Episode 17: 26th April 2018

Episode 17, and our focus for this week is the one thing that has the power to make or break any business…the people.

Keeping our focus on HR (or Personnel as it used to be called) we welcome special guest, Cath Harrison of JVP Group, into the studio. We flag up a few events and workshops including one that takes us from substance abuse and prison to social media and office romance. Put simply, you are going to love it!

First on the agenda is our topical discussion which was the result of a recent article in The Independent which flagged up interesting statistics about our ageing population and the rising retirement age. We thought this was worthy of further investigation (don’t even think about asking how old we are ;-)) and it turns out we aren’t the only ones with this on the agenda.

Useful information and tools on this subject can be found at:

Sticking with the HR theme we discuss a couple of events taking place over the coming weeks that focus on employing people. Follow the links below for details and booking.

In our reviews section we wanted to signpost you to useful HR resources available online. There are a number of HR publications and employer toolkits which offer thought provoking and informative articles for consideration.

And as usual we end the podcast with our business Guru who this week is  for this week is the author of The Strategic Partner HR Model, Dave Ulrich.

Ranked s #1 Management Guru by Business Week and labelled the HR Guru’s Guru,  Ulrich is a prolific writer and theorist. He is Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at RBL Group.

You can find out more about Prof. Ulrich and his HR theories by clicking on the following links:

When it comes to quotes (hey, we can’t podcast without a quote or two), Ulrich doesn’t disappoint:

”When leaders behave consistently with the expectations of customers, they are doing things inside their organisation that deliver value outside.”

”HR Professionals play three roles: Storyteller, strategy interpreter and strategic facilitator”

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