July 10th 2020

Thriving After a Crisis – Diverting Danger and Creating Future-Proof Organisations Zoom Interactive Event

On 10th July 2020, CRF and PARC members gathered for Thriving After a Crisis – Diverting Danger and Creating Future-Proof Organisations, a Zoom interactive event in partnership with IMD Business School. IMD Professors Howard Yu and Mark Greeven discussed how the most successful organisations are responding to the crisis, and demonstrated that, across industry sectors, common behaviours, mindsets and organisation cultures distinguish those organisations that are faring best. We also explored the role of the HR community in enabling organisations to be light on their feet to thrive in any possible future.

  • Tags
  • Crisis
  • Crisis Management
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Future of Work
  • HR Strategy
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June 17th 2020

Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit Zoom Interactive Event

On 17th June, Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School led a webinar for PARC and CRF members in which he discusses how great companies deliver both purpose and profit. Alex explains his findings and the evidence that shows that companies can achieve both, it doesn't have to be an either/or choice, with particular relevance to incentives and reward.

  • Tags
  • HR Strategy
  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
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June 8th 2020

Post Covid - 19 Planning Tool

The current crisis has caused many businesses to rethink their strategies and tactics. There are winners and losers, but its hard to think of a company that will be unaffected. As we all know, HR plans and strategies flow from the business strategy – so is it time to re-evaluate our HR plans based on the changed or changing reality

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • HR Strategy
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April 17th 2020

Post Meeting Notes - Business Partnering in a Crisis

On 16th April 2020, CRF members gathered for Business Partnering in a Crisis, a Zoom Interactive Event. Director of CRF Learning Nick Holley and British Sugar’s People Director, Catherine Taylor, discussed the implications of the coronavirus crisis for HRBPs.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis Management
  • HR Business Partnering
  • HR Strategy
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April 15th 2020

Data-driven Corporate Health Management

The rising cost of health care is showing no signs of slowing down. To tackle head-on the underlying health issues of the workforce and the associated rising claim costs to the employer, it is necessary to transform health and well-being management into a rigorous data-driven strategy. The author suggests using a dashboard as foundation for targeted interventions to elevate employee health and engagement and to improve the profitability of organisations. The new frontier is predictive analytics of future claims ratios and prevalence of health conditions.

  • Tags
  • Employee Relations
  • Wellbeing
  • HR Strategy
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
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April 3rd 2020

Post Meeting Notes: Stop Planning, Start Preparing: Zoom Interactive Event

On 2nd April 2020, CRF members gathered for ‘Stop Planning, Start Preparing’, a Zoom Interactive Event. Director of CRF Learning Nick Holley hosted Directors at Ashridge Strategic Management Centre Dr. Stephen Bungay and Dr. Rebecca Homkes in discussion about what leaders can do to prepare their organisations to survive the current coronavirus crisis, reset the plan, and thrive through a potential downturn. These post meeting notes give an overview of the key take away points discussed.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • HR Strategy
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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 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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March 5th 2020

Aligning your Employee Experience with your Brand

This presentation was given by Amy Sawbridge at the CRF event, HR Leaders' Forum: Building Purposeful Organisations in Stockholm. She discusses what a brand stands for and why it matters. How important is brand consistency and how well aligned is your employee experience with your brand?

  • Tags
  • HR Strategy
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employer Brand
  • Business Performance
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March 5th 2020

New Mindsets Needed by HR to Execute Strategy

At the CRF event, HR Leaders' Forum: Building Purposeful Organisations in Stockholm, Fredrik Schuller, Executive Vice President of BTS gave a presentation on what HR needs to do to execute a business strategy. He discusses the difficult challenges that clients may face, including performance and transformation. How should we change our mindsets to better match our business strategy? What are our default reactions to change?

  • Tags
  • Business Models
  • HR Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Business Performance
  • Transformation
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