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Elliott Scott HR
HR Insights - The Podcast from Elliott Scott HR. Topical discussions with and for our global HR community.
Jun 24, 2020
Developing Your Organisation's Skills Strategy
In our final episode of Series One, Emily Ramji chats to Janice Burns and Todd Tauber from Degreed about how organisations can develop a more coherent “skills” strategy. As organisations are forced to rapidly adapt to changing landscapes, the need to identify, develop and redeploy skills has never been greater. At the organisational level, accurate skills data enables strategic workforce planning and allows the company to successfully deliver its business plan. For individuals, how their skills are recognised, developed and used underpins employee experience, organisational culture, wellbeing, performance and ultimately shapes their career. Key timestamps: 3.34: Why skill data and a holistic understanding of skills within organisations is so important 5.59: Is skills development an area of HR that is well developed and organisations are currently succeeding at or is it a new space? 8.26: How technology can enable organisations to better understand skillsets and be more agile in their ability to respond to disruption 14.05: Skills for performance enablement 18.30: Examples of organisations utilising skills for strategic workforce planning 22.24: Advice for those who are looking to re-shape their talent or internal mobility strategy 31.00: How organisations can use learning behaviours to drive higher employee engagement 39.00: The importance of continuous career development
Jun 10, 2020
Series 1: Free Range Thinking
Disruption, change and the need for innovation have defined the business landscape in 2020. In the latest episode of HR Insights – The Podcast Emily Ramji chats to Kristin Dudley from Co-Create about how teams and networks can stimulate and capture innovative thinking through her proprietary Free Range Thinking approach. Also joining the discussion is Roshan Jayawardena, Managing Director for Elliott Scott HR’s North America business. Rosh shares how “Free Range Thinking” enabled our New York HR Community to invent creative ways to disrupt the job interview process. Key Timestamps: 3.35: How Rosh first met Kristin and what inspired them to form a partnership 5.08: What ‘Free Range Thinking’ is 6.16: The steps to facilitate a Free Range Thinking event 11.07: Some of the ideas that came from the Free Range Thinking event series on ‘Disrupting the Job Interview’ 14.24: Rosh’s highlights from running a Free Range Thinking event series 17.18: How participants have progressed with the ideas generated to bring about change in their organisations 21.04: What’s next in the Co-Create x Elliott Scott HR partnership
May 20, 2020
Series 1: Employee Experience in the New World
Our next episode of HR Insights – The Podcast is available now! Emily Ramji chats to Toby Hervey, CEO and Co-Founder of Bravely. Employee Experience has gained increased attention globally as being key to organisation success. In the new world we’re living in, Toby discusses his perspective on the “new normal for employee experience”, sharing ideas on how leaders can adapt and evolve their employee experience strategies. Key Timestamps: 3.55: The changes to how we work that are most likely to endure when this crisis is over 7.11: Which of those changes are positive for the workplace 9.16: The potential for the situation to improve many employees work/life blend 12.33: How managers can ensure they are providing their teams with the best possible employee experience at this time 18.15: Pre-existing workplace challenges that are enhanced by the current changes 22.10: Organisations doing well at equipping their employees with the right wellness tools 27.06: How the toolkit / tech stack of the HR leader is changing 30.21: Recommended tools for pulse and engagement surveys. Mentioned: Culture Amp, Qualtrics, LinkedIn Learning 31.52: Toby’s view on what has the most influence and impact on the employee experience
May 6, 2020
Series 1: Talent Management in Uncertain Times
How does the current Covid-19 scenario change companies’ approaches to talent management? Organisations around the world are delicately balancing crisis management with weighing up which longer term strategies and programs to invest in. In this week’s episode of HR Insights - The Podcast Emily Ramji chats to Sarah McLellan, Managing Director for SHL in the UK&I, to understand her perspective on what HR teams can do now to best position themselves for recovery and transformation later. Key Timestamps: 3.45: How the current scenario changes companies’ approach to talent management 7.28: What Sarah anticipates the next few months will look and feel like for organisations 15.30: What businesses can do now to best position themselves for recovery later 21.44: How to engage employees at this time 29.34: What organisations can do to ensure they’re positioned for growth and transformation
Apr 22, 2020
Series 1: Keeping Calm in a Crisis – Transferable Strategies From an International Medic Turned HR Leader
Our next episode of HR Insights – The Podcast is available now! Emily Ramji's guest this week is Taylor Bradley, Director of HR for Global Product Development at Datto. In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Taylor shares a unique perspective and several strategies that he’s developed for his HR role, that are taken from his earlier career as an international medic. Key Timestamps: 4.24: Lessons learnt from the impact of the Coronavirus in the East leading to being more on the front foot in preparing for the pandemic in the West 9.47: The practicalities of managing a team remotely 11.43: What has worked from a leadership standpoint when dealing with this new situation 14.37: Some models and strategies from Taylor's former career that he's actively used within the HR profession 30.51: Mental health and Covid-19- assisting and distracting our employees 37.12: Closing advice to the HR community currently managing their organisation’s response to the pandemic and economic crisis
Apr 8, 2020
Series 1: Leveraging AI and Technology to Engage a Remote Workforce
It is widely expected that remote working will continue for an extended period of time. Leaders and HR teams can no longer rely on traditional, face-to-face approaches for employee management and engagement. How can AI and digital solutions be leveraged to enable organisations to adapt to the new work set-up? In this episode of HR Insights - The Podcast Emily Ramji chats to Devyani Vaishampayan, Managing Partner of the HR Tech Partnership to understand her perspective and experience of AI and HR technology. Key Timestamps: 4.41: How is AI overall impacting the workforce? 8.30: AI in your everyday life 9.30: Given the current circumstances, how can AI solutions be used? 20.02: Other areas of the HR function where digital can make an immediate impact 22.01: How can HR professionals learn and up-skill themselves around AI? 26.26: Finding the right HR tech solutions for your business needs
Mar 21, 2020
Series 1: Building Resilience
The level of uncertainty and change we are living in at the moment across the globe is unprecedented. Understanding how to build resilience has never been more important. In this episode of HR Insights - The Podcast Emily Ramji chats to Thierry Moschetti, Partner at The Resilience Institute Europe. Thierry takes us through some simple and effective ways we can develop and implement resilience alongside advice on how to build a business case for organisations to invest in developing resilience in their leaders. Key timestamps: 3.40: What does resilience mean? 7.12: Why is resilience important both to organisations and us as individuals? 10.48: How can we build resilience? 12.39: Going through the Resilience Spiral – steps to build your resilience 31.42: How does The Resilience Institute partner with organisations? 34.40: Tips on how can HR Leaders build a business case with their leadership team to focus on resilience
Mar 7, 2020
Series 1: Applying Organisational Culture to Leadership
Welcome to our third guest episode of HR Insights - The Podcast, where our host Emily Ramji is chatting to Jig Ramji, former Global Head of Leadership and Talent at Bloomberg. In 2019 Bloomberg launched a new set of leadership attributes, designed specifically to define leadership within the context of the organisation’s unique culture. In today’s episode Jig discusses why and how Bloomberg developed their leadership attributes and how these are being embedded into their global assessment and development processes. Key Timestamps: 2.04: Leadership and talent have been buzzwords now and key focus areas for HR and broader leadership for decades. Why is leadership so critical to Bloomberg’s business at this time? 4.22: How have Bloomberg defined their leadership attributes and who made this happen? 6.51: Was there instant buy-in from the business when creating ‘Leadership at Bloomberg’? 9.10: Tell us about the broader strategy and the rollout across the business. 11.11: Adapting the Hogan assessment and other tools to the business. 12.16: What feedback have you had from both the participants and the broader team that might be privy to some of the development or output that comes from psychometric testing? 14.06: Have the new leadership attributes had an impact on recruitment? 15:12: Does the organisation have a new approach to employee development? 19.14: What has the feedback and the uptake been from the business in regards to these tools that are now available to them? 26.57: Have the leadership development programmes in the organisation been aligned to the new attributes? 28.20: In terms of partners, what proportion of your development is outsourced? Has that been a challenge or relatively easy in terms of working in partnership with those that support you? 31.54: What are the five leadership attributes that Bloomberg have defined? 34.13: The top piece of advice for people that are looking to do something that is bespoke, customised, and really relates to their organisational context for leadership assessment and development.
Feb 22, 2020
Series 1: How Antifragility can Benefit People and Organisations
Welcome to our second guest episode of HR Insights - The Podcast, where our host Emily Ramji is chatting to Dan Spira, Managing Director for Arcadia Consulting in the US. In today’s episode Dan introduces the concept of antifragility and discusses how to identify and harness it to drive individual and organisational performance, alongside how antifragility differs to resilience and growth mind-set. Key Timestamps: 2.40: Why are we talking about antifragility today? And how is it pronounced? 8.08: How is antifragility different to resilience? 9.46: Good stress versus bad stress 12.08: How is antifragility the same or different to growth mindset? 13.22: Dan, how fragile, resilient or antifragile are you personally? 14.58: Examples of where famous, or iconic people, have or haven’t demonstrated antifragility 16.41: How is antifragility relevant for HR professionals in their careers? 18.54: How do organizations identify somebody that is antifragile and would be comfortable with stress or change that will benefit them, versus individuals where it would hinder them and they'd be fearful or less productive? 21.12: How to create resilience and antifragility in teams and organisations 22.34: Creating the right balance of antifragility within an organisations culture or within specific teams 27.55: How to avoid becoming fragilised and become antifragilised.
Feb 8, 2020
Series 1: 2020 Inclusion & Diversity Trends
Welcome to our first guest episode of HR insights - The Podcast, where our host Emily Ramji is chatting to Sasha Scott. Sasha founded her business, Inclusive Group, almost 20 years ago and she's personally known as a thought leader around inclusion, diversity and workplace culture. Sasha has worked with over 350,000 professionals across multiple sectors, from airlines to luxury brands to law firms. In today’s episode Sasha shares her perspective on the latest definitions for both inclusion and diversity and discusses global I&D trends for 2020. Key timestamps: 3.30: Sasha, how and why did you first get into diversity? 5.06: Did you go and work for somebody else within the diversity or more the training and development space or did you immediately go out on your own? 7.10: Do you have any advice for anyone who may be listening, that's looking right now to move into the diversity and inclusion area? 8.26: What do you look back on for 2019 and think really would summarise the current trends that we’re experiencing at the moment? 12.10: What is inclusion in your words? And how would you explain that to different levels of an organisation? 13.53: How about diversity, again in your words, what do we mean by that? 19.31: Is there a right way round of putting the 'D' and the 'I'? 21.26: Are there any particular organisations or sectors that you feel are really spearheading work around, particularly, inclusion? 25.23: How else would you describe your approach to work at Inclusive Group? How would you define you typically work with your client organisations? 27.14: What are some examples of inclusive behaviour, particularly at the leadership level? 31.21: What advice would you give at the level of the organisation?
Jan 31, 2020
Series 1 - Introduction
In this introductory episode – a prelude to the main series - our host, Emily Ramji, COO at Elliott Scott HR, is chatting to Stuart Elliott, CEO and Founder, about what the first series has in store. Across the 10 episodes we’ve got some great guests lined up, discussing matters ranging from inclusion, diversity, leadership and cultural integration to “free range thinking” and antifragility. Our first episode will go live on the 10th of February, with Sasha Scott as Emily’s first guest. Sasha is a business owner, thought leader and facilitator in the Inclusion & Diversity space and she will be sharing trends and insights for 2020.