In 2021, there will be many pressing issues to contend with as we continue to manage the immediate effects of Covid-19 while preparing our organisations for renewal and growth in the longer term. CRF’s 2021 programme is designed to help you shape your people agenda to effectively support your business through continued uncertainty. This virtual briefing will be an opportunity to discuss with peers how external forces are shaping our people strategies, and to run through CRF’s 2021 research and events agenda.
We will hear from Tom Standage, Deputy Editor of The Economist, who will share his top ten trends for the year ahead. The event will also mark the launch of our HR Directors’ Discussion Paper, designed to provide expert assessment of the issues that will confront us in 2021. This will combine short, sharp, penetrating comments on the Economic Outlook, the Geopolitical Context, the Changing Legal Framework, Reward and Governance, and workplace Technology, together with views presented by a leading HRD.
- To issue and discuss CRF’s Annual HRD Discussion Paper and comments from Tom Standage in order to present and debate significant events confronting the Senior HR community
Director, Corporate Research Forum
Mike has worked in Senior HR roles in the US and Europe with major international businesses including Avon, Rowntree, Unilever and Hewlett Packard. He founded CRF as a research consortium to investigate the principles and practices that make a difference in people management. He applied the same principles in forming PARC, a research group investigating good practice in the area of performance, reward and governance. He is also a founder of Strategic Dimensions, a leading HR recruitment business. Mike sets the agenda for CRF/PARC’s annual international conference which has become Europe’s premier HR event. He speaks and comments at company events, judges on industry award programmes and is on the council of the Guild of HR Professionals. His extensive network embraces academics, politicians, business leaders, journalists and the senior HR profession. He is particularly interested in how leadership teams embrace People Management and how this enhances (or detracts from) business performance.
Deputy Editor, The Economist
Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist and editor of its future-gazing annuals, The World in and The World if. He joined The Economist as science correspondent in 1998 and was subsequently appointed technology editor, business editor and digital editor. He is the author of seven history books, including “Writing on the Wall” (2013), “The Victorian Internet” (1998) and the New York Times bestsellers “A History of the World in 6 Glasses” (2005) and “An Edible History of Humanity” (2009). His latest book, “A Brief History of Motion”, will be published in 2021. Tom studied engineering and computer science at Oxford University and has written for other publications including the New York Times, the Guardian and Wired, taking a particular interest in technology’s social and historical impact.