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Why your people matter most - embracing cultural change?

A talk by Alex Arundale
Chief People Officer, Advanced

13 October 2020, 11:30 AM

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About this talk

In this session, we will hear from Alex Arundale, Chief People Officer at Advanced who joined the company in 2016. Advanced is the UK’s third-largest provider of business software and services with a £254m turnover. Alex is responsible for innovative strategies that help shape the culture of the company and keep their people engaged. During this session you will learn:

The power of having uncomfortable conversations

Why vulnerability should be embraced, not feared

How to drive change through collaboration

The importance of openness and transparency, and why communication is vital

The role of technology in keeping people informed and engaged

Alex Arundale

Alex Arundale is Chief People Officer at Advanced, having joined the company in February 2016. She is responsible for leading the company’s talent management and development initiatives, from recruitment through to retention. Alex has already made a huge impact, introducing innovative new people-focused strategies including attraction strategies which actively avoids unconscious bias and was one of the first to famously ‘throw CVs out of the window’ in the recruitment process. Prior to Advanced, Alex has held a number of HR positions, most recently as Director of HR Operations at CDK International and HR Director at APD Dealer Services. Alex is a Chartered Fellow at the CIPD, the highest level of professional membership. Fellowships recognise a select group of senior HR and L&D professionals who deliver sustained long-term business performance by leading and developing people strategy.

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