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25 May 2016
2016 International Conference Flyer: An Uncertain World - Planning for 2025 and Beyond
Our 8th International Conference will take place in Prague on 12 – 14 October 2016. Entitled ‘An Uncertain World: Planning for 2025 and Beyond’, the conference will address the need to take an informed view of the future, defining the key issues, and risks and opportunities they present.More info
Access to our Expert Advisory Forum is available online to CRF members. This in-house briefing service enables members to seek the views of a range of specialists, in addition to our own team of experienced HR professionals.
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.
To complement our content, we are pleased to share the latest thinking from our partner within this practice area.
Brexit: Handling the impact on your workforce - KPMG
Following the Brexit vote, no group will feel more anxious than the 2.9 million EU nationals living in the UK. With the government not yet stating whether these EU citizens will have the right to remain and work in Britain, what practical steps can employers take today to be prepared?
Employers can take concrete steps to understand their exposure to Brexit and mitigate its effects over the next two years – even with the picture for EU nationals still unclear.
This KPMG guide has been created to aid employers, asking questions they should be addressing, and suggesting some possible actions to fortify their workforce for the future. To access the report, please click the link below.Launch
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22 November 2017
Compendium of CRF Research 2017
Within this short document, we present the executive summaries from a selection of our most recent work. While each of these articles explore a different issue, there are a number of good practice principles uniting them, all of which are required for a strong, coherent and effective people strategy.Read more Share
13 October 2017
9th International Conference Retrospective: Collaboration in a Competitive World
If you have missed CRF's 9th International Conference in Amsterdam - Collaboration in a Competitive World: Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity - access a summary of all speaker presentations and conference proceeding here. Our keynote speakers included Amy C. Edmondson, Rob Cross, Hamish Taylor, Margaret Heffernan and Alex Steele.Read more Share
9 October 2017
Reclaiming Your Day: How Successful People Manage Collaborative Overload
The collaborative intensity of work has exploded over the past decade. Collaborative time demands have risen by more than 50 percent over the past decade, and most knowledge workers or leaders now spend 85 percent or more of their work time on email, in meetings and on the phone. To help address this critical issue, Rob's team conducted both quantitative and qualitative research over the past several years looking into collaborative overload. Download this article, kindly shared with CRF by Rob Cross, to find out how top executive can reclaime 18 - 24% of their time spent on collaborative tasks.Read more Share