The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all parts of life, including how we work. Organisations have had to quickly adapt to remote working, virtual meetings and developing a new set of communication skills.
This has led many organisations to question their ways of working and how they can successfully create a more adaptive and resilient workforce. HR has been asked to take a leading role in this transition- there really has never been a better time to be part of the people profession.
Figuring out what needs changing and how to go about this is a tremendous challenge, but importance of getting it right could be crucial to the health of a company and its people. Put simply, HR which focuses on the transaction will not survive.
Our latest HR lunchtime debate webinar will therefore analyse the behavioural and social conditions necessary for organisations to successfully adapt to a new culture which puts people at the centre of everything they do.
Thought leaders will discuss:
-Upskilling and training
-Power of tech in providing new insights
-Strategic planning moving forward
Editor of HR magazine
Interim Manager at University of Strathclyde
Susan has a broad range of HR experience, gained across a number of sectors - food production, fashion retail, financial services and entertainment. An HR generalist she started her career with United Biscuits in 1990 and worked for brands such as Ross Young’s, McVities, Cable&Co, Dolcis and Ambassador Theatre Group where she was HR Director for 8 years, creating growth and succession in a business that went from a UK founder owned business to a c£90m EBITDA operating across Europe and US territories. Susan began an interim career in 2018 and has completed assignments in the “for profit” housing sector as well as her current role working with University of Strathclyde to push forward their socially progressive employment agenda
Head of People & Culture at Ceridian HCM Inc
Kris is an experienced strategic global HR leader, with years of experience helping leaders to realize the potential of their workforce through vision, culture, values and behaviors. Specializing in HR strategy and global workforce development, he has supported a number of multinationals within outsourcing, technology and finance as an HR consultant. Kris recently joined Ceridian as Head of People & Culture.
Area Director, People and Culture at Dorchester Collection
Emma is the area director, people and culture for The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane and Coworth Park. She has spent her entire career working in luxury hotels in London and New York including Claridges, The Savoy Hotel and the Four Seasons.
She is passionate about education around leadership as well as promoting hospitality as a great career choice to young people through schools, colleges and universities. She has a wealth of experience designing and delivering successful employee engagement strategies and is a keen advocate of supporting positive mental health and wellbeing at work.
Daniele is co-founder of Utopia, a culture change business that creates more purposeful, inclusive and entrepreneurial cultures for clients. Utopia’s top-to-bottom, boardroom to factory floor approach has clinched household names including Coca-Cola European Partners, Google, Schneider Electric, Spotify and Universal Music.
He also co-founded Token Man in 2014, an initiative that gives men a better understanding of gender inequality in the workplace and inspire them to become change-makers. He was named one of Management Today’s Top 30 Male Agents of Change, and in 2019 was on the Advisory Board for Inclusion Matters. He continues to nurture a number of communities he co-founded, including Culture Social, a community for anyone who wants to build better work cultures, and has co-authored a number of books including Creative Superpowers: Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity.