Previous Article Next Article Illusionistand TV showman Derren Brown provided the lunchtime entertainment at the recentHR Futures event in London, but even his psychic powers were no match for thelatest IT gadgets on show.Thebuzz at the post-event drinks reception not only centred on Brown’s wizardryand the themes of the day, but also the innovative technology used bydelegates.Atthe start of the day, everyone was given a Spotme handheld device, whichenabled them to send messages to other attendees, exchange e-business cards andvote interactively on chosen topics.Thechallenges facing HR professionals managing a global workforce were key talkingpoints. Delegates identified risk management, compensation and reward,organisational learning, merger and acquisition policy and remote teammanagement as issues for the future.Oneof the keynote addresses came from Heather Rabbatts, chief executive of changeconsultancy impower, and former head of Lambeth Council.Shetold delegates that after accepting “the worst job in localgovernment”, she realised the crucial role that strategic HR can play intransforming an organisation.”GoodHR – enabling you to communicate with your people – is fundamental in a changestrategy. Its most important contribution is not to concentrate on theprocesses but work to find ways to make fair and proper decisions,” shesaid. Playing russian roulette with reputationOn 6 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.