HR and business ethics
In today’s business landscape HR professionals are seeking greater business credibility, greater influence and greater impact in their organisations. But what role does HR play in promoting and/or enforcing ethical responsibility in business?
Recent high-profile scandals at Volkswagen, Tesco and Amazon have highlighted the importance of organisational culture and leadership, not to mention the risks of ignoring them. In this roundtable discussion Philippa Foster Back CBE, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics, David Jackson, Associate Director of HR at Manchester Metropolitan University and Laura Harrison, Director of People and Strategy at CIPD, discuss the changing role of HR and how ethical responsibility and business credibility can be balanced and incorporated into that role.
Date: 01/12/15 | Duration: 00:16:59
Landing transformational change
As the world of work changes at an ever increasing pace this podcast explores the role HR professionals should play in planning and landing change programmes in their organisation.
First of all we hear from Professor Julia Balogun, Professor of Strategic Management and Incoming Director, University of Liverpool Management School on her findings from the two-part CIPD research report on landing transformational change and why HR needs to function in a more nuanced role as ‘expert faciliators’. We also hear from James Sutherland, Interim HR Business Consultant at Zurich, about Zurich’s PACE change programme and the practicalities of implementing this programme, including events like ‘The Hunger Games’. We also speak to Cliff Oswick, Professor of Organization Theory and Deputy Dean at Cass Business School, City University London, who discusses the impact of different generational mind-sets and digital connectivity on change and his opinion of the way forward for change management: dialogic and social movement approaches.
Date: 03/11/15 | Duration: 00:19:30
The changing landscape of reward
Research suggests that by 2030 there will be more jobs than people. In this talent-led market, reward strategies will become enormously important in helping organisations to stand out and attract and retain the very best candidates.
In this podcast Charles Cotton, Public Policy Advisor for Reward at CIPD offers insight into the shifting landscape of reward and the challenges of catering to a changing workforce with increasingly diverse needs and preferences. Neil Morrison, Group HR Director at Penguin Random House discusses the importance of reward in creating a fair and transparent culture following the merger of the two publishing houses in 2014. And Kelly Mitchell, Head of People Services at Home Group shares her organisation’s experience of launching an innovative reward scheme and the benefit of good communication and engagement.
Date: 01/09/15 | Duration: 00:18:03