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This podcast looks back over 2007 and forward to 2008, to see what might be in store for you in the New Year. Philippa Lamb talks to
John Philpott, CIPD’s Chief Economist,
Neil Roden, HR Director at the Royal Bank of Scotland
Matthew Brearley, UK Human Resources Director at Vodafone
John Boudreau, Professor and Research Director at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations
David Fairhurst, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer – Northern Europe with responsibility for HR, Training, Education, and Customer Services, McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd
First, CIPD's John Philpott, gives us an overview of events in 2007, showing why it has been such an interesting year. Then he looks at what might happen if the downturn gathers pace.
Neil Roden assesses prospects for the financial services sector and explains how the challenges might translate for your HR department.
John Philpott explains in more detail the results of the continuing credit crunch and how this might impact on inflation and unemployment, drawing comparisons with previous slowdowns.
Matthew Brearley at Vodafone looks at how these economic trends will affect the communications market and what the HR function will have to do to address these challenges, especially comcerning flexibility.
From California, John Boudreau takes a global overview of new developments in the labour market, its creativity and talent.
John Philpott agrees that the collaborative economy will play a big part.
After a brief clip of David Fairhurst of McDonald’s, speaking at a recent seminar about the changing characteristics of the workplace; he explains his predictions for social networking to Philippa. He expresses concerns about training and education.
John Philpott says that HR directors will face increasing and conflicting pressures and that better recruitment will play a part in a slimmer economy, both positive and negative.
Philippa wishes you all a happy New Year.
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