In Conversation with (January 2024) - Naomi Hanrahan-Soar, Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP (Migration)
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by Lucy Lewis
3w ago
In the first episode of our “In Conversation with…” podcast series for 2024 Lucy is joined by fellow Lewis Silkin partner Naomi Hanrahan-Soar. Lucy and Naomi discuss the trends behind shifting migration patterns and what that means for the workplace. They explore how employers can harness the benefits of migration, while also addressing a range of challenges. Key takeaways: Brexit has had a significant influence on the type of migration to the UK: One impact of Brexit is an increase in migration from countries outside the EU and, potentially, those coming from further afield are likely to h ..read more
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In Conversation with (December 2023) - Reflections on 2023 with Lucy Lewis, Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP
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by Lucy Lewis
3M ago
 Over the course of this year, we’ve hosted conversations with leading experts and thinkers to explore their perspectives on the future of work and consider the opportunities and challenges ahead for employers and their people as the world of work continues to evolve rapidly. In this final episode of 2023, our podcast host, Lucy Lewis, Employment Partner at Lewis Silkin, reflects on the conversations she has had this year and draws together a range of insightful perspectives shared by her guests. Lucy spotlights the key themes that emerged across her conversations - from the role of trust ..read more
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In Conversation with...Shruti Singh, Senior Economist at the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (Ageing population)
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by Lucy Lewis, Shruti Singh
4M ago
In the tenth episode of our “In Conversation with…” podcast series for 2023, Lucy Lewis, partner at Lewis Silkin, speaks to Shruti Singh, Senior Economist at the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. Lucy and Shruti discuss the impact of ageing populations on the world of work and how employers, governments and individuals can respond to demographic shifts and build productive intergenerational workforces. Key takeaways from the conversation: Ageing populations are a growing issue: Rapid population ageing due to increases in life expectancy and falling fertility is a ke ..read more
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In Conversation with...Paul Miller, Chief Creative Officer and founder of the Digital Workplace Group (Organisational adaptiveness)
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by Lucy Lewis, Paul Miller
5M ago
In the ninth episode of our “In Conversation with…” podcast series for 2023, Lucy Lewis, partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, is joined by Paul Miller, Chief Creative Officer and founder of the Digital Workplace Group.  “We are living in a time which is no longer the industrial age, it’s not even the digital age; it is the living age.” Lucy and Paul discuss the need for organisational adaptiveness and resilience to better withstand and respond to the current disruption and pressure on business, and explore concepts from Paul’s book ‘Nature of Work: The New Story of Work for a Living Age’. In this ..read more
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In Conversation with...James Davies, Employment Partners at Lewis Silkin LLP (The future of work 2050))
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by Lucy Lewis, James Davies
6M ago
In the eighth episode of our “In Conversation with…” podcast series for 2023, Lucy Lewis, partner at Lewis Silkin LLP is joined by fellow partner James Davies.  What if these optimists have been seriously underestimating the pace and scale at which automation will replace and change the jobs of today in the second quarter of the century? What if the insipid productivity growth we have experienced over the last 10 years or so continues into the second quarter of the century? And what if we have too few workers with the skills needed for the occupations of tomorrow?  Lucy and James dis ..read more
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In Conversation with (June 2023) - Nimmi Patel, Head of Skills, Talent and Diversity at techUK (Generative AI)
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by Lucy Lewis, Nimmi Patel
9M ago
In the sixth episode of our “In Conversation with…” podcast series for 2023, Lucy Lewis, Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP speaks to Nimmi Patel, Head of Skills, Talent and Diversity at techUK and advisory board member of the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre.  “The impact of generative AI is expected to vary from industry to industry and people have said it can cause significant disruption. But, email caused significant disruption, the printing press caused significant disruption, and I think we can handle it as long as we focus on people first solutions.” The launch of ChatGPT has reign ..read more
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In Conversation with (April 2023) - Nita Clarke OBE, Director of the Involvement and Participation Association (Employee Voice)
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by Lucy Lewis, Nita Clarke OBE
11M ago
In the fourth episode of our “In Conversation with…” podcast series for 2023, Lucy Lewis, Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP speaks to Nita Clarke OBE. Nita is the Director of the Involvement and Participation Association, a leading organisation delivering employee engagement, partnership and employee voice in the workplace.   “People want respect and fairness and to be listened to, and to have their diverse needs thought about. That operates in workplaces now in a way I genuinely don’t think it did a generation ago”. Nita and Lucy discuss the important role employee voice has to play in buildin ..read more
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In Conversation with (January 2022) - Claire Haidar, Founder and CEO of Wyndr and Pattyrn (Virtual and hybrid work)
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by Lucy Lewis
1y ago
Our first  ‘In conversation with…’ podcast for 2022, features Claire Haidar, technology entrepreneur, future thinker and Founder and CEO of Wndyr and Pattyrn. Claire explains how the future of work is chaos, why we should all be embracing it and how companies can build resilience to adapt.  Claire shares her view that hybrid working doesn’t work and explores what clashes of cultures can happen in trying to maintain a hybrid workplace. The conversation ends with some lessons learnt from building culture in virtual organisations and Claire’s one wish for the workplace of 2032 – hologra ..read more
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In Conversation with (November 2021) - Andrew Magowan, Director of Sustainability and GC at Berry Bros. & Rudd (Sustainability)
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by Lucy Lewis
1y ago
Our tenth episode of our ‘In Conversation with…’ podcast series features Andrew Magowan, Director of Sustainability and General Counsel at Berry Bros. & Rudd.  In this episode, Andrew explores the significant impact on businesses, both as employers and brands, of the expectation to “do the right thing” in terms of sustainability. Andrew shares his thoughts on the government’s role in driving change in relation to sustainability issues, noting the value and impact government intervention has made in other areas. However, believing business must take the lead, Andrew shares his perspect ..read more
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In Conversation with (October 2021) - James Davies Partner at Lewis Silkin LLP (Future of work trends)
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by Lucy Lewis
1y ago
James discusses his new report, the Eight Drivers of Change, analysing that whilst the pandemic has been a leading catalyst for change in the future of work, it is only one of many drivers of change. James talks through the emerging themes he has identified as a result of the drivers of changes, in particular exploring how changes to the labour market will see ongoing skills shortages and the pandemic meaning employers will be striving to restore a sense of belonging at work.  Finally, James makes some thought-provoking predictions for the future, predicting we will all work less hours ye ..read more
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