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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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Alexander Mann Solutions - Global Shared Service Centre Locations White Paper
How has the shared services field evolved globally, where are the international leaders today, and what does the future hold for this industry?
This paper provides a summary of the key results of top cities for shared services operations globally. It includes a detailed comparative analysis of mature and emerging cities for shared service centres, as well as a further impact analysis focused on technology as a disruptor.Launch
Mercer - Leadership in Disruption: With disruptive forces on the horizon: Are your leaders ready?
Maria, a general manager at a global pharmaceutical firm, came home after an intense day at work. She must have responded to more than 200 emails, in addition to managing internal discussions about the new business strategy and how employee engagement scores were improving. And yet, the CFO said her business unit was still not meeting its targets.Launch
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May 31st 2019
CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Agile HR: Sky UK Case Study with Tracey Waters
Tracey Waters, Head of People Engagement and Development at Sky UK, discusses how her team have deployed agile development techniques to transform their working methods and increase the business impact of learning and development. Tracey describes four behaviours that underpin Sky’s approach: being collaborative, iterative, data-driven and person-centric. We discuss some practical lessons learned from implementing agile.Listen to Podcast
May 22nd 2019
Webinar: Harnessing the HR Technology Revolution
Explore the opportunities and pitfalls of the new HR technology landscape for organisations, featuring Rami Pukkila from Nokia, Ian Bailie of myHRfuture Academy, Nigel Guenole from Goldsmiths, University of London, and Gillian Pillans, CRF’s Research Director.More Info
May 17th 2019
CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World with Nick Morgan
Face-to-face communication is becoming rarer in the modern workplace, with ever more interactions taking place virtually. However, research shows that virtual communication is much less effective, and it’s hard to build trust that’s essential to effective relationships at work. In conversation with Nick Morgan, author of Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World, we discuss the pitfalls, how to improve virtual communication, and the role HR policies can play.Listen to Podcast