That HR Podcast episode 1: Gender on the agenda

In the first episode of People Management's new podcast, we discuss the ins and outs of gender pay reporting with our experts; hear from the HR professional who quit to pull pints; and agony uncle Tim Pointer answers your queries

In the first episode of That HR Podcast, with the pay gap reporting deadlines looming, People Management assembles an expert panel to consider how to report your all-important numbers – and what to do next. We travel to a listed 17th century coaching inn, to meet a CIPD fellow who abandoned the corporate world to run a sleepy village alehouse; and agony uncle Tim Pointer shares wisdom with a reader in search of high-quality flexible work.

Join People Management staff writer Emily Burt on the podcast that takes the pulse of HR – and don't forget to give us your feedback by tweeting us at @peoplemgt or email

Thank you to our guests from this episode:

  • Charles Cotton, senior reward adviser at the CIPD, and Tali Shlomo, people engagement director at Chartered Insurance Institute
  • Jon Howcroft-Stemp, owner of The Swan Inn in Markyate, Hertfordshire
  • Tim Pointer, founder of Starboard Thinking