I believe that ethics is something rooted in the future; about values that ought to be important, based on the best available current knowledge. This is why it has shifted and changed over time, and it will continue to evolve.
I don’t know anyone (they may exist, but I don’t know them) who endured the last 3 years, without some significant pain alongside it. That said, we can’t always live in the pain, and as I advocate to my clients, gratitude goes a long way to healing and pulling the threads together again. Those of you who know me, know that I juggle many things in my business life, at varying levels of success. 2022 has been a year that stretched me, and I intend for 2023 to be the year that I bring myself back together, consolidate, and grow the way I want to impact our planet. For the last few weeks, I’ve been running a gratitude campaign on LinkedIn and on Facebook, and this is the opportunity for you my listeners to join the party. Here’s a summary of my 12 days of gratitude for 2022.
It’s official. I’ve had the best recruitment experience of my life in a place I wasn’t expecting. I regret I cannot share the name of this company, as I want to promote them for their DEI commitment, the quality of their engagement, and the genuine way they connected with me and the work that I do, and the way I was able to contribute to their path forward with recommendations that they immediately took into consideration.
Olivia has served as a HR leader for Stryker since June 2012 and during this time she has successfully supported several large sales organisations, facilitated cross functional synergies, implemented DE&I strategies, developed onboarding programs, facilitated integrations and assisted with the development of many commercial leaders. Before joining Stryker Olivia retired from the US Coast Guard in 2012. Most notably in 2009 Olivia made Coast Guard history as she became one of two first African American Engineer officers to serve on a “major” cutter. Olivia is also the co-host of the Embracing Only podcast and is working on a book titled Only; a corporate survival guide.
How do you pick a company? If you’re in your 30s or 40s this should be a lot clearer in theory right? You have the experience, and experience brings answers to questions like what values draw you in, and what attracts you to the particular role. Yet how do you know the company you are prospecting can really deliver on what you want? Answer? Your network.
In this episode, we are going to be discussing future falent with an old friend of mine, Harry. It was such a pleasure to reconnect! Harry Vargas is a dynamic HR leader and change agent. He’s passionate about driving transformation for capacity building and growth, through commercially relevant and pragmatic organizational and talent strategies. He has 20 Years of multi-market & cultural experience, successfully leading and developing diverse teams at local, regional and global levels. Harry joined Microsoft in 2020, to lead HR and the culture & people transformational agenda, for the growing regional hub based in Costa Rica, serving LATAM and the US. Harry is Costa Rican and grew up in Colombia.
How early in the process should you start negotiating? I’m beginning to learn that the answer is as late in the process as possible. There are many things to negotiate in today’s job market, and the time to start doing that depends almost wholly on the relationship you build with your future line manager. Don’t negotiate with HR. The HR process is designed to find red flags and eliminate them, whereas the relationship with your line manager will always be more nuanced. Let’s discuss HR Screening calls, and I’ll share my worst performance in an interview process with you.
Having a Master's in Public Administration, science and public policy, Nadine Bender Branham, focused early on towards the new economy with her first job at EB. After that she launched the online sales channel of a camera specialist before kicking off her career at Amazon Germany, which at the time was very much an infant state. Over the years in Amazon retail, she worked in many roles, supported and launched various businesses before in late 2020, she took on an additional opportunity in AWS to run the demand generation business for DACH and beyond
Social, credible and responsible. What have I got to offer the world, and how do I tie in my offer with all that I want to advocate for and to be, not just to do? Before the pandemic, and the massive mobilisation of finance around ESG topics, and George Floyd and the global focus on DEI that came from that, these 3 words, being social, credible and responsible, were not necessarily thought about in the same breath for small businesses, and for individuals. Career advice would centre around building a personal and or professional brand that stands out, based on what your recruiters are interested in. Today, Gen Z, and some of us in our 40s if I’m being honest are tearing up the rule book on tailoring our lives and CVs to be what companies want, and focusing more on what we want, then choosing the company that supports our interests most closely. Tune into this episode as we get into the personal and professional brand conversation, and how I’ve been experiencing this part of my career journey in the last few months.
Kysha Gibson is a prominent and experienced management consultant specialising in the telecommunications, media and technology sector. She sits on Accenture’s Strategy & Consulting UKI Management Board and leads the Analyst Consulting Group (ACG) - the next generation of Strategy & Consulting talent for the UKI. She is deeply passionate about shaping future talent and strongly believes that the ACG (~900 employees) will be the key source of the next generation of Accenture and Industry leadership.