The Brisbane Powerhouse was lit up once again as DisruptHR Brisbane 2.0’s presenters took to the stage on April 18. After last year’s stellar inaugural event, expectations were set high.
DisruptHR is a fast-paced international event series that gets people thinking differently about people, performance and culture. The night features a collection of speakers who have just five minutes each to ignite the room with their fresh ideas, so it’s unlike any other HR event out there. First held in Cincinnati, USA in 2013, DisruptHR has since appeared in more than 125 cities around the world.
From a diverse range of backgrounds, our Disruptors brought their unique perspectives to challenge how we think about people, performance, culture and technology. Here are what the eight Disruptors brought to the stage:
Lucy Lloyd, CEO of Mentorloop, wants Human Reconnection to take over from Human Resources in the workplace. With the advancement of technology, social or human connection needs to be encouraged and embraced to help create a tribal sense of belonging, which in turn will increase retention and employee engagement.
Lauren Scholtz, Customer Success Manager at intelliHR, says that the advancements in talent acquisition while fantastic are not a silver bullet. Instead we should think of our talent as a precious resource and instead we should look at fixing the holes in the talent bucket.
Amanda Lutvey, Founder of Career Culture Lab, says that while ping pong tables and high cost employee benefits may be attractive to staff at first, it’s not what is going to keep them there, engaged or create a good company culture. It’s about knowing the values and purpose and being treated as an individual that is important.
Stephanie Yeo, CX at Aurecon, says the key to improving your customer’s experience is to ensure your employees’ experience is the best it can be. Companies who are CX leaders are far more likely to have employees who are engaged.
Will Wheeler, Director of Evolution in Leadership, emphasises that employees aren’t cookie cutters and many learn in different ways. These people all have something to offer, so why should they be excluded? Instead, should it be leaders that adapt to how their people learn?
Dr Matthew Neale, Chief Psychology Officer at Revelian, says that gamification is rapidly changing all aspects of our lives, and the HR world is no different. HR is starting to benefit from gamification especially in the field of psychometric assessments.
Kate Pearce, Director at Personified says we need to break up with training. Instead, we need to go right back to basics and look at how our young children are being taught and see how this can be adapted to business.
Vu Tran, Head of Growth at GO1, looked back to how we used to learn and how this will propel us into the future of learning.
The dynamic night had the audience filled with CEOs, business leaders and HR professionals buzzing about new ideas and ways to transform their businesses and support their people.
The DisruptHR presentations are available to watch here. Stay tuned for DisruptHR Brisbane 3.0!