I thought I’d share some of what went on after the first day of the CIPD conference here in Manchester. I’m afraid there is nothing ‘juicy’ here, just some pictures and a couple of short videos to give you a flavour of things.

I started the evening in the hackers lounge, where some of the participants of the CIPD hackathon came together for a drink. It was great to meet some fellow hackers and also to meet and chat with the CEO of the CIPD Peter Cheese.

And then it was off the the XpertHR drinks where I got to meet a few familiar faces and grab a drink or two – thankyou XpertHR!

And then it was on to the Midland Hotel for the CIPD centenary dinner. Here’s the CIPD’s head of Scotland John McGurk . . . it was quite a dressy affair.

Here are my dining partners for the evening . . .

And here is HR moving and a grooving  . . .

And here are some more of what HR can do on the dancefloor . . . (what great shoes)