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Radio Show 412: What Really Makes a Great Place to Work?
11 October |5:30 pm - 6:00 pm BST
Special Guest: David Blackburn: Chief People Officer, Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
Since COVID-19, and the economic and social fallout which has followed, companies have been forced to re-engineer their organisations overnight. This instantaneous shift has led to increased expectations for flexible hybrid working, a greater demand for career development and a new focus on employee experience – so how do you ensure that you’re building a really great place to work? In this interactive and practical session David Blackburn – Chief People Officer of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) – will share the FSCS’s multi-award-winning journey to build back better. Against the backdrop of last year how they drove significant improvements in business performance, customer satisfaction and employee experience to be recognised as the Engage Awards Great Place to Work 2020.
David Blackburn is one of the most awarded HR professionals working in the UK today. In January, David was made a Chartered Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). This is the highest accolade and level of membership awarded by the CIPD professional body and the selection of individuals to enter this group – currently only twenty-six – is made directly by the CIPD Board.
With over 20 years’ experience in leading all aspects of Human Resources, David is currently the Chief People Officer of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Prior to his current role he worked across both the private and not-for-profit sectors. David is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and the London Business School; a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; the Institute of Leadership and Management and a Member of the Guild of HR Professionals.
Join us as we discuss how to ensure that you’re building a really great place to work