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You've been in the HR trenches for years. Now, are you ready to look toward the future? Join host, Meghan M Biro on the #WorkTrends podcast from TalentCulture as she talks about how work is changing. You'll get all the news you need to stay current, and hear from leading experts, HR tech vendors and HR practitioners about what inspires them. Join us on Twitter every Wednesday at 1:30 pm Eastern for a live chat using the hashtag #WorkTrends.
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ENCORE: The Role of Ethical AI in Skills-Based Talent Decisions

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on November 11th, 2022. Numerous HR tools now leverage AI, subtly altering our work processes and decision-making in talent management. This prompts questions about AI's expectations and whether such innovation aligns with our goals. Specifically, what part should AI have in skills-based talent acquisition and workforce mobility? These are crucial considerations for employers amidst the current talent scarcity. Join me as I explore ethical AI in HR tech on this #WorkTrends podcast episode.
4/19/202414 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Employee Experience: How to Map & Execute a Successful Journey

In this episode, we crack open how to build and facilitate an excellent employee experience through savvy technology. Join us for thoughtful insights into how to map and execute an employee journey that meets people where they are. By using marketing principles, HR leaders can proactively engage employees at critical points, improving company culture and boosting engagement.
4/12/202417 minutes, 44 seconds
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ENCORE: Military Hiring – Diversity, Inclusion & Business Success

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on February 11th, 2022. In today's fiercely competitive job market, companies are vying for top talent amidst the challenges of the Great Resignation and the lingering effects of the pandemic. Prioritizing inclusion and diversity has become a foundational strategy for attracting exceptional candidates. Studies show that cognitive diversity boosts team innovation by 20%, while 67% of job seekers consider diversity and inclusion when evaluating job offers. Moreover, a vast pool of diverse and skilled candidates, such as the 360,000 individuals exiting military service annually according to SHRM, presents an opportunity for teams to tap into adaptable problem solvers who can bring significant value.
3/15/202414 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Consequences of Generative AI

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on May 19th, 2023. Generative AI has swiftly emerged as a prominent force in workplace technology, presenting employers with remarkable prospects for boosting productivity at an unprecedented pace. However, akin to other transformative technologies, it also sparks significant apprehensions. Consider the ramifications of generative AI on recruitment, for instance. Although AI-driven content creation tools are a recent addition, their permanence is undeniable. Consequently, it's vital for employers to grasp the evolving landscape of HR ecosystems shaped by this technology and ready themselves for its influence on recruitment and hiring methodologies.
3/1/202414 minutes, 21 seconds
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How to Automate and Scale Effective Referral Programs

In this episode, we will discuss the necessary elements to deploy and maintain an effective referral program. The world of recruiting quality talent has changed with the growth of social networking and crowdsourcing, providing new ways to engage employees as company ambassadors. We will explore technology, effective reward systems, and how to create a successful program that provides automation, scalability, and long-term success.
2/23/202417 minutes, 24 seconds
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A Fresh Look at Agile Performance Management

In this episode, we are joined by Julie Jeannotte from Workleap. We discuss the evolving topic of performance management, specifically through the lens of transitioning to a continuous performance cycle. We address the challenges linked to traditional performance management and illustrate how it can be enhanced with a continuous and agile approach.
2/16/202420 minutes, 8 seconds
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Using HR Data to Tackle Real World Business Issues

In this episode, we are joined by Keith Goode, Vice President of Client Services with ZeroedIn Technologies. We dive into how to gather actionable and sustainable data that can be used to improve business operations. We cover what to consider, areas of data, and how to balance fundamental basics with the newest technologies available.
2/9/202415 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Keys to Recruiting Frontline Talent

In this episode, we are joined by Mateo Cavasotto, CEO and Co-founder of Emi, to discuss frontline employees. We will explain the DNA and behaviors of this workforce segment, as well as how to improve the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of deskless workers in today’s world of work. 
1/22/202422 minutes, 17 seconds
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ENCORE: Traditional Hiring Practices Are Ineffective for Hiring Leaders

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on August 19, 2022. It's no secret that traditional hiring processes can be lengthy and often expensive, yet many organizations continue to rely on them. Even though they don’t necessarily work. In this podcast, we'll take a look at some of the reasons why traditional hiring practices are ineffective for hiring leaders and offer ways to streamline the process and find the best candidates in an ever-evolving work landscape.
12/15/202318 minutes, 59 seconds
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Making Your Business More Resilient

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on January 6, 2023. For the past few years, inflation has gripped the economy. Previously unstoppable tech companies are reeling from recent layoffs. And other industries are tightening their belts, as a recession now seems unavoidable. It takes a lot for company leaders to manage through this type of uncertainty. Strategies that helped organizations thrive under different circumstances are no longer relevant. But during lean times, companies need to preserve what’s valuable and unique about their organization. A question that is top of mind for most business leaders is how they can do this seamlessly and with conviction to assure employees and customers that business is still of the utmost importance. 
12/1/202321 minutes
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Creating & Maintaining a Positive Employee Experience

In this episode, we are joined by Thomas Kunjappu, CEO and Co-founder of Cleary. Thomas and Meghan discuss how scaling companies can approach the Employee Experience as it relates to the people, tactics, and resources necessary to ensure employees are engaged and contributing to a positive company culture. 
11/17/202323 minutes, 18 seconds
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ENCORE: How Gamification Can Build Inclusive, High-Performing Teams

This is an encore presentation from a previously aired episode from July 8, 2022. Gamification is not exactly new, but it certainly holds potential for workplaces in the future. Gamification is essential if we want to have any success at work as it can bring teams together and help build camaraderie in the workplace. Further, it can build morale and increase productivity along with creating stronger ties to the mission and values of an organization. Gamification brings pieces from games into situations that weren’t meant to be a game, adding an element of excitement and engagement. 
11/10/202320 minutes, 8 seconds
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Trust in the Workplace

This episode features Daniel Callaghan, CEO of Veremark, as we dive into the critical importance of trust in the workplace. This multi-faceted discussion covers how and why building trust can reap the vast benefits of positive relationships, better communication among colleagues, increased job satisfaction, improved productivity, reduced turnover rate and therefore lower costs associated with onboarding. We discuss how fairness is fundamental to building a trust-driven organizational culture, and how to foster a collaborative environment built on relational trust. And to learn more about how to build trust in the workplace, get your free eBook on best practices from Veremark. 
11/3/202319 minutes, 47 seconds
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ENCORE: The Value of Formal Mentorship Programs in the Workplace

This is an encore presentation from a previously aired episode from May 13, 2022. Mentorship programs continue to be a great way to develop employees' skills and help them grow in their careers. Many companies offer mentorship programs, but not all of them make the most of these opportunities and some are not sure how to implement and gauge for success. In this podcast, we explore the benefits of mentorship programs and how to ensure your company's program is successful. We'll also look at some examples of successful mentorship programs and what we can learn from them.
10/27/202317 minutes, 45 seconds
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ENCORE: Why Your Engagement and Performance Programs Are Probably Broken and How Coaching and People Science Can Fix Them

This is an encore presentation from a previously aired episode about people science from November 18, 2022. For years, organizations have invested heavily in programs designed to improve employee engagement and work performance. But despite good intentions, too many of these endeavors have fallen short. Now, some companies are turning to people science and coaching as a solution. Gone are the days when people-driven decisions were made on hunches and good intentions. Smart companies are leaning into using data to drive decisions and to lead their workforce. 
10/20/202316 minutes, 17 seconds
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Investing in Recognition: Budgeting and Pitching an Employee Recognition Platform

In this episode, we are joined by Kudos COO Karim Punja to take a hard look at the business angle of employee recognition from someone who truly understands its ROI. Join us as we discuss how to create a budget for an employee recognition platform, how to communicate the value of employee recognition to senior leadership and others in the organization, how to use employee recognition programs to retain and attract new talent, and much more! 
10/13/202319 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Power of Personalized Products in Business

In today’s experience economy, consumers increasingly expect personalized products and services. Customization allows companies to better meet customers’ unique needs and desires. Join us as we explore the power of tailored offerings and how they can help businesses stand out. Our guest will provide insights into how his company is transforming its industry through personalization. This is a podcast you won’t want to miss if you are interested in how customization can invigorate business and customer relationships.
9/29/202314 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to Use the Voice of the Employee to Create a Successful Company Culture

How can companies tap into the voice of employees, especially deskless workers, to shape a successful culture? Our guest discusses the importance of listening to frontline perspectives and how technology creates seamless communication exchanges between leadership and staff. Learn creative ways to implement flexible scheduling, better recognition programs, and increased engagement for non-desk employees. Discover how to select the right tools to break down barriers and actionably use employee feedback and improve engagement outcomes.
9/15/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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How To Be A Great Manager: Be the Manager Everyone Wants to Work For

6What does it take to be a truly great manager that people want to work for? In this podcast, discover the meaning of “servant leadership” and the tools found in a manager’s toolbox. We’ll also explore trends in leadership development, training, and preparing the next generation for management roles. Whether you’re new to management or a seasoned leader, this podcast offers invaluable wisdom from an expert.
9/8/202318 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Prepare Your Talent Pipeline for Turbulent Times

In today's rapidly changing work environment, companies face the challenge of ensuring they have the right talent to meet their evolving needs. To build a resilient workforce, organizations can tap into flexible, remote workers with specialized skills. This allows companies to scale up or down more nimbly. In this podcast, we explore strategies for leveraging a flexible, remote workforce to build organizational resilience.
8/25/202313 minutes, 40 seconds
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Using Employee Perks to Beat Inflation

Employee perks are a great way for companies to show appreciation and gratitude and enforce their employer brand's power. Perks are more than just the customary items that satisfy the mainstream. Today's employee perks are designed to help employers address the financial, mental, and physical wellbeing of employees and their families by offering everything from entertainment, travel, food, and gym memberships to car oil changes and pet care. Most are self-service, taking the administrative strain of managing a program of this nature off of the benefits officer and allowing it to be managed by the employee. Additionally, the financial advantage of providing employees with more affordable access to options can create long-lasting goodwill.
8/18/202317 minutes, 38 seconds
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Powering Hybrid Work, Inclusive Conversations and Employee Wellbeing at Poll Everywhere

In today's rapidly evolving work landscape, understanding the dynamics of the modern workplace is more crucial than ever. Recognizing that today’s workforce is composed of multiple generations at varying stages of life is critical to both the wellbeing of the employee and employer. Topics like remote work personalization, employee engagement and wellbeing, all directly impact productivity and business success. Smart companies understand that it takes everyone in an organization to make the company successful with employees being one of the greatest assets worth protecting.
7/21/202317 minutes, 43 seconds
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How Menopause is Affecting Your Workforce or Why Menopause is a Workplace Issue

This episode focuses on a less-talked-about yet significant influence on the dynamics of your workforce - menopause. It often impacts employees silently but significantly, affecting their performance and wellbeing. Join us as we discuss this topic in depth with a specialist in human resources. They'll share how organizations can adopt a more empathetic and understanding approach, recognizing the unique challenges menopause brings for your employees. Learn how to foster a work environment that is cognizant of this phase in an employee's life, ensuring a supportive space that boosts overall productivity and engagement.
6/16/202315 minutes, 33 seconds
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How the Right Employee Rewards and Recognition Programs Are Changing Culture

In today's dynamic work environment, employee rewards and recognition programs play a vital role in fostering a positive organizational culture. When implemented effectively, these programs can lead to increased engagement, satisfaction, and overall performance. In this podcast, we explore how the right employee rewards and recognition programs are changing the way organizations approach their workplace culture. We're excited to welcome Shireen El-Maissi from Blueboard as our guest speaker. Shireen brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in human resources, talent acquisition, and employee development. Listeners will gain valuable insights on creating and maintaining successful rewards and recognition programs that can transform their company culture for the better.
6/9/202317 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Consequences of Generative AI

In today's rapidly evolving world of technology, Generative AI has risen to the forefront, bringing with it the potential for incredible productivity and creativity gains. But as with any major advancement, there are also concerns and potential consequences. In this podcast, we'll be exploring the world of generative AI, its potential impact on the workforce, and how we can navigate both the opportunities and challenges it presents. We're excited to have Todd Maycunich, a thought leader in the AI space and a key figure at Radancy Labs, joining us to share his valuable insights on this topic. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of generative AI and its implications, empowering them to make informed decisions in their own organizations and careers.
5/19/202314 minutes, 59 seconds
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Squeaky Wheels vs Silent Geniuses: A People-centric Approach to Org Structure

In today's workplace, there are often two types of employees: those who make noise and demand attention and those who quietly excel at their work without much recognition. But is it fair to judge an employee's value based on their visibility or vocalization? In this podcast we dive into this topic with a human resources expert, who will share how organizations can create a more people-centric approach to their structure, focusing on the unique strengths and values each employee brings to the table. Listeners will gain valuable knowledge on how to create a workplace that values both the squeaky wheels and silent geniuses, ultimately leading to a more engaged and productive team. 
5/12/202318 minutes, 19 seconds
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Creating Employee Experience That Lasts

In an age of "deskless" workers, the employee experience is more important than ever. Companies are realizing that the way they design and cultivate their employee experiences can have a lasting impact on productivity, morale, and even the bottom line. From creating a welcoming workspace to providing meaningful feedback and recognition, companies can make sure that their employees are engaged and have a positive experience. In this podcast, we talk to an expert on workforce management and engagement to learn how companies can create an employee experience that lasts.
4/21/202313 minutes, 35 seconds
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Train Your Way to Better Retention

Retaining today's employees for the long-term is a top priority for most businesses. Without a motivated and committed workforce, it can be difficult to achieve success in an increasingly evolving marketplace. However, retention is only one part of the equation. Training, developing and engaging employees is essential to keeping them on board. By providing meaningful learning experiences, companies can ensure that their staff have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. In this episode, we discuss with a leading leadership company the importance of employee development and how businesses can make training an integral part of their culture. We also explore some of the best practices for effective learning and development programs and how to start implementing them in your organization. Finally, we provide actionable steps businesses can take to make training a priority and ensure employees are engaged, motivated, and successful. 
3/24/202317 minutes, 41 seconds
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Why Employee Appreciation Day Should be Important to Organizations

Employee Appreciation Day - does your company celebrate it? Do you spend time recognizing and thanking your employees? In this episode, we talk about how Employee Appreciation Day at Workhuman has become a key part of their culture, how it helps build relationships and engagement, and what other companies can learn from the example.
3/3/202319 minutes, 4 seconds
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How Work Culture Contributes to Successful Organizations

In this episode, we will be discussing what makes a successful organization, and how its work culture contributes to overall success. From the importance of collaboration to the challenges of creating a cohesive culture, we will be diving into the best practices for building a strong and unified team. We’ll also be exploring how to create an environment that encourages creativity and innovation, as well as how to motivate staff members to reach their highest potential. As HR leaders, managers, and employers, these are essential elements to consider when creating a successful work environment.
2/24/202324 minutes, 8 seconds
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Making Your Business More Resilient

When your business is faced with a challenge, how do you respond? Do you crumble under the pressure, or do you find a way to overcome it? Resilience is key to success in any situation, and there are things you can do to make your business more resilient. By developing a positive attitude, being flexible, and having a strong support network, you can help your business weather any storm. In this podcast, we talk to Ronni Zehavi, Co-Founder and CEO of HiBob, about how businesses can remain steady and even grow during radical transformation and market disruption.
1/6/202320 minutes, 40 seconds
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Humor's Role In The 21st Century Workplace

Institutions as serious as Wharton, MIT, and the London Business School agree: it’s time to bring some laughter in the workplace.  We laugh at shows like The Office, but work is a sober affair. Babies laugh an average of 400 times per day, but people over 35 only laugh an average of 15 times per day. Considering that 91% of executives believe a sense of humor is key to career advancement and 84% believe that people with a sense of humor do a better job, it’s time to bring some giggles, cackles, belly laughs, and guffaws back to the break room.  You don’t need to screen stand-up routines over lunch, but as a leader, bringing laughter into work with you is one of the best things you can do to bolster your teams. The key is to skip the bawdy Will Ferrell humor in favor of tactful, work appropriate comedy, and leaders are the ones who set the bar for acceptance.
12/2/202216 minutes, 14 seconds
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Why Your Engagement and Performance Programs Are Probably Broken and How Coaching and People Science Can Fix Them

In today’s fast-paced, constantly changing work environment, organizations are looking for ways to improve employee engagement and performance. However, many organizations invest in initiatives that fail to see significant improvements. Many are now turning to coaching and people science programs as a way to boost productivity and create a more positive work culture. But what exactly do coaching and people science mean, and how do they work? This podcast will explore the basics of effective engagement and performance programs, as well as the benefits they can offer your organization.
11/18/202215 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Role of Ethical AI in Skills-Based Talent Decisions

In a rapidly changing world, the ability to make ethical AI-based talent decisions will be increasingly important for business success. As businesses strive to keep up with the competition, they need to be able to identify and nurture the skills of their workforce. At the same time, they need to maintain high ethical standards in order to protect the privacy and rights of employees. In this podcast, we explore the role of ethical AI in skills-based talent decisions. From the standpoint of an experienced recruitment and HR leader, we discuss how businesses can use AI in a responsible way to identify and develop the skills of their workforce. We also explore the challenges and opportunities that arise when ethical AI is used in talent decisions.
11/11/202215 minutes, 27 seconds
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How Women Can Uplevel Their Power in the Workplace

It's no secret that the workplace is often a man's world. But what can women do to uplevel their power and make it a more equal playing field? In this podcast, we explore how women can lean into their power and potential to create the change they want to see. We also look at how business leaders can better support women in the workplace and what organizations can do to foster a more inclusive environment. 
11/4/202217 minutes, 6 seconds
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Digital Employee Experience

Employee experience has come to the forefront of how businesses operate. In a digital age, where everything is at our fingertips, employee experience needs to be designed with the user in mind. Too often, employers neglect Employee 2.0 and focus exclusively on customers. By neglecting the employee, you are essentially setting yourself up for failure. Your best employees will leave and find a better work experience elsewhere. Delight your employees and they will deliver great customer experiences!  What are some ways you can improve the digital employee experience? Listen to find out!
10/21/202216 minutes, 49 seconds
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How Social Screening Can Improve Your Employee Experience

If you're like most HR recruiters, then you're always looking for ways to improve the employee experience. By using social media screening tools, you leverage emerging technologies like AI to a better idea of what potential employees are like online. This can help you to find candidates who are a good fit for your company and who will be happy and engaged in their work. In this podcast, we'll discuss how social screening can be used to identify potential employees and avoid those who have red flags. We'll also share some tips on how to use social media during the recruiting process. 
10/14/202218 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to Maximize Gatherings to Make Change Stick

It's been said that "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." While this may be true for many things in life, it is especially applicable when it comes to making change stick in the workplace. But if they're not handled correctly, these gatherings can quickly turn into a waste of time.  In order to create meaningful change within an organization, it's important to gather everyone together and get their buy-in. However, maximizing these gatherings can be tricky. In this podcast, we discuss how to make the most of your next workplace meeting.
10/7/202213 minutes, 3 seconds
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How to Up Your Onboarding Game Amid the Great Resignation

The onboarding process is crucial to the success of any business. It's the first step in ensuring that new employees are comfortable and productive in their roles. But what happens when you're faced with a mass resignation? How can you ensure that your onboarding game is still up to par? With so many people leaving their jobs, it's more important than ever to make sure your onboarding process is up to snuff. 
9/23/202217 minutes, 56 seconds
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Earned Wage Access

At its core, earned wage access (EWA) is a way for employees to access their wages before their scheduled payday. This can be done through a variety of methods, including payroll advances, early release of funds from a company bank account, or other methods approved by the employer. There are many benefits of EWA for both employees and employers. For employees, it can provide much-needed financial flexibility and peace of mind. It can also help them avoid expensive fees associated with traditional payday loans. For employers, EWA can improve employee retention and satisfaction, and may even lead to increased productivity. In this podcast, we'll explore the ins and outs of EWA, including how it works and how companies can use EWA to great effect.
9/9/202217 minutes, 58 seconds
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Traditional Hiring Practices Are Ineffective for Hiring Leaders

It's no secret that the hiring process can be lengthy and often expensive. And while there are a number of ways to streamline the process, many organizations continue to rely on traditional methods that don't necessarily work. In this podcast, we'll take a look at some of the reasons why traditional hiring practices are ineffective for hiring leaders and offer some tips on how to find the best candidates in an ever-evolving work landscape.
8/19/202219 minutes, 37 seconds
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Empowering People with Skills Development

When it comes to the world of work, there's no doubt that things are always changing. In order to stay ahead of the curve, it's important for organizations to invest in their employees and help them grow. This means providing opportunities for skills development, so that people can learn new things and keep up with the latest trends. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to do this, and it's a win-win for everyone involved. So if you're looking for ways to empower your team and help them stay ahead of the competition, take a listen.
8/12/202216 minutes, 43 seconds
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Recruit WFH Employees While Maintaining Your Culture as a Fast-Growing Startup

HR professionals know that finding the right talent is key to the success of any organization – especially a fast-growing startup. If you're looking to expand your team with remote workers, it's important to understand the different types of remote talent and how to best assess their skills. In this podcast, we'll explore ways to find and recruit the best remote talent for your organization.
8/5/202220 minutes, 30 seconds
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Maximizing Your Retirement Savings Through Employer-Sponsored Programs

Americans are increasingly dependent on employer-sponsored retirement savings plans to save for retirement. Employers can maximize retirement savings in a lot of ways, from matching employee contributions, offering a 401k plan, and providing education on retirement planning. In this podcast, we'll explore how employers can use maximize sponsored programs to help employees save for retirement, especially in an increasingly dynamic and challenging economic environment.
7/29/202220 minutes, 59 seconds
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Using Empathetic Leadership to Thrive in the New Era of the Employee

The employee is changing. With the rise of technology, the way employees work and communicate is changing faster than ever before. In order to thrive in this new era, leaders must learn how to lead with empathy. Empathetic leadership can help managers build trust with their employees, create a more positive work environment, and achieve better results. In this podcast, we look at ways you can start using empathy to lead your team today.
7/22/202217 minutes, 20 seconds
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How Gamification Can Build Inclusive, High-Performing Teams

In today's business world, teams are more important than ever. But building high-performing teams can be difficult – especially when members come from diverse backgrounds. That's where gamification comes in.  Through games and challenges, businesses can use gamification to create inclusive team environments that encourage collaboration and performance. In this podcast, we'll explore how gamification can help your team achieve success. By incorporating gaming elements into teambuilding exercises, you can create a fun, engaging environment that results in high-performing employees.
7/8/202219 minutes, 54 seconds
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Work Sucks, But It’s Our Fault

No one ever said work was easy, but sometimes it feels like it’s just too hard. We all know those days when we drag ourselves to the office and can barely keep our eyes open. It's times like these that we need to be reminded of the saying “work isn’t everything, but everything is work.” So how do we make sure we lead happy, high-performance employees?  In this podcast, we explore why work sucks – and how we can fix it. We also look at some research on what makes employees happy and productive, and offer tips for leading a high-performance team.
6/17/202216 minutes, 39 seconds
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How Skills Development Differentiates High Performing Companies

There’s a reason high-performing companies are able to achieve consistent results and maintain a competitive edge. While some organizations may be lucky enough to have natural-born talent, the majority of businesses that are successful put in the hard work to develop their employees’ skills. By creating an environment that encourages and supports learning, these businesses create an atmosphere of continuous improvement that benefits everyone involved. So what exactly sets apart these companies when it comes to skills development? High-performing companies continuously invest in their people, providing them with the tools and training they need to improve their work performance. As a result, these employees are able to contribute more value to the company, setting it apart from its competitors. In this podcast, we will explore how skills development contributes to the success of high-performing organizations. We will also look at some key strategies that you can use to improve the skills of your team members. 
6/3/202225 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Bermuda Triangle of Background Screening Your Remote Workforce

There has been a recent uptick in businesses hiring remote workers. While this offers many benefits, there are also some state and local regulations and compliance issues that add a layer of complexity that needs to be considered. In this podcast, we discuss the importance of background screening remote workers and provide tips for how to do so effectively. Listen in to learn more about best practices for screening job candidates.
5/20/202220 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Value of Formal Mentorship Programs in the Workplace

Mentorship programs are a great way to develop employees' skills and help them grow in their careers. Many companies offer mentorship programs, but not all of them make the most of these opportunities. In this podcast, we explore the benefits of mentorship programs and how to make sure your company's program is successful. We'll also look at some examples of successful mentorship programs and what we can learn from them.
5/13/202217 minutes, 30 seconds
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Forecasting the Future of Work

The pandemic has forced organizations to change the way they operate. Many companies have had to shift their operations to a remote-first or hybrid model in order to stay afloat. The pandemic has also accelerated the adoption of digital technologies that enable remote work, such as video conferencing, chat, and project management tools. What will the future of work look like? This is a question that has become all too common, asked by business leaders, managers, and employees like never before. The future of work will be different from what we're used to, but there are a few things we can expect. In this podcast, we unpack the future of work and discuss how companies and organizations can prepare for the changes ahead.
5/6/202217 minutes, 31 seconds
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Unification of HR Systems

The use of information technology within a company can be applied in various ways. One way is to unify the different Human Resources systems used by a company. Doing so can have benefits for both the company and its employees. In this podcast, we discuss the benefits of unification and how it can help improve HR processes, provide examples of successful implementations, and offer thoughts on why more companies should consider doing the same.
4/29/202216 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Everywhere Workplace: The Ivanti Survey

In the past two years, there has been a dramatic shift in the way we work. COVID-19, along with advances in technology, has allowed more and more people are able to work remotely, from anywhere in the world. So what does this mean for the future of work? The Ivanti survey results and what they tell us about the rise of remote working. We'll also explore the benefits and challenges of this new way of working, and offer some tips on how to make the most of it.
4/22/202220 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to Overcome the Urgency Epidemic at Work

Creating a sense of urgency at work isn't always a bad thing. However, it becomes a bad thing when people in leadership roles wield it like a sword and use it to the point that it now becomes counter-productive. When applied in strong collaboration to speed up a project (think Covid-19 vaccine), it can have a beneficial outcome. However, when everything is served up as a priority with merits as urgent as the tasks before it, people will become confused about prioritizing and completing a task successfully. This scenario will bring about lower production and double the mistakes.    When looking at this from a mental well-being perspective, it can cause burnout, disengagement, lower production output, and ultimately a total disconnect between people and production. 
4/1/202216 minutes, 12 seconds
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Balancing Security with Employee Experience

There's no doubt that security is important in the workplace. But what happens when the measures taken to ensure security start to have a negative impact on employee welfare and productivity? That's where the challenge lies for employers - finding a balance between the two. There are a few ways to achieve this, and it ultimately comes down to creating a healthy workplace culture, one where employees grasp the concept of security in all its fullness. This podcast discusses what security really is all about, and how it can work alongside employee experience.
3/25/202217 minutes, 36 seconds
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Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers and Customer Advocates

Workplaces need innovation in order to remain competitive. But you can’t order innovation like a spare part. You need the right culture to inspire innovation and leadership among your employees. That comes down to a courageous culture, where employees feel empowered to speak up on behalf of their organization and take leadership roles, even if they’re not in management positions. In cultures like this, employees are willing and able to share their ideas, and your whole company reaps the benefits. 
3/18/202216 minutes, 48 seconds
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Myth-Busting Common Video Interview Concerns

As technology has advanced, the way we conduct interviews has changed. No longer are we bound to a physical space, sitting across a desk from one another. Video interviewing has become a popular option for many companies and candidates alike, especially during COVID-19. There are many benefits to using video interviews in the recruitment process and many myths as well. 
2/18/202214 minutes, 42 seconds
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Driving Diversity, Inclusion, and Business Success with Military Hiring

For businesses facing serious hiring challenges as part of the Great Resignation, there’s an untapped talent pool that would allow them to surpass diversity and inclusion goals while introducing critical problem-solving skills: veterans. In fact, veteran candidates introduce several critical skill sets that are hard to find among civilians while offering a clean slate for employers to re-skill a talented employee. The key is learning how to overcome hiring obstacles and use veteran hiring to strategically fill your talent gaps. 
2/11/202214 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Power of Pressure

In today’s workplace, the pressure is on—to be a perfect employee, to always be available, to exceed last week’s exceeded expectations. In short, the modern workplace is a pressure cooker. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, stress and pressure are both critical motivators at work. Without a little pressure, you can’t perform at your best.  The key is leveraging pressure as a tool of success rather than a weight on your shoulders. The first step is mindset, figuring out how to think of pressure in a way that serves you. From there, you have to learn how to build up your resilience and learn how to use pressure as a structuring tool when you’re facing uncertainty.
2/4/202219 minutes, 12 seconds
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Implications of “Work-from-Anywhere” on Relocation Benefits

With more employees able to work from home than ever before, and the coronavirus pandemic still dictating the terms of where and how we work, employees are settling into work from home. Just...not their current home. These days, more employees are considering the possibility of relocating to a cheaper area if work from home options become permanent. That introduces new challenges for employers—beyond remote work functionality. Companies have to consider how the trend toward relocation will impact their recruitment and retention, how they can educate employees, and how they can set up managers and employees for realistic, fulfilling remote work experiences. 
1/21/202221 minutes, 43 seconds
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Setting Your Team Up for Hybrid Work Success

Employees are demanding hybrid work. Managers are stressed about hybrid work. And since the confusion often comes from a lack of cohesive hybrid work planning, it’s time to take the stress off everyone’s plates and start planning for the future of hybrid work. For managers, mastering the art of hybrid work is all about communication, learning how to maintain productivity, sustaining your workplace culture in a hybrid environment, and, of course, safety.
1/7/202219 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Future of Recruiting

COVID-19 changed the world of work--and the world of hiring--forever. And in today’s digital-first recruiting environment, recruiters have challenges unlike anything they’ve faced in previous decades. Fortunately, modern recruiting technology also offers tools to mitigate those challenges. Because the recruiting landscape is now built around finding the right candidate in a sea of options, recruiting technology equips hiring managers with smart analytic tools so that they can make informed, data-driven decisions to improve hiring. 
12/17/202113 minutes, 37 seconds
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HR and People Leaders Spend Too Much Time on the Mandate -- How to Take That Time Back

As of March 2020, HR managers and company leaders have been laser-focused on COVID-19. As of January 2022, the federal vaccination mandate for all businesses with 100 or more employees brought COVID-19 back to the center of your business discussions. But the more time you waste arguing about the mandate, the less time you have to focus on staying competitive. To address this, you have to address misunderstandings about vaccine proof, tackle fears about the vaccine, get smart about storing employee data, and always stay focused on the employee experience. 
12/14/202120 minutes, 59 seconds
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Talent Acquisition 2021 Recap and Forecast for 2022

Americans are leaving their jobs (and not coming back) at historic rates. And that means the pressure is on talent acquisition to deliver much-needed manpower and help businesses stay competitive. For businesses with an eye toward the future, it’s time to learn from the mistakes of 2021 (like why employees aren’t in a hurry to come back to work) and use that knowledge to stay ahead. When you’re vying for the same talent in a seller’s market, reaching the right candidates and making the right offers once you find them are critical to your success. 
12/10/202116 minutes, 37 seconds
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Using Modern-Day Technology to Create Better Workplaces, Part II

Managers want in-person work. Employees want hybrid work. And in the Great Resignation, when employees are more willing than ever to leave behind lackluster jobs, hybrid work is no longer a perk—it's a competitive advantage. And employers need to catch up to the curve. By focusing on tools that enable the same success factors in in-person environments (like communication, agility, and innovation) employers can reimagine the future of work and ensure their future success. 
12/3/202121 minutes, 36 seconds
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Using Modern-Day Technology to Create Better Workplaces

As COVID-19 leads more employees to demand hybrid workplaces, the pressure is on employers to innovate and provide long-term hybrid solutions. The good news is that modern technology is ready to provide the answers. The key is to focus on elements that drive success in in-person environments: communication, collaboration, innovation, agility, and the democratization of technology access. And with the right tools, employers can innovate and reimagine their own workplaces—and stay competitive in the process.
11/19/202123 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Value of Self-Driven Skills Development

Today’s employees don’t want to just collect a paycheck. They want to grow in their work. That’s great news for managers and HR departments, who can capitalize on the hunger to learn through self-driven skills development. That way, employees can learn skills that are valuable to them while also motivating themselves to pursue it—the better to make sure they’re genuinely interested.  That said, employers still play a big role. Today’s companies need to provide well-sourced, well-considered content and help drive motivation to ensure that employees gain truly valuable skills. Then, employees take over from there. 
11/12/202120 minutes, 27 seconds
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The State of the Frontline Work Experience in 2021

Frontline workers are burned out and scared, and many are thinking of quitting their jobs. Yet their organizations still rely on them to do essential work. And if workplaces want to avoid a brain drain from the front lines, it’s time to invest in frontline employees.  Among other things, that means recognizing the unique struggle of frontline employees, providing support to push back against burnout, skills training to help adapt to the future of work, and a targeted effort to drive better performance. That way, you can continue to support the communities who rely on you. 
11/5/202122 minutes, 58 seconds
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From Best Practice to Legal Requirement – the Evolution of Mandated Respect in the Workplace

In today’s workplace, respect is not just a kind gesture or a tool of civility. It’s a necessity for a high-performing workplace. The problem is that many workplaces still struggle to find the right balance of respect and meeting employee expectations.  The key to respect is understanding what respect means in today’s work environment and the role leaders play in it. From there, leaders can craft their organizational standards of respect, accountability, and appropriate handling of disrespectful conduct. The net result is a happier, healthier, and culturally rich work environment.
10/29/202118 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Future Workplace Mindset: The People, Technology, and Business Intersection

Technology will change the way business is run—and with rapid adoption in the COVID-19 era, those changes are happening faster than ever before. Your workplace needs to be ready to evolve with the times. But first, you need to establish the right mindset for technology adoption.  Humans inherently resist change, and your employees are no different. However, there are ways to overcome change-resistant mindsets. By driving understanding and reframing the effort, you can change employees minds (and their mindsets) to the betterment of your business.
10/22/202113 minutes, 56 seconds
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Hybrid Work: Transforming Your Workplace Through Networking, Security, and Collaboration

The future of work is hybrid, but many workplaces aren’t ready for it. In order to make the transition successfully, leadership, HR teams, and IT teams need to create a secure work environment that allows successful (and safe) communication online just as much as in-person. This only happens when networking, security, and collaboration tools come together to enhance health and well-being, safety, and efficiencies.  The key is to strike a balance—not just tools that get the job done, but tools that enable safe collaboration. That way, your team can confidently work (and innovate) whether they’re across the table or miles apart. 
10/15/202117 minutes, 26 seconds
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On-Site Employee Benefits: Bringing Dental Care into the Workplace

Workforce expectations are changing — that we know, and that includes benefits. Employees are looking to their workplace to provide more guidance and real solutions on healthcare and wellness — and by the way, employers that step up to the plate aren’t just improving their own work culture. They’re also boosting their own brand as a forward-thinking employer. Today we’re going to one way a new approach to benefits is changing the game – bringing well-being to the workforce.  Pop-up dental clinics right in your workplace are a proven way to ensure your employees get the dental care they need — despite their busy lives. And this ingenious new way to bring benefits on-site can have an enormous positive impact on financial wellness as well. A Cigna study found that regular preventive dental care over a five-year period reduced annual dental costs by 31% for people aged 18-64.  Today Meghan M. Biro talks to Jordan Smith, the CEO of Jet Dental, about this groundbreaking model of employee healthcare. It’s a new way for employers to get ahead of employee expectations around benefits and care.
10/8/202115 minutes, 54 seconds
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Culture Lessons Learned from the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident

In 2019, a United Minds and Weber Shandwick survey found that one in five employees reported experiencing a cultural crisis within the last year to two—a significant incident indicating troubling workplace attitudes and behaviors. Worse, 30% of employees expect a cultural crisis within the next two years based on their employer’s current behavior.  It’s more than just a bad attitude. It’s a toxic workplace culture that culminates into a dangerous trend for workplaces. Just look at the Space Shuttle Columbia accident, when workplace culture took an ugly turn.  It's time for employers and HR professionals to do better. It’s time to revitalize culture and create a work environment that strengthens you. It’s time for managers to develop a plan of action to make sure their workplace culture is engaged, attentive, and positive. That has to happen at all levels, and it starts with commitment at the top of every organization.
10/1/202119 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to Stop the Great Resignation? Employee Recognition!

Spend any time looking at career and business magazines you’re probably familiar with this term: The Great Resignation. Or as I like to call it, And we thought we were in trouble before. The Great Resignation is the tide of employees leaving their companies — a massive, unprecedented disruption in the labor market.  What caused it? Upheavals in the workplace, a revelation among workers that they can work remotely and prefer to, a new wave of retirements that opened up new opportunities. Add a general tide of burnout and disengagement as companies undergo rocky digital transformations, and push production to gain traction in crowded marketplaces. And there’s the pandemic’s pressures, bearing down on already stressful roles.  Recent research from Microsoft found that 41% of employees are considering resigning from their jobs in 2021—compared to 15% voluntary turnover rates pre-pandemic (as reported by Mercer). The Wall Street Journal notes that the actual “quit rate” is four million people per month, the highest we’ve ever seen.  Today Meghan M. Biro talks to Morgan Chaney, Senior Director of Marketing at Blueboard, about how new approaches to recognition can help employers overcome this wave of departures, catalyze engagement, and turn this resignation ship around.
9/24/202120 minutes, 42 seconds
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Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You'll Love

Gone are the days of working for one company for 40 years. These days, employees change jobs—and careers—all the time. And yet, many of us remain in the same jobs, even though we know we would love a career change.  The number one myth about career changes is that they’re simply too difficult. We think it will take too much time and effort, or that starting from the bottom in a new field isn’t worth the cost. In reality, changing careers will require some legwork, but it’s not at all impossible. You just need the right toolkit, and enough preparation to guide you through the process.  For one thing, relationships still matter, which means employees at all levels need to continue networking and cultivating work relationships. Employees also need to change their mindset, especially if they’re transitioning into leadership positions. And we all have a personal and professional brand to draw on—the key is to build it early and continue refining it. 
9/17/202118 minutes, 50 seconds
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Managing the Uncertain Employee

In business, uncertainty is the lack of certainty or sureness of an event. In accounting, uncertainty is the inability to foretell consequences due to a lack of knowledge on which to make predictions. And when people can’t make predictions about their workplaces, they get nervous, unproductive, and disengaged.  That uncertainty and disengagement comes with a high price tag—The Gallup Organization estimates that there are 22 million actively disengaged employees costing the economy $350 billion each year in lost productivity due to absences, illness, and other problems related to unhappiness at work.  In order to shift to a happier, healthier workplace, leadership and HR professionals need to shift how they manage uncertainty. Instead of shying away from uncertainty, managers need to embrace it and take charge of gray areas to drive understanding, open communication, and engagement. 
9/10/202115 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to Use and Develop Leadership Skills When Building Diverse Teams

Workplace diversity is more than just a slogan. In the year 2021, businesses have come to understand that diversity is simply a good business decision. Diverse teams are more creative, more likely to re-examine facts, less prone to groupthink, and more likely to make good decisions. But in order to build those teams, you need strong leadership.  Strong leadership comes from a few key areas: having the right mindset, building trust, cultivating engagement, and encouraging employees to support diversity and inclusion. Leaders have to interrogate their own approach so that they can work towards the diverse teams they need—and for leaders who do so early and often, the results speak for themselves. 
8/27/202117 minutes, 41 seconds
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Use the Conscience Code to Resolve Difficult Workplace Conflicts, Lead with Values, and Advance Your Career

The employee relationship to the workplace is changing. In the Baby Boomer generation, work was about collecting a paycheck and doing your time in exchange for retirement benefits. In the Millennial generation, work is part of your identity, and a big part of the Millennial identity is altruism and social responsibility. So when Millennials go to work, they want companies that align with their values.  There’s just one problem: less than half of Millennials think businesses behave ethically.  In order to attract the best talent, businesses need to change this perception. That means leading with values, demonstrating ethics, and showing that values translate into action. In the process, businesses can create a more positive work environment, strengthen their competitiveness, and set themselves up for future success. 
8/20/202121 minutes, 56 seconds
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Trends That Define the Post Pandemic Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic radically altered the landscape of work. And as businesses shift into the post-pandemic world, they have to deal with new realities in talent management. Like the shift from the biggest work-from-home experiment in human history to...the new normal.  HR professionals will need to adapt to new technology to reflect a new talent acquisition environment and a new talent management environment. Hiring will have to reflect flexible labor, offering the right incentives for in-person work. In the office, HR professionals will have to learn how to manage both remote employees and person employees.
8/13/202115 minutes, 38 seconds
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Freshen Up Remote Culture for Work and Play

Since 2005, there’s been a 173% increase in remote work, 11% faster than the rest of the workforce and 47 times faster than the work-from-home population. Then COVID hit, and almost every employee got a taste of the work from home life. These days, 80% of employees want to work from home at least some of the time, and 3 in 4 employees consider remote work the new normal.  There’s just one problem: translating your work culture into your work-from-home culture.  In fact, culture is the hardest thing to transition to remote work, even though many managers believe that going remote is as sending a worker home with a laptop and a to-do list. You have to invest in your remote culture just as much as your in-person culture, which means giving employees signs that they matter, no matter how far apart you are. 
8/6/202113 minutes, 32 seconds
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Overcome Your Own Self-Sabotage to Live a Confident, Empowered Life

Whether it’s procrastination, overthinking, impulsivity, negativity, laziness, or just giving up, many of us find ourselves on the cusp of something big—only to shoot ourselves in the foot. Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common phenomenon. We notice an opportunity for success. We build anxiety around success. And then we make our fears come true.  Learning how to recognize and rewire these behaviors is about more than just getting over the hump. It’s about changing your relationship to success, getting over your anxiety, and giving yourself permission to shine at work. Learning how to get out of your own way can radically alter your relationship to work in all the right ways. 
7/30/202119 minutes, 49 seconds
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Turning Mistakes into a Business Model

In The New, New Thing, Michael Lewis refers to the term “business model” as a term of art, essentially describing a business’s plan for how to make money. Yet your business model (and your inherent assumptions about your company) shape how nimble you are—and how good you are at making money.    In other words, what you think about your business shapes your business in the future. So if your assumptions are wrong, you have space to make your business stronger. Once you improve your assumptions, you can change the way you do business for the better. The key is understanding and interrogating your mistakes. 
7/23/202119 minutes, 54 seconds
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Building the Future Through Stem

Technology is at the heart of almost everything we touch daily. Mobile phones, cars, as well as computers are a staple in most people's lives. Technology is driven by innovation and innovation is pushed forward by human curiosity and the need to want more. But what happens when people are no longer encouraged to be curious, ask questions, and want more? In essence, life as we know it will become stagnant. Stagnation will affect society in all ways, from economics to people interactions with the potential to set back progress and needed advancements in areas such as healthcare and education, but there are initiatives in place to combat inertia towards advancements.    STEM, a program designed to advance technical thinking in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the school level, was created to ensure technical progress stagnation doesn't happen. It enables learners to advance their thinking to more significant innovation and critical thinking while building on future skills. Exposing school-age children to the benefits of STEM introduces them to the benefits of technology and the future career opportunities awaiting them. 
7/20/202116 minutes, 51 seconds
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How to Build Employment Value with Better Benefits

In a tight labor market with rapid job turnover, employees no longer take a job based on salary alone. These days, benefits are just as important as income—and a critical part of the recruitment package.  In fact, 82% of women with kids and 76% of men with kids would prefer better benefits over a salary increase, and 80% of employees overall would opt for better benefits over a better salary. And while 92% of Millennials say money is a major factor in a job, 90% of Millennials say they would prefer benefits over a salary increase.  In other words? Employees are planning for the future, and they know that benefits can help them secure it. Recruiters planning future talent acquisition need to think the same way. 
7/16/202123 minutes, 9 seconds
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The 3 Pillars of Hybrid Workplaces

In past years, the hybrid workplace was a dream for workers who wanted the chance to work from home and go to the office. Telework was not available for most Americans, and the 7% of Americans who worked from home tended to be knowledge workers or the highest-paid—executives, IT managers, and financial analysts. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit.  Now, 80% to 90% of workers want to remain remote. And on a deeper level, working parents want to keep the benefits of working from home—65% of respondents who preferred a remote model were female, and 84% of working parents with children under 18 find that the benefits of hybrid work outweigh the cons.  The key for employers and HR managers is to deliver the benefits employees want in hybrid work while leveraging employee happiness into productive hybrid models. 
7/9/202114 minutes, 34 seconds
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Moving Across Borders: Navigating Your HR Career Across Multiple Industries

HR has shifted out of the back room and into the heart of the company. Employers are recognizing as never before that HR professionals have the power to shape the organizational fabric.  In the era of COVID-19, as employees demand more support from their workplaces, HR is more important than ever before. Yet there are also more opportunities for HR professionals than ever before. Experts now say that viewing the employee experience through a customer lens can help HR drive a better experience. The key is understanding how to fit that experience to your unique sector. 
6/25/202121 minutes, 6 seconds
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Leadership Lessons Learned: From Social Responsibility to Managing Micro Changes

If ever there is a widespread topic, it's the topic of effective leadership. It has many approaches and different facets, but ultimately comes down to one question: Do you know if what you are doing as a leader is effective? If not, you are failing and may not even realize this.    The best leaders have wavering styles and connect with people differently and situationally, but two of the most common traits are showing humility and empathy. And great leaders also possess an uncanny communication style, one developed using a combination of empathy and self-awareness. They are also great storytellers who can engage and relate when working with anyone from executive leadership and board members to direct reports.    Also, given the highly charged societal issues facing our world today, showing concern for workplace issues along with those happening around us shows an awareness. It brings conversations, normally tabu in the workplace, to the forefront of meaningful conversations. These discussions create more room for transparency and engagement.
6/18/202119 minutes, 21 seconds
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How HR Can Help Employees Move from Struck to Strong

We all dream of finding a job that thrills and satisfies us. Unfortunately, many employees still struggle to find a deeper connection to their work and find themselves trudging along through the daily grind. It’s not that anything is wrong, it’s that nothing is quite right either, and so you’re coasting along, disengaged from your work.  That's a big deal, considering that companies with happy employees outperform the competition by 20% and happy employees are 12% more productive. And happiness matters to employees—36% of employees report they would give up a $5,000 pay increase to feel happier at work. Which means it’s time for employers and HR departments to invest in an engaged and happy workforce.
6/11/202119 minutes, 14 seconds
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Avoid the Workplace Talent Cliff

The 2020 - 2021 pandemic took its toll on businesses in part of the world. Employment and how companies manage through this with their greatest asset, their employees, have also been challenging. People are re-examining their options along with their employers with re-organization of the workplace, more job opportunities with work being mostly remote for many, and people opting to retire with or without the offer of a golden parachute. The upheaval of these actions has brought us, once again, to face the talent cliff.    The talent cliff places hiring companies in a position to suffer losses of key people who filled critical roles aligned with the organization's overall business strategy. Finding and filling these roles quickly is essential but not always possible, especially when it's a job candidate's market. This void creates bumps in the smooth running of the company and can have long-lasting financial implications on the business.
6/4/202117 minutes, 34 seconds
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Loneliness and Isolation: Fighting Back Against New Forms of Employee Burnout

Employee burnout is real. According to a recent Gallup poll, 76% of employees experience some form of burnout at various times in their careers. In a survey conducted by job board Monster, it was reported that 69% of people working from home during the pandemic are experiencing a form of burnout. The stress, anxiety and fear caused by Coronavirus-19 coupled with noise levels, life-balancing acts of managing childcare and meal prep, along with makeshift home offices, fatigue from video conferencing, and feelings of isolation are putting many people into a state of high alert and high alarm. But employee burnout is not a by-product of the pandemic; its presence has been evident for decades.    In 2016, the General Social Survey revealed that 50% of their respondents claimed to be burnt out or near exhaustion from the demands of their job. This percentage showed an increase of 32% from just twenty years previous. Disrupted sleep patterns, increased consumption of alcohol and caffeine beverages, decreased time spent exercising, fear of losing one's job, and moodiness have been identified as signs of burnout. 
5/21/202116 minutes, 56 seconds
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Connecting Talent Acquisition to a Better Candidate and Recruiter Experience

The world of work is changing. So is the world of hiring. And in 2021, that change is happening faster than ever, with a new push for digital hiring technology alongside an increasing demand to keep hiring personal.    That presents a dilemma for businesses.    On one hand, businesses need to be efficient in hiring. On the other hand, it’s difficult to making hiring personal—and streamlined—when there are so many potential candidates. Lack of efficiency leaves your business in the dust, but a lack of personal touch may drive away candidates. And either way, business competitiveness rests on striking a balance in this gray area. Today’s podcast offers tools to help businesses like yours find the happy medium. 
5/14/202125 minutes, 27 seconds
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How Employee Wellbeing Will Make or Break Businesses in 2021 and Beyond

The coronavirus continues to impact almost every individual aspect of our lives, but some of the most profound changes can be seen in our health. In 2017, 3 in 4 Americans reported at least one symptom of stress. Americans are now suffering even higher stress levels than they reported at the start of the pandemic. And when people are stressed, they’re not focusing on their work—they're focused on pulling through.    That has a profound impact on the workplace—not just in productivity, but also in climate. And in a time when employees increasingly turn to their employers for health support, wellness is no longer just an employee perk. It’s a critical competitive benefit and a crucial investment in long-term success. Workplaces that go above and beyond to support employee wellness will be the ones that rise to the top in 2021 and beyond. 
5/7/202116 minutes, 26 seconds
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Recruiting: How to Humanize a Mostly Digital Hiring Experience

Today I’m welcoming Tim Visconti, CEO and Tim David, COO, of PeopleLift to talk about recruiting and how the landscape and the approach has changed. What are the new tools, the new rules, and the new objectives? How can we optimize and humanize candidate experience during an often largely remote and digital hiring process? We’re going to talk about the best new practices that can put organizations in front as far as recruiting. 
5/4/202129 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Evolution of HR in the Time of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has changed every individual aspect of our lives, and the most obvious site of long-term change is the workplace. Employees are returning to work, but they’re now concerned about their own safety. Talent is drawn based on a different set of competitive advantages, and the competitive edge that separates successful businesses and stragglers will rely on a completely new pattern of work.    HR departments lie at the heart of the transformation, driving not just policy change but the culture changes necessary to adapt to the new talent landscape. HR professionals will lead the charge to acquire new talent based on the new metrics of competitiveness, and their success in adapting to new talent demands translates directly into the success of their organization. 
4/30/202116 minutes, 52 seconds
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Protecting the Business from Lawsuits as Employees Return to Work: Strategies for Managing the Coming Workplace Reintegration

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, one question has been on everyone’s minds: when can we go back to normal? When can we go back to work? Unfortunately, there’s a great deal of disagreement—even among workers who are concerned for their own safety.  An ESG survey found that 36% of knowledge workers who are “extremely concerned” about their personal health and safety due to Covid-19 say they would prefer to return to the office compared to 49% of respondents who are “not that concerned” or “not at all concerned” with their personal health risk. In the meantime, the face of work is changing alongside reintegration. Employers are adopting new strategies to mitigate risk, from digital solutions to in-person measures.  But these changes come with pressure. Employers are now viewed as humanitarian leaders responsible for keeping employees safe—and if they fail, the blowback can seriously harm the business’s future. Learning how to insulate your business and make the right decision for employees is essential as more employers return to work. 
4/23/202119 minutes, 12 seconds
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Work Well. Play More. Steps to Healthy Living

Setting boundaries between work and home life is a big struggle for many people. The advent of the 2020 pandemic has amplified this problem exponentially and created a greater concern for both employees and their employers.    Organizations that are concerned about the mental and physical well being of its employees recognize the need for down time as well as time away from work. Many studies have shown that mental stress and high physical demands placed on employees is detrimental to the company’s staff as well as damaging to the productivity output for the organization.    Both employees and employers need to have a plan of action to create more structure and boundaries to delineate work from personal time and implement this plan in a meaningful way. Employers can start by asking employees more about their lifestyle and armed with this information, set forth to create workplace initiatives that help employees to recognize when down time and personal time are needed. Also, programs that allow employees access to resources (e.g., virtual yoga and exercise classes, meditation and counseling) are all sets to creating a healthier work environment. 
4/16/202116 minutes, 39 seconds
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The State of Financial Literacy and Its Impact on the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Today I’m welcoming Danny Kofke (“cough-key") from Mentoro Group to talk about the state of financial literacy in the U.S. today, its impact on the workplace, and what companies can do to solve this problem in the post-pandemic era. We’re going to talk about making finances accessible and understandable for your employees, how human resources and leadership can contribute, and how financial literacy can make your organization stronger.
4/13/202118 minutes, 35 seconds
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Stop Promoting Workplace Failure

Communication and innovation. Two very important words for any company looking to succeed. Without a good set of ears to the ground and a workplace that promotes creative thinking, it's difficult, if not impossible, to stay ahead of the competition and deliver successfully to customers. So why do so many companies lack these two essential aspects in their business model?    Practicing good communication and embracing the critical need for innovation are not always easy. They require throwing away archaic thinking and adopting new ways to view your business model, which means accepting change, and we all know change is not an easy ask for most people. So, what path does that lead many of us down? The path of least resistance, which means accepting what is versus working towards what can be. 
4/9/202118 minutes, 43 seconds
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Business Reinvention: How to Thrive in Times of Disruption and Chaos

Disruption and chaos. When most people hear these two words, they automatically think of trouble. However, researchers and scientists are finding that disruption and chaos are found at the epicenter of innovation and change and for the better. This state of flux allows us to re-examine our points of view and consider adjusting what we know to what may be a better way of doing things. As it is with human nature, we tend to only accept change at those times when we are at our lowest points and will move away from "the way we've always done it" to "we need to change things, because this no longer works." During difficult times, such as economic downturns, people should re-evaluate making a change and using disruption and chaos as an opportunity to embrace and accept the value of what the potential outcomes can be.  
4/2/202125 minutes, 4 seconds
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Better Long-term Flexibility for Employees

The words flexible work conditions can be defined in many ways, depending on who you ask. What appears to be a flexible work environment for one person may not be for another. So, in thinking about the word flexible in the context of the workplace, is it a case of what's being offered to employees in the way of perks or benefits or the employer's culture? We think it's both.    Without a culture that propagates collaboration, open-mindedness, and transparency, flexible work options are not likely to exist. When organizations attempt to bring programs into cultures that have not been primed with a solid foundation to support the programs, they most always fail. This holds true when incorporating benefits or perceived flexible options into a workplace unable to sustain in the long haul or can only weakly accommodate present and future employees. 
3/26/202120 minutes, 27 seconds
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Workplace Healthcare Trends for 2021: What Employers Need to Know

2020 started a worldwide tsunami of turmoil with 2021 continuing the havoc of a pandemic and the insurmountable issues that accompany it. In this mix is the current state of the workforce and the toll the turmoil has taken on employers and employees.    Many employees have been forced to relocate their workspaces into areas previously used as home space. This along with the isolation of working remotely and adjusting to a new “normal” has taken a toll on many people. With this in mind, employers need to step up and be supportive in ways that may not have been a priority in the past.    Health and wellness has come to light as a priority and with that technologies that support in this way have been called upon to up their game with advanced ways of accessing health and wellness assistance. This uptick in demand has drawn the attention of employers and forced them to re-evaluate their current wellness benefits in lieu of advanced technology and more encompassing wellness programs. 
3/19/202117 minutes, 59 seconds
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Women in the Workplace: The Continuing Struggle

In general, women have had insurmountable obstacles to hurdle in the workplace, and the current state of the world has only added more challenges.    According to the 2020 McKinsey & Company Women in the Workplace report, researchers discovered that working women fared poorly under the challenges of Covid-19. They further report that women of color fared the worst of all, suffering from layoffs and furloughs. In addition, they followed the trend of female mobility in the workplace, and based on their findings, upward mobility for women was no better in 2020 than in 2015.    The bigger picture here is that lack of upward mobility, equal pay, which is still an issue when compared to male counterparts, suppression to be allowed a strong voice, and inflexibility to recognize the need for diverse opinions are all major factors in employee retention. 
3/12/202115 minutes, 6 seconds
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Elder Caregiving: An Employee Crisis

In addition to many working individuals and families still figuring out childcare during a pandemic, another serious issue has arisen. As the U.S. life expectancy rises, more and more people face caring for an aging relative and balancing childcare needs while working as full-time employees.    According to an article in HR Executive, "61% of working caregivers said helping loved ones has impacted their employment situation, and 53% reported going in late, leaving early, or taking time off to accommodate care." This means that over half of the working population struggles to work while providing care to loved ones. The mental stress and added duties take their toll, with some people leaving the workforce entirely to be an elder caregiver. 
3/5/202117 minutes, 42 seconds
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Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Leading High Performing Cultures In Uncertain Times

Emotional intelligence sounds like a buzzword, but it's far from that. It's a critical skill that lays the foundation for other important skills like empathy, kindness, listening, communicating, connecting, and influencing to be present and fully used with intentional purpose. When it comes to leadership, emotional intelligence is taking center stage, with many organizations, as a major consideration at hiring and promotion times. Going hand-in-hand with emotional intelligence is the ability to show presentism.    Presentism opens the mind and allows one to focus on the immediate situation and people in the moment. It's an ability to focus on one's own emotions, reactions, and moods, along with recognizing these traits in others. So, basically, by learning and practicing emotional intelligence, we learn to be good observers of our own surroundings and the people we come into contact with every day. 
2/26/202116 minutes, 12 seconds
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The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations

The world of work is rapidly changing. Employment laws and what constitutes a "gig" or on-demand worker are a work in process, as is how the workforce is pivoting to integrate on-demand workers into their hiring and workflows. Benefits, worker protection and wages are under scrutiny but are likewise an acceptable trade-off for many on-demand workers given the flexible and desirable nature of gig work.    One of the factors leading to why the nature of the gig worker remains clearly undefined is that it lacks a firm definition. This gray area means that employers cannot set forth well-defined policies and protections when hiring gig workers. Given the rise in demand for gig workers, lawmakers are working with employers on a local and national level to define and qualify what constitutes an on-demand worker and what employers also need to know to protect themselves from litigation. However, conclusive data about the on-demand workforce, mostly at the state level, remains undefined.
2/19/202118 minutes, 13 seconds
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How to Harness the Power of Introverted People in Your Organization

According to the US Chamber of Commerce, introverts have skills and behaviors that make them a great business owner. They possess good listening skills, pay attention to details with greater concern, and are thoughtful before speaking with their opinions. They also have a reputation for being strong leaders because of their ability to really listen and to bestow credit where it belongs.    In the business world, they blend well into online communication venues such as chats and groups where people share opinions and offer advice. They mesh best with more outgoing people than themselves, and when introverts and extroverts collaborate, the results are generally good because the results gain the benefits of both sides' strengths. 
2/12/202120 minutes, 35 seconds
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Embracing Neurodiversity: The Future of Talent Management

Today I’m welcoming Ed Thompson, CEO / Founder, Uptimize to talk about an aspect of diversity in the workforce we probably need to focus on a lot more — and that’s neurodiversity. Whatever workplace you’re in, it’s more than likely you’ve got a whole range of different thinking styles on your teams. But too often, they’re not all appreciated — let alone recognized. We do know, however, that diverse teams are far more effective and innovative — and diversity of thought is a big component in that. We’ll be talking about how neurodiversity enhances your teams and your work styles — and why it’s time to embrace the fact that we’re all wired differently — and find ways to best support that. 
2/9/202125 minutes, 49 seconds
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Recruiting in the Age of Googlization

The world of job search and recruiting has been turned upside down. What was, generally, expected from employers and job seekers has taken a turn and not for the best. Companies have laid off people and jobs are scarcer now due to the recession of a pandemic 2020. However, business still needs to keep moving forward, which means having people continuing day-to-day duties and atypical fashion.    Evermore necessary is the skill of possessing great communication skills. Being able to interview virtually has taken on a new role. At one time, it was something done by large enterprise companies who had the budget to purchase this technology. This is no longer the case, as most companies now must rely on technology to assess candidates, hire, and onboard these individuals into the company. Being able to rely on technology that is well connected and intersects with other technologies, coupled with excellent communication capabilities, is essential for any organization and is quickly becoming the standard practice for talent acquisition.    For job seekers and candidates, getting comfortable with using technology for job search and interviewing is no longer an option, but is a must. Developing a comfort level using technology will be one of the factors recruiters will use to assess someone's job candidacy, along with the customary historical items. Coming prepared to the interview with good questions and insights, showing an ability to communicate as though you were sitting face-to-face, will fall into the assessment bucket. 
2/5/202124 minutes, 10 seconds
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How Child’s Play Helps Us Navigate Uncertain Times at Work

If anyone believes that incorporating play into the workplace culture is a waste of time, the research shows us differently. Child's play in the workplace actually enhances the culture of the work environment. It creates greater camaraderie, builds trust, opens up conversations that may not be broached due to fear of retribution, and develops a workplace where transparency is the norm.    From the employer's perspective, they can expect higher productivity levels, greater concern and care for the business's success, better engagement with customers, increased employee referrals (one of the highest compliments a brand can get), and overall feelings of goodwill from employees. 
1/29/202122 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Successfully Job Search During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For most people, searching for a new job has never been easy. Add to this, the difficulties the current pandemic brings and now job seekers have to double up their efforts to find work. Some of the practices that have always been a part of the job search process haven't changed though.    Conducting proper research and doing your due diligence to vet companies that are a good match for your skill sets and personality type is still true. The difference here is that many organizations are not hiring, and further, they are reducing the number of people working in their business. This is where the roadblock begins for some job seekers. Also, the preparation and execution of how you present yourself during an interview are complicated by the fact that most interviews are being conducted via virtual platforms powered by technology. Some people don't feel comfortable speaking in front of a computer screen. This adds another dimension to the preparation. Job seekers now need to practice how to get comfortable with a virtual interview.    And the use of social media has become even more important. It has now become a major networking vehicle for most people. Ensuring your social profiles present you in the best light is essential in these times. 
1/22/202119 minutes, 50 seconds
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How to Leverage Pandemic Unemployment to Launch Your Dream Career

It may seem like a herculean task to find a new job during the pandemic or in times when one is unemployed. The fact is companies are still hiring and unemployed people are hirable. The advent of remote work is a fact of life for most companies. In the past, some companies, though desirable, may not have been considered because of geography, but this has now changed. The world of work has opened up many more opportunities for job seekers, so finding work in places not previously considered is no longer a job search factor.    Additionally, the rules and customs of looking for work are still in place. Job seekers need to be organized and use their network to help them identify opportunities. Resumes need to be targeted to the job you want and easy to read by recruiters and hiring managers.    Ultimately, there are pros and cons, so tenacity and a strong desire for your dream job still count. 
1/15/202132 minutes, 6 seconds
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Do Recruiters Really Care About Candidate Experience?

The job candidate experience is a topic gaining momentum as younger generations enter the workforce. In modern times and with the advent of advanced technologies, people have access to more information than ever before in our history. This ability to access information has led people to seek out potential employers' inner workings and delve into what comprises their culture, how they follow the company mission if they live up to the values, and how they aspire to the vision. These self-purported statements made by brands are under scrutiny by the public and most certainly by job seekers. Today's job seekers are not just looking for a source of income. They seek out employers whose approach to conducting business and views on human interaction are well aligned with their own approach. Many also consider how well an organization co-exists in society and if what they give back is equal to what they take. Research has produced mounds of information to support these actions by job seekers which has led companies to revisit their interviewing techniques and subsequent interactions with job candidates.
1/8/202120 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hiring Hourly Employees — How to Transform the Candidate Experience

Today I’m welcoming Quincy Valencia, Vice President - Product Innovation at Alexander Mann Solutions. We’ll be talking about the importance of providing a great candidate experience not just to any employer, but to hourly employers, who often get short shrift in that department. We’re going to lay out the central factors in a positive hiring experience for hourly candidates, and look at an innovative solution in hiring that transforms the journey, end to end. Alexander Mann’s Hourly is a platform that locates the entire hiring process within mobile, providing more communication, more connection, more interaction, and smarter and more effective ways to run assessments that really engage the candidate. It brings a sense of dignity and respect to the hiring journey, making hourly candidates feel valued. These days, that’s more important — to both the employee and the employer —  than ever.
12/15/202024 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Power of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Today I’m welcoming LaFawn Davis, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Indeed to look at best practices for cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels like they belong. It’s not enough to aim to improve diversity or inclusion on its own — it’s when you strategically focus on all three factors that you can really transform your workplace. We’ll also look at some common mistakes leaders, managers and HR teams make when trying to address diversity and inclusion in their workforces and why they don’t work. And we’re going to lay out what to do instead.
12/11/202026 minutes, 16 seconds
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Designing Work to Meet Your Personal and Professional Goals

Blending personal and professional goals into a comfortable mix is gaining ground. As more and more people seek gratification in their personal lives, finding satisfaction in one's career is equally important, if not more important, than some aspects within a person's personal life. According to a research study conducted by a team of academicians at Purdue University, they discovered that some people considered their employment more important than their marriage. Ultimately, though, most people's goal is to find the intersection where happiness lies at the crossroads of their personal life and work life.    Attempting to create strict boundaries between one's personal life and work often meets with disappointment. Given that we live in a world where communications travel fast and people are easily reachable, distancing oneself from personal life when at work and work when on downtime is becoming increasingly difficult, but not unacceptable. In actuality, it is possible to blend personal time and work hours into a finely balanced lifestyle. However, with some concerted effort, people can find ways to balance satisfying personal and work goals. 
12/4/202020 minutes, 41 seconds
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Unmute Yourself: How to Be Your Own Advocate When Working from Home

The pandemic state of 2020 has taken its toll on everyone, everywhere, and for many, it has thrust them into working conditions they did not anticipate. Millions of people who were once driving to work and being in an environment where collaboration and face-to-face contact was a common practice are, for the most part, no longer doing this. So now that we are working from home and cannot lean over the cubicle with a quick question or ask for assistance and feedback, how can we effectively put ourselves in a position to get what we need and maintain our productivity levels along with the need to be heard? Simply, honing and using finely tuned communication skills.    According to many pundits on this topic, our ability to communicate any time, especially now during the pandemic, is our best way to stay actively engaged with our business associates. Some experts take it further and encourage people to be over communicators, especially when engaging with their supervisors. This action will help people set the stage for what they need and how their new work-life balance has changed. For productivity to be maintained, both employees and leaders must understand how the new work-life balance will affect workloads and prepare themselves accordingly. 
11/20/202018 minutes, 54 seconds
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How to Support the Workforce by Protecting Mental Health

Today I’m welcoming Dawn Mitchell, Vice President, Human Resources, Appian to look at effective strategies for supporting your workforce and their mental health during and beyond the pandemic. Appian was a fully in-house, open-door, come-together work culture that found a way to take that work culture remote — and also make sure its employees get the support and help they need. And that includes mental health: we’ve all seen anxiety levels jump over the past 9 months. The key is to acknowledge it, and find ways to discreetly remind employees they have access to help.
11/13/202022 minutes, 42 seconds
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Leading a Successful Company Revolution with Intentional Integrity

Corporate integrity is not just a buzz phrase; it sits at the core of an organization's business dealings and how the organization conducts itself, both inside and outside the company. Corporate integrity applies to all organizations, whether it be a non-profit or profit-gaining business. It's like doing the right thing when no one is looking and knowing that the right thing is the most integrity filled way of conducting business. Companies that conduct themselves using intentional integrity and do so for the greater good of the organization and its employees, are leading the way in revolutionizing how smart companies are changing the landscape of business. However, outside (and sometimes inside) unforeseen forces can lead companies astray.    Enter the pandemic of 2020. If ever there were a time when corruption could rear its ugly head, it would be now. Given the confusion, lack of face-to-face contact, loosened controls, and opportunity for fraudulent activity, the time is ripe for integrity to take a nosedive. In fact, according to a 2020 survey conducted by EY, they discovered that 90% of employees believe that the pandemic puts their employer at risk for unethical business dealings. 
11/6/202021 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Cost of Misalignment

Today I’m welcoming Natalie Baumgartner, Chief Workforce Scientist, Achievers  to talk about the challenge of alignment in workforces right now. Achievers’ Workforce Institute just put out the 2020 Culture report, based on their June survey of over 1100 people around the world. Culture alignment now is just as important as ever — but as with so many facets of working today, COVID-19 has had a profound effect. Culture alignment plays a key role in recognition as well as engagement. We’ll talk about the study, and the best strategies to promote alignment now.
10/30/202026 minutes, 13 seconds
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How AI is Reinventing Talent Management

Today I’m welcoming Brad Sutton, Strategic Accounts, EightfoldAI, to talk about how talent management — and talent acquisition as well —  are being transformed by AI. AI is changing the game in everything from recruiting to team building to succession planning, and proving a powerful ally in retention and engagement initiatives as well. 
10/23/202023 minutes, 27 seconds
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Strategic Learning: Upskill, Reskill and Retrain

Today I’m welcoming Dickens Aubourg, Paycom Director of Client Learning, to talk more about the power of reskilling, retraining and upskilling when it comes to engaging, retaining, and developing your talent, and why that’s a key business strategy right now. Developing from within is always a smart approach, but it makes even more sense in the context of remote workplaces — and the need to engage our people and motivate our top performers.
10/16/202020 minutes, 40 seconds
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Employee Experience 2020: Digitization, Flexibility, Benefits

Today I’m welcoming Chris Wakely, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Benify, to #WorkTrends to talk about benefits in general. We mean everything besides compensation — the perks, culture, health plans and other offerings that the employer offers. The best way to deliver them all is via a digital platform that meets the needs of employees today.
10/9/202024 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Power of AI-Driven Collaboration

Today I’m welcoming Guibert Englebienne, the Chief Technology Officer & Cofounder of Globant, to talk about the power of AI-driven collaboration. This is absolutely on the leading edge of how we work, and how we manage and engage our people — using data and AI-driven tools to boost collaboration between teams and foster company culture, and enabling us to work together efficiently and creatively from anywhere in the world.
10/2/202029 minutes, 22 seconds
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Job Description Complexities

Love them or hate them. Job descriptions are a fact of business life. The problem with many job descriptions is that they are boring, lack the essential information a job seeker needs to assess a company's workplace culture and are, all too often, written to benefit the hiring company and not the person considering the job.    Information such as "a day in the life" is rarely provided, nor is enough information about the position and team or department where the new hire will be working. In essence, they are static, one-sided statements that create a challenge for engaging job seekers. This neither benefits the employer nor the job applicant. It potentially increases the risk of applications from unqualified candidates, along with confusing job applicants with poorly written descriptions. But thoughtful companies are making strides to improve their job descriptions by writing them to attract and engage interested, qualified job seekers.
9/25/202019 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Power of Workplace Gratitude

Today I’m welcoming Liz King, the CMO of gThankYou, LLC, to talk about the importance of workplace gratitude. Sharing gratitude with employees and peers may actually be the special sauce of workplace culture. We’re going to hear about the science behind gratitude, and how it transforms the workplace. We’ll talk about how to shape a whole culture of gratitude, and what to do for the holidays that will make everyone smile.
9/18/202022 minutes, 5 seconds
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Transforming the Healthcare Benefits Experience

Today I’m welcoming Justin Holland, the CEO and Founder of HealthJoy to talk about health benefits — and why it’s so important for employers to deliver a quality healthcare benefits experience for their employees, wherever they’re working, remote or on-site. Healthcare has changed radically — it’s far more complex than it ever was. And right now, employees need more help and guidance than ever. 
9/11/202018 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sexual Harassment In Virtual Workplaces

Sexual harassment is not an easy topic, and with the advent of most employees working from home, it has taken on a new dimension of difficulty. Identifying it with concrete evidence is sometimes a feeling you get because you know the other person's behavior or comment was not appropriate. Still, the question is, was it sexual harassment.    Keep in mind that sexual harassment does not always occur through physical contact. The spoken word, emails, texts, and video conferencing can all serve as vehicles to deliver sexually harassing messages.    Further, sexual harassment can be delivered in various ways. Comments targeted to your gender, wardrobe, hairstyle, or even an inappropriate joke can be construed as sexual harassment and under many legal jurisdictions can be reported as such. 
9/4/202022 minutes, 7 seconds
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Hiring Virtual Assistants

Working with virtual assistants can be a great benefit to organizations of all sizes and industries, and especially useful for start-up companies and small businesses looking to grow. Using virtual assistants can take many burdens off of a business owner and can do it in an economical way. Often, business owners will take on the tasks and duties associated with all aspects of their business leaving them to become overwhelmed and over burdened, which can lead to burnout and the potential demise of their business. Hiring virtual assistants of varying specialties can help streamline the processes and procedures established for a business and provide the expertise a business may be missing.    In this episode of #WorkTrends, entrepreneur Nathan Hirsch, the co-founder of OutsourceSchool, describes the myriad benefits of hiring virtual assistants. He explains how to properly hire, onboard, train and manage virtual assistants to get the most from the skills they bring to an organization. He, also, shares advice on when the best times are to hire virtual assistants with specific skill sets during various business growth milestones.
8/28/202017 minutes, 32 seconds
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#WorkTrends: AI-Powered Financial Planning for Employees

HR is navigating endless changes right now, including how to best advise and equip employees with the savings and financial planning they need. What’s different: we’re not face to face. The tools and information need to be online — and in a platform that makes sense, offers simple and clear navigating, and presents the best savings opportunities there are. Employees are under enough pressure as it is. And they need a way to better support the financial stresses they’re under. And with the world changing so quickly, we need a platform that can leverage the power and the scope of automation. And while we’re at it, let’s make it trustworthy, reliable, scaleable, and easy for both employers and employees to use.    Today I’m sitting down with Augie Smith, Founder of Otherhood, to talk about how his company partners with employers to help their employees with a pressing challenge today: saving as much pre-tax income as they can for what matters: healthcare, education, and retirement. We’ll be looking at the role of automation and AI in this innovative platform, and talking about why employee self-service is so important when it comes to benefit management.
8/21/202017 minutes, 23 seconds
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Aligning Around Performance Management: New Findings

Reflektive’s new report on performance management shows like every other aspect of how we work, there are major changes afoot. The 2020 Performance Management Benchmark Report, as it’s called, is hot off the presses.It surveyed over  1,000+ HR professionals, business leaders and employees, on the state of performance management, including trends, employee needs, and sentiment about the future.  Jennifer Toton, Chief Marketing Officer at Reflektive, joins host Meghan M. Biro to download some of the more compelling trends that the survey uncovered. The report sheds light on the present and the future — and how the shift to remote working has changed our views and expectations on performance, as well as our desire for feedback, reviews, coaching, communication, and time.
8/14/202020 minutes, 50 seconds
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Navigating the Obstacles of Remote Work

The pandemic has thrown a curve ball to many people in the workplace. What was once normal is now the old way of doing things. The new normal came quickly and it didn’t give people a chance to catch up. Many employees were faced with working from home or someplace else that is not optimal for many reasons. Some find the noise distracting, the workspace inadequate, the routine disruptive or the technology lacking in ways that is causing people to fall behind in their work.  In this episode of #WorkTrends, I’m spending time with two veterans of remote working, Maria Orozova and Scott Thomas. They own and manage a creative services agency and do this successfully as a married couple. Many of the struggles employees and businesses are facing now are challenges they overcame in their many years of learning how to divide child care, finding ways to create “alone” time, delineating between work and home hours and using good tactics for interactions that don’t create communication fatigue.
8/7/202016 minutes, 54 seconds
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Building Trust in Uncertain Times

You’ve worked hard to create an engaged, loyal workforce. Then 2020 hits. Overnight we are sent to at-home workspaces working in physical isolation. We balance the stresses of health and wellbeing with maintaining performance in our jobs. Civil unrest has quickly heightened emotions and anxiety. All this and we’re barely past the mid-year mark. In a work world where our teams are distributed physically and mentally, how can we build and maintain trust among our workforce? Further, how do trust and belonging drive sustainable performance?    Today I’m sitting down with Iain Moffat, Chief Global Officer of MHR International, to talk about the importance of safety, relationships, and purpose as the cornerstones for building real trust in today’s workplace — and radically strengthening the company culture. These may be uncertain times, but creating a sense of trust and belonging in your workforce and your workplace gives people an anchor we all need — and it’s an incredibly effective way of sustaining the kind of performance and engagement that, in turn, sustains your business.
7/31/202025 minutes, 4 seconds
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Going Gig: Freelancing in HR

Before COVID-19 one of the most popular ongoing discussions at #WorkTrends was about the gig economy — which was already breaking open the traditional 9-5 model of working and shifting the perspective from payroll to project. Coworking, freelancing, independent contractors — we were looking at generational preferences and realizing that it was highly likely that we would not be bringing talent into the workforce the same way we had before.    Then came the pandemic, and suddenly we shifted to remote working and flexible schedules out of necessity — which as more than one colleague of mine has said is, after all, the mother of invention. And with that shift came the realization that we really can break out of the 9-5 mold, undo our adherence to staying in cities in order to be near our workplace, and detach from the need to stay on salary for being independently affiliated. There are, of course, tangible matters to address, including how we best source and hire freelancers with the chops and skills we really need. But here’s another revelation: HR is a great opportunity for hiring freelancers – and being a freelancer. Freelancers with HR talent are on the rise and for a number of reasons, we’re going to see more organizations turning to freelancers — and finding that both strategically and practically, it’s a win.   Today I’m welcoming Chris Russell, Founder, HR Lancers, and Jim Stroud, VP marketing, Proactive Talent, to talk about the enormous shift we’re seeing in how people work and how organizations hire — from salaried to gig. And that includes HR as well, which may surprise some of you. But with millennials leaving major metropolitan areas and remote working becoming the norm, freelancing is becoming a viable way to build a great HR team. We’ll talk about effective strategies for hiring the best and the brightest freelancers for HR, from best practices to best resources.
7/24/202029 minutes, 35 seconds
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Incorporating New Hires into Work Cultures

There’s so much uncertainty about what will happen to the workplace — whether we will wind up staying remote or mixing it up, or be able to return to a physical workspace. Will it be safe, will it be a best practice? There are a lot of questions facing us and we’re not going to have the answers for a while now, given what’s happening in the country with COVID-19.    Against this backdrop, we still need to hire people. And we need to find a way to onboard them into a work culture that inspires and engages them. Just how to do that has always been a challenge. But now it’s even more so — because we can’t rely on proximity to transmit behaviors or a sense of shared purpose, or energy, or enthusiasm. It all has to happen in a way that transcends physical boundaries and is effective nevertheless. Today I’m welcoming John Baldino, President and Founder of Humareso, to talk about the best practices for onboarding your new hires into your workforce, no matter where you are — and how to uncover the blind spots in your onboarding process as well as your workculture to make onboarding a success.
7/20/202028 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Bigot in Your Mental Boardroom

The Supreme Court recently handed down a landmark Federal civil rights law that protects gay, lesbian and transgender workers from workplace discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sexual orientation. The ruling extends protections to millions of workers nationwide, and it’s an incredible victory for inclusiveness and diversity. But on a day to day level, we have a lot of work to do. Even in workplaces that consider themselves inclusive, coexistence can be harrowing for those whose identity doesn’t conform to gender stereotypes.    In many ways and on many levels, we so often don’t know what our fellow coworkers are going through. We don’t see their struggles — and in some cases, that ignorance can make it worse. Since bias, diversity and inclusiveness are very much front and center for so many conversations about work, and they should be, I wanted to make sure we looked at how it is for LGBTQ employees. That’s a segment of diversity and inclusion we don’t focus on enough. So we’re going to head from an expert on the issue who’s developed a very effective methodology for increasing empathy and self-awareness. It’s a tool for reducing unconscious bias, microaggressions, and other challenges that LGBTQ employees face all too often, and creating a sense of camaraderie, collaboration and support that truly includes everyone.    Today I’m welcoming Elena Joy Thurston to #WorkTrends. Elena is an inspirational speaker and founder of the PRIDE and Joy Foundation, and she has an incredible life story. She’s here to talk about the connection between growing our self-awareness and making our work cultures truly inclusive.
7/10/202032 minutes, 34 seconds
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Leading Organizations to Resilience and Diversity

Leaders today are grappling with very real and pressing challenges: keeping their workforce safe, balancing the need for business results with the need for compassion, staying ahead of new laws and regulations, grappling with whether or not to reopen and how to do it safely. As they put their hearts and minds into how to improve their work cultures on a very fundamental level, two factors to keep in mind: resilience — the ability to weather changes and struggles and bounce back intact, and diversity.    Forward thinking leadership means taking a clear stance on diversity that is effective and relevant. It’s one critical way to increase the resilience of your organization and your work culture. If you don’t address the problems that make your work culture brittle, it snaps under pressure. If you don’t aim to expand your workforce to represent as many diverse points of view as possible, you lose that ability to make the best decisions based on seeing all the possible angles. But if as a leader you don’t have a well-developed sense of emotional intelligence, you won’t practice the empathy and the clarity to understand the dynamics at work in your organizational culture, and steer your workforce through a crisis — any crisis. And you likely won’t be able to keep your best talent for very long.    Today I’m welcoming Melissa Lamson, CEO of Lamson Consulting to talk about the new imperative for leaders — to bring resilience as well as diversity to their organizations, and why the two go hand in hand.
7/3/202022 minutes, 42 seconds
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Getting Real About ATS

As hiring kicks back into gear with companies rebuilding workforces, adding new employees, and shifting gears to meet the needs of reopening and ramping up business, here’s the question. Are you getting the results you need to get from your hiring technology? And: Are you getting lots of leads from third party job postings, or reducing time to hire? Are you meeting your diversity goals? Does your ATS help you bring in people who join the organization and stay, and thrive? Are the new hires a good match, and are you able to leverage metadata to find out?   The answers to those questions are going to be increasingly key in the coming months and the near future. Today on #WorkTrends I’ll be talking to Doug Coull. Doug is the founder and CEO of APS, Inc., makers of SmartSearch talent acquisition and staffing management software. He’s here to discuss why we need to get real about ATS. It’s a lot more than a process or a tool. An ATS system thrives on guidance, collaboration and partnership. That means having an ATS partner who can work with you to create great solutions. An ATS partner helps companies make the best decisions around hiring — to improve their hiring success and sustain their business as they move forward, regroup and rebuild. There’s a lot to know about the why and the how of ATS.
6/19/202030 minutes, 32 seconds
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Leading Through Uncertainty

Leading through a crisis used to be part of the conversation but now, in these times, it is the conversation. We’re in a health crisis, an economic crisis, and also a social crisis — and all are having a heavy impact on our workforces. And these strategies apply to any crisis — hopefully they won’t be as mammoth as what we’re facing as of late.    The good news is that if leaders take the right approach they can help steer the company and their people through the maze of uncertainty, fear, and anxiety and be in far better shape when they come out on the other side of the crisis. That means being as transparent as you can be, communicating clearly and frequently, and being careful about the speed and velocity of any decision, or pivot. Leaders have had to oversee a dramatic shift to remote work in so many industries — and in others, they have had to find ways to help make their workforce safe. But these are all the factors of trust — and trust is the glue that’s going to hold your organization together, no matter the nature of your business, or the size of your workforce.   Today I’m talking to Doug Butler, the CEO of Reward Gateway, on #WorkTrends. We’re going to be looking at how leaders bring their organizations through a crisis — and how to make the best decisions and changes to sustain yourself over the near term and the long term. Reward Gateway is an organization that has adaptability built right into its DNA, and it’s a great example of the kind of flexibility and forward thinking we all want to have in our own organizations. But the ability to survive a crisis has as much to do with each and every person in the organization, and with the leader’s capacity for empathy, ability to converse their energy, and to look forward with clarity.
6/12/202028 minutes, 14 seconds
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Assessing Digital Skills for Hiring Now

What’s happening today has thrown lives and work into turmoil, but we’ve never adapted more quickly. What’s enabling some businesses to pivot in record time is being grounded in the technology needed to keep the workflow going, and the people who possess the digital skills to make it happen.    Digital skills were in high demand before Covid-19, part of the digital transformation some call Work 4.0, and that demand is increasing. As businesses scale, adjust, strategize, and aim for the future, their survival depends on workforce that’s skilled in digital skills — including analytics, data-driven decision making, and new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.    How do you create that workforce, as a startup, an SMB, as a Fortune 500? By understanding the nature of your business, assessing what you need to function, and identifying the gaps. And there are effective strategies to assess the digital skills of prospective hires today that accommodate a changed hiring landscape.    On this episode of #WorkTrends, sponsored by SAS, our guest is Sean O’Brien, Senior Vice President, Education at SAS. We’re discussing how to create a digitally skilled workforce, including assessing the skills gaps you may not even realize you have in your company. Sean will talk about the new realities and challenges organizations face as far as hiring talent, and how to better develop the talent you already have.
6/5/202023 minutes, 50 seconds
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Improving Work Culture with VR

On a granular level, work cultures are made of relationships, and relationships are made of interactions. Every interaction we make has the opportunity to benefit our relationships or potentially cause damage. In work, where relationships are the backbone of collaboration, productivity, engagement and teamwork, interactions are important to get right.    But it’s not always that easy, or that simple. Even before the pandemic triggered a lockdown and work from home, we weren’t always succeeding. Now that we’re working remotely with increased distraction and less direct contact, or on the front lines as essential workers under tremendous pressures, the dynamics have gotten even more complicated. Zoom fatigue and incivility are just two factors undermining our working relationships, whether we’re aware of them or not. Today, Robin Rosenberg, CEO and Founder of Live in Their World, as well as an executive coach and clinical psychologist, joins #WorkTrends to talk about the best practices for improving our work interactions and our empathy for each other, and learning how to repair the damage before it adds up to an impasse. Robin’s organization, Live in Their World, uses VR technology to teach us not just how to walk in each other’s shoes, but “in their feet,” to truly experience their perspective and build bridges rather than walls.
5/29/202024 minutes, 5 seconds
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Innovating a Culture of Wellness

What is wellness? The definition has been thrust into high contrast by COVID-19 and our changing work landscape. Working remotely or not, employers tending to employee well-being are finding themselves at the cutting edge of employee experience when their wellness offerings fit the needs and lives of their people.    At #WorkTrends we’re looking at some of the companies who are focusing on wellness as a key differentiator -- in terms of employee performance and experience, and also customer experience. And we’re looking at how the pressures and challenges today are helping to catalyze a new definition of what wellness means. It’s not a matter of offering isolated benefits or perks anymore — it can’t be. As companies shift to flexible and remote working out of necessity, they’re finding the need to provide a through-and-through culture that embodies their values — and wellness is an enormous component.  Today I’m bringing Arthur Matuszewski, VP of Talent, Better.Com to #WorkTrends to talk about how he and his company are innovating a wellness culture that employees thrive on. It has demonstrable benefits in terms of customer success, and some of its most popular elements may surprise some in this audience.
5/15/202022 minutes, 55 seconds
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Managing Down, Up and Across: Best Practices

Work is all about relationships — you and your boss, you and your managers, you and your teammates, you and your direct reports, and everyone else. Every single one of the relationships we have at work (as well as everywhere) has to be carefully managed, or it can go south fast. At work, compound that need to manage your relationships with the pressure of the workflow, and there’s little margin for error. And teams are becoming the functional nucleus for more and more organizations.  81% of employees work on teams — cross-functional, multi-layered, remote, hybrid, of all shapes and sizes. And no team can function without great management and great relationships.  But here’s the good news: managing is a skill like any other. There are effective strategies and approaches for every kind of managing we do: up, down and across — to improve our work, our effectiveness, and our relationships.   Today we’re going to learn from an expert on the workplace — in fact she’s an expert on so many facets of technology and teams that it’s hard to keep track.
5/8/202027 minutes, 56 seconds
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Outsourcing HR: Why and How

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered intense economic and social disruption and it’s far from over. And our work landscape has changed and will continue to evolve. For businesses, steering through COVID-19 and navigating this new work landscape requires savvy and careful strategizing. More than ever, HR is playing a critical role. And you need the best information you can right now — from managing a newly remote workforce, facilitating furloughs and layoffs, and helping the business leverage provisions of the CARES Act, understanding and tapping into the Paycheck Protection Program.    This is a new normal that can seem like anything but normal, and among many HR practitioners, there’s a very real need for guidance and support. One very effective strategy is HR outsourcing. But it’s not about giving up control. It’s about the value it can bring to the business.  Today I’m bringing Tom Hammond, VP, Corporate Strategy and Product Management at Paychex, to #WorkTrends for this sponsored podcast on the why and the how of outsourcing HR. We’re going to talk about the best strategies for surviving these tough times, and supporting our businesses and our employees through it. In light of COVID-19, we’ll be looking at a range of outsourcing models — such as professional employer organizations (PEOs) and administrative services organizations (ASOs). We want to help our listeners understand how these solutions can support them right now — when we really need them.
5/1/202028 minutes, 6 seconds
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Culture That Counts Right Now

Right now organizations are seeing their mettle tested and one thing that’s helping them keep their workforces aligned, engaged and supported is a great company culture. We’re going to talk with organizational culture expert Josh Levine about what makes a company culture matter now — such as how leaders play a key role, and why being there for your people may also mean shifting priorities for the duration. Messaging and zingy purpose statements aside, companies that operate from a foundation of truly essential values and demonstrate caring and perspective are the companies who are going to do better in the long run. Can we say that a culture of caring is good for business? Right now, I think we can. And Josh Levine has a lot to say about what we can all do to strengthen our culture — and strengthen our connections to each other as we work remotely, work differently, and work together.
4/24/202017 minutes, 34 seconds
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Remote Working: Craving Knowledge and Skills

The world of work is in the midst of a reckoning. From finance to retail to hospitals to energy to technology, there’s not one sector that has not felt an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic of its toll on the economy . But we’re evolving, and quickly. Weeks in, many organizations are past that sudden pivot to remote teams and are now stepping back from doing triage to think about what’s truly important for supporting our people. That includes technology, security, and knowledge — as in learning the skills, approached, and technologies we need to know to function. Laying the framework for a successful shift to what happens now, and in the future, depends on expanding on the lessons we’re learning right now.    Today I’m talking to Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer at Skillsoft, to #WorkTrends for this sponsored podcast on the key to remote workplaces that allow your people to excel, thrive and grow. We’re going to talk about the challenges for leaders and managers to engage and support their remote teams, why knowledge is so important right now to all of us.
4/17/202028 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mapping the Future of Workforce Skills

On today’s #WorkTrends podcast we’re talking about the skills our workforce will need for the future — and why we need them now. The skills we’re going to need to achieve in the workplace of the future have everything to do with attributes, behaviors, habits and mindset that support collaboration, creativity and innovation, and empathy. And the new workforce is trending to high-performing, sometimes cross-functional teams, with less hierarchy and more independence. To thrive in this context, we need to harness our incredible potential as humans — and be able to use our skills to excel. This is going to matter increasingly, as we face the hybrid workplace of the near future. Today’s guest, Angela Maiers, is here to get us mapping to the skills of the future. Angela is an edupreneur, a futurist, an author, an innovator, and the founder of Choose2Matter, a global nonprofit.
4/10/202022 minutes, 52 seconds
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The AI-Powered Leadership Coach

As younger-gen (I’m not saying young gen intentionally) and Next Gen hires come into organizations and show their incredible aptitude and promise, we’re certainly justified in wanting to reward them and promote them. Continuity is on our minds right now as we search for the light at the end of the tunnel of this current crisis — and look for how we’re going to sustain our organizations for the future. And it’s the bright stars in our own workforce that may wind up leading the way. So how do we best develop them? How can smaller organizations keep pace and provide access to coaching and support? The answer may lie in AI.  An AI-driven digital coach named Amanda is actually proving to be a phenomenal solution for companies looking to train, develop, and educate front-line managers, supervisors, and upcoming leaders. It was launched by  Kevin Kruse of LEADX using technology powered by IBM Watson. We’re going to talk about what it is, how it works, and why it’s leveling the playing field for organizations no matter their size. Both 80% of those polled on whether or not they wanted robot coaching, and the same percentage of those polled on whether or not they want human coaching said yes, they do. The bottom line isn’t machine or person. It’s having a coach, period. And the results with Coach Amanda are really compelling.
4/3/202022 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to Make Your Work Culture Rock

Even right now, even with everything, we need to amp up our workplaces like never before. Culture keeps us together — but you can’t create a great culture if you’re not leading like a rockstar, and treating your employees like MVPs. So many organizations are morphing right now into remote and fragmented workforces — by necessity. But we’re really looking for the glue that will keep us together. Tell you what we all need to keep the beat: Culture. A culture that celebrates empathy, emotional intelligence, innovation, alignment and growth Culture is a dynamic reality that can make our people feel awesome and want to keep on rocking. Or, it can make them want to go join another band.    Culture also sets us on a course for the future. And all the organizations I know are obsessed with what the future holds. Culture helps us attract the next superstars to our organization, helps the leaders connect with the rest of the workforce, and supports the employees who have the promise to really go the distance and be the next leaders. And that’s what Jim Knight is all about. He’s a standout expert on workplace cultures and rockstar leaders. So we’re going to talk as well about how you can become that leader — who creates an amazing workplace culture, embodies it, and keeps it evolving, current, and sustaining for the long-term.  And hey, we love those bands that have stood the test of time and stayed relevant through the decades, am I right?
3/27/202023 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Power of Business Readiness

Business readiness has taken on a whole new meaning right now as we grapple with an absolutely massive upheaval facing our lives as well as our work. Even a month ago we were discussing the importance of digital workspaces and remote capabilities as a key item on the wish list. Today it’s a necessity. We need to provide a structure for our employees to do their best work no matter where they are. This is a tremendous challenge for leaders and managers: how can we maintain continuity, support and sustain productivity, and adapt, really, on a dime? What it takes is incredible innovation and ingenuity. But the good news is we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. There are powerful and effective ways to provide central, interconnected workspaces, maintain communications and stay secure, by shifting to digitally empowered solutions that keep us ready for nearly anything. Being business ready is on everyone’s minds, and I’m thrilled that today I’m talking to someone who knows how to help. We’re talking to Tim Minahan, the Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) CITRIX, about the importance of business readiness — and the best approaches to achieving it. Flexibility, adaptability — it’s like gymnastics for business. But it’s also a matter of survival. This podcast is sponsored by Citrix.
3/20/202024 minutes, 21 seconds
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AI, VR, and the Internal Communication Revolution

Today internal communication is transforming right before our eyes and ears. It’s getting a powerful boost from new technologies such as AI, augmented and virtual realities, and changing not only what we say but how we say it. The future of communication — even how we reach out to each other — and everyone in our organizations — is going to see rapid growth and radical improvements. In fact we’re already experiencing them today.. We’re talking to organizational communication expert Shel Holtz, a pioneer in the field who’s now the Director of Internal Communications for WEBCOR Builders in California. He’s been pushing us forward ever since we started using the intranet (you’ll find out why) and is here today to talk about how new technologies are transforming communication — and why we’re never turning back.
3/13/202027 minutes, 55 seconds
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Team Up Marketing and HR to Attract, Engage and Retain Talent

Today’s #WorkTrends podcast is about partnering Marketing and HR for phenomenal talent strategies. It’s a powerful alchemy that happens when Marketing and HR teams align to attract, engage and retain talent. We’ve all seen an expansion in scope and role of both the Chief Culture and Talent Officer: both roles are increasingly held accountable for strategic business growth — but we haven’t always had a great roadmap for joining them together. Well, Now’s the time. Unemployment at an all-time low, and candidate as well as employee expectations mean you’ve got to be really smart about how to attract and retain people. It’s never been more important for marketing and HR teams to combine forces.      Today’s guests, Diane Adams, Sprinklr Chief Culture and Talent Officer and Grad Conn, Sprinklr Chief Experience & Marketing Officer, are here to lay it all out for us — and talk about the approaches they’ve used at Sprinklr to bring in, inspire, and to be honest, keep top talent. They’re passionate about the crossover of marketing and HR to create an amazing workplace culture — and about how marketing techniques that keep engaging customers can be utilized so effectively when it comes to talent.
3/6/202026 minutes, 24 seconds
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Great Expectations: Companies Need To Live Their Employer Brand

Today’s #WorkTrends podcast is about employer brands: getting behind the hype and actually committing to a walking the talk. Employer brands are understood as being a key driver for attracting great talent and engaging employees, let alone inspiring them to stay with your company and feel proud of it. But we need to be a lot better about shaping a brand and maintaining it through policies, deeds and actions, not just messaging. Messaging without actionable follow-through won’t cut it. Further, the quick reaction time of millennials and Generation Z when it comes to hype versus reality will cost employers more and more. As digitally savvy talent builds their careers and enters the workforce, they seek employers who mean what they say. Today’s guest, Debra Ruh (ROO) is here to talk about how employers can better stand behind their values. As she says, you don’t get to call yourself the Employer of Choice — your employees do. Debra is the CEO and Founder of Ruh Global IMPACT, which focuses on Global Disability Inclusion Strategies, Digital Marketing, and Branding among many other services; and Cofounder of the award-winning #AXSChat.
2/28/202024 minutes, 48 seconds
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Why Companies Need to Value a Great Candidate Experience

Today on the #WorkTrends podcast we’re talking about candidate experience — and why it’s so important for companies to understand its importance and value. Companies that work on shaping a great candidate experience are notably ahead of the curve when it comes to not only employee engagement and performance, but also an increased customer base, more, and better employee referrals, higher revenue streams and a positive social presence — all of which in turn contribute to a higher profile, more appealing employer brand. And so it goes. Our guest is TalentCulture’s good friend and colleague Kevin Grossman, who has been instrumental in how we perceive candidate experience and everything it entails. He’s bringing with him the results of the 2019 North American Research Report — and this is information we all need.
2/21/202030 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Journey to a Great Employer Brand

Today’s #WorkTrends podcast is about one of the most important but least understood endeavors any employer has to consider: How to effectively create an attractive but authentic employer brand. Getting that right takes clear strategy and clear thinking. It also takes a commitment to seeing your employer brand as a holistic journey, not just a “one and done” task.  And there’s no one better than our guest, Susan Lamotte in terms of a savvy tour guide to navigate this journey. Susan is the  founder and CEO of exaqueo (ex-ack-we-o), a premier employer brand experience firm.
2/14/202023 minutes, 27 seconds
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Email Still Matters: Etiquette for Today’s Users

Get the message: email’s not dead in 2020. In fact, it’s alive and well — and while we can run our businesses without it, we do need to improve how we’re using it. According to today’s #WorkTrends guest, Bruce Mayhew, better etiquette depends on three best practices. Bruce is a corporate and executive consultant who wants to help us all to be better at emailing. He’s on #WorkTrends to talk about why we can barely stand looking at our inbox — and how to write email that don’t add to the information overload, and not only get read, but responded to. Imagine that.
2/7/202020 minutes, 57 seconds
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Acing the Metrics: Reading the Data on Engagement

For all our discussions regarding employee engagement we still often treat it as an intangible, unmeasurable factor. On the contrary, says Leila Zayed, our guest today. Leila is the VP of  Best Companies Group, and is going to walk us through the why’s and more importantly, the how’s of measuring engagement. Not only can we use specific measurements to look at engagement, we can also compare it to benchmarks to get a fuller picture. And that’s going to be key to improving your workplace and making your company a place that hard-to-find talent wants to join.
1/31/202015 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Human Impact of Data Literacy

Despite an explosion of data and analytics, too many organizations still don’t know how to use it — let alone leverage it to inform decision-making and strategy. Today’s guest, Jordan Morrow, is helping fix this very broad-ranging problem. He’s the Global Head of Data Literacy at Qlik, and here on #WorkTrends to share the findings of a milestone report on Data Literacy, and talk about the most effective strategies for learning how to harness data to make informed decisions. This podcast is sponsored by Qlik.
1/24/202026 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Empathy Gap

We’re suffering from an epidemic of disengagement and hiring is more critical than ever. But we’re missing the mark when it comes to solutions. It’s all about understanding what people are feeling — and being able to influence motions. And it’s something a lot of HR leaders are afraid to do. Today’s guest reveals the key to bridging the empathy gaps — and giving your people a true sense of meaning and connection. Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, and an expert of how leaders can overcome their own biases and make  better decisions.
1/17/202025 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Myth of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement was a great idea 30 years ago but it’s become a buzz phrase with no clout, according to today’s guest, Mark Babbitt. Mark’s passionate about taking the right approach to a stellar workplace experience. He’s on #WorkTrends to talk about how to finally get past the myth of employee engagement, and about the five essential factors of what really matters: Workplace Intelligence.
1/10/202020 minutes, 18 seconds
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Insider Secrets to Making Great HIres

We all want and need to make great hires. Today’s guest reveals two vital secrets that will better the odds for any organization. Chad Fife, the VP of Marketing at Talview and a veteran team-builder, gets candid about finding talent that fits, setting clear expectations, and why some hires thrive while others don’t.
1/3/202035 minutes, 8 seconds
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Solving a $7 Trillion Dollar Problem

Companies waste $7 trillion a year on lost output due to employees being overloaded by different tasks and applications. Systems have an incredible impact on employee engagement, yet we’re piling on more apps, tasks and obstacles to getting our work done. Calvin Hsu at Citrix talks about a powerful solution that’s radically changing how we work.
12/13/201923 minutes, 2 seconds
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Harnessing Technology to Lead, Innovate, and Win

The workplace is changing so fast we can hardly keep pace — and that’s left some companies lagging behind. What we need is a will to transform into a new kind of organization, where technology enables leadership, inspires innovation, and drives amazing team performance. Patrick Antrim, former NY Yankee and now CEO of Multifamily Leadership, talks about how leaders are sparking amazing innovation, inspiring the next generation of employees and engaging new customers — by turning to tech.
12/7/201926 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Importance of Second Chances

You probably hear a lot of buzz about diversity and inclusion. But for many years, our D&I conversation has largely ignored one disempowered population: people with a criminal record. We interview Michelle Cirocco, chief responsibility officer at Televerde, about how we can all give people a second chance and create new opportunities for everyone.
11/29/201915 minutes, 57 seconds
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Taking Stock of the Global State of Work

Like it or not, we’re all connected — and in our tech-driven world, organizations have more of a global presence than ever before. This week, recruiter and Recruiting Brainfood curator Hung Lee joins #WorkTrends to take a look at the global state of work.
11/15/201915 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ageism and Its Impact on the Modern Worker

We now have six generations in the workforce, but ironically we have never had more ageism than we do now. As the week’s #WorkTrends guest notes, ageism affects everyone in the workplace, whether they’re sixteen or eighty-six. By the time you’re in your 40s, you will likely have experienced it. This week on #WorkTrends, host Meghan M. Biro talks to Vinay Singh about age discrimination in the workplace today, and why so many workers are feeling the impact.
11/8/201921 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to Make Your Organization Accessible for Everyone

Having an accessible workplace is not only the right thing to do, but it opens your organization up to an even wider candidate pool. This week on #WorkTrends, Meghan M. Biro speaks with  Neil Milliken, the global head of accessibility, about making the office a great place for everyone.
11/1/201920 minutes, 41 seconds
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Should Love be a Four-Letter Word at Work?

We associate the business world with being cutthroat, but is that really how it should work? This week on #WorkTrends, Steve Farber joins us to talk about his newest book, “Love is Just Damn Good Business,” and why “love” should never be a four-letter word at your business.
10/25/201927 minutes, 9 seconds
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How HR Can Help Organizations Handle the Unthinkable

It’s a turbulent world out there, but that doesn’t mean organizations should stand by and wait for the worst to happen. Eric McNulty, co-author of “You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When It Matters Most,” shares tips about leading organizations during times of crisis.
10/18/201919 minutes, 56 seconds
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Redefine “Rockstars” to Find the Employees You Really Need

Your organization needs rockstars to thrive, but finding the candidates who will take your organizations from the backyard battle of the bands to sold-out arenas is more difficult than it looks. This week on #WorkTrends, host Meghan M. Biro talks to Fetcher cofounder Genevieve Jurvetson about how we can rethink talent acquisition, remove bias, and find candidates who will get your organization rocking.
10/11/201916 minutes, 22 seconds
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Remote Work: More Than Working in Your PJs

While we all dream of working remotely, it’s not as easy as it sounds. James Lloyd, founder of Redox, joins us to discuss the challenges of managing an all-remote team and leading a distributed company.
10/4/201919 minutes, 13 seconds
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Empathy Is the Answer

Work doesn’t always suck — but sometimes, it really does. This week on #WorkTrends, Michael Brenner, author of “Mean People Suck: How Empathy Leads to Bigger Profits and a Better Life,” joins us to explain how empathy is the key to creating both a better workplace and a better life.
9/27/201919 minutes, 5 seconds
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10 Dangerous Gaps That Could Put Your Business at Risk

Are you minding the gap? The compliance gap, that is. Keeping up with regulations can be a real challenge, but there are a variety of solutions and best practices HR organizations can use to stay on top of everything they need to know. This week on #WorkTrends, host Meghan M. Biro talks about how organizations can stay on top of compliance issues with Poster Guard’s Shanna Wall.
9/20/201920 minutes, 33 seconds
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Preparing for the HR Perfect Storm

The last few years have been challenging for HR leaders -- but it’s just the beginning. Meghan M. Biro interviews Brent Colescott, senior director of business strategy and transformation for SumTotal.
9/13/201918 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why Wait? Mark Stelzner Says HR Should Change NOW

Change. Change. Change. Repeat. That’s the new normal for every organization. As HR leaders, how can we build teams that are resilient in the face of that constant change? Mark Stelzner says the biggest mistake we can make is stopping and waiting. In this interview, he tells Meghan M. Biro that HR should lead the way, updating the way our organizations work to survive and thrive in our new reality.
9/6/201919 minutes, 52 seconds
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Your Fall Conference Season Primer: 9 HR Tech Vendors to Watch

As fall conference season gets underway, you’re probably looking for a guide to all the HR tech vendors you’re about to start hearing from. In this special bonus episode of WorkTrends, we talk to leaders from 9 of the hottest HR tech companies to get the scoop on the problems they’re solving and the solutions they’re offering. Our interviews were recorded earlier this year at the HR Transform conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
8/30/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Give Your People Story a Heart

In the Age of the Employee, your employer brand matters more than ever. Meghan M. Biro interviews agency founder Tiffany Sauder, who has found herself helping more and more clients tell their employer brand story.
8/23/201920 minutes, 55 seconds
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Your D&I Journey

Every organization is on a journey to become more diverse and inclusive. What does that journey look like for you? Are you at the very beginning? Hitting a bend in the road? Today’s guests, Damon Klotz and Steven Huang, talk about how they think about diversity, inclusion, culture and their own journey at Culture Amp.
8/16/201927 minutes, 56 seconds
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Remove Bias, Discover Talent

This week’s guest, Angela Hood, is passionate about building unbiased technology. What does that mean for hiring? Everything. Listen in for her interview about hiring, bias, and a better way to work with Meghan M. Biro.
8/9/201931 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why Every HR Pro Should Think Like a Marketer

The world is moving fast, but sometimes it feels like HR is still stuck in the past. How can we move HR forward to start solving the problems our businesses face today? Meghan M. Biro interviews HR pro Donna Scarola to get her take on how HR people could think more like marketers to reach their goals.
8/2/201926 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to Take Control of Your Career as an "Employeepreneur"

Meghan M. Biro interviews Dethra Giles, an executive coach and author, about how to take your career where you want it to go. Get her advice on how to learn new skills, eliminate the distractions that are holding you back, and excel in the changing world of work.
7/26/201919 minutes, 36 seconds
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Building Your Personal Platform

If you work in HR, are you a marketer? This week’s guest, Cynthia Johnson, says we’re ALL marketers -- for our employer but also for ourselves. The author of “Platform” gives us her advice on building a powerful personal brand (and why you should help your employees do the same).
7/19/201920 minutes, 41 seconds
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Want to Change the Employee Experience? Ask Yourself These Questions

If you work in HR, your job is to build a better experience for employees. But how do we really do that? And are our modern HR teams actually standing in our own way? Meghan M. Biro talks to longtime HR practitioner and problem solver Mary Faulkner.
7/12/201924 minutes, 53 seconds
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How Video Can Make Hiring More Human

In our increasingly digital candidate experience, we’re seeing more and more videos. So how do we keep a human touch in the hiring process? Meghan M. Biro talks to video pro Elena Valentine about the future of hiring and employer branding.
7/5/201924 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to Build a Company Where Everyone Wants to Work

We all want to work at companies with positive cultures, but how do you really build one from scratch? Longtime HR leader Diane Adams tells the story of how she has transformed culture by building a culture roadmap, partnering with groups outside HR, and listening to employee feedback.
6/21/201927 minutes, 58 seconds
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AI for HR

How are HR teams really using AI right now? We’re talking the nuts and bolts of new technology with Future Workplace’s Jeanne Meister.
6/14/201925 minutes, 43 seconds
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A Preview of SHRM 2019 with SHRM Chief Knowledge Officer Alex Alonso

What can you expect from the biggest HR conference of the year? Meghan M. Biro welcomes SHRM Chief Knowledge Officer Alex Alonso. We’re talking all things SHRM 2019!
6/7/201924 minutes, 33 seconds
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Beating Your Bias

Bias. Diversity. Inclusion. Gender. Race. Religion. We’re talking about some of the biggest and most important conversations happening in HR right now with our guest, Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
5/31/201930 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Build a More Diverse Pipeline

We’re all about moving beyond the buzzwords, and this week we’re breaking down “diversity in hiring.” What are the tangible steps you can take to attract, hire and retain more diverse candidates and add fresh faces to your About page? Longtime tech leader Carrie Maslen is here to walk you through it.
5/17/201919 minutes, 58 seconds
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How to Make 2020 a Transformational Year

We’ve all been talking about buzzwords like engagement and retention for years. Today’s guest, Brent Colescott, says NOW is the moment to turn those ideas into reality. He shares how to make sure 2020 is a transformational year for your organization. This episode is sponsored by Skillsoft/SumTotal.
5/10/201923 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Bridge Between Work and Technology

How is work changing, and what role does technology play? We welcome China Gorman back to #WorkTrends to tell us what she has learned planning this year’s UNLEASH America conference.
5/3/201930 minutes, 21 seconds
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What HR Transformation Looks Like at 130 Organizations

HR transformation. It’s a buzzword in our space right now, but it’s also a very big and important job. We talk to Jill Goldstein, who oversees talent and HR operations work for 130 clients at Accenture. She gets into the nitty-gritty to tell us the challenges HR leaders are facing today — and how they’re preparing their organizations for the future.
4/26/201923 minutes, 39 seconds
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Live From HR Transform: Meet the Speakers

The #WorkTrends crew sits down with some of the speakers from this year’s HR Transform conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
4/23/201937 minutes, 35 seconds
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Building a People-Focused Culture

People! They’re the most important part of any organization. On this episode of #WorkTrends, we’re talking all about how YOUR company (yes, YOUR company) can build a more positive, people-focused culture. This episode is sponsored by Citrix.
4/19/201934 minutes, 27 seconds
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Lessons on Leadership and Diversity from One of West Point's First Female Grads

What was it like to be one of the first female graduates from West Point? We talk to Sara Potecha about her trailblazing career, the legacy she wants to leave as a leader, and how we can all build each other up at work.
4/12/201930 minutes, 56 seconds
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Limitless: A New Framework for Employee Engagement

We don’t have a good shared language about employee engagement. Author and former executive recruiter Laura Gassner Otting wants to change that. This week on #WorkTrends, we talk to Laura about how to find your own best career path and how to help employees do the same.
4/5/201926 minutes, 37 seconds
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Politics at Work

It’s no secret: We’re living in a highly politicized time. That affects what we see on our Facebook feed...and what we talk about at work. How can we all cope with our new political reality — and still get along with our coworkers? We asked leadership consultant Eric Pliner, who coaches leaders on building more resilient teams, and leadership trainer Steve Paskoff, who helps eliminate workplace harassment.
3/29/201948 minutes, 17 seconds
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Is Retirement Outdated?

We all know the old story: You get a good job. You work hard for 40 years. You retire and put your feed up. But wait...that story is changing for many older workers. How are our ideas about retirement evolving? And what can older workers contribute to the workforce? We talk to public radio contributor and author Chris Farrell about the modern definition of retirement.
3/22/201924 minutes, 30 seconds
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Build a Better Candidate Experience

Candidate experience! CX! Everyone is talking about it these days. And in the battle for the best talent, IT MATTERS (trust us). So we called Scott Weaver, a talent acquisition leader at Teradata, who has studied the candidate experience and figured out its impact on business metrics like time to hire. He shares how he is “operationalizing and systematizing” candidate experience at Teradata.
3/15/201931 minutes, 52 seconds
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Iterate! How HR Can Get Agile

Bureaucracy. Silos. Sloooow decision-making. Is that what comes to mind when you think “corporate HR”? This week’s guest, Ed Muzio, says it doesn’t have to be that way. The author of “Iterate” tells us how HR organizations can incorporate agile thinking to move faster, make better decisions and be more people-focused.
3/8/201926 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Beat Burnout

Burnout. Overwork. An inbox that never sleeps. Sound familiar? This week on #WorkTrends, we’re talking about how we can beat burnout by addressing the core underlying challenges of modern work. If you want to help your employees stay healthy, or need tips for conquering burnout yourself, tune in to hear from coach Beth Benatti Kennedy.
3/1/201927 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to Build the Company of the Future: HR Transform

On this special episode of #WorkTrends, we’re talking innovation. Get a sneak peek at this spring’s hottest HR conference, HR Transform. You’ll hear from conference organizer Samara Jaffe and speaker Ron Storn, chief people officer at Zume. Find out how he is building a people-focused company even amid major change.
2/22/201932 minutes, 1 second
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How to Bring People Together at Work

Diversity. Inclusion. We talk about these buzzwords a lot, but how can we really build more diverse and cohesive workplaces, where people come together around shared goals? We talked to diversity training expert Jason Greer about how to move past the stereotypes and bring people together.
2/15/201928 minutes, 44 seconds
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Recruiting + Retention = True Love

Recruiting and retention, sitting in a tree. For too long, we’ve thought about recruiting candidates and keeping them engaged after hire as two different, largely unconnected activities. Today’s guest says it’s time to bring recruiting and retention together. We talk to Ankit Somani, co-founder of Allyo. This episode is sponsored by Allyo.
2/8/201938 minutes, 16 seconds
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Advice for the Next Generation at Work

What advice would you give to the next generation about work? Author and longtime business leader Karyn Schoenbart asked herself that question, and put her answers in a book, “MOM.B.A. Essential Business Advice From One Generation To The Next.” Listen to hear what she (and other #WorkTrends listeners!) have learned about work.
2/1/201930 minutes, 11 seconds
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Is AI Ready For Us?

AI. It’s a buzzword all around us, but is recruiting really primed to use AI effectively? On this episode of #WorkTrends, Xref CTO Tim Griffiths gives us the real talk we need to hear about AI for HR. Get his predictions about how work and tech will change in the next few years. This episode is sponsored by Xref.
1/25/201959 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why Social Media Has Failed Recruiting

“Social recruiting” has been a buzzword as long as social media has been around. But this week’s guests say social recruiting as we know it has failed. It’s tough to give candidates an accurate picture of the company and great companies don’t stand out in the crowded social arena. How can we make social recruiting better? Listen in for ideas from Michael Webb and Cyndy Trivella from WorkScene.
1/18/201926 minutes, 20 seconds
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Who Should You Hire?

Even for seasoned HR pros, hiring is hard. If you’re building a team to grow your organization, keep your culture alive, and serve customers, how can you make sure you hire the right people? We asked 2 pros for their tips. Listen for interviews with Carol Quinn, the queen of motivation-based interviewing, and Nick Martin, an organizational psychologist at Aon who’s rethinking assessments and selection.
1/11/201939 minutes, 49 seconds
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How Work Will Change in 2019

Work is changing fast! What trends are you watching this year? We asked serial tech CEO and author of “Everybody Wants to Love Their Job” Marylene Delbourg-Delphis what’s changing about work, what the next generation of workers expects, and how HR can lead the way.
1/4/201928 minutes, 12 seconds
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What’s Next for HR — Best of #WorkTrends 2018, Part 2

In 2018, we’ve released some of our favorite episodes in the history of #WorkTrends. But we know it’s hard to catch every interview. Consider this our end-of-year gift to you: a roundup of our favorite guests, interviews and topics from 2018. In part two, we talk about how work is changing and where HR fits into the new way we work. Featuring conversations with Dawn Burke, Ryan Higginson-Scott, Anna Ott, Carisa Miklusak and Ben Eubanks.
12/21/201838 minutes, 21 seconds
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Best of #WorkTrends 2018, Part 1: Building More Authentic Connections at Work

In 2018, we’ve released some of our favorite episodes in the history of #WorkTrends. But we know it’s hard to catch every interview. Consider this our end-of-year gift to you: a roundup of our favorite guests, interviews and topics from 2018. In part one, we talk about developing more authentic connections at work. Featuring conversations with Lisa Prior, Valerie Sargent, Kimberly White, Erica Keswin and Heather Hanson Wickman.
12/21/201837 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Citrix Is Redefining the Modern Work Experience

Remote work. Distributed teams. That dreaded productivity gap. On this episode of #WorkTrends, we’re thinking about the modern work experience. Citrix CMO Tim Minahan joins us to talk about how Citrix is rethinking that employee experience, both internally for their team and for their customers. This episode is sponsored by Citrix.
12/14/201827 minutes, 48 seconds
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Diversity in Practice

On this week's episode of WorkTrends, we’re talking about diversity and inclusion. What does a successful diversity program REALLY look like? We asked two experts for their takes on D&I. We’ll hear from Symantec CHRO Amy Cappellanti-Wolf and author Rania Anderson.
12/7/201838 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to Help People Reach Their Full Potential at Work

“Work is a relationship, not a contract.” Do you agree? This week on #WorkTrends, we’re talking about helping employees reach their full potential — by rethinking our basic work structures. Jason Lauritsen tells us about his new book, “Unlocking High Performance,” and Dr. Pamela Howze shares new apprenticeship programs designed to drive success for the next generation.
11/30/201834 minutes, 10 seconds
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Why We Need More Humble Leaders

On this episode of #WorkTrends, we’re talking about leadership with author Bill Treasurer. We’ll discuss his new book, “The Leadership Killer,” and map out ways every leader can be more humble and effective. We also hear from breatheHR CEO Jonathan Richards about the pledge you can take to build a better company culture.
11/23/201837 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Manage the Modern Workforce

On this episode of #WorkTrends, we’re thinking through a very common challenge these days: successfully managing the modern workforce. How do you stay connected with your team and give people the tools they need to be successful? We hear from Sean Jackson, a former Marine who’s on a mission to make work better. And we talk to author Kyle Nel about how he led massive behavioral change at Lowe’s. 
11/9/201835 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Evolved Executive

The way we work is leading to stressed-out employees, unfulfilled leaders and unhappy teams. There has to be a better way. Author Heather Hanson Wickman agrees. On this episode of #WorkTrends, she tells us why she wrote her new book, “The Evolved Executive: The Future of Work Is Love in Action.” We also hear from one leader who is completely rethinking the way we work.
11/2/201833 minutes, 6 seconds
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Taking a Scary Career Leap...into Cannabis

Happy Halloween! This week, we’re talking all things scary. Are you facing a scary career move? Or exploring a brand-new industry that scares you a little? We’re talking to Stormy Simon, former president of Overstock.com, about her scary career leaps and her new passion: the (very scary to many!) cannabis industry. We also hear from Keegan Peterson, whose platform Wurk is adding function to the cannabis industry.
10/26/201834 minutes, 16 seconds
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Is Your Team Really Motivated?

Here’s what years of research tells us about employee motivation and engagement: employees really aren’t motivated by money. Instead, we’re all driven by respect, purpose, and relationships. Author Gregg Lederman joins us to talk about the employee motivation lessons he shares in his new book, “Crave.” This episode is brought to you by our friends Reward Gateway.
10/19/201829 minutes, 45 seconds
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Bring Your Human to Work

We love to talk HR tech. But there’s a real danger in forgetting about the HUMAN side of all that HR technology. On today’s episode, we’re talking about how to keep the “human” in human resources with Erica Keswin, author of “Bring Your Human to Work.”
10/12/201836 minutes, 13 seconds
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Women at Work: How to Rethink the Modern Workplace for Gender Equality

New research shows that diversity and inclusion is a top priority for leaders. So why is the needle moving backward when it comes to gender equality at work? We talk to Dorothy Dalton about the work she’s doing to shift the conversation about men, women, work and bias.
10/5/201839 minutes, 5 seconds
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How the Workforce Is Changing

Look out, people. Gen Z and an army of robots are about to come knocking at your office door. (Just kidding.) But WHO we work with and HOW we work together is all changing very fast. In this episode, we talk to author Alexandra Levit about the major trends affecting the workforce of tomorrow.
9/28/201827 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Global Workforce

People around the world are more connected than ever before, and workers are jumping at the chance to relocate. This week on #WorkTrends, we’re joined by Steve Black, co-founder of the HR tech company Topia. He shares new research about the state of the global workforce and employees’ perspective on relocating. This episode is sponsored by Topia.
9/21/201826 minutes, 12 seconds
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Smoothing Out Your Messy HR Processes

HR is at a crossroads. Technology is making it easier to streamline messy, time-consuming HR processes. But where does that leave HR teams? Long-time HR pro Ryan Higginson-Scott joins us with answers every HR team needs.
9/14/201829 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Way We Work

The way we work is changing — fast. Where we work, who we work with, and how we get work done is all evolving. We talk to Sarah Travers, CEO of the coworking space Workbar, and to one head of recruiting who thinks remote and co-working aren’t going anywhere.
9/7/201833 minutes, 41 seconds
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How AI Will Change HR

Are robots taking our jobs? No, but they are making HR processes a whole lot better. We talk to longtime HR pro Ben Eubanks about his new book, “Artificial Intelligence for HR,” and to Frank Gullo, director of digital and mobile strategy at Aleron, about how new technology will change the way we work.
9/4/201833 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Untangle Benefits Headaches

This week’s #WorkTrends guest is working to solve some of the biggest headaches we face in HR: benefits. Rachel Lyubovitzky calls benefits “the last frontier” in HR tech, and her team is out to fix it. This episode is sponsored by EverythingBenefits.
8/24/201820 minutes, 42 seconds
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Building a More Inclusive Workplace with SurveyMonkey

How do you go beyond the buzzwords about diversity and inclusion and actually build a workplace that welcomes everyone? We’re talking to SurveyMonkey CMO Leela Srinivasan about how the company has done it, and what they’re teaching other leaders about prioritizing diversity.
8/17/201828 minutes, 20 seconds
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What to Expect at HR Tech 2018

Fall conference season is right around the corner! We’re talking to HR Tech Conference co-chair Steve Boese about what YOU should have on your radar at HR Tech 2018, this September in Las Vegas.
8/10/201829 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Shift: How Seeing People as People Changes Everything

When you think about your coworkers, what do you see? Do you picture mere objects who only exist to help you accomplish your goals, or do you see them as human beings? Author Kimberly White tells us why shifting out perspective on the people around us can have dramatic consequences for employee engagement, the quality of our relationships, and how we see the world.
8/3/201828 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Future of Work: On-Demand Talent

In this interview, host Meghan M. Biro is talking to HR tech veteran and tilr founder Carisa Miklusak on how hiring is changing and what the future looks like for on-demand workers.
7/27/201829 minutes, 56 seconds
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Build an A-Team

In this interview, author Whitney Johnson and host Meghan M. Biro think through how leaders can change the way they hire and manage talent to create an A-team. Get advice on building a company culture that’s based on constant learning and growth.
7/20/201830 minutes, 13 seconds
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Why It’s an Exciting Time in Talent Acquisition

In this interview with Jack Coapman, chief strategy officer of the recruiting platform gr8 people, we’re talking about what’s next in talent acquisition. How will tech power more efficient recruiting and a better candidate experience?
7/13/201832 minutes, 11 seconds
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What We Can Learn About HR from New Paychex Research

Host Meghan M. Biro digs into new data about the state of HR with Paychex experts Cory May and Leah Machado.
7/6/201824 minutes, 58 seconds
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Onboarding Is the New Black

In this interview with onboarding evangelist Jess Von Bank from Click Boarding, host Meghan M. Biro asks about how the employee experience is changing and how talent acquisition teams and hiring managers can work together to create a better onboarding process.
6/22/201831 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Power of People Data

In this interview with LinkedIn’s Senior Director of Insights Kate Hastings, Meghan M. Biro asks about how HR is using people data to eliminate bias, close the gender gap, and drive better outcomes.
6/18/201830 minutes, 19 seconds
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Social Screening and the Future of Talent Acquisition

In this interview with Bianca Lager, President of social media screening company Social Intelligence, we’re talking about the future of background checks and what employers need to know about all the candidate data that’s available online.
6/11/201831 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Talent Fix

In this interview with talent pro and blogger Tim Sackett, Meghan M. Biro asks how leaders can work together to make talent acquisition better.
6/4/201830 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Future of HR Tech

In this interview with Anna Ott, head of HR tech startups for UNLEASH, we’re talking about the future of work and how technology will move us forward. Find out what new categories and tools she has her eye on.
5/21/201824 minutes, 32 seconds
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What Modern HR Looks Like

In this interview with HR and leadership advisor Dawn Burke, Meghan M. Biro asks about the new face of HR, what’s surprising about working in HR, and what every leader needs to know about building a culture of connection.
5/14/201828 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Mind of the Leader

In this interview with author and consultant Jacqueline Carter, Meghan M. Biro asks about how we can all be less distracted and more focused, how leaders can bring mindfulness to their teams, and why mindfulness matters.
5/7/201827 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Recruiter’s Handbook

In this interview with Sharlyn Lauby, we’re talking recruiting tips, how HR has changed, what it’s like to run a small business, and unretiring.
4/30/201824 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why You Need to Build a Talent Brand, Not an Employer Brand

Lee Caraher had a problem. She was running a PR agency in San Francisco, and she couldn’t retain any young employees. She put in months of research to crack her millennial problem, and learned how to dramatically shift her culture to attract great talent. Learn from Lee’s experience on this episode of #WorkTrends.
4/23/201825 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Who has the best company culture of them all? This week on WorkTrends, Charlie Judy is here to tell us why we should stop asking that question. We’ll talk about how to understand your own unique company culture, avoid the comparison trap, and start building a better place to work.
4/16/201830 minutes, 3 seconds
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How Hollywood Is Killing HR

The way we work has totally changed in just a generation. Lisa Prior grew up in a company town, at the end of an era. Now, we’re all working in what experts call “the new Hollywood model” -- coming together for projects and then disbanding. Lisa tells us why it’s crucial to build a depth of connection to help teams find meaning and build relationships.
4/9/201828 minutes, 30 seconds
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Culture Wins

What sets an organization apart from its competitors? It’s all about employee retention, which is tied directly to culture. Meghan M. Biro interviews William Vanderbloemen about his new book, “Culture Wins.” He interviewed more than 100 leaders at successful companies to find out why their employees stay and how they’ve built winning cultures.
4/2/201830 minutes, 2 seconds
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Women Who Tech

What tech will change the way we do business? And how is the tech industry changing (slowly) to bring in more diverse perspectives? Meghan M. Biro interviews Women Who Tech founder Allyson Kapin to talk all things modern tech.
3/26/201828 minutes, 16 seconds
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Leaders Are Readers

What’s the last book you read? Laurie Ruettimann is on #WorkTrends this week to talk about her new project, #HRBookClub, and why she’s convinced that every leader needs to read more.
3/19/201820 minutes, 41 seconds
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Building Your EQ

Let’s be honest, we don’t check our emotions at the door when we start work every day. But most of us aren’t very tuned into our emotions. EQ coach Valerie Sargent shares how teams and leaders can work together to build their EQ and improve workplace culture.
3/14/201825 minutes, 37 seconds
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Why Fun at Work Matters

Why should leaders care whether employees have fun at work? And how can you build fun into your organization’s culture? This week, Meghan talks to “the godfather of fun,” Nick Gianoulis, about how to create shared experiences among employees, how to follow the laws of fun, and how to incorporate fun without breaking the bank.
3/7/201825 minutes, 35 seconds
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Gravitas. Do you have it? #WorkTrends

Gravitas has become the newest “it” factor in separating oneself from the pack. People with gravitas stand up, stand out and simply STAND when others may crumble or hide.  As you take stock of your professional brand, ask yourself, “do people take me seriously or do I sabotage myself?” Do you need to bump-up your “cred” in order to move things forward in your professional life?  On Wednesday, May 31 at 1pm ET #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro and special guest Deborah Thomas will be discussing what distinguishes someone with gravitas from someone who lacks it.
7/6/201730 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Value of Employee Recognition – #WorkTrends

Smart companies and leaders are figuring out that rewards and recognition programs have a lasting impact on employees. From a small thank you to quick feedback on a job well done, recognition can improve employee engagement and productivity, as well as help retain top talent. All of which can improve the bottom line. This week on #WorkTrends, host Meghan M. Biro welcomed Salvador Barros, CEO of Tap My Back, and Jason Lauritsen, Keynote Speaker and Best-Selling Author, to the podcast to discuss the barriers to adoption and the value of recognition programs.
7/6/201730 minutes, 25 seconds
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Building Successful Business Partnerships

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, young or aging, health care is a big deal. It’s ever-changing and businesses are fighting to keep up with the evolving regulatory landscape and an increased desire from prospective employees to offer some level of health insurance.  On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1pm ET, #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro and her guests Cristy Rewenko, AVP Wex and Craig Silverstein, Product Manager, Paychex will be discussing how their respective companies forged a successful partnership to deliver unprecedented service to their clients, while enjoying the benefits of their mutual partnership.
5/25/201730 minutes, 17 seconds
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Reprogram the Employee Experience

Culture is not just an HR "thing", it is a business thing. Culture is the collective mindset and attitude of your staff​,​ ​so ​it impacts​ customer service, retention, and profits. Brands can impact the collective attitude or culture by improving the employee experience​,​ which is based around key considerations such as Values, Selection, Orientation, Recognition, Communication​,​ and Leadership. This week on #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro was joined by special guest Shane Green. They discussed culture, customer experience and the impact both have on the employee experience. Here are a few key points Shane shared: The way your employees act defines your brand online A leader must spend time to build culture where people feel a connection by showing care The greatest enemy to tomorrow’s success is your past success Great tip: Looking at behavioral skills rather than experience when hiring Did you miss the show? You can listen to the #WorkTrends podcast on our BlogTalk Radio channel here: http://bit.ly/2pUx9yb. You can also check out the highlights of the conversation from our Storify here: Didn’t make it to this week’s #WorkTrends show? Don’t worry, you can tune in and participate in the podcast and chat with us every Wednesday from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT). Remember, the TalentCulture #WorkTrends conversation continues every day across several social media channels. Stay up-to-date by following our #WorkTrends Twitter stream; pop into our LinkedIn group to interact with other members; or check out our Google+ community. Engage with us any time on our social networks, or stay current with trending World of Work topics on our website or through our weekly email newsletter. Photo Credit: martinlouis2212 Flickr via Compfight cc
5/18/201729 minutes, 59 seconds
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Visa and Immigration Under the Trump Administration

Without a doubt our current presidential administration is an interesting one. There are lots of changes taking place and as we speculate, many more will be occuring in the future. With all of these changes, the American and global workforce will be affected, but in what ways?  Join Meghan M. Biro and her special guest, immigration attorney Jon Velie on Wednesday, March 22 at 1pm EDT to hear the latest information you need to know regarding immigration and visas. During this informative #WorkTrendsevent, Meghan and Jon will discuss the current political landscape regarding immigration, current & new processing requirements and what changes that we may see in both visa processing and/or compliance. 
3/22/201730 minutes, 35 seconds
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Talent Strategy Alignment

Simply, effective talent acquisition relies on HR functions that are aligned to the overall business strategy. This means that not only should HR have a seat at the table, the talent acquisition function needs to be a viable and well-supported aspect of an overall business strategy for all brands.  On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1pm ET, Andy Rice, Principal of Black Box Consulting and TalentCulture's #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro are discussing the critical importance of why talent acquisition and business strategies, for any brand, must be aligned to create a productive culture that will support and sustain brands in the present and for the future.  Please join us for what will be a lively conversation.
3/15/201730 minutes, 10 seconds
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High Velocity Recruiting Is Lean Hiring

In today's very competitive hiring environment, brands need to have a solid strategy for talent acquisition with forethought to the retention of desired talent. Speed and accuracy of culture fit are essentials parts of the strategy, but what happens when companies take too much time to assess their candidates?  On Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Scott Wintrip, author of the highly anticipated book High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant joins host Meghan M. Biro on #WorkTrends to discuss how companies can hire quickly and still maintain high standards for the acquisition of desirable talent.   
3/8/201729 minutes, 4 seconds
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Top 5 Reasons To Use Assessments Today

Workplace assessments can accurately measure total human potential, enhance overall productivity, reduce attrition, and reduce overall hiring costs significantly... yet not all companies are using them.  On Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 1 - 2pm EST, #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro and her special guests Kimberly Howell and Kelsey Stephens from PAN are discussing the nuances and myriad benefits of the various assessment tools companies can implement and use to improve the quality of hires, retention and to recognize promotability among their employee population.
3/1/201730 minutes, 21 seconds
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Brand Culture at the Intersection of HR and Strategy

Imagine your consumer brand and employer brand as concentric circles. In the very center you'll find an overlap of similar traits. So why do companies struggle to understand how the two are actually critical to both your consumers and employees and impact both on the same level.  On Wednesday, February 22, #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro is joined by Tenet Partner experts Larry Oakner and Rebecca Longman when they discuss the intricacies of how your company brand is positioned at the intersection of Human Resources and overall company strategy. Join them at 1pm EST to hear what it takes to make your organization an attraction magnet for keeping employees and attracting desired talent.
2/22/201730 minutes, 16 seconds
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Employee Engagement and Customer Service

It's not a well-kept secret. There is a lot of information showing how customer satisfaction and employee engagement are closely tied together. Given your employees are the first line of contact for customers, how they interact with the buying public can have either a positive or negative impact your customers' perceptions and ultimately your bottom line.  Join #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro and her guests Mary Poppen and Sara Weiner, from Glint, as they discuss the ever-important topic on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1pm EST. 
2/15/201730 minutes, 48 seconds
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How To Move Beyond the Competition

We live in a very competitive world with more and more companies cropping up every day. So how do you differentiate your organization, your products and yourself from the competition? This is something every entrepreneur, leader, employee, as well as customer needs to understand. The companies and people who understand that being a solutions provider and problem solver will be what it takes to keep their competitive edge and endure for the long-term. Meghan M. Biro and her guest Peter Sheahan, CEO and Founder of global consultancy Karrikins Group, delve into this topic on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1pm EST. Join them and the discussion as they take a deep-dive into the heart and soul of modern business.
2/8/201730 minutes, 49 seconds
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Workplace Diversity Is More Than A Business Imperative

Workplace diversity is not just a phrase to be bandied about. It goes deeper than what can be seen by internal and external stakeholders. It's a business operative and more than that, a moral issue that cuts to the heart of why companies need to show their inclusive human side to everyone.  On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 1pm EST, host Meghan M.Biro sits down with Rob Cahill, CEO and Suzanne Leung, VP of Sales at Jhana to discuss the myriad benefits of a diverse culture and how they address diversity at Jhana.
2/1/201730 minutes, 35 seconds
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Benefits of Pets in the Workplace

This week's show is going to the dogs... specifically to dogs in the workplace. According to researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, it was discovered that pets in the workplace actually create a buffer between stressful situations, boost employee morale and increase productivity. This speaks fathoms about the value they bring not only to our personal lives, but to our professional ones, as well.  Please join this week's special guest Gordie Spater, CEO of Kurgo and host Meghan M. Biro on Wednesday, January 25 at 1pm EST as they uncover the benefits of a pet-friendly workplace.
1/25/201730 minutes, 27 seconds
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The New Digital Workplace: Four Key Trends

Many pundits in the HR and tech space are speculating on trends we need to be mindful of. Many anticipate the workplace as we know it today will be a great predictor of what's to come.  As more and more companies develop a global footprint and with that employ people based in different countries with varying cultural nuances, the need for better digital tools and accessibility to remain connected continues to rise.  Join this week's special guest, Stephen Rahal, Igloo Software, VP of Product Strategy and host Meghan M. Biro as they discuss the four key trends every company needs to know today to better prepare for the future workplace. 
1/18/201731 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mentoring: Women Elevating Women

Mentorship, whether it occurs in or out of the workplace, has numerous personal benefits, especially for women.  Our guest, Valerie Martinelli, previously of the Center for Economic & Policy Development, Inc., will be discussing the pros of mentorship and how women in the workplace can develop a support system for elevating the cause of women in the workplace. Ms. Martinelli will also discuss the widespread benefits of mentoring programs and how these are important programs for employers to institute into their culture. She will discuss her experience and how utilizing mentorship, sponsorship, and coaching can help us learn to turn our weaknesses into strengths and how owning our careers is critical to success. Join guest Valerie Martinelli and host Meghan M. Biro on Wednesday, January 11, 20176 at 1pm EST when they discuss this important and timely topic. 
1/11/201729 minutes, 15 seconds
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2017: The Year Of Selling Yourself

We're very excited to kick off our very first TalentCulture #WorkTrends of 2017! We have a very big show lined up that everyone will benefit from. The Year of Selling Yourself. This goes beyond selling products and services, on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, we're going to be discussing how YOU can better sell yourself. This means focusing on what you need to do to rise above the crowd at work and be a standout employee. It also, means what each and everyone of us needs to do to find success and happiness in life.  Please join host Meghan M. Biro and her special guest sales guru and best-selling author, Anthony Innarino on Wednesday, January 4 at 1pm EST, as he shares tips and ideas that you will be able to use during 2017 and beyond. 
1/4/201729 minutes, 10 seconds
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Gratitude and Giving Back

On last week's #WorkTrends, Meghan M. Biro and her special guest Kevin W. Grossman discussed the importance of companies showing respect and professionalism to job candidates.  This week Meghan will be discussing the importance of companies showing gratitude and giving back to employees, partners and customers. She'll be joined by her special guest Elisabeth Vezzani, Co-founder of Sugarwish, a corporate gifting organization.  Join Meghan and Elisabeth on Wednesday, December 21 at 1pm EST for a fun and lively discussion around this timely topic.
12/21/201629 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Candidate Experience

The employee engagement experience. The candidate experience. Both very valid and important topics to be considered in today's business world. Gone are the days of companies ignoring their employer brand, reputation as an employer of choice and with that conducting interviews and onboarding new employees in a haphazard fashion. Join Meghan M. Biro and her former co-host Kevin W. Grossman on Wednesday, December 14 at 1pm ET as they discuss the importance of why all companies should conduct discoveries of how they are perceived by job seekers and candidates. With the jobs market leaning more towards the job seeker, now is the time for companies to invest in their reputation management and discover where additional attention is needed.
12/14/201629 minutes, 35 seconds
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Workplace Democracy

As U.S. voters exercised their democratic right in last month's Presidential election, the practice of democracy in rapidly spreading to all areas of life, most notably in the workplace.  Companies are beginning to offer employees the power to vote on various workplace amenities such as snacks in the breakroom, or even the location of the next company outing... but what if employees had the power to make more significant and impactful decisions like voting to keep or fire their CEO? Join Meghan M. Biro and Mr. Kelly Max, CEO of Haufe on Wednesday, December 7 at 1pm EST, as they discuss this intriguing and cutting-edge topic.
12/7/201629 minutes, 48 seconds
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How Academia and Business Support STEM

The world of education and business are at a precipice in relation to what we need to keep our economy chugging along without slowing down the advancements needed to remain an economic leader.  This week Meghan M. Biro and guest Rachael Mann discuss the intricacies around how academia and business can and should work collaboratively in supporting our growing need for more technically trained people... and this is especially true when it comes to technically educated female students. The initiative called STEM was developed for this exact reason.  Join Meghan and Rachael on Wednesday, November 30 at 1pm EST to hear more about this important initiative and to learn more about how businesses can support the academic cause to keep this movement growing.
11/30/201629 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cyberslacking Is A Workplace Epidemic

Cyberslacking. This is not a word common to many people, but it's a workplace condition that has become a problem of epidemic measures.  According to a Harris Poll for CareerBuilder, it was reported that twenty-four percent of workers admitted they spend at least an hour a day on personal email, texts, and personal calls. Whatever the gains from the application of new technology, cyberslacking is eroding American productivity from the inside out. It is being chewed up by the use and abuse of Internet access to social media and apps for non-work purposes.  Join host Meghan M.Biro and special guest William Keiper on Wednesday, November 16 at 1pm EST, as they delve into this important topic and discuss the underlying causes of this prevalent workplace condition. 
11/16/201630 minutes, 35 seconds
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Recruiting Trends and 2017 Predictions

The world of recruiting and talent acquisition has evolved over the past few decades... and changes are predicted to continue well into the near future.  The HR Technology space is teeming with options and competition with new companies coming onto the scene every day. Many will see a bright future, but others will barely see the light of day.  Join guest host Tim McDonald and special guest Elaine Orler, the Chairperson and Co-founder of Talent Board on Wednesday, November 9 at 1pm ET as they discuss the current state of recruiting and explore the possibilities of the future recruiting technology landscape. 
11/9/201630 minutes, 21 seconds
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How Artificial Intelligence Can Change HR and Recruiting

Robots are taking over the World. Well, no not really. But something that is going to be a game changer is about to take over the world of HR. Artificial Intelligence or AI is coming to an HR department near you and maybe sooner than you think.  Artificial intelligence is going to do for HR what the car did for transportation. It's going to transform how we look at data, what data is worth considering and help us to interpret the intricacies of big data. Join Meghan M. Biro along with her special guest Jessica Miller-Merrell on Wednesday, November 2 at 1pm EST as they discuss this hot and timely topic.
11/2/201629 minutes, 28 seconds
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Lights. Camera. Action. = Video Power

Have you heard the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words"? We all have, and this week Meghan M. Biro and guest Chris Savage, the CEO and co-founder of Wistia, a video marketing and analytics platform, are discussing the value that video brings to many aspects of our business world.  Meghan and Chris will be discussing how using video as a call-to-action via various forms of communications can increase response rates and help you to achieve your recruiting, marketing, and sales goals. They'll also, talk about how video is a timely and great option to use with social media.
10/26/201630 minutes, 31 seconds
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The 11 Laws of Likability

Join host Meghan M. Biro and special guest Michelle Lederman as they discuss the 11 laws of likability. During this lively conversation, they'll talk about relationship networking and what draws people to each other in a business capacity.  They will dive into the 11 laws Michelle has identified as the most relevant and impactful aspects of building solid relationships. As she describes it's not about transactions, but more about connecting with people in a real and honest manner that benefits everyone.  They will, also, uncover some of the misconceptions about what many people believe to be qualities mistakenly linked to likability.
10/19/201629 minutes, 29 seconds
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Millennial Attraction Factors

There are more millennials among today’s applicants than any other generation, and they’ll be 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. In this week's show, we’ll talk about what attracts millennial talent. The challenge all businesses face is finding that sweet spot between the myths and the truth — and what resonates with millennials may surprise you. Time to set aside those misconceptions and focus on the must-haves: an optimized mobile portal, social media-linked application processes, and an authentic employer brand to pull it all together. That’s what it takes for this Digital Generation to engage, apply, interview and ultimately, perform.  Join TalentCulture #WorkTrends with founder and host Meghan M. Biro on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 1 - 2pm EST as she talks about millennial attraction factors with special guest Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Founder of The Muse, a career platform used by 50+ million people to advance in their careers.
10/12/201630 minutes, 12 seconds
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Live from HR Tech: State of the State

In this special #WorkTrends, Host Meghan M. Biro and Guest Dwane Lay, Vice President of Customer Experience for Dovetail Software, will be live from Chicago as they cover the HRTech conference. Be sure to tune in to get an expert view of what's hot in HR technology, what's happening at the conference and much more. Whether you're at the conference or not, this live podcast and Twitter chat should not be missed!
10/5/201629 minutes, 55 seconds
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Five Top Things To Know About HR Tech

During this special show, we will be joined by Steve Boese, the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference, Columnist for HR Executive Magazine, and Creator and Co-host of the HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast. We will discuss what to look forward to at the HRTech conference, which is October 4-7 in Chicago. Host Meghan M. Biro and Steve will talk about trends and current innovation in HR Technology, why it is important, and how HR and technology intersect inside modern organizations. During this live podcast and Twitter Chat, we will reveal some of the current areas of noteworthy innovation in HR Tech and how they can be leveraged in organizations of all sizes. Steve will also offer some strategies to make the best choices and investments in HR technology.
9/28/201630 minutes, 8 seconds
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Building a Business Case for Company Culture

Numerous studies have confirmed that employee satisfaction with company culture is positively correlated with business outcomes, such as customer satisfaction, productivity and performance. Executives tend to be overly optimistic about the state of their company culture and employee engagement. Therefore, to make the case for investing in culture, you have to help executives understand your company culture. To do this, data is your best friend. Join our special guest, Greg Besner, CEO of CultureIQ, as we discuss how to layer business data (customer success, retention, operating profits, etc.) with culture data. The result will be to reveal the cultural drivers of key business metrics. This one-hour live podcast and Twitter chat between Host Meghan M. Biro and Guest Greg Besner on September 21 at 1pm ET will be a great show.  See you there!
9/21/201629 minutes, 43 seconds
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Creating a Culture of Wellness

Health and wellness extends far beyond preventing the spread of germs in the office during cold and flu season. It is a combination of keeping your mind, body and mental well-being in good standing to reach a higher level of productivity. Companies should prioritize the general health and wellness of their employees because it can impact productivity and the businesses’ bottom line. Recent research indicates that the availability of a wellness program is a selling point when looking for a new job, but many indicate their workplace doesn’t offer one. In a wellness program, employees report they’re looking for fresh foods, onsite gyms and other perks that help improve health and fitness. Additionally, employees want their kitchen, lounge, café or breakroom to be well-stocked. Join Host Meghan M. Biro and our special guest from Staples and its business-to-business arm, Staples Business Advantage (@StaplesB2B), to discuss health and wellness in the office. Jenya Adler, director of workplace strategy for Staples Business Advantage, helps businesses explore how they work, and how they want to work. This show is guaranteed to be an informative and practical conversation about how to improve the health and wellness of your workforce.
9/14/201630 minutes, 47 seconds
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Clashing Cultures During Mergers & Acquisitions

Join Host Meghan M. Biro (@meghanmbiro) and Guest Patrick Morin (@patrickbmorin) to discuss how to handle clashing cultures during mergers and acquisitions. Patrick Morin is a Managing Director with Transact Capital Partners, a Virginia-based investment banking firm that specializes in the mergers and acquisitions of privately owned companies. He is also a founding partner of BrightHammer, LLC., a global consultancy that assists in post-merger cultural integrations. Together, we will discuss: Bringing different corporate cultures together amicably;The Buy-In vs. Performance Matrix; andHow to initiate a corporate culture overhaul. This interesting and delicate topic is sure to be a great discussion.
9/7/201630 minutes, 11 seconds
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Meaningful Communication's Impact on Happiness and Morale

Meaningful communication has a dramatic impact on happiness and morale in all facets of life. Join us for this #WorkTrends podcast and Twitter chat as our guest Mike Lindstrom discusses some powerful communication tips and tools to help you better understand the impact of your words on others. We will also cover why engaging people around you on a deeper level actually triggers happiness in the brain and creates a strong rapport. Get out of your own way and join us to discuss this very important topic with Host Meghan M. Biro and Guest Mike Lindstrom on 8/31 at 1pm ET.
8/31/201630 minutes, 29 seconds
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Be Your Customer's Hero

Too many organizational leaders are scared of employee empowerment, often coming from cultures of command and control and fear what can happen if they give up that control. However, the greatest customer experience companies empower their teams to solve issues in real-time, resulting in more satisfied customers and fewer escalated issues. Our special #WorkTrends guest Adam Toporek (https://www.amazon.com/Your-Customers-Hero-Real-World-Techniques/dp/0814449050) will speak about customer service examples from Starbucks, Ritz Carlton and his own experience as a small business owner. Come learn these tips about how to Be Your Customer's Hero (http://beyourcustomershero.com/): How smart empowerment does not mean giving a blank check or giving up all control. It is a business decision based on analyzing risks and rewards.Why empowered employees are more dedicated to their jobs and more satisfied with their work.Why employee empowerment is one of the most powerful techniques for preventing poor customer experiences from occurring or escalating. This one-hour live podcast and Twitter chat between Host Meghan M. Biro and Guest Adam Toporek on August 24 at 1pm ET is not one to be missed!
8/24/201630 minutes, 1 second
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Build a Rich and Happy Life

#WorkTrends is back on August 17, 2016 at 1pm ET - join us! We will have guest Chris Cumby, author of The Success Playbook, on the show to we discuss how to build a rich and happy life. Come learn what he has named "The Four Pillars of Success." Chris will discuss what he defines as the fundamental basics to moving the needle in life. Come hear the keys to understanding who you are and how to identify the greatest opportunities. Chris, also known as, "The Kick Ass Sales Guy" will share the foundation for great success. It should be an informational and motivational show!    Mark you calendars every Wednesday at 1pm ET to join host Meghan M. Biro and our star-studded guest line-up. Our first half hour is the live podcast, followed by an active Twitter Chat using the hashtag #WorkTrends.  
8/17/201630 minutes, 16 seconds
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Maintaining Productivity in a Distracting Work Environment

There is a massive trend right now in the enterprise toward open office environments, and understanding how that trend impacts employees is important. IT should understand the distraction challenges that employees face in different environments. We will also unpack who should manage these issues, the IT impacts, and much more with special guest Jennifer Adams from Plantronics.
8/10/201630 minutes, 5 seconds
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Transforming Businesses into Digital Dragons

So, what's a dragon, you ask? It’s an agile company fit to adapt, innovate and thrive even in disruptive times. The ever-popular unicorn tends to rely on risky and experimental business models. Dragons, however, are established companies that continue to leverage their original startup mentality to systematically innovate their way to profitability. Built on purposeful reinvention, scalable market dominance, and a commitment to long-term success, dragons are increasing in popularity. Come learn more about what it takes to be a dragon from author Daniel Newman, who recently co-wrote the popular business book, "Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy."
8/3/201631 minutes, 7 seconds
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Negotiation 101: Never Split The Difference

During this exciting #WorkTrends, author and former FBI Lead International Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss will help us explore and understand the art of negotiation. Come learn why saying, “you’re right” and “yes” are at the root of the vast majority of misunderstandings in the workplace today. Do you want to know why, “that’s right” is the gold standard of great responses? Join us to learn why and much more.
7/27/201630 minutes
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Modern Compensation: Putting People First

When companies start to work on their compensation plans, often they do so with spreadsheets and formulas, far removed from either the people impacted by the compensation plans or the organizational objectives. Modern compensation brings people front and center in the pay business, creating a win/win situation between organizations and individuals. Join special guest Tim Low from Payscale learn more about: Using modern compensation practices to engage, motivate, and reward their top people.How compensation is a team sport, communicated transparently across the organization.Why compensation can be a win/win, not a battle, between employee and employer with fair pay.
7/20/201629 minutes, 35 seconds
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Building Strengths-Based Organizations

Join us on #WorkTrends as we discuss a better way to create strengths-based organizations. Although this idea has been around for over a decade, most organizations have “false-started” on it. We will explore why this “false start” has happened and why it’s time to try a new approach. A truly strengths-based company is the competitive organization of the future - come learn more from author Josh Allan Dykstra.
7/13/201630 minutes, 12 seconds
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Spouses Working Together

During this #WorkTrends, Maria Orozova (@theMODstudio, @MariaOrozova) and Scott Thomas (@IntelechyGroup) will address how husband-and-wife entrepreneurs can work cohesively and collaboratively in the business world. There are so many entrepreneurs who have built businesses from the ground up — alongside their partners — but not many talk about the intersection of work and personal lives. Maria and Scott will share their first-hand experiences of working together as partner agency owners. Join us as we discuss how to: - Step forward in your businesses and be confident in forging your own paths - Break the norm by taking non-traditional approaches to partnerships - Build a foundation to feel comfortable when working alongside your partner. We will also review other useful tips you can use every day to make working with a spouse more harmonious.
6/29/201629 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Explosion of Live Video Streaming

Snapchat, Blab, Instagram, Periscope, Facebook Live, the list is growing… Live video has exploded onto the scene and now everyone can emulate their favorite talk show host. While video has been around for a while and we've witnessed YouTube sensations become legitimate celebrities, this is a whole new breed of social media. Join guest host Tim McDonald and special guest Brian Fanzo as we dig into the current trend and future promise of live streaming video across all industries.
6/22/201623 minutes, 22 seconds
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Professional Development, Networking & Relationship-Building in HR

In the world of Human Resources, professional development, networking and relationship-building are not just nice-to-have; they are must-haves. Luckily, conference attendance is a solid way to maintain these critical components. With the workforce and workplace changing rapidly, regular conference attendance informs attendees about the latest trends and best practices, which are critical for career growth. Attending the right conferences also affords busy HR professionals an opportunity to accumulate educational credits to maintain their certifications. From learning to networking to sharing what life is like on the "front lines," being around other HR professionals is invaluable.
6/15/201630 minutes, 44 seconds
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Data Drives Millennial Hiring

Recruitment data's importance is continuing to grow for strategic workforce planning, specifically when considering the growing number of young workers joining the labor pool. With millennials becoming the majority of today’s applicants, and expected to make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, it’s clear that businesses need to attract young talent to survive. The key to bringing them in is to use hiring data insights to design an excellent candidate experience; which, for younger applicants, means an optimized mobile portal and social media-linked application processes and an authentic employer brand to pull it all together.
6/8/201630 minutes, 7 seconds
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Stand Out: Building Personal Brands

In today's workplace, employees are building personal brands that just may be attracting other employers - and that's okay. Our guest, Roger Panetta, and his organization, Nimble at Work, builds careers, workplaces and businesses using performance and positioning. It's important for people to stand out, and whether they are blogging, using social media or other venues, writing is a key way to share your own voice. Join us to learn more about how to be nimble in the workplace, perform at your best, and empower others to do the same.
6/1/201629 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mobility: The Changing Workforce

Growth is happening on the global front at a dizzying pace, even in the current economy. Companies are expanding into or within regions where they need to build their workforce quickly and efficiently. Often, that means moving talent to the place it’s most needed, and this must happen at a time when competition for skills is highest. Companies that focus on mobility as part of their talent strategy will see the most growth, performance, leadership development and retention. Join us to learn about: - How to build a comprehensive, future-focused talent strategy - The changing needs of employees with GenZ and Millennials poised for breakout influence and leadership - New iterations of communication, technology and tools - Offering employees choices, including customization, global experiences, and dynamic career path possibilities  
5/25/201630 minutes, 11 seconds
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Heart-Centered Leadership: Leading & Living Well

Encouraging emotional connections between managers and employees is the key to better performance and improved employee engagement. Join us as we discuss leadership and the seven principles of Heart-Centered Leadership with co-author Susan Steinbrecher. Heart-Centered Leadership is centered on the concept that ethical leadership must start from within; it's based on seven principles that promote trust, authenticity, caring and transparency.
5/18/201630 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rethinking the Candidate Experience & Making Better Hires

The recruitment process has become increasingly impersonal – for both candidates and recruiters – and it’s obvious both sides aren’t satisfied with the experience. The challenge? Each side has very different ideas about what makes the other side tick – and what needs to be done to improve the experience. At its surface, finding a job or a new employee is a high-touch, personal, and interactive process – much like dating. And akin to the dating world, overcomplicating an interaction between two parties is not always the most effective approach to make a successful match. In fact, simplification is really where connections between candidates and employers begin to happen. After all, employers and candidates are both on the search for the perfect match. With our special guest Rebecca Macek, director of recruitment at CareerBuilder, we will discuss simple but effective tactics any business can use to get back to the best recruiting basics.
5/11/201630 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Keys to Exemplary Leadership

The changing landscape of business requires a more relational leadership style. Why? Because the traditional world of work that existed in the past - dictatorial, autocratic, etc. - is no longer an option for optimal productivity from followers. Join our guest, author and former New England Patriots linebacker Dr. Jason Carthen, to discuss exemplary leadership and its positive impact on the workplace.
4/27/201630 minutes, 25 seconds
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Understanding Your Workplace Genome

When undertaking any real and permanent transformation, leaders should take the time understand the organization’s own workplace culture - who they really are, how they really work, and how employees really experience it all. Join us as our guest Charlie Judy helps us understand how to stop trying to become the organization everyone else says you should be, and start taking pride in and making the most of the organization you already are. We will discuss: Understanding your cultureAligning culture with true successHow to OWN it – the good, bad and the uglyDiscovering and understanding culture at an intimate and authentic level
4/20/201629 minutes, 46 seconds
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Simple Ways to Measure Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is all the buzz, and rightfully so. When employees are engaged, they adopt the vision, values and purpose of the organization where they work. Engaged employees are passionate contributors, innovative problem solvers, and stunning colleagues. Plus, high-performing employees want to work in places like that and smart employers want to cultivate that kind of environment. Join us as guest Leila Zayed and host Meghan M. Biro address the importance of employee engagement and some practical ways to measure it in an organization.
4/13/201629 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to Face the Scariest Employment Challenges of 2016

There are a number of hot issues, new developments and emerging challenges that will likely catch employers by storm in 2016. Supreme Court decisions, federal and state laws, and actions by federal regulatory agencies have called into question the very nature of the employer-employee relationship as well as what rights and benefits employees should be entitled to in the workplace. From providing paid sick leave and equal employment, to extending equal rights and benefits to same-sex partners and accommodating pregnant women, an employer must comply with new obligations that may require altering business operations. Join us as our guest Beth Zoller (@BethZoller1) and host Meghan M. Biro discuss a variety of topics you'll want to know to avoid fines, penalties, complaints, litigation or harm to the organization's reputation. This #WorkTrends conversation will help employers and HR professionals be proactive and prepare to respond to changes in a meaningful way.
4/6/201630 minutes, 7 seconds
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Don't Quit Yet: How to Create Your Perfect Job

Author and keynote speaker Ben Fanning (@BenFanning1) will join us to reveal how to turn your current job into one you love....and keep the 401k and insurance. If you give yourself permission to love your work, you create a space for exploration and possibility. During this #WorkTrends, we will dive into how to slightly modify your work to play more to your strengths. Instead of fantasizing about finding the perfect job, we will discuss how to go create it. Whether you are on the hiring, firing or potentially quitting side of the equation, this conversation will resonate with you. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
3/30/201630 minutes, 9 seconds
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Where Have all the Mentors Gone?

There are a wide variety of benefits to well-designed and executed mentoring relationships in the workplace. However, they are starting to disappear. During this #WorkTrends, we will discuss the risks and rewards of mentoring, identify reasons why mentoring is disappearing, and how to reintroduce these important business relationships. Along with our knowledgeable guests Jonathan Segal (@Jonathan_HR_Law) and Sue Meisinger (@suemeisinger), we will uncover: 1. What mentoring is and isn’t 2. The importance of mentoring to the overall business 3. How to maximize the value of cross-gender mentoring and minimize the potential legal risks Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
3/23/201630 minutes, 3 seconds
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Diminishing Unconscious Bias in Hiring

Every day, unconscious biases influence hiring decisions. This issue undercuts the culture and success of many companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500s. According to our guest, author and coach Gail Tolstoi-Miller (@gailtolstoimill), companies must build awareness of the bias that takes place in the hiring process and take action. She will share why organizations should implement formal training for people in decision-making functions, and how to combat and diminish bias throughout the hiring process.  
3/16/201630 minutes, 21 seconds
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Quicker & Better: The Importance of Speed & Productivity in Recruitment

In a tight labor market with high demand for top talent, speed is critical to landing the best possible talent. According to our guest, Kurt Jones (@kurtjones9900) with PeopleFluent, recruiting leaders need to focus on all of the areas in their control to make sure their teams are performing at peak productivity and with a constant sense of urgency.   Guest host Cyndy Trivella and Kurt will discuss: How much wasted time costs an organizationWhy speed and productivity should be top priorities for recruitersHow to capitalize on technology to keep talent pools fresh and accessibleHow speed positively impacts the Candidate Experience Join us Wednesday, March 9 at 1pm ET for a live podcast; at 1:30pm ET, our interactive Twitter Chat continues. Don't forget to use the #WorkTrends hashtag - see you there. 
3/9/201630 minutes, 20 seconds
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Career Jumping: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

#WorkTrends welcomes Mike Lewis, author of "When to Jump", to discuss both sides of jumping, whether it's time to leave a job to pursue dreams or if you need to retain top talent. We will discuss: How to retain top talent from “jumping”Why top talent (particularly millennials) jump today more than ever beforeCurrent trends in corporate environments to best retain the talentHow to explore internal jumpsWhen to jump Come learn about the changing perceptions of career pathing and how to encourage jumps that satisfy employees while preventing talent attrition. And you may just leave the show thinking, "It's my time to jump!"
3/2/201630 minutes, 35 seconds
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Leadership Lessons from Superheroes

During this #WorkTrends event, we will discuss the superpowers of leaders, briefly touching on the powers of: AccountabilityConvictionPersuasion, andCollaboration. We will also discuss: The ingredients of an effective leader;How superheroes can make you a better leader; andThe use of pop culture to enhance talent management initiatives.  David Kahn, Ph.D. is the author of "Cape, Spandex, Briefcase: Leadership Lessons from Superheroes.” He is an experienced researcher and practitioner in leadership and has been speaking and consulting on the principles of company culture, management, organizational behavior and business strategies for almost 20 years. David also writes for leadersayswhat.com where he makes leadership theories and research accessible by adding a twist of pop culture.
2/24/201629 minutes, 38 seconds
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Forget Work-Life Balance & Start LIFEworking: Pick Yourself in the 21st Century

While we have been led to believe that we can separate our personal and work personas, we are only one person. We don’t need to have this separation and balancing act in our lives. For many, work has become how we define ourselves and why we need balance is because many of us no longer have a life outside of their work. We can buy into the work-life balance mythology or we can change the story and realize there is only life; no blending or integrating required. We need to become whole as people by figuring out what role work plays in our lives and our own relationship with money and power. Many people of all ages no longer want to live someone else’s stories and are picking themselves instead of waiting to be picked for a job or a promotion.   LIFEworking is an approach that meshes life and work into an integrated existence, but most importantly, it is a way of living in which the individual and not the organization defines the meaning of success. To achieve LIFEworking, we need to first understand what success really means for us, and then systematically address the fears that stand in the way of change. These fears typically relate to personal anxiety and the social consequences of choice. We will discuss these topics and more during this very introspective #WorkTrends event.
2/17/201630 minutes, 32 seconds
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Overcoming the Symptoms of Destructive Management

Destructive management has been percolating in organizations for some time. Its adverse affects have become commonplace and too little is being done about it. Our guest, Shawn Murphy, will discuss his debut book, The Optimistic Workplace, which defines the symptoms and many antidotes to overcome destructive management; he will also share why and how to move towards building an optimistic workplace.  Shawn Murphy is an author, keynote speaker, and the CEO/Founder of the consultancy Switch + Shift. Connect with Shawn on Twitter @TheShawnMurphy and read his weekly Inc.com column, “Positive Business.”
2/10/201630 minutes, 3 seconds
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How to Manage Through Influence

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how HR leaders achieve talent brand dominance, and this week we’re going to talk about how to manage through influence. Organizations are becoming more matrixed and less hierarchical every day. Command-and-control corporate structures are relics of the past.  Like most managers today, dealing with flatter organizational structures, outsourcing, and virtual teams are all quite challenging. Because of this, more and more managers need to get things done through their peers inside and outside their organizations.  However, because the world of work has gotten so complex, the very act of change has grown increasingly difficult. Today’s flatter organizations actually give employees and managers much more flexibility in deciding how work gets done, but they also require greater levels of collaboration than ever before. This means that success is often dependent on persuading other individuals and teams to support your projects, even if they’re not direct reports.  This skill is called “managing through influence” and is as critical to success in today’s world as a sterling resume or a tireless work ethic.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how to manage through influence with this week’s guest: Jim Fields, Vice President of Customer Experience Marketing at SAP, a multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
2/3/201631 minutes, 9 seconds
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How HR Leaders Achieve Talent Brand Dominance

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live in the New Year on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how tech pros can help assess and hire tech pros, and this week we’re going to talk about how HR leaders achieve talent brand dominance. Employers are obviously constantly aware of the state of their company brand. But very few organizations realize the impact of their talent brand on both their reputation to job seekers and company morale amongst existing employees.  A talent brand is what talent (which comprises both working and non-working Joes) thinks, feels, and shares about your company as a place to work. Contrary to what employers believe, according to this week’s guest, less than 30 percent of the working population cares about their company’s product brand. What they are concerned with is how employers approach caring for their people and addressing their needs. Most hiring authorities aren’t coming to terms to deal with the reality that their talented employees have options.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how HR leaders achieve talent brand dominance with this week’s guest: Joan Graci, CEO and President of APA Solutions, a boutique employment and human capital consulting firm. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
1/27/201629 minutes, 43 seconds
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How Tech Pros Can Help Assess and Hire Tech Pros

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live in the New Year on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about why the best recruitment means smarter workforce marketing, and this week we’re going to talk about how tech pros can help assess and hire tech pros. In the world of recruiting, experts are a little more difficult to define. The exception to this rule is, of course, the field of technology. The tech field is based on those that have real-world developed sought-after skills. True technical expertise is difficult to find, even as it is increasingly needed in today’s rich digital economy. With companies increasingly relying on their employee’s technical acumen it has become more important than ever to make quick, accurate hiring decisions.  Studies have shown that the cost of a bad hire can run into the tens of thousands of dollars. The cost of onboarding and training an employee that turns out not to have the technical skill level needed to complete their job, is not only disheartening, but it costs valuable resources. That’s why you need seasoned technical experts to help you hire your tech pros today. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how tech pros can help assess and hire tech pros with this week’s guest: Kevin Rooney, CEO of Expert Interview, a service that assesses technical skills resulting in better-informed hiring decisions. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
1/20/201627 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why the Best Recruitment Means Smarter Workforce Marketing

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live in the New Year on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how to create the ultimate hiring experience, and this week we’re going to talk about why the best recruitment means smarter workforce marketing. Today’s hiring economy is highly complex and competitive and finding top talent is harder than ever. If fact, attracting candidates and retaining current employees is a lot like attracting and retaining customers. Candidates want to be valued and have an engaging and transparent experience and how you treat them has a direct impact on your brand. In today’s digital age, where people share experiences online, a poor candidate experience can be bad for business and translate to millions in lost revenue annually.  The fact is we are all job seekers and perpetual candidates, even if we’re currently happily employed. And candidates are the hiring organization’s to lose before they even think about applying for a job.  Today both employers and candidates alike are responsible for creating and marketing their brands — which can give both a symbiotic and differentiating competitive edge. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about why the best recruitment means smarter workforce marketing with this week’s guest: Abby Euler, Talent Acquisition Evangelist at IBM Smarter Workforce. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
1/13/201629 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to Create the Ultimate Hiring Experience

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live in the New Year on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). In the last show of 2015, we talked about the power of relationships from the bedroom to the boardroom, and this week we’re going to talk about how to create the ultimate hiring experience. While still figuring out what he wanted to do with his life, writer and film maker Heath Padgett quit his software sales job and convinced his new bride to hit the road on their honeymoon in 2014 and work a different job in all 50 U.S. states.  They called their quest Hourly America and they filmed the entire thing for a documentary that will be released later this year. During his journey Heath Padgett pitched over 200 companies and experienced a myriad of hiring practices both good and bad. This included how a company that rejected him turned him into a huge fan, how one business surprised him with the best hiring experience of his life, how he used online job search techniques to find the best companies to work for — and so much more. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about the power of relationships from the bedroom to the boardroom with this week’s guest: Heath Padgett, a writer and film maker who left his job in software sales to pursue a more adventurous career. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
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The Power of Relationships from the Bedroom to the Boardroom

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about a few of our favorite #TChat shows, and this week we’re going to talk about the power of relationships from the bedroom to the boardroom. One of the most critical elements of any relationship is one of trust. Couples who build a strong sense of trust are happier, just as those in trustworthy work relationships are more productive and have better connections with those they work with.   The same is true at home and in the workplace. Business leaders including HR must inspire trustworthy relationships since they’re responsible for internal customers and decreasing attrition, increasing employee engagement, decreasing sick days, increasing productivity, enhancing communication between departments, tearing down silos, and so much more. How can we all create a more trustworthy work environment for all our relationships that lead to a sphere of greater happiness, connectivity and productivity?  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about the power of relationships from the bedroom to the boardroom with this year's final guest: Tamara McCleary, internationally recognized expert on relationships and conscious business. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
12/16/201531 minutes, 10 seconds
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These Are a Few of Our Favorite #TChat Shows

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how social recruiting makes the talent business case, and this week we’re going to share a few of our favorite #TChat shows! No, we’re not doing a production of Sound of Music — but since it’s nearing the end of 2015 and the holidays are upon us, the TalentCulture #TChat Show co-hosts and co-founders Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman, along with their amazing #TChat event manager and show producer Cyndy Trivella, wanted to share some of their favorite shows from this year. It wasn’t an easy task; there are just too many great shows to pick from. But, to make it easier, we broke them down into three categories: - The favorites that made us think - The favorites that made us learn - And the favorites that made us laugh So stroll with us down memory lane all aglow with candy canes. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman, along with their amazing #TChat event manager and show producer Cyndy Trivella, as they share a few of their favorite #TChat shows from 2015. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
12/9/201529 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Social Recruiting Makes the Talent Business Case

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how wellness programs improve employee performance, and this week we’re going to talk about how social recruiting makes the talent business case. Think social media is big now? It’s only getting bigger, along with its importance to tech recruiters looking for results. Social recruiting is no longer a trend. It’s the new norm. According to new Dice research, 9 out of 10 recruiters are using social media in talent acquisition. In fact, the same research shows that social media has improved or is greatly improving tech recruiting results including quality of candidates, referrals and time-to-hire. Social has become the tool for promoting jobs, building brands, sourcing candidates, creating relationships, and vetting applicants.  Recruiters know this is the future, and they’re investing their time and money accordingly to make the talent business case.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how social recruiting makes the talent business case with this week’s guests: Stacy Zapar, Founder of Tenfold, and recruiting strategist, trainer & advisor; and Allison Kruse, Senior Manager of Social Media and Talent Acquisition at Kforce. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
12/2/201529 minutes, 54 seconds
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How Wellness Programs Improve Employee Performance

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about the benefits of a blended workforce and the staffing challenges it brings, and this week we’re going to talk about how wellness programs improve employee performance. Making time to stay in shape isn’t easy. Frenetic schedules and longer work hours take a big bite out of exercise. Plus, according to the American Heart Association, sedentary jobs have increased 83% since 1950 and physically active jobs now make up less than 20% of our workforce. In 1960, about half of the US workforce was physically active.  What to do? Being physically active can boost the employees’ health and it’s good for your business as well. In fact, research shows that workers who exercise during the day reported a 15 percent boost in performance, a happier mood and increased ability to meet deadlines. Whether you can have an on-site corporate fitness center or not, there are simple ways you can help your employees find time for fitness and support their overall health and well-being. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about the benefits of a blended workforce and the staffing challenges it brings with this week’s guest: Ann Wyatt, vice president of account management at HealthFitness, a health management leader that creates effective health management and corporate fitness programs. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
11/18/201530 minutes, 1 second
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The Benefits of a Blended Workforce and the Staffing Challenges It Brings

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how to make meetings worth everyone’s time, and this week we’re going to talk about the benefits of a blended workforce and the staffing challenges it brings. The way we used to work is gone. The days of primarily being full-time or part-time have given way to the blended workforce — those individuals working as independent contractors, freelance workers and self-employed entrepreneurial talent side-by-side their full-time brothers and sisters.  Employers are now hiring record numbers of contingent workers and relying increasingly on this mix to achieve their goals. Not only that, these workers are happier, have achieved greater work-life integration and are profiting on their own. That’s welcome news for employers and workers looking to improve their opportunities. But building and managing this blended workforce presents challenges on almost every front—particularly when it comes to effectively sourcing and hiring contingent workers. Employers need to think about — and hire — talent differently. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about the benefits of a blended workforce and the staffing challenges it brings with this week’s guest: Sunil Bagai, Founder and CEO of Zenith Talent, innovators of the powerful new staffing  model for the contingent workforce called Crowdstaffing. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
11/11/201530 minutes, 36 seconds
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How to Make Meetings Worth Everyone’s Time

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).? Last week we talked about how hiring managers can reduce the cost of hiring, and this week we’re going to talk about how to make meetings worth everyone’s time. Meetings have been the bane of business since the beginning of business time. Too many of us feel that meetings are time-wasting, energy-sapping affairs. Most meetings feel like useless gatherings endured at the expense of the real work that needs to get done. But the good news is that meetings can be places where people do meaningful work, make plans, reach decisions, make commitments, and grow and develop and where everyone decides to get behind a task.  Changing meetings from time wasting to time valued from energy sapping to energy producing, requires a different approach to designing, leading, and contributing in meetings. It means a change in direction. It means making new choices.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how to make meetings worth everyone’s time with this week’s guests: Dick and Emily Axelrod, founders of The Axelrod Group, Inc., a consulting firm that pioneered the use of employee involvement to effect large-scale organizational change. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
11/4/201530 minutes, 2 seconds
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How Hiring Managers Can Reduce The Cost of Hiring

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about why recruitment should be transparent marketing, and this week we’re going to talk about how hiring managers can reduce the cost of hiring. In an increasingly competitive hiring environment, hiring managers must improve their engagement and performance with recruited and candidates alike in order to hire and retain top talent. But all too often, this is far from ideal, and they unfortunately fail to do this effectively.  The importance is crucial to hiring success and reducing the cost of hiring. Overall, a high percentage of mature talent acquisition functions report that they have high-performing relationships with hiring managers.  With these relationships, a company’s ability to hire qualified individuals efficiently and cost-effectively and meet today’s business needs and tomorrow’s challenges will excel and save potentially millions per year.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how hiring managers can reduce the cost of hiring with this week’s guest: Nikos Moraitakis, CEO of Workable, a technology startup reinventing hiring for ambitious companies. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
10/28/201529 minutes, 58 seconds
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Live from the 2015 #HRTechConf: Why Recruitment Should Be Transparent Marketing

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about the three steps to selecting the right HR technology, and this week we’re going to talk about why recruitment should be transparent marketing. Today’s hiring economy is highly complex and competitive and finding top talent is harder than ever. If fact, attracting candidates and retaining current employees is a lot like attracting and retaining customers. Candidates want to be valued and have an engaging and transparent experience and how you treat them has a direct impact on your brand. In today’s digital age, where people share experiences online, a poor candidate experience can be bad for business and translate to millions in lost revenue annually.  The fact is – we are all job seekers and perpetual candidates – even if we’re currently happily employed. Today’s job seeker wants career development opportunities, a great company culture, and a positive experience — which is why transparent marketing is so critical. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about why recruitment should be transparent marketing with this week’s guests: Susan Vitale, Chief Marketing Officer at iCIMS; Lori Sylvia, Chief Marketing Officer at SmashFly; and Michele Ellner, Director of Marketing at Montage. Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
10/21/201529 minutes, 48 seconds
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Three Steps to Selecting the Right HR Technology

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about sourcing candidates in a way the increases retention, and this week we’re going to talk about the three steps to selecting the right HR technology. Selecting the right HR technology can be a daunting task, whether it's a new solution or a replacement system. So many things have to be considered in this complex ecosystem relationship — cloud computing, best of breed and integrated HR and talent acquisition and management systems, and more. On the eye of the 2015 HR Technology Conference & Exposition, we want to share three selection steps to consider. First, outline your problem and goals — what are the problems with your talent  strategy today and what are your goals for tomorrow? Second, research your solutions — now that you’ve documented your primary talent strategy problems and goals, it’s time to find the right solution that will enable you to recruiting, hire, develop and retain the very best talent.  Third, build the business case — the final step in this process is to create the business case for buying and/or replacing the right HR technology for your organization. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about the three steps to selecting the right HR technology with this week’s guest: Mary Delaney, President, Recruitment Software Solutions at CareerBuilder.  Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
10/14/201528 minutes, 33 seconds
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Why Sourcing Referrals Can Improve Retention

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about the neuroscience of what keeps leaders up at night, and this week we’re going to talk about why sourcing referrals can improve retention. Predicting new employee tenure is about as easy as predicting the weather, even with various data inputs and powerful algorithms we have today. Most people these days stay in their jobs only about 3-5 years.  But one thing is clear: referrals can and do have an impact on employee retention. If an employee is satisfied at work, whose performance is consistent, and of course is rewarded fairly, then he or she is much more likely to suggest referrals. They become a brand advocate. And if these referrals have a similar experience to those who referred them, they will in turn potentially last a little longer and make referrals themselves. In fact, even candidates that don’t get hired will make referrals if their experience is a good one. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about why sourcing referrals can improve retention with this week’s guests: Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, President/CEO of Xceptional HR, author, speaker, HR professional, and workplace social media expert; and John Sumser, Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research and editor at HRExaminer.com. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
10/7/201529 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Neuroscience of What Keeps Leaders Up at Night

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about workplace trends through the eyes of Millennials, and this week we’re going to talk about the neuroscience of what keeps leaders up at night. Leadership has two common derailers: one is being too busy to win and the other is being too proud to see. The former looks at the psychology and neuroscience behind being overwhelmed due to constant connection. There’s definitely a link between this and the impact it has on our productivity, performance, focus and general state of being.  The latter deals with the psychology and neuroscience behind change in the workplace. As humans we are wired to resist change at all costs (our brains are literally designed to fight it).  Understanding the human side of change and our innate biases can help all of us move through change more effectively and efficiently.   Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about the neuroscience of what keeps leaders up at night with this week’s guest: Dr. Nicole Lipkin, sought-after speaker and business psychologist and author of What Keeps Leaders Up at Night and Y in the Workplace: Managing the “Me First” Generation. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
9/30/201529 minutes, 41 seconds
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Workplace Trends Through The Eyes Of Millennials

Last week we talked about candidate experience through the eyes of the job seeker, and this week we’re going to talk about workplace trends through the eyes of Millennials. These kids today with their mobile devices and instant communication and need for continuous feedback and the job hopping — the fact is, there are a lot of misconceptions about how the Digital Generation works, and what motivates them to perform. PeopleFluent, an HCM technology company, has just produced and published its first proprietary research project on millennials. It highlights millennial workplace trends and how managers can use this information to better recruit, hire, engage and motivate the now majority of the workforce. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about workplace trends through the eyes of Millennials with this week’s guest: Frank Moreno, Vice President of Product Marketing at PeopleFluent, the leading total workforce HCM technology company. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
9/23/201529 minutes, 2 seconds
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Candidate Experience Through The Eyes Of The Job Seeker

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about why compliance is a complex HR necessity, and this week we’re going to talk about candidate experience through the eyes of the job seeker. The process of looking for a new job is very personal. It often starts with a moment—the realization it’s time to move on, a supervisor pushing someone’s buttons, a life-changing event.  At that time, the first instinct of today’s mobile-first, digitally-savvy workforce is to pull out their device and start the search. Is your organization ready to seize that moment? Most aren’t, and there’s a growing disconnect between how candidates find and connect with companies online. Career sites represent the largest source of hire, and yet too many recruiting leaders overlook that. To truly understand what drives candidate behavior on the Web, you need to see the experience through the eyes of job seekers.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about candidate experience through the eyes of the job seeker with this week’s guests: Joe Essenfeld, Founder and CEO of Jibe; and Ivan Casanova, SVP of Marketing and Product at Jibe. Jibe helps companies create a consumer-level experience every time a candidate interacts with your brand. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
9/16/201530 minutes, 13 seconds
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Why Compliance Is A Complex HR Necessity

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about the upcoming HR Technology Conference and Exposition, and this week we’re going to talk about why compliance is a complex HR necessity. Most companies want and need to scale over time to be successful. They need to sustain that growth and they’ll need the right talent to do it. That means the ideal goal for HR in any organization is building the best performing teams and finding the greatest talent. But that doesn’t come easy – HR can’t focus on talent acquisition and management unless compliance is addressed. Compliance is a necessity that HR cannot ignore, but it’s increasingly complex, both in our own country and even more so as you enter the global market and have to deal with regulations from other parts of the world.  HR technology providers need to be partners in compliance for HR because it can help reduce risk and give them more time to focus on what matters most in their organization. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about why compliance is a complex HR necessity with this week’s guest: Todd Owens, CEO of TalentWise, a technology company that has completely transformed one of the most critical tasks that every company depends upon for success – hiring new employees.  Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
9/9/201529 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Hot HR Technology Trends of 2015

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about the how to recognize and stop workplace bullying and harassment, and this week we’re going to talk about the hot HR technology trends of 2015 and the upcoming HR Technology Conference and Exposition. It’s that time again to cover the trends and current innovation in HR Technology, why they’re important, how HR and technology intersect inside modern organizations today and tomorrow. Cloud computing, HR data management, talent analytics and best of breed and integrated HR and talent acquisition and management systems continue to be hot trends in the HR tech space. How they can be leveraged in organizations regardless of size and strategies to make the best choices and investments in HR Tech are at the top of mind for inquiring companies. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about the hot HR technology trends of 2015 with this week’s guest: Steve Boese, co-chair of Human Resource Executive’s HR Technology® Conference and a technology editor for LRP Publications.  Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
9/2/201529 minutes, 44 seconds
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How to Recognize and Stop Workplace Bullying and Harassment

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about why multi-generational leadership activism is in, and this week we’re going to talk about how to recognize and stop workplace bullying and harassment. You may have read the Amazon news recently about their toxic workplace culture. While not new news, the unfortunate fact is there are too many other “bullying” and undermining cultures in business today. Like pollution, workplace bullying and harassment does not usually kill you right away, but an enormous amount of misery is caused — and time wasted — because of unkind words and behavior that cause hurt feelings that take a toll on workplace productivity and relative happiness.  All of us can take leadership roles in helping prevent and stop harmful behavior by example, create clear boundaries about what is and is not acceptable, and a plan for upholding these boundaries. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how to recognize and stop workplace bullying and harassment with this week’s guest: Irene van der Zande, Executive Director and Founder of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, a global nonprofit leader dedicated to teaching emotional and physical safety skills for people of all ages and abilities. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
8/26/201528 minutes, 4 seconds
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Why Multi-Generational Leadership Activism Is In

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how social networking and the job search pay off, and this week we’re going to talk about why multi-generational leadership activism is in. Regardless of pop culture wisdom, every generation wants to change the world, and Millennials are no exception. But every new generation’s flaws are also stereotyped and criticized by the mainstream media, to the point where it’s non-productive.  What if these very criticisms were the foundation for refreshing new leadership? The good news is they can be, if mentored and nurtured accordingly.  In fact, this isn’t the age to just mentor Millennials. We can learn better ways to grow our own talent and leadership skills from different generations. Engagement is out. Activism is in.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about why multi-generational leadership activism is in with this week’s guests: Jon Mertz, thought leader, author and a Leader to Watch in 2015 by the American Management Association; and Danny Rubin, Millennial communications expert and author. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
8/19/201529 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Social Networking And The Job Search Pay Off

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how employers can help bridge the great debt divide, and this week we’re going to talk about how social networking and the job search pay off. The power of social networking and social media is well known these days. It can be an amazing boon for your career development, but used unwisely can ruin you forever. Managing your online profile and persona consistently and accurately is where it all starts. Those organizations searching you and your “brand” out and reviewing who you are will be looking for anomalies that don’t add up — and you want to always have everything add up — even if you’re not looking for a job. Social networking isn’t a quick fix for managing your career. You need to be thoughtful about your brand and your point of view and nurture every single day for it to pay off. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how social networking and the job search pay off with this week’s guests: Robin Schooling, accomplished HR Leader, strategist and advisor; and our very own Cyndy Trivella, marketing manager for SmartSearch applicant tracking systems and events & accounts manager at TalentCulture. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
8/12/201529 minutes, 28 seconds
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How Employers Can Help Bridge The Great Debt Divide

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about why recruiting is a legitimate career choice, and this week we’re going to talk about how employers can help bridge the great debt divide. It’s nearly official — the fact that Millennials make up the majority of the workforce. But with all the possibilities ahead for empowering a better workforce, the future is bleak because of the burden of student loan debt and rising healthcare costs. They've reached crisis proportions and they're having a profound impact on the nation's workers and employers. It’s a critical issue today with not only younger generations being able to save for the future, but many Gen Xers and Baby Boomers also feel these financial pains and bear the brunt of lingering student debt. Employers need to offer employees assistance with these issues is greater than ever, especially if they hope to recruit and retain key talent, reduce costly turnover and make up the ground they’re losing due to the impact of their student debt and the healthcare reform on their medical benefits. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how employers can help bridge the great debt divide with this week’s guest: Dan Macklin, co-founder and vice president of SoFi, the nation's second largest marketplace lender.  Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
8/5/201529 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why Recruiting Is A Legitimate Career Choice

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how HR drives positive workforce impact with the right data insights, and this week we’re going to talk about why recruiting is a legitimate career choice. Recruiting has mostly been the accidental career choice. Professionals from varied backgrounds but with a unifying theme of marketing, sales and investigative technical savvy are the ones who’ve fallen into being recruiters and sourcers. However, unlike HR, formal education is still lacking for recruiters and sourcers. It’s largely ignored and dismissed by academia, and yet there’s a growing need for comprehensive corporate recruitment training programs.  Recruiting is and should be a legitimate career choice and today there are organizations like the Sourcing Institute Foundation driving that change. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about why recruiting is a legitimate career choice with this week’s guest: Shally Steckerl, founder of the Sourcing Institute Foundation and a pioneer in talent sourcing and recruiting.  Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
7/29/201530 minutes, 23 seconds
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How HR Drives Positive Workforce Impact With The Right Data Insights

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how to build and market your employer brand, and this week we’re going to talk about how HR drives positive workforce impact with the right data insights. Carpe Diem HR! Time to seize the business day! HR has more momentum and presence in driving technology decisions than we have seen in years past. So how do we seize the day and innovation to make it impactful to our organizations and workplace? First HR has to understand the business and the metrics that drive competitive advantage. Across the HCM ecosystem, the right data is key. Asking the business to make decisions based on data insights can be scary if HR doesn't understand the relevance and credibility of the data.  Join us and learn what data empowers HR to drive tech innovation towards a positive workforce impact. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how HR drives positive workforce impact with the right data insights with this week’s guest: Marc Rind, VP of Product Development & Chief Data Scientist of ADP Analytics and Big Data. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!
7/22/201530 minutes, 26 seconds
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How To Build And Market Your Employer Brand

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how to create a culture that rocks, and this week we’re going to talk about how to build and market your employer brand. No matter how you slice it, it’s really a lesson on research and positioning and how you end up marketing your company as the place to work.  However, you can’t be everything to everyone and too many companies are trying to be just that. No matter how “great” you think your company is, the “greatness” message won’t weed out the people who aren’t a great fit for your company.  So first you should ask your current employees about what your company does well as an employer, and all of the things that it doesn’t do well. Then build a real employer brand foundation so you can better extend that brand in the market.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how to build and market your employer brand with this week’s guest: Susan LaMotte, SPHR, founder of exaqueo, a workforce consultancy.  Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, SmartSearch and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
7/15/201529 minutes, 54 seconds
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How To Create A Culture That Rocks

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about the brilliant HR profession of today and tomorrow live from #SHRM15, and this week we’re going to talk about how to create a culture that rocks. Because for those cultures about to rock, we'll not only salute you, we’ll work for you and evangelize for you. Of course that’s a reference to a classic rock song, but it’s a mantra that continues to ring true when it comes to workplace culture today. Great “bands” and brands focus on culture first and foremost so it will drive engagement, business outcomes and ultimately success.  As our guest this week puts it — culture is only as strong or weak as the employees that collectively make up the heart and soul of the organization. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about the art of candidate engagement with this week’s guest: Jim Knight, a leading training and development expert who worked with Hard Rock International for 20 years where he led the renowned School Of Hard Rocks. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, RecruitiFi, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, SmartSearch and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
7/8/201530 minutes, 11 seconds
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#SHRM15: The Brilliant HR Profession of Today and Tomorrow

We’re very excited to announced that the TalentCulture #TChat Show will be live from the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, NV on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT). We’re going to talk about the brilliant HR profession of today and tomorrow.  The HR profession has never looked brighter and HR leaders are now powerful change agents, amplifying talent engagement and driving business outcomes. And according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR professionals are feeling more confident about the job security and growth opportunities than ever. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about the brilliant HR profession of today and tomorrow at #SHRM15 with this week’s guests: Chanel Jackson, HR Business Partner, Honda of America Mfg., Inc.; Callie Zipple, PHR, HR Rewards Analyst, Zebra Technologies; and Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Executive Director of HR, LaRosa's, Inc. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, RecruitiFi, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Silkroad and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
7/1/201528 minutes, 41 seconds
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How Employee Engagement Empowers the Employer Brand

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about the art of candidate engagement, and this week we’re going to talk about how employee engagement empowers the employer brand. Spending ridiculous amounts of money to source sought-after skill sets and recruit top won’t get you very far when your employer brand has hit the skids. Meaning, if your current employees aren’t usually happy, even jazzed about working for your company, then that poison seeps into the groundwater and taints the wells around for miles and miles. This is why you must step up your branding game and empower your own employees to evangelize your company culture in an authentic, transparent way.  Energizing your employee base to truly engage, tell their stories, share their experiences and engage with potential employees is what empowers the brand. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about the art of candidate engagement with this week’s guest: Stacy Zapar, Founder of Tenfold, and recruiting strategist, trainer & advisor. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, RecruitiFi, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Silkroad and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
6/17/201529 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Art of Candidate Engagement

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about business strategies that help CHRO’s sleep at night, and this week we’re going to talk about the art of candidate engagement. One of the toughest challenges is recruiting in-demand tech talent and how to engage this elusive talent pool.   The answer is the right mix of relationship building and empowering recruiting technology that helps recruiters develop a ready pool of tech candidates they can competitively source when the time is right. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about the art of candidate engagement with this week’s guests: Johnny Campbell, Founder and CEO at Social Talent; Sara Fleischmann, Purple Squirrel Hunter at Hewlett-Packard; and Stacy Zapar, Founder of Tenfold, and recruiting strategist, trainer & advisor. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, RecruitiFi, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Silkroad and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
6/10/201530 minutes, 29 seconds
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Business Strategies That Help CHRO’s Sleep At Night

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how improving the candidate experience empowers a better workforce, and this week we’re going to talk about business strategies that help CHRO’s sleep at night. Industry experts and the media always talk more about what keeps business leaders up at night and less about actionable strategies that enable positive change and help them sleep. Let’s try and change it up a little, particularly for heads of HR state. Change isn’t easy, especially when being applied to solve business problems, but new HR initiatives are important, organization-shifting moments for a company.  When CHRO’s and their business leader counterparts consider a change for their organization, those who think beyond the ordinary get a sustainable outcome.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about business strategies that help CHRO’s sleep at night with this week’s guest: Mark Stelzner, Founder of IA HR, a consulting firm that helps HR leaders transform their organizations with confidence. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, RecruitiFi, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Silkroad, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
6/3/201529 minutes, 21 seconds
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How Improving the Candidate Experience Empowers a Better Workforce

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how disruptive technologies will empower the future of HR, and this week we’re going to talk about how improving the candidate experience empowers a better workforce. The hiring economy today is highly complex. Even though job growth has improved dramatically in the past 14 months, employers still struggle to fill jobs due to talent shortages. The Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards were created to provide a universal measure of the candidate experience. The “winners” are the ones empowering a better workforce. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about how improving the candidate experience empowers a better workforce with this week’s guests: Elaine Orler, Chairman and Co-Founder of the Talent Board and the CandEs; and Gerry Crispin, Co-Founder of the Talent Board and the CandEs. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, RecruitiFi, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Silkroad, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
5/27/201530 minutes, 38 seconds
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How Disruptive Technologies Will Empower The Future Of HR

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked why true relationship building rises above social, and this week we’re going to talk about how disruptive technologies will empower the future of HR. The next 5-10 years will bring unprecedented change to the workplace and the role of Human Resources. There will be those disruptive digital HR technologies that will influence the form and function of HR in a myriad of ways including how and where we work today, how we recruit and hire, and how we train and develop the workforce. Not every technological disruption will be adopted nor will it transform HR for the better, but the fact remains that empowering a better workplace and workforce has already started today. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about how disruptive technologies will empower the future of HR with this week’s guest: Alexandra Levit, Future of Work speaker, writer and author of “They Don't Teach Corporate in College.” Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, RecruitiFi, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Silkroad, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
5/20/201529 minutes, 25 seconds
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How True Relationship Building Rises Above Social

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about the impact of gender diversity on technology business performance around the world, and this week going to talk about why true relationship building rises above social. Long gone are the formal protocols of the “offline” networking world. Professional and social networking took a lot more work to uncover, establish, and deepen mutually beneficial business relationships.  Social media has made connecting and networking so much easier and accessible to nearly everyone with an Internet connection and a mobile device.  In a hyper-connected world, those who are able to build, maintain, sustain and leverage their entire network outside of social, be more successful, and impact the world. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about why why true relationship building rises above social with this week’s guest: Rob Garcia, Silicon Valley product executive and co-founder and Chief Product Officer at ConnectUp. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, RecruitiFi, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Silkroad, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
5/13/201529 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Global Impact of Gender Diversity on Technology Business Performance

The TalentCulture #TChat Show will be live from the IT@Cork European Technology Summit in Cork, Ireland on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from 6-7pm GMT (1-2pm ET, 10-11am PT). Last week we talked about how to amaze every customer every time, and this week we're going to talk about impact of gender diversity on technology business performance around the world.  A University of Cambridge study has observed that Ireland is fifth in the world for female economic power, ranking just behind Australia, Norway, Denmark and Finland.  Overall the state of women in tech and business isn’t great, but academic institutions are now seeing companies and STEM-based industries develop diverse talent pools that improve business performance. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we welcome our special guests from the IT@Cork European Technology Summit: David Parry-Jones, VP UKI Vmware; Caroline O’Driscoll, Tax Partner at KPMG, Vice Chair of IT@cork; and Michael Loftus, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Science at CIT. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, PAW and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
5/6/201528 minutes, 40 seconds
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Why Internal Customer Service Is So Important

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how to deal with bad bosses, and this week going to talk about why internal customer service is so important. When we think of “customer service” we usually think of those to help us throughout the sales process, but service must be a total commitment not just for the front line, but for every employee of any business, from individual contributor to CEO.  Everyone has a customer. If it is not the outside customer, then it is the internal customer — anyone within an organization who at any time is dependent on anyone else within the organization. This is the root of internal service. It is the understanding that everybody supports everybody else in the organization. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about why internal customer service is so important with this week’s guest: Shep Hyken, Chief Amazement Officer at Shepard Presentations, customer service expert, keynote speaker and New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling business author. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
4/29/201530 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Turn Horrible Bosses into Happier Relationships

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT). Last week we talked about how to look people in the eye digitally, and this week we’re going to talk about how to turn horrible bosses into happier relationships. Today we’re faced with a difficult and complex economic landscape never before seen in the modern world. Regardless of the job growth of late and unemployment plummeting, wages are still pretty flat and employers and workers are under a great deal of strain to produce.  Unfortunately, a bad boss can undermine our ability to work effectively and efficiently. Poor communication skills, lack of direction, micromanaging, bullying — any of these traits can make a boss difficult to work with leading to stress, anxiety, frustration and anger. It’s time to learn powerful techniques for reinventing your relationship with your boss and turn horrible into happier. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about how to turn horrible bosses into happier relationships with this week’s guest: Tony Deblauwe, Founder of consulting firm HR4Change. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Jobvite, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
4/22/201531 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Look People in the Eye Digitally

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about the adoption of social software for workforce collaboration and communication, and this week we're going to talk about how to look people in the eye digitally. Building and sustaining authentic relationships in person or online are no easy tasks. It takes an investment of being “present” when you’re talking to someone. This week's guest is a big proponent of "Looking People in the Eye Digitally" (as well as personally). Something we know the TalentCulture #TChat Show community believes in as well. Introductions and ongoing relationships in social platforms require the same personal attention as the human touch and eye contact in a physical relationship. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about how to look people in the eye digitally with this week’s guest: Ted Rubin, a leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators.  Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Jobvite, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!
4/15/201530 minutes, 44 seconds
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Adopting Social Software for Workforce Collaboration and Communication

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about the predictive power HR can bring, and this week we're going to talk about the adoption of social software for workforce collaboration and communication. Social software today enables workforce collaboration and communication. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates productivity improves by 20-25% in organizations with connected employees, and the potential for revenue amounts to $1.3 trillion per year. But the adoption of internal social media will require a strategic change management initiative to move away from email that still dominates the enterprise today. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about the adoption of social software for workforce collaboration and communication with this week’s guest: Shel Holtz, Principal of Holtz Communication + Technology and a prolific blogger and co-host of the first and longest-running communications podcast, For Immediate Release.  Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Jobvite, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. And we're big CandE supporters!
4/8/201529 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Predictive Power That HR Can Bring

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about the realities of the Ideal HR-vendor relationship, and this week we're going to talk about the predictive power HR can bring (we're proud sponsors of the Predictive Analytics World for Workforce). In a global market where the recruiters spend seconds reviewing resumes, it’s no wonder the "gut feel in hiring" is less accurate than a coin flip.  Enter predictive analytics: the ability to take what happened in the past and find common relationships and factors (leveraging human behavior and neural networks) to model and predict the future and report back in analytics with recommendations for the future.   Departments like Finance, Sales and Marketing are already using predictive analytics. Now it’s HR’s turn. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about the predictive power HR can bring with this week’s guests: Chad W. Harness, VP of Lead Human Capital Analytics Consultant at Fifth Third Bank; and Jen Phillips Kirkwood, ADP Analytics and Innovation Ambassador. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Jobvite, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight. And we're big CandE supporters!
4/1/201529 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Realities of the Ideal HR-Vendor Relationship

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about how research and relationship building win in tech recruiting, and this week we're going to talk about the realities of the Ideal HR-vendor relationship. According to new KeyInterval Research, a practitioner centric market research firm founded by William Tincup and John Sumser, HR Department increasingly looks like a purchasing department with a specific set of subject matter expertise.  HR is also getting increasingly good at managing vendors and other relationships that cause work to be done by people who are not direct members of the HR Team (employees). However, per Key Interval Research, only a tiny fraction of vendor-practitioner relationships produce extraordinary levels of excellence and return.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we realities of the Ideal HR-vendor relationship with this week’s guests: William Tincup and John Sumser, long-time HR and recruiting industry luminaries and the founders of KeyInternal Research, a practitioner centric market research firm.  Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Jobvite, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight.  
3/25/201530 minutes
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How Candidate Research and Relationship Building Win in Tech Recruiting

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week, we talked about email productivity and a new way to work, and this week we're going to talk about how research and relationship building win in tech recruiting. The competition for top tech talent is fierce, employers must still find creative ways to entice people with in-demand STEM skills to join their company -- getting to know who they're targeting is critical prior to and especially during outreach.  According to Dice's recent Tech Candidate Sentiment Survey, at least 50% of candidate respondents said that they wish recruiters would do more research on them and their background before calling, but this is significantly down from 2013. The right online research tool combined with continuous relationship building and developing a repository for a ready pool of tech candidates, companies can competitively source the most qualified people when the time is right.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn about how research and relationship-building win in tech recruiting with this week’s guests: Ashley Fox, Program Associate at Partnership for Public Service; and Pete Radloff, Lead Technical Recruiter with comScore. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Jobvite, Predictive Analytics World for Workforce and HRmarketer Insight.
3/18/201529 minutes, 40 seconds
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Email productivity and a #NewWayToWork

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about the six steps to building a remarkable workplace, and this week we're going to talk about email productivity and a new way to work. Really. Email productivity. We know, we know -- sounds like a contradiction, but it's not.  Email as we know it today is outdated and was invented before “Internet” was a household name. Instead of our managing email -- which really manages us -- what we need is a better way to communicate that focuses on deeper engagement and better outcomes.  Social tools, and mobile and cloud technologies have significantly changed the expectations of consumers about online communications, social interaction and other collaboration tools. When it comes to the technology we use, we want our work experiences to echo our personal lives, while our organizations want tools with company-wide security and scalability. It's time for email to act more like a personal assistant. That's something the world of work needs today. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn about email productivity and a new way to work with this week’s guest: Carolyn Pampino, Design Director of Collaboration Solutions for IBM. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: TalentWise, Dice, Hootsuite, IBM Smarter Workforce, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent and HRmarketer Insight.
3/11/201529 minutes, 23 seconds
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Six Steps To Building A Remarkable Workplace

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about the three elements of a clear and compelling business vision, and this week we're going to talk about the six steps to building a remarkable workplace. Nice segue, don't you think? It's the people that guide and propel the workplace, right? If it were only so easy. From this week's guest's experience opening a shop a month as part of her organization’s UK start-up, she found that 20% of strategies lead to 80% of retention and profit and none of them are vague platitudes like "be nice to your people."  No, they are all practical, immediately applicable, step-by-step processes, and we'll tackle all six tonight on the show. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn about about the six steps to building a remarkable workplace with this week’s guest: Mandy Johnson, best-selling business author, active speaker, advisor and executive educator. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: TalentWise, Dice, Hootsuite, SAP/SuccessFactors, IBM Smarter Workforce, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent and HRmarketer Insight.
3/5/201530 minutes
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The Three Essential Elements of Compelling Business Vision

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about how 2015 will be the best year for recruiting since 1999, and this week we're going to talk about the three elements of a clear and compelling business vision. Developing business vision and strategy are difficult to execute. Most leaders default to actions steps and tactical plans and spend most of their time here. Even if they invest up front to create the vision, sustainable investment is short-lived. Plus, less than 10% of the organizations she's visited are led by managers who have a clear sense of where they are trying to lead people. What to do? For a business vision to be compelling and provide ongoing guidance, it must illuminate all three elements of a compelling vision including purpose (or mission), values, and a clear picture of a desirable future.  Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn about the three elements of a clear and compelling business vision with this week’s guest: Dr. Jesse Lyn Stoner, Founder of Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership and co-author of the bestseller Full Steam Ahead: Unleash the Power of Vision. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: TalentWise, Dice, Hootsuite, SAP/SuccessFactors, IBM Smarter Workforce, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Fisher Vista and HRmarketer Insight.
2/26/201530 minutes, 2 seconds
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This Year We're Gonna Recruit Like It's 1999

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about how to become workplace fascinating, and this week we're going to talk about how 2015 will be the best year for recruiting since 1999. Consider this: more jobs were created in 2014 than in any other year since 1999. According to a recent New York Times article, employers have hired more than one million people since November 1, 2014. However, it's not all "Happy New Year" champagne and caviar; there is still an end-of-times dirge bemoaning that upwards of 30 million Americans are either out of work or severely underemployed.  Either way, company culture and transparent relationships will be the primary drivers for successfully recruiting and retaining employees in 2015. The talent acquisition teams that get this will facilitate winning. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn about how 2015 will be the best year for recruiting since 1999 with this week’s guest: Will Thomson, Global Sales Recruiter for Rosetta Stone and the Founder of Bulls Eye Recruiting. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: TalentWise, Dice, Hootsuite, SAP/SuccessFactors, GreatRated! of Great Place to Work, IBM Smarter Workforce, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Fisher Vista and HRmarketer Insight.
2/19/201529 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to Become Workplace Fascinating

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about whether or not HR should be split into two branches, and this week we're going to talk about how to become workplace fascinating. Of course there are plenty of personality assessments tell you how you see the world. But how does the world see you? What makes you most fascinating, and most valuable to the people around you?  You're all about to find out. Over the past two decades of research on communication, this week's guest has found that there are seven different ways to communicate and add value to your "audience."  We've taken "The Fascination Advantage" here at the TalentCulture #TChat Show. It's pretty awesome. And we'll give you the opportunity to take it as well! Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn about how to become workplace fascinating with this week’s guest: Sally Hogshead, creator of The Fascination Advantage™: the world’s first personality test that measures what makes someone most engaging to others.  Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: TalentWise, Dice, Hootsuite, SAP/SuccessFactors, GreatRated! of Great Place to Work, IBM Smarter Workforce, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Fisher Vista and HRmarketer Insight.
2/12/201529 minutes, 59 seconds
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Should HR Be Split into Two Branches?

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about how authentic storytelling in the workplace impacts talent strategies, and this week we’re going to talk about whether or not HR in the enterprise should be split into two branches. In fact, one of the hottest topics being discussed at the C-suite level is whether HR should be split into two distinct functions – one that handles administration and one that manages leadership and organization.  Research by Bersin by Deloitte supports the recommendation because HR is swamped with administrative tasks. In fact, nearly 50 percent of business and HR leaders surveyed said their companies are “weak” on preparing HR to deliver programs aligned with business needs.   The right technology enables HR to scale certain tasks in a way that humans never can, bringing efficiencies to a complex administrative process that can’t be achieved otherwise.  HR needs to leverage this ability, so it can fulfill a critical role in the organization’s business strategy. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn about whether HR should be split into two distinct functions with this week’s guest: Todd Owens, Chief Executive Officer at TalentWise. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: TalentWise, Dice, Hootsuite, SAP/SuccessFactors, GreatRated! of Great Place to Work, IBM Smarter Workforce, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Fisher Vista and HRmarketer Insight.
2/5/201530 minutes, 36 seconds
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How Authentic Storytelling Impacts Talent Strategies

The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). Last week we talked about how to manage the softer skills of your personal brand, and this week we're going to talk about how authentic storytelling in the workplace impacts talent strategies. Content marketing will no doubt be a 2015 buzzword. You create content to connect with customers, employees, and potential future employees and everything will be just dandy. Right? But while content is important, it’s not just about sharing content. It’s about sharing meaningful stories. People don't pay attention to most marketing messages. They pay attention to authentic stories, however. Authentic stories build community (think the TalentCulture #TChat community). And community includes people who tell stories by sharing their experiences, their purposes (or lack thereof) and by dreaming about a goal for the future. Authentic storytelling from leadership and employees impacts recruiting, retention and of course customer acquisition. Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we learn about how authentic storytelling in the workplace impacts talent strategies with this week’s guest: Christoph Trappe, Career Storyteller and Journalist. Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Hootsuite, SAP/SuccessFactors, GreatRated! of Great Place to Work, IBM Smarter Workforce, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Fisher Vista and HRmarketer Insight.