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The IR Guru Podcast

The inside story of Industrial Relations from the people who were in the room – or had their ear to the door. Join Andy Cook and Nick Dalton as they meet the leading lights of IR to hear about what they did, how they did it and what they learned.

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Andy Cook

Andy Cook is an industrial and employee relations practitioner who has worked as an advisor for many of the largest employers across many sectors across the world. He has worked on projects for the Ethical Trade Initiative and the International Labour Organisation and was one of the founders of the Employee Relations Institute. He is used by media outlets as a commentator on strikes and disputes and still works with Employers to help with tricky IR situations.

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Nick Dalton

Nick Dalton has worked in HR for his entire career. He joined Unilever straight from university and has been responsible for industrial and employee relations ever since. He was latterly Executive Vice President HR with responsibility for HR business partnering across all of Unilever’s Global Operations.

Nick wrote the very well-regarded book on HR “The HR (R)Evolution: Change the Workplace, Change the World” His work on Unilever’s Future of Work programme has been captured in case studies currently used in programmes by the Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics.

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