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The Human Factor Podcast by SAP

The Human Factor Podcast series hosted by Michael Esau (Global HXM Value Advisory) and Simon Humphreys (Global HXM Solution Advisory) will be exploring topics, trends, challenges, and opportunities facing organisations today. Listen as Michael and Simon explore with their guests including HR leaders, influencers, experts, authors, and advisors from inside and outside of the SAP ecosystem their insights, experiences, and guidance on relevant topics from the world of work. On each episode, they will be discussing in detail with guests the topics and themes that challenge and inspire us every day and their impact on the success and sustainability of our organisations. All episodes are available via popular podcast platforms including SoundCloud, iTunes, and Spotify. www.sap.com/uk/hxm

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The Human Factor Podcast Ep 45: AI for HR

AI capability has exploded, but what can we really do with this technology? Can we separate myth from fact and navigate a journey to successfully deploy this technology to make a real difference at work? We explore this and more with Andi Britt of IBM.

Published: 18. June 2024

Duration: 0:59:08

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 44: Dave Ulrich – The Development and Evolution of HR

We have all read articles where HR is seeking a seat at the table or a voice in decision making. It was not until the 1980’s that the term HR even existed – becoming the new acceptable name replacing the term “Personnel Management”

Published: 15. May 2024

Duration: 1:06:56

The Human Factor Ep 43: Performance through Art

Once we have that team, how do we get the best out of those teams? How do we extract the skills and talents so that everyone is contributing and that the outcome is one to be proud of?

Published: 18. April 2024

Duration: 1:11:17

The Human Factor Ep 42: Choosing your Partner

How do you choose your partners in business? Bonnie Tinder, who founded the company, Raven Intel joins us on this episode to share her insights into one of the most important decisions you will make – who will be your partner to help you make your change!

Published: 28. March 2024

Duration: 0:52:53

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 41: The Happy Organisation

In this episode we will explore this challenge in real detail with Will

Published: 13. March 2024

Duration: 0:50:06

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 40: Fit for today and Fit for the Future

Change is constant. Its all around us in every aspect of our lives. In the last 10 years, consumerisation and technology have had a huge impact on our home and work experiences.

Published: 16. February 2024

Duration: 0:46:06

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 39: The Art of Communication

The Art of Communication is the information that builds the connection in so many ways.

Published: 18. January 2024

Duration: 0:58:49

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 38: WellBeing 2.0

Our guest Gethin provides a scene-setting overview of the well-being landscape post-pandemic. The discussion focuses on whether organisations are returning to pre-pandemic practices or embracing a new era of well-being.

Published: 18. December 2023

Duration: 0:53:41

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 37: Influencing the C-Suite

Eric Tinch discusses the challenge of taking an evidence approach to organisational change and influencing the C-Suite.

Published: 17. November 2023

Duration: 0:52:44

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 36: Inclusive Leadership

Sile Walsh talks about that the workplace is changing and as a result the role of the leader has had to shift too.

Published: 18. October 2023

Duration: 0:53:32

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 35: Our Summary Episode

Reflecting on our most recent episodes from 2023, exploring the key talking points and take aways from nine podcasts released so far in the year, and to look forward to episodes to be released later in year.

Published: 18. September 2023

Duration: 0:30:23

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 34: The Ingredients of Success

Maggie Alphonsi MBE talks what needs to happen for a person to go home at the end of the day and say “I had a good day"

Published: 18. August 2023

Duration: 0:56:08

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 33: Turning Instinct into Insight

Guest Dr. Sascha Härtel shares his insight on data and performance outcomes in sport.

Published: 31. July 2023

Duration: 0:57:23

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 32: The Connected Experience

Guest Marc Starfield discusses the meaning of the connected experience, workplace experience, and emotional and technological connection.

Published: 16. June 2023

Duration: 0:52:03

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 31: Creating The Greatest Show on Earth

Guest Marie-Noelle Gagnon, Chief Talent Officer at Cirque du Soleil, shares her insight on talent management, leadership, and what Cirque du Soleil signifies.

Published: 22. May 2023

Duration: 0:47:15

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 30: They think its all over, its only just begun

Guest Gabby Logan shares her insight into equality and inclusivity, women and age in the workforce, and dramatic career shifts.

Published: 18. April 2023

Duration: 1:02:51

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 29: Performance and Growth - Tapping into the Unconscious Mind

Guest Danny Donachie, Founder and Executive Coach and Consultant at Embodyism, shares his expert insight into performance, culture and mindset, and the power of the unconscious mind.

Published: 17. March 2023

Duration: 0:59:41

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 28: Understanding Self

Guest Glenn Bracey, Director at Future Vision Training, shares his wisdom on understanding the self, imposter syndrome, and practical steps to work on with yourself and others.

Published: 28. February 2023

Duration: 1:05:40

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 27: The Morality of AI and Robotics

Guest Maria Luciana Axente, Responsible AI Executive at PwC, shares her insight into how AI can deliver value for organisations, the ethics of AI and Robotics, and the future of AI.

Published: 14. February 2023

Duration: 1:02:30

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 26: Operating in the New Era

Guest David Perring, Director of Research at Fosway Group, provides insight on the role and deployment of technology in the digital age.

Published: 18. January 2023

Duration: 1:01:37

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 25: Building, Shaping and Retaining A Great Culture

Guest Sue Yell, HR Director at Warburtons, shares insight into corporate culture in 2022 and how it is defined and shaped.

Published: 16. December 2022

Duration: 0:47:00

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 24: The Art of Attraction

Guest Laura Leyland shares her wisdom on high level attraction and recruitment in 2022

Published: 18. November 2022

Duration: 0:52:26

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 23: The Nurturing and Development of Talent with Paul McGuinness

Guest Paul McGuinness, McGuinness Football Consultancy, shares his expert knowledge on how talent is managed and the challenges faced.

Published: 28. October 2022

Duration: 1:07:30

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 22: Financial Well Being with Pay on Demand

Guest Sharon Kirby, Senior Vice President at Anyday, gives her insight on financial well being, EWA, and payroll in organisations.

Published: 11. October 2022

Duration: 0:41:19

The Human Factor Ep 21: Goal Setting for Success

Guest Paul McVeigh discusses key topics around goal-setting and how methods can be applied to individuals and businesses.

Published: 20. September 2022

Duration: 0:55:20

The Human Factor Ep 20: The Dynamics of Teams with Paul Gustard

What makes teams successful and special? Join us for the newest Human Factor Podcast episode with Paul Gustard to learn more!

Published: 18. August 2022

Duration: 1:00:19

The Human Factor Ep 19: The Evolving Role of HR and the Agile Workforce

Guests: Mark Brooks Lewis, Founder & CEO of LavaSource HR, and Tom Holmes, Co-Founder and Director of Veran Performance

Published: 15. July 2022

Duration: 0:50:43

The Human Factor Ep 18: Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice - Guest: Caroline Goyder, Global Voice Coach, Author and TedX Speaker

Published: 17. June 2022

Duration: 0:45:57

The Human Factor Ep 17: The Dynamics of Organisational Change

The Dynamics of Organisational Change -Guests:  Helen Adams, Senior Director of Global HR Transformations at Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Ann Hawkins, Transformational Lead at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Published: 27. May 2022

Duration: 0:50:42

The Human Factor Ep 16: Designing a User Experience That Has an Impact

Designing a User Experience That Has an Impact - Guest Speaker: Caitlynn Sendra

Published: 18. May 2022

Duration: 0:42:57

The Human Factor Ep 15: The Power of Philosophy

The Power of Philosophy - Guest: Russell Martin, Head Coach, Swansea City Football Club

Published: 13. April 2022

Duration: 0:49:05

The Human Factor Ep 14: Growing Your Brand Through People

Growing Your Brand Through People - Guest: David Hieatt, Co-Founder of Hiut Denim and Co-Founder The DO Lectures

Published: 1. April 2022

Duration: 0:48:49

The Human Factor Ep 13: The Future World of Work

The Future World of Work - Guest: Jason Averbook, CEO of Leapgen

Published: 18. March 2022

Duration: 0:51:38

The Human Factor Ep 12: Pushing Boundaries to Make the Planet More Sustainable

Pushing Boundaries to Make the Planet More Sustainable - Guest:  Dr Adriana Marais, Theoretical Physicist, Technologist & Founder of Proudly Human

Published: 18. February 2022

Duration: 0:51:40

The Human Factor Ep 11: The Relativity of Success - Finding Your Inner Giant

The Relativity of Success - Finding Your Inner Giant - Guest Speakers: John Amaechi OBE, Organisational Psychologist and Founder APS Intelligence and Michiel Verhoeven, UKI Managing Director at SAP.

Published: 18. January 2022

Duration: 0:54:22

The Human Factor Ep 10: The Attraction of Talent in a Digitally Changing Environment

The Attraction of Talent in a Digitally Changing Environment - Guest Speakers: Nicola Johnson, Director of Centre of Excellence at Bentley Motors and Jane Harrington, HR Digital Transformation Manager at Bentley Motors.

Published: 17. December 2021

Duration: 0:43:07

The Human Factor Ep 9: The Future Role of the Leader

The Future Role of the Leader - Guest Speaker:  David Williams, Founder & CEO Impact International

Published: 18. November 2021

Duration: 0:44:55

The Human Factor Ep 8: Building a High-Performance Culture and Sustaining It

Building a High-Performance Culture and Sustaining It - Guest Speaker:  Professor Damian Hughes – The Liquid Thinker

Published: 18. October 2021

Duration: 0:50:56

The Human Factor Ep 7: How Crucial is Data & a Consistent Data Model to the Success of an Organisation Today?

How Crucial is Data and a Consistent Data Model to the Success of an Organisation Today? - Guest Speaker:  Mark Cunningham, CEO, Anchorstone Consulting

Published: 29. September 2021

Duration: 0:43:09

The Human Factor Ep 6: The Convergence of HR & Technology For A Better Outcome

The Convergence of HR and Technology for a Better Outcome - Guests:  Meg Bear, Chief Product Officer, SAP SuccessFactors and Marc Havercroft, Chief Customer Officer, SAP SuccessFactors

Published: 17. September 2021

Duration: 0:45:23

The Human Factor Ep 5: Delivering On Your Purpose – Executing The Basic Fundamentals

Delivering On Your Purpose – Executing The Basic Fundamentals - Guest : Harriet Green OBE, Global Business Leader | Executive Chair, Mission Beyond | Board Member | Influencer and Mentor | Diversity & Inclusion Activist

Published: 17. August 2021

Duration: 0:37:19

The Human Factor Ep 4: A Human Centered Approach to Design Thinking and Change

A Human Centered Approach to Design Thinking and Change - Guest Speaker: Vikas Shah MBE DLEntrepreneur | Non-Executive Director | Investor

Published: 16. July 2021

Duration: 0:44:44

The Human Factor Ep 3: Is Technology the Catalyst for a Transformation?

Is Technology the Catalyst for a Transformation? - Guest Speakers: Elaine Bergin, Director of Colleague Experience Delivery, BT and  Leila Romane, Head of HXM for SAP SuccessFactors, SAP

Published: 17. June 2021

Duration: 0:39:31

The Human Factor - Ep 2: The Future Direction Of Learning And Content In The Virtual World

The Future Direction Of Learning And Content In The Virtual World - Guest Speakers: Steve Johnson, MD  & Lisa Johnson, Projects Director, Dynamic Business Services and Donald Ross, Head of Learning and Development Solutions, SAP EMEA North

Published: 11. June 2021

Duration: 0:35:37

The Human Factor - Ep 1: Employee Experience and Well-being – What Does It Really Mean Today?

Employee Experience and Well-being – What Does It Really Mean Today? - Guest Speaker:  Gethin Nadin, Multi-award-winning Psychologist • HR Author • Inspiring Leader 2021 • 2x Top Global EX Influencer • 4x HR Influencer • Chief Innovation Officer at Benefex/Zellis • Wellbeing & Employee Experience Expert • FRSA •

Published: 9. June 2021

Duration: 0:25:26

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 45: AI for HR

AI capability has exploded, but what can we really do with this technology? Can we separate myth from fact and navigate a journey to successfully deploy this technology to make a real difference at work? We explore this and more with Andi Britt of IBM.

Published: 18. June 2024 Duration: 0:59:08

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 44: Dave Ulrich – The Development and Evolution of HR

We have all read articles where HR is seeking a seat at the table or a voice in decision making. It was not until the 1980’s that the term HR even existed – becoming the new acceptable name replacing the term “Personnel Management”

Published: 15. May 2024 Duration: 1:06:56

The Human Factor Ep 43: Performance through Art

Once we have that team, how do we get the best out of those teams? How do we extract the skills and talents so that everyone is contributing and that the outcome is one to be proud of?

Published: 18. April 2024 Duration: 1:11:17

The Human Factor Ep 42: Choosing your Partner

How do you choose your partners in business? Bonnie Tinder, who founded the company, Raven Intel joins us on this episode to share her insights into one of the most important decisions you will make – who will be your partner to help you make your change!

Published: 28. March 2024 Duration: 0:52:53

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 41: The Happy Organisation

In this episode we will explore this challenge in real detail with Will

Published: 13. March 2024 Duration: 0:50:06

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 40: Fit for today and Fit for the Future

Change is constant. Its all around us in every aspect of our lives. In the last 10 years, consumerisation and technology have had a huge impact on our home and work experiences.

Published: 16. February 2024 Duration: 0:46:06

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 39: The Art of Communication

The Art of Communication is the information that builds the connection in so many ways.

Published: 18. January 2024 Duration: 0:58:49

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 38: WellBeing 2.0

Our guest Gethin provides a scene-setting overview of the well-being landscape post-pandemic. The discussion focuses on whether organisations are returning to pre-pandemic practices or embracing a new era of well-being.

Published: 18. December 2023 Duration: 0:53:41

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 37: Influencing the C-Suite

Eric Tinch discusses the challenge of taking an evidence approach to organisational change and influencing the C-Suite.

Published: 17. November 2023 Duration: 0:52:44

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 36: Inclusive Leadership

Sile Walsh talks about that the workplace is changing and as a result the role of the leader has had to shift too.

Published: 18. October 2023 Duration: 0:53:32

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 35: Our Summary Episode

Reflecting on our most recent episodes from 2023, exploring the key talking points and take aways from nine podcasts released so far in the year, and to look forward to episodes to be released later in year.

Published: 18. September 2023 Duration: 0:30:23

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 34: The Ingredients of Success

Maggie Alphonsi MBE talks what needs to happen for a person to go home at the end of the day and say “I had a good day"

Published: 18. August 2023 Duration: 0:56:08

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 33: Turning Instinct into Insight

Guest Dr. Sascha Härtel shares his insight on data and performance outcomes in sport.

Published: 31. July 2023 Duration: 0:57:23

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 32: The Connected Experience

Guest Marc Starfield discusses the meaning of the connected experience, workplace experience, and emotional and technological connection.

Published: 16. June 2023 Duration: 0:52:03

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 31: Creating The Greatest Show on Earth

Guest Marie-Noelle Gagnon, Chief Talent Officer at Cirque du Soleil, shares her insight on talent management, leadership, and what Cirque du Soleil signifies.

Published: 22. May 2023 Duration: 0:47:15

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 30: They think its all over, its only just begun

Guest Gabby Logan shares her insight into equality and inclusivity, women and age in the workforce, and dramatic career shifts.

Published: 18. April 2023 Duration: 1:02:51

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 29: Performance and Growth - Tapping into the Unconscious Mind

Guest Danny Donachie, Founder and Executive Coach and Consultant at Embodyism, shares his expert insight into performance, culture and mindset, and the power of the unconscious mind.

Published: 17. March 2023 Duration: 0:59:41

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 28: Understanding Self

Guest Glenn Bracey, Director at Future Vision Training, shares his wisdom on understanding the self, imposter syndrome, and practical steps to work on with yourself and others.

Published: 28. February 2023 Duration: 1:05:40

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 27: The Morality of AI and Robotics

Guest Maria Luciana Axente, Responsible AI Executive at PwC, shares her insight into how AI can deliver value for organisations, the ethics of AI and Robotics, and the future of AI.

Published: 14. February 2023 Duration: 1:02:30

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 26: Operating in the New Era

Guest David Perring, Director of Research at Fosway Group, provides insight on the role and deployment of technology in the digital age.

Published: 18. January 2023 Duration: 1:01:37

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 25: Building, Shaping and Retaining A Great Culture

Guest Sue Yell, HR Director at Warburtons, shares insight into corporate culture in 2022 and how it is defined and shaped.

Published: 16. December 2022 Duration: 0:47:00

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 24: The Art of Attraction

Guest Laura Leyland shares her wisdom on high level attraction and recruitment in 2022

Published: 18. November 2022 Duration: 0:52:26

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 23: The Nurturing and Development of Talent with Paul McGuinness

Guest Paul McGuinness, McGuinness Football Consultancy, shares his expert knowledge on how talent is managed and the challenges faced.

Published: 28. October 2022 Duration: 1:07:30

The Human Factor Podcast Ep 22: Financial Well Being with Pay on Demand

Guest Sharon Kirby, Senior Vice President at Anyday, gives her insight on financial well being, EWA, and payroll in organisations.

Published: 11. October 2022 Duration: 0:41:19

The Human Factor Ep 21: Goal Setting for Success

Guest Paul McVeigh discusses key topics around goal-setting and how methods can be applied to individuals and businesses.

Published: 20. September 2022 Duration: 0:55:20

The Human Factor Ep 20: The Dynamics of Teams with Paul Gustard

What makes teams successful and special? Join us for the newest Human Factor Podcast episode with Paul Gustard to learn more!

Published: 18. August 2022 Duration: 1:00:19

The Human Factor Ep 19: The Evolving Role of HR and the Agile Workforce

Guests: Mark Brooks Lewis, Founder & CEO of LavaSource HR, and Tom Holmes, Co-Founder and Director of Veran Performance

Published: 15. July 2022 Duration: 0:50:43

The Human Factor Ep 18: Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice - Guest: Caroline Goyder, Global Voice Coach, Author and TedX Speaker

Published: 17. June 2022 Duration: 0:45:57

The Human Factor Ep 17: The Dynamics of Organisational Change

The Dynamics of Organisational Change -Guests:  Helen Adams, Senior Director of Global HR Transformations at Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Ann Hawkins, Transformational Lead at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Published: 27. May 2022 Duration: 0:50:42

The Human Factor Ep 16: Designing a User Experience That Has an Impact

Designing a User Experience That Has an Impact - Guest Speaker: Caitlynn Sendra

Published: 18. May 2022 Duration: 0:42:57

The Human Factor Ep 15: The Power of Philosophy

The Power of Philosophy - Guest: Russell Martin, Head Coach, Swansea City Football Club

Published: 13. April 2022 Duration: 0:49:05

The Human Factor Ep 14: Growing Your Brand Through People

Growing Your Brand Through People - Guest: David Hieatt, Co-Founder of Hiut Denim and Co-Founder The DO Lectures

Published: 1. April 2022 Duration: 0:48:49

The Human Factor Ep 13: The Future World of Work

The Future World of Work - Guest: Jason Averbook, CEO of Leapgen

Published: 18. March 2022 Duration: 0:51:38

The Human Factor Ep 12: Pushing Boundaries to Make the Planet More Sustainable

Pushing Boundaries to Make the Planet More Sustainable - Guest:  Dr Adriana Marais, Theoretical Physicist, Technologist & Founder of Proudly Human

Published: 18. February 2022 Duration: 0:51:40

The Human Factor Ep 11: The Relativity of Success - Finding Your Inner Giant

The Relativity of Success - Finding Your Inner Giant - Guest Speakers: John Amaechi OBE, Organisational Psychologist and Founder APS Intelligence and Michiel Verhoeven, UKI Managing Director at SAP.

Published: 18. January 2022 Duration: 0:54:22

The Human Factor Ep 10: The Attraction of Talent in a Digitally Changing Environment

The Attraction of Talent in a Digitally Changing Environment - Guest Speakers: Nicola Johnson, Director of Centre of Excellence at Bentley Motors and Jane Harrington, HR Digital Transformation Manager at Bentley Motors.

Published: 17. December 2021 Duration: 0:43:07

The Human Factor Ep 9: The Future Role of the Leader

The Future Role of the Leader - Guest Speaker:  David Williams, Founder & CEO Impact International

Published: 18. November 2021 Duration: 0:44:55

The Human Factor Ep 8: Building a High-Performance Culture and Sustaining It

Building a High-Performance Culture and Sustaining It - Guest Speaker:  Professor Damian Hughes – The Liquid Thinker

Published: 18. October 2021 Duration: 0:50:56

The Human Factor Ep 7: How Crucial is Data & a Consistent Data Model to the Success of an Organisation Today?

How Crucial is Data and a Consistent Data Model to the Success of an Organisation Today? - Guest Speaker:  Mark Cunningham, CEO, Anchorstone Consulting

Published: 29. September 2021 Duration: 0:43:09

The Human Factor Ep 6: The Convergence of HR & Technology For A Better Outcome

The Convergence of HR and Technology for a Better Outcome - Guests:  Meg Bear, Chief Product Officer, SAP SuccessFactors and Marc Havercroft, Chief Customer Officer, SAP SuccessFactors

Published: 17. September 2021 Duration: 0:45:23

The Human Factor Ep 5: Delivering On Your Purpose – Executing The Basic Fundamentals

Delivering On Your Purpose – Executing The Basic Fundamentals - Guest : Harriet Green OBE, Global Business Leader | Executive Chair, Mission Beyond | Board Member | Influencer and Mentor | Diversity & Inclusion Activist

Published: 17. August 2021 Duration: 0:37:19

The Human Factor Ep 4: A Human Centered Approach to Design Thinking and Change

A Human Centered Approach to Design Thinking and Change - Guest Speaker: Vikas Shah MBE DLEntrepreneur | Non-Executive Director | Investor

Published: 16. July 2021 Duration: 0:44:44

The Human Factor Ep 3: Is Technology the Catalyst for a Transformation?

Is Technology the Catalyst for a Transformation? - Guest Speakers: Elaine Bergin, Director of Colleague Experience Delivery, BT and  Leila Romane, Head of HXM for SAP SuccessFactors, SAP

Published: 17. June 2021 Duration: 0:39:31

The Human Factor - Ep 2: The Future Direction Of Learning And Content In The Virtual World

The Future Direction Of Learning And Content In The Virtual World - Guest Speakers: Steve Johnson, MD  & Lisa Johnson, Projects Director, Dynamic Business Services and Donald Ross, Head of Learning and Development Solutions, SAP EMEA North

Published: 11. June 2021 Duration: 0:35:37

The Human Factor - Ep 1: Employee Experience and Well-being – What Does It Really Mean Today?

Employee Experience and Well-being – What Does It Really Mean Today? - Guest Speaker:  Gethin Nadin, Multi-award-winning Psychologist • HR Author • Inspiring Leader 2021 • 2x Top Global EX Influencer • 4x HR Influencer • Chief Innovation Officer at Benefex/Zellis • Wellbeing & Employee Experience Expert • FRSA •

Published: 9. June 2021 Duration: 0:25:26