BBC staff will be delighted to learn that HR boss Valerie Hughes D'Aeth has transformed the organisation and will be sharing lessons on how she did it at the annual conference of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in November. The BBC unions will note she's not yet home and dry on this year's pay offer, and talks on modernising terms and conditions are timetabled way into 2107.
Valerie is in a joint session with the HR chief from Selfridges, billed thus...
"70% of businesses fail at implementing change. This is by far one of the hottest topics in HR at the moment and we have prepared two great examples of large scale transformation you can learn from. As well as highlighting the underlying principles and successes of these change programmes, this session will focus on:
• managing the uncertainty and emotional complexities during M&A activity
• workforce planning to ensure customer and business delivery during transformation
• understanding the impact of change programmes on HR teams and the skills and support needed
• developing a clear engagement and communications strategy to sustain commitment across the organisation