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‘All eyes on HR’​: Predictions for HR in 2021 (The Podcast)

By | David Green | People Analytics leader | Director, Insight222 & | Conference speaker | Host, Digital HR Leaders Podcast

Many organisations put employee wellbeing at the centre of their response to the pandemic. Hopefully that will continue into 2021

In 2020, we learnt that the field of Human Resources is even more important than we thought it was, that people analytics can save lives and that humans and the organisations they work for can adapt quickly in times of crisis.

What do the events of 2020 mean for HR as we set sail into 2021?

I’ve been publishing an annual set of predictions since 2014, and the show’s producer Ian Bailie persuaded me that it would be fun to record a special episode framed around my predictions for 2021. He was right!

As you’ll hear I manage to turn the tables on Ian at several points in the conversation to get his take on a couple of the trends that are destined to set the agenda in 2021.

You can listen by clicking on the image below or by visiting the podcast website here.

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In our conversation, Ian and I discuss:

  • Whether the ‘future of work’ has arrived, and if so, does it mean we can stop talking about the future of work? (“There is always a future, so there is always a future of work…”)
  • Examples from a diverse range of companies including Wipro, IBM, Spotify, Grab, which collectively demonstrate how HR came to the fore during the crises of 2020 (“The People Analytics teams that we work with in Insight222… the vast majority have really stepped up during this crisis and supported HR and the business and the workforce in their response.”)

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