Ireland. She was meant to do this...
    • 2 Nov 2012

    ACE 2012 - The Carnival of HR blogging rolls into town

    The Carnival of HR has been a regular feature on the HR blogger circuit for over two years now. Bloggers offer to host the Carnival and it rolls into town every couple of weeks or so. Occasionally the Carnival comes to the UK, past hosts have included Neil Morrison, Mervyn Dinnen and Gareth Jones (with apologies to anyone I've missed off). Last year I asked to take a hosting slot and November 7th was allocated to...
    • 26 Oct 2012

    ACE 2012 - A Digital Preview

    By Tom Paisley, Digital Communications - CIPD. It's that time of year again. We fight every desire to wake up in the AM dimness and make the commute to work, the warm(ish) glow of daylight dwindles by the mid afternoon, and we go home in a cloud of darkness. But what's that the sparkle in the distance HR folk? That glimmer of fascination and rumble of intrigue just up the road, around the corner and up the...
    • 30 Aug 2012

    Performance Management Conference - Performance, Price and the Premier League

    As August closes, that special time for so many of us begins - the start of the new football season. Having had to manage a whole six weeks without, once again weekends and Monday nights have purpose, and lunch breaks are occupied with the big questions; just who should start in my fantasy team? What always strikes me about the league is the imbalance within it. It's not groundbreaking to say that some teams have...
    • 14 Aug 2012

    ACE 2012 - Building #OurGreatestCompany

    The Olympics. Heard of them? They were that thing that's been on TV for the past two weeks, and transformed a nation from one of doubters and pessimists into one of flag-waving, enthusiastic supporters of the greatest show on earth. I will say straight away I was always a supporter of the Games; being the eternal optimist, and dedicated to the cause of sport anytime of the year, I truly believed that Britain would...
    • 22 Feb 2012

    HRD 2012 - Promoting Informal Learning through the ‘Bird Feeder’ Approach

    If you visit ‘CIPD Towers’ (as it often referred to) of a weekday afternoon, you will see pods of food dotted around the building. This is by no means a formal procedure, but each team tends to have a table that is piled with food that ranges from carrots and houmous (look how healthy we are, it’s the new year and we’re on diet) to chocolate cake, brownies, homemade sausage rolls and the old classics...