Stories from the world of work

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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There is no such thing as work life balance!

Like we’ve, we’ve had this lie, that’s been told to us about work life balance, like, somehow these are two plates they’re spinning on, you know, one hand like a left hand and a right hand. We got these plate spinning. Yeah that’s just a con. There is no such thing as work life balance. There’s never been work life balance.It’s been work life integration.

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Season 5

It’s Going To Take More Than A Fruit Bowl!

If we’re quoting age old adages I would also quote, Hertzberg, Frederick Hertzberg, who said, if you want people to do a good job, give them a good job to do. This is about job quality. You know, it’s about giving people autonomy and discretion, social support, and so on, and they will do a good job for you
Episode 5
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Season 5

What’s The Future of Work Under Labour?

So he [Keir Starmer] knows actually how important it is to set set the tone from the top to ensure that everyone is buying into the vision of the organisation to ensure everyone is respected and that opportunities are available for all to express themselves and to reach their full potential.
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Season 5

Does Working A Four Day Week Work?

Seemingly not a day goes by without some reference to the future of work. PWC employees were recently branded lazy gits by Lord Sugar for being allowed to take Friday afternoon’s off during the summer provided they had their work done. PWC hit back accusing the media personality of being Childish but it got me thinking – can working less hours actually deliver more productivity?

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Episode 4
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Season 5

Does Working A Four Day Week Work?

Seemingly not a day goes by without some reference to the future of work. PWC employees were recently branded lazy gits by Lord Sugar for being allowed to take Friday afternoon’s off during the summer provided they had their work done. PWC hit back accusing the media personality of being Childish but it got me thinking – can working less hours actually deliver more productivity?
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.”

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