Preparing for the future: CIPD’s Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has announced the programme for its 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

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This year the focus is on the future of the profession, new developments in thinking and practice, and the drive towards greater value and impact in organisations and the economy.Peter Cheese, CIPD Chief Executive, commented, "This year's event is focused on helping us all to prepare for the future. Advances in technology, globalisation and demographic changes mean the world of work is changing all the time. More and more organisations are starting to question and rethink some of the most well-established HR practices to be more adaptive and fit for the demands of a changing workforce, workplace, and the changing nature of the jobs we do. With all the growing debate about purpose, principles, values and creating businesses that are truly sustainable in every sense of the word, HR needs to go back to its roots and really focus on the human in human resources."This year we'll be bringing you inspiration from thought leaders, practitioners, and consultants in HR, L&D and OD who've tried and tested new and innovative approaches in their organisations. But we'll also be encouraging you to think a little more deeply about the purpose of everything we do in HR and the principles that should guide our decision-making. When we approach a problem or opportunity by asking questions about purpose and intended outcomes rather than just focusing on processes, policies and so-called 'best practice' – and then apply everything we've known for many years about human psychology and organisational behaviour – that's when we start to see true innovation and that's when HR realises its full potential to drive value for everyone."Running alongside the conference is the CIPD exhibition, where more than 200 leading HR and L&D suppliers will be showcasing their latest innovations and solutions. The exhibition features a free programme of bite-sized learning sessions and insights from suppliers, echoing key themes on the conference agenda: HR Trends and Essentials, Insights and Behavioural Science and Innovation and Analytics. CIPD experts and conference speakers will also be continuing discussion and debate on future challenges and opportunities in a new Future HR Arena on the exhibition floor.For more information, click here

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