A year that started with a sigh of relief with vaccination news, is now ending in a nervous situation with Omicron spreading its false arms around the confused world. Amidst that, 2021 was also an year where a lot of integral HR topics came up which needed a hard look and a focussed mind to understand. Hence here is a compilation of some of the top interviews of renowned talent leaders wherein they shared their perspectives and experiences from the new world of work.
The more ‘human’ changes have transformed the world of work for the better: QBE’s Vernon Griffith
Vernon Griffith is a man of many interests. He leads the QBE HR service team of 60 people to support more than 12,000 employees in over 30 countries, manages large scale HR transformation programs and curiously watches the rise of AI in HR space. Read what he has to say on human transformations and work.
Recognising the role of men in driving gender parity: Lisa Annese
In conversation with Lisa Annese, Diversity Council CEO, Australia, she talked about creating workplace opportunities for ‘hidden workers’ and the two-fold journey to embracing and promoting equal parental leave. Read more to understand her take on gender parity.
Keeping employees happy amid a changing industry
In an exclusive interaction with Susan Edwards, Global Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer, Sealed Air, she discussed what's changed in the last few decades, what the role of HR is in the industry today and more. Read more in full detail.
It is time for organisations to be bolder around DE&I: Jasleen Kaur
Having gathered such a variety of experiences in her career, Gartner's Jasleen Kaur shared her insights on the DE&I practices of Australia.
Talent leaders must inspire business & people to move to the edge of their level of comfort: Monica Watt
ELMO's Monica Watt talked about flexibility as an in-demand benefit which companies must adapt to implement hybrid work models successfully in a recent interview with People Matters. Read the excerpts here.
With a hybrid model in place we benefit from a larger talent pool: Karine Smyth, Experian
Karine Smyth, Emerging Propositions Director at Experian ANZ shared her views on the challenges faced by the working parents in a hybrid workspace and what methods could ease out work-life for them. Read the insights here.
Family businesses can bolster economic growth, but the tight labour market is a big challenge: Sally Craig
Read an excerpt from Sally Craig, GM People & Culture, Kennards Hire's interview, where she talks about the challenges family businesses face amid the ongoing pandemic and shares how these problems can be dealt with.
Data, tech and allies: Driving authentic inclusion with Nancy Lengthorn
In this exclusive conversation, Mediacom's Nancy Lengthorn shed light on why underrepresented talent stays hidden despite the DEI spotlight, how allyship, data, storytelling & role modeling are crucial to building a safe space at the workplace and more. Read the full interview.
New perks introduced for seasonal workers are yielding mostly the same poor results: Dan Johnston
Holiday sales are predicted to jump 9% in 2021 – “yet a growing workforce shortage will serve as a major roadblock to meeting spiked demand,” said Dan Johnston, WorkStep CEO and (former warehouse manager). Read the full interview to know more about his views.
Data and culture are the enablers of well-being: Stantec's Kylie Ward
In an exclusive chat with Kylie Ward, HR Director Asia Pacific for international design and consulting firm Stantec, she talked about the role of well-being in the workplace and more. Read the full interview to know.
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