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Guest: China Gorman
Episode: 237
Air Date: May 12, 2017

 

 

Guest Bio: China Gorman is a successful global business executive in the competitive Human Capital Management (HCM) sector. She is a sought-after advisor and speaker bringing the CEO perspective to the challenges of building cultures of humanity for top performance and innovation. Well known for her tenure as CEO of the Great Place to Work® Institute, COO and interim CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and President of Lee Hecht Harrison, China works with HCM organizations all over the world to enhance their brands and their go-to-market strategies. She sits on the corporate boards of Universum, Motivis Learning and PeopleStrong, and chairs the Universum North America board. Additionally, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Jobs for America’s Graduates as well as the Advisory Boards of the Workforce Institute at Kronos, and WorldBlu. China is the author of the popular blog Data Point Tuesday, and is published and frequently quoted in media properties like Fortune, TLNT, Huffington Post, Inc., Fast Company, U.S. News & World Report, HR Magazine and many others.

 

 

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  • On the need for humanity in people management:

    Commissioner Cambridge from the Fair Work Commission in Australia has recently (May 2017) criticised a company for fundamental failures and warned that treating workers as human resources runs the risk of ignoring that they are “easily damaged” human beings and that “when faulty they should be handled with more care than machines”.

    He said: ‘HR should stand for human relations, rather than human resources’.

    https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/decisionssigned/html/2017fwc2433.htm

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