PageUp Puts HR Under the Microscope and Introduces Talent Lab

October 1, 2015

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New Thought Leadership Initiative Brings Together HR Leaders to Address and Prepare for Workforce Challenges of the Future

SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, NEW YORK and LONDON (September 30, 2015) – PageUp, an award-winning, Multinational Talent Management Software provider, today announced the launch of Talent Lab, a new insight hub set to challenge HR to think differently by distilling the views of local and global industry experts and providing actionable tips for managing tomorrow’s workforce today.

The future of work is changing, technology is reshaping the way we live our lives, and today’s HR professionals face enormous challenges, from ensuring their companies have access to the talent needed to drive organizational objectives, to developing and engaging their future leaders. Talent Lab was established to address these obstacles, leveraging the thought leadership of PageUp’s own talent management experts, prominent HR executives from leading global organizations, industry analysts and subject matter experts.

Karen Cariss, CEO and Co-Founder of PageUp, said the company has a long-standing commitment to thought-leadership in the talent management space, and Talent Lab provides an opportunity to shake up the industry by asking some tough questions in an increasingly disruptive business environment.

“The combination of new attitudes about work, shifting business priorities and ever-evolving science and technology will only continue to change how work is done and will require that companies evolve their HR strategies to keep pace,” Cariss said.
“The aim of Talent Lab is to encourage HR to think innovatively about meeting the challenges of tomorrow, dissect global best practices and challenge the status quo via a series of interviews, blog posts, videos and discussion forums bringing together the views of human resource directors from some of the nation’s leading brands,” she said.

Talent Lab participants include the likes of: Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Sensis, Transdev, The Just Group, Australian Red Cross, MMG Management, Sussan Group, World Vision Australia, The Conference Board, Asia, and The Future of Talent Institute. The full list of participants can be viewed at

“As an innovator in talent management technology, it’s important for PageUp to really understand the needs of the industry so as to create technology that can help solve future business needs. Talent Lab was the logical progression for us to tune into the conversation in a way that would be meaningful to other HR directors, while enabling organizations to get their best people doing their best work,” Cariss said.

Talent Lab is spearheaded by Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith, Senior Vice President, Global Research at PageUp. A leading expert in the fields of neuroscience, psychology and human capital management, she has more than 25 years of experience in corporate and entrepreneurial business environments and is a highly regarded international speaker on these topics and more. Along with Cariss, Vorhauser-Smith is the co-author of two books, Talented Southeast Asia and Talented Philippines, both highlighting how companies can achieve successful talent management across international borders.

“The future will bring unprecedented challenges and a complete paradigm shift across the entire business landscape. HR must be ready to tackle these obstacles head on,” said Vorhauser-Smith.

“We established Talent Lab to ask the thought-provoking questions HR professionals will need to address in the coming years, and share the latest insights from across the talent management realm to find the answers. Our mission is to keep Talent Lab at the forefront of the global discussion on the future of work and explore how HR can ensure a successful path forward,” she added.

The first question Talent Lab asks is: ‘In a hyper-connected world, is HR disconnected?’ Additional information about Talent Lab and its industry-leading insights into the future of HR, the future of work, and HR technology and science can be accessed at:


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