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Live Q&A: How a Change Mindset can Modernize Talent Operations

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Join us on Tuesday, March 23 at 10a PT/1p ET for a casual discussion with Paul Petersen, Director of Skills Management and Workforce Solutions at Siemens Healthineers. 

Bringing change into an organization inevitably leads to roadblocks and hurdles. In the world of the extended workforce, new technology or new types of processes encounter pushback from senior leadership or other departments comfortable doing things the way they have always been done.

In this chat, Paul will share how he used a change mindset to usher in a new way of HR operations when it comes to the extended workforce. This conversation is essential for anyone looking to persuade senior management to evolve and adapt to the modern workforce’s needs.

Below are a few topics that you can expect to learn more about:

  • Starting with questions vs. mandates enables more acceptance
  • Using the ‘first follower effect’ and begin with one champion 
  • Focusing your change to align with corporate culture and goals
  • Changing the language you use can open the door to new options


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About Erika: Erika Novak is a seasoned Contingent Workforce thought leader and practitioner with 14 years of experience. She has built and evolved Enterprise Contingent Workforce programs during her time at eBay and LinkedIn, consulted Fortune 500 companies while at Brightfield, and has now moved into building products with Utmost as their Head of Client Services.

About Paul: As the Director of Skills Management and Workforce Solutions at Siemens Healthineers, Paul Petersen is responsible for the overall buyer strategies for their FlexForce OnDemand program. Petersen assumed his current role in 2016, bringing with him nearly three decades of experience in the staffing industry.

Petersen’s most notable recent achievement was implementing the FlexForce OnDemand program, which delivers fully vetted, licensed technologists trained in all major imaging modalities to healthcare organizations. Standing this program up was no simple feat; Petersen states that one of the biggest early challenges of establishing a program in the FDA-governed healthcare arena was ensuring 100 percent compliance, which requires “a constant state of vigilance.”