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51 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Episode 122: The Business Benefits of Being You
Mark McGraw, Managing Editor of WorldatWork's Workspan, gives us a sneak preview of its tech-focused Q3 content. Then professor and management consultant Scott Behson discusses his new book, The Whole-Person Workplace, which is about supporting employees as “whole people,” offering actionable advice on how to do this, and why it’s the key to sustainable business success. We also ask whether working from home, where the line between work/life is increasingly fine, presents the opposite problem: unavoidably involving more of your whole person than is good for you and/or business.
36 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Episode 121: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Designing a Global/Local Sales Comp Program But Were Too Afraid to Ask
Daniel Stewart, Axtria’s Director of Commercial Excellence, provides a sneak preview of his presentation at WorldatWork’s Spotlight on Sales Comp Conference in Chicago (August 23-25): designing balanced sales compensation programs that satisfy the needs of local markets while adhering to corporate expectations and compensation best practices. Bonus chat on the challenges of learning a new skill – chess – as an adult.
36 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Episode 120: Sustainability - it Beats the Alternative!
Tad and Julianna Radzinski from Sustainable Solutions, join us to discuss empowering businesses to assess, optimize and capitalize on their processes and products: what’s driving a growing number of companies to incorporate sustainability into their business models, how they are using it as a recruitment tool, technologies on the horizon that will enable us to combat the effects of climate change, among other timely topics.
33 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Episode 119: Transitioning to New Ways of Work: with Willis Towers Watson’s Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz
Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA and Managing Director/Co-leader of Willis Towers Watson’s North American health management practice, discusses behavioral economics and disruptive innovation as they relate to healthcare and mental health, and findings from the recently published 2021 Employee Experience Survey which provides insights into what companies need to do to successfully transition to new ways of work.
43 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Episode 118: A Conversation with Employment/Labor Attorney Jon Hyman: the Master of Workplace Schadenfreude
Jon Hyman, nationally recognized employment and labor attorney, author, speaker, blogger, and most importantly, friend of the pod, joins us to discuss – with his signature blend of clarity, reasonableness, and humor – everything from employer vaccination policy to drug testing and an assortment of controversial issues in between. Bonus chat on the latest RRHOF inductees.
48 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Episode 117: Guest Hosts: a Conversation with Humana’s WellTrend Podcasters
Courtney Schroeder and Jake Lewellen, Humana’s Wellbeing Practice Leads and hosts of Welltrend, a workplace well-being podcast, on reinforcing/evaluating workplace culture, the challenges of implementing wellness programs for hybrid workforces, a glimpse into the future of wellness…and tips on maintaining a wellness regimen for sedentary podcasters.
38 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Episode 116: A Conversation with Josh Bersin
Renowned industry analyst, researcher, and educator Josh Bersin, founder of Bersin by Deloitte, joins us for a fascinating conversation on return to work strategies, top trends in employee wellbeing, the "real" story of diversity and inclusion, creating an irresistible employee experience, and preparing for black swan events. You won’t want to miss this!
56 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Episode 115: Seismic Shift Work: managing an increasingly extended workforce
Martin Hartshorne, the CEO of the software company When I Work, on shift-based work and keeping extended workforces in sync. We’re also joined by Mark McGraw, the Managing Editor of Workspan and #evolve, to discuss stories in the pipeline and the Rolling Stones.
38 minutes | May 25, 2021
Episode 114: Rarefied Air with Repeat Everest Climber Jim Davidson
Jim Davidson discusses his book, "The Next Everest, Surviving the Mountain's Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again," in which he tells about two climbs: one in 2015 where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake left him and his team stranded for two days at 20,000 feet…and a successful climb he did just two years later. An amazing story of grit, teamwork and unimaginable determination.
44 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 113: To the Future…and Beyond the Buzzwords!
Brooke Green, Partner and Future of Work Leader with Aon, discusses the impact of digital transformation on companies, people, jobs, and reward structures. She helps us navigate a maze of buzzwords and emerge with a clearer picture of our working future.
51 minutes | May 18, 2021
Episode 112: Don’t Get Fooled Again: the change that has to come in talent acquisition
Lloyd Fassett, one of the staffing industry’s most innovative entrepreneurs and thinkers, ranges from Julius Caesar’s recruiting techniques, to a 1937 hiring study of railroads, to the Who. He discusses the unmet promise of the Internet and creative ways of finding patterns in data to match people to jobs and jobs to people.
46 minutes | May 4, 2021
Episode 110: Because Life – Like Politics – ‘Ain’t Beanbag
Steve Pemberton, Chief Human Resources Officer of Workhuman, on his amazing personal journey, what makes work human, diversity and inclusion, and his takeaways from his brief but inspiring run for Senate against a multi-term incumbent and a Kennedy (!).
47 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Episode 109: Real Talk on Artificial Intelligence with Compright CEO Boyd Davis
Boyd Davis joins us for a lively conversation in which he demystifies artificial intelligence (more a “way of thinking” than a technology), and discusses how it can be applied to compensation specifically, HR more broadly, and why AI is a skill for everyone, not just data scientists.
50 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Episode 108: The “Second Act” of a Former “Wolf of Wall Street”
Once a partner at the infamous firm portrayed in “Wolf of Wall Street,” Richard Bronson joins us for a brutally frank conversation about his life before and after his two-year prison term for securities violations, and how he came to found two enterprises serving people with criminal records: 70 Million Jobs (an employment platform) and the Commissary club (a social networking platform). One of the more interesting and complex people we’ve had on the pod.
39 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Episode 107: Taking the Pulse of Company Culture
Dr. Mary Marzec, Sr. Scientist with Virgin Pulse, on implementing, assessing, and measuring workplace culture and improving employee health. Also: can workplace culture lead to a culture of conformity?
44 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Episode 106: The Business Challenges of Addiction and Recovery
Cheryl Brown Merriwether, VP, Executive Director, International Center for Addiction & Recovery Education (ICARE) joins us to discuss a number of “thorny” workplace issues – random drug testing, the impact of marijuana legalization, addiction as a D&I issue, and more. Plus, a bonus HR joke: a rabbi, a priest, and an HR administrator walk into a bar…
38 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Episode 105: Making Fantasies Come True: an Entrepreneur's Amazing Journey
The serial entrepreneur's serial entrepreneur Peter Pezaris, CEO of CodeStream, a collaboration platform for coders, discusses what it takes to lead and build a vibrant company, and his good fortune in being joined at every stop along the way by his best coding buds from college.
42 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode 104: Wherein WorkatWork’s Director of Insights Lives Up to His Job Title
Chris Moodhe, WorldatWork’s Director of Research and Insights, discusses two of his recent research projects that have gotten quite a lot of attention – on COVID and its impact on the workforce, and on People Analytics. Inspired by Chris, we also discuss creative job titles.
38 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Episode 103: Breaking the Code on Diversity and Inclusion
Our guest is Arthur Woods, co-founder of Mathison, a leader in technology for diversity recruiting and equitable hiring. We discuss everything from D&I as a recruiting tool to a “learning alternative” to cancel culture. A fascinating conversation you won’t want to miss!
39 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Episode 102: Leadership at the Molecular Level
Dr. Carol Vallone Mitchell is, without question, the most versatile guest we’ve had on this podcast. She’s a former molecular biologist, cofounder of the leadership development consulting firm Talent Strategy Partners, and author of the new business book, Collaboration Code: How Men Lead Culture Change and Nurture Tomorrow’s Leaders.
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