What are the burning issues facing the future of HR?

The HR industry is being disrupted at unprecedented speed due to a number of factors, says David Koch, Chairman of Pinstripe Media

What are the burning issues facing the future of HR?

The American entrepreneur Walt Disney once said that “times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future”.

It’s a quote that rings true for HR professionals today who cannot afford to take their eyes off the technological opportunities and challenges just around the corner.

Indeed, today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world requires HR leaders to have expert skills and proficient industry knowledge to handle these challenges with confidence.

Whether these challenges represent a dangerous disruption or unprecedented opportunity for your business, and career, depends on your mindset.

To that end, David Koch, Chairman of Pinstripe Media and host of Channel Seven Sunrise will be moderating an event in Sydney on The Future of HR: A collaboration of ideas, brought to you by Cisco Webex.

Koch told HRD that the theme of the event is particularly relevant today given the immense changes taking place in the HR industry itself.  

"The HR industry is being disrupted at unprecedented speed due to factors like new digital platforms, flexible work practices and generational change,” said Koch.

“For HR professionals, keeping up to speed with the emerging tools, trends and demands is essential for attracting talent, building teams and enhancing your career."

Joining Koch on the panel will be Zach Kitshke, Head of People & Community at Canva. Kitshke will be discussing what technologies, strategies and processes you need to engage your people, communicate with diverse teams, and react rapidly to a fast-changing industry.

The other panellists include Brad Krauskopf, CEO and founder of Hub Australia, and Lyn Goodear, CEO of the Australian HR Institute (AHRI).

Krauskopf will be revealing what he’s learned hosting hundreds of teams in his network of coworking spaces, while Goodear will lead a discussion on the future of HR.

Moreover, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, collaborate and network with other senior industry professionals.

The event The Future of HR: A collaboration of ideas will take place on the 21 March at the Hub Australia, 223 Liverpool Street Sydney at 3-5pm. If you’re interested in attending, click here.

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