At CRF we are dedicated to delivering a high-quality experience to all our members.
We are continually working to enhance all aspects of our network and welcome feedback from our members, past and present.
We have gathered together a selection of testimonials to provide a flavour of the benefits and experiences CRF membership can provide.
If you would like to share your experiences please contact Lynn Little, our membership co-ordinator, at email@example.com.
Anglo American Plc
“Good content. Good networking. Good value.”
Peter Bedford, Group Head of Talent Development & Resourcing
"I am in the process of refreshing our employee relations strategy, and will be doing it differently based on CRF's Employee Engagement & Organisational Performance event. While the ‘guest gurus' were central to the event itself, the real value was in the discussions amongst our member community on the day."
Alex Lewis, HR Director, Employee Relations
“What I like about CRF is that it tackles relevant subjects and produces very good research material. The range of help on offer, across a broad range of topics, is impressive and their network of advisors and staff is really very good.”
Deborah Baker, Director for People
“Over the last 15 years I have been a member of CRF through three companies in different industry sectors. CRF’s offering has continued to be relevant and up to date and has provided thought-provoking sessions for me and my team, as well as excellent networking opportunities.”
Celia Baxter, Director of Group HR
Discovery Communications Europe Ltd
"I consider the CRF Programme a core part of the development plans for the European HR team at Discovery. The quality and range of the seminars and conferences, in addition to the diversity of the delegates, has resulted in up-skilling the HR team as well as broadening their networks. A common thread to their programmes is the practical application of learning and a focus on improving business performance."
Amy Girdwood, EVP Human Resources
“CRF’s programmes and events are always targeted at topics relevant to my HR strategies. They are thought-provoking, high quality and pragmatic at the same time. With the fantastic networking that occurs every time, I rarely leave a session without at least one idea that I can implement immediately or one contact that I can utilise effectively.”
Cathy Doyle-Heffernan, Group HR Director
“CRF’s offering is unique, relevant and always very topical!”
Annemie Ress, Global Head of People Innovation
Ernst & Young
"Ernst & Young have been members of CRF for a number of years. Apart from being great value for money, I have been impressed by the range of topics and their relevance to issues we are addressing within the organisation. As well as providing a great development opportunity for our HR professionals, the blend of keynote speakers, case studies and opportunities for discussion and networking ensures a day well spent away from the office."
Andrew Wright, Partner Development Leader EMEA
PARC member who always attends our international conferences
“We have been members for three years and the benefits of membership are too numerous to list. I would highlight the high quality, thought leadership and academic rigour of the research papers, and their absolute topicality and relevance to the evolution of our profession. I would also mention the programmes my team and I have benefitted from and the outstanding annual conferences. The networking is the very best available for our profession in the UK.”
Ben Bengougam, Vice President Human Resources Europe Operations
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc
“Many organisations provide research however few others have the ability to produce research of such high quality, which is not only relevant but also timely. CRF frequently anticipates agendas in advance of others and, when I combine their intellectual horsepower with the applicability of their work, I conclude they operate in a league their own. Furthermore, the CRF community is fun, friendly and sharp.”
Robert Potter, Group Head of Human Resources
“CRF combines top-level academic research with a practical view of the challenges faced by HR professionals. I find the insights in the reports invaluable and, when combined with the opportunity to network with colleagues in a wide variety of industries, there is rarely an event when there is not at least one very practical piece of learning that I can implement.”
Geoff Lloyd, Group HR Director
Standard Chartered Bank
"CFR brings together the rigour and discipline of high quality, academic research and experienced practitioner contributions to produce evidenced-based, pragmatic HR strategy and solutions.
I have been attending CRF events for a number of years now because they are rich in content, relevant and thought-provoking. Not only are the speakers of the highest standard but the attendees are invariably top-class HR professionals which always makes for a simulating event."
Tim Miller, Director, Property, Research & Assurance, Standard Chartered Bank and Chairman, Standard Chartered Korea