The time has now arrived and our annual 2 day conference commences tomorrow 27 October 2016 in the Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle, Co.Down. We have an exciting line up of speakers over the two days. To get a sneak peak at the conference programme, click on the attached link. Copies of the programme will be available for all participants tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Agi Kertynska looks at the struggle between old and new styles of leadership and what that means for HR/OD professionals.
Welcome back to the first issue of Network after our summer break. For many of us, this week is the first full working week back so I hope you all had a great summer and are full of enthusiasm for a busy and productive autumn.
It's Monday 7am, following a much needed week's holiday, and I'm on the tube checking my diary for the week and beyond, planning priorities and clearing the numerous emails that have cumulated. I'm also thinking about my team, eager to know how they are, especially given some current issues they are managing and knowing that some were attending meetings for me. This included a first attendance at Trust Board for Natalie, my Associate Director of OD, which whilst being good development can be nerve racking at first!
Deborah Tarrant provides her views on why e-rostering has not yet taken off and why it should be an issue on HR directors’ agendas.
At the NHS Confederation annual event at Manchester Central last week, HPMA were for – the first time – part of the large exhibition, rubbing shoulders with legal firms, software companies and publishers. And in an attempt to raise our profile and also remind the many delegates of the importance of people managers in the NHS, we asked visitors to our stand to think about a manager in their career who had allowed them to flourish – and then post their name on a pink post-it note on our giant HPMA logo to thank them and APPRECIATE them!