A panel of senior HR professionals from round the world talk to Philippa Lamb. The starting point for the discussion is the Boston Consulting Group’s new global survey on the issues likely to affect HR in the coming decade. The four panellists are:-
Philippa asks Rainer Strack to summarise the report's key findings. The survey looked at 70 topics, 8 of which are priorities. See if you agree.
Mr Nanda picks up on talent management – particularly the scale of skill shortages. He outlines the strategies he is using at Tata to tackle this problem.
Susan Meisinger tells us about how things look in America. She thinks the coming elections will have a big effect on the workplace risk and goes on to talk about worklife balance, another issue identified in the Boston Consulting Group’s survey, and why it is less important in the States.
Andreas Gollan talks about two key areas relating to Germany. Susan tells us how the less unionised States will be affected by new law changes. Mr Nanda outlines the position with unions in India which is a little more subtle.
Philippa observes that it might be quite difficult, to operate globally with issues and priorities differing from country to country. E.ON’s Andreas Gollan explains how he tackles these problems. Susan and Mr Nanda agree with these solutions and give examples of their successes.
The survey points out how important global recruitment and international experience will be. Hear how the remedies will bring their own problems.
Next, Philippa asks the panellists about recruiting older workers. Home Depot is taken as a case study for The United States. Susan points out that a mis-match of skills can be addressed by thinking creatively and globally. Moving work rather than jobs is the answer for Susan.
Listen to what the panellists think you should do to take your company into the future.
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