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    Patrick Wright

    Thomas C. Vandiver Bicentennial, Chair in Business, Director, Center for Executive Succession, University of South Carolina

    In today’s world, knowledge and innovation drive success for organisations. Corporate Research
    Forum offers senior HR executives a unique opportunity to learn from peers, share innovative approaches to HR, and connect with global thought leaders.

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    Yusuf Okucu

    Senior Manager, Talent and Experience, Vistaprint

    Through the Corporate Research Forum, we have had access to highly valuable, relevant and useful conferences, research and insights that have helped us in shaping our Talent Strategy in an innovative and market relevant way.

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    Tom Nash

    HR Director, The Technology Partnership

    CRF have been by my side throughout my entire HR career. From when I first moved into the L&D profession and with every organisation I’ve worked with. The investment of being part of this organisation has already paid back ten-fold and continues to sharpen the commercial application of me as a HR professional and the wider HR team. We couldn’t get by without them!

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    Paulo Pisano

    Group HR Director, Galp Energia

    The CRF team is well attuned to the most relevant topics and emerging issues for organisations and the HR discipline. They curate their research and events exceptionally well, keeping a good balance between well-established and cutting-edge practices, as well as conceptual and practical content.

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    Jeremy Campbell

    Chief Commercial Officer, SD Worx UK & Ireland

    Not only do CRF events provide us with fantastic networking opportunities, where we meet like-minded peers, my colleagues and I benefit from the informative learning sessions. We get access to industry leading speakers and thought leaders and the range of topics mean that we benefit across the whole of the business.

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    Herminia Ibarra

    Professor of Organisational Behavior and the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning at INSEAD and author of Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, INSEAD

    Corporate Research Forum is the place to turn to for the latest thinking, best practices and top influencers in HR today.

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    Bev Cunningham

    Senior Vice President Human Resources Europe, Ricoh Europe

    CRF offers us access to quality research, networking, resources and meetings that energise, engage and develop our diverse Human Resources community. Feedback from our HR team is always positive, stressing the pragmatism and freshness of the discussions and ideas.

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    Mark Wells

    Group HR Director, Experian

    Corporate Research Forum provides a great way to meet with senior HR colleagues from other businesses around relevant topics in an informal and time effective way.

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    Sandy Begbie

    Chief Operations Officer, Standard Life

    My team and I are always impressed by the CRF events and research we participate in. It strikes the important balance between credible academic research and practical business application which is so crucial in today’s commercial world.

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    Danielle Lee

    Culture Programme Lead, Global Finance, , HSBC Bank Plc

    CRF’s events have been key to my CPD as an HR practitioner since more than 10 years ago. They’ve been excellent at attracting world-renowned academics and practitioners from IMD, Harvard and other global organisations. The senior HR network they’ve established is stronger than what I’ve experienced with the CEB or CIPD.

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    JJ Thakkar

    HR Director – Strategic Marketing, Rolls-Royce

    I find CRF to be one of the top organisations in providing networking, competency knowledge and thought leadership. Whether I am making connections at a networking event, hearing insights from seasoned professionals at a panel session, or sharing my own thoughts at a roundtable discussion,
    CRF is an instrumental partner and valuable resource.

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    Neil Morrison

    Group HR Director, Severn Trent

    CRF events are the ones that we always make time to attend, because we know the investment will be worth it. The quality of content, presenters and attendees is consistently outstanding and manages to perfectly bridge broad, future-focused academic thinking with pragmatic, practitioner-led discussion.

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    Jeff Lindeman

    Director – Finance, HR and IT, WD40

    Each year, the array of CRF events offer evidence-based insights into optimising individual and organisational performance. With dynamic change becoming the new constant, the CRF team help their members to focus on the most relevant topics just before we need the insight.

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    Jennifer Monon

    Senior HR Director, ING

    CRF seems to get it consistently right about what the key topics are, that we as HR professionals are wrestling with. In my opinion, their research papers are highly relevant and valuable and the conferences attract people at the highest level in HR. Their European arm is also proving to be a useful networking forum for like-minded individuals.

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    Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth

    Group HR Director, BBC

    As an HR Director there are never enough hours in the day. CRF really helps by providing information about latest thinking and innovative practice succinctly, and in ways that can easily be translated into helping solve our organisational challenges.

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    Dan Simpson

    Head of Talent & Regional Lead, People & Leadership Europe, Siemens

    CRF is peerless in the field of HR thought leadership, bringing together the best of academic thinking and real world application. This creates a stimulating – often provocative – but always constructive environment in which to share ideas and learn. Nobody does it better.

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    Amy C. Edmondson

    Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School, Novartis

    I continue to be impressed by the way Corporate Research Forum links the best of leading academic input to the real organisation and people issues faced by business in today’s uncertain environment. Added to that they are always a pleasure to work with.

  • Jonathan Cormack

    Global Director, Organisation Capability, Imperial Tobacco

    “Corporate Research Forum is one of the most thoughtful HR network and learning organisations I have come across and one of the few worth joining. A great programme and good value for money!”

  • Mark Sandham

    SVP, Organisational Effectiveness & HR Operations, Thomson Reuters

    “CRF provides valuable insight through research and events which are credible, pragmatic and engaging – helping us stay on the forefront of what’s next in the rapidly changing world in which we operate.”

  • Bev Cunningham

    Vice President Human Resources Europe, Ricoh Europe

    “CRF offers us access to quality research, networking, resources and meetings that energise, engage and develop our diverse Human Resources community. Feedback from our HR team is always positive, stressing the pragmatic and freshness of the discussions and ideas.”

  • Rachael Edwards

    HR Director – Passenger Cars, Mercedes-Benz UK

    “Attending CRF events means that my team and I gain credible insights from both academic and commercial perspectives, which enable us to keep up with the dramatically changing landscape in which we operate. Even more, we benefit from the excellent networking opportunities with like-minded, enthusiastic people.”

  • JJ Thakkar

    Vice President, People & Organisation, Statoil

    “I find CRF events to be insightful, practical and a great opportunity to network and learn about how my peers approach common challenges.”

  • Dan Simpson

    Head of Talent, Siemens UK

    “CRF is peerless in the field of HR thought leadership, bringing together the best of academic thinking and real world application. This creates a stimulating – often provocative – but always constructive environment in which to share ideas and learn. Nobody does it better.”

  • Steve Bright

    Director of International Human Resources, Northrop Grumman

    “CRF’s annual programme is a dynamic learning environment to build knowledge, maintain networks and meet new friends. They’ve supported me and my teams for over 10 years and I value their partnership.”

  • Sandy Begbie

    Chief Operations Officer, Standard Life

    “My team and I are always impressed by the CRF events and research we participate in. It strikes the important balance between credible academic research and practical business application which is so crucial in today’s commercial world.”

  • Mary Alexander

    Senior Director Human Resources, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Paypal

    “I love the substance and style of CRF. It’s an upbeat, thought provoking, future-focused forum where you can tap into the latest topics and network with smart people. If you are a busy HR professional who wants to stay sharp, it’s a super investment of your time.”