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The Changing Nature of Work : Recognising the Individual Experience

Missed the London Law Expo 2022? Listen to a recording of this live presentation at the London Law Expo 2022 simply by clicking the play button above.

Presentation Title: ‘The Changing Nature of Work: Recognising the Individual Experience’

Podcast Overview:

  • Context: war for talent, low unemployment, multiple generations in the workplace
  • Rapid change in the workplace, accelerated by Covid but already taking place prior
  • The changing expectations of a leader – from manager to coach
  • Drawing on examples of pandemic working to illustrate this & highlighted that one size cannot possibly fit all
  • Importance of purpose & contribution
  • Shift from manager to coach; importance of development & self-improvement
  • Blending of life & work & catering to this as part of the employee proposition
  • Importance of developing rounded leaders who can manage & lead this individualised workforce
  • Recognising & rewarding leaders who do this.

Eleanor Tanner – Director of People – Shoosmiths

Eleanor is the director of people at Shoosmiths, responsible for people strategy, core HR, recruitment, reward and benefits, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility, she leads a team supporting over 1,400 people across Shoosmiths’ 13 locations.

Before joining Shoosmiths, Eleanor was head of human resources EMEA at Macquarie Group. Earlier in her career she was an employment lawyer at a city firm.

She is a trustee of Galop, the LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, and chair of its people sub-committee.

Eleanor has an honours degree in Law and French Law from the University of Oxford.