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The HR Data Labs® podcast is dedicated to Human Resource professionals hearing the latest thoughts of innovators and experts from around the world of business focusing on HR Process, Technology, Regulations, Data and Analytics. Sometimes we may get passionate or a little carried away, but we are always fun and insightful. Merch store at http://hrdatalabs.com. HR Data Labs is a registered trademark of David Turetsky. Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM Off.

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The HR Data Labs® podcast is dedicated to Human Resource professionals hearing the latest thoughts of innovators and experts from around the world of business focusing on HR Process, Technology, Regulations, Data and Analytics. Sometimes we may get passionate or a little carried away, but we are always fun and insightful. Merch store at http://hrdatalabs.com. HR Data Labs is a registered trademark of David Turetsky. Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM Off.

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Heather Bussing - Unpacking Pay Equity and What It Really Means for Employers

7/11/2024
Summary: Heather Bussing has been a California employment attorney for over 30 years, has worked in the HR tech space for nearly 20 years, and is a newly published author! In this episode, Heather talks about why pay equity is so closely related to DEI&B, why American legislators are finally breaking new ground with pay equity laws, and what employers can do to improve pay equity in their organizations. Chapters: [0:00 - 9:07] Introduction [9:08 - 18:22] Why is pay equity a large part of DEI&B? [18:23 - 27:19] Why is pay equity now a topic of discussion for American legislation? [27:20 - 33:52] What can employers do to improve pay equity? [33:53 - 34:55] Closing Quotes “Along with [pay] transparency, needs to come education.” “It is so much cheaper to throw money at your [employees] instead of your lawyers.” Resources: Get Pay Right book Pay Equity Contact: Heather's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us! Production by Affogato Media

Duration:00:34:55

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NYCA Spring Panel - Tackling the New Complexities of Compensation Planning

6/27/2024
Summary: This episode is a recording of panel discussion that took place during the recent NYCA event in which Sean Luitjens, General Manager of total rewards analytics at Visier, Jackie Rubin, Associate Director of talent and rewards at Willis Towers Watson, and K.C. Weinraub, VP of total rewards at eHealth, answer questions posed by our very own David Turetsky. In this episode, Sean, Jackie, and KC talk about the past, present, and future world of pay and tackling the new complexities of compensation planning. Chapters: [0:00 - 9:46] Introduction [9:47 - 17:30] In what surprising ways does pay affect compensation planning? [17:31 - 36:01] What pay decision issues are we anticipating for the rest of 2024? [36:02 - 49:39] Predicting for changes in compensation planning in 2025 [49:40 - 62:36] BONUS: What scares you about the future of pay? [62:37 - 63:28] Closing Quotes “We have to train our managers and our leaders on how to talk about [compensation plans] to the populations within our organizations.” “I think compensation planning will become more cyclical—three or four times a year. . . . I think that will help with the employee experience and with the manager experience.” Contact: Sean's LinkedIn Jackie's LinkedIn KC's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us! Production by Affogato Media

Duration:01:03:28

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Jonathan Whistman - How to Use AI to Improve Recruitment

6/20/2024
Summary: Jonathan Whistman is the author of The Sales Boss and current CEO of WhoHire, an AI-powered talent intelligent platform for the trades. In this episode, Jonathan talks about problems with current recruitment processes, how AI integration can fix those problems, and why leaders and managers may need to reframe how they think of AI in the workplace. Chapters: [0:00 - 6:08] Introduction [6:09 - 11:29] What’s wrong with the current recruitment process? [11:30 - 23:31] Will HR’s implementation of AI eliminate the need of HR practitioners? [23:32 - 43:47] Do leaders and managers need to reframe how they think about AI nowadays? [43:48 - 45:26] Closing Quotes “When you’re looking at your hiring process, look at it as a two-sided coin where you really want to give as much control [as possible] to the applicant.” “I think in the future we’ll have a life concierge that is an AI that knows us more intimately than we know ourselves and can proactively go out and find opportunities that we’re uniquely suited for. ” Resources: Real-time Job Postings Salary Data Jonathan's Book WhoHire Contact: Jonathan's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us! Production by Affogato Media

Duration:00:45:26

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Kathy Hammond - Why Data is Critical When Hiring for High-Performance Sales Roles

6/13/2024
Summary: Kathy Hammond is a B2B sales recruitment specialist who helps companies recruit and hire high-performing salespeople with the power data analytics. In this episode, Kathy talks about the biggest mistakes that both hiring managers and talent acquisition teams make when hiring for high-performance sales roles and how most of them can be avoided with a little bit of data analysis. Chapters: [0:00 - 5:08] Introduction [5:09 - 11:33] The biggest mistakes hiring managers make when hiring for sales positions [11:34 - 19:21] Common mistakes recruiters make when hiring for sales positions [19:22 - 30:56] How can hiring managers and the talent acquisition team get along? [30:57 - 32:03] Closing Quotes: “There’s so much bias in the hiring process . . . and there are a lot of misconceptions around it.” “You have to understand what the sales process is. It’s shocking that a lot of sales leaders have no idea—they cannot identify the various stages of their sales process.” Resources: Real-time Job Postings Salary Data RecruitSolut Contact: Kathy's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us! Production by Affogato Media

Duration:00:32:03

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Kimberly Bowen - Recruiting Talent in Niche Labor Markets

6/6/2024
Summary: Kimberly Bowen is the Senior VP of Global Talent & Inclusion at Unum, a global financial protection benefits company. In this episode, Kimberly talks about recruiting talent in niche labor markets, how recruitment has changed since the pandemic, and why recruiting nationally (instead of locally) could benefit your company. Chapters: [0:00 - 7:51] Introduction [7:52 - 17:52] What’s the biggest challenge in recruiting and retaining talent in today’s job market? [17:53 - 27:06] How do you approach recruiting employees after the pandemic? [27:07 - 32:52] Should you consider recruiting nationally instead of locally? [32:53 - 35:24] Closing Quotes: “[When recruiting for niche roles] companies have to look at what makes sense for their business from a cultural perspective and from a labor market perspective.” “There’s a cultural component for us working on [projects together and in-person] that is very important for our growth as an organization. It strengthens and deepens our commitment to our values and our purpose.” Resources: Real-time Job Postings Salary Data Contact: Kimberly's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us! Production by Affogato Media

Duration:00:35:24

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Scott Greenberg - What Managers Get Wrong About the Hourly Workforce

5/30/2024
Summary: Scott Greenberg is a business keynote speaker, a business coach, and the author of Stop the Shift Show and The Wealthy Franchisee. In this episode, Scott talks about the difference between salaried workers’ and hourly workers’ roles, needs, and expectations; what managers can do to genuinely motivate their employees; and why so many managers get company culture wrong. Chapters: [0:00 - 4:15] Introduction [4:16 - 12:15] What is the difference between hourly workers and salaried workers? [12:16 - 19:52] What managers get wrong about hourly workers vs salaried workers actually[19:53 - 28:34] What can managers do to better work with hourly workers? [28:35 - 30:11] Closing Quotes: “[Hourly workers have] really, really hard jobs and they need great management—they need great leadership. Most [hourly workers] are not getting it.” “One universal soft need [of employees] is wanting to feel part of something, and that’s where culture comes into play. In my experience, most business owners, most managers, [and] most leaders don’t know what culture is.” Resources: Books by Scott Greenberg Contact: Scott's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us! Production by Affogato Media

Duration:00:30:11

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Sean Luitjens - Why and How to Share HR Data Effectively

5/23/2024
Summary: Sean Luitjens is the General Manager of Total Rewards Analytics at Visier. With over 25 years of HR experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge around talent acquisition and compensation and benefits to the table. In this episode, Sean talks about the hesitation some HR teams have when it comes to sharing their data; the hurdles they might face when trying to do so; and how they can best communicate their data analytics to help other departments solve business problems. Chapters: [0:00 - 4:40] Introduction [4:41 - 14:25] Why can’t we all just get along around data analytics? [14:26 - 25:37] Where organizations can benefit from sharing intra-company data [25:38 - 29:49] The biggest hurdles you face when trying to share HR data within a company [29:50 - 30:37] Closing Quotes: “I think the philosophy from some compensation [practitioners] is, ‘everyone understands pay because they get paid.’ And managers sometimes get caught in the other trap which is, ‘I get paid so how complicated can it be?’ There has to be some type of translation between those two.” “[Managers] want to be nice, but . . . everyone can’t be a 5 because then you can’t create the dispersion to keep the talent you want. ” Contact: Sean's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us! Production by Affogato Media

Duration:00:30:37

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Robyn Rodriguez - Empowering Women Leaders in HR

5/16/2024
Summary: Robyn Rodriguez is the Founder and CPO of Her HR Help Desk, an HR consulting firm that focuses on supporting women-owned businesses, career women, female founders, and women in c-suite roles. In this episode, Robyn talks about the challenges that women leaders face and the strategies they can employ to overcome those challenges without burning out. Chapters: [0:00 - 3:12] Introduction [3:13 - 10:38] What unique contributions do women bring to HR? [10:39 - 34:09] The consistent challenges women leaders in HR face [34:10 - 41:03] Robyn’s advice for women leaders looking to overcome the challenges they face [41:04 - 42:54] Closing Quotes: “I want to see more CHROs stepping up to develop the next leaders and making sure they’re prepared for the job. I think that would help alleviate impostor syndrome.” “I’ve seen a lot of females in HR roles be the scapegoat for failures beyond their capacity of what they can do within an organization.” Resources: Her HR Helpdesk Contact: Robyn's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:42:54

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Becky Evan - How White DEI Professionals Can Decenter Whiteness

5/9/2024
Summary: Becky Evan is an Associate Professor at Metro State University’s College of Business and Management. Prior to her career in academia, she was a training and operations executive at Fortune 500 companies. She also a published researcher of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in organizations. In this episode, Becky talks about her research on white DEI professionals' perception of their contribution to advancing workplace DEI. Chapters: [0:00 - 6:46] Introduction [6:47 - 14:53] What led to Becky’s research on white DEI professionals? [14:54 - 21:02] What is the value in researching whiteness? [21:03 - 33:47] How can we measure DEI? [33:48 - 34:52] Closing Quotes: “I felt like there was a desire and a need to understand the role of dominant culture . . . within an organization” “Many times when we’re looking at [HR] data, dominant culture becomes the comparison point.” Resources: Becky's Full Research Paper Contact: Becky's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:34:52

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Sally Loftis - Pay Equity Isn't Scary - Here's How and Why to Do It

5/2/2024
Summary: Sally Loftis is the Managing Director at Loftis Partners, an HR consulting firm focused on pay equity and organization development, especially within non-profits and small businesses. In this episode, Sally talks about why and how more organizations should analyze their pay data. Chapters: [0:00 - 4:37] Introduction • Welcome, Sally! • Today’s Topic: Pay Equity Isn’t Scary: Here’s How and Why to Do It [4:38 - 14:27] Why you can discover from analyzing pay data • Comparing pay to other demographic markers • Where do you begin? [14:28 - 21:03] • Pay equity extends beyond base pay into benefits, opportunities, and more • Why it’s important for managers to have mature conversations about pay with their employees [21:04 - 28:05] • Start by simply having conversations • How pay data analysis can lead to change management [28:06 - 28:56] Closing • Thanks for listening! Quotes: “It’s important to look at some of the demographic markers [around pay data] like department, gender, race and ethnicity, tenure, age—things like that. That’s when you start uncovering more of the inconsistencies in your data.” “We need to communicate [pay data analysis] results with some actions.” Contact: Sally's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:28:56

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Jacob Morgan - Leading With Vulnerability

4/25/2024
Jacob Morgan is the author of best-selling books Leading With Vulnerability, The Future Leader, and many more. In this episode, Jacob talks about the key differences between simply being vulnerable at work and leading with vulnerability, the power in leading with vulnerability, and how doing so can improve your work relationships. Chapters [0:00 - 4:13] Introduction • Welcome, Jacob! • Today’s Topic: Leading With Vulnerability [4:14 - 14:48] Vulnerability vs leading with vulnerability • Why it’s important to pair vulnerability with solutions and action items at work • When and how to be vulnerable [14:49 - 26:44] Why most people do not lead with vulnerability at work • How to address the fear of being perceived as weak • Promoting the wrong employees could “pollute the pond” [26:45 - 32:38] Vulnerability at work vs vulnerability in our personal lives • How relationships at work differ from relationships at home • Why vulnerability and authenticity are not the same thing [32:39 - 34:01] Closing • Thanks for listening! Quotes “Leading with vulnerability is about talking about a gap [in competence, knowledge, experience, etc.] that you have and then demonstrating what you’re trying to do to close those gaps. ” “The #1 response that came back [from 14,000 employees who were asked why they were scared to lead with vulnerability at work] was, ‘I don’t want to be perceived as weak or incompetent.” Contact: Jacob's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:34:02

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Discussing the Current State of Compensation - ADP MOTM 2024 Expert Panel

4/18/2024
During ADP Meeting of the Minds 2024, David led a panel discussion about the current and future state of Compensation. He was joined by Demetrice Saulsberry, Sr. HRIS Manager at Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, Garrett Valencia, Total Rewards & Payroll Manager at BSH Home Appliances Corporation, and Lyndsey Benson, VP of HR at Steve Madden. In this episode, David and the panel of experts discuss some of the present day issues that Compensation practitioners face, upcoming events in 2024 that will impact the world of HR, and how future technologies could help HR teams save valuable time and effort. Chapters [0:00 - 11:38] Introduction • Welcome, Demetrice, Garrett, and Lyndsey! • First, some context for the current state of HR [11:39 - 26:33] Top 3 surprising HR events from 2023 • Surveys say that people do not think they’re being compensated fairly • The relationship (or lack thereof) between compensation, cost of labor, and cost of living [26:34 - 41:52] Anticipations for HR changes in 2024 • How companies should approach job descriptions, pay ranges, and career frameworks • Total direct compensation and long-term incentives [41:53 - 53:30] Looking forward to 2025 • How changes near the end of 2024 will impact organizations in 2025 • What about 2025 scares HR experts? [53:31 - 54:12] Closing • Thanks for listening! Quotes “If you haven’t published [geographic differentials for employee pay], then it’s going to be a bigger problem for you because you’re making a one-off decision if an employee decides to move.” “When you’re deciding [an employee’s] pay, it’s the only time when you have to reference the person [not the job].” Contact: Demetrice's LinkedIn Garrett's LinkedIn Lyndsey's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:54:12

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Robynn Storey - Writing Better Resumes with Storytelling

4/11/2024
Robynn Storey is the owner of Storeyline Resumes, the largest privately held resume-writing service in the US. Storeyline has been helping senior-level and executive professionals write better, story-driven resumes for over 24 years. In this episode, Robynn talks about how to use the power of storytelling to your advantage as your write or update your resume and how to find success in job searches. Chapters [0:00 - 5:01] Introduction • Welcome, Robynn! • Today’s Topic: Writing Better Resumes with Storytelling [5:02 - 13:26] How can you build a better resume? • Why your resume should tell a meaningful story and how • How to navigate keyword requirements for ATS [13:27 - 29:15] How to conduct the best possible job search • Leverage multiple tools and people connections; don’t just rely on job boards • What it means when a company instantly rejects you [29:16 - 36:50] How to focus on your story when writing your resume • Every story should be rooted in success • How long should your resume be and how much of your experience should it include? [36:51 - 37:55] Closing • Thanks for listening! Quotes “What you need to be describing [on your resume] is your impact [at your company] and how that is being measured.” “Use a combination of [job search tools]—don’t get so caught up on just using the job boards.” Contact: Robynn's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:37:55

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Mei Kim and Heidi Perloff - How to Make New HR Technologies Approachable for Everyone

4/4/2024
Mei Kim is the Executive Director of Global Workforce Analytics at the Estée Lauder Companies, and Heidi Perloff is the SVP of Global HR Strategic Initiatives and Delivery Solutions at the Estée Lauder Companies. In this episode, Mei and Heidi talk about some practices that made adopting new technologies easier, whether they believe AI-based technologies pose a threat or present an opportunity to the workforce, and why it’s important to embrace data mindfulness in HR processes. Chapters [0:00 - 4:25] Introduction • Welcome, Mei and Heidi! • Today’s Topic: How to Make New HR Technologies Approachable for Everyone [4:26 - 14:06] What’s the difference between “digital” and “technology” • “Technology is a thing; digital is a way of doing things” • It’s ok for new technology to be difficult to adopt [14:07 - 27:03] AI: opportunity or threat? • AI helped Mei’s team win back 10+ hours of their week by minimizing tedious processes • The major threat lies in HR not knowing how to use AI technologies or being curious about it [27:04 - 37:24] What is data mindfulness? • Analyze not only the data, but also the data flow and input processes as well • Will AI lull us into losing our critical thinking skills? [37:25 - 39:14] Closing • Thanks for listening! Quotes “HR VPs who embrace being digital and embrace the use of technology . . . tend to go farther ahead in their careers than others who don’t.” “Yes, we can get automation from AI, but it’s really the augmentation of what it enables us to do as human beings that is super exciting.” Contact: Mei's LinkedIn Heidi's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:39:14

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Martin Low - Why For a Business People are More Important Than Its Technologies

3/28/2024
Martin Low is the Founder and CEO of On Plane Consulting, a consulting firm that helps small businesses and startups optimize and scale. Having held HR Director positions at multiple successful companies, Martin bring a wealth of experience to the table. In this episode, Martin talks about the fact that despite the evergreen landscape of new and emerging technologies, businesses still need one essential resource: people. Chapters [0:00 - 9:17] Introduction • Welcome, Martin! • Today’s Topic: Why A Business’ People are More Important Than Its Technologies [9:18 - 18:23] Why can’t businesses just rely more on technology and less on people? • If you rely less on people, those you do rely on will matter much more • Emerging technologies likely won’t replace people so much as improve their productivity [18:24 - 27:15] As someone in HR, how do you facilitate technological change within your business? • Good data and insights into a business’ current state are essential • Why HR practitioners should be business minded (and vice-versa) [27:14 - 38:00] How HR practitioners can drive progress within their business • Data will help you identify problems and build a business case for the solution • Building a solution for reducing the people cost of a business [38:01 - 38:55] Closing • Thanks for listening! Quotes “[HR] data will do a couple of things for you: . . . it’ll tell you if you really have a problem, and it’ll help you show others that it might be.” “If you can [reduce the people cost of a business] by 1 or 2%, it’s night-and-day for the profitability because that can all drop straight down to the bottom line.” Contact: Martin's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:38:55

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Jason R. Thompson - Move from Theoretical DE&I to Practical DE&I by Using HR Data

3/21/2024
With over 25 years of leadership in DE&I, Jason R. Thompson is the creator of the CAPE Inclusion model and the author of Diversity and Inclusion Matter. He led DE&I programming for a community of 150K students and faculty at Western Governors University; he influenced DE&I strategies for over 1,000 global startups at Techstars; and he helped the US Olympic Committee set new standards for DE&I in sports. In this episode, Jason talks about how HR data can help businesses take practical steps toward improving their DE&I and growing strategically. Chapters [0:00 - 4:52] Introduction • Welcome, Jason! • Today’s Topic: Using HR Data to Progress from Theoretical DE&I to Practical DE&I [4:53 - 15:01] How has Jason done DE&I differently than those around him? • Outsource consultants and data scientists to help clean up HR data • The problem with over-assigning unpaid special projects for the sake of employee growth [15:02 - 23:12] How to use HR data to create a DE&I scorecard • Exploring the DE&I journey of US Olympic teams • How DE&I and strategic growth are directly connected [23:13 - 28:04] How does a DE&I scorecard help an organization move forward? • Creating reasonable DE&I expectations based on turnover rates • Diversity in leadership [28:05 - 29:35] Closing • Thanks for listening! Quotes “Diversity is a noun—it’s the outcome of actually managing some [HR] data.” “From a strategic point of view . . . if you looked at the [DE&I] data, you would say, ‘In which demographics do we have the best opportunity to grow?’” Contact: Jason's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:29:35

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Garry Straker - Will These Surprising HR Trends From 2023 Continue Into 2024

3/14/2024
Garry Straker is a Senior Compensation Consultant at Salary.com. As a total rewards professional with over 20 years of experience, he’s worked with a diverse range of businesses, higher education institutions, and non-profit entities. In this episode, Garry talks about some surprising trends from 2023 and whether he thinks they will carry into 2024. Chapters [0:00 - 3:07] Introduction • Welcome, Garry! • Today’s Topic: Will HR Trends from 2023 continue into 2024 and beyond? [3:08 - 10:15] Surprising trends of 2023 • Pay transparency legislation lost some of its momentum • Labor unions had a high-profile year and made some big moves [10:16 - 25:16] HR trends that will impact 2024 • AI and its role within HR • Employers will benefit from better managing their internal labor markets and developing employee skills [25:17 - 40:22] Garry’s predictions for 2024, 2025, and beyond • Even in the event of a change in administration, the economy is probably going to chug along • Salary budgets and their tie to the labor market [40:23 - 49:05] Q&A and Closing • Answering some questions from the webinar audience • Thanks for listening! Quotes “The labor market is going to look very different in 2024, and it’s going to be important for employers to better manage their internal labor markets.” “If [employees] are underperforming, . . . [companies] need to have the systems and processes in place to be able to identify that and address it quickly.” Contact: Garry's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:49:05

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Amy Butchko - 4 Steps to Better Enterprise Talent Acquisition

3/7/2024
Amy Butchko is the Talent Acquisition Vice President at Maximus, where she’s focused on helping organizations recruit IT talent at scale. Her experience brings insights into both acquiring talent and communicating talent acquisition data. In this episode, Amy talks about the challenges surrounding talent acquisition data and the steps you can take to solve them. Chapters [0:00 - 5:45] Introduction • Welcome, Amy! • Today’s Topic: 4 Steps to Better Enterprise Talent Acquisition [5:46 - 12:16] What is the biggest challenge with talent acquisition today? • Challenges with where are how quickly are you going to find your next hire • Solving the data problems within talent acquisition [12:17 - 21:20] How do you develop talent acquisition acumen within HR teams that yield desirable results? • Identify the core requirements needed for candidates • Considering skill level vs legacy requirements (e.g., degree requirements) [21:21 - 29:07] How do you create a narrative around recruitment data? • The narrative should be built around the circumstances and goals surround recruitment • Learn who you’re presenting to and how to best communicate the data to them [29:08 - 30:09] Closing • Thanks for listening! Quotes “The thing that’s really important is finding people who can help bridge the gap between all those seemingly irrelevant data points and turn them into something that looks like an executive could understand it.” “If you can home in on a couple of things that are really, strongly impacting your business, measure them effectively, and tell a story consistently, [you will be able to transfer data narratives]." Contact: Amy's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:30:09

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Perry Doody - How HR Teams Can Pivot From Being Tactical to Being Strategic

2/29/2024
Perry Doody is the owner of Above the Rings Consulting and Performance. After over 10 years as the founding partner and president of CompTrak, Perry sought to continue his career in consulting with a newfound approach that combines insights from the worlds of business and fitness. In this episode, Perry talks about how people are an important asset to companies and why it’s critical for HR teams to be more strategic. Chapters [0:00 - 6:12] Introduction • Welcome, Perry! • Today’s Topic: How HR Teams Can Pivot From Being Tactical to Being Strategic [6:13 - 12:57] What differentiates a good HR department from a great HR department? • The CEO must recognize that HR is a critical component to the overall business • People need to focus on doing less and doing it well, instead of doing a lot of things in a mediocre way [12:58 - 17:07] Is busy work holding HR back from being more strategic? • Adapting legacy systems to new needs can often be more difficult than building new systems from scratch • HR teams should add people from diverse backgrounds [17:08 - 29:27] What enables a company to pivot from being tactical to being more strategic? • What is the CEO’s relationship with HR and its goals? • How bad administrative decisions can antagonize HR strategies [29:28 - 30:53] Closing • Thanks for listening! Quotes “People are [a company’s] capital—they are an asset, and I don’t think every company looks at it that way. The strategic ones do.” “Becoming more strategic involves change, and a lot of us are resistant to change, . . . but the way you get over this is by looking to competitors, other industries, and even your personal life.” Contact: Perry's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:30:53

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Jason Averbook - Why Data Fitness is More Important than an AI

2/22/2024
Jason Averbook is a Senior Partner at Mercer and a global leader in HR transformation. He has more than 25 years of experience in the HR and technology industries, and he has guided industry-leading companies through strategic HR transformations. In this episode, Jason presents his takeaways from 2023 and talks about how current HR trends will shape the future of the industry. Chapters [0:00 - 5:10] Introduction • Welcome, Jason! • Today’s Topic: Perspectives on HR and Emerging Technologies [5:11 - 20:51] Jason’s takeaways from 2023 • 2023’s geopolitical events had significant mental health implications for American workers • Many organizations who have ignored their data are just now starting to uncover its flaws [20:52 - 29:20] Is 2024 the year of mass AI integration for HR? • Generative AI will help us see where our data problems are, but we may still need to solve the problems themselves • Data fitness should be prioritized before a generative AI rollout [29:21 - 35:20] How will emerging technologies affect HR one year from now, in 2025? • HR will be doing much less “hands work” and much more “heads work and hearts work” • Will HR roles be replaced by new technologies? [35:21 - 36:24] Closing • Thanks for listening! Quotes “AI has exposed the fact that organizations that don’t have good data can’t use [tools like large language models].” “The unlearning effort of 2024 to prepare for 2025 is more than the technology effort—it’s more than the data effort.” Contact: Jason's LinkedIn David's LinkedIn Dwight's LinkedIn Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris Email us!

Duration:00:36:24