Distilling their decades of experience in HR, award-winning HR directors and thought leaders share practical models and analysis to provide people leaders with a roadmap to commercialising HR and developing an entrepreneurial mindset in these bite-size video masterclasses from The People Space designed to get you up to speed quickly

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This video masterclass comprises four sets of bite-size modules featuring insights, tools and techniques to help HR leaders deliver more value to their organisation today while future-proofing for tomorrow.

Based on the deep experience of influential HR directors and thought leaders, the modules provide HR leaders, HR business partners and other HR professionals with an easily-digestible guide to maximising existing spend, where HR should invest to achieve success tomorrow, how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and commercialising HR in the public sector.

Filmed in front of a live audience of HR directors and chief executives, each of the modules can be purchased separately on our video channel or Buy them ALL for a 25% discount and dip in and out when you choose to on your mobile, tablet or PC.


Top HR influencer Dave Millner is passionate about the vital role that HR can provide to organisations and has been supporting HR functions to become more commercially focused so that they can provide a transformational workforce experience to their employees. Drawing on his 30 years in HR and finance, including most recently as executive consulting partner at IBM Workforce Science, in these videos Dave examines the disruptions impacting the world of work, the trends and challenges that those who work in HR need to consider for their organisations to flourish, and where an organisation should invest its money in HR to ensure it delivers value today and tomorrow. Distilling years of reading major reports on the world of work, Dave shares models and analysis to provide a roadmap to the future of work.


1. Introduction: The World of Work Will Never Be This Slow Again  07:42

2. Re-imagining the Workforce  03:01

3. The New Employee Experience  03:32

4. HR as a Profit Centre  06:39

5. Technology, Data and Workforce Analytics  05:56

6. Priorities for the HR Practitioner of Tomorrow  07:25

For information on each of the chapters view our video page


Want to get 20% more done for the same money, get up to 30% more effort from 60% of people, double the effectiveness of implementation, improve customer service and create a future-focused, entrepreneurial organisation – all for almost no financial investment?

Drawing on his 30 years as a leader in the military, business and government working with organisations around the world, Chris Roebuck offers his unique insights and proven models to help HR business partners, managers and leaders to be more successful. Learn about making a compelling case for return on investment in HR to get your chief executive and chief financial officer on board, the simple tips and techniques to get the best from all your employees, how neuroscience impacts people’s behaviour in work and the three critical steps for success in HR.


1. Introduction: Why HR is not always effective  05:22

2. What do CEOs and CFOs really want from HR?  08:51

3. The three steps to adding value  08:21

4. Getting the best from ALL your people  12:52

5. The Entrepreneurial Leader  10:58

For information on each of the chapters view our video page


Award-winning HR director and author Karen Beaven is passionate about people experience and entrepreneurship. After a high flying career, predominantly in retail, she decided to 'go it alone' and launch a number of businesses including coaching and an HR entrepreneurs network. In these two videos she shares how she brought commercial thinking into HR in her previous role as HR director at fashion retail firm River Island as well as sharing her tops tips for developing an entrepreneurial mindset.


1. Sparking the commercial fire in yourself and your team  07:22

2. Making an impact: using agile thinking in HR  07:31

For information on each of the chapters view our video page


Wendy Cartwright is uniquely placed to share her experience of commerciality in the public sector, having spent many years working in high profile roles such as HR director at the Olympic Delivery Authority and, now, HR lead at the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Programme, the project to restore the iconic home of the UK Parliament. In her career Wendy has led the development of HR and organisation development strategies for major projects, developing and leading workforce plans, and ensuring value for money is achieved. In these modules, she discusses the meaning of commerciality in the public sector and shares lessons from major public sector bodies, including her experience at the Olympic Delivery Authority.


1. Defining commercial in the public sector   06:59

2. Delivering commercial HR in the public sector: Olympic Delivery Authority case study  10:54

For information on each of the chapters view our video page

PLUS Bonus material
1. Jeremy Campbell, chief commercial officer and former HR director of international Payroll and HR experts SD Worx, on Customer, Culture and Communication: the route to commercialising HR
2. Karen Beaven on the top resources to help you become an HR Entrepreneur

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