Michael Page Human Resources is an active part of the HR community, and has been committed to providing a forum for HR professionals to come together with their peers and share knowledge. One of the major ways we do this is through our HR director thought leadership series, which brings together those at the top of the profession to discuss topical issues and exchange advice and knowledge. Not only do these forums enable a network of HR directors to talk to each other, but we have also captured their insights to share with other HR professionals.

In this video series, our thought leaders discuss various challenges around leadership: both their own as HR directors and in fostering good leadership within their organisations as part of their role.

Ronan Carolan, Head of HR, Optus

In this video, Ronan discusses his own leadership of HR personnel and speaks about the satisfaction he gets from leading a team that delivers consistently on business outcomes. He explains that a good leader must have a vision for the future and be able to galvanise people behind that vision. He describes the culture at Optus as one where people have each others’ backs: both between employees and for customers, and explains why, as an organisation, Optus is focused on leadership behaviours because they impact every aspect of the business.

Jim L’estrange, CEO, Cancer Council NSW

Moving from a career in the commercial world to the not-for-profit sector, Jim has expert insight into how to build a high performance culture within a charity organisation. He discusses how a corporate background has helped him implement best practice in the charity.

Susie Babani, Group Chief Human Resources Officer, ANZ

Susie offers an exclusive insight into the challenges and risks associated with executive remuneration. In this interview, she discusses the various stakeholders and the need to manage expectations. She also shares the delicate balance required to create a remuneration structure that drives the right behaviour and takes into account both short-term gain and long-term strategy.

Vanessa Morley Human Resources and General Affairs, Samsung

With organisational culture being a huge piece of the HR puzzle, Vanessa discusses how it’s tackled at Samsung—ensuring a strong, local culture for the company’s Australian business. She describes the importance of maintaining a focus on the objective and having buy-in from the leadership team. She also discusses the importance of managers understanding and appreciating cultural differences, growing towards the ability to lead globally.

To find out more about leadership insights from the top HR professionals in the industry, watch our HR thought leadership series today.

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