Welcome to the CIPD Festival of Work blog

All the latest news and views from the team behind the Festival of Work, 12-13 June 2019, Olympia London.

Jo Wainwright shares her thoughts from sessions about artificial intelligence on day 2 of the Festival of Work.

Meg Peppin shares her thoughts on the panel discussion ‘good work and the future of jobs in a changing economic landscape’.

To coincide with the doors opening to the very first Festival of Work, we’re excited to announce the launch of Good Work TV, the new video hub of the CIPD.

Find out what Fiona is most keen to discover at the Festival of Work, taking place at Olympia, London on 12-13 June.

See what Meg Peppin is most looking forward to experiencing at the Festival of Work over the two days (12-13 June 2019).

Jo Wainwright provides her top 5 tips on how to make the most of the two days at the festival and gives her must sees.

The fourth industrial revolution is well and truly upon us. Large scale change is needed in response, including an entire re-think of current systems.

Research into the realities of onboarding, and why a non-digital, non-inclusive onboarding approach could be costing businesses millions.

It’s not such a great challenge to lead when we have a clear direction. It’s when we don’t have enough information, or we’re facing unpredictable outcomes that the six attributes come into their own.

The world of learning and development is changing. Employees are demanding more personalised, self-directed learning across all sectors. 15 unexpected ways to develop yourself and others.

Stuart Haden, Programme Manager at the CIPD argues that organisations need to be more proactive rather than reactive when it comes to developing a well-being strategy.

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that improving people management capability can help tackle the UK’s productivity problem.

There are plenty of reasons why we should craft working arrangements that give a degree of flexibility; on how long, where, when and at what times employees work.

We know our workplaces can and should be more inclusive. To do this, employers must take action. Come to the CIPD stand (D80) at 10:30 on 12 or 13 June to find out how.

The day-to-day demands and pressures of work should not be a barrier to good mental health. With the right support in place, work can be a place where all of us can thrive.

The digital revolution has changed the way we interact with the world around us. For businesses to succeed they need to both understand and embrace technology.

Workplace socials can be great for building team spirit. However, business owners should pay attention when employees don’t want to attend them.

Not only is inclusivity a moral responsibility for employers, it can also lead to positive outcomes for the business as a whole.

In a candidate driven market, it’s crucial for your organisation to stand out and position yourself as an employer of choice. 

Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser Employment Relations at CIPD explains why it is necessary to speak about menopause at work and help remove the taboo.

Jill Evans, Legal Online Content Editor at CIPD and Ally Weeks, Learning and Development Consultant at CIPD provide advice on how to plan for business and workforce continuity ahead of Brexit.

Perry Timms, Founder and Chief Energy Officer at PTHR elaborates on human-centric design and argues that organisations should challenge norms to create better working environments.

Rt Hon Greg Clark will be presenting a welcome address at the CIPD Festival of Work, taking place on 12 June 2019 at Olympia London.

The thought-provoking film is designed to empower HR professionals to leverage the potential that future change can bring to the workplace.

Kaine Davidson, OD Manager at Veolia UK and Ireland explores the concept of strategic learning and development.

Brendan Street, Nuffield Health’s Head of Emotional Well-being on why businesses still shy away from a critical but difficult topic.

John Bromilow, Chief Information Officer at Rendall and Rittner gives examples of how to effectively implement HR technology.

Nick Henley, Independent Consultant and Former Head of Talent Development at AOL gives ideas on how your organisation can respond to talent needs.

Clare Richmond, Founder and Director at SpeakTo reveals steps that can help you achieve successful cultures of learning and innovation.

Dr. Richard MacKinnon, Managing Director at WorkLifePsych gives tips on how to develop psychological flexibility to fulfill your goals.

“If you want the power of diversity to drive innovation and creativity, it’s time to be disruptive” says Toby Mildon, D&I Consultant.

Dr Lynda Shaw, Business Neuroscientist and Author, reveals tips on how to communicate about change within the workplace.

Mark Hendy, HR Manager at Doncasters is participating in the L&D influencer session on 13 June 2019. Last few session places remaining – book now.

Director General of the CBI, Carolyn Fairbairn is joining the group of expert panellists on the opening panel discussion on 12 June 2019.

As Elite Business Magazine’s readers know, there’s no excuse for poor HR management these days. And in partnership with CIPD, it’ll be said loud and clear.

How do we balance collecting data with people’s privacy and where do the boundaries between work and home exist? Hear from HR Director in Transformation at Atos, Cheryl Allen. 

Professor of Digital Life at Bangor University, Andrew McStay asks whether using AI to gauge emotions at work is a good idea. 

Jennifer Jackson of employer branding agency, Wonderful Workplaces, explains why employer branding should be central to your recruitment strategy.

Exhibitor and sponsor Rising Vibe Ltd, share their 5 C’s for connection in the workplace and bringing emotion back to business.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE explores workplace mental health and how employers can help support their teams. 

The difference between flexible work and remote work is crucial to understand if the UK is to solve its productivity crisis, according to one business leader.

Inside the radical technology Accenture believes could spearhead a revolution in hiring.

The business leader and author explains how her quest for engagement led her to help staff become property tycoons.

Video interviews no longer just look at what people do. They are starting to combine psychometrics and gaming to make them serious contenders for offering a single, one-stop-shop selection tool.

The economist and author on how we could all be more productive if only we cut to the chase.

Maths and memory may be ready for the chop as technology changes the competencies we need for business.

The world chess champion and best-selling author will explain how we can work alongside intelligent machines.

Why the 50-year-old brand is on a mission to be the country’s number one training provider.

Too many of us still think the office is the only place work can happen, says the author of The Human Workplace.

We lift the lid of why the recesses of the internet could hold vital data for acquisitive businesses.

The world of work is in the middle of a huge and profound shift, according to the cloud HR solution provider.

From soft skills to immersive technology, how to understand what’s coming next – and how it will affect businesses.

What to expect across the six content streams and 50-plus sessions that make up this year’s inaugural event.

A welcome to the inaugural Festival of Work from Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD.