HRD Connect5 things that mattered this week: Sony Music, leadership development in 2020, and more

5 things that mattered this week: Sony Music, leadership development in 2020, and more

Every week, we give you 5 key takeaways from our insights and thought leadership on HRD Connect. This week: Sony Music on the importance of nurturing talent, Suki Sandu helps you assess the quality of your D&I strategy, and more.

Sony Music: Nurture = talent growth

In a world fraught with uncertainty, a one-size-fits-all approach to talent is simply not an option; organizations must nurture their employees in order for them to realize their true potential. We explored this idea further, using Sony Music Entertainment’s recent talent initiatives as a case-in-point. Jennifer Moon, VP HR, Continental Europe & Africa, outlined the importance of this mantra, and how it has allowed Sony Music to discover and grow talent in an emerging market.

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Is your D&I strategy fit for purpose?

The sociopolitical climate has undergone a significant shift in 2020, and if it’s taught us anything, it’s that effective D&I strategy is no longer just ‘nice to have’. Rather, it should be a core element of any HR strategy. Suki Sandhu OBE, Founder & CEO, INvolve, explores why this is the case and how HR leaders can master D&I in a post-COVID world.

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The new ‘essential’ of employee engagement

Generating employee engagement and motivation can be a tricky and delicate task, and equally easy to dissipate in difficult circumstances. With this in mind, engagement expert and HRD Thought Leader Debra Corey took a closer look, arguing  that the provision of care and support is essential to building a productive, resilient workforce.

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Leadership development 2020

As we return to work and once again take on the challenge of navigating change, leaders must be wary of the emotional and physical strain on employees. Offering a fresh perspective on this was Becky Thoseby, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Ministry of Justice UK, outlining how leadership development can help managers to execute genuine empathy and compassion.

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Trust: the key to WFH effectively?

All good leaders micromanage, but if executed poorly, this can feel overbearing for the employee. The shift to remote working has further complicated this situation, and therefore, leaders must learn to manage remote teams with a greater degree of trust. HRD Thought Leader Janine Dennis outlines the importance of this, and how organizations can begin to implement better practices.

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