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Podcast: The changing world of HR

Francois Wang
Published: May 10, 2024
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An In Good Company podcast with François Wang, Senior Human Resources Director, Revlon 

What are some of the biggest challenges facing HR today? 

If any department has faced unprecedented change over the past few years, it must be human resources. François Wang joins Dan to talk about the changing world of HR, and explore the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities. 

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François Wang joins our podcast from his base in Shanghai, where he opens by describing himself as a Chinese man with a French name who has a proven record in all aspects of human resources in industries ranging from high-tech and retail to luxury and cosmetics. Currently working as a Senior Human Resources Director at Revlon, this podcast is 25 minutes of insights, best practices and thought-provoking discussion. Here’s a snippet of his conversation with Dan…

What role do you see AI playing in the changing world of HR and talent development?

AI, wow! So I'm 47 years old. In my career journey, I will say there have been two important technology changes impacting people's life. One is computer science – which was my major at university. The second very critical and important time is now, with AI. This is the end of an era and the beginning of the new era. The end of era is the computer science, that journey, is done. Because in the future, no programmer again. AI changes everything.

So for me and the human resource world, AI can provide thousands of analysis and results to the people. That is what AI can do and right now a lot of those kind of jobs we have people do. So those kinds of jobs may disappear and be replaced by AI. But decision-making jobs are still made by people. AI can’t do that.

If organisations become less human because of AI – where does that leave human resources?

Listen in to find out what François says…

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