Alexandria, Va. – Emily M. Dickens, SHRM’s (Society for Human Resource Management) Head of Government Affairs and CEO’s speech at the UN General Assembly Global City Hall today, “A Business Agenda for Action: A People-Centric Approach.”
Speaking on behalf of SHRM’s 300,000 members in 165 countries, Dickens focused on the priorities outlined in the United Nations report, “Our Common Agenda,” which calls for global workforce recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. .
“The report says we are truly at a turning point in history,” Dickens told a virtual audience of business leaders and UN officials. This common agenda gives organizations the opportunity to rethink, rethink, rethink and reshape their workplace culture.Business leaders around the world, no matter how big, are making the decisions that will determine whether or not their organizations will fail. pass”
According to Dickens, organizations should focus on creating cultures that give everyone the best chance, so no one is left behind in future crises. She also spoke about the importance of building strong workplaces to empower women and girls in the workforce and build trust between employers and employees.
SHRM partnered with the International Organization of Employers (ILO) and the United States Chamber of International Business (USCIB) to participate in the recent United Nations High Political Forum on the Critical Role of Business in the Multilateral System, Human Resource Development. Health and safety, and human rights.
In addition to Dickens, today’s town hall included newly elected ILO Director General Gilbert Hungbo, IOE Secretary General Roberto Suarez Santos, USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson and other leaders from the global business community and higher education.
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