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  • Sustainable HR: Are You Hiring for the Future?

    August 31st 2017, 7:00-8:30pm
    California Tower 加州大廈

    The way in which we "work" has rapidly changed over the last several decades. With changes in global demographics, the explosion of the gig economy and the advancement of technology, our perception of career longevity and sustainability has been greatly impacted. However, hiring practices continue to stagnate in traditional formats. Join Priyanka Gothi, founder of Retired Not Out, Kimberly Arth, founder of PIVOT, and Anna Simpson, author of The Innovation-Friendly Organization, for an in-depth discussion about sustainable hiring for your organization. We will explore Hong Kong's hiring landscape and the ways in which to boost the labor force and the bottom line through alternative work formats and utilizing virtually untapped sources of highly skilled talent. Topics will include:  - Tapping into an untapped labor market- Risk or opportunity: A further look at the stigma around hiring retirees and returnees and myth-busting- The importance of alternative work formats- What's working and what's not, as organizations attempt to make a shift in hiring practices Please be ready to participate in an open and interactive dialogue! Who should attend? 1. Startups trying to attract the best talent available at the most competitive rates2. HR professionals trying to build a future-ready recruitment & talent management roadmap3. People over 50 or those who have taken a career break and are evaluating their professional value in a rapidly changing landscape Priyanka Gothi is the Founder of RETIRED NOT OUT, a disruptive online marketplace connecting experienced, retired talent with relevant, flexible opportunities. It is the first of it's kind online marketplace in Hong Kong focused on leveraging the accumulated wisdom of the exploding silver-haired segment. Founded in just March 2017, Priyanka has since then built a vibrant community of experienced and skilled retirees and is enhancing their employability through skill-building and coaching programmes. Prior to founding Retired Not Out Priyanka worked for 10 years in the FMCG space as a digital marketer, brand builder and content creator. She has also consulted with non-profits, written Indian mainstream television shows and been a food photographer. She is passionate about driving sustainable social change and using technology to evolve the future of work. Kimberly Arth is the Co-Founder of PIVOT, a recruitment firm that connects women with deep professional experience with contract and project based work from top tier employers. PIVOT was established in 2016 with her Co-Founder Lauren Lin, to find opportunities for women who are not typically in the full time job market.  PIVOT's curated Member base includes women with secondary degrees from globally recognized universities, years of experience, achievement and leadership with international blue-chip companies and track records of success in community and social causes. Prior to founding PIVOT, Kimberly worked in the financial sector for over 10 years at institutions including: Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Lazard. Kimberly Arth graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. Anna Simpson, Chief Innovation Coach at Flux Compass, is an author and futures facilitator supporting organisations and individuals to navigate complex change and make empowered choices. She is the Curator of the Futures Centre, an online hub tracking change to accelerate sustainability at Forum for the Future. Her latest book, The Innovation-Friendly Organization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) asks how organisations can develop a culture that enables people to embrace change.

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