Cirrus joins Rita Trehan and fellow guests to explore the latest trends in HR and leadership.
Cirrus CEO Dr Simon Hayward has taken part in the latest CEO Outlook podcast, hosted by business transformation expert and author Rita Trehan. Along with fellow guests Penny de Valk from Penna and Emma Stroud from Pitch Perfect Club, Simon shares his insights into some of the latest trends in HR and leadership.
During the podcast, which lasts just over half an hour, there is lively debate around three key topics.
Discussing the new wave of specialist recruitment companies, Simon and the panel look at how some of these young businesses are disrupting the market. Some, keen to be true to their core purpose and values, are even turning big clients down. This insistence on sticking to clear principles can help to differentiate businesses in crowded, competitive marketplaces.
The panel then looks at some relatively young digital businesses such as Skype, WhatsApp and Instragram, have become household names. They discuss the importance of agility, adaptability, and responding quickly to rapidly-changing marketplaces.
Finally, the panel look at the biggest trends in HR today. Simon talks about the importance of connected leadership, the subject of his recently-published book. He highlights the fundamental role HR can play in organisations to connect other functions together in order to deliver a great customer experience. The panelists encourage HR professionals to be bold and different, to step up and create change.