One of my business heroes is Paul Polman. As CEO of Unilever for ten years, he scrapped short-term reporting and set out on a remarkable mission to achieve business growth without increasing the company’s environmental footprint. Recently I had the chance to hear him in person at the business school here in Oxford. Forthright and […]
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Laura Walker, mid-life specialist, challenges organisations to recognise and support their largest untapped pool of talent. Stories of mid-lifers retiring early or coasting into retirement from 45 are long gone. Most us will have 15, 20, or 25 years of working left. Globally, populations are aging faster than ever and people are working longer – […]
How are organisations making the most of three game-changers: automation, gig economy working practices and diverse talent? For our latest report, lead author David North interviewed 19 top employers and recent research. The report identifies emerging opportunities, challenges, and practical examples of innovation. The report calls for a future that ‘combines the best of technology […]
Delivery drivers used by Amazon are fighting for improved employment rights. They argue they are doing the equivalent of an employed person’s role, with fixed hours, without the benefits. Similarly, outsourcers’ trainees claim they are being treated as ‘indentured labour’ with the expectation that they will train for no salary and then remain with the […]
At Ci we like to remind organisations to invest in ‘the vital many’ – the majority who get disengaged if a few ‘HiPos’ gain unfair attention. We think that’s important because too many talent practices are baloney; lacking evidence & creating self-fulfilling investments in people. Better to release untapped talent by spotting keen learners, not […]