Rachele Focardi

Founder, XYZ@Work

Author of Reframing Generational Stereotypes. End Workplace Conflicts, Embrace Diversity and Drive Positive Change (McGraw Hill - Release Date Dec. 2020)

Rachele is a global thought-leader on Multigenerational Workforce Dynamics, Future of Work, Employer Branding and Talent Strategy, and an expert on the Asian Talent Market. Born and raised in Italy, she spent her professional life between Europe, U.S.A and Asia. Since 2003, Rachele has spearheaded the Employer Branding movement globally, advocating that organisations and governments incorporate an Employer Branding Strategy into their workforce planning.

Rachele’s love affair with Employer Branding started in 2001 when she realised the impact that running organisations with employee wellbeing as a key priority would have on society. In the last 18 years, she has advised hundreds of Fortune500 companies, Asian organisations, NGOs and Government Agencies on how to unveil their Employer Value Proposition and launch their Employer Branding practices at home and abroad. Throughout the years she has witnessed many of them rise to the top as employers-of-choice as a direct result of the EB strategies she helped them develop.

Today, Rachele’s focus is to help organizations adapt to the needs of the new generations, bridge the generational divide, harmonise the multigenerational workforce and empower future leaders to drive positive change. She believes that with Generation Z – and 4 generations now in the workforce – contextual understanding is fundamental, and fostering a culture of cross-generational collaboration is essential to ensure that new generations are enabled and better equipped to drive impact and innovation.

Rachele is a renowned speaker. She is invited to present on global talent and generational trends at leading conferences and seminars around the globe and is often quoted in top media. She is the author “Reframing Generational Stereotypes: End Workplace Conflicts, Embrace Diversity and Drive Positive Change” that will be published by McGraw Hill in Fall/Winter 2020.

Rachele lives in Singapore since 2011 with her husband and 3 kids, is the Chair of the Multigenerational Workforce Committee for the ASEAN Human Development Organization, Founder of XYZ@Work and a Mentor at The Workplace Accelerator and various other organizations. Previously Chief Strategy Officer for Universum and main anchor/international network correspondent for CNBC, Rachele is also a member of MENSA.