Redefining HR is a podcast exploring the leading edges of all things talent - HR, people operations, recruiting, etc (formerly 21st Century HR). Each week I sit down with leading thinkers and doers in the field to get an inside look at how they build their teams, what drives them, and where we can do better.
The podcast spotlights mavericks, innovators, boundary-pushers, creators, builders, and convention crushers. It’s a conversational format bringing real insights, experience, and stories from a range of business and talent leaders around the world.
What CEOs Should Know About How Their HR Executives Feel
56:57This episode is a replay of my first live event under the new Amplify banner, a joint event with PeopleTech Partners. For those who aren’t familiar, they are an incredible tech incubator and chief people officer networking community. It has members all around the U.S. and the world. I am joined by an expert panel of tech partners, including Ciara Lakhani, Cindy Gordon, David Hanrahan and Jevan Soo Lenox. I’m excited for you to join us for this collaborative chat!
Almanac Co-Founder and CEO Adam Nathan on Why It’s Critical For Companies to Adopt Remote-Friendly Policies to Succeed
28:46In this episode, I am joined by Adam Nathan, the co-founder and CEO of Almanac. Together, we discuss the hybrid work model, why it just may not work, and the urgency that companies have to adopt a remote-friendly work policy instead.Listen in to our conversation to hear what organizations may be losing by not adopting remote-friendly work policies today and what HR leaders can do to adapt.
Remote CEO Job van der Voort on the Best Approaches for Creating a Functional Remote Work Environment
34:32In this episode, Lars Schmidt is joined by the CEO of Remote, Job van der Voort. They discuss overcoming common mistakes when creating a remote work environment, how to build culture remotely, and what can be done to support that culture.Kindness, ownership, excellence, transparency, and ambition go a long way to building and maintaining a healthy remote work environment.Listen to this episode to learn about how remote work is not the same as in-person work, and why we can’t treat it like it is.
Mattel EVP & Chief People Officer Amy Thompson on Creating an Employee-Centric Well-Being Model
33:58In this episode, I am joined by a former colleague of mine: Amy Thompson, executive vice president and chief people officer at Mattel. Together, we discuss employee wellness and the multifaceted approach to that wellness. Amy delves into Mattel’s employee-centric model and focuses on five areas of well-being: physical wellness, emotional wellness, financial wellness, career wellness, and social wellness and belonging.
DEIB Strategist, Risk Mitigator and Speaker Torin Ellis on Prioritizing Belonging and Inclusion
44:35In this episode, I’m really excited to be sitting down with an old friend of mine, Torin Ellis. He’s a diversity strategist, risk mitigator, podcast host and speaker. “I show up differently in the [DEIB] space than anybody else that you are going to encounter,” Torin says. “I'm moving in love and truth in that I'm trying to challenge and agitate individuals to simply do better.”Torin sat down with me to discuss inclusion and belonging, particularly in how leadership can show that their organizations will remain true to their DEIB efforts and how to build an organization that prioritizes belonging and inclusion.
Eber Leadership Group CEO & Chief Storyteller, Karen Eber on the Importance of Storytelling in the Workplace
38:41Welcome to this week's episode of Redefining HR! We sat down with Eber Leadership Group CEO & Chief Storyteller Karen Eber to discuss the importance of storytelling and how it can help a company's culture and bring out the best in people and the workplace. Have a listen as we talk to her about her background, experience and ideas on all things, performance, culture, and storytelling and how to maximize and build well-rounded teams.
Origin Founder & CEO, Matt Watson on Improving Employee Financial Planning
24:10This week on Redefining HR, I'm really excited to be joined by Matt Watson. Matt is the founder and CEO of Origin. We had a much-needed chat about financial wellness in the workplace and how Matt's experience led him to help others with his financial health and security platform.
Leaf Group VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Talent Management, Tara Turk-Haynes on Developing DEI Programs
32:46In this episode, I had the chance to sit down with a former colleague and friend, Tara Turk-Haynes. She is now the VP of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Talent Management at Leaf Group. Listen to our conversation about the intersection of DEI and talent management, why DEI efforts must begin with education and how her roles at Leaf Group are helping her to untangle systemic issues in our organizations.
Reddit Chief People & Culture Officer Nellie Peshkov on Building Employee Trust During Difficult Times
39:00Nellie Peshkov is the Chief People and Culture Officer for Reddit. Nellie joined the Reddit team in February 2020 – mere weeks before COVID shut the world down. Nothing quite prepared anyone for how quickly the pandemic changed things. We discuss how Nellie and her team were able to seize the opportunity during that time to rethink the concept of building employee trust and improve upon their organization’s culture as they entered a new era.
Ep94 Vidyard VP of Talent, Lisa Brown on the Power of Asynchronous Video in HR
32:08In this episode, I chat with Lisa Brown, Vidyard’s Vice President of Talent, to discuss her experiences as a talent leader during the COVID-19 crisis and how she’s leveraging asynchronous video communication to bring out the best in everyone.