A huge wave of change is hitting the talent market. Companies need to hire at a rapid pace. The new realities of remote and hybrid work, and commitment to diversity, create added complexity. At the same time, current employees are starting to switch jobs after a long pandemic.

Companies must be prepared for the most competitive hiring market ever and a potential talent exodus. They can’t throw money at the problem and aging HR technologies aren’t fit for purpose. Companies that fail to find and keep talent are at greater risk.

- Employers can’t hire the best people or hire fast enough
- Employers must consider hybrid and remote options for every role
- DE&I has become a critical area of focus not just a talking point
- Retention is a must. Each person who quits creates one more role to fill and get up to speed
Jo Gallacher
Editor - HR magazine
Catherine Schlieben
Chief people officer for talent and National Grid Ventures, National Grid
Catherine Schlieben joined National Grid at the beginning of 2020 to lead the talent and leadership development team. She has responsibility for the strategy across talent acquisition, talent development, defining leadership behaviours and capabilities.

Prior to National Grid, Schlieben held a global HR leadership role for one of the world’s leading payment companies, Worldpay Inc. Further back in her career, Schlieben worked in leadership roles in ITV and various privately-owned search firms and consultancies.
Shereen Daniels
Managing director of HR rewired and vice chair of the Black Business Association for London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
As a wonderfully accomplished HR leader who is a sought after speaker and advisor, Shereen has been featured in Forbes and voted one of LinkedIns Top Voices for 2020.

Daniels’ corporate HR global leadership career spans over 17years, working within companies with turnovers ranging from £100 million to £2.2 billion. These include Caffè Nero, Greene King, Hobbs, Gala Coral, Carphone Warehouse, Orion Publishing Group and ArmorGroup (now part of G4S).
Jonathan Schipper
Global talent management lead, DSM
Schipper lives in The Netherlands and is passionate about DSM’s people and their progress.

He is responsible for the organisation’s performance management and development review and is project leader of its new AI talent platform. He has previously worked as global HR business partner at DSM and HR manager at food production company The Greenery.
Beau Jackson
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