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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.

    CIPD Podcast 174 - Environmental Sustainability

    CIPD Podcast 174 - Environmental Sustainability

    Organisations are significant contributors to the causes of climate change with businesses responsible for an estimated 17% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. While averting a planetary crisis is reason enough to act with urgency, there is also a compelling business case for doing so. So, what role must business leaders and people professionals play in embedding environmental sustainability within their organisation and what are the consequences of taking no action at all?

    Join Nigel Cassidy and this month’s guests – Dr Jan Maskell, Business Psychologist; James Robey, Global Head of Corporate Sustainability at Capgemini; and George May, Managing Director at Bio-Bean – as we explore how your organisation (regardless of size), can be proactive in delivering real change.

    • 33 min
    Podcast 173: Embracing and leading organisational change

    Podcast 173: Embracing and leading organisational change

    Organisations must constantly adapt to an everchanging environment. This may include evolving customer demands, new technologies, increased competition, and even a global crisis. Many have negotiated their way through the pandemic by reflex – adjusting practices on the fly to align with government guidance and the latest developments. But as we look to build for the longer term, does change management require a different approach?

    Join Nigel Cassidy and this month’s guests, Melanie Franklin, Founder and Principal of Agile Change and Nick Williams, change management expert and CIPD Board Member, as we discuss change implementation, the behavioural barriers, and how people professionals can lead and help organisations to embrace change.

    • 30 min
    Podcast 172: Evidence-based L&D - business-not-as-usual

    Podcast 172: Evidence-based L&D - business-not-as-usual

    In the face of the global pandemic, learning professionals have had to adjust swiftly to sweeping changes to how people work and connect and critically rethink learning delivery. However, a high level of uncertainty remains about what the future holds, with just 18% of organisations expecting learning strategy, investment, and resourcing to return to pre-pandemic levels.

    Join Nigel Cassidy and this month’s guests, David Hayden, Digital Learning Portfolio Manager at the CIPD and Stella Collins, Co-Founder and Chief Learning officer at Stellar Labs, as we explore how learning practice adapted to overcome pandemic-induced challenges and to seize the opportunity for rethinking learning, to better fulfil the requirements of changing organisations.

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    Stella Collins MSc FITOL is co-founder and Chief Learning Officer at Stellar Labs, one of the Brain Ladies and the author of ‘Neuroscience for Learning and Development’. She has a clear understanding of the challenges faced by organisations in upskilling and reskilling their people, especially with digital change being so high on the agenda.

    Stella and her team pragmatically apply principles from neuroscience and psychology to consult, design and build practical performance focused solutions with measurable ROI. She has trained thousands of learning professionals in brain-friendly principles over more than 20 years in L&D.

    www.stellarlabs.eu | https://www.linkedin.com/in/stellacollins/

    Book: Neuroscience for Learning and Development
    https://www.koganpage.com/product/neuroscience-for-learning-and-development-9780749493264

    Course: 6th July - ‘Transform your learning culture’
    https://get.stellarlabs.eu/learning-culture-crash-course

    • 27 min
    Podcast 171: Pulling the plug on digital fatigue

    Podcast 171: Pulling the plug on digital fatigue

    Is the human brain wired for a digital working? Virtual platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams are instrumental in bridging the communications gap between homeworkers, but how can we set healthy boundaries for digital tools, so they don’t fuel harmful working practices? With the expected rise in hybrid working and the impending return to the workplace, healthy, sustainable implementation is key, and identifying stress factors will help keep digital fatigue at bay.

    Join Nigel Cassidy and this month’s guests, Jonny Gifford, Senior Advisor for Organisational Behaviour at CIPD, Nilufar Ahmed, Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of Bristol, and Marc Weedon, Sr. Director of Human Resources at Zuora, as we explore the pitfalls of working in a digital context, and how to foster a healthy relationship with communication tools for future work.

    • 29 min
    Podcast 170: Building back better post-pandemic

    Podcast 170: Building back better post-pandemic

    The pandemic has accelerated the evolution of the workplace, perhaps years before many organisations were ready to take the leap. But as we begin our recovery from the pandemic businesses will have a big decision to make. Do we want to return to a ‘tweaked’ version of normality or are organisations prepared to map out a bold new vision for how we work and better utilise the physical workplace?

    Join Nigel Cassidy and this month’s guests, David D’Souza, Membership Director at CIPD, Polly Mackenzie, Chief Executive at Demos, and Rachel King, People Director at Camelot, as we explore how business can reimagine and modernise three key elements of work; the physical workplace, working practices and working relationships.

    • 31 min
    Podcast 169: Evidence-based L&D - why does evidence matter?

    Podcast 169: Evidence-based L&D - why does evidence matter?

    Are we too busy to learn? Is there a strong case for L&D in a cost-conscious environment? There is increasing demand on organisational departments to justify their spending and deliver measurable value. As a result, there is a steadily growing trend for L&D teams to present evidence-based practice to demonstrate growth and impact. Without tangible evidence, it is becoming increasingly harder for L&D professionals to inform strategic decision making or budget considerations.

    Join Nigel Cassidy and this month’s guests, Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning at the CIPD, Laura Overton, co-creator of Emerging Stronger, and Owen Ferguson, Chief Product Officer at Emerald Works, to hear how L&D professionals are moving to adopt evidence-based practice that drives forward impact.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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83 Ratings

83 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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Really effective for CIPD students

I found this podcast while studying employment law for my CIPD level 5 in HRM. The content was completely aligned to the course context, clearly explained, backed up with case law examples and pitched at a perfect level to both reinforce and deepen my understanding. I’ve already shared the link with the rest of my cohort. Thanks for producing such useful 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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