Salma discusses her personal experience of race, at home, work and as a CHRO, sharing strategies to create belonging including spaces for conversation and helping all colleagues recognise that everyone is responsible for organisational culture.
Reflecting on changes driven by the pandemic, Salma raises the trend of a ‘boomerang employee’ and shares new themes in creating a people plan and employee engagement. I loved Salma’s example of setting work commitments rather than work objectives.
Salma encourages us to use simple language to support honest and safe conversations – with straight forward communication at the heart of all work that HR is leading.
Here’s a snapshot of a few things we talked about:
[4:22] Supporting through the pandemic, even in seemingly small ways
[11:15] Post-pandemic employee engagement and the ‘boomerang employee’
[15:30] Education and the talent pipeline
[17:20] Creating a sense of belonging
[23:20] Practical ways to bring about change, such as ‘commitments’
[28:00] Using simple language
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