Dianah Worman Chartered FCIPD OBE
Dianah started her career in the Civil Service Executive Class working across functions and in particular HR where she acquired her postgraduate qualifications. After a career break to bring up her young family, she studied at Kingston University on a government sponsored Women Returners Scheme and then joined the CIPD. She has worked in the field of diversity and inclusion for many years, developing practical research and influencing public policy. Areas of focus have included groundbreaking work into the challenges of an ageing workforce, the integration of talent management and diversity, practical guidance on gaining traction on progressing diversity and inclusion in business and framing the future of work through flexible responses to employment practices. Dianah led the Institute’s influential Senior Diversity Network and has been a member of various ministerial advisory boards and is a member of the Executive Standing Committee of the ENEI.
Dianah has collaborated with a range of national public bodies including the European Commission, the European Agency for Human Rights, TAFEP and the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore, the British Council, the Institute of Excellence in Paediatrics, the EHRC, the DWP, BIS, the Home Office, the National Audit Office, the Offender Management Service. She has also worked with numerous private and voluntary sector organisations. She was asked to be the UK advocate for the European wide initiative on Equal Pays in 2013 and was invited to be a global thought leader on diversity and inclusion by the Society of Human Resource Management in the United States. She has frequently judged awards for Opportunity Now, the ENEI, the RIDI, the EiDA and the CIPD People Management Awards. Dianah was awarded an OBE for her services to diversity, in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2006. Dianah is an Associate at the CIPD.
Claire McCartney MA MSc Academic MCIPD
Claire started her career in research at Roffey Park after gaining her Masters in Information Studies. She explored issues relating to work-life balance, flexible working, talent management, diversity and inclusion whilst progressing from Research Assistant to Principal Researcher and interim Acting Head of Research. Consultancy projects included developing a leadership framework and 360 degree feedback tool for the Prison Service, an investigation into high turnover rates in a large construction company as part of a new talent management strategy, a post merger study of behaviour change at the HMRC, an investigation into risks to well-being across a local authority and flexible working consultancy for a national housing organisation and a large publisher.
Claire joined the CIPD in 2008 as Adviser, Resourcing and Talent Planning. There she led research into resourcing, talent management, meaning, trust, age diversity and enterprise and managed the Institute’s Resourcing and Talent Forum and the high profile CIPD Employee Outlook tracker research. Research partnerships include working with significant UK brand names across sectors: IBM, PWC, Ford, DSTL, Standard Chartered, BT, Gala Coral Group, NHS Tower Hamlets. Claire has also worked extensively internationally, co-leading the CIPD’s Next Generation Asia Research, working with TAFEP and the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore and presenting at numerous international conferences. She is the author of a multitude of reports and articles and regularly judges awards for APSCo, REC, CIPD’s People Management Awards, the Recruitment Marketing Awards and the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards. In 2014, Claire completed her Masters in Social Research Methods gaining a distinction in advanced statistics and studying innovative qualitative research methods like ethnography and appreciative inquiry. Claire is an Associate at the CIPD.
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