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Welcome to the HR Uprising Podcast.

This engaging podcast explores HR ‘hot’ topics and challenges through conversations with relevant experts and real-life HR; O.D. or L&D professionals.

HR Uprising is about creating an inclusive forum that enables us to share and learn from experts and everyday professionals. HR Uprising is all about learning through collaboration; taking evidence-based action and helping colleagues to have the confidence and skills to rise-up through their organisations by delivering real, lasting business value.

Hosted by Lucinda Carney a Business Psychologist; Experienced HR Change Agent; Entrepreneur; Speaker and Coach. There are two types of show format the ‘In focus’ episodes where Lucinda delves into a specialist topic in some depth and the ‘Conversations with’ series where we interview experts and people like you. Our hope is that shows are both informative and fun.

You can access more information on each Podcast including resources or links mentioned in the show at our website www.hruprising.com.

If you are a forward-thinking HR; L&D or O.D. professional who has a success story or challenge that others can learn from and you would like to be featured in future podcasts you can get in touch through one of the routes below.

Connect with us here:
Join the linkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13714397/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucindacarney/
Twitter: @hruprising
Instagram: @hruprising
Facebook: @hruprising

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Welcome to the HR Uprising Podcast.

This engaging podcast explores HR ‘hot’ topics and challenges through conversations with relevant experts and real-life HR; O.D. or L&D professionals.

HR Uprising is about creating an inclusive forum that enables us to share and learn from experts and everyday professionals. HR Uprising is all about learning through collaboration; taking evidence-based action and helping colleagues to have the confidence and skills to rise-up through their organisations by delivering real, lasting business value.

Hosted by Lucinda Carney a Business Psychologist; Experienced HR Change Agent; Entrepreneur; Speaker and Coach. There are two types of show format the ‘In focus’ episodes where Lucinda delves into a specialist topic in some depth and the ‘Conversations with’ series where we interview experts and people like you. Our hope is that shows are both informative and fun.

You can access more information on each Podcast including resources or links mentioned in the show at our website www.hruprising.com.

If you are a forward-thinking HR; L&D or O.D. professional who has a success story or challenge that others can learn from and you would like to be featured in future podcasts you can get in touch through one of the routes below.

Connect with us here:
Join the linkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13714397/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucindacarney/
Twitter: @hruprising
Instagram: @hruprising
Facebook: @hruprising

    Getting Comfortable Talking About Race With Umar Zamman

    Getting Comfortable Talking About Race With Umar Zamman

    This week, Lucinda talks to Umar Zamman about the fundamental need to get comfortable talking about race. Umar is the Director Of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Sheffield Hallam University, and a Board Member of the ACU International HR Committee. Sharing his wealth of knowledge, he discusses the all-important subject of inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Furthermore, how companies can empower and fortify themselves by being progressive enough to begin the most valuable of conversations about race.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Certainly, many companies don’t feel comfortable enough about holding conversations about racial equality and diversity. But by not doing so, they dilute their potential through non-inclusivity.
    Emotional intelligence can play a huge part in diversity recognition. Indeed, it is not discrimination at the heart of conflict, but poor judgment and ineffective leadership.
    Indeed, inclusive leadership is not restricted to management positions. It is a task and responsibility that we should all adopt. Only by widespread acceptance and deployment can we hope to effect lasting change.
    Diversity in any organisation is nothing but beneficial. Furthermore, by increasing the life experience in any given decision, we increase the richness of the decisions being made.
    Without doubt, as HR professionals, it is incumbent upon us to acknowledge and educate ourselves about the many different cultures around us. Furthermore, we must challenge behaviours that seek to discriminate against them.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Organisations sleepwalk into major problems’

    ‘Getting great leadership shouldn’t be dependant on the colour of your skin’

    ‘People are saying the right things, but they’re not doing the right things’

    ‘I see diversity as a business benefit’

    ‘Don’t paper over the cracks of racial equality'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The HR Uprising Podcast | Apple | Spotify | Stitcher 

    The HR Uprising LinkedIn Group

    How to Prioritise Self-Care (The HR Uprising)

    How To Be A Change Superhero - by Lucinda Carney

    HR Uprising Mastermind - https://hruprising.com/mastermind/ 

    www.changesuperhero.com

    Latest Performance Management Blog

    ABOUT THE GUEST

     

    Umar Zamman is the Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development at Sheffield Hallam University, responsible for the HR, OD, Leadership Development, Payroll, Pensions and EDI agenda for over 5500 staff and is part of the senior leadership group. Furthermore, he has experience of working in a numbers of sectors and has held senior executive roles in Higher Education, NHS, Fire & Rescue Service, Policing and the Civil Service where he was an advisor in private office to the Home Secretary and senior civil servants. He has led national and international projects on culture change, leadership and EDI and is focussed on integrating EDI into all HR and OD practices. 

     

    Umar is also a accomplished conference speaker at an national and international level. He has keynoted at conferences in UK, Turkey, USA, Canada, Jamaica, Denmark and India. He has also held non- executive director positions on a number of Boards, including the national executive of Universities HR (UHR) and is currently on the UK representative on the Board for the Association of Commonwealth Universities International HR Steering Committee. 

     
    Umar Zamman on LinkedIn
    Umar Zamman on Twitter

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. It was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up

    • 55 min
    Jennifer McLure - Being The Spark

    Jennifer McLure - Being The Spark

    Jennifer McClure is one of the most recognised names in the world when it comes to People Professionals. She joins Lucinda in this episode of The HR Uprising to discuss the value of 'being the spark' to effect change.  

    As a corporate HR leader, an executive, an executive search consultant, and a coach, Jennifer’s experience and wealth of knowledge is widely recognised. Indeed, it has seen her named by The Science of Digital Marketing as one of the Top 50 Keynote Speakers with The Most Online Influence. Jennifer shares her experiences with Lucinda whilst they explore the incredible opportunities and advantages we have as people leaders in our ability to effect change. Furthermore, they discuss the value of 'being the spark' behind impactful progress within organisations.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Certainly, HR professionals and people leaders have the most incredible opportunities to make impactful change. They are often involved in every department, and on a personal basis with every member of the workforce.
    A main goal should always be to help others to understand the meaning of thinking strategically. Indeed, to think strategically is to always prioritise the needs of the business first.
    HR leaders will assess and evaluate the prospects of business in every key area, then collect that data and interpret it for a leadership team, along with recommendations for action.
    For anyone in a leadership or coaching position, there is always a huge component owed to personal experience, thus shaping and defining the leaders we have become.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘I believe that HR and people leaders have the best position in the organisation to make that impact’

    ‘We have to really understand what being strategic means’

    ‘I have to be aware of what’s going on around me. I have to look into the future’

    ’Not only am I able to share my experience. I’m able to learn from others'

    ‘There are too many people out there telling us what we’re doing wrong’

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The HR Uprising Podcast | Apple | Spotify | Stitcher  

    The HR Uprising LinkedIn Group

    How to Prioritise Self-Care (The HR Uprising)

    How To Be A Change Superhero - by Lucinda Carney

    HR Uprising Mastermind - https://hruprising.com/mastermind/  

    www.changesuperhero.com

    Jennifer McClure - https://jennifermcclure.net/about/

    Learn more about DisruptHR -> https://disrupthr.co/about/

    Prepare for Impact -> https://jennifermcclure.net/prepareforimpact

    ABOUT THE GUEST

     

    Jennifer McClure is CEO of Unbridled Talent LLC & DisruptHR LLC.

     

    Jennifer is a speaker and coach who works with leaders to leverage their influence, increase their impact, and accelerate results. Frequently recognized as a global influencer and expert on the future of work, strategic leadership and innovative people strategies, Jennifer has decades of in-the-trenches leadership and executive experience working in a variety of industries.

    She is also the Chief Excitement Officer of DisruptHR, a global community moving the collective thinking forward when it comes to talent in the workplace, and the host of Impact Makers with Jennifer McClure – a podcast designed to help leaders change the world while building careers that they love, and lives that matter.

     
    Impact Makers with Jennifer McClure - https://jennifermcclure.net/category/podcast
    Jennifer McClure on LinkedIn
    Jennifer McClure on Twitter

     

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. It was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ toget

    • 47 min
    2020 HR Challenges

    2020 HR Challenges

    In this weeks HR Uprising Podcast, Lucinda addresses the key challenges HR are facing in 2020. Following a webinar on the subject, Lucinda saw the need to further explore the HR Challenges that have evolved over the past 12 months. Furthermore, she focuses on the most pressing concerns in the industry now (based on the interest in past episodes), and why the months ahead will prove that there has never been a more important time to be an HR professional.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Certainly, by developing the knowledge and skills we need to take our businesses forward, we as professionals will attain the respect that our profession has always deserved.
    Unsurprisingly, one of the most contentious topics for most professionals right now, are the many ways that we can manage home workers, the correct procedures for furlough, and how to grapple with such widespread change.
    Without doubt, it’s a complicated world right now, and the best that any of us can do is to reach out and collaborate more. Together we can rise up, and take the profession up with us.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘It’s about demystifying jargon and sharing knowledge’

    ’HR has never been more important in business’

    ‘During this period of reflection, we should be reviewing our mission and values’

    ’The more we understand the mentality of the people we work with, the better value we’re able to provide’

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The HR Uprising Podcast | Apple | Spotify | Stitcher  

    Addressing the Challenges of a 2020 People Professional - CIPD Festival of Work 2020

    The HR Uprising LinkedIn Group

    How to Prioritise Self-Care (The HR Uprising)

    How To Be A Change Superhero - by Lucinda Carney

    HR Uprising Mastermind - https://hruprising.com/mastermind/  

    www.changesuperhero.com

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. It was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

    “If you look up, you rise up”

    CONTACT METHOD
    Join the LinkedIn community - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13714397/
    Email: Lucinda@advancechange.co.uk
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucindacarney/
    Twitter: @lucindacarney
    Instagram: @hruprising
    Facebook: @hruprising

    • 21 min
    How Empathy Can Help Organisations to Thrive

    How Empathy Can Help Organisations to Thrive

    This week, Lucinda is joined by Chris Yates and Linda Jingfang Cai, the co-authors of the incredible ’Share: How Organisations Can Thrive In An Age Of Networked Knowledge, Power and Relationships’ to discuss the importance of empathy, and how it can help us to successfully diagnose and enhance the culture within our businesses.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    There has been a recent tensions between the human-centric approach and the rise of technology in the workplace. 
    Human beings are naturally wired to be empathic creatures. And yet the need for higher levels of productivity has caused the implementation of processes designed to strip away that element of ourselves.
    By reclassifying our workforce as co-citizens, we can slowly recalibrate the hierarchy that seems to set senior level management apart from the people who drive our success.
    Your approach to change should never be through a single channel. Implementing change is a multi-faceted project and will require many different ways of thinking. 

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘We’ve seen amazing stories about how people connect on a human level’

    ’There is empathy everywhere. People bond naturally’

    ‘Instead of thinking about employee satisfaction, what if we thought about it as citizenship?’

    ‘It’s about discovering, defining, developing and deploying'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The HR Uprising Podcast | Apple | Spotify | Stitcher  

    Chris Yates LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-yates-5932226/

    Linda Jingfang Cai LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-jingfang-cai-61b0582/

     

    The HR Uprising LinkedIn Group

    How to Prioritise Self-Care (The HR Uprising)

    How To Be A Change Superhero - by Lucinda Carney

    HR Uprising Mastermind - https://hruprising.com/mastermind/  

    www.changesuperhero.com

     

    ABOUT THE GUESTS

    Chris Yates is the General Manager of Learning & Development at Microsoft and is the co-author of Share:  How Organizations Can Thrive in an Age of Networked Knowledge, Power and Relationships (Bloomsbury, 2020). Previously he was the Chief Learning Officer and Head of People and Organizational Development for Caterpillar Inc. and has served in senior roles at HSBC and American Express. He specializes in organizational design, leadership development and the management of large-scale change initiatives. Along with Pooja Sachdev, he was the co-author of Rewire.

     

    Linda Jingfang Cai is the Global Head of Learning and Talent Development at Aon, and is the co-author of Share:  How Organizations Can Thrive in an Age of Networked Knowledge, Power and Relationships (Bloomsbury, 2020). She has decades of experience in HR strategy, organizational development and change management through a range of roles in the UK (HSBC and Diageo), US (State Farm) and Asia (Hay Group and McKinsey). Born in Shanghai and a Chinese native, Jingfang completed an MBA at London Business School and is now based in Chicago.

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. It was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

    “If you look up, you rise up”

    CONTACT METHOD
    Join the LinkedIn community - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13714397/
    Email: Lucinda@advancechange.co.uk
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucindacarney/
    Twitter: @lucindacarney
    Instagram: @hruprising
    Facebook: @hruprising

    • 45 min
    Influential Communication With 4MAT - solo episode with Lucinda

    Influential Communication With 4MAT - solo episode with Lucinda

    As many of us are now working remotely, the need for clarity and influence in our communications has never been more important. Indeed, how can we ensure that we are able to successfully communicate with our remote teams? The answer may lie in the use of a system known as 4-MAT.

    In this weeks HR Uprising Podcast Episode, Lucinda discusses how, in the absence of face-to-face communication, we can ensure that we are able to maintain sensitivity and empathy when communicating with an anxious workforce on delicate subjects. Furthermore, how using a system like 4-MAT can help us to avoid incomplete and confusing messages.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Certainly, individuals tend to fill in the gaps when it comes to incomplete communication. Unfortunately this can result in a spread of misinformation, and raise further questions.
    The four questions we tend to ask ourselves when presented with change are: 

    Why is change occurring?
    What exactly are we going to do?
    How will these changes take place?
    What if we do this, and what if we don’t do this?
    Communications often come in the form of “What” and “How”, but fail to deliver the “Why” and “What If” sections, meaning that much can be left to interpretation.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘We as individuals, ask four questions whenever we receive a piece of information’

    ‘“Why" is such a critical motivator of behaviour’

    ‘If you communicate effectively, new information becomes much more palatable’

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The HR Uprising Podcast | Apple | Spotify | Stitcher  

    To book your place on the CIPD Virtual Festival Of Work, go to https://www.festivalofwork.com/book/

     

    The HR Uprising LinkedIn Group

    How to Prioritise Self-Care (The HR Uprising)

    How To Be A Change Superhero - by Lucinda Carney

    HR Uprising Mastermind - https://hruprising.com/mastermind/  

    www.changesuperhero.com

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. It was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

    “If you look up, you rise up”

    CONTACT METHOD
    Join the LinkedIn community - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13714397/
    Email: Lucinda@advancechange.co.uk
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucindacarney/
    Twitter: @lucindacarney
    Instagram: @hruprising
    Facebook: @hruprising

    • 22 min
    Questions For Recovery – with Rebecca Ray of The Conference Board

    Questions For Recovery – with Rebecca Ray of The Conference Board

    This week, Lucinda talks to Dr Rebecca Ray, Executive Vice-President of Human Capital at The Conference Board. The Conference Board is a non-profit international research body focussing on helping leaders address societal challenges.

    Asking the questions for recovery, after the COVID-19 crisis, Dr Ray discusses the challenges she faces as a people professional. Furthermore, how we must reshape the workplace in the wake of lockdown. Indeed how we must explore wellbeing, culture, and the tools that can help us to think more holistically about organisational support.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Instead of asking if we can return to normal, we should be considering whether returning to “normal” is even a viable option.
    Indeed, as people professionals, we need to be incredibly vigilant about the available resources regarding wellbeing and mental health, but also to encourage our people to talk about the way they are feeling.
    Without doubt, it is incumbent upon us to remind leaders where possible, that vulnerability and humanity are vital skills going forward. Certainly this will lead to a greater trust and empathic connection.
    Recruitment is now an opportunity to reshape the areas of the business that may have weakened, and simultaneously strengthen the areas in the most demand.
    On-boarding and continual support, are essential elements in ensuring that, especially with new digital employees who work from home, culture is communicated and embraced.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘On-boarding now has to be completely re-thought'

    ‘If you’ve mastered the core skill of empathy, that’s really going to come to the forefront right now’

    ‘We’ve never been more important, or more relevant, than we are right now’

    ‘I’m a big fan of getting the culture right’

    VALUABLE RESOURCES
    The HR Uprising Podcast | Apple | Spotify | Stitcher
    COVID-19 Human Capital Resource Hub - https://www.conference-board.org/topics/covid-19-human-capital-responses
    https://www.conference-board.org/publications/reset-and-recovery-planner
    The HR Uprising LinkedIn Group
    How to Prioritise Self-Care (The HR Uprising)
    How To Be A Change Superhero - by Lucinda Carney
    changesuperhero.com
    HR Uprising Mastermind - https://hruprising.com/mastermind/

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Human Capital, is responsible for member engagement and the quality of all Human Capital offerings including research. Additionally peer learning networks (Councils), digital media, conferences and events. Formerly an award-winning practitioner for several Fortune 50 companies, Rebecca contributes to Forbes and is often featured in business/trade media (Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Chief Learning Officer, HR People + Strategy (HRPS) and Talent Management).

     
    Dr Rebecca Ray at The Conference Board - https://www.conference-board.org/bio/rebecca-ray
    Dr Rebecca Ray LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccalearay/

     

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles and a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. It was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

    “If you look up, you rise up”

    CONTACT METHOD
    Join the LinkedIn community - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13714397/
    Email: Lucinda@advancechange.co.uk
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucindacarney/
    Twitter: @lucindacarney
    Instagram: @hruprising
    Facebook: @hruprising

    • 45 min

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