• February 19, 2019
HCMx Radio 104: Talent Development and Diversity & Inclusion

Guest: Anuradha Khosla, Vice President HR-HCL Technologies

A Human Resource Leader with 26 years of work experience spanning across multiple facets of HR. Currently leading a multi-dimensional global portfolio encompassing Talent Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Experience & Wellness. As a Talent Development leader, her forte lies in designing and developing a Business Context based Talent Development Strategy to strengthen the organizational Culture and Capability, articulating its Maturity index and show casing Business impact. Her charter of Diversity & Inclusion focuses on measures to promote Diversity and equal opportunities at workplace and drive the improvement in the representation of women at all levels of the organization by driving talent acquisition and management practices. The third dimension to her role includes the entire spectrum of Employee Experience & wellness where the focus is to deploy effective strategies for improving health, performance and productivity, thus positively impacting the bottom-line of the organization.  Past experience includes working with Tata InfoTech & APTECH where she led the deployment of integrated learning & assessment solutions, covering e-learning, online skills measurement assessments for large IT & ITES organizations. Her success mantra is “Don’t look for faults, look for solutions.”

Topics and questions include:

  • Obtaining executive buy-in at all levels
  • The benefits of centralized learning
  • Local and regional variation in D&I
  • Starting with awareness
  • Leaders as teachers
  • Talent attraction, role plays and other teaching tools
  • “Name and shame” dashboards
  • Pilot programs across geographies
  • Virtual mentoring
  • Personal motivation for pursuing D&I
  • And more!

If you have questions about our discussion today, please contact us at – success@brandonhall.com.

We also are going on our third year of hosting our Women in Leadership Summit – WIL19. The event will be held on May 1 & 2 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We hope to see you at our event!

If you have questions about our guest or topic, or want access to our research, please contact us at success@brandonhall.comor visit www.brandonhall.com

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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