As we begin the New Year, Philippa Lamb talks to the CIPD's Jackie Orme, Joe Dugdale from the UK Border Agency, Richard Needham from Dyson and David Benson from Oxfam.
Jackie Orme feels generally more optimistic about 2010. Listen to her explain why. She says that the public sector may have a tricky time but thinks the sector can turn these challenges into constructive change.
Joe Dugdale explains his role a the UK Border Agency and goes on to outline how the recession has affected his staff and what needs to happens in his area. There have been mergers with other agencies, bringing related problems.
Richard Needham explains why Dyson has avoided the worst of the recession, but Richards’s predictions for the economy are not as optimistic as Jackie’s. He outlines winning strategies and what can be done to maximise profits and reward.
David Benson from Oxfam says that although they have made quite large staff cuts, they have also taken advantage of the recession by developing coping mechanisms and making the most of their not-for-profit status.
Finally Philippa asks each of the speakers what their hopes are on the next general election next year. She reminds listeners that next podcast will be an election special.
John Philpott, our Chief Economist, put out his view for the coming year which was widely aired on TV and radio.
There's a new CIPD podcast every month. Coming soon..Pre-Election Special...Building Authentic Organisations.. and more..