Jim Devine shares his view on the benefits of medium and long-term thinking for business and people strategy, providing examples ranging from Spirax Sarco’s response to the pandemic to its role in girls’ education for creating the talent pipeline.
Sharing his views on the opportunities ahead for HR, to shape corporate direction not just corporate culture, Jim describes the investor-facing role of his Head of Talent, why shareholders and other stakeholders want to hear from HR, and how this helps create positive change.
Here’s a snapshot of a few things we talked about:
[4:00] The positive impacts of working to global minimum standards and local flexibility
[6:40] People remember how they were treated in the tough times – why we must think long term
[8:48] HR can now shape corporate direction, not just corporate culture
[15:18] Measuring employee data globally; navigating local laws and cultures
[18:12] Girls education in HR strategy: improving gender inclusion through STEM career pathways
[22:05] Inclusion: including white men, including everyone
[26:45] Employee wellbeing and assistance – how Covid accelerated Spirax Sarco’s global offering
[28:30] Shareholders are interested in HR – aligning the internal and external
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