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We’re the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of more than 150,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives.

    Podcast 161: Challenging systemic racism in the workplace

    Podcast 161: Challenging systemic racism in the workplace

    The global Black Lives Matter movement has shone a stark spotlight on the need for society and organisations to stop, reflect and acknowledge where they need to start making changes. While laws and changing social norms have helped to make overt and blatant racism unacceptable, a shake-up in working practice and systemic culture is required. And that will only happen if we all take ownership of the issue.

    • 32 min
    Podcast 160: Shifting the perception of workplace conflict

    Podcast 160: Shifting the perception of workplace conflict

    Conflict is an inevitable part of human interaction. At a time when it’s crucial we come together and strengthen our relationships, albeit virtually, inconsequential disagreements or a mishandled conversation can bubble up into unpleasant or even toxic situations. While being able to ‘manage’ conflict is a necessary skill for individuals and the modern workplace, is there a healthy and progressive side of conflict that can be channelled into success?

    Join Nigel Cassidy and this months’ guests, Amy Gallo, Contributing Editor at Harvard Business Review; Clive Lewis, OBE and CEO of Globis Mediation Group and Rachel Suff, Senior Employee Relations Adviser at CIPD, to learn about the key causes of negative conflict, strategies for diffusing workplace flare-ups and how we can encourage constructive and progressive workplace conflict.

    • 27 min
    Podcast 159: Managing the well-being of remote workers

    Podcast 159: Managing the well-being of remote workers

    Before coronavirus struck, mental-ill health was the number one cause of long-term sickness absence among UK workers. Current lockdown restrictions are likely to have exacerbated these conditions for many, and this poses a real challenge for managers who are expected to look after the health and well-being of their teams.

    Join Andrea Winfield, HR Director at Microsoft, Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health at Kings College, and Rachel Suff, Senior Employee Relations Adviser at CIPD to learn how managers can have confident and sensitive well-being conversations to support the mental and physical well-being of their remote teams, and crucially what employers need to consider as the UK plans for an eventual return to the workplace.

    • 30 min
    Podcast 158: Business Survival In The Age Of COVID - 19

    Podcast 158: Business Survival In The Age Of COVID - 19

    We have heard many times before that we are operating in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world and few would argue that current developments aren’t case in point. The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is without question testing businesses on an unprecedented scale. But having a well-designed organisation to respond flexibly and rapidly is only half the battle. Some organisations are having to rework their business models to deliver outside-the-box-offerings, while many others are grappling with the challenge of business continuity.

    Join Jaimini Lakhani, Director at Lumiere Consulting, David Frost, Director of OD at Total Produce and Peter Cheese, Chief Executive at CIPD to discover how organisations can and should respond to the coronavirus crisis, and vitally, how you can support your workforce through this difficult period.

    • 25 min
    Podcast 157: Handling Organisation Development Effectively

    Podcast 157: Handling Organisation Development Effectively

    Traditional organisation development [OD] skills are becoming increasingly embedded within the DNA across all aspects of people profession today – this is highlighted in the new Profession Map from the CIPD. In what way, then, can OD practice be integrated throughout the people practice ecosystem? How can people practitioners adopt traditional OD roles and responsibilities in their workplace?

    Join Dr Linda Holbeche, co-director of The Holbeche Partnership, and Caroline Nugent, HR Director at the Financial Ombudsman, as they delve into the role of organisation architects and OD professionals whose job is to explore the ways organisations can benefit from OD practice, and the key challenges they may face in doing so.

    • 17 min
    Podcast 156: Hiding in plain sight: carers in the workplace

    Podcast 156: Hiding in plain sight: carers in the workplace

    There are currently 5 million workers in the UK (1 in 7 of the workforce) juggling work with care responsibilities. That number is set to increase. Working carers say their responsibility for another causes significant worry and anxiety, so much so, that it can feel like being a ‘rabbit caught in the headlights’. Employers should start developing an understanding and awareness of the issue, in order to provide the best support and retain valuable employees.

    Join Katherine Wilson, Head of Employment, Carers UK and Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser, CIPD as we explore the impact of caring responsibilities on workers and what measures employers can put in place to better support their working carers.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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68 Ratings

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Please drop spaceship sound effects

The podcasts were better in the past. Recently, the sound effects they introduced really put me off and irritate my ears. Please drop this non-sense and carry on with good content.

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Challenging Contributors

In Episode 160 the contributors appeared to be supportive of a bullying managers behaviour. This wasn't picked up by the presenter and was incredibly disappointing. The CIPD should hold to higher standards.

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Highly recommended

HR's longest-running pod. Expert views and discussion on all things HR. Very well planned and produced. Succinct, intelligent, accurate. A must-listen monthly briefing for everyone in the people management field. Excellent.

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