HR Studio Podcast
About This Show
HR Studio Podcast is designed to accelerate the development of new and aspiring HR leaders. Guests will include senior HR executives, thought-leaders, authors, speakers and trend-spotters from the field of HR and beyond. Listeners will learn what it takes to succeed in HR today through career stories and journeys; developmental references and resources; human capital trends and much more.
Each show concludes with an open ended question for the audience to answer in the LinkedIn Group.
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Most Recent Episode
Episode 16 | The Importance of Networking and Connecting with Matthew West
5 days ago
Episode 16 Show Notes: ‘Meet at least one new person a day.’ The Importance of Networking and Connecting In this episode, Matthew West of Advice Personnel speaks on the topic and importance of networking and connecting for personal and career advancement. Matthew has worked in the advertising and marketing fields for almost 20 years. For 13 of those years, Matthew worked for McCann Health in the pharmaceutical and healthcare space as an Account Manager, Vice President, and Chief Talent Officer. Two years ago, he joined Advice Personnel to build out and lead the first ever pharmaceutical advertising and marketing recruitment division. Over the years, Matthew has become known for his very keen business strategic sense, for his sharp understanding of the importance of brand building, and for his ability to identify extraordinary talent. Matthew earned a BS from Cornell University and a Master’s from Harvard. He has received multiple awards for his unparalleled impact, influence, and results orientation from prestigious organizations in both the healthcare marketing industry and the HR practices domains. ________________________________________ Key Learnings From This Episode • What drew Matthew to this career and led him to where he is today? Matthew worked as an Account Manager prior to joining the McCann Health network. He was able to acquire account management skills, develop his knowledge, and understand the industry before going into recruiting, talent advising and networking as a career. While he was at one of the divisions in McCann Health, he was finding talent for the company before they had an HR person on staff. When he first started at the company, there were approximately 30 people at the company. At that time, there was no social media - no LinkedIn, no Facebook, no Twitter. He found himself going to external industry events, making connections, making friends, and obtaining business cards. By default, as Matthew was doing this, he was finding talent for the company. The company said to him, “You’re already doing this. Why don’t you become the Chief Talent Officer for the company?” He’d never thought about that, and he said, “Oh, that’s something I should really think about.” So he was able to take the skill set he already had in the industry and use it as a more credible voice when interviewing people. And that turned into a career in HR, which turned into