The future of HR in a post-pandemic world
HR leaders have shown immense agility, quickly pivoting to manoeuvre in a new world of work and adopting new processes. This webinar, produced in partnership with Capita, looks at how HR leaders are adapting to the crisis and how they can help bring people back to the workplace
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Lesley has an extensive background in leading large talent acquisition teams in complex environments (BBC, Capita, Infosys) to deliver new joiners to start, equipped and ready to support their organisation’s business needs. Using a long- term interest in technology, data and insight to drive transformation initiatives and improve outcomes has led to a passion for creating solutions that not only streamline processes but add value and uplift user experience. She regularly contributes her thought leadership on these and allied topics.
Katie Jacobs is senior stakeholder lead at the CIPD, the professional body for human resources and people development. She is responsible for the CIPD's relationships with HR leaders, building a stronger community and designing and delivering a robust proposition for this group. She joined the CIPD in January 2019.
Before this role, Katie was an award-winning business journalist and editor. She was editor of HR magazine, where she was involved in delivering brand extensions such as the HR Excellence Awards, HR Most Influential and the HR in the Boardroom development programme, as well as running the day-to-day editorial of the magazine. While at HR magazine, Katie was named HR Journalist of the Year twice in the Willis Towers Watson HR Media Awards.
She was also previously the editor of Supply Management, the magazine brand for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, where she launched the Procurement Power List, a celebration of industry leaders.
Katie has written about the world of work for newspapers including the Times and the Financial Times, as well as for business magazines including People Management and Management Today. She has spoken about the world of work and the HR profession at numerous events for HR and business leaders, and been interviewed for national media and radio.
Jay joined Virgin Media on 2nd March 2020 as Executive Director for Employee Experience. Jay is part of the People and Transformation Leadership team that leads on Resourcing; Talent and Performance Management; Leadership Development; Early Careers (Graduate) Scheme; Employee Experience – which covers Culture, Diversity and Inclusion. Jay is also the strategic HR Business Partner for Virgin’s Chief Digital Officer.
Jay has many years experience as a global HR Leader impacting organisation growth, culture and performance and has significant experience partnering with the C- Suite to coach and guide on critical business decisions. Before joining Virgin Media, Jay was Vice President for Global Talent and Employee Experience at Monster, where he spent two years as a global leader connecting people to jobs and an internet pioneer. As a lifelong wheelchair user, Jay is passionate about Disability inclusion in the workplace and builds disability confidence in organisations through positive role modelling.
Jay loves spending his spare time with his wife and 3 year old daughter. He also loves cricket and takes up any opportunity he can to go and watch a cricket match. He is also an avid traveller and a voracious reader.
Justine has over 20 years’ experience in senior strategic and operational HR roles in the UK and Canada, spanning telecom, financial services and consulting/professional engineering. Since joining CPP in February 2012, she has held the roles of Group HR Director and Chief People Officer with a focus on talent and a positive performance culture. Justine has a Bachelor of Science in Applied and Human Biology.
Eleanor Whitehouse is acting editor of People Management magazine, supporting the delivery and development of the brand's digital and social channels, as well as production of the print publication. She has worked in an editorial capacity for more than nine years, formerly as an advertising copywriter and NHS communications manager.