COVID-19 and the Growing Role of Human Capital Leaders

About This Episode

COVID-19 and the Growing Role of Human Capital Leaders

Amid a heath crisis and social unrest, the role of human capital leaders has greatly evolved in the past few months. With new added responsibility in a time of disruption, human capital leaders have been on the frontlines. In this episode of The Edge, host Michelle Boockoff Bajdek welcomes guest Josh Bersin, a thought leader focusing on the global talent market to discuss how HR leaders adapting to new roles and responsibilities.

About Our Guest

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin is an analyst, author, educator, and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and the challenges and trends impacting business workforces around the world. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and the broad talent technology market. He is cited as one of the leading HR and workplace industry analysts in the world and is frequently featured in talent and business publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine.

He founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. In 2019, Bersin launched the Josh Bersin Academy, the world’s first global development academy for HR and talent professionals at all levels and across all industries.

About Our Host

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek (BB) leads a global marketing organization focused on helping companies unlock the hidden value inside their greatest asset – their people.

In her role, Michelle is responsible for the company’s marketing strategy to drive growth, generate awareness, and drive demand for Skillsoft solutions among learners, customers, and partners. She oversees all key functions, including customer marketing, corporate communications, demand generation, marketing operations and business development. Most importantly, she serves as the company’s brand evangelist, helping to build a vibrant community of passionate learners.

Prior to Skillsoft, Michelle held several executive roles in the high tech sector, most notably as the CMO of IBM Watson, where she was responsible for marketing the company's artificial intelligence (AI) products and solutions. Michelle also served as the global head of marketing for The Weather Company, an IBM Business, where she helped companies understand how to anticipate, plan for and ultimately make better decisions - with greater confidence - in the face of weather.