James Baker Company News, Market Insight
James Baker was delighted to host our inaugural virtual round table for CHRO’s in professional services firms on Friday 1st May 2020.
A fantastic group of people from a really broad selection of partnerships and professional services businesses joined the conversation, talking through some of the key challenges they are facing in today’s world.
The conversation kicked off discussing what has been learnt in the last few weeks (since UK lockdown), a positive and common theme was a strong sense of community, a greater level of empathy for each other and the huge focus firms are putting on the engagement and wellbeing of their employees.
The realities of how lockdown varies across different generations at work and how we may approach returning physically to the office when the time comes. Has that decision now moved to employees rather than employers given the potential health implications? Another key point of conversation was the utilisation of new tools in the space of employee engagement and opinion surveys, how these tools are being used in a different way to before and how the leadership of the firms will digest and act upon what their people are telling them.
James will be hosting the next round table in the coming weeks so if you are interested in being part of the conversation, please get in touch with James directly.