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James O’Reilly

Global Head of Talent, Xero


Taking the blinkers off: How Xero’s Talent Experience function is enabling their hyper growth

From Wellington-born accounting software start up to an internationally-recognised small business platform, the rise of Xero has been a local feel-good story. Their Talent Experience (TX) team has played a pivotal role in enabling this growth and laying the foundations for the future says James O’Reilly, Xero’s Global Head of Talent.

In this session, James will discuss how he and his TA teams have navigated the challenges of scale and will reveal how they have “taken the blinkers off” in building a feedback engine to help shape the next phase of growth.

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About James

James loves leading progressive and high performing talent acquisition teams. His current remit is to oversee Xero’s Talent Experience function globally (which includes teams in NZ, UK & EMEA, AU & Asia, and the Americas) who collectively enable and support Xero’s incredible growth story; from innovative cloud-accounting software start-up to 3,000+ employee,  2 million+ subscriber small business platform.

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