WOW!! What an absolutely fantastic day we had at FuelX New York this week! We are so thankful for our amazing community of people that are problem-solving around the career experience. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us in person. And thank you to those who tuned in to the live stream across the globe as well!
In case you missed it, FuelX New York kicked off with a warm welcome from Fuel50’s CEO Anne Fulton. This was followed by our Featured Keynote Speaker Josh Bersin taking to the stage. As always, Josh’s presentation entitled ‘Talent & HR Predictions‘ was jam-packed full of key highlights, takeaways and learning…
Throughout the rest of the day, we heard from an impressive series of speakers and thought leaders — including Jenna Case-Lee (PepsiCo), David Shaw & Eric Bokelberg (IBM), Nate Prosser (Vanguard), Laura Peterson (RTI), Shreya Nidadavolu (Indeed), Kelly Smoots & Elten Choi (Aon), and Jeffrey McKown (Advisor Group).
So many inspiring stories were shared and so many brilliant insights into how each of these organizations are working towards creating a best-in-class career experience for their people.
Here are a few of our favorite key highlights from FuelX New York:
- “The definition of design thinking is human-centric thinking. And what better way to apply that to an HR strategy or a career experience for your people.”
- “Two of the power skills of HR are empathy (so the ability to put yourself in the shoes of your employees) and also innovation (how to make it fun and cool).”
Transparency and inclusiveness are hugely important, and having a common skills language actually gives you the tools to make that happen. So by enabling people to use common language, to activate skill development, to be able to apply that to roles, and to really democratize that experience, increases that inclusiveness.
- “The overarching theme of the day was ‘people’. Collaborating and creating those memorable moments between a leader and an employee really delivers that career experience for your people. So despite the fact that the robots are coming, it’s all about those connections.”