HRD Connect5 things we learned – June 22nd-26th 2020

5 things we learned - June 22nd-26th 2020

Every week, we give you 5 key takeaways from our insights and thought leadership on HRD Connect. This week: A panel of global experts maps out the new normal, Frida Polli, PhD, makes the case for AI as a crucial ally in the fight against discrimination, Dave and Wendy Ulrich help you design your personal response to COVID-19, and more.

1. ‘The New Normal’ might look like this…

Does the HRD Summit UK 2020 seem like a distant memory? Fear not – the incredible HR Strategy panel from this year’s Summit UK has come together to explore the post-pandemic landscape for HR and leadership, and set out 5 key trends for HR leaders to look out for in the new normal. Enjoy this long-read by Mark Bouch, Managing Director, Leading Change, Cath Bailey, VP HR, Avon, Janine Chamberlin, Director – Talent Solutions, LinkedIn, Kate-Griffiths-Lambeth, Group HR Director, Charles Stanley, and Johanna Beresford, CEO, In Diverse.

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2. AI may hold the keys to racial equity in the workplace

In a time when human errors and biases create division and damage our social fabric, technology can provide the path to equality and inclusion in the workplace. In this week’s episode of the HRD Live Podcast, Frida Polli PhD, CEO & Co-Founder, Pymetrics, sits down for a fascinating remote discussion, diving into the power of AI to tackle discrimination in the workplace, in ways we cannot always do.

Listen here.

3. Designing your personal response to COVID-19 could make a huge difference

Grappling with the increasing demands of change can create significant pressure for businesses and their leaders. During this time it is important to take a step back and carefully plan next steps. Dave Ulrich, HRD Thought Leader and Wendy Ulrich, psychologist, tackle this issue at length, exploring how leaders can take care of themselves and others.

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4. Balanced leadership could be the key to organizational resilience

In order to transition back to business as usual, organizations must aim to establish a solid, unwavering resilience. As is often the case, the best place to start is with constructive leadership. David Lewis, Programme Director for Executive Education, London Business School, explains how this can be achieved, and why it could be so critical.

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5. D&I is a bigger priority than ever before

A collective voice is demanding change in societies across the globe. Racial inequality and systemic discrimination are being taken to task in every aspect of our lives, including our workplaces. In response, our HRD Thought Leaders have come together to provide invaluable insights into creating real inclusion in the working world of 2020 and beyond.

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