The Productivity Challenge and the Workplace
The UK faces an unprecedented productivity challenge. We have had a decade of near zero productivity growth and a decade when real wages have also stood still. We have to go back to pre-industrial times for a similar period, according to some. Latest thinking suggests that the role of the workplace and improving HR capacity and capability – including the quality of management, and skills development and utilisation - will be one of the critical areas in finding a lasting solution. Yet the evidence suggests that few organisations have a good measure of their own productivity performance. How can we address this and other productivity challenges to ensure that the Government’s productivity plan and emerging industrial strategy acknowledge and support the role of HR in solving the productivity challenge
Ian Brinkley is Interim Chief Economist at the Chartered Institute for Personal Development (CIPD) from July 2016 onwards. Prior to that he served in a number of senior management and research posts at The Work Foundation from 2006 onwards, including Director from 2010 to 2013 and Chief Economist from 2013 to 2016. Ian's previous appointments include with the Trades Union Congress (1980–2006), where he was Head of the Economic and Social Affairs Department (2004–2006) and its Chief Economist (1996–2006). Prior to 1980, he worked as a researcher at the University of Kent and the Centre for Environmental Studies. He was a member of the Low Pay Commission, the body that sets the UK’s national minimum wage (NMW), from 2004–2006.
Please note - this meeting is for members of the CIPD Leicestershire HR Leaders Group who are working at an HRD or Head of HR level. A buffet lunch will be provided on arrival at 12:00.
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