The Future of the Workplace

About This Episode

The Future of the Workplace

As many of us find ourselves adjusted to our remote work reality, the question of what will work look next is at the forefront of our minds. In this episode of Unleash Your Edge, host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek welcomes Ester Martinez, the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of People Matters, to discuss how this transformation has created irrevocable changes, and how we might approach work and our workplace, as we anticipate re-emerging.

About Our Guest

Ester Martinez

As CEO & Editor-in-Chief at People Matters, Ester leads an incredible team of content writers, researchers, product thinkers, and marketers building fantastic media products to enable more impactful HR and talent decisions.

Ester holds a postgraduate degree in Human Resources Management from EADA (Spain) and a Master’s Degree in Management from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. With more than 14 years of experience in human resources, Ester has a wealth of knowledge in all areas of Talent and Human Resources management. Until 2008, she worked as a professional manager with a host of blue chip companies, which included Hewlett Packard in different countries within Europe, and Tata Consultancy Services, both in India and in the UK.

In 2009, Ester decided to come to India and work on developing India centric data on talent management, leadership and HR, seeing the absence of any such research content could be referred by CEOs & HR heads. This spurred her idea to start People Matters, a magazine that aims to provide practical aspects of managing, developing and coaching talent in India.

She has been featured on the LinkedIn Top Voices list in 2016 and 2018, which ranks the top writers on LinkedIn for the year

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.