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The Remote Working Debate – Do the Benefits Outweigh the Cons?

Thursday 17th June at 16:00 CEST

@DimaBerlin via Twenty20

Unleash Your People Global leaders in HR navigate through the pros and cons of remote working and share golden nuggets on how they have made it work for their organizations.

Has your remote working story been one of isolation and disconnection, or has it been one of connectivity and engagement? Has it involved employee overworking and burnout, or has it given your workforce a new sense of flexibility and freedom, giving rise to efficiency and productivity? 

The world has witnessed the largest remote working experiment its ever seen over the last 12 months as it has been tried and tested by almost every organisation globally. But has it worked and do the benefits outweigh the cons in reality? Ultimately, will it have a significant place in the post-pandemic world? The answer to the debate is far from simple but it is of paramount importance that HR navigates the pros and cons to work out what is right for their company and what strategy they will offer their employees in the future.  

This panel will bring together HR leaders with different experiences of remote working and examine the technologies that have helped and hindered the engagement and productivity of the distributed workforce.  

Topics to be discussed: 

  • How has COVID-19 supercharged the world of work and the talent market? 
  • Creating a unified experience that is easy for employees to use. 
  • Replicating the office, when there is no office. 
  • Encouraging employee interactions in the virtual space. 
  • The limitations of the online office experience. 

Featured Speakers:

Moderated by:

Alexander Westerdahl, VP HR, Spotify 

Alex started his career working in various HR roles partnering with sales organisations in Telco and Fintech. He joined Spotify six years ago and has spent the majority of his time leading HR for Engineering, Product and Design. Most recently he co led the creation of Spotify’s Working from Anywhere program.

Jane Datta, Chief Human Capital Officer, NASA 

Ms. Jane Datta is NASA’s Chief Human Capital Officer and lead people champion. She wholly embraces that “we are people leaders in the people business” which guides her oversight of NASA’s human capital policies, practices, and operations. Ms. Datta is responsible for building the quality and depth of talent necessary for supporting the agency’s mission, improving capabilities for delivering out-of-this-world human resources services, and positively shaping NASA’s culture to maintain high levels of employee engagement and commitment.

Kirsty Leivers, Global Head of Culture, Inclusion and Diversity, AXA 

Kirsty has worked in program management and change at AXA for over 20 years, starting in the UK and then moving into global roles based in France. She spent the majority of this time on process improvement and business transformation projects but moved to Human Resources 7 years ago. Currently Kirsty is the Group Head of Culture, Inclusion and Diversity at AXA with core priorities around revisiting the relationships between people, their workplace and colleagues, in order to support AXA’s goal to be an inspiring place to work.

Yessi Bello Perez, Editor, UNLEASH

Yessi is the editor of UNLEASH. A seasoned technology and business journalist, Yessi is a sought after moderator and event host. With a background in multimedia journalism, Yessi’s work has been featured in publications including the Financial Times, TNW, UKTN, CoinDesk, and the Evening Standard.

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