Category: Business

A human resources podcast focused on blending research and practical advice to help today’s HR, talent, and learning leaders improve business outcomes.

January 13, 2020

WOH 72: How Intel Designs Intentional Candidate Experiences

Employers have been talking about candidate experience for years, but many of them still struggle to make it better in practical ways. Should they focus on technology? The interview? How the culture is communicated?

Intel has taken a holistic approach to the challenge, intentionally designing specific experiences that attract and engage candidates throughout the hiring funnel and beyond. In this interview, Ben talks with Allyn Bailey about Intel's strategy for improving candidate experience and the philosophy behind it, as evidenced by one of Allyn's comments in the conversation:
"Hiring is about taking people with dreams and aligning them to organizations that have hopes and dreams so they can accomplish something together."

See how Intel treats candidates on their careers page: http://jobs.intel.com

Connect with Allyn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allynbailey & https://twitter.com/allynbailey

December 16, 2019

WOH 71: How to Scale HR with a Growing Business

As a business grows we hire more people, but how do you manage the growth of the HR team? What roles do you hire for? How do you align with the business?

In this conversation, Ben interviews Kellee Webb about the firm's growth from 80 to 500+ in the last 10 years, including key details about what HR Roles they hired, when they hired them, and how the HR team aligns closely with business strategy.

To learn more about Kellee Webb or Cenikor please visit the following:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelleewebb

Twitter: @PurposefulHR

Email: kwebb@cenikor.org

Website: www.cenikor.org

 

December 9, 2019

WOH 70: Hint: There’s No Perfect HR Tech System for Everyone

Did you realize that there's no perfect system for every HR technology buyer? Also, did you know that applying HR technology to a broken process is a surefire way to make the wrong steps even more efficiently?

These are some of the key insights gathered during a conversation with Wade Larson, Director of HR for Wagstaff, a manufacturing firm specializing in aluminum casting. Among other topics discussed during the interview, Ben asks Wade about what it's like working in a family-run business, what it takes to build a business case for HR software investments, and more.

Check out https://www.wagstaff.com/Wagstaff/About.htm to learn more about Wagstaff.

December 2, 2019

WOH 69: Pricing Skills Versus Jobs with Labor Market Intelligence

Today's workplace is more flexible and fluid than ever before. In some cases, jobs are too broad, vague, and slow-moving to account for the speed of business. That's why skills have become more important than ever before not just as a measurement of capability but as a source of data for hiring and compensation.

In this interview with labor market intelligence expert Cary Sparrow, Ben and Cary talk about how skills are the new currency of the business and how to use this data as an employer to make better, more informed decisions.

To learn more about Cary Sparrow please visit: www.greenwich.hr

November 21, 2019

WOH 68: How to Approach HR Like a CFO

We hear all the time that HR needs to be more financially minded. It's too soft. The problem is when Ben asks audiences how many get into HR because they like ROI, numbers, and data, two hands go up. The rest got into it because of the people.

In this interview, Ben speaks with Steve Watson who is a combination of CFO and CHRO, bringing a unique perspective to the conversation on how HR can be more business-oriented and bridge the gap for finance on how to support the people side of the business through better benefits administration and data analysis.

To learn more about Steve Watson please visit TrendBreakers.com or connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-watson-cpa .

November 11, 2019

WOH 67: Filling Critical Skills Gaps for Today’s College Graduates

Thousands of students are graduating every day with a lack of understanding of the basics of how to interact professionally at work. Everything from etiquette to basic resume preparation is missing from the educational curriculum, so how can we solve this problem?

In this episode Ben speaks with John Nykolaiszyn, the Director of the Office of Business Career Management for Florida International University. John is working with the university to experiment with radical changes to the educational institution's approach to student preparation, and early results are positive. Listen in to learn more about how this approach is changing the lives of students and graduates for the better.

To learn more about John Nykolaiszyn please e-mail: jnykolai@FIU.edu or connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jnykolai

 

November 4, 2019

WOH 66: Trends Driving 4x Growth in HR Analytics Teams

Employers have increased their focus on measurement in recent years with a 4x growth in the number of companies with an HR analytics team. Why this relatively sudden change, and what can it tell us?

In this episode, Ben interviews Matt Jackson, VP Client Solutions at Thomsons Online Benefits about new research the company has done on analytics and data usage within HR. The conversation includes practical insights into how HR teams can get started with data as well as what it takes to build or buy your first analytics subject matter expert.

To learn more about Thomsons visit https://www.thomsons.com/

October 17, 2019

WOH 65: Delivering HR Technology for 75,000 Global Employees at Emerson Electric

Recently Ben had the opportunity to attend Oracle Open World and speak with some amazing HR leaders at companies doing business across the globe. This is one of the interviews from that event. Ben interviews Jim Rhodes, VP of HR Information Systems at Emerson Electric, a firm with a global workforce of more than 75,000. The conversation explores how to build a business case for HCM technologies, what it takes to create a strong selection team, and more. 

This episode is sponsored by PeopleStrategy

September 24, 2019

WOH 64: How to Engage Remote Teams and Virtual Workers

Today, almost every company has workers that are either remote, telecommuting, or virtual. There is incredible value in this for businesses and for workers, but the challenge comes in engaging these people that you rarely (if ever) see face to face. 

In today's conversation, Ben interviews Beth Hearn, an HR leader with PeopleStrategy who has a variety of experience working at technology firms with remote staff. She shares a great set of ideas, from the simple ways to say you care (think templates and employee gifts) to the more challenging (and more valuable) methods like culture books that capture the key moments in time for your people. 

If you want to connect with Beth, check her out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethhearn/

This episode is sponsored by PeopleStrategy

September 9, 2019

WOH 63: 5 Lessons from the Best Midsize Employer in the US

What does it take to be a best place to work? Or, perhaps a Best Place to Work, in official terms? 

In this episode, Ben recaps some of the key ideas and pointers shared by Juanita Philips, VP of Employee Experience at Intuitive Research in Huntsville, AL. Intuitive has won awards as the best midsize employer in the United States several times, and Juanita opens her team's playbook so everyone can pick up ideas on how to craft amazing employee experiences.

She covers everything from the role of managers to hiring practices and more, but her warning is one that we all should take to heart. And her story about visiting a fellow "beset place to work" will make you laugh! Check out the show and let Ben know how much you enjoyed it: ben.eubanks@lhra.io

Learn more about We're Only Human: http://lhra.io/podcast

Learn more about our sponsor for this episode, PeopleStrategy: https://www.peoplestrategy.com/

Learn more about Intuitive Research: https://www.irtc-hq.com/