Explore how the work of HR Leaders is creating positive social change, contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals - goals which the world’s companies are increasingly understanding the urgency of achieving, and investing in the action required.
If you’d like clear, actionable ideas for how you can use the power of your role to effect change in your company, you’re in the right place.
I’m the founder of social enterprise From Babies with Love, we provide services to HR Leaders, and through this work I realised that HR professionals and social entrepreneurs are working in the same areas, albeit in different ways.
So we created this podcast to share knowledge, on steps we can take through the work of HR.
In my opinion, if you’re an HR professional, you are also a change maker.
And this podcast will provide you with examples of how. By sharing the successes of some of the world’s most inspiring HR Leaders, you can frame your work in the context of positive change, implement brilliant ideas, and feel absolutely wonderful about doing so!
Episode 31: Achieving Gender Equality – Emma Walsh, CEO, Parents at Work
Emma discusses her work leading societal change in the relationship between our lives at work and home.
Describing why a family friendly workplace is imperative for business success, what this looks like, steps to get there and pitfalls to avoid, Emma shares her experience over 25 years of working in HR and as CEO of Parents at Work.
How do we achieve Gender Equality?
Hear Emma’s inspiring words and deep understanding of how we get to the heart of, and address, imbalance.
Episode 30: Mixing HR up for a better future of work – Amanda Cusdin, Chief People Officer, Sage plc
In this week’s episode, Amanda discusses Sage Plc's Sustainability and Society strategy and how it has influenced Talent strategy.
Advocating for listening and learning, Amanda explains the direction Sage has taken as a result - from the process of applying to Sage to creating a brilliant place to work.
By mixing up the status quo Amanda illustrates how Sage is creating a better future of work, building an environment where their diverse customer community is reflected in a diverse workforce.
Episode 29: D&I is not a spectator sport – Kristen Anderson, former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Barilla
Kristen Anderson shares her passion for ensuring no one feels they need to hide themselves at work.
Discussing the business impacts of diverse and homogenous teams, Kristen shares Barilla’s approach to embedding D&I across the business and provides examples of how D&I has helped deliver commercial business goals.
With the pandemic creating adjustments to the working world, Kristen asks us to consider the inclusion impacts of remote working – to avoid taking steps back and leaving people behind.
Episode 28: Why hybrid working isn’t going to work, Bruce Daisley, bestselling author on better working
In this bumper episode Bruce introduces his passion for creating a workplace where working at your company is your colleagues’ favourite job - from which they take meaning, satisfaction and laughter.
Discussing the topic of “Workplace Whys” – Bruce shares why he believes hybrid working isn’t going to work and advocates that HR has a brilliant opportunity to conduct a ‘pre-mortem’.
From flexible working to the climate crisis, Bruce shares thoughts on the role of HR.
Episode 27: The Great Resignation – the post Covid disconnect and the opportunity for HR, Jodi Geddes and Kate Pollard, cofounders, Circle In
With the goal of creating a business world where companies supporting working parents is the norm, not a perk, Jodi and Kate introduce Circle In and the positive impacts they have for talent retention and for society.
Noting that 89% of people will become a parent, leaders can’t afford not to look after working parents. Witnessing The Great Resignation around the world, Jodi & Kate comment on the balance of power shifting from employer to employee, with significant opportunities for HR.
Episode 26: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion as a business growth driver: Lauren von Stackelberg, Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Tate & Lyle
Lauren advocates for ED&I as a business growth driver and revenue generator, which successful businesses are embedding into the role of every single colleague.
Sharing ways to create culture change, Lauren provides many brilliant examples of success across financial services, travel and food sectors.
Asking everyone in HR to consider how ED&I sits outside HR as well as within, Lauren advocates that we all invest in further learning to continuing building ED&I expertise.
I just found this podcast so am really enjoying catching up on the 18 episodes I’ve missed! Really interesting and inspiring content, great podcast guests with lots of actionable insights to share. Highly recommend for anyone who leads people as part of their job.
As someone who is responsible for HR in a small charity this has been an invaluable and inspirational source of learning!
Great podcast, very inspiring and informative
As someone who is just starting in the HR world, these podcasts are brilliant and should be essential listening for everyone in the field.
More current and relevant than some things I have been learning!