IBM HR Leaders’ Lunch a “Stunning Success”

IBM Leaders' LunchRyde Business Forum hosted 50 members and guests yesterday (Tue 31 May) at the IBM HR Leaders’ Lunch sponsored by Work Test | Online Assessments.

There was a real sense of anticipation as everyone gathered to hear Leslie Breackell of IBM present the key findings and insights from IBM’s Global C-suite Study from the perspective of the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

In a wide-ranging presentation, Leslie began by discussing the key findings from the survey of 5,247 business leaders (including 601 CHROs) and then stepped the audience through the context of the evolving talent landscape of convergence, competition and commotion.

Ash Baldry & Leslie Breackell

Ash Baldry & Leslie Breackell

Leslie then set out a roadmap for success by outlining what to do, how to do it and what you need to do it.

What to do:

  1. Rethink strategies for attracting and managing talent;
  2. Redouble ongoing HR transformation efforts; and
  3. Reinvigorate leadership capabilities.

How to do it:

  1. Use cloud-based service to provide better employee experiences;
  2. Use mobility to re-imagine the way work is accomplished;
  3. Incorporate IoT to improve employee productivity and experience; and
  4. Investigate cognitive approaches to serve as trusted advisors.

What you need to do it:

  1. Develop flexibility in obtaining and managing future skills;
  2. Take an analytic approach in making more informed decisions; and
  3. Use social tools to amplify employee voice and manage change.
IBM HR Leaders' Lunch - Ash Baldry

IBM HR Leaders’ Lunch – Ash Baldry

The presentation concluded with a lively Q&A session that included discussion about gamification and reverse-mentoring and feedback from attendees was very positive.

RBF member, Scott Henshaw from Forsthyes HR, said, ‘This is a great turnout…I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and I’ve made some really good new connections. It was a stunning success.’

As an IBM Business Partner and RBF member, Work Test was proud to sponsor such a prestigious event. Ashley Baldry, Managing Director of Work Test, said, ‘I’m passionate about working with people in the Ryde/Macquarie Park business community to be more successful’.

Link to the Global C-Suite Study

Link to the Infographic