April 1st 2020

Post Meeting Notes - Spring Lecture: Bringing Down the Walls in Social Mobility

On 31st March 2020, CRF hosted members at our annual Spring Lecture, held this year as a Zoom Interactive Event. Professor of Finance Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, led a discussion of financial, economic, technological, and social development in the context of global competitiveness.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis Management
  • Generational Issues
  • Economics & Society
  • Technology
  • Social Mobility
  • Competitive Strategy
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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 31st 2020

Bringing Down the Walls: Lessons in Social Mobility

This presentation was given by Arturo Bris, Director, IMD World Competitiveness Center and Professor of Finance, IMD, at the virtual event: Bringing Down the Walls: Lessons in Social Mobility. Bris discusses the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on our lives, and the "walls" built between generations, genders, rich and poor, ourselves and our planet.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Social Mobility
  • Crisis Management
  • Managing People
  • Technology
  • Digital
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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

Zoom Interactive Event: Navigating the All-Remote Workforce

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 25th 2020

Post Meeting Notes - Coronavirus Pandemic: HR Directors and Experts Discussion Forum

After two Zoom events hosted by CRF with various HR Directors and Experts, we discussed which HR policy actions are being taken during the Coronavirus crisis, how to support a workforce during the crisis, and issues we may be facing around remote working. These post meeting notes give an overview of the discussions.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Being an HR Director
  • Employee Engagement
  • HR Strategy
  • Wellbeing
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March 23rd 2020

CRF Coronavirus Statement

The circumstances of the last few weeks have had an unprecedented impact on individuals, business and society as a whole. Whilst we are all uncertain as to the future, we have to make some decisions and assumptions about the Coronavirus epidemic and how CRF will continue to deliver value and support to our members, partners and broader network.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Employee Engagement
  • Wellbeing
  • HR Strategy
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
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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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January 28th 2020

Scenario Thinking - Interview with Dr. Kris De Meyer

Simulating scenario thinking is essential for any organising wanting to improve its forward planning. In this interview, we discuss with King's College London neuroscientist, Dr. Kris De Meyer, how his Shutdown simulation, created for the Cabinet Office, uses immersive learning to improve people's ability to imagine different scenarios and plan for them.

  • Tags
  • Learning and Development
  • Behavioural Science
  • Coronavirus
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January 23rd 2020

Shutdown - Using Experiential Learning and Scenario Planning

Exploring the value of experiential learning and scenario planning to imagine and prepare for possible futures, with neuroscientist Dr. Kris De Meyer (King’s College London) and Dan Barnard, Artistic Director at fanSHEN, from their session at CRF event Future Insight in January 2020.

  • Tags
  • Learning and Development
  • Behavioural Science
  • Coronavirus
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January 14th 2020

Future Insight: Responding to Trends, Threats and Opportunities

This discussion paper outlines HR’s role in developing foresight and organisation capabilities around vigilance, future sensing, environment scanning, and agile decision making in the absence of full information.

  • Tags
  • Capability Building
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Decision Making
  • Change Management
  • Disruption
  • Globalisation
  • Managing Uncertainty
  • Transformation
  • Coronavirus
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