|We’re delighted to update you on a couple of our research topics.
Firstly, following on from the Digital Research piece we did with Eduserv last year, we are doing another piece of research which MHR are leading on. You will remember that MHR sponsored our wonderful session with Pepper at #PPMAHR18 in April.
Technology continues to develop at a pace we find difficult to keep up with at work. But we cannot avoid the impact of technology, which can provide real innovation in service design and delivery.
Our Eduserv research showed that HR & OD professionals need to be at the heart of digital transformation across our organisations. But we also need to take a closer look at the impact for our own function. We need to be clear what technology developments means for us in terms of our own knowledge and skills. We also want to take into account how technology can enable 21st Century workforces.
Our Yorkshire and Humber region have already held a very interesting webinar on members experiences and requirements. As a result of this we are going to explore PPMA holding some lunch and learn webinar sessions.
We’re also promoting an important research survey so please do participate in this.
MHR will be collating the survey and presenting the results of the research at our Northern Forum in October. So more to follow on this topic in October.
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Our Brexit research is also moving forward. We’re very excited about what we are doing here and we are pleased to be working with Matrix-SCM on this.
Barely a day goes by without a report, commentary or twitter debate on the difficulties we will experience. But we want to take a very proactive approach to the topic so that we can generate pragmatic recommendations which we can test over time.
We have chosen to look at the workforce consequences of Brexit on organisations either side of the Northern Ireland/Ireland border. This is giving us a fantastic opportunity to work with colleagues in our Northern Ireland region and friends at the Local Government Staff Commission for Northern Ireland. We have also shared an invite to our HPMA and UHR colleagues and we already have participants signed up from both these organisations!
We will be facilitating a Hackathon in Northern Ireland on October 2nd and we will be writing up the outputs into a research paper which we will present at the Local Government Staff Commission conference in November. You can find more details here.
We’ll share outputs after conference and we plan a 6 month follow up to check the progress we have made.