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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.
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Masters or Servants? What Role Will Robots Play in the Workforce of the Future? - SD Worx
Technological capability continues to increase, fuelled by growth in flexible cloud resources, and the development of new computing architectures that can be easily tailored to specific applications. But how will this ever-advancing capability impact on the world of work and the HR function, in particular?Launch
How countries measure up and create human workplaces - IBM
Employee experience can be a positive, powerful, and ultimately human experience, in which employees are able to invest more of their whole selves into the workplace.1 Recent research (published in The Employee Experience Index: A new global measure of a human workplace and its impact) by the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute and Globoforce’s WorkHuman® Research Institute has resulted in the development of a new Employee Experience Index – measuring its five core dimensions: Belonging, Purpose, Achievement, Happiness, Vigor.Launch
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January 9th 2019
HRD Discussion Paper: Organisational Risk
How aware are your HR leaders and their team of your company’s business risks? Almost every example of business misfortune can be reframed as a case of mishandled risk. This paper looks at foreseeable business risks and poses a question - what role does the human element play in mitigating risks?Read Article
December 20th 2018
Speed Read: Assessing Potential
This Speed Read summarises key messages from CRF's research report of the same name. Find out how to define 'potential' and why it is important, as well as how to use the right tools and design an appropriate process for its assessment.Read Executive Summary
December 10th 2018
Speed Read: Rethinking Talent Management
CEOs consistently rank talent development as a top priority. However, research finds that there is generally low satisfaction with talent development capabilities within the business. Read this Speed Read to explore what organisations can do to better connect talent management practices with the overall business strategy.Read Executive Summary