JLL expands workforce advisory capabilities with senior hire
Industry expert joins JLL as demand for workforce advisory services grows post-pandemic
LONDON, 25 May 2021 – JLL today announces the appointment of Alison White as Senior Consultant, Workforce, EMEA to support demand for JLL’s workforce advisory services across the region.
In this newly created role, Alison will be instrumental in advising clients on talent analysis, strategic workforce planning and new workforce operating models to help them navigate their changing business needs. A seasoned expert with 25 years industry experience, she has held senior workforce and change management consultancy roles. Alison joins JLL from PWC where she was Head of Strategic Workforce Planning.
Workforce expectations have shifted significantly in the last year amid a surge in remote working. JLL research shows that flexibility in working patters has become a ‘must have’ in the employee package. Healthy workplaces are also a priority with 73% of the workforce aspiring to new places that promote a healthy lifestyle, safety, and well-being.
Lee Daniels, Head of Workforce, EMEA, JLL, said: “Companies have already adjusted to greater workplace flexibility as a result of the pandemic, but they will also have to lean in to and proactively address changing workforce preferences to retain and attract top talent. Employees are calling for human-centric experiences anywhere and this will require new organizational synergies between HR, IT and Real Estate.
As businesses rethink the future of work and recalibrate to new ways of working, retaining the positive technological and workforce developments resulting from the pandemic, the need to embrace a worker-centric model will be imperative. Alison’s expertise will be invaluable as we advise clients how to embrace and accommodate the new expectations of a liquid workforce. We are excited to welcome her to the team.”
Alison White, Senior Consultant, Workforce, EMEA, JLL, commented: “The crisis has driven employees to rethink their life priorities. People want to be happy in their job, able to achieve results wherever they work and come together to be creative, collaborate and socialise. Tomorrow’s employers now have a unique challenge as they build the workplace and organisation of the future: attracting and maintaining a highly skilled, diverse and inclusive workforce, creating workspaces that provide flexibility, connectivity, choice, and unique office environments that are more conducive to collaboration and innovation for a hybrid, agile workforce for whom wellbeing is a top priority.
I look forward to working with JLL in advising clients on the best ways of working, reviewing operating models and structures, identifying future critical skills and creating balanced and flexible working patters that suit their workforce preferences, enabling them to effectively and efficiently deliver their strategies.”
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of March 31, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.