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The Human Factor

Monday, May 2, 2022

Current disruptions throughout the world have forced business to change in ways no one expected. From emerging technology to volatile market demands to glitches in the supply chain, every element of work has had to evolve rapidly. Talent management has not escaped that transformation.

The Human Factor Podcast series, presented by SAP SuccessFactors, explores the notion that how organizations effectively manage and develop their workforces may be the only way some companies survive this turmoil.


Hosts Michael Esau and Simon Humphreys, both global HR advisors for SAP based in the UK, ask HR and talent management leaders, advisors, and influencers—from inside and outside of the SAP ecosystem—to share their insights, experiences, and guidance on relevant topics from the world of work. Notable issues they discuss include a design thinking approach to change management, the inner workings of data analysis models, and the value of employee experience and well-being.

For example, the episode with Nicola Johnson, director of the Centre of Excellence at Bentley Motors, and Jane Harrington, HR digital transformation manager at Bentley Motors, delves into ways organizations are attracting and retaining talent. Johnson and Harrington reflect on how brand image and candidates' changing expectations are affecting the battle for talent. Another episode featuring David Williams, founder and CEO of Impact International, explores the role of leadership in hybrid and virtual work models.

Each episode runs about 30 to 45 minutes and is available via popular podcast platforms, including SoundCloud, iTunes, and Spotify.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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