• 6 Sep 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...
    • 5 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 ...
    • 9 Aug 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 ...
    • 12 Jul 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. I...
    • 2 Jun 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 likel...
    • 9 May 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 stron...
    • 22 Feb 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 yo...
    • 5 Dec 2016

    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 t...
    • 11 Nov 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 under...
    • 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...