Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #187 Roxanne Calder Employable In The Future

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #187 Roxanne Calder Employable In The Future

Employable In The Future

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Roxanne Calder about Employable In The Future, human resources, and balancing recruitment and redundancies.

We also dive deeper into the attributes to assure your working future, verbal and non-verbal communication in leadership, and HR issues affecting the modern workforce.

Roxanne Calder – Employable In The Future

Roxanne Calder is a recruitment specialist and the Founder and Managing Director of EST10. With a BA in HR from Monash University and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Roxanne brings a unique blend of expertise to the table. Her journey has been nothing short of thrilling, starting from her early days in hospitality and learning Japanese in the vibrant country itself. From there, she found her calling working with the renowned recruiter, Julia Ross, before eventually establishing her own groundbreaking company, EST10.

Besides her passion for recruitment and entrepreneurship, she dreams of one day owning a mini farm filled with Clydesdale horses, fainting goats, and even a Giant Eagle! Yes, you heard that right – her vision knows no bounds.

Roxanne talks about:

  • Living in Scotland, Southern Africa, Japan and Melbourne.
  • Building resilience and being exposed to a lot of different cultures from a young age
  • Learning different languages – Russian, Japanese, French –  and an interest in linguistics
  • The work ethics and working situations in Asia, Australia, and the UK
  • AI and the concerns in employment and human resources
  • Employable, –Seven Attributes to Assure Your Working Future
  • The advancement of AI and its role in employment and education
  • Importance of adapting to technological changes and upskilling
  • Having a growth mindset
  • Momentum in jobs and careers
  • Pace of change in skills
  • Handling redundancies, human resources and recruitment
  • Longevity with roles from a business perspective
  • Loyalty, reflection, and different perspectives in the modern workforce
  • Developing a high level of self-awareness
  • What makes you truly employable in today’s competitive job marketplace


“I think also this is why managers, leaders have to be genuine, authentic, real because when you acknowledge you’re giving off the message subtly of something that’s in conflict with what you’re saying and people will pick up on that even if they don’t realize it at the moment, they will go away with some level of feeling or intuition.” Roxanne Calder talks about the importance of nonverbal cues in the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“I understand why people are scared there or fearful or worried about it. It’s our next big thing. It’s as big as the Internet. So I understand why people might be concerned, but I think they should take a different view on it. They should be embracing it, getting ahead of it, getting on top of it.” AI and human resources with Roxanne Calder on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“It’s always about learning and refining and applying. What you’ve learned doesn’t have to be just about the job. It can be about yourself. And it’s probably even more powerful if you can learn more about yourself.” Reflections from past and current jobs with Roxanne Calder on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

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