23 episodes

How do you manage staff and build a workforce in the current working world? That’s exactly what The Working World investigates. Your hosts, Keryn and Jamie, joined by industry experts explore current global business trends, staff mobility post-COVID-19, and the various elements of managing and building a truly global workforce around the world today.

The Working World The Working World

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How do you manage staff and build a workforce in the current working world? That’s exactly what The Working World investigates. Your hosts, Keryn and Jamie, joined by industry experts explore current global business trends, staff mobility post-COVID-19, and the various elements of managing and building a truly global workforce around the world today.

    Lindsay Gordon | Retention – as seen from both sides

    Lindsay Gordon | Retention – as seen from both sides

    Lindsay is an award-winning career coach for analytically minded people with her own consultancy: ‘A Life of Options’ (www.alifeofoptions.com). She helps people structure their thinking so they can be DECIDED in their careers, and move forward to explore, experience, and live life. Waffling about career decisions (sometimes for 10+ years!) is an unacceptable barrier to people doing what they want to do and feeling fully alive. 

    Lindsay started her career working as a recycled water engineer in Melbourne, Australia before landing at Google doing technical support for the Google Apps team. After 5 years of technical support, she transitioned into career development at Google before starting her own business. 

    In 2021, Lindsay was named to the Forbes Next 1000 list and she has been featured in publications and podcasts such as Business Insider, Thrive Global, How to Be Awesome at Your Job, and Side Hustle School. Lindsay loves applying her engineering brain to helping people find careers that fit, baking complicated pastries, and barbershop singing.

    With her experience and background, Lindsay had an insightful discussion with Keryn and Jamie which provided a view from both an employer and employee – sharing observations from both sides when it comes to decisions on careers and the pressure on both sides.

    Our informed discussion includes:
    Helping employees who become disengaged The pressures & tension that employees feel regarding their careerWhy people are seeking a career change, post-pandemic

    • 35 min
    Tanya Mariottini | How Mobility can contribute to Environmental, Social, and Governance practices

    Tanya Mariottini | How Mobility can contribute to Environmental, Social, and Governance practices

    Tanya Mariottini GMS-T is Director, Global Mobility at Twilio, Inc.  With 15+ years of Global Talent Mobility experience working in diverse industries and matrixed organizations, Tanya’s has also had over 10 years in leadership roles and international assignments in both Asia and Europe.
    In the US and now globally, ‘Environmental, Social & Governance’ (ESG) is emerging as an important part of any organisation’s policy.  Tanya is an ESG Champion and is extremely passionate about each facet of the program and has a wealth of information and ideas that assist organisations to incorporate it into their operations.
    Tanya has received peer recognition as a Most Admired Corporate Professional from ‘The View From the Top’ in 2021 and 2022. Tanya is an advocate for ‘Move For Hunger’, a non-profit focused on sustainability and food insecurity, and has actively participated on their Corporate Action Network since its founding in 2018, joining their Board of Directors in 2022.
    Tanya holds a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus on Management from The College of Idaho.
    As an experienced and well-acclaimed Global Talent Mobility practitioner, Tanya Mariottini provides our listeners with an excellent insight into:
    Why ESG is important to usTop three ideas to integrate ESG into a Mobility ProgramBuilding ESG into your company policy

    • 34 min
    Simon McSorley | The Power of EVP, Post-pandemic

    Simon McSorley | The Power of EVP, Post-pandemic

    With over a decade of agency side technical recruiting and founder of Crew Talent Advisory, Simon McSorley has a deep passion for EVP – a knowledge base that has grown as he gets to know his clients and understands their culture and the value proposition they offer their employees. 

    Simon has a unique approach to providing a recruitment service to his clients. By offering a range of personalised services that are tailor made for each organisation, no matter where they are in their business development journey, he takes a deep dive into their EVP to ensure prospective employees will be the right fit.  

    With Simon’s sound knowledge base and experience of EVP, our discussion covers the importance of defining an EVP and the steps involved to ensure it is driven by the workforce, not the leadership team!   

    Our insightful discussion includes:

    •    Listening to your people & understanding what they want
    •    A careers page – the front door to hiring people
    •    The steps to developing a  strong EVP

    • 45 min
    Elora Voyles | ‘Hybrid Working and the Zoom Ceiling’

    Elora Voyles | ‘Hybrid Working and the Zoom Ceiling’

    Dr Elora Voyles (PhD) is an Industrial Organizational Psychologist and People Scientist at TINYpulse (by Limeade) in San Diego, USA.  With an emphasis on research and application, Elora’s skills and experience include teaching, training, survey design, statistical analysis, job analysis, performance management, recruiting and selection, leadership, and employee appraisal.
     With TINYpulse (by Limeade), Elora has recently undertaken a study with over 500 HR professionals and leaders as well as 474 employees around the world:  State of Employee Engagement and Trends for 2021 and Predictions for 2022.  Since the beginning of the pandemic and the great migration to work-from-home, the landscape of work has been permanently altered – the survey offers insights into the changing world of work and Elora brings those findings to our discussion.
     In addition to Elora’s research, she has also had articles published including the recent ‘The Zoom Ceiling is the new Glass Ceiling’, and has been interviewed on topics including the unexpected consequences for workers who opt to work remotely.
     Our discussion with Elora covered findings of recent research and provides our listeners with a very interesting insight into understanding the expectations that office workers now have in regards to their work arrangements.

    • 48 min
    Jamie Lingham | ‘Djokovic Lessons Learnt’

    Jamie Lingham | ‘Djokovic Lessons Learnt’

    In this episode, Jamie Lingham, our usual co-host and immigration expert of 20 years, is interviewed by Keryn Mendes on the key takeaways from the recent Novak Djokovic situation and how those lessons can be applied to everyday mobility. 

    Jamie provides us with some expert insights and commentary in regard to the various stages in the Australian immigration process that Djokovic and his team faced, as well as the lessons we can take away and apply in a corporate setting, to avoid a similar situation for your employees
     Jamie and Keryn’s discussion includes:
    Visas do not guarantee travelThe individual is ultimately responsible for their paperworkDeclarations must be answered honestly, despite a perceived issueMobility practitioners must be involved throughout the recruitment & movement process, whether external experts are utilised or not

    • 36 min
    Keryn & Jamie Wrap up 2021

    Keryn & Jamie Wrap up 2021

    As the end of 2021 draws close, Keryn and Jamie take 5 minutes to reflect on the many fantastic guests we have had the privilege to chat with.  The insights we have gained and the tools we gathered from such a broad range of experts has truly been an asset to all those who have listened.   
    As we look towards 2022 and wonder how our working world will evolve, you can be sure that we will have more guests that will continue to provide us with insights and strategies. 
    Thank you for your support and we wish all our followers a safe and festive break and all the best for 2022.

    • 4 min

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