Hot topic round-up: April 2014

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      We love engaging with our global HR community, especially through our social media and digital channels. What has been sparking the most interest? Here’s our round-up of the most read and talked about topics throughout April 2014 (and a sneak peek for May, too!).


      HowardCrabtree600x400Career profile: Howard Crabtree, interim head of HR & OD, MOPAC

      Get to know your peers through our career profile series. We profile Howard Crabtree, interim head of HR & OD and MOPAC, where he reveals how the NHS helped mould his career path, his biggest career regret, and the benefits of preferring savoury over sweet.

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      HazelKeating600x400Gender diversity in financial services: State Street

      Financial services organisation State Street has been quick to respond to the government target of 25% female representation on boards by 2015. Boasting a 50/50 gender split in employee population and 39% female representation on boards, how has the organisation built a ladder to the top for their female employees? Hazel Keating, head of HR EMEA, shares the journey with Katie Richard.

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      How to deal with demotivated employees

      Derek Robertson of DPG plc, discusses how to engage with employees and create a positive working environment in which employees can be given the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability.

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      What are you worth in 2014?

      The 2014 recruitment market has started to heat up, but the disconnect between employers and employees could challenge this upturn. What will you be worth this year? Download Hudson’s salary survey whitepaper to find out.

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      Time to get out of HR?

      Have you spent your whole career in HR? Why it’s important for aspiring HR leaders to gain exposure across the wider business.

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      Being bullied at work? How to recognise the signs and take appropriate action

      Bullying is a gradual wearing down process that makes individuals feel demeaned and inadequate, that they can never get anything right, and that they are hopeless, not only within their work environment, but also in their domestic life.

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      sneak peak… future talent special


      Changeboard magazine, May-July issue

      We’re very passionate about future talent at Changeboard, and our next magazine – which has just gone to press – is a future talent special edition. We’re featuring exclusive interviews with:

      • Helmut Schuster, group HR director at BP
      • Christine Hodgson, chairman at Capgemini UK
      • Helen Hyde, personnel director at Waitrose
      • Kirstie Mackey, head of LifeSkills at Barclays
      • HR directors from Asda, Siemens, Santander and Hilton Worldwide

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      Future Talent conference

      This week we announced our first-ever conference, taking place on 9th July at the Royal Opera House, London.

      Thought leaders from business, the arts, education and government (and our very own co-founders, Jim Carrick-Birtwell and Porteur Keene) will be sharing their insights and discussing the most vital leadership challenge of our time. Find out more about the keynote speakers here>

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      Are you thinking about your future talent? Make sure you register for your place now and take advantage of our early bird offer. For group bookings, please contact Dale Harris at

      Read more about the conference here>

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      Written by Sarah Clark, online features editor, Changeboard

      Sarah Clark, online features editor, Changeboard

      Sarah is the online features editor at Changeboard.

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