The Shape of Work

#209: Saurabh Kale on sustainable DEI, workforce upskilling, and storytelling

March 23, 2022 Springworks Season 1 Episode 209
The Shape of Work
#209: Saurabh Kale on sustainable DEI, workforce upskilling, and storytelling
Show Notes

“I strongly believe that no human being is spared of unconscious biases. An awareness of it and working consciously to remove those biases would be a way forward to a successful execution of any D&I initiatives in an organization.”

In this episode, we welcome Saurabh Kale, Global Director - People & Culture at Talent500. He is best known as a talent developer, explorer, learning & organization development leader.

Having spent 15+ years in the Human Resources space, Saurabh has worked with renowned organizations such as Wipro, McAfee, Practo, Grab, and Directi.

Episode Highlights:

  • Best tool to attract and retain customers - storytelling vs story-selling
  • Most important perks to consider in the modern workspace
  • Role of an organization in up-skilling the modern workforce
  • Making DEI more sustainable - daily routine vs occasional awareness programs
  • Biggest challenges hindering sustainable DEI and how organizations can overcome these

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Produced by: Priya Bhatt
Podcast Host: Shwetha Parshi

About Springworks:

Springworks is a fully-distributed HR technology organization that is building tools and products to simplify recruitment, on-boarding, employee engagement, and retention. The product stack from Springworks includes:

SpringVerify — B2B verification platform
EngageWith — employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches company culture
Trivia — a suite of real-time, fun, and interactive games platforms for remote/hybrid team-building
SpringRole — verified professional-profile platform backed by blockchain, and
SpringRecruit — a forever-free applicant tracking system.

Springworks prides itself on being an organization focused on employee well-being and workplace culture leading to a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor for the 200+ employee strength company.