Notes, queries, questions and reflections from conversations on the future of HR,
hosted by Meg Peppin and Doug Shaw at the 2015 CIPD Conference in Manchester.
Each group were invited to share what
topics were on their mind, and then to
create a question for discussion. These
were the questions:
How can we influence wellness?
How can we drive analytics?
Is engagement just about doing the right thing?
If we started again, would we invent HR?
The following slides contain the essence of the
conversations which flowed from these questions.
Happiness : better performance, productivity
What’s the big driver?
Management : relationships, leadership
Optimum performance curve/point
Start by ASKING the staff
HUMAN resource – support – or drive?
What’s the big driver for wellness?
ALL OF IT.
Is Employee Engagement just
about doing the right thing?
Work on developing loyalty
Involve people in activities
Hire people in teams who will get on together
Ask people why they stay!
Don’t be afraid of answers!
People’s motivations are all different – treat
people as individuals
Don’t rely on analytics, speak to understand
If HR didn’t exist – would we invent it?
Part 1 Everyone in the
stress – why is
get in the
Blank sheet –
look at what’s
When it’s so
We hire people
who are really
good and then
Where are we
going, and what
do we need to get
Would you invent or reinvent
HR? – Part 2
• Outsider perspective vs insider perspective
• Would accountants even ASK this question?
• Role has evolved to cover the inadequacies of
• If accountants are confident to demand that HR
fill their deficit then (thinking on analytics) why
aren’t HR confident to demand reverse in terms
of their deficit?
• HR practitioners as chameleons!
What questions do we ask?
Understand the context
Right people – right data
Collaboration with data holders
Piece by piece approach
Sometimes, when it comes to return on investment,
it feels like we’re expected to do this!
Curious and Creative Facilitation
Meg Peppin Doug Shaw