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.

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.