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Digital HR Leaders with David Green

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In this series, David Green will be speaking to a range of senior HR leaders who are pushing a data-driven and digital HR agenda. There is an increasing need for HR professionals to become more digitally and numerically literate – to acquire the skills necessary to process, produce and leverage digi… read more


17. Leena Nair, CHRO at Unilever on Using HR Analytics and Technology to Drive Business Value

Our guest on the podcast this week doesn't require much of an introduction as she is one of the most recognised, respected and leading voices in our field and a real catalyst of change for our profession. Leena Nair the Chief HR Officer at Unilever. 

Leena speaks passionately about the need to become more human in our increasingly digital age. Leena and her team at Unilever are rightly regarded as an exemplar for next-gen HR, which at the same time is more business focused and more human. Leena is a pioneer. She was the first woman appointed to Unilever's Southeast Asia leadership team and she is now Unilever's first female CHRO.

This ethos is embedded in her work and that will become evident as you listen to the podcast and learn how Unilever has harnessed data, analytics, AI and technology to radically reshape HR and deliver value both to the business and across the employee life cycle. Leena is an important voice in our field and a strong advocate of HR. So I know that you will enjoy listening to this episode of the podcast.

In our conversation, Leena and I discuss:

  • Why HR should have more swagger and more confidence
  • How Unilever has employed AI and analytics throughout the employee journey delivering business value and an enhanced employee experience
  • We learn about the building blocks you need to build a frictionless experience for employees
  • We also look at how to stay human in a technology obsessed world
  • As with all our guests, we look into the crystal ball and ponder what the role of HR will be in 2025

This episode is a must listen for Business Leaders seeking more from HR as well as any HR professional who wants to add more value to their organisation, to their workforce and to their own careers. You can connect with Leena on LinkedIn and learn more about the Learn with Leena initiative by going to

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