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“Oven-Ready HR is the podcast trying to fix the world of work to make it happier, healthier and more rewarding and purposeful for all. Whatever your job, work is more than just a pay packet. I'm Chris Taylor your host and join me as I talk to some of the world's top workplace experts and hear how with a little effort, work could be so much better.”

“Oven-Ready HR is the podcast trying to fix the world of work to make it happier, healthier and more rewarding and purposeful for all. Whatever your job, work is more than just a pay packet. I'm Chris Taylor your host and join me as I talk to some of the world's top workplace experts and hear how with a little effort, work could be so much better.”

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United Kingdom

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“Oven-Ready HR is the podcast trying to fix the world of work to make it happier, healthier and more rewarding and purposeful for all. Whatever your job, work is more than just a pay packet. I'm Chris Taylor your host and join me as I talk to some of the world's top workplace experts and hear how with a little effort, work could be so much better.”

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@OvenHr

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English

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07387116435


Episodes

HR - Too Squishy, Flabby & Foggy For The C-Suite?

5/17/2022
Regular listeners to the Oven-Ready podcast will know I frequently cover the more 'humanistic' side of HR. I regularly interview guests on topics such as employee engagement, organisational culture and purpose and wellbeing. These are all of course hugely important to HR practitioners but in this episode I wanted to discover what the executives of the 'C-Suite' are focused on and whether HR as a function is on the same page. Andrew Bartlow, this week's guest suggests in many instances we're...

Duration:00:25:39

What is Employee Wellbeing All About?

5/8/2022
In this episode of Oven-Ready HR host Chris Taylor talks to author, speaker, psychologist Gethin Nadin. Gethin is one of the world’s top Employee Experience and Wellbeing Influencers. Gethin’ work has been featured in the FT, Forbes, Guardian and The Huffington Post. Gethin is also Chair of the UK Government-backed Engage for Success Wellbeing Thought Action Group and a fellow at the RSA. How many pillars of wellbeing are there? [01:33] Gethin says a lot of organisations struggle with this...

Duration:00:40:31

Oven Ready HR Reheated 2 - Season 4's Final Serving

4/19/2022
So if you’re a regular listener to Oven-Ready you’ll know that at the end of each season we put together a couple compilation episodes called Oven-Ready Reheated looking again at some of the themes and best bits. Season 4 of the show has been hugely popular with some fantastic interviews so thanks again to all of my exceptional guests. Remember all of the seasons shows are available at ovenreadyhr.com or wherever you get your podcasts but here are some tasty appetisers: Radical Candor Kim...

Duration:00:29:14

Oven Ready HR Reheated - Bite-Sized Chunks of Season 4

4/12/2022
So if you’re a regular listener to Oven-Ready you’ll know that at the end of each season we put together a couple compilation episodes called Oven-Ready Reheated looking again at some of Season 4's themes and best bits. Season 4 of the show has been hugely popular with some fantastic interviews so thanks again to all of my exceptional guests. Remember all of the seasons shows are available at ovenreadyhr.com or wherever you get your podcasts from but here are some tasty appetisers: Paul...

Duration:00:23:27

Is It Time To Kill Off The HR Business Partner Role?

4/5/2022
In this episode of the Oven-Ready HR with Chris Taylor, our guest is Dave Millner. Dave is an organizational development and design consultant with over 30 years of experience, specializing in employee engagement and experience strategies, workforce frameworks, executive coaching, and HR and digital transformation initiatives. Today, David talks about David Ulrich's HR Model Template, the critical role HR Plays in the company, and how he wants to reinvent the HR Business Partner...

Duration:00:36:45

I'm Not In HR! I'm A Business Leader Specialising In People

3/30/2022
Every Season of Oven-Ready I like to talk to an HR leader that’s actually doing the job. Yes it’s great to learn about the high level developments and challenges in the profession and in the wider business but for Oven-Ready to remain grounded it’s great to talk to individuals on the front line. In this episode of the Oven-Ready HR with Chris Taylor, our guest is Tracie Sponenberg. Tracie is an Executive leader focused on aligning people strategy with business strategy at privately held or...

Duration:00:30:11

Why I Killed The Uber Of the Funeral Market!

3/24/2022
In this episode of the Oven-Ready HR with Chris Taylor, our guest is Alex Kruger. Alex is the founder of Grace, the $2 Million Funeral startup firm. Grace is believed to be successful with money, but not in terms of its purpose. In my conservation with Alex, he shares the importance of a company’s purpose and its role on the employees. Grace as Uber but for Cremations [01:49] At the age of 25, someone approached Alex and encouraged him to start a company that involved funerals. What...

Duration:00:26:33

Want to Improve Gender Equality At Work? Then Stop Asking The Worthless Salary History Question!

3/12/2022
Andrew Bazeley joins Chris Taylor on this episode of the Oven-Ready HR podcast. Andrew started working at Fawcett in 2016. He works on a variety of issues for which Fawcett advocates, developing research proposals, developing policy based on that evidence, and advocating for change as a leader on our public relations team. Today, he discusses the factors that contribute to unequal pay for women, people of color, disabled people, and people of race. The Fawcett Society [00:34] The Fawcett...

Duration:00:29:42

Time's Up For Palaces of Presenteeism - Julia Hobsbawm Calls For A Reset On The Office

3/9/2022
In March 2020, Millions of us left the office to begin a new way of working and work has never been the same since. The debate about hybrid working continues to exercise the minds of many senior execs but is hybrid working just a mere consequence of something much greater than about where we work but instead how we work, why we work and the culture and purpose of who we work for? My guest this week argues in her new book The Nowhere Office that we have a unique opportunity to reset the...

Duration:00:31:57

Hiut Denim Co - Stitching A Town Back Together

2/28/2022
The Hiut Denim Company Cardigan is a small town in Wales home to 4000 people. 400 of them used to make jeans. They made 35,000 pairs a week. For three decades. Then one day the factory closed. It left town. But all that skill and knowhow remained but without any way of showing the world what they could do. Meet David Hieatt. David is the co-founder of the Hiut Denim Company. He started his business to bring denim manufacturing back to Cardigan and to use all that skill on his doorstep and...

Duration:00:39:09

Sheryl Sandberg Told Me I Sounded Stupid

2/21/2022
When one of the world's most powerful women tells you that you sound stupid it's not going to be feedback that you're likely to ignore. Whilst most of us would want to curl up and die of shame, Kim Scott took this verbal chastisement directly on the chin and it got her thinking about six of the most dreaded words you'll hear at work - Let me give you some feedback. What's wrong with feedback? Nothing inherently as it's supposed to be about embedding or improving behaviours and in every...

Duration:00:34:40

Why A Digital Detox Is Vital For Your Mental Health

2/14/2022
Why You Should Consider a Digital Detox! Technology to keep us connected has been indispensable in the last two years. With so few opportunities to be able to meet family, friends and colleagues, technology has literally been a lifeline for both our mental and business health. But there is a flip side – a dark side even. Who hasn’t become exhausted and disillusioned by endless Teams or Zoom meetings? Who didn’t feign a headache to avoid that family zoom quiz? Who among us checks our...

Duration:00:24:15

Menopause In The Workplace - Why Employers Need a Menopause Policy

2/6/2022
The menopause - a workplace issue Who can be in any doubt that the Menopause is now being recognised as a major workplace issue? Numerous reports and studies have been published looking not only at the financial cost of the Menopause caused by absenteeism and women having to leave the workforce early but more importantly the emotional cost paid by women who feel unsupported by their employer. What is, after all, a natural part of ageing process has until now been largely ignored by...

Duration:00:31:22

What's Happening In UK Employment Law in 2022?

2/1/2022
Keeping up to date with UK employment law is a must for many HR professionals. The events of the last couple of years have seen many organisations race to catch up with the new norms of flexible or hybrid working, toying with issues such as mandatory vaccinations and whether employees who are based at home and no longer visible, are actually being productive! Put it this way, the situation has certainly kept employment lawyers busy! Joining me to dicusss the legal landscape is one of the...

Duration:00:34:10

Confused About UK Employment Status? Lord Hendy QC Has The Answer

1/24/2022
Employment Status in the UK Are you an employee, a worker, self-employed or something else? Confusion surrounding the status of individuals at work has reigned for decades. HR professionals who have studied UK employment law will be very familiar with the judgement made in the case of Ready Mixed Concrete Ltd v Minister of Pensions [1968]; a case that continues to have huge influence in defining how individuals at work are treated today. Matthew Taylor's review of modern working practices...

Duration:00:28:12

The Future of HR Recruitment With Nick Croucher Of Frazer Jones

1/17/2022
The Great Resignation Report after report (many authored of course by recruitment firms) suggest there is a considerable % of workers looking to change employers in the next few months. But what about the HR and Talent profession? Are we also resigning in droves and joining the great exodus? And if we are, what HR roles are in big demand right now? Nick Croucher is the Lead UK Partner for global HR search and recruitment firm Frazer Jones. Nick is very much an expert in HR recruitment...

Duration:00:30:42

What Will Make The World of Work Better in 2022? Paul Nowak of The TUC Explains

1/10/2022
In the opening episode of the Oven-Ready HR podcast, I talk exclusively to Paul Nowak, the Deputy General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Council or TUC, the organisation that represents 48 of the UK's largest unions who combined, look after the interests of some 5.5million UK workers. Union membership in the UK for last few years has been on the rise (albeit modestly). Trade Unions remain an important 'Actor' in how the UK employment market is regulated and their influence has been...

Duration:00:28:00

Oven Ready Reheated - A Final Serving of Season 3's Interviews

12/22/2021
As we've reached the end of Season 3 of the show, I've taken the opportunity to offer up some of the best bits for you to enjoy again. This Oven-Ready Reheated episode looks at the final eight interviews of Season 3 including: Romanie Thomas The founder of Juggle the community of senior female talent came onto the show to discuss the barriers that prevent gender equality in senior positions and I start by asking Romanie for her opinion on a newspaper profile piece on the female CEO of...

Duration:00:19:39

Oven-Ready Reheated - Another Bite From Season 3!

12/14/2021
As we've reached the end of Season 3 of the show, I've taken the opportunity to offer up some of the best bits for you to enjoy again. This Oven-Ready Reheated episode looks at the first seven interviews of Season 3 including: Chad Sowash Podcaster and Recruiter Chad Sowash and I give a withering assessment of some of the characters and practices within HR and Recruitment. Olly Olsen Co-founder and Co-CEO of flexible working giant The Office Group talks about the future of the office and...

Duration:00:19:00

The HR Year In Review - Rob Moss Editor of Personnel Today

12/9/2021
It has been another ‘interesting’ year for the HR profession. The last two years have seen seismic changes in the world of work that would normally take years to evolve such as the move to hybrid working, the great resignation, labour shortages in key sectors and the enormous impact technology is having. Also there have been opportunities! HR has seemingly earned its place at the board table and organisations are perhaps at last seeing the impact the profession can have on organisational...

Duration:00:32:36