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George Brooks  

Ernst & Young ’s Americas Area Leader for People Advisory Services, an experienced speaker on Modern Talent Strategy and The Future of Work

George is the Americas Leader of People Advisory Services for Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and leads a world class team of over 3,000 professionals serving clients across the Americas. With over 30 years of international consulting experience, George has earned a reputation as one of the foremost innovators and thought leaders in the Human Resources service sector.

Driven by his distinctive vision, tireless work ethic and deep commitment to people, George led the transformation of EY’s former Human Capital business model into a vastly modernized, more robust and technologically savvy Americas People Advisory Services (PAS) practice. With a passion for exceptional client service, George and the PAS team deliver cutting-edge capabilities and offerings to organizations across the globe.

Among George’s specialty areas within People Advisory Services are Future Work Now and Global People M&A:

Future Work Now: George is a leading voice, keynote speaker and advisor on the impact of digital trends and other changes in the modern workplace and how individuals, teams and organizations can adapt by:

  • Changing workforce and the impact of technology on humans
  • Getting back to human
  • Impact of mind clarity on business
  • How to INSPIRE
  • Total Talent (Management)
  • Global Digital Leader Mindsets
  • Teaming ability
  • The New HR Function of the future

Global People M&A: George advises buyers and sellers on cross-border and multi-cultural transactions across the entire M&A transaction cycle including: due diligence, negotiations, day one and post-merger integration to ensure both the effective design and adoption/execution of high-visibility, high-impact programs, along with:

  • HR Service Delivery
  • Talent Strategy and Management Programs
  • Total Compensation Systems
  • Employee Relations and Communications Advisory
  • HR Talent Strategy and Design
  • Payroll systems
  • HR Cost reduction and Synergy Strategy
  • Cultural Harmonization
  • Retention
  • Labor Law, Employment Transfer, Consultation

Throughout his distinguished career, George has worked closely with a diverse set of organizations that span a broad set of industry sectors including: Consumer Products, Energy, Oil and Gas, Retail, Hospitality, Transportation, Professional Services, Healthcare and Biotechnology (global public, private and not-for-profit).

Prior to leading People Advisory Services, George was the Global leader of EY’s Transaction Services (TAS) Human Capital team, as well as the Human Capital Talent & Reward Leader for the Northeast Region (Sub-Area). He has advised companies through some of the world's largest and most complex global transactions. In addition, George developed EY’s methodology for global carve out transactions (buy and sell side).

Speech Topics


  • Getting back to human
  • The impact of mind clarity on business
  • How to INSPIRE
  • Total Talent (Management)
  • Global Digital Leader Mindset
  • Teaming Ability

The Future of Work isn't Next: It's NOW

An unprecedented reinvention of work is happening. Technology is drastically changing how workforces and workplaces function. Simultaneously, organizations are going from silos to team-based. Robotics processes are freeing people up to spend more time on more human elements. Employees and leadership must adapt to these changes through profound transformation. As companies will increasingly be serving multiple talent groups (permanent employees, contingent workers, robotic process automation and artificial intelligence), effective integrated talent management programs will be critical.

In this session, George Brooks, Americas Leader for EY People Advisory Services (PAS), will explore current talent challenges and depict how organizational leadership, the workplace, and the workforce of the future will look. They will explain the future impact on the economics of employees and business, as well as strategies for workforce planning within these talent groups (permanent employees, contingent workers, and robots) and the main attributes of the digital leader of the future. Finally, they will discuss the importance of getting back to human.

  1. Learn Strategies for workforce planning within key talent groups.
  2. Learn about main attributes of the digital leader of the future.
  3. Learn about team ability, integration, adaptability and empathy.

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