Geeks Geezers and Googlization Show

Geeks Geezers and Googlization Show

Has the SHIFT hit your plans? Hosted by Ira S Wolfe, The Geeks, Geezers and Googlization Podcast interviews global thought leaders to help make sense of this new world of unknown unknowns and adapt effectively to the new waves of normal. We talk about the convergence of the wired, tired, and technology and its impact on the future of work, jobs, careers, business, and HR.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 50 min

Shhh! Your company culture is speaking. What is it saying? Who is listening? What are they hearing? Is your messaging aligned with the vision of executives working behind their closed doors? Your company culture exists whether you design it or not. Company brand matters. Company culture matters. Aligning the two matters more. How do you get your workforce to walk the talk?

To achieve greatness, Al Cini, Managing Partner of BCAT Par...

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As companies emerge from the pandemic, the real work of HR is just getting started. Management and workers alike are facing a new era of perpetual uncertainty. What are the most emerging megatrends that will shape Human Resources in 2021 and beyond? How must HR leaders respond? For this episode, Tom Haak, founder and director of The HR Trend Institute, joins us to explore his top 3 HR trends: ethical leadership, anti-fragility, and...

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February 10, 2021 50 min

Whether you’re a teacher or parent, student or job seeker, this is a must-listen.

Imagine you're a professor. You're responsible for teaching 500 students. (Or maybe you’re one of those students and paying thousands of dollars each year to learn new skills.) Each student learns just a little bit differently and has different needs and expectations. As an educator, how do you clone yourself 500 times to deliver personalized ...

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Whether they are hired or not, do your job candidates walk away feeling like they mattered?  Are candidates who are not hired motivated to apply again or become customers? Does your candidate experience create loyal enthusiasts or unhappy, resentful customers?  For the 3rd consecutive year, Geeks Geezers and Googlization welcomes back The Talent Board’s Kevin Grossman to discuss the key candidate experience takeaways from the just-...

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January 27, 2021 48 min

Employers have an opportunity to be heroes, not goats! Unfortunately, from pre-hire to departure in most organizations, the employee experience is all FCDD-up! The employee life cycle is filled with Frustration, Confusion, Disappointment, and Distraction. In a VUCA world, employee needs can shift in the blink of an eye. Employee engagement surveys are turning into the much-maligned annual performance review. Our guest Jason Cochran...

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January 20, 2021 51 min

The last thing most people would associate with the year 2020 would be laughter. But not Nancy Watt, our guest this week on Geeks Geezers and Googlization. Faced with unprecedented pandemic uncertainty, billions of people worldwide almost overnight in 2020 were forced to improvise, doing things they never planned, using whatever resources they could muster. As a skill, adaptability skyrocketed to the top of the in-demand job and li...

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January 13, 2021 49 min

You’ve likely heard about Match.com and the hundreds of other dating platforms. What if your business could use the same business model and technology to match people-to-people who are in desperate need of help, support, or a shoulder (virtual of course!) to cry on?

After a yearlong pandemic, social unrest, and unprecedented uncertainty, the demand for human guidance, wisdom, intimacy, and understanding has never been greater. The ...

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January 6, 2021 50 min

The headlines suggest that robots and on-demand labor markets like Uber and Lyft are the future of work. Not so fast, says our guest Jeff Wald, best selling author of two books, including, The End of Jobs, The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations, founder of Workmarket, and founder of the $10 Million Future of Work Prize. Based on the last 3 industrial revolutions, Jeff suggests some good news for workers: there will ...

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December 23, 2020 55 min

Geeks Geezers and Googlization was selected by Thinkers360 as one of the top 50 podcasts to listen to in 2021!

For this 51st and final show of 2020, Ira S Wolfe and co-host Joyce Gioia were joined by 14 thought leader guests of the show to offer their business and/or HR forecast 2021. Guests included Dennis Hill (EXACTA), Kevin Grossman (The Talent Board), George Randle (The Talent War), Elizabeth Lotardo (McLeod & More), Bill ...

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Cybersecurity thought leader Dennis Hill believes our data privacy vulnerabilities lie in the fact that companies store our data on centralized computers. As proof, you need to look no further than the data breaches at the Departments of Homeland Security, Treasury, and Commerce. Even the software company hired to protect their data was hacked. Every day last year a hospital database was breached. Individual identity theft occurs e...

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Following a tragic pandemic, raucous election, devastating economic crisis, and massive social unrest, everyone seems ready to move on. So what can we expect in 2021? How long will it take until the economy and job markets recover? Which sectors will prosper, which businesses are already recovering, and which industries are still heading for a hard landing? Our favorite economist Alan Beaulieu (ITR Economics) joins Geeks Geezers an...

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Companies have spent billions of dollars on improving employee engagement for more than 30 years. But according to our guest Mark S Babbitt, world-renowned career and leadership mentor, “we’ve barely moved the needle.” Mark decided it was time to do things differently and started WorqIQ, to help companies focus on the human side of business. “Many companies have simply beaten the human right out of Human Resources. I don’t want thi...

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Not be getting the results you expect from your recruitment marketing? Graham Thornton, co-founder of Change State, offers a chilling warning: “recruiters beware.” Job aggregators may be doing more harm than good despite many organizations using them to attract top talent. Unfortunately a mismanaged or naive recruitment marketing strategy can be taken advantage of by many job aggregators which puts a black mark on your candidate ex...

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We can again send men and women into outer space but we still can't figure out how to bring black men and women, veterans, and disabled people into our workforce? How can we do better?  What will it take to embrace inclusion and equity? Our guest, the one-and-only Torin Ellis, sums it up in three words: table our fragility. That's just one of the many inspiring, heartfelt, passionate pleas you'll hear during this unfilt...

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If you are wondering what a submarine has to do with diversity and inclusion, it’s EVERYTHING! On a submarine, inclusion is critical to teamwork, to accomplish the mission, to reduce conflict, and to appreciate the strengths of every individual. Inclusion is so engrained that it is organic. Without exaggeration, my guests Deborah Cake Fortin and Jon Gregory Vincent, authors of The Submarine Way and Up Periscope, believe the surviv...

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November 4, 2020 50 min

Are you feeling more exhausted at the end of your workday? You’re not alone. Zoom fatigue is real. Ever since the unofficial social experiment of working from home was launched in early 2020 due to the pandemic, video calls boomed. While this technology likely saved our economy and jobs market from a total meltdown, Zoom (and all its counterparts like Microsoft Teams and Google Meet) started to take a complicated and unintentional ...

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The long-held practice of hiring for culture fit (hiring only “round pegs” for “round holes”) is problematic. The realities of today require a better approach. Our guest for this episode is Jen Ferguson, founder and growth strategist of Sales 911, who believes that hiring for culture “add” is not only a better strategy but it’s also the right thing to do. We discuss why culture fit no longer works, why hiring people who share your ...

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The year 2020 will be remembered for many generations as the year the SHIFT our plans. Tomorrow will be so profoundly different that we can’t even begin to imagine it. Long after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, unprecedented disruption will continue. Fortunately, boundless opportunity awaits us. But unless humans master adaptability, millions of people will be stuck in deep SHIFT as 375 million people are expected to need reskil...

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Michael Taylor is a successful motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author, and radio show host. Michael is also a black man who had to shatter all the negative stereotypes of black men that’s often held by the general public. Instead of succumbing to the life of a high school dropout, bankruptcy, depression, homelessness, and racism, Michael befriended adversity and turned it into his ally. He now helps people around the world achi...

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Michael Levitt is a burnout survivor and one of the world’s leading authorities in burnout recovery and prevention. In just one year Michael experienced a heart attack that should have killed him, lost his job during the economic recession, had his family vehicle repossessed by the bank, and then, the bank foreclosed on his house. Michael says, “this was the best thing to ever happen to him.” Like the phoenix, he reimagined his lif...

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