Leading thinkers in the fields of education, employment and technology come together to share their personal work stories and challenge the thinking, business models, community assumptions and policies being reshaped or upended by technology. #WorkED
012 - Fighting for Potential - Tom Moore, WithYouWithMe
Tom Moore is a man on a mission – and it’s not about making you comfortable. A self-described ‘monster’ since childhood, he has put his confrontational character to work for good as the founder of WithYouWithMe, which supports veterans transition back into work. His approach has been so successful that Tom’s squad have turned their minds to the wider skills and workforce ecosystem.
What can we learn from the military about transitioning young people to a fast-changing workforce?
How can we better use data to match candidate potential and capabilities with workforce skills gaps?
And what’s possible when an individual decides to accept responsibility, stand up, and ‘be fierce’?
Listen to Tom’s captivating and confronting take on these questions in conversation with ReadyTech CEO Marc Washbourne.
011 - Payroll: The New Normal - Tracy Angwin, Australian Payroll Association
Payroll is a vitally important business function, yet it is often treated as an afterthought. Thanks to the vast challenges of the year 2020 – both regulatory and economic – there is now a transformational journey underway in the way employers think about payroll’s role in the future of work.
Australian Payroll Association CEO Tracy Angwin is a leading local thinker on payroll. In this special webcast with ReadyTech CEO Marc Washbourne, Tracy will share her views on payroll's 'new normal', from the underpayment crisis and compliance, to workplace flexibility, culture and the role of technology.
010 - Work, Financial Security and Hope - Mariam Mohammed, MoneyGirl
Mariam Mohammed is no stranger to hope.As a young migrant who came to Australia from Pakistan with just $300, she has been an eye-witness to how education and financial security can transform lives on her journey to found financial education business MoneyGirl and become an AFR Woman of Influence in 2019.In this special podcast recording of a live interview with ReadyTech CEO Marc Washbourne, Mariam shares her insights on everything from supporting staff and students financially after COVID-19 to her views on financial health, entrepreneurship, careers, women in work and hope.
How can educators and employers better support those students and employees affected by the economic downturn? How can financial education for women play a role in the future of our workplaces and society? And why should we hold on to hope eve in tough times?
Join Marc Washbourne and Mariam Mohammed as they discuss the role of education, work, financial security, community – and hope – post-COVID-19.
009 - Our Intelligent Online Learning Future – Daniel Fish, GO1
The world of online and digital learning has taken on new importance during COVID-19. With the need for educators and organisations to migrate learning offerings from face-to-face to online, there’s been a rush to understand the ‘how’ of getting content to students to keep businesses running.
But what about the ‘why’? Where does online delivery fit in the future of work beyond the immediate needs of now?
GO1’s Daniel Fish has spent years working at the nexus of learning and work. As Strategy Director at online learning platform GO1 (after gaining a privileged view of the learning imperative at jobs platform SEEK), Dan has experienced how learning and the future of work can co-exist in online content technology.
What if you had the learning you need at any stage of your career when you needed it?
What if this learning technology knew your interests and career aspirations as well as you do, and could filter a world of offerings to bring you the optimal learning to upskill and reskill?
What if learning and work were connected as part of a natural ‘flow’?
Join Marc Washbourne and Dan Fish on WorkED as they explore the intelligent future of online learning beyond COVID-19.
008 - The Age of The Employer-Employee Alliance – Daniel Cohen Flare HR
Master-servant-style employer-employee relationships are a hangover from times past. Though many employers hold on to the vestiges of traditional workplace cultures, the reality is they are fast being replaced by a much closer and more fruitful partnership between employers and employees.
Will the future see what co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman has termed The Alliance?
CEO of Flare HR, Dan Cohen, certainly thinks so. A leading thinker and practitioner in the world of employee engagement, he sits down with Marc Washbourne on WorkED to define the alliance and explore the potential of this partnership model for employers and employees alike in the future of work.
Tackling the vanishing borders between work and life, the death of lifetime employment in favour of shorter term ‘tours of duty’ and the growing role of employers in areas as diverse as financial and mental health, as well as skills development, Dan explains why future careers are a ‘drunkard’s walk’.
Will future employees be more like the free agents we know today in soccer or baseball? How can they be engaged in one – or multiple - tours of duty for the mutual benefit of the employer and the employee? And how can we ensure we’re being ‘cool, not creepy’ in our use of employee data?
This fascinating reimagining of the employer-employee relationship is essential listening for business leaders and managers.
007 - Finding Your ‘Second-Half Hero’ - Mark Hodgson
The working world we all inhabit is more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous than ever, something that can be particularly challenging when we reach our 40s and 50s. Could career reinvention through finding our ‘second-half hero’ be the answer for us and our organisations?
On this episode of WorkED Marc Washbourne sits down with one of his personal mentors, Mark Hodgson, for a bracing look at the risks we take as individuals and organisations by sitting still – as well as the hope, happiness and sense of opportunity we can all rekindle by committing to career and self-reinvention.
From the role that self-awareness, curiosity and courage can play in turning disengaged managers into leaders that inspire change, to what it takes to make it as a solopreneur outside the confines of the corporate and institutional world, Mark offers deep insights he argues will be more relevant than ever in 2020.
How can we avoid turning into the ‘grumpy old person in the corner’? How can our essence and humanity marry with our hard-earned experience and expertise to propel us into a greater career flourishing? Most importantly, can we all choose to become our own ‘second-half hero’?