HR Futures - Simplify your life
Leading HR Directors from across the UK and Europe discussing their experiences and what's going on in their organisations.
Jim Kennedy SVP People at Shionogi Europe
This podcast explores what the lasting change will be in how organisations will operate post the pandemic. Jim offers his insights on what the People function of the future should focus on to have more impact. We explore measurement and how to empower managers to inspire and engage their people so that they improve productivity and performance. This is a pragmatic yet thoughtful podcast where we explore the views of someone who has been making a difference for many years.
Lara Plaxton, People Director at Satalia and Co_founder of GoDis
Lara is an innovative HR leader who is working in a fast growing AI consultancy organisation. We explored their approach to people which is open, thoughtful and participative. We talked about how they have used both design thinking and UX as a way to create better people management interventions. This inclusive co creation approach is both new and refreshing it also offers much stimulus for HR leaders to explore. If you want to think about how HR can operate and add value, this is the podcast for you.
Bertie Tonks, Chief People Officer, Collinson Group
In this podcast we explore how Bertie took his people function on an agile journey.
We explore the rationale, the difficulty in making it happen and the significant business benefits of introducing this approach. We also explore how Collinson responded to the pandemic what they learnt about their people and what they are going to introduce as a response. How to use data and evidence to drive people decisions. This is a cracking podcast full of warmth and innovation from a people leader making a difference.
Rakesh Lal former Global HR Director, Public & Marketing, Kantar
This podcast explores how Rakesh created and led a talent driven strategy aimed at attracting and retaining business critical capability. Kevin & Rakesh talk about how they partner with the business to bring about change and to add value. They talk people data and analytics and why this is so important in a talent rich business. This is a podcast that which will be useful for those HR leaders seeking to make more impact.
Lesley Cotton, HR Director at P&O Ferries talks honestly about the heavy impact of Covid-19
Lesley has wonderfully diverse industry experience across fashion, food and ferries!
As usual, Kevin and Lesley talk about what is important in HR - "Talk the language of the business" - and how HR needs to change and add more value. However, Lesley also talks honestly about the challenging impact of Covid-19 on P&O, and sadly the consultation process that she has been part of to ensure the survival of the business and save as many jobs as possible. Her direct experience is well worth a listen for any HR people going through tough job reduction processes in this difficult business environment.
Daniel Kasmir, CPO at TalkTalk on his career and how TalkTalk are dealing with the Covid Crisis
This week Kevin talks to Daniel Kasmir, Chief People and Procurement Officer at TalkTalk. Daniel has the unusual dual role of looking after the People and Procurement departments but actually results so far in this new role show that there is good alignment between the two.
Kevin and Daniel get into what makes a successful HR function, "You need to determine the HR agenda based on the business objectives", and customer priorities and costs are good places to start.
Daniel gives some insight into how TalkTalk have dealt with the Covid Crisis, which he started thinking about in January. "We spent lots of time in the early days repurposing people", Daniel says, "it was quite exciting!". Now the challenge is deciding on how to act differently going forwards. Listen in to find out his and Kevin's thoughts.