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Our guest on the podcast this week doesn’t require much of an introduction as she is one of the most recognised, respected and leading voices in our field and a real catalyst of change for our profession. Leena Nair the Chief HR Officer at Unilever. Leena encapsulates her purpose as being:
“to ignite the human spark to build a better business and a better world”
Leena speaks passionately about the need to become more human in our increasingly digital age. Leena and her team at Unilever are rightly regarded as an exemplar for next-gen HR, which at the same time is more business focused and more human. Leena is a pioneer. She was the first woman appointed to Unilever’s Southeast Asia leadership team and she is now Unilever’s first female CHRO.
This ethos is embedded in her work and that will become evident as you listen to the podcast and learn how Unilever has harnessed data, analytics, AI and technology to radically reshape HR and deliver value both to the business and across the employee life cycle. Leena is an important voice in our field and a strong advocate of HR. So I know that you will enjoy listening to this episode of the podcast.
You can listen below or by visiting the podcast website here.
In our conversation, Leena and I discuss:
Why HR should have more swagger and more confidence
How Unilever has employed AI and analytics throughout the employee journey delivering business value and an enhanced employee experience
We learn about the building blocks you need to build a frictionless experience for employees
We also look at how to stay human in a technology obsessed world
As with all our guests, we look into the crystal ball and ponder what the role of HR will be in 2025.