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Season 3. Ep. 2 Part 2

The Digital Impact on Talent Mgmt w/ Dean Summlar

The conversation with Dean continues as we explore how open talent market platforms are changing the way companies manage talent and career development. The example at Schneider Electric is one of the many as companies are using digital technology at scale to facilitate the mapping and matching of skills and opportunities. The implications for leaders and HR are significant but the greatest shift is for the employees themselves who can benefit from direct access to mentors, projects and career opportunities on a easy to use platform!

My guest speaker is Dean Summlar, VP Talent Mgmt & Learning, International at Schneider Electric. He has enjoyed a varied career in multiple industries including Retail, Healthcare as well as Energy Management & Automation. He started his career as a Commercial Manager leading large teams for UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Plc before diversifying his career into Human Resources in 2009. Dean first joined Schneider Electric in UK & Ireland in 2014. In 2017 he and his wife moved to Australia where he joined the Pacific Human Resources Team and has held several roles before his most recent appointment as VP Talent Mgmt & Leaning. Besides business and HR, Dean has a passion for how technology, business strategy and commerce intersect with human behaviour. He believes it is HR’s responsibility to develop new ways of responding to the changing demands this brings and rapidly develop strategies and culture to enable the workforce to learn and adapt.

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