How to engage employees through COVID-19 and beyond

'If you want to be effective as a function, then you need to understand your business'

How to engage employees through COVID-19 and beyond

The connection and commitment employees exhibit toward an organisation can lead to higher levels of productive work behaviours.

By creating a work environment that enables people to perform to the best of their abilities, companies can reap the benefits of collaborative performance management.

Christian Campanella, Human Resources Director, Pernod-Ricard Winemakers, is an HR professional with more than 20 years’ experience across multiple industries (beverage, automotive, consumer goods, professional services, local government and rail).

He has been based in Australia, New Zealand and the UK along with exposure and responsibilities across many other countries in Europe, Asia and North America.

In 2018, he was awarded the Davidson Australian HRD of the Year award along with being recognised on the 2018 & 2019 Australian HRD Hot List. 

In an interview at the National HR Summit, Campanella will share insights on how managers and employees can work together to achieve and realise a shared goal.

Moreover, attendees can hear how high employee engagement strengthens relationships, builds accountability and delivers business results. 

Campanella has told HRD that the most important skill an HR practitioner needs to have is business acumen.

“If you want to be effective as a function, then you need to understand your business, the business priorities and the business strategy. Then you need to make sure that your HR strategy is aligned to this to enable that strategy,” he said.

“Often in HR, we like to get caught up in the latest trends or fads, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re actually going to deliver business outcomes.”

Campanella concluded that only through understanding the business will you really drive value from an HR function point of view.

Christian Campanella will be speaking at the National HR Summit which runs August 11-12. To register, click here.

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