29 episodes

Welcome to the HR Voices Podcast, a podcast designed to bring the UK HR community and businesses together. The podcast will be informative, with lots of helpful tips and ideas to help you run your business.

Being an HR Independent Consultant can be quite lonely. This is why HR Independents (HRi), the UK body for Independent HR and People professionals has created a home and community for HR Indies.

The HR Voices podcast will be discussing hot topics relating to HR and business. This will support HR Independent and People Professionals and the businesses they support. We will be bringing you practical tips, expert views and your views.

Join Mary Asante, the Chief Executive of HRi and Charlotte Allfrey, Operations Director of HRi and their expert guests for engaging discussions.

We would love to hear from you and for you to get more involved. If you have topics you would like us to discuss, contact us via hrvoices@hrindependents.co.uk

Learn more about HR Independents – HRi at: https://hrindependents.co.uk/about-us/ or connect with us on LinkedIn: hr independents linkedin page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hr-independents/

Hosts: www.linkedin.com/in/maryasante and https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlotte-allfrey


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Welcome to the HR Voices Podcast, a podcast designed to bring the UK HR community and businesses together. The podcast will be informative, with lots of helpful tips and ideas to help you run your business.

Being an HR Independent Consultant can be quite lonely. This is why HR Independents (HRi), the UK body for Independent HR and People professionals has created a home and community for HR Indies.

The HR Voices podcast will be discussing hot topics relating to HR and business. This will support HR Independent and People Professionals and the businesses they support. We will be bringing you practical tips, expert views and your views.

Join Mary Asante, the Chief Executive of HRi and Charlotte Allfrey, Operations Director of HRi and their expert guests for engaging discussions.

We would love to hear from you and for you to get more involved. If you have topics you would like us to discuss, contact us via hrvoices@hrindependents.co.uk

Learn more about HR Independents – HRi at: https://hrindependents.co.uk/about-us/ or connect with us on LinkedIn: hr independents linkedin page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hr-independents/

Hosts: www.linkedin.com/in/maryasante and https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlotte-allfrey


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    Episode 28: HR Voices Recap: Key Insights and Takeaways from Episodes 23-27

    Episode 28: HR Voices Recap: Key Insights and Takeaways from Episodes 23-27

    A podcast for independent HR and people professionals, and the businesses they support.
    Hosted by Mary Asante and Charlotte Allfrey of HR Independents Ltd.
    DATE: 22nd July 2024
    Episode 28: HR Voices Recap: Key Insights and Takeaways from Episodes 23-27
    In this episode of HR Voices, Mary and Charlotte provide a comprehensive roundup of the key takeaways and valuable insights from their recent mini-series. This series has been rich with diverse topics and expert guests, providing critical updates and practical advice for HR professionals and business owners alike.
    In this episode, we cover:
    Employment Law Update: Insights from Claire Evans-Taylor of Boyce Turner on recent changes and upcoming legislation. Key topics include family-friendly policies, the right to request flexible working from day one, and the implications of a new government on employment laws.
    Demystifying Occupational Health Assessments: Magnus Kauders from Occupational Health Assessment shares practical tips on leveraging occupational health to improve workplace performance and employee relations. Key questions to ask your occupational health assessor and the importance of transparency in the process.
    Supporting Pregnant Women and Parental Returners: Lisa Thompson from Mountain HR discusses creating a supportive environment for pregnant women and returning parents in the workplace. The discussion highlights legal protections, cultural shifts, and the ongoing challenges faced by working parents.
    HR Meets Creativity: Elma O'Reilly from Parallel London explores how HR can support creative entrepreneurs and businesses. The focus is on balancing compliance with fostering innovation and understanding the unique needs of creative professionals.
    Personal and Professional Growth: Paula Melbourne of the Maple Leaf Coach delves into the importance of self-driven growth and the 70-20-10 model for development. Emphasis is placed on stepping out of comfort zones and taking control of one's own learning and career progression.
    Thanks for listening to HR Voices! 
    If you enjoyed this episode, we'd love it if you could leave us a review. 
    Contact us: If you'd like to be a guest on our podcast, please reach out to hrvoices@hrindependents.co.uk.
    www.hrindependents.co.uk
     
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryasante/ 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlotte-allfrey/

     

    • 51 min
    Episode 27: Personal and Professional Growth

    Episode 27: Personal and Professional Growth

    HR Voices
    A podcast for independent HR and people, professionals, and the businesses they support.
    Hosted by Mary Asante of HR Independents Ltd.
    DATE: 8th July 2024
    Episode 27: Personal and Professional Growth
    Guest: Paula Melbourne
    In this episode of HR Voices, we discuss the importance of personal and professional growth and the benefits of aligning your personal and professional growth. 
    In this episode, we cover:
    Personal Growth - identifying personal goals and values, and becoming self-aware. 
    Professional Growth - the 70-20-10 learning approach which encourages individuals to take ownership of their development. 
    Practical Steps for Growth which include self-assessment and seeking feedback, and taking ownership of your growth journey. 
    The need to embrace opportunities for learning and development
    Thanks for listening to HR Voices! 
    If you enjoyed this episode, we'd love it if you could leave us a review. 
    www.hrindependents.co.uk

    • 34 min
    Episode 26: HR Meets Creativity: Bridging Innovation with People Solutions

    Episode 26: HR Meets Creativity: Bridging Innovation with People Solutions

    HR Voices
    A podcast for independent HR and people, professionals, and the businesses they support.
    Hosted by Mary Asante and Charlotte Allfrey of HR Independents Ltd.
    DATE: 24th June 2024
    Episode 26: HR Meets Creativity: Bridging Innovation with People Solutions
    Guest: Elma O’Reilly of Parallel London 
    In this episode of HR Voices, we discuss how effectively integrating HR practices into creative environments can be an enabler for innovation and business success. We discuss practical ways to bridge the gap between creativity and people solutions.
    In this episode, we cover:
    Understanding creative drivers and how HR and people professionals can tap into them to create effective people solutions. 
    Misconceptions about HR being policy-driven and slowing creatives down, and discussed how HR taking a solution oriented approach can add value to creative businesses. 
    The importance of building trusting relationships with creative leaders. 
    The benefits of HR professionals understanding the businesses they support. This is fundamental to aligning HR strategies with business strategies and a key driver of success.  
    Thanks for listening to HR Voices! 
    If you enjoyed this episode, we'd love it if you could leave us a review. 
    www.hrindependents.co.uk
     
    https://www.tiktok.com/@parallellondon?_t=8lT1jL8h1O5&_r=1
    https://www.instagram.com/parallelldn/
     
    www.parallel-london.co.uk 

    • 38 min
    Episode 25: Creating supportive environments for pregnant women and maternity returners with Lisa Thompson

    Episode 25: Creating supportive environments for pregnant women and maternity returners with Lisa Thompson

    HR Voices
    A podcast for independent HR and people, professionals, and the businesses they support.
    Hosted by Mary Asante and Charlotte Allfrey of HR Independents Ltd.
    DATE: 10th June 2024
    Episode 25: Creating supportive environments for pregnant women and maternity returners. 
    Guest: Lisa Thompson of Mountain HR
    In this episode of HR Voices, we delve into the challenges faced by pregnant employees and new parents and offer practical advice for creating an inclusive and supportive workplace environment.
    In this episode, we cover:
    Understanding the challenges that pregnancy and returning to work can bring. 
    How HR Independents can help businesses support women at work
    HR’s role in looking for unconscious bias and challenging it when it comes up
    How to set maternity returners up for success
    Thanks for listening to HR Voices! 
    If you enjoyed this episode, we'd love it if you could leave us a review. 
    www.hrindependents.co.uk
     
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisamountainthompson/ 
    www.mountainhr.co.uk  

    • 34 min
    Episode 24: Demystifying Occupational Health Assessment with Magnus Kauders

    Episode 24: Demystifying Occupational Health Assessment with Magnus Kauders

    A podcast for independent HR and people, professionals, and the businesses they support.
     
    Hosted by Mary Asante of HR Independents Ltd.
    DATE: 27th May 2024
     
    Episode 24: Demystifying Occupational Health Assessment
    Guest: Magnus Kauders of Occupational Health Assessment
     
    In this episode of HR Voices, we discuss how occupational health assessments can be useful tools to help HR consultants and employers to manage health challenges that employees may be facing.
    We look at some of the common issues and problems that HR professionals and employers may face when you're working with occupational health.
    We cover:
    What is occupational health?
    How occupational health can be used as a tool to support employees who may require reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010.
    Identify the appropriate time to ask for occupational health support
    The five or six essential questions to ask an occupational health expert when seeking their support
    How to interpret occupational health reports.
    Thanks for listening to HR Voices! If you enjoyed this episode, we'd love it if you could leave us a review. www.hrindependents.co.uk
    https://occupationalhealthassessment.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/occupational-health-assessment/
     

    • 44 min
    Episode 23: Employment Law Update

    Episode 23: Employment Law Update

    HR Voices
    A podcast for independent HR and people, professionals, and the businesses they support.
    Hosted by Mary Asante and Charlotte Allfrey of HR Independents Ltd.
    DATE: 13th May 2024
    Episode 23: Employment Law Update
    Guest: Claire Taylor-Evans, Employment Law Practitioner and Partner of Boyes Turner
    In this episode of HR Voices, we discuss the recent changes in employment law that came into effect in between January and April 2024. We also look at future legislation due to come into effect later on in the year.  
    In this episode, we cover:
    The recent changes in employment law in the UK including:
    Holiday reform and holiday pay calculations
    Introduction of Carer’s Leave
    Family friendly rights extend the entitlement to be offered suitable alternative roles to pregnant employees and those on maternity, adoption or shared parental leave in a redundancy situation.   
    Paternity leave to be taken as two-non consecutive blocks of one week and at any point during the first year of the birth or the adoption of their child. 
    Flexible working reforms including Day 1 rights and the right to make up two requests per year. 
    Increases to statutory payments 
    Increase in fine from £20,000 to £60,000 for employing illegal workers
    We also cover the proposals to bring more legislation into effect later on in the year. These include:
    Duty to prevent sexual harassment, which is expected to come into force in October 2024
    Fire and rehire 
    Predictable hours entitlement for workers on zero-hours contract and other atypical contracts
    Employers are urged to update their policies and procedures, train their managers and to keep accurate records.
    Thanks for listening to HR Voices! 
    If you enjoyed this episode, we'd love it if you could leave us a review. 
    www.hrindependents.co.uk
     
    http://www.boyesturner.com 

    • 55 min

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