In this series, David Green will be speaking to a range of senior HR leaders who are pushing a data-driven and digital HR agenda. There is an increasing need for HR professionals to become more digitally and numerically literate – to acquire the skills necessary to process, produce and leverage digital information to create business value. You'll hear from people leaders who are driving transformation in their organisations on how HR can prepare for the future and what HR leaders need to do to prepare for the Future of Work.
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83. How Can Organisations Provide the Right Environment for Employees to Learn? (Interview with Janice Burns)
47:34This week’s podcast guest is Janice Burns, Chief People Officer at Degreed, who is passionate about the importance of learning and that the impact of learning isn't limited to remaining within the four walls of an organisation. Throughout this episode, Janice and I discuss:Janice’s key strategic roles moving into the Chief People Officer roleThe concept of guided freedom and why learning leaders should think differently about facilitating learningThe role of coaching and mentoring in professional developmentSupport for this podcast is brought to you by Degreed, to learn more visit degreed.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
82. Why Companies Need to Interrupt Bias to Truly Create Inclusion (Interview with Joan C. Williams)
50:22This week’s podcast guest is Joan C. Williams, distinguished Law Professor at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and Director for the Centre of WorkLife Law, and author of a brilliant new book, Bias Interrupted: Creating Inclusion for Real and for Good. Joan is dedicated to propagating an approach to Diversity and Inclusion that delivers real impact for the business and ensures real change is made.Throughout this episode, Joan and I discuss:How to connect D&I initiatives to business metrics that matter, with case studies from companies around the worldThe five patterns of bias that repeatedly emerge across organisations and industriesThe concept of bias interrupters, what they are and how to use them in everyday scenarios, to reduce the impact of biasThe ethical and legal challenges of measuring diversity data and why these challenges are not a good enough excuse for not doing the workSupport for this podcast is brought to you by Degreed, to learn more visit degreed.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
81. How Does a Great Learning Experience Deliver Value to the Business?
48:08This week’s podcast guest is Peter Manniche Riber, Head of Digital Learning and Analytics at Novo Nordisk, speaking about how the shift to remote work and digital ways of working has, in many ways, democratised learning and made it more inclusive. Great learning experiences should deliver value to the individual by opening up new opportunities as well as creating value for the organisation. Throughout the episode Peter and I discuss:What a great learning experience looks like and how it delivers value to the businessHow to measure the business impact of learning, using business indicators and data that already exists in the organisationHow to focus on the ethics of analysing learning data, to deliver value, not only to the business, but to the individual employee as wellWhat we mean by data driven learning design and why it is so importantSupport for this podcast is brought to you by Degreed, to learn more visit degreed.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
80. How Does ING Create a Culture of Learning Agility? (Interview with Maarten van Beek)
47:31This week’s podcast guest is Maarten van Beek, HR Director for Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg at ING, who I spoke to about the shift from a learn, work, retire approach to careers, to a model of lifelong learning.To encourage lifelong learning and talent fluidity across the organisation, taking an employee centric approach is vital. In Maarten’s opinion. HR should focus more on the employee journey, the employee experience and less on the responsibilities and confines of rigid traditional L&D roles.Throughout the episode Maarten and I discuss:How organisations can promote a lifelong learning approach to work by encouraging and supporting employees to reinvent their skill sets every three to five yearsThe power of using skills data to fuel talent fluidityThe business value and societal value of measuring skills proficiency without depending on traditional qualifications and educational experienceSupport for this podcast is brought to you by Techwolf. To learn more, visit techwolf.ai. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
79. Taking a Skills-Based Approach to Workforce Planning (Interview with Ralf Buechsenschuss)
40:05In this episode of the podcast, Ralf Buechsenschuss, Global Head of Org Design, Analytics and Digitalisation at Zurich Insurance Company, speaks about the future of work, which we both agree is most definitely already here, and how it necessitates a skills-based approach to workforce planning. The unpredictability and pace of change facing organisations today is, without a doubt a major challenge, a challenge only exacerbated since the start of the pandemic. It is a skills-based approach to workforce planning that has the potential to position the HR function as a strategic partner to the business, by addressing business priorities as they arise. Throughout this episode, Ralf and I discuss:Why it is high time to stop viewing workforce planning as a cyclical process, and instead view the starting points of any workforce planning activity as the business strategy and in particular specific business challenges, as they ariseRalph's ingenious use of organisational network analysis and workforce planning to understand the flow of expertise throughout the organisationHow workforce planning and org design can be viewed as two sides of the same coin, and how bringing both under the same umbrella can help HR deliver more value to the businessSupport for this podcast is brought to you by Techwolf. To learn more, visit techwolf.ai. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
78. How Do You Understand the Skills of Your Workforce? (Interview with Mikaël Wornoo)
42:35The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs 2020 report, predicts that by 2025, 50% of all employees will need to be re-skilled as 97 million new jobs emerge and 85 million jobs will be displaced by a shift in labour between humans and machines. In this episode of the podcast, Mikael Wornoo, Founder and COO at TechWolf, speaks about how AI and natural language processing is helping to solve a perennial challenge for organisations, namely the process of gathering skills data automatically, continuously, and objectively to understand the skills you have, the skills you need and the gap in-between. Throughout this episode, Mikael and I discuss these topics and others, including:The biggest challenges facing organisations in gathering and utilising skills dataHow TechWolf helps customers build a single skills taxonomy in just eight weeks and how this can be used to power technologies that drive employee learning and mobilityHow companies are using skills data to solve a myriad of challenges and help the business effectively see around cornersSupport for this podcast is brought to you by Techwolf. To learn more, visit techwolf.ai. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
77. How Can You Reduce Collaborative Overload? (Interview with Rob Cross)
59:44In this episode of the podcast, my guest is Rob Cross, Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College and author of a brilliant new book “Beyond Collaboration Overload”. In this episode, Rob talks about the number one predictor of performance. It's not actually about how smart you are, but how you act as an energiser across your network. Throughout the episode. Rob and I discuss:How to reclaim 18% to 24% of your time or about one full day per week by reducing collaborative overloadWhat it means to be an energiser and how to use organisational network analysis or ONA to measure energisers and their impact across the organisationHow to use active and passive ONA to tackle pressing business challenges such as designing successful hybrid work and diversity and inclusion initiativesSupport for this podcast is brought to you by Techwolf. To learn more, visit techwolf.ai. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
76. Dave Ulrich and Jonathan Ferrar on Building Excellence in People Analytics
1:07:12In this episode of the podcast, which sees Dave Ulrich taking my usual host chair and Jonathan Ferrar and I answering Dave's questions, we discuss some of the key messages from Excellence in People Analytics and the Nine Dimensions for Excellence in People Analytics that we write about in the book. We also talk about the traditional HR function’s attitudes towards analytics, the skills the future HR professional needs and how more broadly people analytics will support a new approach to careers and upskilling for the organisation. Throughout the discussion, we also cover several case studies from the likes of Microsoft, Nestle and FIS. Support for this podcast is brought to you by Techwolf. To learn more, visit techwolf.ai. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
BONUS: Microsoft's Chief People Officer on Creating a Data Driven Culture in HR (Interview with Kathleen Hogan)
46:38Of the companies Jonathan Ferrar and I researched and included in our recently published book Excellence in People Analytics. One that really stood out was Microsoft. It is one of the best examples of scaling people analytics to provide value for employees and the business. I am especially delighted, therefore, that Microsoft's Chief People Officer, Kathleen Hogan is my guest on this week's episode of the podcast.In our conversation, Kathleen and I discuss: How HR is a strategic partner to the business at Microsoft How Kathleen has worked closely with CEO Satya Nadella, to develop the culture at Microsoft over the last five years The role of people data in supporting decision-making and busting myths The impact of continuous learning How a daily pulse of two and a half thousand employees has helped shape Microsoft's approach to hybrid workingThis episode is a must listen for anyone interested or involved in people strategy, culture and inclusion. So that's business Leaders, Chief HR Officers and anyone in a people analytics, learning, talent management or HR business partner role. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
75. Using Data, Analytics and AI in Talent Management (Interview with Toon van der Veer)
47:27My guest on this week's episode of the podcast, Toon Van der Veer, is the Global Vice President of People Continuity at AB InBev and a strong proponent of using data, analytics and artificial intelligence in people management. As Toon explains to me in our conversation, data provides HR professionals with countless opportunities. And this is certainly proving to be the case with the innovative work he is leading at AB InBev.In our conversation, Toon and I discuss: How AB InBev brings data to talent conversations The importance of focusing on adoption and change management Why a "You spoke. We listened. We acted." approach is a critical element of employee listening How companies should approach the measurement and utilisation of skills dataThis episode is a must listen for anyone interested or involved in people analytics, employee experience, and HR tech, so that is CHROs and anyone in a people analytics, workforce planning, or HR business partner role.Support for this podcast is brought to you by AG5. To learn more, visit www.ag5.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.