HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts

HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts

Listen to the HRchat podcast from The HR Gazette (https://hr-gazette.com) and hear insights, strategies, and anecdotes to help you get more from the world of work. Show topics include HR Tech, Leadership, Talent, Recruitment, Employee Engagement, Recognition, Wellness, DEI, and Company Culture. Hosted by Bill Banham and other HR enthusiasts, the HRchat show publishes interviews with influencers, leaders, analysts, and those in the HR trenches. New episodes are published 1-2 times each week and shows are typically 15 to 30 minutes. Past guests are from organizations including ADP, SAP, Ceridian, IBM, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Simon Sinek Inc, NASA, SHRM, Government of Canada, Hacking HR, Ultimate Software, McLean & Company, InnovateWork, Shopify, Culture Summit, DisruptHR, Talent Board, Gallagher Benefit Services Group, Virgin Pulse, WorkTango, Small Improvements, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Coca-Cola Beverages Company. Podcast Music Credit"Funky One"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Want to be featured on the show? Contact publisher@hr-gazette.com Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hrchat

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August 12, 2022 20 min

Our guest today is Rob Friday, HBA, Managing Principal at Predictive Success. Rob is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, international keynote speaker and Talent Optimization advisor based in Toronto Canada. As a Managing Principle with Predictive Success, Rob works with organizations to optimize hiring and team performance with the Predictive Index.

Rob has published a book entitled, Talent Optimizer: Why some companies always ge...

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In this episode of the HRchat podcast, we consider culture, innovation, insight, and business transformation in the context of event production and inspiring leaders. 

The guest today is Janet Dell, President and COO of Freeman, a global and award-winning leader in executive events production. 

Janet is no stranger to unifying teams while bringing together some of the most creative live events across the country for clients that incl...

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In this HRchat we discuss ways a comprehensive recruitment funnel can be beneficial to acquiring top talent. Listen too, as we offer some tips for those looking to shake up their employer branding efforts.

Our guest today is Luke Switkowski, CEO and Founder of Kognitiv, a company offering Workday consulting and professional support.

As one of the founders of Kognitiv, Luke understands that going live with Kognitiv’s new system is j...

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In this HRchat episode, Bill talks with Ashley Hale, HR Director at Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC and President of the Charleston WV SHRM chapter. Listen as Ashley shares some of her experiences as an HR professional over the past few difficult years. Ashley also offers some of her highlights from the recent SHRM Annual conference in New Orleans.

Ashley manages the people function  of the firm, focusing attention on employee rela...

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Emotional Intelligence impacts workplace performance, leadership effectiveness, retention, engagement, sales, customer service, resilience, and teamwork - all outcomes that organizations are continually striving to hire for and develop.

It is a measurement of our ability to recognize, respond to, and cope with emotions. While traditional corporate training programs tend to focus on hard skills, teaching employees emotional intellige...

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Our guest today is Tara Favors, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Mutual of America Financial Group.

Tara is responsible for HR strategy, including talent acquisition, development, and retention; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); organizational learning; compensation programs; all aspects of employee benefits; and the development of a hybrid employee work policy. 

 She works closely with the Executiv...

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In this episode of the HRchat show, we'll be talking about skills-based hiring and new technologies that help recruiters save time and refocus efforts.

Bill's guest today is Dina Bayasanova, Co-Founder and CEO of PitchMe, a skills-based talent marketplace.

Questions For Dina Include:

  • Let's discuss ways to find the right candidate for the job and what to take into account. There's a helpful post on your blog called: 8 s...
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    In this HRchat we focus on data-driven recruiting. Listen as we talk about programmatic job ads, how 'stack creep' is a product of HR analytics and process automation, and why many Talent Acquisition pros still struggle to establish a common data set and fluid data sharing.

    Bill's guest today is Doug Shonrock, Business Unit Director at Joveo, a platform helping businesses to buy, manage, and track recruitment media to at...

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    Divorce costs companies, and state and federal governments over $300 billion dollars each year. Since the start of Covid-19, divorce filings are up substantially, and the stressors keep building. A divorcing employee loses their productivity by ways of absences, errors, distractions, and presenteeism, and it’s likely costing your company more than they know. 

    Bill's guest today is Vicky Townsend, President and Founder at Divorc...

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    In this HRchat episode, we look at employee engagement and, specifically, the importance of benefits when building, and nurturing your employer brand.

    Bill's guest this time is Lyle Griffin, President at Selerix Systems. Since co-founding Selerix in 2002, Lyle has helped establish the company as a leading provider of benefits administration technology - used by more than 10 million employees - and a trusted partner to employers,...

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    In episode 460 of the HRchat podcast, we consider how organizations measure diversity and how it can impact the employer brand.

    Our guest today is Janet M. Stovall, Global Head of DEI at the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global neuroscience-backed consultancy advising companies including Boeing, Microsoft, Netflix, and Zoom on DEI and workplace culture.

    Questions include:

  • Why do you say components of DEI are subjective? 
  • How are organi...
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    In this HRchat episode, we look at some key considerations for cross-border benefits plus the legacy left by the pandemic on cross-border teams.

    Bill's guest this time is Gianna Ricciardi, Co-Founder and Practice Leader at Vita Assure, a company that specializes in employee benefits brokerage and consulting, group insurance plans, group retirement savings plans, benefits administration outsourcing, disability and ability managem...

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    As the world continues to move away from a traditional office environment and toward a hybrid model or deskless/on-demand formats, employers need to find new ways to train and optimize their workforce to foster long-term engagement, motivation, and retention.

    In this HRchat episode, we look at this shift and consider tech that can deliver better business results by helping non-desk workers stay informed, connected, and engaged at wo...

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    In this episode, we focus on what's working in the world of talent sourcing and candidate attraction.

    Bill's guest is Karen Azulai, a self-described "multi-disciplinarian and forward-thinking professional who operates at the intersection of talent sourcing and recruitment technologies". 

    Questions For Karen Include: 

  • What makes a person good at sourcing talent? 
  • What about a good recruiter? What are those intrinsic qua...
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    Our guest today is John Tabb, Co-Founder & CEO at Questis Inc. The Questis platform is an all-in-one financial benefit solution powered by data-driven technology to provide personalized and prescriptive financial coaching.

    Questions For John Include:

  • Talk about the mission of Questis and how is helps HR pros and leaders
  • Questis was named Best Startup by HackerNoon & The Tech Tribune. What does that say about the company and m...
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    Bill's guest today is Fadzlun Sapandi, EVP Global Human Resource at DHL Express

    Listen as they discuss the story of leaders and employees at DHL during the pandemic and ways the company is striving to engage it's 100,000+ employee base over the coming years.

    Based in the Cologne-Bonn region of Germany, Fadzlun has been with DHL for 18+ years and held various leadership roles with the purpose of connecting people, ...

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    In HRchat episode 454, we focus on employee appraisals. Bill's guest is Lucinda Carney, Founder and CEO of Actus Performance Management Software which was launched in 2009 and has over 70,000 users across the globe.

    Questions For Lucinda Include: 

  • Why are appraisals so unpopular?
  • Are appraisals relevant still necessary? 
  • What are the alternatives to the traditional annual appraisal?
  • How do Gen Zers and Millennials want to be measure...
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    Bill's guest in episode 453 is Adam Posner, Founder and President at NHP Talent Group & Probably Nothing Talent. 

    Adam is also the host of the top global career podcast, ThePOZcast- showcasing experts to help you harness your inner tenacity to drive your life and career forward. He has produced and aired over 200 episodes with top guests like Gary Vaynerchuk, Grant Cardone, Kara Goldin, and Tucker Max to name a few.

    Adam wi...

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    Bill Banham's guest today is Martin Blinder, Founder and CEO at Tictrac, a leading Digital Health platform that empowers people through their data.

    Martin has been named among the 15 most influential in Digital Health, and he's been featured in Wired, NYT, BBC, CNBC, Fortune, Mashable, the Wall Street Journal, and many other media outlets.

    Questions For Martin Include:

  • How can wellbeing technologies help employers to better i...
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    In HRchat episode 451, we consider what organizations need to know to cultivate a workplace that not only retains women employees but empowers their success.

    The pandemic now feels endemic and companies want employees back in the office. Today's guest says that, when it comes to a preference in returning to the office, opinions seem to be directly tied to age.

    Bill Banham is joined by Caroline Dettman, Founding Partner at Have He...

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