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The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast

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HR pros Jon Thurmond and Wendy Dailey talk to other practitioners about connecting, giving back, and building your network. Join us each week for the podcast and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM Eastern for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter!

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Ireland

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HR pros Jon Thurmond and Wendy Dailey talk to other practitioners about connecting, giving back, and building your network. Join us each week for the podcast and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM Eastern for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter!

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English


Episodes

Special Release - Introducing Tom's Engaging HR Podcast

2/16/2024
In our Introductory Episode our guest Jon Thurmond turns the tables and interviews me to showcase what Tom’s Engaging HR is all about. We talk about what it takes to start a podcast, introduce the goals of the show, preview some of our upcoming guests and set the stage for Tom’s Engaging HR. We dig into some of the trends I’m seeing in HR Today as well. Our Guest Jon Thurmond is a HR Practitioner, Podcaster and community builder. You can find him and his podcast via the links here: The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast LinkedIn: Jon Thurmond Twitter: @Jon_Thurmond Mentioned in the show: A new word was invented: Circularity (insert facepalm) All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common ThingsADP Dudesy Podcast “TwiX” = an answer to what do you call twitter or x these days…thanks Jon for sharing and thanks to whomever came up with it! What Podcasts is Tom Listening To? What Now? with Trevor Noah Punk Rock HR, Laurie Ruettimann HR Happy Hour with Trish McFarlane and Steve Boese Where to find your host Tom Horne and Tom’s Engaging HR LinkedIn: Tom Horne Personal Twitter: @TomsEngagingHR Podcast Twitter Page: @EngagingHRPod Youtube: @Tom’s ENGAGING HR Instagram: @TomsEngagingHRPod TikTok: @Toms.engaging.hr Facebook: Tom’s Engaging HR Podcast THANK YOU: Intro and Theme song for Tom’s Engaging HR is “Better” by Break Signals. Break Signals just released their first studio album “A Steady Frequency” and it absolutly rocks, check it out here: Break Signals: A Steady Frequency Fun fact, the song “That Guy”, which is also on the album, was inspired by a magician that was hanging around outside The HR Technology Conference in 2022 Karl Pawlewicz: He was integral with helping with our logo, social media, and answering my 1,000 questions while building out the show. I appreciate you and your friendship for over 20 years, you’re the man!

Duration:00:45:16

Episode 250 - Jon & Wendy say goodbye

12/22/2022
After 318 shows, it all ends here. We talk about why it was time to wrap the podcast, answer your questions, and thank a lot of people. Hope you'll listen to the whole episode as it has something for everyone (and not our standard bumper music). Pick up the amazing Halogi Hot Sauces at https://www.halogihotsauce.com/s/shop. This episode is sponsored by Mike Sipple, Jr. and the Talent Magnet Institute. Visit talentmagnet.com/hrsocialhour for a special gift for listeners. If you'd like a sticker, coaster, or other giveaway, message Jon. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:01:32:12

Episode 249 - Jon & Wendy welcome back Steve Browne again

12/15/2022
We welcome back our #2 fan, Steve Browne! Steve was our first guest and being our last guest seemed appropriate. We discuss the successes and challenges he's faced in redesigning LaRosa's people operations, the status of his third book, and what he's learned from the podcast over the years. This was silly, a little emotional, and all around fun. Steve's recommendation: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paarasparker/ How to reach Steve: https://twitter.com/sbrownehr https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveb5/ Check out Wendy with Keirsten Greggs on "TRAP Chat Live" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOSkpBjRY5c This episode is sponsored by Mike Sipple, Jr. and the Talent Magnet Institute. Visit talentmagnet.com/hrsocialhour for a special gift for listeners. If you'd like a sticker, coaster, or other giveaway, message Jon. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:38:02

Episode 248 - Jon & Wendy welcome back Melanie Peacock

12/8/2022
We welcome back our friend and favorite Canadian, Dr. Melanie Peacock! We talk about endings, how academia has changed during the pandemic, and our favorite in person #HRSocialHour memory. Melanie asked us not to edit out a piece of our conversation, be sure to listen to the end! Melanie's recommendation: https://twitter.com/HRODProfessor (Bob Ficken) How to reach Melanie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmelaniepeacock-cphr-doublem/ This episode is sponsored by Mike Sipple, Jr. and the Talent Magnet Institute. Visit talentmagnet.com/hrsocialhour for a special gift for listeners. If you'd like to leave us a voice message for episode 250, visit speakpipe.com/hrsocialhour by 12/10/22. If you'd like a sticker, coaster, or other giveaway, message Jon. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:40:12

Episode 247 - Jon & Paul present the HR Marks

12/1/2022
Jon welcomes back Paul LaLonde and Chris Hadley to talk HR and pro wrestling! We catch up with Chris on his work and life changes over the last year, the greatness that is MJF, and why handling investigations the right way as an HR pro is critical. Check out the video we discuss about Chris' company here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/choicesincommunityliving_wwe-recap-activity-6996158881957625857-I_7x/ Paul's article that started the conversation: https://hrphilosopher.com/2021/09/17/hr-is-professional-wrestling/ How to reach Chris: https://twitter.com/TheRealGappa How to reach Paul: https://twitter.com/HRPaul49 This episode is sponsored by Mike Sipple, Jr. and the Talent Magnet Institute. Visit talentmagnet.com/hrsocialhour for a special gift for listeners. If you'd like to leave us a voice message for episode 250, visit speakpipe.com/hrsocialhour by 12/10/22. If you'd like a sticker, coaster, or other giveaway, message Jon. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:51:28

Episode 246 -The 2022 Pop Culture Roundtable

11/24/2022
It's the 5th annual Pop Culture Roundtable episode with Jon, Lorena Pabón, Michael Mullady, and Chris Orozco! We talk about changes in Lorena and Chris' lives since last year as well as some of our favorite TV shows, movies, music, and podcasts! Spoiler warnings for Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter, and everything else discussed. Hope you discover something new to check out. How to reach Lorena: https://twitter.com/lpabonhr How to reach Michael: https://twitter.com/mjmullady How to reach Chris: https://twitter.com/ChrisOrozco72 If you'd like to leave us a voice message for episode 250, visit speakpipe.com/hrsocialhour. If you'd like a sticker, coaster, or other giveaway, message Jon. This episode is sponsored by Namely. Visit namely.com/hrsocialhour to make the change to Namely and get your first month free! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:01:12:00

Episode 245 - Jon & Wendy talk to Deborah Jeffries

11/20/2022
We're joined by Deborah Jeffries, Vice President of HR Answers, Inc. in Portland, OR! We talk about how she discovered HR in high school, being involved in HR organizations, and more than one issue HR pros will be facing in 2023. Deborah is now one of our "West Coast correspondents" as she shares what's going in the Pacific Northwest. Deborah's recommendation: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeniferlambert/ How to reach Deborah: https://twitter.com/frappegirl https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahjeffries/ If you'd like to leave us a voice message for episode 250, visit speakpipe.com/hrsocialhour. If you'd like a sticker, coaster, or other giveaway, message Jon. This episode is sponsored by Namely. Visit namely.com/hrsocialhour to make the change to Namely and get your first month free! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:38:15

Episode 244 - Jon & Wendy talk to Niki Ramirez

11/10/2022
We're joined by Niki Ramirez, Founder and Principal Consultant of HR Answers in Phoenix, AZ! We talk about starting your own business, challenges HR pros will face in 2023, what Niki is hearing from in person event participants when she's speaking, and more! Niki's recommendation: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drkarthikramanan/ (Dr. Karthik Ramanan) How to reach Niki: https://twitter.com/AskHRAnswers https://www.linkedin.com/in/niki-ramirez-mba-phr-shrm-cp-thrp-65b93710/ If you'd like to leave us a voice message for episode 250, visit speakpipe.com/hrsocialhour. This episode is sponsored by Namely. Visit namely.com/hrsocialhour to make the change to Namely and get your first month free! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:32:17

Episode 243 - Jon & Wendy talk to Julie & Chad Sowash

11/3/2022
Live (to tape) from Portugal, we talk to fellow HR podcasters Julie & Chad Sowash! We talk about how they both got started in the HR space, what Julie sees as the biggest DEBI challenges coming for HR, where Chad sees HR tech headed, and more. There's plenty of podcast talk and we were excited to have them on together. Julie's recommendation: linkedin.com/company/harper-slade-llc-racial-equity-advisors/ (Nikki Lanier) Chad's recommendation: https://twitter.com/Maya_HuberHR (Maya Huber) How to reach Julie: https://twitter.com/JulieSowash https://www.disabilitytalent.org/ https://www.crazyandtheking.com/ How to reach Chad: https://twitter.com/Chad_Sowash https://www.chadcheese.com/ If you'd like to leave us a voice message for episode 250, visit speakpipe.com/hrsocialhour. This episode is sponsored by Namely. Visit namely.com/hrsocialhour to make the change to Namely and get your first month free! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:36:42

Episode 242 - Jon & Wendy welcome back Jennifer McClure

10/27/2022
We welcome back Jennifer McClure, CEO of Unbridled Talent & DisruptHR in Cincinnati, OH! We talk about the challenges she faced in the pandemic, what she thinks people leaders will be dealing with in 2023, the return of Disrupt events, and the relaunch of the Impact Makers Podcast! This is a super sized episode with one of our favorite humans with more BTS talk than you'd expect in an HR related podcast. Jennifer's recommendations: https://twitter.com/JeffHarryPlay (Jeff Harry) https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-villanueva-cprw/ (Chris Villanueva) How reach Jennifer: jennifermcclure.net If you'd like to leave us a voice message for episode 250, visit speakpipe.com/hrsocialhour. This episode is sponsored by Mystery. They work with organizations to bring teams together through magical experiences and powerful insights. Go to trymystery.com/hrsocial to get two events for the price of one. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:45:59

Episode 241 - Jon & Wendy welcome back Mary Williams

10/20/2022
We're joined by our #1 (undisputed) fan, Mary Williams! We talk about her newest role as Head Of People with Pinnacle Advertising, the people issues we should expect in 2023, and Mary asks us a question. Mary's recommendation: https://twitter.com/AskHRAnswers (Niki Ramirez) How to reach Mary: https://twitter.com/conmkw https://www.linkedin.com/in/marykwilliams1743/ To sign up for the Namely/Blueboard event Jon is moderating on "Reframing the Great Resignation" 10/27/22 at 1 PM Eastern, register at blueboard.com/upcoming-events/reframing-the-great-resignation. If you'd like to leave us a voice message for episode 250, visit speakpipe.com/hrsocialhour. This episode is sponsored by Mystery. They work with organizations to bring teams together through magical experiences and powerful insights. Go to trymystery.com/hrsocial to get two events for the price of one. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:29:02

Special Episode - Jon & Wendy talk to Shane Kovalsky of Mystery

10/17/2022
In this special episode, we're joined by Shane Kovalsky, Co-Founder and CEO of Mystery in Seattle, WA. We talk about coming from a family of entrepreneurs, how Mystery is working with employers to make their teams engaged, and how Mystery continues to evolve. Have you had T-Pain take part in your events? A fun conversation all around. Shane's recommendation: https://twitter.com/slramirez646 (Shawn Ramirez) How to reach Shane: https://www.trymystery.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/shane-kovalsky/ https://twitter.com/Shanekovalsky This episode is sponsored by Mystery. Go to trymystery.com/hrsocial to get two events for the price of one. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter!

Duration:00:30:59

Episode 240 - Jon & Wendy welcome back Khalilah ”KO” Olokunola

10/13/2022
We're joined by Khalilah Olokunola, better known as KO, Impact Architect and Chief People Strategist in Wilmington, NC. We talk about the recent shut down of her organization and her efforts to help employees in transition, what HR pros can do to help second chance candidates, and what KO is doing for herself in this time of change. We also make an announcement about the future of the podcast. KO's recommendation: https://twitter.com/iamjulieturney How to reach KO: http://www.khalilaholokunola.com/ If you'd like to leave us a voice message, visit speakpipe.com/hrsocialhour. This episode is sponsored by Mystery. They work with organizations to bring teams together through magical experiences and powerful insights. Go to trymystery.com/hrsocial to get two events for the price of one. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter!

Duration:00:29:53

Episode 239 - Jon & Wendy welcome back Trish McFarlane

10/6/2022
We welcome back Trish McFarlane, Founder of H3 HR Advisors in St. Louis, MO. We discuss what Trish learned at the latest HRTech Conference, why to prioritize and delegate as a leader, and seeing Coldplay perform at Kensington Palace in the rain. As an OG HR podcaster, Trish also tells us how HR Happy Hour shifted during COVID. All this, and BeReal? Trish's recommendation: https://twitter.com/frmreyes (Fran Reyes) How to reach Trish: https://twitter.com/TrishMcFarlane https://www.linkedin.com/in/trishamcfarlane/ Please join us as we welcome our newest sponsor, Mystery! They work with organizations to bring teams together through magical experiences and powerful insights. Go to trymystery.com/hrsocial to get two events for the price of one. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:36:26

Episode 238 - Jon & Wendy welcome back Tom Horne

9/29/2022
We welcome back Tom Horne, Enterprise Account Executive with People Element in Denver, CO. Tom tells us what he believes HR pros will be challenged by in 2023 and what he's learned launching the "All About HR Podcast." Magic Shell, Phish...this conversation has it all! Tom's recommendation: https://twitter.com/Humanheadhunter (Joel Lalgee) How to reach Tom: https://twitter.com/TomsEngagingHR https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomhorne78/ This episode is sponsored by Namely. Visit namely.com/hrsocialhour to make the change to Namely and get your first month free! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:30:00

Episode 237 - Jon & Wendy talk to Wendy Berry

9/22/2022
We're joined by Wendy Berry, Head of HR for Rainbow Health in Minneapolis, MN. We talk about being asked her sign in an interview, HR challenges in the nonprofit space, and how employers can improve the experience of LGBTQ+ employees. Astrology, neurosurgery coloring books, this show has it all! Wendy's recommendation: Felicia Ring - Finance Director of Rainbow Health How to reach Wendy: http://wendyberry.com/ This episode is sponsored by Namely. Visit namely.com/hrsocialhour to make the change to Namely and get your first month free! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:31:01

Episode 236 - Jon & Wendy talk to Bob Ficken

9/15/2022
We're joined by Bob Ficken, HR leader with Kodiak Aviation in Sandpoint, ID. We talk about starting his career in law enforcement, HR challenges in aviation, and why Bob is passionate about teaching. He also gives Jon the business for being noncommittal. It's a fun conversation you're sure to enjoy! Bob's recommendation: https://twitter.com/sbrownehr (Steve Browne) How to reach Bob: https://twitter.com/HRODProfessor This episode is sponsored by Namely. Visit namely.com/hrsocialhour to make the change to Namely and get your first month free! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:29:05

Episode 235 - Jon & Wendy welcome back Heidi Pancake

9/8/2022
We welcome back Heidi Pancake, Senior People Partner with Universal Music Group in Los Angeles, CA! We talk about HR challenges in the music industry, what Heidi learned in the pandemic, and more. Heidi's recommendation: https://twitter.com/ayyjayHR (Aaron Backman) How to reach Heidi: https://twitter.com/PancakeHR https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-pancake/ This episode is sponsored by Namely. Visit namely.com/hrsocialhour to make the change to Namely and get your first month free! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:25:28

Episode 234 - Jon & Wendy welcome back Christie Engler

9/1/2022
We welcome back Christie Engler, Director of People Operations and Culture for Willory in Columbus, OH! We talk about her journey to landing with Willory, what she's learned from speaking, blog writing, and Madonna. Christie's recommendation: https://twitter.com/mandyjohnsonoz How to reach Christie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christie-engler/ https://twitter.com/christie_engler https://christieengler.home.blog/ This episode is sponsored by Namely. Visit namely.com/hrsocialhour to make the change to Namely and get your first month free! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter!

Duration:00:29:41

Episode 233- Jon & Wendy talk to each other again

8/25/2022
In this episode, we catch up with each other as the summer has been filled with surprises both good and bad. We talk about why we took a break and what's been going on behind the scenes. There's more "Ms. Marvel" and "Beavis & Butthead" talk than you'd ever imagine in an HR show and we answer some previous guest questions along the way. Silly, serious, and even in between, that's what we do. This episode is sponsored by Namely. Visit namely.com/hrsocialhour to make the change to Namely and get your first month free! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour

Duration:00:40:40