Ever wondered what HR people talk about when they get together? #cipd15

Posted 13.10.15 by prhcareers

By Claire Thomas, @OD_ClaireT

It would be kind of useful to know, wouldn’t it, so that when you’re thinking about the type of job you want and the kind of place you’d like to do it, you’d know what questions to ask of yourself – and of your potential new employer – to make sure it’s the right place for you.

At Penguin Random House, it may not surprise you that we’re always thinking about the best way to share a story. What you may not know is that we’re also thinking about how we can create a place where people who love books, ideas and writing can do the best work of their lives.

With this in mind, I’ll be at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s annual conference and exhibition (championing better work and working lives -www.cipd.co.uk) in Manchester on 4 and 5 November to find out what the latest thinking and ideas are about work.

We’d like to share what we learn, rather than keeping all of this good and interesting stuff to ourselves, and so when I go, I’ll be thinking about you and what you might like to hear about as you try and navigate the world of work.

The two days are jam packed with goodness, from key note speeches from experts such as Professor Cary Cooper about psychology and health at work, to Sir Clive Woodward on the DNA of a Champion.

Big questions about happiness, resilience and performance will be asked, and there will be a discussion about how we can create workplaces that are open to all – where everyone is welcome and able to be themselves.

So you see, there’s something for everyone – sport, science, psychology, health, and happiness. What’s not to like?

Let’s make a date for November, where we can learn more and become champions together. Follow @PRHCareersUK for tweets throughout the two days as well as on here for end of day musings.

Claire Thomas, our Head of Organisational Development, aka the architect of The Scheme, is going to be our guest blogger over the next few weeks.

She’s going to be attending the UK’s biggest annual get together of people interested in the world of work in early November.

Her mission is simple: to bring the inside scoop outside and share with you what’s on the minds of some of the biggest influencers in this field.

Follow Claire on Twitter @OD_ClaireT

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