The Future of HR: Mapping the Workforce

In light of digitalisation, globalisation and the recent disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies must rethink their approach when it comes to people management. This webinar explores what companies are doing to foster the adoption of new business models that help map current workforce, address skills gaps, and empower people to up/reskill.

Join Robert Walters for unique insights from experts at the forefront of exploring what companies are doing to foster the adoption of new business models that help map the current workforce.

What to expect?

  • Learn about the importance of strategic workforce planning
  • Discover how companies can up/reskill employees for current or future positions
  • Understand how one’s mindset can be changed and aligned to new career paths

Topics discussed:

  • Nationalisation programmes
  • What this means for companies in terms of filling skills shortages and reskilling
  • How inclusive approach and accessibility to learning impacts your company
  • Mapping your workforce and strategic planning
  • The role of forecasting the future of jobs and skills needed
  • The importance of empowering your employees and changing their mindset
  • Culture of continuous improvement
  • Addressing skills gaps and internal hiring
  • Leveraging assignment and rotation schemes

Who should watch?

  • HR Managers
  • HR Business Partners
  • HR Directors
  • Learning & Development/Skills Development Specialists / Managers / Directors
  • Talent Managers

The discussion is led by Louanne Herd, Consultant - HR & Business Support at Robert Walters Middle East.

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Berry Lumpkins

Global Director of Leadership & Talent Development
DP World

With more than 20 years of experience stretching across Europe, the US and the Middle East, Berry has worked in multiple industries driving sustainable culture-change initiatives. This includes a variety of regional and global roles with Siemens, A.P. Moller –Maersk, Zurich Insurance Group and FAB within Learning, Leadership and Talent Development.

Most recently, Berry was appointed as the Global Director of Leadership & Talent Development for DP World.

Berry is a Swedish national, living in Abu Dhabi with his wife & 2 children.

Eloise le Conge Kleyn

HR Head

Eloise le Conge Kleyn is the HR manager for Maersk UAE Area. She has been with Maersk for the past 5 years. She was appointed in January 2019 in the newly set up Maersk organization. She was HR manager for Maersk Line since November 2015. In her current position she is part of the leadership team and manages the HR team for Maersk UAE, Oman and Qatar. She is responsible for HR in the organization, which covers areas such as Talent Management, Learning, Leadership Development, Engagement, Rewards, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and Performance Management. She was holding the same role ad interim in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for 6 months and for WCA Regional Office and Pakistan for 12 months in 2016 and 2017. She previously worked in Maersk as Head of Talent Management IMEA Damco before she was appointed in her current role.

Previously, Eloise worked at Philips in the Head Office in the Netherlands in various Talent management and HR Business Partnering roles. She started her career in ING, where she completed a management traineeship of 3 years with roles in the Netherlands and Hong Kong in HR and Divestment Project Management. She studied Psychology, specializing in Work & Organizational Psychology in Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Eloise is Dutch, she lives and works in Dubai.

Louanne Herd

Consultant, HR & Business Support
Robert Walters

Louanne has been a recruitment specialist since 2014 staring her career in Leeds, UK. She has experience working with both large international groups and boutique recruitment agencies focusing largely on high volume fast paced requirements.

Louanne focuses on HR and Business Support positions across the Middle East, she is keen to build a strong network in the industry by providing a transparent and consultative approach to both clients and candidates.