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The Best Team Wins Podcast | Leading Entrepreneurs Discuss Hiring, Talent Management, Company Culture, and Leadership
28 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
Special Live Recording with the Co-Hosts of the Chad & Cheese Podcast
This week, we recorded a special live edition of The Best Team Wins podcast, featuring Chad Sowash and Joel Cheesman, the co-hosts of the Chad and Cheese podcast, billed as the "most dangerous HR podcast." During the episode, Chad and Cheese discussed why employers need to stop thinking about job seekers as candidates and instead think of them as customers. Other topics touched on included: Why you need an efficient hiring process process in place before investing in recruitment marketing technology The importance of being realistic with job requirements How employers can approach job postings like consumer advertisements and tell a story, so people who align with their purpose will want to join the team Key ways to track applicant and employee reviews, and offer a great job seeker experience The future of recruitment marketing and hiring
26 minutes | Mar 14, 2019
Learn from a Leader at One of America's Best Employers for Women
This week, Amy Friedrich, President – U.S. Insurance Solutions at Principal Financial Group, joined me on the podcast. The company was recently ranked #1 on the Forbes list of Best Employers for Women and in her role, Amy oversees 3,500 of Principal's 15,000+ employees. During the episode, Amy discussed several keys to success as a business leader, including getting to know employees, ensuring all team members feel welcome and focusing on both gender diversity and ethics. Amy also touched on the importance of storytelling and helping employees recognize that their work is meaningful.
28 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
Why Self-Awareness is the Key to Success in a Leadership Role
Andy Medley, CEO and Co-Founder at PERQ, is the featured guest on The Best Team Wins podcast this week. During the episode, Andy discussed the importance of a strong employment brand, a defined employee value proposition and ensuring prospective hires have personality traits that align with the company's core values. He also touched on his favorite interview question and the top personality trait the PERQ team looks for in a leader.
25 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
New Podcast: Grow Your Business By Setting Clear Expectations and Holding Employees Accountable
Max Yoder, CEO and co-founder at Lessonly, joined me on the podcast this week. Max discussed how to set clear employee expectations and effectively have difficult conversations. He also discussed the importance of building camaraderie among Lessonly's leadership team and, as a result, creating mutual trust and respect among employees. During the episode, Max also shared his favorite Lessonly company value, "Share before you're ready," and how adhering to this value has contributed to the company's growth.
28 minutes | Jan 17, 2019
How to Make Change and Growth Easy on Employees without Slowing Down
Jason VandeBoom, Founder and CEO of ActiveCampaign, joined the podcast this week, where he shared several keys to success on the people side of the business during periods of rapid growth. ActiveCampaign kicked off 2017 with about 80 employees and has since grown to more than 300 employees. During this time, ActiveCampaign has focused on making change easier on employees without slowing down. Some steps the team has taken to build their best team and empower employees include: enabling employees to be involved with career pathing, surveying employees in the process of developing core values and encouraging employees to be advocates for the company's open roles.
30 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Episode 100: Hear the Latest Updates from Our Top Guests
We're excited to share the 100th episode of The Best Team Wins podcast. The podcast was first launched in 2016, with the aim of providing business and HR leaders with compelling content to improve their hiring, company culture and talent management efforts. To commemorate the 100th episode, we touched base with a few of our top guests from the past to learn about where they are now and how the people side of their businesses have changed. The guests include: Rodney Williams, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at LISNR, Dan Snyder, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Homeside Financial, and Amanda Lannert, CEO and Co-Founder at Jellyvision.
25 minutes | Dec 6, 2018
Why Every Growing Team Needs to Hire a VP of People
Shannon Ward, VP of People at Hireology, joined the podcast this week to discuss how Hireology secures top talent given today's record-low unemployment rate and competitive hiring market. During the episode, Shannon discussed why this year was the ideal time for Hireology to hire a VP of People, the importance of creating a great candidate experience, tips for measuring employee engagement and best practices for sharing employee feedback.
29 minutes | Nov 15, 2018
Why Your Team Needs to Build Loyalty with Both Current and Past Employees
Lee Caraher, Founder and CEO of Double Forte, a national public relations and digital marketing agency, is the featured guest on the podcast this week. During the episode, Lee discussed the importance of building an employee alumni network, so businesses can promote loyalty among both current and past employees. She also touched on key tips to be more direct when it comes to giving employee feedback and why leaders shouldn't solve all problems for their employees, but rather give them the tools and processes they need to succeed. Lee is the author of two books, Millennials & Management and The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees. Double Forte also has a podcast called “Millennial Minded.” Each week for 15 minutes, millennials on Lee’s team interview her about key topics related to millennials in the workforce, including: how to effectively work from home, what to do if you’re offended by a coworker, how to find a mentor, and more.
30 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
How an Employee-First Culture Can Help You Attract Both Top Talent and New Business
Matt Rizzetta, CEO of North 6th Agency (N6A), a New York-based public relations and social media agency, joined me on the podcast this week. During the episode, Matt shared a rundown of the agency's unique Pace Points program, which gives employees the chance to redeem points for perks like free groceries or transit, dream vacation packages like one month in Europe, yearly gym memberships, concert tickets, and more. Points are earned through individual, group and company-wide achievements. Matt also discussed how maintaining a strong internal, employee-first culture has not only helped N6A see a significant increase in qualified job applicants but also attract clients who are excited to work with the agency's motivated employees.
29 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
The Secret to Running a Successful Business? Putting Your People First
Jason Fiftal, Chief Operating Officer at ghSMART, is the featured guest on this week's podcast. During the episode, Jason discussed the importance of putting the "who" (your employees) first, and best practices for hiring the right people and setting them up for success. These include: following a structured interview process, leveraging a scorecard to grade interviews, effective onboarding and scheduling a structured follow up with each employee after the first 60 days to discuss overall performance. In his role at ghSMART, Jason is responsible for client best practices, product development, marketing, operations and firm strategy, all while remaining a trusted advisor to clients on their most pressing leadership challenges. For additional details on ghSMART's approach to the people side of the business, check out this book written by ghSMART chairman and founder, Geoff Smart, Who: The A Method For Hiring.
37 minutes | Oct 11, 2018
The Future of Dealership Human Capital Management
Sherry Schultz, Chief Human Resources Officer at Walser Automotive Group, is this week's featured guest on The Best Team Wins podcast. Last week, my team at Hireology hosted Elevate 2018, the only retail automotive summit dedicated to human capital management. This week's episode features a recording of Sherry's presentation on The Future of Dealership Human Capital Management. During the presentation, Sherry spoke about the importance of building a strong employment brand and talent community, and how word of mouse is quickly replacing word of mouth when it comes to recruiting, along with other human capital trends impacting retail automotive. Sherry has extensive experience as an HR leader across industries. Prior to Walser Automotive, Sherry held roles as SVP, CHRO at Catalyst Capital, LLC and VP, Talent Acquisition and Diversity at Sears Holdings Corporation. In earlier years, Sherry was the Director of Global Talent, Development and Diversity at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Before joining Goodyear, Sherry spent 9 years with Pepsi Bottling Group in several diverse HR leadership roles.
30 minutes | Sep 27, 2018
Looking to Attract Millennial Talent? Your Team Needs to Humanize Recruitment
Maria Katris, Co-Founder and CEO of Built In, joined me on the podcast this week. In this episode, Maria discussed how the hiring landscape has changed since Built In was founded eight years ago, key ways millennials have redefined the job search, and the importance of humanizing recruitment. Maria is an intrapreneur and entrepreneur with 15+ years of marketing, strategy and consulting experience and has worked in diverse industries including: healthcare, technology and in-home services. Prior to co-founding Built In, she founded Nanny Boutique, a Chicago-based nanny placement agency, which she sold within 2 years. Maria was also named to the 2017 Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40.
27 minutes | Sep 13, 2018
Why Your Team Needs to Be More Intentional About Employee Accountability
This week, Kris Plachy, Founder and Master Executive Coach at Leadership Coach, LLC, joined me on the podcast. In this episode, Kris discussed the importance of organizations building an accountability structure and actionable tips for dealing with difficult people. Kris has her own podcast, “How to Lead.” The podcast is exclusively for people who lead and manage other people. It will teach you how to manage difficult employees, how to have difficult conversations, how to coach top performers, so they don’t leave, and how to become a sought after manager and leader. Kris is also the author of a book, Change Your Think: An Unexpected Way to Think about Managing People.
27 minutes | Sep 6, 2018
New Podcast: How Building a Network of Talent Can Help You Hire Your Best Team
Wayne Sleight, Chief Operating Officer at 97th Floor, joined me on the podcast this week. In this episode, Wayne talked about how 97th Floor has built a network of talent to continuously hire the best team and the company's process for establishing core values. He also discussed 97th Floor's status as a ROWE-certified company. The idea behind ROWE, a human resources management strategy, is to give employees 100% autonomy in exchange for 100% accountability.
27 minutes | Aug 23, 2018
Taking a Neuroscience-Based Approach to People Strategy
Christine Comaford, CEO and Neuroscience-Based Leadership & Culture Coach at SmartTribes Institute, joined me on the podcast this week. In the episode, Christine talked about how she uses the latest neuroscience research to improve the people side of the business, including: hiring right, and boosting employee engagement, employee performance, creativity, innovation, collaboration and more. Christine was named one of the Top 50 Human Behavior Experts to Follow in 2017 and one of the Global Employee Engagement Influencers in 2017. She has also built and sold five of her own businesses with an average 700% return on investment and served as a board director or in-the-trenches advisor to 36 startups and invested in more than 200 startups (including Google). Christine is the author of three best-selling books: Power Your Tribe: Create Resilient Teams in Turbulent Times, SmartTribes: How Teams Become Brilliant Together, and Rules for Renegades.
32 minutes | Aug 16, 2018
Scaling Your Hiring and Business Operations for Long-Term Success
This week, Bob Glazer, founder and CEO at Acceleration Partners, joined me on the podcast. Bob was recently named #2 on Glassdoor's Highest-Rated CEOs list, has an email newsletter called "Friday Forward" with more than 35,000 subscribers, and is the author of the book Performance Partnerships. In this episode, Bob shares best practices for how he's scaled his team for global success, including partnering with Entrepreneurs Organization and ghSMART, following a repeatable hiring process, adhering to defined core values, and investing in employees holistically.
26 minutes | Aug 9, 2018
Hiring and Onboarding Keys to Success for a High-Growth Sales Team
Dave Juarez, Sales Manager at Hireology, joined the podcast to discuss how he's helped the Hireology sales team grow by 30+ hires in his first six months on the job. Dave shared how he goes about the hiring process, his favorite interview questions, what it takes to succeed in a sales role and his approach to new hire onboarding.
29 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
Why Leadership Transparency and Passion Are Critical to Franchising Success
Susan Beth, COO at NRD Capital, joined the podcast to discuss her experience as a franchisee, franchisor and on the private equity side of franchising. Susan touched on key criteria she looks for when investing in franchise businesses, including transparency, a clear direction on what will happen going forward, strong leadership and a continued passion for the brand and the service that's being provided.
26 minutes | Jul 19, 2018
Why You Need to Focus on People Strategy to Scale Your Business
Lukas Krause, CEO of Real Property Management, joined the podcast to share how he's helped his business scale by focusing on continuously improving the people strategy - including hiring the right people for the right roles ensuring all employees are culture fits.
25 minutes | Jul 12, 2018
How Your Business Can Avoid the Risks of Under Management
Bruce Tulgan, Founder, Consultant and Speaker at Rainmaker Thinking, joined the podcast this week to discuss how detrimental under management can be to any business, and the importance of structured onboarding, meetings and feedback.
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