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Cornerstone is proud to bring you Season 2 of HR Labs, a podcast about learning hosted by our very own Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Heidi Spirgi. This season, we’re exploring the importance of learning and development as businesses shift their priorities from shareholders to stakeholders—particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find it on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else you listen to podcasts.

So, what comes next?

That’s the central question for our season finale of HR Labs. And here’s what we’ve found: Putting stakeholders and employees first is only going to grow in importance. The current pandemic has underscored the urgency of this new business approach. It’s clear that organizations cannot rebound into old practices. They have to become unbound and continue aiming for agility and flexibility in their operations, objectives and workforce.

In this episode, we talk to Jerry Davis, a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, about this shift and how companies should respond. We’ll also explore some of the innovative ways companies are helping their employees keep up with the need for constant learning—like VR technology. We spoke with Kyle Jackson, CEO of virtual reality company Talespin, to get a look into how VR can drastically improve development, new skilling and overall employee growth.

Tune in to this week’s episode to hear more: