Top CEOs, HR execs and policy-makers redesign training needs for an equitable Future of Work

Updated: Jan 6, 2020

The GAN’s Annual Board Meeting was hosted this year at Nestlé HQ bringing together its member CEOs, and heads of international and business and employer organisations. On the same day, HR professionals from GAN Global member companies and partner organization worked together to map their journeys on how to become responsive, future-oriented learning organizations. The event entitled Redesigning hiring and training to attract talent, grow business and build an equitable future of work” attracted over 60 representatives from various sectors across the country and abroad, who are committed to getting their industries the skills they need.

Topics discussed included a review of company approaches on redesigning HR for future value.

According to Laurent Freixe, GAN Global Chair and CEO Zone Americas, Nestlé “we see HR as a critical partner in taking forward the operational design and planning necessary to articulate the Future of Work (FoW). Managing an organization with over 100,000 employees, I see that new skills are required and our organisations need to consider critical thinking and good practices to be more fluid. Through the GAN, we invite you join us to lead, shape and drive action aimed at fusing education and employment through work-based learning.” Mr Freixe reminded those taking part that a key outcome of this event will be to create a more inclusive and equitable future for the workforce by enabling business to thrive in an era of transformational change.

GAN Global Executive Director, Nazrene Mannie added that “the GAN’s mission is not only to reshape organisations so that work-based learning is at the core of what they do, it’s also very much about the people that are impacted” and noted the complementary work GAN Global is doing with partners, such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Business at OECD (BIAC). HR and skilling executives from Accenture Switzerland, Microsoft, Mercer and Zurich Insurance shared company e