Listen to Afroditi's interview at the Purpose.Action.Transformation. podcast by Dimitri Diamanti.
An insightful discussion with HR Business Partner, Afroditi Katsougri, ranging from companies' reaction to COVID-19, to change and recruiting.
00:26: How companies react in the COVID-19 crisis?
02:38: Do companies lead change or are they dragged to it?
04:26: How do you handle the case when you see the need for an HR-related change but leadership doesn’t see it as a priority and people don’t want to change their ways of doing things?
06:12: Do people own change or just go along?
07:32: How do we handle the fact that people need time to move forward to the change curve, but often in businesses we don’t have the time?
09:55: Does leadership get it? Business executives are usually interested in hardcore data, KPIs that they can see more or less quickly, and now you talk to the executive meetings about emotions, and wellness, and the possibility of stress and burnout… do they buy it?
10:59: How do you know that you have done it, that the change has been implemented?
12:29: We see that there is a meaning crisis among other crises and that people crave for it
13:47: What makes a resume stand out?
14:48: One or two pages? Or more?
16:45: How can one present soft skills on a resume, without just listing them?
18:52: You are looking for a fit as well (when recruiting someone)
20:17: How about cover letters? Do they matter in the recruiting process?
21:02: What are your favorite interview questions?
23:13: To your experience, to the people you have recruited, did personal brand made a difference in your decision to recruit someone?
25:16: What would you say to someone who is considering a career in HR?
Some of the best insights offered by Afroditi during our discussion.