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Changeboard HR Future Talent Podcast
32 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
#57 - City & Guilds Group's Martin Hottass on how business can create a culture of lifelong learning
Martin Hottass is managing director at City & Guilds Group. He has over 30 years of experience in the skills sector, and previously led Siemens professional education in the UK and then EMEA. Since joining City & Guilds Group in October last year, he has led the charity’s skills agenda, with a particular focus on STEM skills. In this podcast I ask Martin about the state of apprenticeships in the UK’s engineering sector and how business leaders can create cultures of learning in their business. I began by asking Martin about how our European neighbours address the skills agenda, and how the UK can improve.
18 minutes | May 17, 2019
#56 - Julia Streets on comedy, diversity & fintech
Julia Streets is the CEO and founder of Streets Consulting, a fintech business development, marketing and communications consultancy. She has previously worked as a senior executive in financial services and is regularly named as one of the 30 power women in the Fintech industry. She hosts the DiverCity podcast, exploring the subject of diversity and inclusion in financial services, and is also a stand-up comedian. In this podcast recorded in February 2019, I ask Julia about how her career in stand-up has helped her in other areas of work, the lessons she’s learned from the DiverCity podcast, and how fintech is affecting everybody’s life at work.
38 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
#55 - Workday's Richard Doherty on AI, people analytics and disruptive technology in HR
Richard Doherty is senior director of product marketing for EMEA at Workday. A pioneer in cloud based recruiting and talent management solutions, Richard is a respected thought leader on people analytics and emerging technologies within human resources. In this podcast, we speak to Richard about the disruptions technology is causing in the people function and wider business, how the use of AI in the UK compares to other regions of the world, and ask for his predictions on how technology will change our lives in the future of work.
32 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
#54 - Leena Nair and Alan Watkins on the future of HR
Appointed chief HR officer for Unilever in 2016, Leena has worked for the nutrition and personal care giant since 1992 after joining as a trainee. The first female CHRO in the business’s history, she is a leading voice on the future of HR, and has appeared at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Dr. Alan Watkins is the founder and CEO of Complete Coherence, a consultancy that specialises in developing enlightening leadership through individual and team development. Originally training as a physician and neuroscientist, Alan has integrated his approach to leadership development with learnings from many diverse fields. He has worked with many senior leaders in FTSE 100 and 250 businesses, and has recently worked with Leena, using the principles of network analysis in better understanding Unilever’s workforce. In the podcast, we discuss Leena’s path to becoming the CHRO of Unilvever, the future of the HR profession, and why leaders in the function must put their employee’s wellbeing at the heart of what they do.
31 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
#53 - EY's Harvey Lewis on AI
Harvey Lewis is associate partner & chief data scientist in EY’s tax practice. A real-life rocket scientist with over 25 years of experience in AI, blockchain and disruptive technologies, he is a strategist and innovator in the public and private sectors. Since joining EY in 2017, he has pioneered the use of AI in the firm’s tax practice. In this podcast recorded in February 2019, I ask Harvey how leaders can effectively adopt emerging technologies in their business, how much leaders actually need to know about AI, and how automation will affect the HR function in the future.
22 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
#52 - Meyler Campbell's Anne Scoular on the power of effective coaching
Anne Scoular is the co-founder of the executive coach training and leadership development firm, Meyler Campbell. Anne has led a varied career, originally working as a diplomat and international banker, before retraining mid-career as a psychologist. In her work with Meyler Campbell, she has been named as a leading expert in business coaching globally by Harvard Business Review, and is the author of the Financial Times Guide to Business Coaching. In this podcast, I ask Anne about the attributes that are shared by effective coaches (02:50), what leaders can do to create a culture of coaching in their organisations (09:30), and why humanity must match the growth of technology in our organisations (17:30). www.changeboard.com/ www.changeboard.com/future-talent
17 minutes | Mar 8, 2019
#51 -Saïd Business School's Dr. Nigel Spencer on automation and talent in professional services
After a career in academia exploring cultural change and group dynamics, Dr. Nigel Spencer went on to work in professional services for PwC, and in talent development for international law firms. In his role at Saïd Business School, Nigel has developed a range of white papers on the importance of strategic talent programmes in creating competitive advantages. In this podcast, I ask Nigel about the impact of automation in professional services (03:00), the ways in which technology is augmenting the industry’s culture (06:55), and how talent strategies are changing to attract the younger generations entering the workforce. www.changeboard.com/ www.changeboard.com/future-talent
36 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
#50 - Hashi Mohamed on social mobility
Hashi came to the UK from Kenya at the age of nine after his father died. Growing up in some of the most deprived areas of the UK, Hashi would go on to qualify as a planning barrister in 2010. He has presented a number of radio documentaries for the BBC, including ‘Adventures in Social Mobility’, in which he describes his life and career, and examines the possibilities of children living in deprived areas today. In this podcast, Hashi talks about his journey from the Kenya to the UK and beyond (01:00), why any debate around social mobility must consider inequality(19:00), and how business leaders can address diversity in their workforce(23:00). www.changeboard.com/ www.changeboard.com/future-talent
30 minutes | Feb 22, 2019
#49 - Simon Fanshawe on diversity and unconscious bias
Winner of the prestigious Perrier Award in 1989, Simon first came to prominence as a comedian before progressing into broadcasting. He has made programmes for both BBC radio and television, and his writing has appeared in the Sunday Times and The Observer. A fervent voice in campaigning and advocacy groups, he was a founding member of the LGBT charity Stonewall. Through his consultancy Diversity by Design, Simon now works with businesses and organisations on answering strategic business questions through diversity. In this podcast, Simon talks about his approach to his constantly evolving career (01:30), why a diverse workforce is key to answering strategic business questions (07:00), and the role technology plays in addressing unconscious bias(18:30). www.changeboard.com/ www.changeboard.com/future-talent
27 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
#48 - Accenture's Candida Mottershead on diversity & inclusion
Candida Mottershead has led Accenture's people function in the UK & Ireland since the summer of 2016. In that time, she has led on a number of diversity initiatives, including working towards the goal of having 25% of the business's MD's being female. In this podcast, Candida discusses why we still need to discuss diversity in business, how Accenture revamped its culture by empowering its employee's voices, and what leaders can do to help their people speak out. www.changeboard.com/ www.changeboard.com/future-talent
27 minutes | Feb 8, 2019
#47 - ManpowerGroup’s Jo Pursaill on the skills that shape the future of work
Jo Pursaill is director for talent at ManpowerGroup in the UK. Prior to joining Manpower Group in 2015, Jo worked for American Express, where she held the position of director for global talent development. In this podcast, Jo talks about the effects that new technology is having on the recruitment industry (01:30), the importance of learnability in the light of these rapid shifts (06:00), and how recruiters can find and nurture talent across the different generations in the modern workplace (16:20).
17 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
#46 - Tracey Groves on purpose, trust and the #MeToo movement
In her work as CEO and Founder of Intelligent Ethics, Tracey is passionate about helping leaders find and embrace what 'doing the right thing means for their business'. She is an expert in helping organisations embed their business's purpose into their day-to-day decisions. She has previously worked as partner at PwC, leading corporate governance, risk and compliance projects for clients. In this podcast, Tracey discusses what leaders can do to close the gap between what they say and what they do (2:30); the reaction of business to the #MeToo movement (7:30); and the role of technology in re-building trust within business and society (13:30). www.changeboard.com/ www.changeboard.com/future-talent
22 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
#45 - Avon CEO Jan Zijderveld on leading a digital transformation
Since joining Avon just under 12 months ago Jan Zijderveld has led a digitalisation strategy that has revolutionised the way their beauty products have been sold by their six million independent sales representatives around the world. In this podcast Jan talks about being a male CEO for a brand that calls itself the 'company for women' (02:50), how he has approached digitising Avon's services (05:20), and gives his advice to other leaders on leading a business through a period of disruption and innovation (18:30). www.changeboard.com/ www.changeboard.com/future-talent
26 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
#44 - Adam Kingl on the future of leadership
In his role as managing director for Europe at Duke Corporate Education, Adam leads Duke’s business in the region and works with clients on fundamental challenges such as purpose, culture, adaptability and innovation. In his work as a leadership consultant, he has worked with clients including the BBC, Disney and Glaxo Smith Kline. He is passionate about the subject of ‘leadership for what’s next’ and is writing a book on this topic titled ‘Next Generation Leadership’, which he is expected to publish in January 2020. In this podcast, we ask Adam about the societal trends that are driving change in the workplace (01:00) , how leaders must adapt to meet the needs of their youngest employees (09:30), and what the C-suites of the future will look like in the hands of the next generation (17:30). https://www.changeboard.com/ https://www.changeboard.com/future-talent
22 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
#43 - Heidrick Consulting's Scott Snyder on digital innovation
Scott Snyder has over 25 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning and technology management for Fortune 500 companies and startups. A recognised thought leader in the tech management space, he is the author of two books, the most recent of which, Goliath’s Revenge, is a practical guide for executives and leaders of established companies in adopting the strategies used by startups in capitalising on digital disruption. In this podcast, I ask Scott about the traits that innovative businesses share (01:50), how leaders can put their people first in periods of digital transformation (05:30), and how leaders must view their own careers in periods of disruption (16:40). https://www.changeboard.com/ https://www.changeboard.com/future-talent
24 minutes | Dec 22, 2018
#42 - AXA's Lucinda Charles-Jones
With over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Lucinda has held senior positions in a number of businesses and sectors, including Barclays Bank, Hays and the RAC. She has been AXA's group HR director for the UK & Ireland for three and a half years. In this interview, Lucinda explains why AXA no longer offers a graduate recruitment scheme (05:15), how digital disruption has impacted the insurer’s business and their people function (08:45), and discusses how business can react to increased longevity and the trends associated with it (15:45). https://www.changeboard.com/ https://www.changeboard.com/future-talent
31 minutes | Dec 14, 2018
#41 - Sony Music's David Reay
In his role as Senior VP of HR, David Reay heads up Sony Music's global people function. With over 20 years of experience in HR working for companies including BAE Systems and the RSA, David has a wealth of experience in talent in a variety of sectors. In this podcast, David talks us through his winding career path (01:30), leading people in a disrupted industry (10:00), and gives his advice to aspiring HR leaders (23:45). https://www.changeboard.com/ https://www.changeboard.com/future-talent
25 minutes | Aug 23, 2018
#40 Kathryn Porter on attracting Hilton's 50% millennial workforce
With 50% of Hilton's workforce being millennials, director of youth strategy EMEA Kathryn Porter is heavily involved in attracting and developing the hospitality giant's talent pipeline. In this podcast, she examines alternative routes into employment (02:55), how Hilton uses Instagram takeovers to tell true stories about its employees (07:54) and how business can help educators with careers (20:36). https://www.changeboard.com/ https://www.changeboard.com/future-talent
17 minutes | Aug 9, 2018
#39 - Emma Birchall on re-thinking the 'three stage life'
In her role as head of insight and forecasting at Hot Spots Movement, Emma Birchall researches the trends that will influence our careers in the future. In this speech from Changeboard's Future Talent Conference in 2018, titled 'what does it mean to live to 100-years of age', Emma explores how the 'three stage life' has become our expected journey in our lives (01:00), how our required skillsets will change (07:00) and how we can make sure we feel vitalised throughout a longer career (10:30)
25 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
#38 - City & Guilds Group 'jobs for life panel'
At Future Talent 2018, Kirstie Donnelly, managing director at City & Guilds Group, chaired a panel with four workers at different stages of their career to discuss re-invention (09:00), the prospect of longer careers in light of increasing life expectancies (12:30), and the benefits of a multi-generational workforce (19:00). https://www.changeboard.com/ https://www.changeboard.com/future-talent
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