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Oven Ready HR tells compelling stories from the world of work through a broad HR lens. We convene lively, captivating and thought-provoking conversations with expert analysis and insights.

We’re here to educate, inform, entertain and make what can be a very dry and dusty subject, just that little bit more interesting and relevant for your workplace.

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What is employee wellbeing?

You almost need to hold wellbeing in one hand and have that in one hand whilst you make any other decisions in the organization. So you’re really empathizing with are we doing this in a way that’s conducive to somebody’s good wellbeing. And I think for most of the leading organizations at the moment, they’re in this mindset of we’re moving away from do no harm to, we’ve got to do better.

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Season 4

Oven Ready HR Reheated 2 – Season 4’s Final Serving

Oven-Ready Reheated 2 is the last compilation episode of Season 4. I highlight some of the best bits from the final seven intrerviews of the season and you can of course access the full episodes on the site.
Episode 14
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Season 4

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

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.
Episode 13
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Season 4

Is it time to kill off the HR business partner role?

I don’t want you to be a finance person but you need to be far more savvy in that area I think you need you need secondly to have an external perspective with the role is so busy I know that. But you have got to know what your competitors’ current recruitment programs are. You’ve got to know what your current competitors are doing in the world of development career pathways. You know you’ve got to find out. There’s no point wanting to have a seat at the table if you’ve got damn all to say. “

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Episode 13
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Season 4

Is it time to kill off the HR business partner role?

I don’t want you to be a finance person but you need to be far more savvy in that area I think you need you need secondly to have an external perspective with the role is so busy I know that. But you have got to know what your competitors’ current recruitment programs are. You’ve got to know what your current competitors are doing in the world of development career pathways. You know you’ve got to find out. There’s no point wanting to have a seat at the table if you’ve got damn all to say. “
Episode 10
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Season 4

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

“So we really want employers to just stop asking these questions. It’s a simple change. It doesn’t take that much work on their side and the research proves they will enhance gender equality.”
Episode 7
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Season 4

Sheryl Sandberg Told Me I Sounded Stupid

“She looked at me right in the eye and she said I can tell when you do that thing with your hand that I’m going to have to be a lot more direct with you. So now I’m braced and she said when you say um, every third word it makes you sound stupid now she’s got my full attention and yeah and some people might say it was mean of her.”

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