ARRIVAL FROM 9:15 am FOR 9:30 am START Presentations finish about 11.30am depending on questions and there will be half an hour for informal networking afterwards.
Many insights into how our minds work have direct relevance to key HR issues, such as recruitment, people management, learning & development, pay & benefits practices and organisational change. In this session we review research evidence about human behaviour in the workplace, and discuss the implications to help you influence more effective working practices.
One hot HR issue at the moment is whether it’s time to scrap traditional performance appraisals, and what to replace them with. We will look in depth at the CIPD’s latest research being published in November 2016 that aims to help HR practitioners decide what to ditch and what to keep in performance management practices. Specifically, we review the best available evidence on what works and what doesn't in goal setting and performance appraisals. In doing so, we put not only these two core areas of performance management under the spotlight, but also the claims made by some organisations about scrapping performance appraisals.
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Our speaker is Jonny Gifford, Advisor, Organisational Behaviour, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Jonny Gifford is CIPD adviser for organisational behaviour. His interests include employee voice, job quality, workplace conflict and the application of behavioural science to HR. His current work looks at behavioural factors in recruitment and new approaches to performance management. Prior to joining the CIPD, Jonny held positions as principal researcher at Roffey Park Institute and research fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies. He has an MA in comparative labour studies and social research from Warwick University and is an Academic Member of the CIPD.