Invigorated and inspired by the recent CIPD annual conference, we're still beaming from the insightful discussions held across the two-day event.
It was fantastic to see so many HR professionals all in one place, and we had a great time chatting to as many attendees as we possibly could.
Since the event, we've been revealing our top five takeaways from the conference. Read on for more...
The expectations employees have on their workplace have risen dramatically in recent years, and this is having a huge impact on employer brand.
Now, to be considered a top employer, the way you attract, retain and develop your people needs your full attention.
Here are a few thoughts we had during the CIPD annual conference…
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Such a huge topic, we’ll be talking more about this over the coming months. But for now, take a look at our recent interview with Darren Nuttall, Director of networx, market leading recruitment software and recruitment service providers, who spoke with us about how giving a great first impression as an employer starts way beyond a candidate’s first day.
They say the only constant in life is change. And with the world changing faster than ever, we say with a high level of confidence that change is here to stay. So, change management is a skill worth taking an interest in.
That’s why we enjoyed UK Mediation’s learning session at the conference on ‘Change management – turning resistance into collaboration’. As huge fans of organisations who champion collaboration, we know that this is needed more than ever during a period of change.
For HR professionals, a key challenge is to mange the often unavoidable disruption that change brings – employee engagement and morale can be seriously damaged during periods of uncertainty.
Employers tend to encounter a range of attitudes and abilities from employees at the mere mention of change. Forward thinking team members become frustrated if they feel their organisation’s ways of working are lagging behind, whilst employees who favour more traditional ways of working can often feel sceptical of the value the change can bring, or nervous about their ability to adopt it.
Trying to engage all parties while making decisions that help the organisation to move forward can be a difficult balancing act.
We can help…
Explore this topic in our insight guide Managing change: can HR software help?