The Shape of Work

#27: Reimagining the post-pandemic workforce, with Eric Torigian

June 25, 2021 Springworks Season 1 Episode 27
The Shape of Work
#27: Reimagining the post-pandemic workforce, with Eric Torigian
Show Notes

On this episode, Springworks' Product Specialist, Junius Dsilva talks to Eric Torigian, Global CHRO at SitusAMC. An accomplished, driven, strategic, global HR Executive recognized as a highly effective business leader, Eric has more than 20 years of experience driving organizational performance through strategic HR leadership and counsel.

His driving passion as a coach is to help individuals leverage their strengths and empower them to live their best possible life. He loves challenges and is always willing to roll up his sleeves to get the job done.

In the episode, Eric weighs in on current HR Challenges and talks to us about the learnings of organizations across the world from the year of the pandemic, what HR professionals should be doing right now and how this situation will change the future of work.


How did you get into Human Resources?

Eric grew up having an interest in hacking. When he graduated from college, he did database and computer programming for a few companies. He was then hired by Ford as a Data Analyst to start automating the labour relations information flow. His boss expressed that Eric was quite a trustworthy name within the organization. He then challenged him to get a Master’s Degree in HR and put him in the Ford College Graduate rotation program. That’s how his journey in Human Resources began.   

What’s next for remote work?

The future of work lies somewhere along a continuum. It's going to be completely remote on one side, and completely in-office on the other. We will have some bell-shaped distribution of how people fit across this. For most workers, some activities during a typical day will lend themselves to remote work, while the rest of their tasks might require their on-site presence.

Work and life must integrate:

The concept of work-life balance has changed. We used to find ways to get people away from the office and re-engage in their personal lives. Nowadays, people demand that work integrates into their life as opposed to putting one or the other on hold. They will look for roles where they can add value to an organization while remaining present in the natural rhythm of their lives. By recognizing this and cultivating it, Eric believes that we can create more dedicated teams driving stronger to our collective goals.

Social media as a means to diversity:

There have always been conversations about diversity. Social media assists in showcasing these conversations.

Diversity and inclusion initiatives support the fact that everyone is different. Social media reinforces this fact, demonstrating that we’re more connected and have more in common with each other as we communicate using these platforms. It is an opportunity for individuals to connect with people from different backgrounds- to find commonalities, to share experiences, and to solve problems in new and innovative ways.

Follow Eric Torigian on LinkedIn.

Produced by: Priya Bhatt
Podcast host: Junius Dsilva