The Talent Intelligence Collective Podcast
The one with Teresa Wykes from SAP
Welcome to the 19th episode of the Talent Intelligence Collective Podcast!
Alan Walker (the podcast host) describes the episode below:
In this episode, Alison Ettridge, Toby Culshaw and I co-hosted an incredibly insightful conversation with Teresa Wykes of technology behemoth SAP.
Quite a bit was happening in the world of Talent Intelligence when we recorded this episode. A new report from the International Labour Organisation found the number of hours worked globally dropped in the first quarter of 2022 to 3.8% below the pre-crisis benchmark. Whilst Microsoft said it plans to "nearly double" its budget for employee salary increases to retain staff and help people cope with inflation.
In more news, Apple has reported lost talent due to its return to office policy, and a survey of one thousand US graduates found that they are craving a more traditional work experience. “Stability is key”, stated the director of data insights and customer intelligence at iCIMS.
After this very heated news roundup, I thought it was time for us to learn more about our fantastic guest, Teresa. Starting with the background role at SAP, obviously. How she got to where she is, and if her commercial background helped with her success.
“For the first time, the business has to look externally more than ever. So our version of Talent Intelligence is educational. Primarily providing talent and competitor data to help the business make better decisions.”
Talent Intelligence as a function is still relatively new. When you joined SAP, you were tasked to set up from scratch. How did you go about this? What qualities and skills did you look for?
“Someone who has a lot of patience, resilience, who is interested in the world and people, who can write for different audiences and tell a story.”
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