HRchat Podcast

HRchat Podcast

Listen to the HRchat podcast by HR Gazette to get insights and tips from HR leaders, influencers and tech experts. Topics include HR Tech, AI, 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 2-4 times each week. Shows are typically 15 to 30 minutes. Past guests are from organizations including ADP, SAP, Ceridian, IBM, UPS, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Simon Sinek Inc, NASA, SHRM, Government of Canada, Hacking HR, Ultimate Software, McLean & Company, Microsoft, Shopify, DisruptHR, Talent Board, Virgin Pulse, Salesforce, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Coca-Cola Beverages Company. Podcast Music Credit"Funky One"Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Want to be featured on the show? Learn more here and contact


December 8, 2023 21 mins

The HR Gazette is delighted to welcome Keirsten Greggs as our latest guest host of the HRchat Podcast!

Cited as a top HR influencer, Keirsten is the founder of TRAP Recruiter and a 20-year recruitment veteran. She is passionate about bringing trust, relationship building, accountability, and a proactive approach back into the recruiting lifecycle. When Keirsten is not actively solving recruiter problems and bridging the g...

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In this HRchat episode, Bill Banham talks with Nick Steiert, Co-Founder and Director of the awesome new Wellnergy Festival. Starting very soon, Nick will be the latest co-host of the HRchat Podcast.

The episodes Nick will host are focused on wellbeing in the workplace and ways to live a healthier life. Tune in to get to know Nick and gain insights into what to expect from the new shows hosted by Nick.

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In this HRchat episode, we talk about developing strategic people capabilities in times of business transformation. Bill's guest this time is Mary Glowacka, Learning & Leadership Development Lead at Rolls-Royce.

With 15+ years of strategic practitioner experience with an unusual journey from operations into HR, Mary is also a member of Josh Bersin’s Senior Faculty, a regular speaker at HR industry events, a foundi...

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December 3, 2023 46 mins

In this episode of the AI series, Pauline James and David Creelman delve into the intersection of artificial intelligence, HR practices, ethics, and law.

The extended edition offers up three expert guests - Frank Rudzicz, Kate Bischoff, and Jesslyn Dymond - to discuss the ethical considerations, legal risks, and potential benefits associated with the integration of AI at work.

We explore the potential of generat...

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In this episode, we look at what causes burnout and stress in education and in the workplace.

The guest this time is Bill's good friend, Leigh Mitchell. Leigh is an educator and Co-Founder of Bee Happy Mindfulness and the Founder of Bee Happy HR, Hire Her Career Board and Women in Biz Network. She hosts a podcast called the Bee Happy Podcast for Change Makers and is a Marketing & PR Instructor at York University.


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In this HRchat episode, we discuss how to equip leaders with the knowledge needed to construct an organization where people are recognized as the primary driving force behind business success.

The guest this time is Roza Szafranek, Founder & CEO of HR Hints, an HR boutique operating on a subscription model. Roza is an HR expert with psychological and managerial experience who has led tech companies from early startup t...

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In the second episode of our new AI-focused series, guest hosts Pauline James and David Creelman investigate some key ways that large HR vendors are utilizing new forms of AI.

Joining David and Pauline this time are Mike Bollinger, Ben Zweig, and Jarik Conrad. 

Mike Bollinger is an accomplished executive with 20 years of industry experience. He has deep technology and HCM domain skills including strategic workforc...

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November 21, 2023 21 mins

In this episode, we talk about ways to develop and enhance career websites.

Bill's guest this time is Jim Taylor, Managing Director of HappyDance, a Ph.Creative company. HappyDance is an enterprise careers site platform with a mission to elevate your employer brand at every turn!

Jim is a digital innovator specializing in careers sites. Jim says his "true passion lies in discovering ingenious ways to opt...

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November 20, 2023 23 mins

In this episode, Bill Banham talks with Jim Stroud about whether or not AI will replace recruiters. Listen as Jim offers his take on what functions of recruitment will and will not be replaced by the bots. 

Jim is the author of 5 HR-related books, producer of the YouTube series - "The Jim Stroud Show," and producer of "The Jim Stroud Podcast." He is also the creative mind behind "The Recruiting Li...

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In the first of a special mini-series focused on AI in the workplace, guest hosts Pauline James and David Creelman ask "what exactly is AI all about and where is it heading?"

Joining Pauline and David on the podcast is Avi Goldfarb, the Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and a professor of marketing at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also Chief Data Scientist at t...

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November 14, 2023 26 mins

In this HRchat podcast, we hear from Derrick Evans MBE, better known as TV celebrity Mr Motivator. A famous fitness instructor, Derrick rose to fame in the early 1990s through appearances on the UK breakfast television show GMTV, where he performed live fitness sessions and offered tips and advice to viewers.

We're big fans of Derrick and it's an absolute honor to have him on the show!

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November 13, 2023 26 mins

How can leaders faced with tremendous global upheaval create more resilient and trustworthy systems?

Find out as Bill Banham talks with Terence Tse, recent Disrupt London speaker and co-author of the awesome new book The Great Remobilization: Strategies and Designs for a Smarter Global Future.

Terence says the turmoil of recent years gives leaders an unprecedented opportunity to redesign global strategies and sys...

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In this HRchat episode, we hear from Jeff Wald, entrepreneur, investor, board member, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and co-founder of Memory Lane and Bento Engine.

Jeff has started and invested in successful HR tech companies around the globe. Tune in to get his tips for HR tech founders looking to raise capital and grow their businesses.

Questions for Jeff include: 

  • What are some of the chal...
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The guest this time is Jodi McPherson, Co-Founder / CEO Work Simplr Jodi is an intuitive, dynamic and versatile leader with over 25 years in the ed tech and talent sourcing space, architecting SaaS business models.

As CEO of Work Simplr, Jodi has built a new talent sourcing platform with students at the center,  for on-demand, fractional paid work.  Work SImplr was recently announced as a member of the ASU+GSV Elite 200 fo...

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In this episode, Bill Bnaham talks with Brian Leafblad, R&D Senior Manager, Global Business Solutions at Reckitt Lysol Pro Solutions.

Questions for Brian include:

  • What role does hygiene play in workplace wellness?
  • How have staff expectations around workplace wellness programs evolved following the pandemic?
  • Are clean environments still in the public consciousness? How do leaders still prioritize clean workplaces? 
  • How ...
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In this episode of the HRchat show. Bill Banham talks with Ann Kuzee, Vice President Legal, U.S. Absence & Disability Management at Telus Health (formerly LifeWorks and MorningStar Health).

Ann started her journey with IEA Training as a student in the CPDM program. After she earned the certification, she later became a contributing consultant on the updating of the curriculum for the entire certification. Today, she se...

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Our guest this time is Ben Sampson, co-founder and CEO of WeHero where he works closely with hundreds of companies to help them reach their social impact goals.

Ben speaks actively about corporate social responsibility, volunteerism, sustainability, and how companies united with activism drive powerful change. Ben’s past experience includes leading product teams, building startups, and studying sustainable business strateg...

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Our guest this time is Adam Weber, host of the popular HR Superstars Podcast and Chief Evangelist at 15Five. Adam supports and leads thousands of HR professionals through the HR Superstars Community, elevating them to become more strategic leaders.

Questions for Adam include:

  • You often mention that HR leaders are under immense pressure, what do you think are some of the causes? 
  • What are the expectations of someone initi...
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Today's guest is Patrick Simon, Senior Partner at McKinsey, the global management consulting firm.

Listen as Patrick shares his experiences of working with CEOs and how today's business leaders can tackle the big challenges head-on.

Earlier in 2023, McKinsey released a report called State of Organizations and we discuss some of the findings as part of HRchat episode 370.

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In this HRchat interview, we consider iris recognition biometric technology available to hold employees accountable and the benefits seen by enterprise organizations.

Returning to the show is Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development at Iris ID. For 25+ years, Iris ID has been the leading innovator of advanced iris authentication solutions.

We also have Ken Mallin, Sales Manager at TreeRing Work...

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