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In our July 2022 free webinar, Purple Ink VP of Talent Strategy and Success Jeremy York discussed the importance of empathy in the workplace and how to strengthen your empathy skills.

About this event

Empathy is a critical HR leadership skill. It helps to build and sustain positive workplace relationships, foster diversity and inclusion, encourage cooperation and collaboration, and facilitate conflict management. Empathy generates an interest in and appreciation for others, paving the way to more productive working relationships.

This workshop will provide HR professionals with the tools necessary to strengthen their empathy skills. As managers hone their empathic leadership skills, they improve leadership effectiveness and increase their organizational culture.

Research shows that 90% of employees believe that empathy is an important workplace value, and eight in ten are willing to leave an employer who isn’t empathic (2018 Business State of Workplace Empathy Study).

Empathic leaders have genuine curiosity about the lives of those who work for them. Leading with empathy is invaluable in good times and essential in challenging times. Creating a culture of empathy will allow you to have a pulse on your team and provides insight on how to meet the needs of your employees.

Objectives for This Session:

  • Define empathy and the various types of empathy.
  • Explore the importance of empathy in the workplace.
  • Discuss how to strengthen empathy skills.
  • Understand how to remove roadblocks that inhibit our empathy.
  • Develop a plan of action for creating a more empathic culture.

Presenter Bios:

Jeremy is Purple Ink’s Vice President of Talent Strategy and Success and co-author of The JoyPowered® Organization. His expertise in defining and understanding the “big picture” enables him to translate business needs into tangible solutions.

Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in human resource strategy and operations. Holding various HR leadership roles, he has worked with and advised all levels of management on critical business and people-related issues. These items include HR strategy, performance management, strategic planning, talent management and acquisition, leadership, and more. With his guidance, organizations have improved employee relations, increased performance, and developed cultures based on mutual trust and respect. Jeremy earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University and a master’s in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Jeremy is an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Organizational Leadership at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and is involved in SHRM, HR Indiana SHRM, and IndySHRM.

Jeremy York
Jeremy York
Jeremy York is Purple Ink's VP of Talent Strategy and Success. He has over 20 years' experience in human resource strategy and operations serving in various HR leadership roles.

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