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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


3. How to Create a Culture First Company - Interview with Didier Elzinga, CEO of Culture Amp

Welcome to the third episode of the first series of the Digital HR Leaders Podcast. This time we look at how to create a Culture First company.

The renowned management guru Peter Drucker conceived the immortal phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” and any company disconnecting the two is putting their success at risk. Indeed, there is mounting evidence of the clear business benefits in having a healthy and inclusive culture.

But how do you create a Culture First company, and how do you measure your progress against a backdrop of greater employee expectations, rapid advances in technology and changing work models. Also, given the increasingly turbulent times in which we live, how do you adapt and evolve your company culture? 

Our guest today is Didier Elzinga, Founder and CEO at Culture Amp, one of the success stories in HR Tech in recent years and a company that passionately believes the world should be a better place to work. 

In this week's podcast, Didier and I discuss:

  • How staying true to the Culture First ethos has helped propel Culture Amp’s impressive growth
  • The key milestones in Culture Amp’s journey to date including the recent acquisition of Zugata and launch of its new predictive analytics features
  • The 50,000+ strong People Geeks community and the upcoming Culture First conference in SF at the end of July (go here for more info
  • The challenges involved in being CEO of a fast-growing HR Tech company
  • Finally, we also look ahead and ponder what the role of HR will be in 2025

This episode is a must listen for senior HR leaders and anyone working in the fields of employee engagement and performance, diversity and inclusion, and people analytics. Didier is a very engaging and knowledgeable speaker, so I know listeners will enjoy this episode of the Digital HR Leaders podcast. 

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