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Better by Great Place to Work
51 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Great Place to Work's Tony Bond in conversation with Dr. Mrim Boutla
Tony Bond, EVP Chief Innovation & Diversity Officer speaks with Dr. Mrim Boutla about her career path in neuroplasticity and insights on global intersectionality.
40 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Great Place to Work's Tony Bond in Conversation with Hilary Giovale
Tony Bond, EVP & Chief Innovation Officer at Great Place to Work in conversation with Hilary Giovale, community organizer, philanthropist, and author on power and purpose.
38 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Summit Series: Season 2: Chief Amazement Officer, Mike Malloy, of Rocket Mortgage shares Rocket's practices for creating a culture of care
Mike Malloy, Chief Amazement Officer, at Rocket Mortgage, a Quicken Loans company based in Detroit, leads The Pulse (what other companies call human resources), Team Member Learning and Development, Team Member Workspace and Environment, Government Affairs, Event Management, and Audio-Visual. He has also led Rocket Companies Covid-19 response. Rocket Mortgage is America's largest mortgage lender along with other personal finance and consumer service brands. In this interview, Malloy shares that there is nothing more important than understanding what your culture is and writing it down so everybody knows it. It's how the organization makes sure that they always are focused on doing the right thing, serving their clients and being obsessed with finding a better way. During this pandemic he has stuck to this practice, leaning into their nineteen "Isms" creating an environment for the company's employees to work together to drive business in these hardest of times, while also ensuring that every team member can continue to build an amazing career, enhance their well being, build a stable financial future and has an amazing team member experience. Listen in to hear Malloy share the practices at Rocket Mortgages that allow this culture of care to occur.
18 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Summit Series: Season 2: “When we trust each other, everything becomes possible.” An Interview with Aron Ain, CEO of UKG
Aron Ain, CEO of UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), in this episode shares that “trust is the magic glue” that makes personal and professional relationships work, thrive and do well. Building on 70 years of experience from two leaders in HR and workforce management solutions, UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos—two Fortune 100 Best companies who merged on April 1, 2020. Ain explains that when you trust each other you can solve problems with customers, you can solve problems with each other, and you can have opportunities to help your employees to grow and expand. Listen in to hear clear takeaways from Ain on how to create a culture of trust which is the foundation of a great place to work.
29 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Summit Series: Season 2: Carolyn Slaski of EY in Conversations with Tina Tchen, President & CEO of TIME'S UP
In this episode, Carolyn Slaski, EY Americas Vice Chair – Talent speaks in conversation with Tina Tchen, President & CEO of TIME’S UP on how EY as an organization shares TIME'S UP mission to create workplace cultures where everyone in the workplace can feel safe, respected and able to reach their full potential. Slaski and Tchen speak on what it takes to make employees feel like they really belong. They discuss how gender equality will only exist when transformation leaders make it their mission, as well as all employees must be willing and vulnerable to do the work. Caring about, talking about and actively working on gender equality all the time is an enterprise imperative. Listen to their stirring conversation for inspiration and hope.
32 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Summit Series: Season 2: Great Place to Work Interview with SVP, Chief Innovation & Diversity Officer, Tony Bond with Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune
In this episode Tony Bond, SVP, Chief Diversity & Innovation Officer at Great Place to Work and Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor at Fortune magazine, share how important it is to stop fearing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. They share ways they believe you can safely bring up DE&I without having it come back on you in a negative way as well as their advice to leaders on how they must make these issues a top business priority. This interview also includes their sentiments on how under-representation is an embarrassing problem to have and how imperative it is that corporate leaders stop believing it's a competitive advantage to keep quiet about it. Their conversation will most likely make you feel frustrated on what hasn't been done, but will also leave you incredibly inspired that change can and will be made. Be sure to subscribe to McGirt's column "RaceAhead" HERE.
27 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Summit Series: Season 2: Great Place to Work Discussion with Marcus Erb, VP, Data Science & Innovation and Sarah Lewis-Kulin, VP, Best Workplaces List Research
21 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Summit Series: Season 2: How to be a Profitable Company, that's also a Great Place To Work: A conversation with Jim Kavanaugh, CEO & CO-Founder of World Wide Technology
Jim Kavanaugh is the CEO and Co-Founder of World Wide Technology (WWT), a technology solutions provider with more than $11.3 billion in annual revenue and more than 6,000 employees globally. It serves the technology needs of large public and private organizations around the globe, including many of the world's best known brands. In this interview, Jim shares how WWT shares out its culture to it's employees in a way that creates flexibility and creativity, but also creates enough guidance and, rigor, to what the company's values are and what its leadership concepts include. Jim explains how he and his executive team have been very disciplined about integrated management leadership curriculum and how it's a huge part of WWT's success and early on focus of their mission. Listen in to hear Jim explain these concepts they look at it as a three legged stool. All three legs of the stool need to be working in synchronization. If one of them is not working, the model doesn't work.
23 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Summit Series: Season 2: The Ways We Work An Interview With AbbVie CHRO Tim Richmond
Tim Richmond leads AbbVie’s global human resources function, focused on employee engagement and driving business performance through culture. He is a driving force behind AbbVie’s diverse talent pipeline. In this interview, Tim shares how important it is to set clear standards, clear expectations, and give people a north star. Tim delves into the five pillars of what AbbVie call the “Ways We Work.” These pillars engage AbbVie employees, allowing them to put themselves out there, feel trusted, and feel supported, which is all critical to AbbVie’s culture. Learn what differentiates a good company from a great company and how that's ultimately where everyone’s aspiration should lie.
25 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Summit Series: Season 2: In Conversation with Professor Robert B. Reich
In this episode we interview Robert B. Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fifteen books, is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, “Inequality For All.” More recently he’s co-creator of the Netflix original documentary “Saving Capitalism,” which is streaming now and author of the newly released “The SYSTEM: Who Rigged It, How to Fix It” which is available via Penguin Random House or your independent bookseller. Professor Reich in this episode shares hard facts, learnings from his experience, and inspiration to help shape our future for the better.
27 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Summit Series: Season 2: Commit to Closing the Gaps an Interview with Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett is senior advisor at the Obama Foundation and former senior advisor to President Obama. She led the Obama Administration’s efforts to expand and strengthen access to the middle class, and boost American businesses and our economy. She championed the creation of equality and opportunity for all Americans, and economically and politically empowering women in the United States and around the world. In this episode, she shares stories on how she achieved some of these successes as well as the work she is doing to open CEOs minds to closing the gaps of disparities between communities across the country. Read her New York Times bestselling book, "Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward."
45 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Summit Series: Season 2: Ain't No Mountain High Enough an Interview with Ken Allen of DHL
As a no-nonsense miner’s son from Yorkshire, Ken Allen took on leadership of DHL Express as their global CEO. With operations in more countries than the United Nations, DHL Express is credited with an astounding financial turnaround after years of stagnation in loss. He was voted Germany's number one turnaround leader and is known as “The Singing CEO” in China for his renditions of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Most recently, he has published the book “Radical Simplicity: How Simplicity Transformed a Loss-making Mega Brand into a World-class Performer.” In this episode he shares how this strategy works to transform organizations, with a focus first on people.
34 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Summit Series: Season 1 - Making Every Voice Heard
One way that Workday, the maker of human capital and financial management software, continually innovates is through its employee survey process. Each week, on Feedback Fridays, the company’s more than 10,200 global Workmates receive an email with two questions about their work experience. In this episode, Greg Pryor, Workday’s People & Performance Evangelist, explains how the company aggregates that survey data to help its people managers continue to improve the ways they support their teams.
35 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
Summit Series: Season 1 - How to Get Diversity Right
Ellen McGirt, a Senior Editor at Fortune who writes the daily RaceAhead column, believes that 2019’s Black History Month was a complete disaster. An expert on Diversity & Inclusion, McGirt says that race is still a misunderstood issue and that diversity continues to be a problematic debate in American politics and business. In this episode, she shares how some companies are winning at D&I and gives examples of those that still have a long way to go. Subscribe to the daily RaceAhead newsletter at https://cloud.newsletters.fortune.com/fortune/newsletters.
31 minutes | Aug 23, 2019
Summit Series: Season 1 - One-Size-Fits-All for 100,000 People
With operations in 220 countries, international courier and delivery giant DHL Express is a logistics company that has mastered the art of creating a personal touch for every employee. In this episode, host Christopher Tkaczyk chats with CEO John Pearson and global head of HR Regine Buettner about how the company has created a sense of equality for all employees and how its global network of team members all strive toward the same mission while singing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
26 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Summit Series: Season 1 - A People Strategy That Goes Above and Beyond
Kindness, caring, and compassion are the watchwords at tech giant Cisco. Fran Katsoudas, the company’s Chief People Officer, says that in the past year, mental health has been at the forefront of its conversation about workplace culture. “It’s a dialogue that historically has been taboo at all companies,” she says. Recently, CEO Chuck Robbins sent an e-mail inviting employees to share personal stories around mental health issues, resulting in a company-wide meeting that she says has helped every employee feel comfortable to be their whole self at work.
32 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
Summit Series: Season 1 - A Roadmap for Innovation
Derek Bang, the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at public accounting, consulting, and technology firm Crowe LLP, asks “Are you comfortable failing or do you feel comfortable challenging the status quo?” A few times a year, the company polls its workforce so that it can empower its team members to innovate with better infrastructure, tools, and processes. As a result, Crowe has been able to greenlight new ideas for improvements and deliver resources to make them a reality.
17 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
Summit Series: Season 1 - Advancing the Talent Agenda
In this episode, Kelly Grier, EY’s US Chairman and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner, says that if you want to drive a powerful business, you must have a powerful talent agenda. At the leading global professional services company, more than 66 percent of its workforce is comprised of Millennials, who she says thrive on the opportunity to innovate. Grier explains that “Innovation By All” is part of the firm’s daily conversation because it must lead by example to help clients as they experience a rapid rate of change in the marketplace.
39 minutes | Jul 31, 2019
Summit Series: Season 1 - A Company That Goes To Extremes
In the hospitality industry, companies often say that taking care of their employees will inevitably result in the best possible customer service for guests. In this episode, Christian Clerc, the President of Worldwide Hotel Operations for the global luxury brand Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, explains how happier employees have resulted in better guest feedback. He also shares an anecdote about how he personally handled an emergency for a high-profile guest with a plot twist that is straight out of the classic Hollywood screwball comedy “What’s Up, Doc?”
30 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Summit Series: Season 1 - Why Innovation Demands Diversity & Inclusion
Frans Johansson, founder of The Medici Group and best-selling author of “The Medici Effect,” believes that many business leaders may say innovation is more critical than ever, but they still haven’t fully delivered on it. In this episode, Johansson says the only way companies can truly realize transformation is by focusing on creating diverse teams and having inclusive policies. He also shares how he helps companies re-orient their entire executive team in a matter of hours so they’re better prepared to face the challenge of making D&I the core of the business.
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