Redefining HR

Redefining HR

Redefining HR is a podcast exploring the leading edges of all things talent - HR, people operations, recruiting, etc (formerly 21st Century HR). Each week I sit down with leading thinkers and doers in the field to get an inside look at how they build their teams, what drives them, and where we can do better. The podcast spotlights mavericks, innovators, boundary-pushers, creators, builders, and convention crushers. It’s a conversational format bringing real insights, experience, and stories from a range of business and talent leaders around the world.

Episodes

July 19, 2021
Welcome to the preview episode of the upcoming 6th season of the Redefining HR podcast.
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In this episode, I sat down with AirBnB Global Head of People Operations, Q Hamirani, to discuss his career and work at AirBnB. Our conversations covers: What drew Q to HR The value of role sharing How AirBnB architected their layoffs in the early days of the pandemic Designing work beyond the pandemic The importance of flexibility You can also view the letter AirBnB CEO Brian Chesky wrote announcing the layoffs we discuss in...
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In this episode, I sit down with Living Corporate CEO Zach Nunn to discuss his podcast and media platform and the importance of amplifying Black and Brown stories.
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Learn more about the Redefining HR Accelerator platform including podcast, book, cohort program, courses, newsletter, community, and open-source lab.
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In this episode, I sit down with iTech Media Chief Operating Officer Alan Cairns to discuss his career in HR and transition to COO.
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In this episode, I sit down with SmartRecruiters Chief Diversity Officer Rocki Howard to discuss her new role and work inside and outside the company, their progress on becoming an antiracist company, and more.
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In this episode, I sit down with TendLab Cofounder/CEO Amy Henderson and Cofounder/COO Kim Rohrer to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on women and caretakers in the workforce. You’ll learn Tendlab's origin story, what attracted Kim to their mission, how we begin to address the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on women and caretakers in the workforce, how companies can support their caretaking employees, and more.
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In today’s episode, I sit down with Builtin cofounder & CEO to discuss the impact of the shift to remote on technical hiring. We discuss: Builtin’s origin story Cities are rising as tech talent hubs with the shift to distributed and remote work How the shift to remote may impact diversity in tech Does that data on the migration to Miami match the hype How she works with their VP People and people team What she’s excited a...
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In this episode, I sit down with Peloton SVP, Global Head of People Shari Eaton to discuss her career path to HR and work at Peloton. You’ll learn what inspired her to move into HR, how she accounted for the pandemic’s impact on their employees and business operations, Peloton’s commitment to being an antiracist company, advice for HR leaders leading antiracist efforts, how she and her team are thinking about return to the workplac...
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In this episode, I sit down with Calm Chief People Officer Scott Domann to discuss his career in HR and work at Calm. You’ll learn: How starting his career in strategy, metrics, and comms carried over to his HR career What it’s like to have your new company acquired soon after joining, and advice for CPO’s navigating those waters What drew Scott to Calm How he practices self-care given the unique stress and pressures on a CPO i...
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In this episode, I sit down with Pagaya Chief People Officer and startup advisor Tami Rosen to discuss topics spanning from future/now of work, executive onboarding, being the “first” executive-level HR hire, and more. You’ll learn: How HR has evolved over the last 10 years Unique challenges of being an org's "first" HR leader Onboarding tips for new CPO’s What HR and people ops might look like if we built from the gro...
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In this episode, I sit down with Zenefits Chief People Officer Tracy Cote to discuss her career, the state of HR education, remote engagement, and more. You’ll learn: What lured Tracy to HR Why she was drawn to education Her perspective on the state of education for HR practitioners What it takes to scale a global business How she thinks about employee engagement in our new remote/pandemic world
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In this episode, I sit down with ServiceNow Head of Scaled Learning Thomas Igeme to discuss his career and thoughts personalizing at scale. Some of the areas we explore include: How his career path took him from entrepreneur to researcher to HR How his experience as a Researcher at Stanford prepare him to track trends and separate hype from substance How his immersion in sales approaches at LinkedIn shaped his ability to articulat...
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In this episode, I sit down with Patagonia CHRO and Head of Shared Services Dean Carter to discuss his career and what shapes his work at Patagonia. Some of the areas we explore include: Why he moved into HR The kismet that brought him to Patagonia The structure of his role overseeing HR, Finance, and shared services Why he sees his role as “Head of Community” How the pandemic impact their HR operations Advice for CHRO’s navigatin...
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In this episode, I sit down with Procore Technologies Chief People Officer to discuss her career in HR, and why she’s optimistic on the future of the field. We explore some of the topics below: What originally drew her to HR How the role and expectations of HR have evolved Why the alignment between the people function and recruiting is so important What drew her to Procore Technologies Advice for CHROs interested in board roles Ho...
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In this episode, I chat with Upwork’s Head of TA & DIB Dr. Erin Thomas about her career and designing equitable work structures. You’ll learn: When she knew she wanted to dedicate her career to DIB Definition of key terms of DIB work How consulting shaped her views on the field How she balances leading two teams at Upwork How she approaches Twitter threads (@ErinLThomasPhD) How the events of 2020 have shaped diversity con...
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In this episode, I sit down with Pyn cofounders & co-CEOs, Joris Luijke and Jon Williams to discuss internal communications approaches and how their platform enables companies to communicate more effectively. In this episode you’ll learn: How Joris & Jon connected on this idea Why "Pyn"? Some of the challenges companies face with remote comms, and how to overcome them What great internal communication look like Tip...
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In today’s episode, I’m joined by Modern Health Founder & CEO Alyson Watson to discuss mental health benefits in the workplace. You’ll learn: What she founded Modern Health Why she feels mental health support is the 4th pillar of employee benefits How Modern Health supports employee Efforts to remove the stigma of mental health support Preventative mental health support Why vulnerability is a key trait for modern executives An...
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In this episode, I sit down with Zoom’s Chief People Officer Lynne Oldham to discuss her career and experience leading Zoom through its explosive growth in 2020. You’ll learn: - What drew Lynne to HR - Her work supporting former inmates transition out of incarceration - A look under the hood at Zoom’s people team - How she and her team navigated the employees and organization through their explosive growth of 2020 - How the FLEXWO...
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Celebrating the launch of the Redefining HR book with an audiobook of the opening chapter.
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