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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.

Digital HR Leaders with David Green David Green

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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.

    41. How Can HR Help Shape the Reskilling and Learning Agenda? Interview with Lynda Gratton

    41. How Can HR Help Shape the Reskilling and Learning Agenda? Interview with Lynda Gratton

    The guest on this week’s podcast is Lynda Gratton. Lynda is a Professor of Management Practice at The London Business School where she directs Human Resource Strategy in transforming companies, which is considered one of the world's leading programs on Human Resources. Lynda is also the founder of HSM, the research consultancy and has written extensively on the future of work, the role of corporations and the interface between people and organisations. Lynda's most recent book, The New Long Life, A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World, was published at the end of May and we will talk a little bit about that in this episode.

    In our conversation, Lynda and I also discuss:


    What we have learned about people, organisations and the impact of remote working on collaboration during the pandemic
    The new skills, behaviours and mindsets individuals need to thrive in the future of work
    How to make reskilling stick within organisations
    How individuals, organisations, and governments can navigate the challenges of a hundred year life
    The role of HR and learning teams to help drive the reskilling and learning agenda

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested or involved in learning and skills, either from an individual or a company perspective. So that is Business Leaders, CHROs, Chief Learning Officers and anyone in a People Analytics, Workforce Planning, HR Tech or HR Business Partner role.

    Support for this podcast is brought to you by Degreed. To learn more, visit https://degreed.com/. 

    • 50 min
    BONUS: Diane Gherson at IBM on Reinventing HR with AI and People Analytics

    BONUS: Diane Gherson at IBM on Reinventing HR with AI and People Analytics

    We’re kicking off an exciting autumn season of the Digital HR Leaders podcast today with a special bonus episode featuring Diane Gherson, discussing how IBM has infused AI and analytics into HR. During her time as CHRO, Diane led the redesign of all aspects of IBM’s people agenda and management systems to shape a culture of continuous learning, innovation and agility. She has also digitally transformed the HR function, incorporating AI and automation across all offerings resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of net benefits. Every field needs its standard bearers and ever since taking the reins as CHRO in 2013, Diane has been a pioneer, taking the HR profession to a new level and was deservedly recognised as the HR Executive of the year in 2018.

    In our conversation Diane and I discuss:


    How IBM has created a marketplace for talent, encompassing skills, personalised learning, career management and internal mobility
    A company wide jam that Diane initiated to support initiatives around returning to new ways of working at IBM
    The practical examples of how infusing AI and machine learning into HR programs can deliver significant value to the business and employees
    What HR needs to do to drive more value in the post-crisis world and why its the model for leaders and organisations to thrive in the twenty first century.

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested in how to set up the HR function to deliver significant value to the business and its workers, so that is Business Leaders, CHROs, Chief Learning Officers and anyone in a People Analytics, HR Business Partner or Talent Acquisition role.

    • 46 min
    SPECIAL: Building a People Analytics Function in a Humanitarian Organisation (Interview with Sophie Rwegera Khadhraoui)

    SPECIAL: Building a People Analytics Function in a Humanitarian Organisation (Interview with Sophie Rwegera Khadhraoui)

    Welcome to the fifth of our series of summer special episodes of The Digital HR Leaders Podcast that collectively provide an outside in perspective on HR.

    People Analytics is the fastest growing part of HR and prior to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, was named by HR practitioners themselves as one of four trends in LinkedIn's annual global talent trends report that were most likely to impact on how their organisations hire, develop and retain their workforces in 2020. During the crisis People Analytics has been further elevated as companies strive for insights and data to drive employee safety and wellbeing, understand the impact of remote work and create their return to  the workplace plans. Many practitioners and leaders in the People Analytics space have no previous experience of working in HR.

    My guest on this week's episode of The Digital HR Leaders Podcast is Sophie Rwegera Khadhraoui. When she took on the challenge of setting up the People Analytics function at the International Committee of the Red Cross in 2017, Sophie had a background in Finance, and Operations, but not HR. Sophie quickly established that in a humanitarian organisation, the key people related requirement is to ensure the right people are on the ground at the right time to support the ICRC’s critical humanitarian work in conflict zones.

    In our conversation, Sophie and I discuss:


    How she set up the People Analytics function, identified priorities and delivered the first use cases
    How the team evolved and developed its skills over the three years Sophie was at the helm
    Tips for other People Analytics Leaders who run small teams
    The steps Sophie took to help up-skill the wider HR community at the International Committee of the Red Cross
    How her experience in People Analytics is supporting her in her new role as HR Partner for the Near and Middle East Region at the Red Cross

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested in how to set up and develop a People Analytics team and the unique challenges involved in leading a small team in a humanitarian organisation. So that is CHRO’s, Senior HR Leaders and anyone in a People Analytics or HR Business Partner role.

    Support for this podcast is brought to you by Insight222. To learn more, visit https://www.insight222.com.

    • 35 min
    SPECIAL: Dan Cable on How to Help People Love What They Do At Work

    SPECIAL: Dan Cable on How to Help People Love What They Do At Work

    Welcome to the fourth of our series of summer special episodes of The Digital HR Leaders Podcast that collectively provide an outside in perspective on HR. In many respects the COVID-19 pandemic is essentially a people crisis and it has been heartening to witness that many organisations we work with at Insight222 have put the safety and wellness of their workforce at the centre of their response to the crisis. However, multiple studies show that an alarming majority of employees are actively disengaged and un-motivated. They are not helping their organisations and by suppressing what neuroscientists call “our seeking systems” organisations are not helping their employees by focusing on making work routine instead of creative and joyful.

    Our guest for this week's episode is Dan Cable, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Dan explains that because we spend most of our waking hours at work, his mission is to spend his working hours trying to understand how people can feel like work is part of their real life, rather than the long commute to the weekend.

    In our conversation Dan and I discuss:


    Why biology as opposed to lack of motivation causes the malaise of workplace disengagement
    How by galvanising three triggers, leaders can activate their employees seeking systems and drive exploration and learning
    How HR can use job crafting to drive engagement, stimulate learning, create innovation and essentially enable people to bring their best selves to work
    A three-step process for people to stimulate their full potential as outlined in Dan’s upcoming book, Exceptional.

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested in how neuroscience can help drive culture, engagement and wellness in their organisations. So that is Business Leaders, Organisational Psychologists, Chief HR Officers, Senior HR Leaders and anyone in a People Analytics or HR Business Partner role.

    Support for this podcast is brought to you by Insight222. To learn more, visit https://www.insight222.com.

    • 49 min
    SPECIAL: What is HR's Role in Creating Diverse and Inclusive Organisations? Interview with Torin Ellis

    SPECIAL: What is HR's Role in Creating Diverse and Inclusive Organisations? Interview with Torin Ellis

    Welcome to the third of our series of summer special episodes of The Digital HR Leaders Podcast, providing an outside in perspective on HR.

    The brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police on May the 25th has unleashed a sustained and unparalleled wave of protests around the world. This terrible incident highlighted once again, the scourge of racial injustice and the responsibility we all have to speak up against discrimination in any of its ugly and reprehensible forms. We all need to commit to help to drive change in our companies, in our HR and People Analytics communities and in our societies.

    The guest on this episode of the podcast is Diversity Strategist, Torin Ellis, who has worked with companies ranging from small 20 person startups to some of the biggest multinational companies, to help them identify inhibitors that stall the consistent achievement of the diversity, equity and inclusion objectives achieved through recruitment.

    We start our discussion with the glaring injustices that the killing of George Floyd, once again, highlighted and then transition to how HR and recruiting professionals can support their organisations to be truly inclusive and equitable by following a simple and purposeful mantra, focus on people.

    In our conversation Torin and I discuss:


    How the killing of Mr Floyd and the process that it has inspired made Torin and other black people he knows feel
    What those of you listening can do to help make a difference
    Why true diversity, inclusion and equity results require leadership, un-wavering support and above all a focus on people
    Why hiring managers are at the crux of progress and how data can reveal some uncomfortable truths
    Examples of companies, including Nike and Allovue, who have created more inclusive organisations

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested in how to embed diversity in their organisations to create more inclusive and equitable workplaces. So that is Business Leaders, CHROs, Senior HR Leaders and anyone in a People Analytics, HR Business Partner or Talent Acquisition role. Support for this podcast is brought to you by Insight222. To learn more, visit https://www.insight222.com.

    • 47 min
    SPECIAL: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on the Role of Leadership in Times of Crisis

    SPECIAL: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on the Role of Leadership in Times of Crisis

    The COVID-19 crisis is testing our political leaders like they have never been tested before. Leaders who appear to score high on narcissism and low on empathy are failing dismally. It is interesting that those political leaders, especially female leaders, who combine competence, transparency and empathy and are using data and science to inform their decision making appear to be performing much better. The brilliant Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is my guest on this week’s episode of the podcast. Tomas is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development and people analytics. Tomas has also written 10 books including his most recent, “Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?”, and is one of the most knowledgeable interesting and engaging people in our field.

    In our conversation Tomas and I also discuss:


    Why digital transformation is primarily about people and not technology and what this actually means for leaders, HR and employees
    Why skills is a new currency and why learning is paramount
    How people analytics can be integrated into other fields, such as diversity and inclusion
    How to stay on the right side of creepy when it comes to AI and analytics
    What HR needs to do to drive more value

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested in ethical and empathetic leadership and the role of HR and how both will need to evolve as the use of data, analytics and digital technologies become widespread in our organisations. So that is Business Leaders, CHROs and anyone in a People Analytics, HR Business Partner or Talent Acquisition role.

    Support for this podcast is brought to you by Insight222. To learn more, visit https://www.insight222.com.

    • 47 min

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Being an avid follower of David Green’s work for some time, I was excited to hear about this podcast. It certainly hasn’t disappointed! Great contemporary topics discussed with insightful leaders and experts. I can’t wait to see where the series goes from here. This is a must have podcast for any people geek that is looking to make a professional impact.

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