Last week at the CHRO Exchange in Miami we had these leading insights to share with our #CareerLab community. Anthony and Brian represented Fuel50 at this premier event, which brought together CHRO’s from some of the biggest brands in the world right now to discuss, collaborate and connect with like-minded, big-thinking professionals all facing similar challenges in this changing world of HR. Read on for our quick Fuellie recap!
It’s official – talent has won the war.
This was, hands down, one of THE most consistent messages throughout the sessions. Linda Aldred, CHRO of Texas Children’s Hospital shared their story which revealed an impressive message surrounding their culture and approach to attracting talent. Essentially, their goal is to create a place where people WANT to spend their careers. She stated how no one wants to hire a person that needs a job, they want to hire people that can make your organization their career. Sometimes it’s as simple as that. She also reinforced remembering your team – they are your most important audience.
HR Technology – a necessity
A strong engagement strategy, backed up by technology, is no longer a ‘nice to have’ element – it is key. But are organizations delivering on this? In short, no. During Shakti Jauhar’s, SVP of HR at Pepsico, presentation not one hand rose when the question was asked who felt that their HR Technology was pleasurable or meaningful for their employees (we can happily help turn this around). He delivered an interesting lens (see below) with which companies should view their HR technology in relation to user experience – directly contributing to enjoyment, engagement and productivity.
It’s about shifting the focus of current programs and process to designing an experience for employees that is productive and meaningful. This echoed one of the themes also covered at HR Tech recently around the “Consumerization of Technology”. People want to use technology at work that is as simple as the apps they use personally (e.g. Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn…), make it easy, compelling, intuitive and something you ENJOY using. Fuel50 seems to be ticking the boxes, which may explain why Anthony’s presentation was such a hit. We had a great response from attendees and yet again the Fuel50 Performance vs. Passion talent matrix is connecting with many.
Competing in the new digital world
Angela Santone, EVP & Global Chief HR Officer shared some of the awesome things Turner are doing to combat and compete in the new digital world of entertainment. Our top takeaways were their branding work in reinventing the performance review, their drive for a better environment from a diversity and inclusion perspective and their goals with L&D to provide relevant content based on what employees aspire to do.
Pictured: Slides from the New Game, New Rules: Redesigning HR for the Digital Age presentation delivered by Angela Santone, EVP & Global Chief HR Officer of Turner.
Getting down to business
Other highlights included significant Fuel50 interest from high profile companies (we’ll be keeping them under wraps for now though). After a string of face-to-face business meetings and conversations with HR executives from around the globe we were fulfilled following responses such as:
“Our employees are screaming for this.”
Nothing makes us happier to hear.