WE EXPLORE. More than facts.

We’re fascinated by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0/4IR), the demands being made on the workforce of the future and why transformational change can so often fail when not properly supported.  Our research focuses on three specific areas of interest to us, and the interplay between them:

 

  1. Learning 4.0 Technologies ~ digital online, distance and game-based learning to support CPD and the re-skilling revolution
  2. Ethnolinguistic Diversity ~ language and its many uses in the workplace to nurture a growth mindset and support virtual team working
  3. Organisational Effectiveness ~ quality improvement and business excellence and how these enable organisations to adapt, survive and thrive in 4IR

 

We use our findings as inspiration for our new products and services here in the JFI Store  and informs the learning content in our membership-based online learning space at JFI Academy  which encourages creative team thinking and enables innovative practice back in the workplace.

HELP US WITH OUR ONGOING RESEARCH.

With patterns of business working being subject to change, never before has the pace been more rapid than now.  The driving force comes from both organisations, who want to change the way their employees’ work is organised to better suit business needs, and from individuals who want to achieve a better balance between work and home life.  This will change employment contracts, career progression paths and team working.  This growing trend for on demand employment (or the gig economy) will bring a workforce who provide their services on a short-term/flexible basis either in person or remotely via a digital platform technologies.  HR departments may well find themselves hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees.  A gig economy could undermine the traditional approach of employing full-time workers who rarely change positions and instead focus on a lifetime portfolio career.

So with these changes around the corner, how is HR viewed and what is its place in the organisation?

In 2013 (cycle #1) and each year since then, we’ve been regularly asking C-level executives, HR, Training, OD and other associated professionals their views about HR.  We want to know how the function is seen through the eyes of those who experience and use it as well as those who work in it.

So can you help us to continue to capture the HR mood?

ACADEMIC SUPPORT.

If you are a student on one of the following academic courses, then please use this form to book study support time with Józefa Fawcett.

MA TALENT DEVELOPMENT & HR

IE Business School (Madrid, Spain)

MBA (Health & Social Care)

Anglia Ruskin University London (UK)

MSc INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Anglia Ruskin University London (UK)