Position: Associate Director HR, IBM
After more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Augustus continues to be passionate about people development. Augustus finds this most rewarding and exciting because people are so very different, with varied needs and aspirations, it is a constant challenge to align peoples desires to Corporate goals and Strategy.
Having spent the last few years in Employee Engagement activities, Augustus finds this area to be the key driver to bring about Happiness in the workforce with employee well being as an important factor that will increase stakeholder value.
The workplace is going through a transformation like never before, with Social media, Cloud & Analytics that are ushering in a future that is accelerating business growth but is also throwing challenges to traditional HR policy & workplace practices. Not forgetting the lifestyle changes and behaviours this is bringing about in the workforce. Augustus is working towards engaging the employee to cope with growth as well as be prepared when things change for good or worse. Successful employees will detect signs using advanced analytics and prepare themselves to embrace change and seamlessly transition into the Workplace of the future, for healthier, happier living.
The future of Work is Augustus' interest and this will revolutionize the way we work and how businesses operate. Augustus sees a future where political boundaries will blur and Talent will become Universal in its true sense. At a cost, place and price that will promote business in a smarter world and weave itself around a common goal to promote sustainability on his planet.
Augustus has embarked on creating material to support folks in the public domain on workplace practices, Employee behaviours, Regulatory requirements as well as making myself available for talks on the Future of Work.