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Antonio Santos

Senior Business Intelligence and Innovation Evangelist at Eviden - Atos Group Company

Cork, Ireland

Innovation broker. Recognizing opportunities that link tech, ideas, and people through networking.

I regularly collaborate with Siemens and I'm a member of their Influencer / Challengers program. Design thinking with a work out loud approach to social media and business networking.

Passionate about Digital Inclusion, Social Media Engagement, Diversity, Future of Work, and Social Business.

Leading social media influencer on Digital Transformation, Accessibility and Digital Inclusion, Future of Work, Augmented Reality, Connected Home, and Security.
Source: Onalytica Reports.
I provide digital consultancy across the different sectors of the organization specializing in Business Intelligence, Customer Experience, Social Business, Social Media Analytics, and Profiles.

Extensive experience with Global Organisations, social enterprise technology, digital transformation, and transition projects, building teams in multicultural work environments around the world, to achieve high levels of performance, customer satisfaction.

Key factors to stay relevant in the modern workplace:
Stay flexible, adapt to change, develop your skills, appreciate diversity, keep up-to-date, brand yourself, make connections, be on the vanguard and follow your passion

Has social entrepreneur, I co-founded six startups. My current projects include the Internet of Things, Coworking, Accessibility, and Digital Inclusion.

LinkedIn Training | Twitter Training | Social Selling Training | Social Media Training | Sales Enablement | Sales Training | Analytics Training |Lead Generation

I will change my profile picture back to color if the LinkedIn iOS App ever becomes fully accessible for people with disabilities by supporting dynamic type.
Enabling text enlargement to enhance readability is a key factor to support the needs of the visually impaired and way to help them to take advantage of social media, to learn, network and find a job.
285 million people in the world with vision impairments.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Cork or Lisbon
Speaking Topics: Future of work, digital Transformation, diversity and inclusion

Speaking Fee $6,000 (In-Person)

Antonio Santos Points
Academic 45
Author 1839
Influencer 127
Speaker 12
Entrepreneur 5
Total 2028

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Featured Videos

Interview with Paul Polman, Influencer, business leader, campaigner, Co-Author of “Net Positive".
January 24, 2023
Interview with Jutta Treviranus, Director Inclusive Design Research Centre, Professor at faculty of Design OCAD University Toronto
January 24, 2023
Interview with Yazmine Laroche. ex-Deputy Minister of Public Service Accessibility in Canada.
January 24, 2023

Featured Topics

Future Of Work

How can we make organizations more collaborative and inclusive?

Accessible by Design.

Embedding accessibility in product design to reach more customers and excel in customer experience.

Media coverage at conferences and big events

Strategies to win influence at large events.

Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise
Business Unit: Large Accounts - Sales.
Theatre: UK and Ireland
Minimum Project Size: $25,000+
Average Hourly Rate: $300+
Number of Employees: 50,001-100,000
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed
Media Experience: 30
Last Media Training: 11/04/2022
Last Media Interview: 01/20/2023

Areas of Expertise

AI 30.39
Business Strategy 30.58
Change Management 30.18
Cloud 30.44
CRM
Culture 30.46
Customer Experience 30.22
Cybersecurity 30.35
Design Thinking
Digital Disruption 30.24
Digital Transformation 36.97
Emerging Technology 30.65
Entrepreneurship 31.73
Future of Work 53.41
GovTech
Innovation 35.02
IoT 30.15
Leadership 32.09
Lean Startup
Management 31.64
Marketing 30.59
Mobility 34.28
Open Innovation
Procurement
Social 36.13
Startups 30.08
Sustainability 41.92
FinTech 30.12
Health and Safety 30.80
HR 33.04
Diversity and Inclusion 100
HealthTech 30.26
Legal and IP 31.07
AR/VR 31.53
5G 30.34
COVID19 34.61
Big Data 30.16
Analytics 30.04
Blockchain 30.08
Climate Change 31.07
Health and Wellness 30.81
Renewable Energy 30.42
Autonomous Vehicles 30.78
RPA 30.53
Ecosystems 30.37
Quantum Computing 30.52
Mental Health 30.94
Smart Cities 35.54
Agile 30.03
Digital Twins 30.42
Project Management 30.67
SportsTech 31.30
Metaverse 31.91
Generative AI 30.21
Payroll 31.86
Creativity 30.69
Customer Loyalty 30.19
Design 33.50

Industry Experience

Consumer Products
Federal & Public Sector
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Media
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Travel & Transportation
Utilities

Publications

337 Article/Blogs
Millions of Australians have a chronic illness. So why aren’t employers accommodating them?
Antonio Blog
February 11, 2024
More than 20 million Australians have at least one long-term health condition, 63% of whom are in the workforce.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Innovating for Inclusion: The Zero Project’s Global Impact
Antonio Blog
February 03, 2024
The Zero Project, an initiative by the Essl Foundation, has been a beacon of innovation and collaboration in the realm of disability inclusion since its inception in 2013. Spearheaded by visionaries like Sabine Wachernig, the project has gained international recognition for its annual conference in Vienna, which showcases the most promising innovations in disability inclusion. This year, the focus on education and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) highlights the project’s adaptability and forward-thinking approach.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Siemens and UL Solutions Revolutionize Certification with Digital-Twin Technology.
Antonio Blog
January 26, 2024
Digital-twin technology enables the creation of virtual models that accurately simulate physical products. By incorporating these models into the certification process, Siemens and UL Solutions are enhancing innovation and efficiency. This method allows for rigorous testing of products in a virtual environment, identifying potential issues before they manifest in the physical realm.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Bridging Sustainability and Accessibility: Insights from Mike Gifford at the Green Digital Accessibility Conference in Barcelona
Antonio Blog
January 22, 2024
In a recent enlightening episode of AXSCHAT, Mike Gifford, a seasoned strategist at Civic Actions, shared critical insights at the confluence of sustainability and accessibility. Speaking from the south of France, Gifford underscored the pressing need to intertwine these two pivotal areas. His conversation revolved around experiences at a green digital accessibility conference in Barcelona, underlining the urgency of climate change vis-à-vis the often-overlooked immediacy of accessibility issues.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Siemens acquires Heliox, specialist in eBus and eTruck fast charging solutions
Antonio Blog
January 11, 2024
Siemens AG has completed the acquisition of Heliox, a technology leader in DC fast charging solutions, serving eBus and eTruck fleets and passenger vehicles. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Heliox employs approximately 330 people.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Eviden and Amazon Web Services Forge a New Path in AI and Cloud Technology
Antonio Blog
January 03, 2024
In a world where digital transformation is not just a buzzword but a necessity, Eviden, a leader in digital, cloud, big data, and security, part of the Atos Group, has announced a groundbreaking Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This collaboration is a partnership and a journey into the future of AI-driven, secure, and sustainable industry solutions.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Do you hear what I see? How blindness changes how you process the sound of movement
Antonio Blog
December 18, 2023
Almost nothing in the world is still. Toddlers dash across the living room. Cars zip across the street. Motion is one of the most important features in the environment; the ability to predict the movement of objects in the world is often directly related to survival – whether it’s a gazelle detecting the slow creep of a lion or a driver merging across four lanes of traffic

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Siemens and Intel Join Forces to Revolutionize Semiconductor Manufacturing
Antonio Blog
December 04, 2023
In a groundbreaking move, Siemens AG and Intel Corp have announced a collaboration to propel semiconductor manufacturing into a new era. This partnership, marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU), aims to leverage cutting-edge technology and innovation to enhance global manufacturing capabilities.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Revolutionizing Accessibility: The Journey of Scribley and the Future of Alt Text
Antonio Blog
November 27, 2023
Caroline’s journey began in digital publishing, where she first encountered the challenges of image descriptions in accessibility. Driven by a blend of passion for writing and a familial legacy in education, she founded Scribley to tackle the prevalent issue of poor-quality Alt text across the web. Her mission was clear: to ensure content accessibility by providing Alt text services and guiding organizations in improving their overall approach to

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Siemens and Microsoft partner to drive cross-industry AI adoption
Antonio Blog
October 31, 2023
Microsoft and Siemens are deepening their partnership by bringing the benefits of generative AI to industries worldwide. As a first step, the companies are introducing Siemens Industrial Copilot, an AI-powered jointly developed assistant aimed at improving human-machine collaboration in manufacturing. In addition, the launch of the integration between Siemens Teamcenter software for product lifecycle management and Microsoft Teams will further pave the way to enabling the industrial metaverse. It will simplify virtual collaboration of design engineers, frontline workers, and other teams across business functions

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Navigating the Age Shift: Embracing the Midcareer Workforce
Antonio Blog
October 23, 2023
The study underscores a pivotal yet underexplored phase in professionals’ lives when the desire for more fulfilling work converges with a market need for advanced skills. This mid-career point, often characterized by individuals 30 years and older with significant work experience, represents a juncture where additional training can lead to substantial benefits.

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

The Role of the Industrial Metaverse in Sustainable Manufacturing
Antonio Blog
October 11, 2023
The industrial metaverse is a concept that is revolutionizing the way sustainable manufacturing practices are implemented. It refers to the integration of virtual and physical worlds, where digital representations of products, processes, and systems are created to enhance efficiency and sustainability in manufacturing. By harnessing technologies such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and the Internet of Things (IoT), the industrial metaverse enables manufacturers to optimize their operations, reduce waste, and minimize environmental impact

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Sustainability, Metaverse

Microsoft Innovates Virtual Connectivity with the Introduction of Town Halls in Teams and the Phasing Out of Teams Live Events
Antonio Blog
October 02, 2023
In a world where teams are more globally dispersed than ever, Microsoft is advancing to enhance virtual connectivity by introducing Town Halls in Microsoft Teams. This innovative feature is set to replace Teams Live Events, offering a more unified and enriched experience for hosting large-scale, internal events, enabling organizations to create meaningful connections across the globe.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Siemens Launches Comprehensive Private 5G Solution for the Industrial Sector
Antonio Blog
September 28, 2023
Siemens, a leading global technology company, has introduced a groundbreaking private 5G infrastructure, marking a significant advancement in mobile communication standards for the industrial sector. This development is set to revolutionize how industrial companies approach automation applications and connected production

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

PWC Net Zero Economy Index 2023: A Call for Accelerated Decarbonisation
Antonio Blog
September 20, 2023
In a recent revelation by the PwC Net Zero Economy Index 2023, the global community lags significantly behind the necessary efforts to curb climate change. The report underscores the urgency to amplify decarbonisation efforts sevenfold to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. Here, we delve into the critical insights from the report and what it entails for the global economy.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

TikTok Faces €345 Million Fine in Europe Over Unfair Design Practices Targeting Minors
Antonio Blog
September 16, 2023
The popular social media platform TikTok, has been ordered to overhaul its design practices concerning minors, following a binding decision by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). The board found that TikTok violated the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) principles of fairness in processing personal data of children aged between 13 and 17

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Unlocking the Future of Inclusive Leadership: Empathy, Clarity, and Creativity in a Complex World
LinkedIn
September 06, 2023
Leaders are grappling with new challenges that demand innovative approaches in a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). In an episode of Axschat, Neil Milliken and Antonio Santos sat down with Rama Gheerawo and Melanie Flory, two luminaries in inclusive design and neuroscience, to discuss the evolving leadership landscape. Here, we distil their insights into a guide for fostering inclusive leadership in the modern era.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Creativity

EU Targets Tech Giants with Pioneering Digital Markets Act Enforcement
Antonio Blog
September 06, 2023
In a monumental move designed to foster fair and open markets within the digital sector, the European Commission today designated six of the largest tech corporations as ‘gatekeepers’ under the newly enacted Digital Markets Act (DMA). This initiative marks the first instance of the commission utilizing the powers vested by the DMA to regulate large online platforms that substantially influence the digital economy

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Meta’s Open Source AI Model Llama 2 Sparks Debate Over Innovation and Safety
Antonio Blog
August 09, 2023
Meta’s decision to release its latest large language model, Llama 2, to the public under minimal restrictions has raised questions about the balance between innovation and safety. While the company argues that open source drives innovation and improves security, critics warn of potential misuse and the challenges of controlling an open-source model

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, HR

Redefining Generational Research: A New Approach by Pew Research Center
Antonio Blog
July 26, 2023
In an era where the terms “Millennial” and “Gen Z” are frequently used to categorize and understand societal trends, Pew Research Center, a leading authority in generational research, is redefining its approach. The organization aims to move away from broad generational labels and towards a more nuanced and accurate analysis of groups of similarly aged people.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Siemens to invest €1 billion in Germany and create blueprint for industrial metaverse in Nuremberg metropolitan region.
Antonio Blog
July 13, 2023
Siemens is rigorously executing its announced €2 billion investment strategy. Of this amount, the company plans to invest around €1 billion in Germany, thereby boosting the country’s innovative strength. In the presence of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the technology company today announced the establishment of its new Technology Campus in Erlangen, Germany, with investments of around €500 million in the expansion of development and manufacturing capacities. As a result, Siemens is establishing the Erlangen location as a global research and development hub and the nucleus of global technology activities for the industrial metaverse

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Business Disability Forum Discusses Workplace Adjustments and Collaboration for Inclusive Practices
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July 10, 2023
In a recent episode of AXSChat, Antonio Santos, Neil Milliken and Debra Ruh welcomed Lucy Ruck, the Tech Taskforce Manager of Business Disability Forum (BDF). The discussion focused on workplace adjustments, the importance of collaboration, and the need for positive conversations within the disabili

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Thriving with AI: How Early Adopters in the Workplace are Boosting Their Careers
Antonio Blog
June 16, 2023
As we examine the landscape of AI adoption in the workplace, the data tells us a compelling story. Those who have taken the leap and incorporated AI into their work processes are not only thriving but are also experiencing a significant boost in their career trajectories.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

European Tech Resilience Amid Global Retraction: A New Era of Innovation in Adversity
Antonio Blog
June 07, 2023
The European tech industry is heading into the second half of a challenging year with greater resilience than ever before. Contrary to past crises in 2000 and 2008, the ecosystem is now robust and more established. There are important signs of growth, including Europe closing the early-stage funding gap with the US, increased investment in AI companies, and increased focus on climate and other purpose-driven companies.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Siemens joins forces with UN Women: Upskilling program for +600 African girls in ICT and work readiness skills kicks off
Antonio Blog
May 31, 2023
Siemens has partnered with United Nations (UN) Women Germany for an upskilling program of more than 600 young African women in South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda. The joint initiative was launched in April 2022. Now, the first round of workshops has started. A hybrid event, hosted by Siemens South Africa, will kick off the African Girls Can Code (AGCCI) coding camp and the SieMent EmpowHer mentorship program.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

3 Author Newsletters
Navigating the Future: Insights on Technology, Economy, and Sustainability
LinkedIn
January 16, 2024
Explore the forefront of technology, business, and economy with insights from Siemens industry leaders at the World Economic Forum 2024. This newsletter delves into transformative strategies and pressing challenges in today's dynamic landscape.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Innovating Workforce Development with Lindsey Spalding
LinkedIn
December 18, 2023
I am happy to share insights from our recent conversation with Lindsey Spalding, Director of Workforce Development at the National Centre for Simulation. Lindsey’s journey from an environmental scientist to an educator in simulation and training provides a unique perspective on workforce development.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Shaping the Future: Insights into Remote Work, Digital Transformation, and Accessibility
LinkedIn
September 22, 2023
The evolution of the workplace is a topic of paramount importance in today’s rapidly changing world. The advent of remote work, the transformation of digital workplaces, and strides in accessibility and assistive tech are reshaping our perceptions of work, collaboration, and inclusivity. Here’s a closer look at the trends and insights that sculpt the future of work.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work

1 Conference Publication
How to manage toxicity at work and in life. Interview with Vernon Sankey author of Toxicum.
YouTube
December 26, 2022
Vernon Sankey, born in France, was educated in the UK and graduated from Oxford University. From university, he went into industry, where he spent the next 28 years in various countries, culminating as chief executive of a major international corporation headquartered in the UK.

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Health and Wellness

1 Executive Director
Expert Series June 2020 - Digital Transformation: What's Next?
DT Lab
June 22, 2020
The DigitalTransformation Lab is a network for you to join us at the frontlines of digital innovation and discovery.
Digital Transformation (DT) is the use of technology to radically improve performance or reach of enterprises.
The DT-Lab@UCC focus on digital innovation, entrepreneurship and technology in various enterprises both within the private and public sector. DT-Lab aims to provide leadership in digiotal strategy, innovation and execution.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Innovation

1 Industry Award
Best digital campaign
Irish Tech News
May 24, 2018
Axschat won the award for Best digital campaign for its Advocating about inclusion by building a community campaign, which promoted social inclusion via social networks. The finalists in the category were NBC for its Digital Revolution campaign on behalf of Syfy.com and Asus, for its campaign entitled In search of your best you: Technology ready for new year’s challenges.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Social

1 Keynote
Forget the robots: The Future Of Work is about inclusion.
Campus Party
July 11, 2020
There is a place for empathy and a place for technology.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

5 Media Interviews
How can we activate smart people to build the Industrial Metaverse?
LinkedIn
November 25, 2022
My question to Peter Koerte, Siemens CTO at the Lisbon WebSummit.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Ecosystems, Metaverse

Interview with Roland Busch, CEO, Siemens
LinkedIn
October 24, 2022
Important day for Siemens and Deutsche Bahn with the first test ride in the hydrogen train Mireo Plus H and test the refuelling process.
Great to meet Siemens CEO Roland Busch (interview coming later).
The Mireo Plus H developed for the H2goesRail project has a range of up to 800 kilometers, is as powerful as its electric multiple-unit counterpart, has 1.7 MW of traction power providing up to 1.1 m/s2 acceleration, and a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour.

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Tags: Mobility, Sustainability, Change Management

Interview with Yazmine Laroche. ex-Deputy Minister of Public Service Accessibility in Canada.
Antonio Blog
October 06, 2022
Before recently retiring, Yazmine Laroche was Canada’s first Deputy Minister of Public Service Accessibility. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing the efforts of the Canadian public service to meet the requirements of the Accessible Canada Act. A career public servant with extensive experience, she has served in a variety of leadership roles in many federal departments and agencies. Yazmine is proud to have been the Deputy Minister Champion for Federal Employees with Disabilities and the Deputy Minister Champion for her alma mater, Carleton University, from whom she received an honorary doctorate in 2019. She is a board member and the past chair of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her charitable work and her efforts on behalf of people with disabilities.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

CES 2020 Interview with Barbara Humpton - CEO Siemens US.
Twitter
January 08, 2020
At CES 2020 I did an interview with the Siemens CEO for the United States - Barbara Humpton about leadership and business to society.

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Podcast
AXSChat Podcast
December 06, 2019
Podcast with Anna Dixon- CEO of the Center for Ageing Better

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Social, Future of Work

1 Miscellaneous
Insights of Judith Wiese, Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens
LinkedIn
November 25, 2022
he WebSummit was just a few weeks ago. While in Lisbon, I met with Judith Wiese, Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens. The challenges of the modern workplace and the impacts caused by the pandemic were some of the topics we discussed.
To summarize our conversation, I recorded this short video where Judith shares some interesting insights about what keeps her moving.

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Tags: Sustainability, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

2 Panels
he world comes together across countries & functions to talk of change with COVID-19
peopleHum
July 28, 2020
Aishwarya Jain from peopleHum talks to global leaders- Debra Ruh, Reeta Nathwani, Neil Milliken, Antonio Santos, Himanshu Saxena, David Perez, and Lamondre Pough to discuss the impact of Covid-19. Watch the world come together to discuss various initiatives taken by the different governments to tackle the global health crisis.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Future of Automation
Siemens- Hannover Messe
April 11, 2019
Future of Automation – modular production with autonomous systems, Antonio Santos, Influencer Karthik Sundaram, Frost and Sullivan
Juan Aparicio Ojea, Siemens Moderation: Chris Brow

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Future of Work

497 Podcasts
Championing Corporate Inclusion: Amazon's Focus on Disability Equality and Innovation
AXSChat
February 09, 2024
Embark on a journey with Lauren Lobrano, the Global Disability Inclusion Leader at Amazon, as she unpacks the complexities of creating a workspace that embraces employees of all abilities. Lauren's vast experience, from her invaluable work with veterans to her current role at Amazon, provides a unique perspective on inclusion within a corporate powerhouse. Our conversation traverses her backstory, the global impact of disability inclusion at Amazon, and the nuanced interplay between the disabled community and the corporate world.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Using HR Data to Tackle Real World Business Issues
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February 09, 2024
In this episode, we are joined by Keith Goode, Vice President of Client Services with ZeroedIn Technologies. We dive into how to gather actionable and sustainable data that can be used to improve business operations. We cover what to consider, areas of data, and how to balance fundamental basics wit

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Tags: Future of Work

Bridging the Gap in Scale-up support for Accessible Innovations
AXSChat
February 02, 2024
Unlock the hidden potential within the disability sector as we uncover the transformative work of the Zero Project. I had the privilege of engaging with Sabine Wachernig, whose passion for disability inclusion and development work sheds light on forging paths for innovations that uplift the lives of persons with disabilities worldwide. Our conversation navigates the strategic methods the Zero Project employs to identify and scale impactful innovations, and we share an intimate look into their upcoming Vienna conference—a melting pot for sharing ideas and cultivating networks.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Shaping an Inclusive Future: James Thurston on Bridging Technology, Policy, and Accessible Innovation
AXSChat
January 26, 2024
Join the riveting conversation as we host James Thurston, an eminent figure in the world of accessible technology. Thrust from the halls of Washington DC into the high-tech sector, James has shaped a career that bridges policy and innovation. Across the evolving landscape of accessibility, his tales from Microsoft to his ongoing ventures at ATOS are not only insightful but also punctuated with a spirit of collaboration that is as heartwarming as it is strategic. His narrative is a testament to the power of inclusive design and the shared commitment across sectors to dismantle barriers and enhance technology for everyone.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

The Keys to Recruiting Frontline Talent
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January 22, 2024
In this episode, we are joined by Mateo Cavasotto, CEO and Co-founder of Emi, to discuss frontline employees. We will explain the DNA and behaviors of this workforce segment, as well as how to improve the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of deskless workers in today’s world of work. 

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Tags: Future of Work

Beyond Tokenism Exploring True Access and Equality
AXSChat
January 17, 2024
When we consider the fabric of our society, it's easy to miss the threads that are only partially woven into the whole, particularly when it comes to the inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Join Antonio, Debra and Neil from axschat to unravel the misconceptions and realities of partial inclusion, where tokenistic gestures often replace genuine integration. We scrutinize the current legislative landscape, examining its efficacy and questioning whether it inadvertently overlooks those in dire need of support. With a reflective eye, we peel back layers to reveal the stark difference between meeting minimum standards and embracing true inclusion.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Exploring the Convergence of Accessibility and Sustainability
AXSChat
January 13, 2024
Unlock the transformative potential of blending accessibility with sustainability as we welcome Mike Gifford back onto AXSChat for a riveting third appearance. Prepare to redefine your understanding of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria through our discussion about the essential role of accessibility in sustainable practices. Mike, a seasoned strategist from Civic Actions, draws from his extensive knowledge gathered at a Barcelona conference to illuminate the profound synergy between these sectors. Our conversation ventures into the lessons that accessibility can teach us about forging a more sustainable world, and we explore the shared strategies, resources, and advocacy that can propel both fields forward.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

Unlocking the Potential of Simulation in Skills Training
AXSChat
December 15, 2023
Be ready to immerse yourself in a riveting journey of workforce development as seen through the lens of simulation, with our extraordinary guest Lindsey Spalding, Director of Workforce Development at the National Centre for Simulation. Lindsay not only unveils the behind-the-scenes of the intriguing work she's leading but also underscores the significance of dismantling silos in STEM education. We probe into her organization's mission of bridging the educational-workforce chasm, by empowering students with hands-on learning experiences that make them proficient problem solvers, using a diverse set of tools & technology.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work

ENCORE: Traditional Hiring Practices Are Ineffective for Hiring Leaders
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December 15, 2023
This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on August 19, 2022. It's no secret that traditional hiring processes can be lengthy and often expensive, yet many organizations continue to rely on them. Even though they don’t necessarily work. In this podcast, we'll take a look at some of t

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Tags: Future of Work

Highlighting the Unique Value of Disabled Individuals in the Workplace
AXSChat
December 11, 2023
Ever wondered about the barriers and opportunities in the corporate world for people with disabilities? Join us as we revisit a conversation with Alexandra Nothnagel, our cherished team member at Atos and a fervent disability activist. We trace back our connection initiated via social media and Alexandra's key contributions to our accessibility initiatives. Key discussions revolve around the essence of corporations going beyond mere tokenism to genuinely integrate individuals with disabilities. Alexandra provides her unique insights into the corporate challenges and limitations while acknowledging the commendable efforts of Atos, the CEO engagement with the Valuable 500 mentoring program.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Making Your Business More Resilient
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December 01, 2023
This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on January 6, 2023. For the past few years, inflation has gripped the economy. Previously unstoppable tech companies are reeling from recent layoffs. And other industries are tightening their belts, as a recession now seems unavoidable. It tak

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Tags: Future of Work

Creating Inclusion in the Workforce Through AI
AXSChat
December 01, 2023
How can Artificial Intelligence revolutionize job opportunities for individuals with disabilities? We're exploring this question and more with our guest, Jourdan Saunders, CEO and founder of The Resource Key. With her background in speech language pathology, passion for marketing and technology, she brings a fresh perspective to this complex discussion. We also consider the potential implications of AI on job displacement, emphasizing the need for inclusivity in job access.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Breaking Down Barriers: The Power of Alt Text
AXSChat
November 23, 2023
Get ready to take a deep-dive into the oft-overlooked field of alt text and its innate role in content accessibility. Our guest for this enlightening conversation is Caroline Desrosiers, the brains behind Scribly, a trailblazing company that provides top-notch alt text writing services. Hear her riveting journey into the realm of accessibility and her motivation to create Scribly, which is helping numerous organizations perfect their content accessibility initiatives.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Customer Loyalty

Unlocking the Path to Authentic Disability Inclusion: A Conversation with Ella Decker
AXSChat
November 20, 2023
Imagine having a front-row seat in an enlightening conversation about accessibility and inclusive design. That's exactly what we offer you in our latest episode with our guest, Daniella Decker. Drawing from her unique experiences as a caretaker for her aunt with schizophrenia, Daniella brings the world of disability inclusion into sharp focus. We ponder over the importance of aligning internal systems, culture, and the need for authentic representation and human-centric design in promoting inclusive products or employment. Daniella's metaphor of the octopus, describing the transversal nature of accessibility work within organizations, is a standout moment you won't want to miss.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Creating & Maintaining a Positive Employee Experience
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November 17, 2023
In this episode, we are joined by Thomas Kunjappu, CEO and Co-founder of Cleary. Thomas and Meghan discuss how scaling companies can approach the Employee Experience as it relates to the people, tactics, and resources necessary to ensure employees are engaged and contributing to a positive company c

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Tags: Future of Work

Soccer Stories and the Cutting Edge World of Prosthetics
AXSChat
November 15, 2023
Have you ever wondered about the intricate world of soccer and the role of play in nurturing creativity? Imagine a heartfelt conversation with Scott Martin, an ardent football coach and storyteller. Listen as he takes you on a nostalgic journey into the authentic days of the North American Soccer League. Scott shares how ethnic backgrounds played a pivotal role in the formation of clubs and how the genuine love for the sport soared high above the allure of money. He passionately advocates the significance of unstructured play in fostering creativity, a lesson he highlights with a nod to the Finnish education system.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

ENCORE: How Gamification Can Build Inclusive, High-Performing Teams
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November 10, 2023
This is an encore presentation from a previously aired episode from July 8, 2022. Gamification is not exactly new, but it certainly holds potential for workplaces in the future. Gamification is essential if we want to have any success at work as it can bring teams together and help build camaraderie

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Tags: Future of Work

Trust in the Workplace
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November 03, 2023
This episode features Daniel Callaghan, CEO of Veremark, as we dive into the critical importance of trust in the workplace. This multi-faceted discussion covers how and why building trust can reap the vast benefits of positive relationships, better communication among colleagues, increased job satis

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Empowering Neurodiversity: A Revolution in Content Creation
AXSChat
October 30, 2023
We bring you an uplifting discussion with a change-maker in the neurodivergent community, Gregory White. Founder of 'Drop the Mask CIC', Gregory's personal experience led him to establish this revolutionary enterprise aimed at creating opportunities and accessibility for all, irrespective of age, color or ability. Right before the world was hit by the pandemic, Drop the Mask CIC was born and has been making waves ever since, serving clients from private to public sectors, while maintaining its financial self-sufficiency.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

ENCORE: The Value of Formal Mentorship Programs in the Workplace
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October 27, 2023
This is an encore presentation from a previously aired episode from May 13, 2022. Mentorship programs continue to be a great way to develop employees' skills and help them grow in their careers. Many companies offer mentorship programs, but not all of them make the most of these opportunities and so

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Creating Inclusive Narratives: A Discussion with Author Carol Van Den Hende
AXSChat
October 23, 2023
What does it take to write a story that not only grips its readers but also sparks empathy and resilience? Join us as we unravel this mystery with the talented author and speaker, Carol Van Den Hende. Carol's Goodbye Orchid series has woven these themes into a compelling tale shaped by her personal experiences raising a son with special needs. She shares the transformative journeys of Orchid Page, living with PTSD, and Phoenix Walker, recuperating from a life-changing accident, reminding us of the power of literature as a mirror of humanity's struggles and triumphs.

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

ENCORE: Why Your Engagement and Performance Programs Are Probably Broken and How Coaching and People Science Can Fix Them
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October 20, 2023
This is an encore presentation from a previously aired episode about people science from November 18, 2022. For years, organizations have invested heavily in programs designed to improve employee engagement and work performance. But despite good intentions, too many of these endeavors have fallen

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Investing in Recognition: Budgeting and Pitching an Employee Recognition Platform
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October 13, 2023
In this episode, we are joined by Kudos COO Karim Punja to take a hard look at the business angle of employee recognition from someone who truly understands its ROI. Join us as we discuss how to create a budget for an employee recognition platform, how to communicate the value of employee recognitio

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Decoding Disability: Insights from Mai Ling Chan
AXSChat
October 13, 2023
Are barriers truly insurmountable? Explore this question and more in our deep-dive discussion with Mai Ling Chan, CEO of Xceptional Lab. We unravel the multifaceted aspects of disability and its position in the entrepreneurial landscape. Mai Ling, using her experience as a speech therapist, eloquently frames the narrative of disability as a source of creativity and strength, rather than a setback.

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Trailblazing Accessible Travel in Costa Rica
AXSChat
October 09, 2023
Spark your curiosity as we introduce you to Stephanie Sheehy, the devoted founder of Costa Rica Accessible Network. Stephanie has been blazing trails in transforming Costa Rica into an accessible destination for all. Her journey began with setting up the first travel agency in the country specializing in accessible travel, and now she’s working hand-in-hand with the government to ensure accessible tourism laws are in place. What's more? Her innovative funding strategies operate without any government or community funding. Join us as we unravel Stephanie's ambitious plans to make Costa Rica's accessibility even better

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

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Smart Manufacturing 4.0 in Southeast Asia
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December 12, 2022
Making it More Resilient, Fully integrated, Collaborative, and Sustainable

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Accessibility

Date : July 30, 2020

Accessibility will allow us to enable and create more inclusive workplaces regarding age and disability.

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ChatGPT

Date : January 24, 2023

ChatGPT and intelligent chatbots threaten Google's business.

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2024 Predictions for Future of Work

Date : November 30, 2023

In the swiftly approaching year 2024, the workplace as we know it stands on the cusp of a thrilling metamorphosis. Picture this: AI and machine learning are not just buzzwords but powerful engines driving the evolution of management into realms previously unimagined. However, this exhilarating future brings its own set of hurdles. At the forefront is the crucial enhancement of diversity and inclusion. The goal? To weave these essential values not just through the corridors of HR but into the very fabric of business strategies. This shift is particularly vital in championing the cause of accessibility for disabled employees. Meanwhile, the rise of the hybrid work model casts a revealing light on the limitations of our current digital communication tools. While these tools promised to bring us closer, they risk overwhelming us, highlighting the pressing need for a thoughtful overhaul to boost productivity and collaboration. The issue becomes even more pronounced in organizations where experienced senior talent is scarce, revealing a glaring gap in effective collaboration and knowledge sharing. This scenario underscores the need for a balanced approach that honours both the cutting-edge advancements in technology and the timeless value of human well-being. As we gaze into the future, 2024 beckons with a promise: a workplace that is not only adaptable and inclusive but also integrated, where technology and humanity dance in harmony. Embracing this holistic strategy is the key to nurturing a work environment that is both productive and equitable.

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: WHAT’S NEXT?
Thinkers360
June 09, 2020
Join leading experts in exploring trends in Digital Transformation and how organisations are responding to increasingly complex challenges. Although disruption has long been a threat for some industries, the rise of digital technologies has accelerated the pace of disruption in virtually every other industry. As the rate at which new technologies emerge increases exponentially, there is a corresponding acceleration in the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of change facing organisational leaders- all while global competition is increasingly fierce. However, these same changes create immense opportunities for organisations with digital leaders equipped for the age of digital disruption. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/digital-transformation-whats-next-tickets-108756656086

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Innovation, Leadership

Creating a better world to support individuals with a disability
Thinkers360
April 02, 2020
Sarah Lewthwaite Sarah Lewthwaite (PhD, FRSA) is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton’s Centre for Research in Inclusion where she leads a major new UK Research and Innovation study ‘Teaching Accessibility’ as Future Leaders Fellow and Principal Investigator.

Sarah and her team are researching the teaching and learning of digital accessibility in universities and the workplace, to build an evidence-based understanding of how accessibility can be taught more effectively.

The 4-year study received over £650,000 from UKRI and seeks to forge new collaborations and dialogue between universities and industry. Sarah has a background in inclusive education, a PhD in disability and social media, and 15 years of research experience spanning HCI, accessibility, education and disability studies.

Angharad Butler-Rees

Angharad Butler-Rees is a Senior Research Assistant at the University of Southampton and is a co-investigator on the ‘Teaching Accessibility’ study. Angharad has a longstanding interest in disability issues, having worked for Leonard Cheshire Disability and UCAN Productions (creative art co-operative for blind and partially sighted young people).

Angharad’s interest in digital accessibility has been driven in part by her personal experiences of encountering barriers to technology as someone with a visual impairment, and further fuelled through her previous research in developing accessible Apps for blind and visually impaired people. Angharad is also in the final stages of completing her PhD, which explores the lives of individuals involved in disability activism at a time of austerity.

For more, please see my article on Medium...

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Tags: Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

AXSChat Podcast with David Bara founder WeCanAcces
Thinkers360
March 17, 2020
Hosted by Antonio Santos, Debra Ruh and Neil Milliken. David Bara has a degree in BA Business Technology and a Master’s in Education. He is a former special needs teacher and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Special Education. David has spoken at international conferences, published articles and written recommendations for the Secretary of State for Communities for the UK Government on issues surrounding childhood and adolescent health care issues. His work has been aimed at improving the life chances for the children with cancer and special needs, their siblings and families. David has personal experience of the issues and the challenges facing individuals and their families who have visible and hidden disabilities, chronic illnesses or other access needs. In 2012, his daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 2 ½. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy saved her life, but she has been left with life-changing disabilities, and the late effects of the treatments will continue as she grows up. His son has been diagnosed with dyslexia and is also dealing with the emotional impact of what has happened. In response to his professional and personal experiences, David, together with his wife, Emma, founded WeCanAccess Ltd and developed WeCanAccess.com. WeCanAccess is a new online platform which has two core aims: 1) To create a social shift in attitudes by demonstrating that accessibility and inclusivity are vital for a more economically and socially sustainable future. 2) to improve the life chances, health and wellbeing of people with access needs and their families. The platform is already recognised as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 champion and was presented at the UN Sustainable Cities event in Espoo in June 2019, where David sat on the Health and Wellbeing Panel.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work, Sustainability

Why Companies Need to Value a Great Candidate Experience
Thinkers360
February 25, 2020
Wednesday 26th on #Worktrends Twitter Chat. If you’re trying to find out if the experience of applying to your company was positive — and therefore if you’ve got a future advocate on your hands or not — it’s a bit of a cop-out to only ask the people who got hired. But that’s not what the Candidate Experience reports do. In the case of the most recent report, the Talent Board reached out to more than 195,000 candidates to find out how they felt about their candidate experience. And for most, the impression wasn’t colored by a rosy “you’re hired” moment. In fact, 90% of them were not hired. That’s not exactly a biased sample. The bottom line is that a candidate experience is an incredible success factor for organizations. A great candidate experience can improve your brand reputation, create phenomenal goodwill — even when a person isn’t ultimately hired for the job. It creates a source of referrals, saves companies time and money, and in this era when pretty much everyone is a consumer of experiences even more than products or services, it is a key differentiator that may win you talent. Read more: https://talentculture.com/worktrends-why-companies-need-to-value-a-great-candidate-experience/

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The Journey to a Great Employer Brand
Thinkers360
February 17, 2020
Companies spend incredible energy and people power on marketing, but CMOs and their teams are focused on customers, Susan said. And forging a great employer brand takes focusing on employees — but using some of the same strategies: research and more research. Learning everything about employee’s values, needs, behaviours, life in and outside of the workforce is all a part of it, and so is enlisting everyone, every stakeholder, to be part of the effort. And the most important part of the employer brand? “Consistency,” Susan said. “On the marketing side, we look at the attributes of a product and then we settle on the strongest ones that are most important to our customers to build our brand on. We should do the same thing on the employer brand side as well.” Listen to the full conversation and see our questions for the upcoming #WorkTrends Twitter Chat. And don’t forget to subscribe, so you don’t miss an episode. https://talentculture.com/worktrends-the-journey-to-a-great-employer-brand/

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Tags: Culture, Future of Work, Leadership

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