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July 22nd 2019
CRFCast - HR's Role in Creating the Conditions for Innovation with Howard Yu
We live in a world where everything can be copied, and competitive advantage can be short-lived. What do organisations that sustain high performance over decades do differently? And how can HR create the conditions for long-term success? We discuss with IMD Professor Howard Yu, author of Leap: How to Thrive in A World Where Everything Can be Copied.
CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Digital Culture: How Technology is Changing the Way we Communicate, Work & Behave with Rahaf Harfoush
Technology is fundamentally changing how we connect with each other, leading to new behaviours, belief systems and social norms. However, the ethical and moral standards that determine how to behave are not keeping pace. In conversation with Digital Anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush, we discuss what the evolving digital culture means for relationships at work and beyond, how organisations need to adapt to an age of information overload, and the implications for HR.
CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Leading Transformation with Kyle Nel
Discussing Kyle’s book, Leading Transformation: How to Take Charge of Your Company’s Future, we discuss why so so few organisation transformation efforts are successful, and how we can increase the odds of achieving desired results. We explore some novel methods for stimulating and sustaining behaviour change, for example using brain scanners to measure customer reactions, or telling the story of the anticipated future state through science fiction.
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.
CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Agile HR: What, How and Why? with Natal Dank
Natal Dank, who leads the global Agile HR Community, discusses how HR is going agile. Many HR teams are adopting agile development methods to increase effectiveness, improve collaboration, and become more business and customer-focused. We explore the skills and mindsets needed to implement agile in HR, and the pitfalls to avoid.
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.
CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Tackling the Workforce Crisis with Julia Howes
Julia Howes discusses Mercer’s Workforce Monitor research, which shows that in all major markets, organisations face an impending workforce crisis driven by an ageing workforce, significant reductions in the working population, and high demand for new skills. We explore five lines of defence organisations can adopt to deal with the challenge.
CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Developing Talent Acquisition Strategies to Win the War for Talent with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Finding and hiring talent is a key business priority, but competition for top talent is fiercer than ever. To succeed, organisations have to develop robust resourcing strategies, using reliable assessment tools and sourcing methods to attract, select and retain the best candidates. In conversation with Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, we discuss the latest technology and trends in resourcing and explore how organisations can make better hiring decisions.
CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: The Future of Work, Jobs & Automation with Ravin Jesuthasan
Discussing Ravin’s book, Reinventing Jobs: A 4-step approach for applying automation at work, we explore the potential impact of automation and the steps organisations and individuals can take to prepare for a future where more and more work historically done by humans is replaced by machines.
CRFCast - HR Insights from the Corporate Research Forum: Leadership in the Digital Age with Jay Conger
How is the practice of leadership changing in the face of digital disruption? How do we develop leaders prepared for the challenges of the digital age? In this CRFCast we describe a new research-based CRF leadership model and discuss the implications for leadership and leadership development with Professor Jay Conger.