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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.

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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.

    48. How to Democratise People Analytics to Drive Agile Decision Making (Interview with Daniel West)

    48. How to Democratise People Analytics to Drive Agile Decision Making (Interview with Daniel West)

    My guest on this episode of the podcast is Daniel West. His 20 years of experience in HR Leadership roles at data-driven companies like Uber and Apple have taught him how analytics can drive business performance, improve customer outcomes and enrich employee experience and culture. Daniel is now the founder and CEO of Panalyt and the technology his firm provides is helping organisations bring together and democratise their people and business data and enrich it further with external and social capital data to drive decision-making.

    In our conversation, Daniel and I take a deep dive into organisational network analysis and how social capital data can be linked to performance, engagement, sales and innovation. We also discuss:


    The level of analytical skills required by HR professionals and what we can learn from our counterparts in Marketing
    The impact of democratising data across business stakeholders and how this drives more agile decision making and improved business outcomes
    The critical role of ethics and trust in People Analytics
    A great example of how a Japanese company had to virtually onboard over 200 new starters due to the pandemic and used People Analytics to help that effort
    What HR can do to prepare their organisation for an increase in remote and hybrid working

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested or involved in People Analytics, Employee Experience and Social Capital.

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

    • 42 min
    47. How Bayer is Redefining the Workplace around Purpose, Innovation and Culture (Interview with Melissa Harper)

    47. How Bayer is Redefining the Workplace around Purpose, Innovation and Culture (Interview with Melissa Harper)

    We are in the midst of the biggest global pandemic for a century, combine that with social unrest, an economic crisis, and at the same time, rapid business transformation, then the role of the HR function has never been so important.

    One company where HR has really come to the fore during the crisis is Bayer. My guest on this episode of the podcast is Melissa Harper, Senior Vice President for HR Innovations at Bayer. With more than 30 years of HR experience, Melissa has been at the forefront of Bayer's response to the crises of 2020 and efforts to redefine the workplace around purpose, innovation, and culture.

    In our conversation, Melissa and I discuss:


    Why Bayer’s people first philosophy, has been critical to the company's response to the crisis and its efforts to redefine the workplace of the future
    How Bayer is incorporating some of the positives that have emerged in 2020 such as faster, more distributed decision making and increased employee listening to enhance its innovative culture
    Bayer's approach to inclusion and diversity and how this is premised on taking action on the talent challenges that arise
    How digital analytics and culture provide the connective tissue around the workforce at the company
    What HR can do to prepare their organisation for an increase in remote and hybrid working

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested or involved in Inclusion and Diversity, Culture, Employee Experience and Innovation. So that's Business Leaders, CHROs and anyone in a People Analytics, Workforce Planning, I&D or HR Business Partner role.

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

    • 35 min
    46. How People Data Can Drive Better Business and Employee Outcomes (Interview with Chin Yin Ong)

    46. How People Data Can Drive Better Business and Employee Outcomes (Interview with Chin Yin Ong)

    When I was in Singapore a couple of years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Grab, one of Southeast Asia's largest and most innovative technology companies and spending time with the guest on this week’s episode, Head of People Operations, Chin Yin Ong and some of her talented team. With a background in sales and marketing, a psychology degree and a passion for using technology and analytics to drive better outcomes for the business and its workforce, Chin Yin is the epitome of the Chief People Officer as a catalyst for growth. Chin Yin combines her role as Head of People with running the technology solutions team, which as you will hear, capitalises on the technology Grab has developed for its customers to enhance the work experience for Grabbers, which is Grab's name for its employees. I know you will enjoy listening to some of the innovations that Chin Yin and her team are driving at the tech firm.

    In our conversation Chin Yin and I discuss:


    How to keep employees engaged and connected during the crisis
    Examples of how people data is driving better business and employee outcomes at Grab
    How to infuse HR professionals with the skills required to be more data-driven and achieve the optimal combination of head, heart and gut
    The rise of micro learning and the impact on skills
    Why the 2020s is set to be the golden age for HR

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested or involved in employee experience, people analytics, HR technology and business outcome driven HR. So that is business leaders, CHROs and anyone in a people analytics, workforce planning, recruiting or HR business partner role.

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

    • 42 min
    45. Making Learning a Habit that Matters at Ericsson (Interview with Vidya Krishnan)

    45. Making Learning a Habit that Matters at Ericsson (Interview with Vidya Krishnan)

    In the last episode of this series, my guest is Vidya Krishnan, Chief  Learning Officer and Global Head of Learning and Development at Ericsson, who is at the cutting edge of driving a culture where learning is a habit that matters. When we were planning this episode Vidya and I quickly realised we had a mutual passion for people data and analytics. Vidya also shared with me a view that I found quite profound, she told me that learning is oxygen, invisible but necessary to survive and analytics will make it visible.

    In our conversation, Vidya and I discuss:


    The relationship between learning and business outcomes
    How to cultivate a growth mindset across your workforce
    How to build a skills driven organisation and help employees identify the skills that they need to grow
    The future of learning and why it is wrapped up in the future of people analytics
    The impact of technology on the future of learning

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested or involved in learning skills and culture development. So that is Business leaders, CHROs, Chief Learning Officers and anyone in a People Analytics, Workforce Planning, Learning or HR Business Partner role.

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

    • 46 min
    44. How Novartis Promotes Learning Curiosity to Drive Business Value (Interview with Simon Brown)

    44. How Novartis Promotes Learning Curiosity to Drive Business Value (Interview with Simon Brown)

    In this episode of the podcast my guest is Simon Brown, Chief Learning  Officer at Novartis, a company that is really setting the pace around  the whole learning and skills agenda. Simon believes that curiosity is  the greatest driver of value in the digital age and as well as being  co-author of a fascinating new book, The Curious Advantage, Simon and  his team have instigated curiosity month at Novartis, an integrated  learning experience of 170 events throughout September featuring  internal and external speakers.

    In our conversation, which took place just before the start of curiosity month, Simon and I discuss:


    The increasing importance of curiosity, it's intrinsic link to learning and the 7C’s of curiosity model that Simon and his co-authors outline in their book
    How curiosity is nurtured in practice at Novartis and the business value it provides
    How Novartis is embedding analytics into learning and measuring skills
    The impact of learning on performance, retention and mobility at Novartis
    The role of L&D in 2030 and whether the Chief Learning Officer will report directly into the CEO

    This episode is a must listen to anyone interested or involved in learning skills and culture development. So that is Business Leaders, CHROs, Chief Learning Officers and anyone in a People Analytics, Workforce Planning, Learning or HR Business Partner role.

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

    • 45 min
    43. Improving Employee Experience through Learning, Skill Development and Mobility

    43. Improving Employee Experience through Learning, Skill Development and Mobility

    In this episode of the podcast, my guest is Kat Kennedy, the Chief Experience Officer of Degreed, where she has overall responsibility for product and technology. Kat was employee number three at Degreed and since she joined in 2012, the company has enjoyed phenomenal growth and created an entire new category in the HR technology market with its learning experience platform or LXP. As Kat outlines in our conversation, Covid-19 has accentuated the importance of re-skilling, up-skilling and learning.

    In our conversation Kat and I discuss:


    The challenges in running a fast growing HR Tech company
    Creating the new LXP category and being a female leader in tech
    Why it is crucial to use data and analytics in learning and development
    How learning, careers and mobility are all coming together into one personalised platform, AKA the talent marketplac
    What we can learn from organisations who are combining learning, analytics and skills togetherwe
    The future direction of the learning and development field

    This episode is a must listen for anyone interested or involved in learning skills and the technology that supports it. So that is Business Leaders, CHROs, Chief Learning Officers and anyone in a People Analytics, Learning, Workforce Planning or HR Business Partner role.

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

    • 41 min

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