All About HR

All About HR

We are interested in talking all things HR - from industry trends, insights, and everything in between. Join us as host Tom Horne talks with thought leaders, HR practitioners, and industry insiders with one goal in mind: to learn all about HR.


September 12, 2023 53 mins

Episode 35: Erich Kurschat Talks About Creating Meaningful Connections


Erich joins us to talk about creating meaningful connections, building community and developing lasting relationships.  We also delve into our time spent both working in the restaurant industry.  Erich is passionate about helping organizations build and grow teams that value productive communication with diverse personality styles.  He provides insight...

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Karen Eber joins us to talk about the power and importance of great storytelling. With the upcoming release of her book “The Perfect Story”, I couldn’t be more excited to have had the opportunity to sit down with her. Can eating crayons change your eye color? What if Dolly Parton wrote the song 9 to 5 today, what would that song be? Just a few of the questions that get answered in this masterclass on storytelling.  


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Claire Stroh, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP is currently the Director of Technology Talent Management at Lighthouse Technology Services and President & CEO of Claire is Coaching. She has used LinkedIn and Twitter to build her personal brand and uncover new opportunities for herself and the companies she’s worked for and she’s passionate about helping others do the same! She is currently on the board of the Buffalo Niagara Human R...

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Today we delve into another great topic that you all know about but most likely don’t realize the true power of.  Sue Collin joins us to talk about the best practices for collecting, utilizing, and driving action with Qualitative Data.  So often quantitative data takes the spotlight, X% said Y, and so forth but the power of understanding the why behind the data is just as powerful.  Tune in and learn the important nuances...

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Episode 32: Paul LaLonde Shares How Philosophy is a Difference-Making Pursuit in Life & Business


Today's conversation covers some serious ground!  We talk about Stone Cold Steve Austin and Metallica before diving into a phenomenal conversation about Paul’s approach to bringing Philosophy to both his life and work. 

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Episode 31: Quinton Barrett Breaks Down People Element’s 2023 Global Engagement Report Data


Each year People Element compiles all their global engagement data and publishes a comprehensive report that covers the state of engagement across all industries over the previous year.  In today's episode, People Element’s top Analyst, Quinton Barrett, unpacks the key elements of engagement from that report.  He also hosted a webina...

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Episode 30: Tom Daniels & I talk about Running, Change Management, and Creating the Leaders of Today


Tom Daniels and I first connected on Twitter as part of the #HRCommunity tag.  Tom’s an active contributor to the HR community and a great person to be connected with.  He’s always contributing, sharing, and motivating those in the HR space.  After 2 years of online chatting, I’m extremely excited to sit down with Tom and d...

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Episode 29: James Schofield lays out a process for creating a culture of trust, respect, and communication.


James and I talk about his passion for “creating environments where people feel they are trusted and respected”.  James presents his team’s process for helping organizations systematically approach the structures and learnings needed to foster this type of organizational culture.  During the podcast, we have a convers...

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Episode 28 - 2/22/23 

Ron joins the podcast to share how he drives both safety and engagement in the manufacturing environment through a focused and designed strategy. We also dive into Ron’s systems for helping solve one of the #1 areas of improvement for every company > communication coaching! It’s a great conversation with lots of actionable insights to take away so jump in and have a listen! 


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Episode 27 - 1/25/2023 

Leo joins the podcast for our first in-depth conversation about Total Rewards. We cover Total Rewards at a high level but also focus on how Total Rewards Strategies can be leveraged in today’s uncertain economy. Leo also connects the dots of how to engage your employees with Total Rewards to drive the best employee experience.  

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Episode 26: Jon Thurmond Talks Podcasting in the HR Space as we Celebrate 250 Episodes of the HR Social Hour Half-Hour Podcast 


 With Jon and Wendy Dailey closing the doors on an amazing 318-episode HR Social Hour Half-Hour Podcast, I’m excited to sit down with Jon for his first interview/podcast since their final farewell episode.  We talk podcasting, community building, tie-in HR talk to G.I. Joe and Star Wars, and wher...

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Episode 25: Kimberley Tipps Wallace Talks About The Art of Compliance & “Getting Wide with Your People” Plus a Special EOY HR Feed with Laura Hundley! 


Our Guest, Kimberley Tipps Wallace 

Kimberley Tipps Wallace is a HR leader with 30+ years of experience in not only the field of HR, but also operations, technology, and sales/marketing. Her diversified business acumen yields a unique and business-minded approach to Huma...

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Episode 24: Britt Griffin Talks About Building, Implementing, & Creating a Culture of DEIB 


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Britt S. Griffin is a Human Re...

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Episode 23: Sims Tillirson Talks Benefits, EX, Being Your Genuine Self, and how HR Tech NEEDS to approach sales to HR Leaders 


Sims Tillirson brings a ton of energy to today’s episode where we talk about employee benefits, music, bringing your whole self to work, and how HR Tech vendors need to better refocus how they sell to HR Leaders. Sims and I talk about his newest HR Song “Ice-cream Tuesday”. When we discuss benef...

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Episode 22: Chris Hadley Shares His Journey to HR, Recruiting/Engaging Deskless Employees & Maternity/Paternity Benefits 


I am excited to welcome back another guest that’s out on the front lines of HR helping to directly support his employees. We talk about Chris’ journey into HR and how the community helped him break into his career. Chris leads HR for a team of deskless workers and he speaks about how they recruit and ...

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Episode 21: Steve Browne, the Most People-Focused Person I’ve Ever Met 


Steve joins us to talk about how he found a career in HR, what drives his genuine passion for people, a GREAT story from conference presentations, dissecting the terms surrounding HR today (The Great Resignation, Lobby Lizards), Llamas, Supporting Deskless Workers and why Shaquille O’Neill is the best customer.  

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Episode 20, Courtenay Shipley Joins Us to Talk All About Maximizing Your Financial Benefits Plan 


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Episode 19 - 9/14/2022 

Dr. Brooks Mitchell – CEO, Professor & Creator of the First Computerized Job Interview Talks Interviewing, Retention, Intermittent Reinforcement

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Our Guest, Brooks Mitchell 

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Episode 18 - 8/30/2022 

What Tracie is Listening To:   

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Our Guest, Tracie Sponenberg 

Tracie is an executive leader focused on aligning people strategy with business strategy at privately held and/or private equity-backed businesses experiencing growth. HR...

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Episode 17: Welcome back to season 2!  Jay Polaki, the founder of HR Geckos, joins us from the #HRCommunity and we’re talking about why HR is a glutton for punishment, how today’s vendors can support them with technology, and how we can improve our HR Trade Shows.  You’ll also hear a fun story about Godzilla turning into a Gecko!  Thanks for listening!

What Jay is Listening To: 

Founder’s Journal with Alex Lieberman

McKinsey Podca...

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