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    Show #80: Interview with Peter Cheese, CIPD Chief Executive

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    Special Guest: Peter Cheese, CIPD Chief Executive


    Peter Cheese joined the CIPD as Chief Executive in July 2012. He spent 30 years working at Accenture, culminating in a 7 year spell as Global Managing Director leading the firm’s Talent and Organisation Performance Consulting Practice. 


    After leaving Accenture in 2009, Peter held a portfolio of consulting and non-executive roles. During this time he was also appointed Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management, a post he stepped down from on his appointment to the CIPD.


    Peter sits on the Council of City & Guilds, and he is a European Board Director with Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Europe, an organisation focused on the development of entrepreneurial, financial and employability skills in young people through business engagement in schools and universities. He is also an Executive Fellow at the London Business School, associated with the faculties of Strategic Management and Organisational Behaviour. He was voted by HR Magazine as the most influential thinker in HR in the UK for 2013.


    Host: Jo Dodds

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    Show #91: Employee Engagement - Interview with the Author, Emma Bridger

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    Special Guest: Emma Bridger


    Join us as we talk to Emma Bridger about her new book 'Employee Engagement', published by Kogan Page. Emma has been involved in the Engage for Success movement from the start and has included a rather lovely thank you to David, Nita and the movement as a whole at the beginning of the book!


    Emma is an award winning employee engagement specialist and Director of People Lab, an Employee Engagement Consultancy, working with clients worldwide. With over 18 years' experience gained in a variety of roles, Emma began her career lecturing on graduate and post-graduate courses in psychology, her specialist area being behaviour change.


    Emma has designed and developed the CIPD range of short Employee Engagement courses as well as contributing to and being published within the original Engaging for Success report. Emma is a member of the EFS Guru Group and also a regular conference speaker and case studies detailing her work have been published in industry journals.


    Find out more in Emma's blog post on our website.


    Host: Jo Moffatt

  • 00:31

    Show #82: Collaborative Advantage through Working Digitally

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    Special Guest: Perry Timms


    Collaborative Advantage through Working Digitally.  Why being engaged in THAT means more than anything else to do with Employee Engagement.


    We work in ways that are different now to what they were 2 years ago.  Cloud, social, open and shared workspaces have entered the fray as ways to describe a new format for getting things done in knowledge work particularly.  Social Media has changed the way we think about connecting, sharing and learning from each other and Email is more questionable than ever as a good way to work.


    More organisations are turning to digital tools that have a more social way of interacting in that they are: 



    Open to all
    Conversationally themed, and where 
    Information is drawn down by people rather than fired at from on high.


    So what does that do to employee engagement you might wonder?


    Perry Timms - independent HR practitioner and Social Media & Engagement Adviser to the CIPD shares his views on why this will become the most important thing for organisations to focus on and NOT their employee engagement once-a-year survey.


    Host: Jo Moffatt

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    Show #60: Engage the Engaged: A Not-For-Profit Perspective

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    Special Guest: Martyn Dicker, Director or HR & Organisational Development at Fairtrade Foundation, Task Force Member and Chair of the not-for-profit subgroup.


    In the UK, around 3/4 million people work in the voluntary sector and over 10 million adults volunteer at least once a month.  An estimated 1.3 million full-time workers would be required, at an equivalent cost of £23.1 billion, to replace the work of those who volunteer at least once a month.  The not-for-profit subgroup is exploring specific engagement issues in the sector, including the volunteering dynamic.


    Join us as we talk about the EFS 3rd Sector Sub Group who are particularly interested in developing (and sharing) more robust employee engagement measures, gaining a better understanding of the psychological contract within the sector, dispelling some of the myths concerning engagement, understanding how engagement is changing and defining the role of managers in creating & sustaining a high-performance culture. 


    Martyn has been working in HR in the international development sector for over 10 years, having commenced his career in the private sector.  He is a Chartered Member of CIPD.


    Host: Jo Dodds

  • 00:33

    Show #52: Wendy Cartwright Talking About the Wellbeing Subgroup

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    Special Guest: Wendy Cartwright, Former HR Director of the Olympic Delivery Authority, Task Force Member and Chair of the Wellbeing Subgroup.


    In August last year, Engage for Success formed a subgroup looking at the links between wellbeing and engagement. A call for evidence was launched with the E4S Guru community and via the E4S website. Since then the Wellbeing subgroup have been busy reviewing the case studies and research papers provided in the call for evidence. In this radio show we hear from Wendy Cartwright, Chair of the Wellbeing Subgroup who discusses the findings so far from the evidence collected and the questions that still remain to be answered.


    Wendy is a member of the Engage for Success Task Force and she currently chairs the Engage for Success Wellbeing Sub-group, which is examining the links between employee engagement, wellbeing and organisational performance. She is the former HR Director for the Olympic Delivery Authority – the public body responsible for developing and building the new venues and infrastructure for London 2012, and prior to that held senior HR roles in central government, financial services, energy and retail sectors.. Wendy has a Masters degree in Employment Strategy and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. She also chairs the Advisory Board of Global Diversity Practice and is a lead UK member of the European HRD Circle.


    Host: Jo Dodds

  • 00:30

    Total Rewards in Recruitment and Retention

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    Human Resources IQ discusses the importance of Total Rewards programs with Charles Cotton, of CIPD.

  • 01:00

    Talking HR 022: The Next Generation HR - and book review: Leaders make the Future

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    In this show, we discuss the CIPD recently published research 'Next Generation HR' and explore the implications this has for companies, business leaders and the HR profession. We also review a new book, Leaders make the Future, by Bob Johansen (http://bit.ly/LeadersmaketheFuture). Talking HR is hosted by Krishna De and Jon Ingham and you can contact them with your thoughts and feedback about the show at talkinghrpodcast(at)gmail.com.

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