Laura has particular interests in the future of work and HR, organisation development and change. She holds a first degree in chemistry and postgraduate qualifications in law and tax and has worked at the CIPD since February 2011. Her earlier career was spent at Aviva and in various consulting roles with Ernst & Young and PwC.
Looking to the future and identifying the insights that should shape the CIPD and the broader HR and L&D profession is the role of the People and Strategy Directorate, this define the CIPD’s long-term content and research strategy and develop our policy positions and overall organisational strategy. From this long-term planning, the People and Strategy Directorate also ensure the CIPD has the appropriate people and financial management in place to deliver on those plans.
The world of work is evolving rapidly making it a challenging environment to operate in. In this context business needs HR to be the people experts, to help guide decisions about and for employees. We know that improving practices in people and organisation development will be central to ensuring that work creates sustainable and shared value for everyone. So how can HR professionals engage now to prepare for the future? What will it take for HR to meet its purpose into the future?
At the CIPD we are creating a new definition of what it means to be a HR Professional through a programme of work called Profession for the Future. A vision that will ensure that the HR professionals of the future are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and behaviours that they will need to fulfil their potential to champion better work and working lives – for the benefit of individuals, businesses, economies and society. Join us in this session to engage with the future of HR.