• 28 Sep 2017

    ‘If you’re not prepared to walk away you have no power whatsoever’

    By Sarah Jurado, Head of Brand and Communications, CIPD Negotiating a life, a deal, fair pay, a conversation about race at the board table – successful outcomes rely on five key things: relationships, commonality, behaviour, being non-judgemental, and how one exercises power. And if you’re not prepared to walk away then you have no power at all. These were just some of the nuggets of knowledge and learning...
    • 21 Jun 2017

    A Profession to be Proud of

    ...And that’s exactly how I felt after hearing Peter Cheese speak at the recent CIPD Northern Area Partnership conference in York (9 & 10th June 2017). Peter Cheese was the keynote speaker at the second day of this event, which was taking place immediately after the general election. I have never heard him speak so passionately or movingly about our profession of HR. And judging by the response of the people...
    • 13 Apr 2017

    Because professionalism matters

    I've written before on the subject of the CIPD principles, in a post on my own blog . Now that the CIPD has published its principles and is plugging them to high heaven, I thought I'd do another one - not necessarily a sequel, instead consider it a reboot. So I'm exploring the concept of professionalism and building on the CIPD principle that ‘professionalism matters’. Anyone who knows me...