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Talent Tide with Chris Nichols
46 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Episode 29: How to Become a Great Leader with Glynn Perry
In this episode, Chris discusses what it takes to be a great leader with Glynn Perry, Founder and Principal at JGP Leadership Advisors, LLC.In this episode Glynn covers topics including:Servant Leadership Supporting women and minorities in leadership What are the typical blind spots leaders have A proven leader and strategist, Glynn Perry brings a diverse perspective to the boardroom as a board member, accomplished C-suite leader and trusted advisor. Glynn currently serves on the boards of Encore Leadership Advisors, Advisory Board for the Federation of State Medical Boards, on the Business Advisory Council of the College of Business at Kansas State University and the American Red Cross. He has achieved NACD Directorship Certification, the nation’s premier certification program for board directors, providing a tangible assessment of a director’s understanding of essential knowledge to lead in the boardroom. Glynn also has completed his Private Company and Governance certificate through the Private Directors Association(PDA). As a C-level executive, Glynn’s diverse career includes key leadership roles as a Business Unit President for a multi-billion-dollar business as well as his expansive C-Suite roles for a Fortune 500 company, evidencing a versatility that adds significant value across functions. After a successful college baseball career, he was drafted by the New York Yankees, where he played for a minor league affiliate. Glynn and his wife, Marketi, have two adult children and five grandchildren. When not spending time with them he enjoys sporting events, landscaping, and home improvement projects
41 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Episode 28: How Games Can Improve Interpersonal Skills with Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks
In this episode, Chris discusses the benefits of using games to develop interpersonal skills among employees and leaders with Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks.Topics Include:1. Engagement and retention2. Maximizing cultural intelligence in the workplace3. HR Tech - combining team-building, analytics, and upskilling4. Making vulnerability at work comfortable Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks is the Founder and CEO of tech startup KeepWOL. KeepWOL's fun learning platform for teams enables employee engagement and retention insights using games. Lauren spent 14 years working at five Fortune 500 companies holding numerous leadership roles. Being a Black millennial woman in engineering & tech, she's no stranger to being the "first" or "only." Lauren is the first Black woman to graduate from The University of Kansas' Aerospace Engineering Department and the first Black woman to win the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics international design competition. She's a recipient of the Women in Technology Rising Star Award, and she has an MBA in Operations Management. Lauren is a wife, a mother of two, and an avid conversationalist. Her top two values are authenticity and legacy, and she keeps these front of mind in everything she does.
36 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
Episode 27: How Can "Being Human" Help With Talent Acquisition?
In this episode, Chris discusses how leaders can better their TA System by just being human with Gary Benedik. Gary is an old-school head-hunter evolving into a digital transformation geek, which made him the perfect guest for this week's show. He is efficiency-obsessed, truly believe that talent is the key to success, and take a consultative approach to solving problems within today's World of Work.Topics from the episode include:1. The ever-changing landscape in recruiting 2. Leveraging tech (i.e. a recruitment marketplace) to hire talent (at scale) 3. How do differentiate yourself as a head hunter
34 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
Episode 26: How Can Technology Optimize the Hiring Process? with Prem Kumar
In this episode, Chris discusses the benefits of using AI in the hiring process. Prem Kumar the CEO and Co-founder of Humanly was the perfect guest!Listen as Prem shares his expertise on topics such as:candidate experiencemeasuring interview efficacy and equity and the impact to candidate outcomesautomation, ai, and tech in hiring- where it can fail and where it can helpAbout PremPrem currently is CEO and co-founder of Humanly, an AI platform that helps companies become more efficient and equitable in their conversations with job candidates. Previously to that, Prem led the product management and design teams at TINYpulse, an employee engagement company that empowers organizations to build world class cultures with real-time people data. Prior to TINYpulse, Prem spent 10 years at Microsoft working in a variety of product capacities including within Microsoft's HR technology department. In addition to his day job, Prem loves sharing his ideas through writing, as a member of the Forbes Business Council, representing the US as a Peter Drucker Essay Challenge winner in 2013, as well as receiving two “Best of ThinkWeek” awards for white papers aimed at breaking down cultural barriers at Microsoft. Prem has been recognized as a Top HR Influencer, INROADS 50/50 alumni and a Forbes 1000 entrepreneur. Outside of work, Prem spends time with his two young kids and wife and enjoys travel and Seattle sports.
43 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
Episode 25: How to Have a More Effective TA System with Steve O'Brien
In this episode, Chris discusses how to have a more effective TA system with Steve O'Brien. They discuss talent attraction strategies including phone screens, diversity, compensation, and many more!About SteveSteve O'Brien serves as the SVP of Talent Acquisition- Clinical & Corporate for Syneos HealthHe began his career in agency search, boutique retained projects, and global Recruitment Process Outsourcing before selecting the intersection of technology and talent acquisition as his focus. Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from The Pennsylvania State University.
44 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
Episode 24: Who is Job.com? with Arran Stewart
In this episode, Chris and Arran go into detail about who is Job.com. Listeners will find out Job.com mission and vision for the future, details of how the company came to be, and more information about it's co-founder, Arran Stewart.Arran Stewart is the Co-founder and CVO of Job.com.
48 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Episode 23: How Can Companies Find the Right Talent with Steven Rothberg
In this episode, Chris talks to Steven Rothberg, Founder and CVO at College Recruiter, Inc, about how companies can find the right candidates for the job. Chris and Steven discuss topics such as programmatic job ad buying, pay-per-click and other pay-for-performance pricing models, and high volume hiring.About Steven RothbergRothberg’s entrepreneurial spirit was evident from an early age. Disciplined in fifth grade for selling candy during math class and in college for running a massive fantasy hockey league, he managed to channel his passions into something more productive after graduate school. A fully recovered lawyer, Rothberg founded the business that morphed into College Recruiter and now, as its Chief Visionary Officer, help to create and refine the company’s strategy and leads its business development efforts. Rothberg has been widely quoted by local, regional, national and international media including NBC Nightly News, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show, U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, FOX & Friends, and CNN. He kept hearing that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, so he co-founded and am the co-host of the JobBoardGeek Podcast, the only podcast about the business of connecting candidates and employers. Rothberg was named by Mashable as one of the 20 top people for job seekers to follow on Twitter, Fast Company magazine as a "Top 50 online influencer", LinkedIn as having a profile in the top one percent most viewed, and TAtech as one of the top 100 influencers in the talent acquisition industry.
56 minutes | May 31, 2022
Episode 22: Staffing in the Auto Industry- A Major Issue
Join Chris as he discusses the issues surrounding Staffing in the Auto Industry with a panel of individuals from diverse backgrounds:Molly CantaliniRecruiting Manager, Manufacturing and Sourcing, General MotorsBrian WilsonVP Midwest, US Automotive leader, MicrosoftTuyen TranHead of Recruiting, Product and Engineering Operations, WaymoDavid StanislawFounder and Principal of Stanislaw Consulting, LLC
34 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
Episode 21: What Does It Take To Be A Great Leader? with David Stanislaw
In this episode, Chris and David discuss all the qualities that a great leader should possess. Topics include: conflict resolution, organizational health, and leadership and employee dynamics.David Stanislaw is the founder and principal of Stanislaw Consulting, LLC, in Birmingham, Michigan. Stanislaw Consulting exists to elevate the workplace experience by enhancing organizational health. David creates real, lasting solutions that result in a more harmonious work environment by uncovering the root causes and solving the people problems that hamper an organization. He resolves workplace conflict, provides executive coaching, and facilitates succession planning. He facilitates difficult conversations. By resolving high-level personnel issues, David enables organizations to get on track to meet their business goals and objectives. He is committed to helping his clients experience a rewarding journey from hope to clarity and long-lasting change. His goal: enhancing organizational health. In addition to degrees from Wayne State University, David has completed post-graduate training in human development as well as in individual and group dynamics. He has been certified in the use of sophisticated validated assessment tools. His 30+ years of professional experience include his career as a psychotherapist and business consultant, as well as founding and operating two outpatient psychotherapy clinics. Forever seeking knowledge, he is a student of neuroscience, and a passionate implementer of Emotional Intelligence.
40 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Episode 20: How to Manage Your TA Team Efficiently
In this episode Chris speaks with Alison Kaizer about managing a talent acquisition team efficiently. Alison is the Head of Talent for Lunchbox.io, which made her the perfect guest for today's show. They discuss topics such as building a talent team, tech stack for talent, and scalable processes in hiring.Alison's Bio: My name is Alison Kaizer, and I am proud to lead Talent at Lunchbox, one of the fastest growing foodtech start-ups in the industry. Lunchbox is focused on providing next-gen digital ordering that helps restaurants drive better guest engagement and stronger sales. The company was founded by immigrant restaurateurs with backgrounds in marketing, operations and technology. The teams are built around diverse backgrounds, and we’re keeping it that way. Before this, I led Talent Acquisition at Ritual.co as we expanded across the globe. Ritual is a tech company that makes a smartphone app which provides instant access to a complete assortment of everyday coffee and food items from local spots - at the push of a button. Ritual has grown to 50+ cities across North America, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, and raised over $120 million in venture funding. I began my foray into Talent as an Engagement Manager at Boost Agents, a recruitment firm servicing the Digital, Marketing, Creative and Communications industries. I was recognized for my ability to develop strong, lasting candidate relationships and to "career matchmake," finding the right fit for both client and candidate, for companies from start-ups to major agencies.
38 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Episode 19: How to Train and Develop Great Leaders with Bill Fagan
In this episode, Chris talks with Bill Fagan about the process of spotting and training leaders. They discuss topics surrounding the importance of great leadership and encouraging leadership opportunities within the company.As The Aspire Group’s first employee, Bill started the first Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) at Georgia Tech in 2009. Bill has risen to the position of CEO at Aspire where he has overseen the hiring of over 1200 employees. He currently oversees all 37 FRMC’s across the USA. Generating over $1B in new and incremental partner revenues serving iconic sports properties such as the NFL, LA Chargers, Leicester City FC, San Francisco Giants and the University of Kansas. Prior to joining Aspire, Bill was a Sales Manager with the Charlotte Bobcats (NBA) and was the ‘NBA Rookie of the Year in Sales’ with the Phoenix Suns. In between NBA stops, he spent a year in the Canadian Hockey League with the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) as their Director of Sales & Service. Bill cut his teeth in the sport industry with the Orange Bowl Committee and the Miami Dolphins (NFL). Bill currently serves as a founding member of the University of Miami’s Sport Industry Leadership Council (SILC) and on the Board for the Emory University Marketing Analytics Center (MAC). Bill was named to SportsBusiness Journal's "Forty Under 40" Class of 2017. Bill earned his BA in Business Administration from the University of Miami. completed his MBA studies at Emory’s Goizueta Business School and was recognized to Poets & Quants“Best and Brightest” across the top 20 Executive MBA Programs in the United States.
40 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Episode 18: The Turnover Tsunami with Danny Nelms
In this episode, Chris discusses the high rates of employee turnover with Danny Nelms. Topics include employee engagement, retention, and managementAs President at The Work Institute, co-author of the bestseller Employer Engagement: the Fresh and Dissenting Voice on the Employment Relationship, and a sought-after public speaker, Danny Nelms is an agent of change, a thought leader, and an expert in helping companies forge new directions that improve business results. His insight into human capital dynamics of organizations based on sound data-driven research uniquely positions Nelms to provide valuable recommendations for the challenges that organizations face and allows him to provide companies with the tools they need to successfully manage organizational improvement. Nelms received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Massey School at Belmont University.
33 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Episode 17: The Power of Influence Marketing with Jason Falls
In this episode, Chris discusses with Jason about the difference between influence and influencer marketing. They discuss topics such as internal vs external influencers, creating a social media positive culture, and how marketing can connect with HR.Jason Falls solves problems. Most of the time they have to do with digital marketing for Cornett, a full-service advertising agency based in Lexington, Ky., named the Southeast’s Small Agency of the Year by Ad Age in 2021. There he leads digital strategy and hosts two marketing podcasts (Digging Deeper and Winfluence). His work has touched a number of major brands and has been recognized with several national and many regional awards including a 2020 Shorty Award for his influencer marketing work. His third book, Winfluence: Reframing Influencer Marketing to Ignite Your Brand, was published in February 2021 from Entrepreneur Press.
42 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Episode 16: The Changing Work Environment
In this episode, Chris talks with Trung Tran about the shift in the workplace culture and how employers should adapt to the change. They discuss employer to employee relationships, remote work and recruiting, supportive work environments, and the benefits Amplio offers.Trung Tran has spent his career in silicon valley working for companies such as HP and Intel. He worked on the development of 72 products worth $2.2B in revenue. His interest in AI stems from his work at DARPA on next generation Ai systems and algorithms. He remains passionate to the idea that AI should help people reason better and not replace them.
45 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Episode 15- Behind the Scenes of Background Checks with Stewart Gott
In this episode, Chris talks with Stewart Gott about what goes on behind the scenes of background checks. Stewart Gott is a National Account Executive for Data Facts based out of Nashville, TN. He previously spent 6 years in the staffing industry. He is a graduate of Lipscomb University where he received his degrees in Marketing and Management. Growing up and starting his career in the Nashville area, Stewart has become an expert on best practices in surrounding FCRA compliance, pre-employment screening, & ongoing monitoring.
38 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Episode 14: The Importance of Video Content in Recruiting with Brian Forrester
In this episode, Chris talks with Brian Forrester about the importance of adding video to your content strategy. They discuss the benefits of video and how Brian's company Lumina is transforming the recruiting industry with video.Mr. Forrester is a subject matter expert on philanthropy, healthcare and higher education. In addition to serving as Chief Executive Officer for multiple venture-backed startups, Mr. Forrester has provided leadership to Oregon’s innovation ecosystem as President of the Young Entrepreneurs Society, a program acquired by the Oregon Entrepreneur's Network (OEN). As a result of his work Mr. Forrester has been profiled in the Oregonian, GeekWire, Portland Tribune, YahooNews, Portland Mercury, DigitalTrends, Oregon Business Magazine, interviewed by TechCrunch and featured several times on the cover of the Portland Business Journal. He is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum, has guest lectured at over a dozen universities including Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Washington and University of Sydney. Mr. Forrester graduated cum laude from Portland State University and was celebrated as one of Portland's "40 Under 40" in 2020.
43 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Episode 13: Investing in Your Employees With Stan Phelps
This week, Chris talks with Stan Phelps about the benefits of investing in employees. They discuss topics such as rewarding employees, identifying weaknesses, and utilizing strengths.Stan Phelps is an author, keynote speaker, and workshop facilitator. He cut his teeth with companies like adidas & the PGA Tour and is now a featured Forbes Columnist. He works with organizations that want to increase loyalty, sales, and word-of-mouth through brand, customer, and employee experience. His in-person and virtual programs stand out in a sea of sameness because he models his own message of differentiated experience (DX).
46 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Episode 12: A Shifting Recruiting Landscape with Jesse Tinsley
In this episode, Chris will be discussing technical recruiting and recruitment trends with Jesse Tinsley. Jesse is the CEO at Job Mobz and the host of The People Podcast. Jesse is a serial entrepreneur who got his start in tech at the age of 15. In 2012, he dropped out of college to found Job Mobz, a Recruiting and Staffing firm that provides on demand Recruiting for technology companies. He's a regular contributor to Forbes and SourceCon. Additionally he hosts The People Podcast where he interviews HR and Recruiting leaders as well as HR Tech Founders on the latest trends in the industry. Jesse has a passion for delivering world class talent to start ups and fortune 500 companies alike.
26 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Episode 11: Christie Berger - Executive Leadership Coach, Part 2
This week, we're sharing Part Two of our episode with the host of Leading Forward, Christie Berger, in which we touch on leadership growth and management from both the company and employee perspectives. Christie has worked with numerous Fortune 500 organizations and across multiple industry segments. Additionally, Christie's Fusion program is a year-long cohort for female leaders to grow and expand through a blend of group coaching, private speakers and community networking. LinkedIn Website Twitter
22 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Episode 10: Christie Berger - Executive Leadership Coach, Part 1
This week, the host of Leading Forward, Christie Berger, joins us for Part One of a two-part episode where we touch on leadership growth and management from both the company and employee perspectives. Christie has worked with numerous Fortune 500 organizations and across multiple industry segments. Additionally, Christie's Fusion program is a year-long cohort for female leaders to grow and expand through a blend of group coaching, private speakers and community networking.LinkedIn Website Twitter
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