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At Paragon Skills we are passionate about apprenticeships and the value that they bring to both the apprentice and the business in which the apprentice is working. We are one of the largest care specialist apprenticeship providers in the UK and we have over 20 years’ of experience in delivering award-winning training. Candour Conversations looks at the industry as a whole and addresses industry-specific news, advancements and concerns whilst highlighting the benefits of the modern apprentice ...
 
Johannes R. Fisslinger share the importance of addressing the Chronic Disease Pandemic and how Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching can re-invigorate health professionals, help millions of people live healthier & happier and save billions in healthcare costs. Johannes R. Fisslinger is the Founder of Lifestyle Prescriptions® University, Author “The 6 Root-Causes Of All Symptoms”, Director & Producer of the documentary film “Lifestyle Medicine” and “Titans of Yoga”. He’s Board Member of the ...
 
Welcome to the HR Uprising Podcast. This engaging podcast explores HR ‘hot’ topics and challenges through conversations with relevant experts and real-life HR; O.D. or L&D professionals. HR Uprising is about creating an inclusive forum that enables us to share and learn from experts and everyday professionals. HR Uprising is all about learning through collaboration; taking evidence-based action and helping colleagues to have the confidence and skills to rise-up through their organisations by ...
 
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Lucinda is joined by Anna Meller of Sustainable Working, who's spent the last 25 years aiding employers in improving their flexible working practices. Anna discusses the ways in which attitudes towards flexible and sustainable working practices have changed, and how HR professionals can help people to have a more balanced life. KEY TAKEAWAYS People…
 
As every business leader knows, the future of any company lies with its people. Investing in school leavers and early career talent can pay dividends long-term, but how can recruiters tap into the potential of the next generation of workers? Not Going To Uni is the UK's leading website for school & college leavers looking at alternatives to a tradi…
 
Lucinda returns to the "How To..." series with a focus upon how to do organisational development, everything from definition of the term itself, to the metrics we can use in order to ensure that we are using it effectively in order to improve and evolve our organisations. KEY TAKEAWAYS Organisational development is about evolving, adapting or impro…
 
Lucinda is joined by authors Lizzie Penny and Alex Hirst, the creators of 'Workstyle', a book dedicated to revolutionising the way we work, to discuss the book and its methodology, and the work they do through their consultancy to change the face of working life. KEY TAKEAWAYS "Workstyle" means the complete freedom to choose when and where we work …
 
Ron Meyer is Professor of Strategic Leadership at Tias School for Business & Society, Tilburg University & Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp, and is dedicated to improving companies' competences in the areas of strategic thinking, leadership, entrepreneurship, business innovation and change management. Ron joins Lucinda to discuss th…
 
Lucinda is joined by Ian Ziskin, the lead author of "The Secret Sauce for Leading Transformational Change", a work dedicated to leading transformational change on an individual, team, organisational, and societal level. KEY TAKEAWAYS Many assume that because a system or process has worked for a long period of time, that it becomes immutable. We sho…
 
Large employers that pay the apprenticeship levy can choose to transfer up to 25% of their levy funds each year to other businesses, to pay for their apprenticeship training and assessment. Transferring levy funds is a way of supporting other businesses by deciding which sectors, skills or local areas you’d like to fund. So why are so many of these…
 
Lucinda delivers the second in her "How To" series - this time focussing upon 360 feedback, from how to build the confidence to deliver, to how to ensure that everyone involved receives a valuable developmental experience. KEY TAKEAWAYS Delivering 360 degree feedback is one of the most useful ways in which we can establish and build relationships w…
 
Charles Cotton is the senior adviser for performance and reward to the CIPD. He directs its reward research agenda and recently produced a survey on UK reward management. Charles joins Lucinda to discuss issues surrounding the cost of living crisis, and what we can do in an HR capacity to help people during this time of upheaval. KEY TAKEAWAYS The …
 
Lucinda talks to Jo Irwin, of i4 Training, about the impact we can effectively make from the first moment - the interview - from the initial elevator pitch and how it can dramatically improve your chances of being hired, to how to create the best covering letter and CV. KEY TAKEAWAYS Developing your "elevator pitch" can make a crucial difference du…
 
In the first of a series of "How To" episodes, Lucinda examines the ways in which we can be more strategic in our thinking by focussing upon the long term gains ahead, and effectively identifying your organisation's goals. KEY TAKEAWAYS Strategic thinking is about thinking long term - planning ahead instead of thinking about the short term. We need…
 
Leaders and managers need the experience and ability to run a successful care business. This means understanding CQC standards; creating performance goals and clear lines of accountability; being proactive, and making use of the whole team. How do leaders build a strong team? Today I am joined by Lisa Di-Fonzo, Quality Improvement Coordinator for C…
 
Lesley Salem is founder of Over The Bloody Moon, podcast hostess of "The Change Makers" and hostess of OTBM Masterclasses and Meet Ups, so an encyclopaedia when it comes to menopause. Lesley joins Lucinda to talk about how the menopause affects the workplace, and how the perception of such an important event in our lives has changed across the gene…
 
This week, Lucinda flies solo in order to provide a short, sharp selection of creative ways to solve problems, including Edward De Bono's Thinking Hats technique, and random stimulation. KEY TAKEAWAYS The main difficulty of thinking is confusion - where we are all doing too much at once. Effectively this means that our emotions, logic hope, creativ…
 
Yvonne Smyth is the Group Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for Hays and lead Hays' commitment to the active promotion and realisation of true business equality, diversity and inclusion. Yvonne joins Lucinda to talk about why diversity and inclusion should always be at the heart of the recruitment process. KEY TAKEAWAYS Diversity and inclusio…
 
Being able to influence others is crucial in many different areas, from driving change to persuading others to follow policies. This means communicating in ways that are credible and assertive. But how do we deal with this element if we suffer from impostor syndrome, or feel somewhat intimidated? In this episode, Lucinda talks you through the ways …
 
Lucinda is joined by Hardeep Rai, the co-founder and CEO of the Kaleidoscope Group, which aims to transform the lives of people of determination by maximising their potential and offering them access to genuine employment opportunities. Hardeep discusses his incredible work across the last seven years, involving meeting with over 1300 people of det…
 
Ian Dinwiddy is the founder of Inspiring Dads, which aims to help HR Leaders support their new dads, enhancing gender equality at home and at work, and improve well-being, performance and culture. Ian joins Lucinda this week, to talk about why inspiring and supporting new dads across organisations provides a significant route to gender equality. KE…
 
Laura Overton is an award winning learning analyst dedicated to uncovering and sharing effective practices in learning innovation that lead to business value. As the founder of Towards Maturity, she is also known for leading the first 15 years of a longitudinal study programme (2004 – February 2019) respected for uncovering and share learning strat…
 
June Hogan is the director of Wildwood Coaching, and joins Lucinda to talk about the topic of outplacement, the practice of ensuring that outgoing employees are given every chance at a successful future outside of the organisation, which can result in positive impact upon company brand, loyalty and retention. KEY TAKEAWAYS When dealing with people,…
 
Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks is an entrepreneur, award-winning engineer, tech leader, writer, mentor, wife, mother of two, former gymnast and the Founder and CEO of KeepWOL. KeepWOL is a game-centric talent development platform focusing on the human elements of work that make or break organisations using multiplayer games, AI technology, and end-to-en…
 
Lucinda is joined by Rachel Gilfrin, a confidence coach and gender diversity specialist, to discuss the ways in which organisations can empower female talent by creating confidence, shifting mindsets and shaping new progression paths in the workplace. KEY TAKEAWAYS Women often feel as though they have to behave like someone else in order to be seen…
 
This week, Lucinda talks to Zoe Hawkins and Jo Wheatley of The Coaching Crowd Podcast, who are in the process of launching an exciting new book, 'Deciding To Coach'. Jo and Zoe discuss their fascinating work, and how it may help you to decide upon your own coaching ambitions. KEY TAKEAWAYS The first half of the book is dedicated to equipping you wi…
 
One of the biggest challenges that leaders and HR professionals face in this new hybrid world, is the issue of how to ensure that our people remain engaged from a distance. In this episode, Lucinda talks you through a variety of invaluable strategies designed to make sure this can be achieved. KEY TAKEAWAYS The definition of engagement is disputed,…
 
Sarah Hamilton-Gill created the formula for her company, Leap Into HR Consulting, based on 28 years of consulting experience, and over three decades supporting start ups and SME's to grow. In the past two years, Sarah and her team have supported over 100 new start up consultants during the pandemic. Sarah joins Lucinda on this episode to discuss th…
 
Selina Yankson is a certified career coach and sales and marketing consultant with over 20 years experience, and the founder of The Mid-Career Mentor, which helps experienced professionals fulfil their potential by providing real-world and practical career guidance. Selina joins Lucinda to talk about the fascinating topic of people's mid careers, w…
 
Lucinda talks to Helen Beedham, a specialist in creating work cultures where individuals and teams can flourish and deliver successfully, about time management, and how a new approach may be needed as we move into a new world. KEY TAKEAWAYS Antiquated versions of timekeeping and ensuring patterns are adhered to in terms of time, have never truly pr…
 
Lindsey Caplan is the Lead Consultant at The Gathering Effect, who specialise in helping HR Leaders, chiefs of staff, and marketing professionals to define, diagnose, and adjust their gatherings for the effect they want. Lindsey joins Lucinda to talk about the power of gatherings, especially in the new world of work, and how to ensure that they hav…
 
Lucinda talks about psychological safety - why it is so important as a topic in this hybrid working environment, and what we can do in order to ensure its existence in our own organisations. KEY TAKEAWAYS The definition of psychological safety is being able to show and employ one's self without the fear of negative consequences in terms of self-ima…
 
This week, something strikingly different for the show as Lucinda is in collaboration with Julie Turney and her incredible HR Sound Off Podcast. It's an empowering conversation between two of the most popular HR podcasts around, and which provides some fascinating insights into such topics as burn-out, how to better take care of ourselves and how w…
 
Lucinda discusses the topic of feedback - how it has changed in the new hybrid working environment, and why we should always seek to create positive, new ways of interacting with our people. KEY TAKEAWAYS We must encourage new ways of communicating with our people, and make sure that we are engendering new and positive cultures of communication. Pe…
 
To mark this very special 150th episode, Lucinda talks to Linda Holbeche, a thought and practice leader in the fields of leadership, HRM, organisation design and development. Linda and Lucinda discuss her fascinating and wide-ranging research into the HR sector, and talk about the innovations and expectations for the year ahead. KEY TAKEAWAYS If we…
 
Lucinda is joined by Morna Bunce, the CPO of Stowe Family Law, to discuss the culture that the company has managed to implement, how keeping people at the heart of matters, we create happy, functional organisations, and how she is leading through innovation by elevating her own career vision to boardroom level. KEY TAKEAWAYS HR has long been seen a…
 
This week, Lucinda is joined by Kendal Parmar, the CEO of Untapped AI, which drives change in organisations, to talk about the "Great Resignation" - if it's real, and if so how we can do to prevent migrations from our own workplaces by listening more closely to our people. KEY TAKEAWAYS Studies have shown that one in four people are planning to lea…
 
With the new world of hybrid working has come a greater need for ways in which to manage our people both inside and outside of the workplace. In this episode, Lucinda shares some of the strategies that can help you to make the most of the hybrid world, and what good people performance management should look like. KEY TAKEAWAYS There seems to be a p…
 
This week, Lucinda talks to David Thompson of Employer Branding Made Easy, about one of the hotter topics at play in the workplace these days - employer branding - and how the pandemic, and the resultant "great resignation" has had an effect. KEY TAKEAWAYS A brand is not a logo, tagline, or social media strategy. Your company brand is essentially t…
 
In this week's show, Lucinda talks once more to Mervyn Dinnen, HR and talent trends analyst, author, speaker and renowned tech influencer, about the concept of "The Great Resignation" - what it means for talent management in 2022, and whether it is actually real. Key Takeaways People are finding that there are more resignations out there right now.…
 
This week, Lucinda talks to mental health consultant and psychotherapist, Petra Velzeboer, about the practical and relevant topic of how we can create healthy workspaces through bringing our mental health strategy to life via behaviours, leadership and other methods. KEY TAKEAWAYS Toxicity can manifest itself in many ways, such as rules and leaders…
 
In this very special New Year's edition of The HR Uprising, Lucinda talks about her personal top ten moments from the podcast in 2021, and presents a special selection of clips to illustrate what an impactful and insightful year 2021 has been. KEY TAKEAWAYS Short term thinking generally comes down to a cultural issue. Many managers, if they have a …
 
Johannes R. Fisslinger share the importance of addressing the Chronic Disease Pandemic and how Lifestyle Medicine and Health Coaching can re-invigorate health professionals, help millions of people live healthier & happier and save billions in healthcare costs. Johannes R. Fisslinger is the Founder of Lifestyle Prescriptions® University, Author “Th…
 
This week, Lucinda is joined by clinical psychologists, Jo Burrell and Felicity Baker from Ultimate Resilience, for a timely discussion about resilience, and how we should think about reflection and supervision in terms of maximising our own resilience as HR professionals. KEY TAKEAWAYS HR professionals are often the ones that workforces approach w…
 
This week, Lucinda is joined by special guest, Jo Owen, the author of 'Smart Work: The Ultimate Handbook for Remote and Hybrid Teams', to talk about this fantastic new resource, as well as why the concept of managers needs to change, and how we can better motivate people through a new way of viewing leadership. KEY TAKEAWAYS We expect managers to m…
 
This week, the focus is upon underperformance, employee relations, and whether or not the new hybrid working environment has meant a shift in these factors. Joining Lucinda to discuss this is Gary Cookson of EPIC HR, who brings his perspective to this fascinating topic. KEY TAKEAWAYS Underperformance was formerly heavily driven by a lack of clarity…
 
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