Talent Management Truths

Engagement First with Sarem Yesus

January 31, 2024 Lisa Mitchell /Sarem Yesus Episode 114
Talent Management Truths
Engagement First with Sarem Yesus
Show Notes

“A lot of HR projects fail because we haven’t asked the right questions.”
-Sarem Yesus

When you come into a new organization as the lead for Talent and People, how do you decide where you should start?  In today’s episode, my guest shares why she focused on understanding engagement first, before moving on to look at other core programs and systems.

My guest is Sarem Yesus. Sarem is Executive Director of People and Engagement at Nelson Education and brings over 13 years of experience in the field. With a career spanning multiple countries, including the UK, Australia, Canada and the US, she has developed a unique perspective on HR practices and policies from around the world.

Her expertise covers a range of HR disciplines, including global mobility, payroll, and generalist HR work across industries such as consulting, real estate, retail, and, most recently, supporting a tech start-up.

Throughout her career, Sarem has been passionate about employee relations, recognizing that an engaged and satisfied workforce is key to the success of any organization. She has a proven track record of building strong relationships with employees, managers, and stakeholders and is skilled at managing complex HR issues with sensitivity and professionalism.

With her wealth of experience and commitment to employee relations, Sarem is a valuable asset to any organization looking to build a strong HR function and foster a positive and productive workplace culture.

In this episode of Talent Management Truths, you’ll discover:

  • A powerful description of what engagement means and looks like in action
  • Ideas for engagement survey vendor selection criteria
  • A robust example of a multifaceted communication strategy


Sarem Yesus on Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sarem-yesus

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