EMBEDDING UPSKILLING INTO THE FLOW OF WORK IS VITAL: KOFAX'S SVP, HR
People Matters|October 2021
Organisations are rapidly shifting to a digital-first culture as part of the ‘new norm’. This entails enhancing the digital savviness of employees and investing in intelligent, integrated platforms for automation, says lynne scheid, Senior Vice President, HR at Kofax, in an exclusive interview with People Matters
Mastufa Ahmed

Lynne Scheid is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Kofax. Before joining the company in 1989, she worked in Human Resources for Century Data Systems, a Xerox company, and Charleston Associates. Today, she is responsible for all human resources functions at Kofax.

Lynne studied Business Administration at California State University, Fullerton, and holds a certificate in Human Resources Management from University of California, Irvine.

As companies strive to recover from the pandemic and take up the challenges of a digital-first environment, Lynne uncovers the kind of investments that talent leaders are making in a bid to modernise learning & development.

How do you see the larger picture of the world of work today as an experienced talent leader?

After the pandemic erupted last year, HR leaders faced uncertainty in their function and had to prioritise initiatives that strengthened their organisation’s ability to drive change in leadership, culture, and employee experience.

In response to the pandemic, organisations shifted gears to virtual workplace models and remote working practices to enable business continuity. Offices of all sizes and administrative workspaces from hospitals, courts, and factories had to prepare for this change and adapt to the ‘new’ world of work.

Along with this shift to how we work, companies realised technology and the adoption of technology was paramount. According to Gartner, even amid the current cost-constrained environment, 90 per cent of HR leaders still plan to maintain or increase their investment in technology. In the end, talent leaders will be looking for technologies that streamline processes in balancing a remote and hybrid workforce to provide employees with digital technologies to deliver business services anywhere and ensure greater productivity for the organisation.

How has the pandemic transformed workplace learning? Can you share the top three shifts that you think are significant?

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