• Developing a People Analytics Strategy

    By Sam Hill, Managing Consultant and Founder, Workforce Dimensions, Senior Lecturer in People Analytics at Middlesex University and member of HR Analytics Advisory Board.

    Sam is facilitating a workshop as part of the CIPD HR Analytics Conference and Workshop, 22-23 November 2017, London. Book your place today.

    There are any number of barriers to introducing, embedding and maintaining a credible people analytics proposition…

    • 4 Oct 2017
  • From annual appraisals to continuous conversations

    By Martyn Dicker, Director of People & Learning, The Prince’s Trust. Martyn is speaking at the Performance Management Conference and Workshop, 13-14 December 2017, London.

    If you believe much of what you read, the end of appraisals are nigh!

    The reality behind the headlines is somewhat different. Annual appraisals have, quite correctly, been called into question. CIPD research in late 2015 reported that almost…

    • 4 Oct 2017
  • Models matter, but so do you…

    By Cindy Cox, Development Consultant at Roffey Park Institute. Cindy Cox and Tom Kenward, Senior Consultant at Roffey Park Institute, are facilitating the workshop at the Organisation Development Conference and Workshop, 11 - 12 October, London.

    In change contexts, OD’s energy tends to focus where the human dimension (ie. people) connects with organisational imperative. Understanding, anticipating, influencing and reflecting…

    • 6 Sep 2017
  • Context is everything in Organisation Development - what practitioners need to pay attention to

    By Dr Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, Academic OD Practitioner and Founder of Quality and Equality Ltd. Mee-Yan is speaking at the Organisation Development Conference and Workshop, 11 - 12 October, London.

    Context is everything in OD. In our practice, without context we are sailing in an open ocean without navigation tools nor direction.

    There are two contextual aspects that we practitioners need to pay attention to when we do…

    • 5 Sep 2017
  • Why organisations must be ‘change ready’ for OD to succeed

    By Dr Kathy Holmes-Bonney Chartered FCIPD, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs (OD & HR), NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

    Organisational Development is much mentioned but little understood.

    For me, it is an investment into the health and wellbeing of staff, by creating space for positive interactions and relationships, which enrich their collective experience.

    Whilst training as a group analyst, I learnt about…

    • 9 Aug 2017
  • Old dogs can learn new tricks: implementing brain friendly change

    By Gary Luffman, Director at think.change. Gary is facilitating a workshop as part of the Behavioural Science at Work conference and workshop, 19 – 20 September 2017, London.

    ‘Old dogs can learn new tricks’

    That’s the truth. It has been proven that the adult brain can, and does, change in response to its working environment. This is termed ‘neuroplasticity’, and its significance for HR and L&D practices…

    • 12 Jul 2017
  • Using HR Technology to Meet the Changing Expectations of Your People

    By Nina Mehta-Vania, Talent Management Consultant at Saba Software 

    Is there any hotter topic than employee engagement in today’s HR blogosphere? It’s a trending topic for good reason: satisfied, engaged employees are more likely to contribute to higher profits, are less inclined to leave and are generally more innovative. 

    Yet, the latest research shows organisations are struggling to meet the needs of their…

    • 2 Jun 2017
  • Let's meet IRL!

    By Phil Willcox, member of this year's #cipdLDshow Blogsquad

    For some folk, the idea of a face-to-face conference and exhibition is old hat. It's all about the digital, virtual and other types of reality. For me though, there is still a strong and solid place for events like these. It is so rare to get this big and diverse a crowd together in one place. Imagine the shared wealth and experience that will be in Olympia…

    • 9 May 2017
  • It’s your time to shine!

    The CIPD People Management Awards have launched for 2017 and are now open for entries! The most prestigious Awards in the HR/L&D profession have recognised some incredible initiatives over the past two decades. Now in its 21st year, it’s your chance to get the recognition you deserve.

    The winners of the 2016 Awards were revealed at the glamorous Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 27 September. Actor and comedian…

    • 22 Feb 2017
  • Let's talk about employee engagement

    By Jasmine Gartner, trainer, speaker and writer on employee engagement and organisational culture.

    December has rolled around again. As always, it’s a good time to reflect upon what has happened over the past year, and to start to think about the new year that’s coming.

    I confess: I had a little blip earlier in the year where I had some doubts about employee engagement. Why?

    Well, I typed the words “employee…

    • 5 Dec 2016
  • Dropped your appraisals? What now?

    By Alex Bailey, Bailey & French

    Almost 74% of UK companies removed their annual appraisal processes last year, and I understand why. Traditional annual appraisal processes are mostly time wasting activities that demotivate people. And we all understand the concept of having more regular performance conversations, rather than saving it up for the end of year. But, what do we do instead of appraisals?

    Lots of the managers…

    • 11 Nov 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 mean feat. Which is why I also recommend working bottom up with individuals and teams.

    Individuals need to be offered coaching resources, a reference point. Before jumping…

    • 31 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…

    • 8 Aug 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 stadium”. Elite sport coaching is ruthless territory and for the majority, the rarefied atmosphere of coaching at the top level either seems inaccessible or frightening.…

    • 27 Jul 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 is not always a straightforward one. On the one hand, HR prizes human insights and “soft” skillsets (amongst others), but these are precisely the qualities that technology…

    • 13 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, which might be the result of improved productivity, resulting from a well-being programme for example. However, optimal performance is not a permanent state. Instead it can be…

    • 10 Jun 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 living conditions…

    • 6 Apr 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 on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). It was entitled The Future of Work is Human. There were a fascinating and stimulating number of presentations and interventions…

    • 17 Mar 2016
  • CIPD London Student Conference - your questions answered

    By Perry Timms, Director - People & Learning MediaZoo.tv and Founder - PTHR & the iPractice

    Supercharge your career through networking, personal brand and continuous development.

    So I delivered a closing keynote at the CIPD London conference on Saturday 27 February around the concept of networking, personal brand and continuous development to supercharge your career.
    I took a journey through the changing world of…

    • 15 Mar 2016
  • #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 future?
    I loved the key messages from Peter Cheese’s opening speech which really reflected how I am feeling about the future of HR at the moment. I completely agree we need to put the focus back on the “human”…

    • 4 Dec 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 been exploring…

    • 8 Sep 2015
  • 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 Arrowsm…

    • 18 Nov 2014
  • 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'. …

    • 15 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 phones…

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

    Stephany Carolan, CEO WorkGuru

    workguruWe 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 in the…

    • 30 Oct 2013