The Working World Blog

A Greener Mobile Workforce – Accommodation

With Jess Dunderdale

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Jess Dunderdale has dedicated the majority of her professional journey to the corporate accommodation space. In her capacity as the Senior Director of Sales at AltoVita, Jess is tasked with establishing new partnerships and expanding the clientele base of a team of Account Executives.

Furthermore, her pivotal role on AltoVita’s sustainability committee uniquely positions her to engage in insightful conversations on the ever-evolving intricacies and emerging trends around sustainability within the corporate accommodation sector.

In this episode, Jess shares her knowledge and experience and delves into the complex world of sustainability certifications in the corporate accommodation and hospitality sectors. The discussions brought to light the challenges and opportunities in promoting environmentally responsible practices across diverse industries.

Insights into this episode include:

  • Sustainability certifications and practices in corporate accommodation, in the hospitality industry and potential regulations
  • Sustainability and inclusivity in global mobility.
  • Corporate housing and sustainability with industry insights.
  • Work-from-anywhere program and family vacation plans.


Sustainable Aviation Fuels & Green Hydrogen SME

With Shravan Singh

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Shravan is a highly driven, entrepreneurial, and visionary engineering professional, with a successful track record in impacting corporate profitability, productivity, and competitive performance through skillful alignment of technology, science, and engineering resources.  

Shravan’s expertise lies in commercial, deep science, engineering, and strategic operations. He has a strong passion for building high performing, engaged and diverse science and engineering professionals to deliver novel solutions across technology for commercial aviation, space and defense. In addition, he holds a solid global track record in creating, developing, and implementing complex technology and research that powers novel products in retail banking, earth observation satellites and power engineering.  

Shravan is a confident leader, with great success in creating and building a technology vision and roadmap that is swiftly aligned to company goals. He innovatively strives to solve commercial and customer challenges by co-producing with business partners to deliver on customer experience and performance ambition. 

Insights into this episode include:  

  • Carbon emissions in air travel and shipping 
  • Sustainable aviation fuel and decarbonising the aviation industry 
  • Reducing the carbon footprint for global mobility programs 


Tools and Skills for Hybrid Management

With Dave Collins

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CEO & Founder of Oak and Reeds


Dave is a nationally recognised trainer, facilitator and speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Oak and Reeds, which offers practical communication training to clients including Lyft, Nike, CBRE, the Kellogg School of Management, and more.

Previously, Dave worked at AECOM Strategy Plus, where he developed workplace strategy, change management and virtual collaboration services for government, technology and university clients.

Dave is also an accomplished improvisor. Along with his teammates, he won the National Collegiate Improv Tournament, has headlined shows and festivals across the country, and coached hundreds of people in the art of improvised comedy.

Dave graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Communications and currently resides in Castro Valley, CA

In this episode, Dave shares his knowledge and experience and provides us with the tools and skills needed for communicating in a hybrid working environment.

Insights into this episode include: 

  • Communication and change management tools to assist in managing remote and hybrid teams
  • Recruiting and on boarding techniques to assist in interviewing and onboarding new team members
  • Effective communication skills (taken from Dave’s improv comedy background!)

Engaging Global Talent – the next wave of remote work

With Jamie Haewera

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Co-founder and Managing Director of Agile HRO


Jamie Haerewa is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Agile HRO. She is a recognised thought leader and entrepreneur with her valuable insights featured in popular publications like Business Leader, Grit Daily News, Finance Monthly and HackerNoon.

Jamie’s experience in PEO, Global Mobility and Workforce Solutions for 13+ years has helped her build a strong foundation as an entrepreneur, leader and expert in the industry. Known for her start-up spirit, Jamie has a passion for problem solving, working with people and helping others grow.

Since launching AgileHRO, she has led the company to be recognised and awarded #1 payroll provider in Singapore in 2020 and SME100’s fastest moving company in 2022.

Her discussion with Jamie and Keryn centre around the trends that we will be seeing with recruiting and retaining remote workers.

Their interesting discussion includes:

  • Why organisations are looking offshore for remote talent and what trends are shaping the future of work
  • The key benefits and challenges of engaging remote talent
  • Best practices for managing a global digital workplace
  • How to comply with legal and regulatory obligations when recruiting remote talent

Office space management in a Hybrid Working World

With James Bingham

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Director of Alidade Australia


James is Director of Alidade Australia, whose mission is to enable the world in Hybrid work. His goal is to create a more efficient demand and supply real estate eco-system, using specialist occupancy simulation technology and a deep understanding of workplace and economics.

With an extensive background in technology, real estate, and the evolving workplace, James offers some great insights into getting the hybrid working model right, and provides solutions that aid corporations to use their office space based on a flex workforce.

Our extremely informative discussion includes: 

  • Current trends of return to office v’s remote working
  • Commercial real estate responses and commitment to the hybrid model
  • Solutions to effectively utilising office space in this flex-office environment

Retention of Returning Talent

With Margot Andersen

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Founder of Insync Network Group


Margot Andersen is the founder of Insync Network Group, a career advisory and professional network for Australian repatriates, and the Director of Talent Insight Australia, a career management and leadership consultancy.

Whilst Margot is the host of the highly successful Boomeranging podcast, this time she sits in our guest chair and discusses her recently released report which focuses on repatriating talent – ‘Do I stay or do I go?’. We hear some of the key findings and Margot provides us with some recommendations on how organisations can streamline the transition.

Our extremely informative discussion includes: 

  • Key reasons for talent resigning from their post and requesting repatriation
  • Top tips for leaders looking to retain talent upon repatriation
  • Support networks available for those repatriating, outside of their organisation
  • And to tie in nicely for International Women’s Day (#InternatonalWomensDay), a discussion around the percentage of female repatriating talent