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Hot topic round-up: July 2014

30 Jul

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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 in July 2014.

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      Hot topic round-up: June 2014

      30 Jun

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          Hot topics June

          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 June 2014.

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          The subject of future talent is shaping up to become a central strategic concern of business and human resource agendas. Why is this? In the first post on our new Future Talent blog, our CEO Jim Carrick-Birtwell explores the multi-faceted nature of this challenge in support of our first-ever conference, taking place on 9 July. Read Jim’s full post >

          The Future Talent conference, held at the Royal Opera House in London, will bring together 500 HR directors and distinguished thought leaders from business, the arts, education and government to debate what it will take to drive change in the most fundamental leadership challenge of our time.

          Speakers include:

          • Peter Cheese – CEO of the CIPD
          • Matthew Hancock MP – Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise
          • Alain de Botton – philosopher
          • Ashok Vaswani – CEO of Barclays’ Retail & Business bank
          • Alex Lowe, industry head at Google
          • Plus many more.

          Want to know more about our upcoming conference? Visit the website here >

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          Future talent in the UK - Mary Appleton

          As we emerge from economic catastrophe, it is the skills base of our workforce that will dictate our future prosperity. And in a world where skills shortages punctuate most talent agendas, the race is on to ensure the next generation’s future capability is aligned to the needs of organisations in a rapidly changing landscape. Read the rest of this entry »

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          Happiness Day

          Today is the UN’s 2nd annual International Happiness Day. In a recent YouGov poll, 87% of UK adults said they prefer ‘the greatest overall happiness and wellbeing’ over wealth. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the founder of the day, said that happiness is a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes… happiness and well-being of all peoples”.

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          In 1908, 15,000 women marched through the streets of New York city campaigning for shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. In 1911, International Women’s Day was born. Held on 8th March every year, fast forward a century, how has this changed in the world of work today? Are women getting the recognition, support and encouragement they need? We have shortlisted Changeboard’s top stories showcasing female leadership and talent, and what organisations are doing to inspire and empower today’s women.

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          The issue of future talent is near and dear to us at Changeboard – our CEO is also the CEO of plotr, a career website for 11-to-24-year olds, and Changeboard covers the issue extensively in our print magazine and our blog.

          Now in its seventh year, National Apprenticeship Week starts on March 3 and aims to raise awareness about the importance of youth employment in the UK. Apprenticeship schemes have grown in their popularity over the last few years, but we would like to hear what you think. Read the rest of this entry »

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          WinterBlues

          The NHS estimates that one in 15 people in the UK are affected by seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that occurs during winter months that is thought to be caused by a lack of light. With the fallout from the Christmas season (celebration and splurges followed by cold weather and empty bank accounts), it’s no surprise that Friends Life‘s recent survey has revealed that 60% of respondents think winter is the most stressful time of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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          Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day has come around again. The shops are filled with sweets and chocolate in a rainbow of reds and you’ve probably noticed that your local M&S is bursting at the seams with flowers. While February 14th’s long and disputed history started with unsavory activities and founded itself as the holiday of romance in the times of Chaucer and Shakespeare, we think it’s time for another reinterpretation, the HR way.

          In the UK, people work 1,625 hours per year, so it’s no surprise workplaces have become their own communities. What can you do this Valentine’s Day to show how much you appreciate your colleagues? We have a few ideas. Read the rest of this entry »

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          Changeboard in the Middle East

          10 Feb

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              rp_MA-image-175x300.jpgAs we approach our 10th anniversary this year we’re excited that the Middle East features so strongly in Changeboard’s plans for the future. In this Q&A, Changeboard’s editor Mary Appleton talks to Katie Richard about the plans for Changeboard’s Middle East magazine in 2014, who we’ll be featuring in our next issue, and the key challenges for HR professionals this year.

              Have you subscribed for your complimentary copy yet? Make sure you sign up now to receive your February-April issue to join Changeboard’s global HR community. Read the rest of this entry »

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