Season 2, Episode 1
May 27, 2022
In the first episode of season two of the HR Trends podcast, Clare Morin speaks to Brian Kropp, Chief of Research and Distinguished Vice President at Gartner, and Polly Nicholas, Senior Vice President and Head of Solutions at Unum Group, about the fundamental shifts happening in HR and how business leaders who respond to the holistic needs of their employees will win the talent and retention game.
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Chief of Research and Distinguished Vice President, Gartner
Brian Kropp oversees the lines of business that support Chief Human Resources Officers and their leadership teams. He works with this cadre of leaders to develop strategic plans that will attract and retain top talent. Dr. Kropp has authored more than 40 research studies at Gartner, led more than 200 strategy sessions with executive teams at Fortune 100 companies and more than 300 Executive Education sessions across the globe. He is a frequent contributor to CNN, The Economist, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and other top media publications. In 2021, Brian has been named to Human Resource Executive's Top 100 HR Tech Influencers and Engagedly's Top 100 HR Influencers lists.
Senior Vice President and Head of Solutions — Unum Group
Polly Nicholas is the Senior Vice President and Head of Solutions at Unum Group. With more than 20 years of experience driving growth and operational improvement and a passion for connecting people, purpose and results, Polly leads Unum's rapidly expanding solutions businesses, attracting new clients and expanding the support provided through a suite of technology-first solutions including Unum Total Leave, Unum Behavioral Health and Unum HR Connect. Prior to Unum, Polly held leadership roles at global firms Alight Solutions and Aon Hewitt.
Content Marketing Manager, Unum
Clare Morin is the Content Marketing Manager at Unum and a journalist who's spent the last 20 years interviewing hundreds of thought leaders on topics ranging from wellness to culture, finance, human resources and technology. Born in the UK, raised in Hong Kong and based in the U.S. since 2009, she brings a global outlook to the HR Trends studio.
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