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Welcome to Career Compass, a podcast by SHRM and the SHRM Foundation to inspire students and emerging professionals as they pursue their careers. Tune in to hear from HR professionals, workplace leaders and experts as they share their career insights for success in navigating the current and future career landscape.

Welcome to Career Compass, a podcast by SHRM and the SHRM Foundation to inspire students and emerging professionals as they pursue their careers. Tune in to hear from HR professionals, workplace leaders and experts as they share their career insights for success in navigating the current and future career landscape.

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United States

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Welcome to Career Compass, a podcast by SHRM and the SHRM Foundation to inspire students and emerging professionals as they pursue their careers. Tune in to hear from HR professionals, workplace leaders and experts as they share their career insights for success in navigating the current and future career landscape.

Language:

English


Episodes

Walter Bond on HR’s Role in Building a Championship Team

5/5/2022
Human resource professionals play an important role in attracting, developing and retaining talent, which is directly tied to an organization’s ability to operate with purpose and achieve results. In this episode of Career Compass, hosts Vernon Williams and Kevin Abbed are joined by Walter Bond. Following his success as a shooting guard in the NBA, Bond is now a motivational speaker recognized for his impactful message, having been recognized by the National Speakers Association and inducted...

Duration:00:45:54

Making the Talent and Labor Shortage Work for You with Professor Tom Mobley

4/7/2022
The pandemic prompted many employees to reevaluate their careers and the types of work they want. In fact, 4.35 million U.S. workers quit their jobs in February 2022. Similarly, employers across the board report challenges hiring and retaining talent, providing students and emerging professionals with some exciting opportunities as they launch their careers. In this episode of Career Compass, hosts Vernon Williams and Ledia Dobi are joined by University of Cincinnati Professor and HR scholar...

Duration:00:46:40

Preparing for Personal & Professional Success with Sam Demma

3/28/2022
Students and emerging professionals face many difficult situations and must overcome challenges both at home and in the workplace. In this episode, co-hosts Vernon Williams and Ledia Dobi take you on an inspiring journey with guest Sam Demma, who suffered three career-ending sports injuries before pivoting to become an amazing entrepreneur and keynote speaker. Sam discusses how to overcome adversity, negative self-beliefs and the power of positive decision-making to help students succeed...

Duration:00:48:51

Global Talent Management at PepsiCo with Cheyenne Tabb

6/10/2021
Technology's ability to connect everyone regardless of location is prompting both employees and companies to approach work from a more global perspective. In this episode of Career Compass, hosts Erica Young and Kristy Parola speak with Cheyenne Tabb, a senior analyst at PepsiCo, about her experience working in talent management for a globally recognized brand. Cheyenne discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with global talent management, including recruitment, selection,...

Duration:00:41:20

Ace Your Interview with Jerrin Strayhorn

6/3/2021
Interviewing skills are a critical piece in landing any job opportunity, so learn how to set yourself apart. In this episode of Career Compass, hosts Erica Young and Kristy Parola are joined by special guest Jerrin Strayhorn, Manager of Talent Acquisition & Campus Relations at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to discuss how students and emerging professionals can ace the next job interview. You'll receive insights on interviewing both in-person and virtually, as well as tips on how to...

Duration:00:59:21

Jes Osrow on the Importance of HR: Now More than Ever

5/6/2021
The distinction between home and work life continue to intersect due to a myriad of societal factors. Employees are bringing their whole selves to the workplace and asking companies a to meet many of their needs. In this episode of SHRM's Career Compass, join hosts Vernon Williams and Erica Young, alongside special guest Jes Osrow, the co-founder and DEI specialist at The Rise Journey and Head of Learning and Organizational Development at Quartet Health as they discuss why, “Now More Than...

Duration:00:53:38

Aaron Smith on Minimizing Your Student Debt

4/22/2021
The average student loan debt in the U.S. exceeds $30,000 and can take years to repay. In this episode of SHRM's Career Compass, join hosts Vernon Williams and Kristy Parola in a discussion with Aaron Smith, the co-founder of Savi, an organization committed to “tackling the student debt crisis.” In this informative episode, listeners will learn how and why student loan debt occurs, tactics to minimize the amount of student loan debt, and various repayment methods, including loan forgiveness...

Duration:00:45:10

Making Cents of Financial Literacy with Hassan Thomas and Remy Green

4/8/2021
We all want to earn and save more money, but studies indicate only 57 percent of U.S. adults are financially literate. In this episode, get on the pathway to financial enlightenment with hosts Kevin Abbed and Kristy Parola, who are joined by special guests Hassan Thomas and Remy Green, the creators of the financial literacy brand and podcast FYI FLI, (For Your Information: Financial Literacy and Investing). This information-packed episode provides listeners with actionable financial advice,...

Duration:00:40:07

Kaithlyn Kayer on Managing in All Directions

3/25/2021
Success in any organization depends on successfully managing relationships in all directions, not just with supervisors. In this episode of SHRM's Career Compass podcast, hosts Vernon Williams and Kevin Abbed are joined by special guest Kaithlyn Kayer, SHRM-CP, a senior consultant at Evans Consulting, to discuss effective communication with managers, peers and stakeholders at every level. During this episode, listeners will learn about the differing communication needs based on position,...

Duration:00:20:11

Charting Your Own Course: Entrepreneurship with Emily Arnold and Kendra Ward

3/11/2021
The idea of being your own boss is very attractive and with 62% of U.S. billionaires being self-made, why not give it a shot? In this episode of SHRM's Career Compass podcast, hosts Erica Young and Kevin Abbed are joined by special guests Emily Arnold, Associate Consultant at Franklin Advisory and Kendra Ward, Co-Founder and COO of unboXt, Inc. as they discuss the rewards and challenges of starting your own company. Listeners will be captivated by Emily and Kendra’s personal accounts and...

Duration:00:32:10

The Power of Personal Branding with Chris Kenny - Part 1 of 2

3/5/2021
In today’s fast-paced, technological society, your personal brand could be the difference between getting the job and earning a promotion or missing an important opportunity. In this two episode series on the power of personal branding at work, co-hosts Erica Young and Kevin Abbed are joined by SHRM Director of Brand Communication, Chris Kenny. They explore how personal branding impacts success in the workplace and you'll hear Chris provide guidance on how to effectively differentiate...

Duration:00:25:35

The Power of Personal Branding with Chris Kenny - Part 2 of 2

3/5/2021
In Part 2 of this two episode series on the power of personal branding at work, co-hosts Erica Young and Kevin Abbed continue their conversation with SHRM Director of Brand Communication, Chris Kenny on how developing your personal brand can help you advance in your career. EARN SHRM RECERTIFICATION PDCs FOR LISTENING TO THIS EPISODE This episode is Part 2 of a two-part series on the power of personal branding at work, and listening to both episodes qualifies for 1 PDC toward SHRM...

Duration:00:21:08

Comfortably Talking About Race in the Workplace with Dr. Marquis Barnett

2/11/2021
Season 3 SHRM's Career Compass podcast opens with a dynamic episode discussing the impact of race in the workplace and how HR leaders can develop inclusive workspaces. Cohosts Dr. Vernon Williams and Kristy Parola are joined by HR Director for the City of Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Marquis Barnett. During this episode, Dr. Barnett provides personal experiences and tips for successfully navigating difficult conversations about race and much more. Subscribe to All Things Work on Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:00:30:06

What I’d Do Differently with the Career Compass Co-Hosts

12/3/2020
Our Season 2 Finale brings the hosts, Kevin Abbed, Kristy Parola, Vernon Williams and Erica Young, back together to recap their favorite moments from Season 2 and discuss what lessons they've come away with for their career. Moderated by special guest and SHRM Manager of Emerging Professional Engagement, Christopher Lopez, listen in as dynamic hosts open up about themselves and share words of encouragement and lessons learned from their life and professional experiences. Subscribe to Career...

Duration:00:42:33

Tackling Mental Health and Stress Management with Marjorie Morrison

11/12/2020
From 2019 to 2020, reports of symptoms of anxiety have tripled from 8.1% to 25.5%, and as of June 2020, 75% of individuals between the ages 18 to 24 year have reported at least one adverse mental health symptom. During these times when people are concerned with personal health, employment stability and connection to others, it's imperative that we address and manage the stress in our lives. In this episode, co-hosts Vernon Williams and Erica Young interview Marjorie Morrison, President and...

Duration:00:36:25

The Path From Incarceration to Career Success with Robert Bennett

10/29/2020
1 in 3 adults have a criminal record and HR professionals play an essential role to ensure the formerly incarcerated have access to quality employment opportunities. One of the keys to reducing recidivism and improving public safety is finding employment for those who were formerly incarcerated. In this episode, co-host Kevin Abbed and Kristy Parola interview SHRM Business Operations Specialist, Robert Bennett, who describes his compelling story of overcoming his criminal past, reintegrating...

Duration:00:27:14

Climbing the Career Ladder with Certifications and Credentials featuring Nancy Woolever

10/15/2020
Building your personal brand by earning certifications and credentials demonstrates to employers that you’re investing in your career development and personal growth. Certifications and credentials not only set employees apart in the workforce, but often yield higher incomes compared to those who have not achieved such milestones. In this episode, Career Compass co-hosts Erica Young and Kristy Parola speak with Nancy Woolever, SHRM Vice President of Certification Operations, about the...

Duration:00:34:57

Mentorship Matters with Daniel Horgan

10/1/2020
Mentors play a pivotal role in developing the next generation of leaders. Mentors help identify job opportunities, help make career connections and offer professional advice. In this episode, co-hosts Vernon Williams and Kevin Abbed are joined by Daniel Horgan, CEO of CoLabL to discuss the important role mentors play in career success. This episode covers the critical components of mentorship, including advice on finding a mentor, sustaining mentor relationship, as well as discussion of how...

Duration:00:31:19

Career Advice for a COVID-19 World with Career Coach Eric Knott

9/17/2020
As an HR professional, the importance of your professional network can't be overstated, and during a pandemic, you may need those connections more than ever to land your next internship or job. In this episode, join co-hosts, Erica Young and Kevin Abbed for a conversation with career coach and HR professional Eric Knott for a deep dive on career positioning strategies that produce results, even during a plague year. Learn about everything from effectively discussing your work experiences to...

Duration:00:38:02

Your Voice Matters: The Importance of Voting with Sean McIntosh and Andrew Aragon

9/3/2020
Voting is a great privilege and if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. Elections matter and affect HR professionals and Americans across the country. It is important for each one of us to share our voice. In this episode, join Career Compass co-hosts Kevin Abbed and Kristy Parola, as well as two members of SHRM’s Government Affairs team, Sean McIntosh and Andrew Aragon. Both Sean and Andrew have substantial experience working on Capitol Hill, which they harness to discuss the...

Duration:00:27:56