Hot topic round-up: May 2014

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      Hot topic May 2014

      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 in May 2014.

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      Detecting the energy to fuel global business: Exclusive interview with
      Helmut Schuster, HRD at BP

      Finding employees to ‘go the extra mile’ is Helmut Schuster’s passion – amid navigating a shortage of STEM skills, the big crew change and embedding a system that links values and reward. Three years into his role as HRD at BP, he reveals details in an exclusive interview with Mary Appleton.

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      Krissie Billingham no 2Career profile: Krissie Billingham, learning business partner & head of learning technology, RSA

      Get to know your peers through our career profile series. We profile Krissie Billingham, learning business partner and head of learning technology at RSA. She shares her career path, her biggest challenges and why she made a jigsaw of her face for an interview – and got the job!

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      Lucy AdamsTwitter Q&A with Lucy Adams, former HR director, BBC

      Lucy Adams, former HR director of the BBC, and founder of Disruptive HR – and a keynote speaker at Changeboard’s Future Talent conference – was put under the spotlight in a live Twitter Q&A session.

      Lucy addressed a variety of topics including what leaders should be doing to engage with future talent, where organisations are going wrong, and why HR and marketing should be joined at the hip.

      Our friends at plotr, a careers inspiration platform, also offered their advice on how you can effectively engage and inspire young people into the world of work.

      Join the conversation on twitter by using the hashtag #futuretalentconf

      Read Lucy’s career profile here>


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      Investing in future talent

      A recent CIPD survey found that 38% of employers recruited young people in the last 12 months in order to ‘grow their own’ and to develop skills for their future business needs.

      Katerina Rudiger, head of skills and policy campaigns at the CIPD, heads up the Learning to Work programme – she shares her insights on youth unemployment and give tips on how to invest in future talent.

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      Where is HR heading?

      67% of respondents in Oakleaf’s recent talent crunch survey still believe there are not enough quality HR professionals within financial and professional services. Do you agree? Richard Colgan, founder & managing partner of Oakleaf Partnership, discusses the findings and predicts what the future holds for HR.

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      Are you selling your employer brand effectively?

      HR is now driving over a third of employer brand strategies, according to a recent survey. Sherif Elogeiry, head of HR at Imperial Tobacco Group, advises how to rise to the challenge and tips for business success.

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      future talent conference

      futureTalentHave you registered yet? Come along and join us on 9th July, to hear thought leaders from business, the arts, education and government (and Changeboard’s very own Jim Carrick-Birtwell and Porteur Keene) discuss the most vital leadership challenge of our time.

      For group bookings, please contact Dale Harris at

      Find out more >

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      Keynote speaker: Alex Lowe, head of industry, Google

      At the Future Talent conference, Alex will be talking about future trends in technology and what it will mean for working environments. How can we plan for unpredictable change?

      Read Alex’s blog post 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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