Hybrid Work, 9 Day Fortnight & Meeting Free Wednesday - The Future of Work at Entain with Jessica Sharpe
There has been a lot of conversation in the media of late about organisations handing out wellbeing days and rolling out new initiatives to combat The Great Resignation. However as you’ll hear in today’s chat, it’s not as simple as adding a few extra days of leave to the calendar; it takes careful, long-term planning and material change at an organisational level.
Jessica Sharpe is the Chief People Office for Entain Australia, a FTSE 100 company that is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups operating in the online and retail sector. You may be familiar with them as the local home of Ladbrokes and Neds.
Jess has spent her career establishing and enhancing the HR functions into numerous businesses across multiple industries and as she reflects in this episode, whilst it has at times been a challenging path, it is one that has equipped her well in running lean and effective teams and learning how to influence and educate stakeholders on the value of investing in their people.
When Jess isn’t at work, influencing and optimising human behaviour, she’s at home attempting to do the same with her three boys!
Myself and the team here at COMUNiTI have had the great pleasure of working alongside Jess and her leadership team over the past 12mths, supporting their workplace transformation as they navigated the challenges of operating in a COVID world. We have been very privileged to have been able to witness first-hand the practices that have been implemented to see Entain leading the way in workplace flexibility, health & wellbeing and leadership that has enabled them to roll out Entain Day.
In this chat, we also cover;
- Jess’s career journey to date and how she came to be the Chief People Officer at Entain
- How the organisation has evolved in response to the global pandemic
- Entains mission to drive diversity & inclusion, not just in the technology sector but globally
- And Jess’s own personal practices to support her living her own work life by design
Jess is a warm, engaging and thoughtful leader and the opportunity to glean her insights in how she has supported Entain to move forward with such a bold workplace initiative is truly inspiring.
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