Monthly Archives: October 2018

Evolving for the Future and the Role of HR: Philip Atkinson Shares His Insights

Promotional image of Philip Atkinson from Roche, speaker at Audience Inc's Human Resources Forum TOGETHR in Basel Dec 3 2018

Philip Atkinson, Global Head of Scientific Communications at Roche, joins our HR Forum ‘TOGETHR as a guest speaker to share his insights into the need for organisations, teams, and individuals to evolve to meet the needs of the future.

The business world has never experienced such a fast pace of change – and all companies, including HR teams, need to adapt and evolve.  Organisations, teams, and individuals need to use new skills and capabilities to be ‘fit for the future’.

With 20+ years of business experience – whose roles range from marketing manager to business leader to global head scientific communications, among others – Philip will offer a unique glimpse into topics such as executive leadership, influencing key stakeholders, and transforming organisations. Philip is a member of the oncology leadership team at Roche, an experienced mentor for the Healthcare and Businesswomen’s Association, and an ICF accredited coach.

Join us and meet Philip at our ‘TOGETHR’ event in Basel on December 3!

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We Are All HR

Visual to accompany blog post "We are all HR" to promote Audience's First HR Forum "TOGETHR" in Basel on December 3 2018.

For those of us whose job title says “Human Resources,” clearly we work in HR. But for the rest of us? Can one work in HR without the “HR” title? The answer is yes. In fact, nearly all of us work in HR.

The illusion that Human Resources is a box-like entity living in a silo is quickly fading. Technological advances, for one, are not only changing the way we live and the way we work, but also the human  resources organizations need to meet ever-changing demands.

The pharmaceutical industry is a great example. Healthcare professionals are moving away from one-size-fits-all treatments, demanding instead personalized solutions that target individual patient needs. These solutions require an innovative approach in technology to manage the scores of data personalized healthcare entails.

However, the innovative tech expert who could manage these projects doesn’t come to Basel for a career in tech.

For a location like Basel to catch the attention of a tech guru whose eyes are on the Google headquarters in Silicon Valley, who can influence that shift? Almost everyone!

From civil servants, to members of the pharmaceutical world, to the healthcare community, to researchers, and to all the agencies and freelancers hired along the way – everyone plays a role.

Paving the path for these new ways of working goes beyond the traditional Human Resources model and yet couldn’t be more HR-related. If your role includes hiring, training, retaining, and engaging with employees, you work in HR.

But it doesn’t end there – you also work in HR if:

  •        Your professional success depends on a collaboration between you and your peers
  •        You spend any of your work hours hoping to influence the decision-making of your peers
  •        Being mindful of your colleagues’ time, ambitions, and skill-sets helps you reach your professional goals

People who engage with the employee base work in HR. And who doesn’t do that?

Now that you know you are an HR professional, don’t miss Audience’s first Human Resources Forum TOGETHR on December 3, 2018 – read more and save a seat here.


The Evil HR Lady is Coming For Us in Basel!

And you won’t want to miss her…

Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, speaker for HR Forum TOGETHR in Basel on December 3 2018

Suzanne Lucas – writer, speaker, and celebrated Evil HR Lady – will give us a dose of tough HR love served with a side of snark at the TOGETHR forum on December 3, 2018!

Known as The Evil HR Lady after her wildly popular blog, she is a bit of a legend in the Human Resources community. After spending a decade in corporate HR where she hired, fired, and managed the numbers, she moved on to become a full-time writer and speaker focused on helping people develop great careers, be better managers, and sort through all of the questions and nuances that come with managing people.

Topics like rage-quitting, sweet recruiting, and unconscious bias fill her blog as well as where she is a guest writer. You can also find her in interviews with the likes of HRD Leaders

Don’t miss Suzanne’s no-nonsense HR insights at our upcoming TOGETHR forum  in Basel.

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TOGETHR: Audience’s First Human Resources Forum

Logo of Audience's Human Resources Forum TOGETHR in Basel on December 3 2018
Work in Human Resources in Basel? Keep reading!

When our clients speak, we listen. Based on the expressed interest of HR professionals, we will be hosting ‘TOGETHR in partnership with the Congress Center Basel on December 3, 2018 from 9:00am – 4:30pm.

As a member of the Human Resources community, being a part of TOGETHR means making valuable connections, adding relevant skills to your skill set, and exchanging ideas with motivated, engaged, and interested professionals in Basel, like the “Evil HR Lady”  Suzanne Lucas, Global Head of Scientific Communication at Roche Philip Atkinson, and more. If you work in HR, you won’t want to miss it!

TOGETHR will provide a platform for you to share ideas and skills for engaging broad and diverse audiences, whether they are your peers, senior management, affiliates, or internal/external stakeholders. We will share insights and experience from working with large global matrix organisations, including the thinking and methodologies behind our most successful approaches to audience engagement. Additionally, we will bring experts in the field together to share their insights, ideas, and solutions. Finally, we will provide a platform for all participants to co-create new ideas unique to the needs of the HR community in Basel.

‘TOGETHR’ will inspire and educate you as a professional on three elements that underpin your future success and relevance:

  • Vision: The World in 2025. None of us can predict the future, but you can be a part of helping to shape what it looks like within your organisations.
  • Creativity: Discover New Ways of Working. To be successful, you need to be focused, agile, and able to work cross-functionally to solve problems in complex environments. We’ll examine how multiple disciplines can work together seamlessly and with a common purpose.
  • Collaborate to innovate: Co-create and co-generate. How working together can generate ideas for engaging employees now – and in the future.

At the end of the forum, you will:

  • Contribute to your thought leadership network
  • Be equipped to enhance the employee engagement experience
  • Own the HR space in Basel

Want us to save you a seat?

For our inaugural event, we envision an intimate setting in order to allow for deeper, more meaningful connections and exchanges. Our attendance fees for this pilot event reflect the same spirit. Attendees will enjoy a special pricing plan:

  • Group Discount: Every group of 10 receives one free entry
  • “Early Bird Special”: 150CHF per attendee from October 15 through October 28
  • “Just In Time”: 200CHF per attendee from October 29 through November 18
  • “Last Call!”: 300CHF per attendee from November 19 through November 25

Registration is easy!

Registration is super simple with this form. Once we’ve received your name and email, you will be sent further instructions on payment.

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