March 31st 2020

Coronavirus: What Should HR Be Doing?

In a time of crisis, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having huge implications on business. How can HR respond and what should HR be doing? How can HR be preparing for the future in times of uncertainty? The document explores these in terms of productivity, remotivating, communication, planning and learning.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Communication
  • Learning and Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Strategy
  • Crisis Management
  • Productivity
  • Employee Retention
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March 30th 2020

Post Meeting Notes - Navigating the All-Remote Workforce: Zoom Interactive Event

Following our CRF Zoom Interactive event on Navigating the All-Remote Workforce during the Coronavirus pandemic, these post meeting notes summarise the key findings. Carmen von Rohr, Content and Digital Manager at CRF was joined by Caroline Arora, People Director, and Adrianne Sale MD for HR, Hoxby, to discuss experiences and good practice on remote working.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis Management
  • Communication
  • Employee Engagement
  • HR Strategy
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March 27th 2020

Practical Steps for HR

What practical steps can HR take in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic? We list these into five categories: Communication, Supporting your Managers, Cost Reduction & Business Protection, Online Resources and Scenario Planning for the Future.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Employee Engagement
  • Communication
  • Crisis Management
  • Managing
  • Managing Organisations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Succession Planning
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March 27th 2020

Navigating the All-Remote Workforce: Zoom Interactive Event

On 27th March 2020, CRF hosted members in a virtual peer-sharing event. In conversation with special guests Caroline Arora, People Director, and Adrianne Sale, MD for HR, Hoxby, and each other, we shared experiences and good practice on Remote Working. This video is the footage captured during the Zoom call.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Flexible Working
  • Remote Working
  • Communication
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March 17th 2020

Remote Working Recommendations

Remote working has become a significant factor within a flexible working environment, and especially amidst the current outbreak of COVID-19, remote working is a reality for more of us than ever before. This document summarises some recommendations for maximising the effectiveness of this way of working.

  • Tags
  • Flexible Working
  • Coronavirus
  • Productivity
  • Remote Working
  • Developing Employees
  • Wellbeing
  • HR Strategy
  • Communication
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March 5th 2020

HR Leaders' Forum: Building Purposeful Organisations - Ericsson Case Study

These slides are from the CRF event, HR Leaders' Forum: Building Purposeful Organisations in Stockholm. The case study on Ericsson was presented by Lourdes Pantaleon and Sameer Khanna. They discuss the journey of Ericsson, how they have improved cooperation and collaboration, and what you can do to "get on the move".

  • Tags
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Developing Employees
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Relations
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February 19th 2020

Better Conversations: Why they Matter and How to Have Them

This presentation from Wanda Wallace is from the CRF Residential Workshop: Better Conversations: Why they Matter and How to Have Them. She explores how much time we should spend preparing for difficult or important conversations and the purpose of our conversations at work. How can we adapt to different styles and best deal with others? What types of defensiveness are there? How do we increase other people's levels of trust in ourselves?

  • Tags
  • HR Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Culture
  • Difficult Conversations
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February 19th 2020

Post Meeting Notes - Better Conversations: Why they Matter and How to Have Them

These post meeting notes summarise the key takeaways from the CRF residential workshop: Better Conversations, Why they Matter and How to Have Them with Wanda Wallace.

  • Tags
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Organisational Culture
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November 15th 2019

Better Conversations: Why They Matter And How To Have Them - booking form

  • Tags
  • Communication
  • Difficult Conversations
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July 18th 2018

HR Directors' Discussion Paper: Is It Time to Reboot Your Approach to Communication and Evaluation?

What are the issues we must confront to ensure communication changes behaviour? How can we evaluate practically our initiatives to weed out the ones that don’t work and learn from experience? This paper provides some insights and aims to spark a further discussion within your team.

  • Tags
  • Communication
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July 3rd 2015

Interview with Alastair Campbell – Post Election Thoughts

At our 2015 Summer Lecture and Reception, Tony Blair’s former Communications Director, Alastair Campbell provided his thoughts on how the Labour Party should re-invent itself following the 2015 General Election defeat.

  • Tags
  • Analytics
  • Communication
  • Risk
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September 10th 2014

Making Communication Fun, Memorable, but ..

Adrian Furnham's keynote presentation on Storytelling: Making Communication Fun, Memorable from our 2014 Storytelling member event.

  • Tags
  • Communication
  • Learning and Development
  • Social Responsibility
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