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Redefining HR

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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@Lars

Language:

English

Contact:

7036655007


Episodes

Ep71 10 Keys to Building a Career as a Modern HR Operator

1/18/2021
I’ve interviewed hundreds of modern HR practitioners over the years. They all have unique approaches and perspectives, but also share some common views and thinking about what’s led them to success. I wanted to distill those traits and couple them with my own career experience and learning to build tangible advice on building a great career in HR, people operations, talent, recruiting, or whatever discipline you choose to pursue. This podcast was adapted from an extract from my upcoming...

Duration:00:20:24

Ep70 Author & HR Consultant, Laurie Ruettimann

1/11/2021
Welcome to Season 5 of Redefining HR! I’m thrilled to kick off this season with my good friend and the author of the newly released book, Betting on You, Laurie Ruettimann. Laurie has been one of the leading voices in HR for years. In this episode, we go behind the scenes on the writing process for Betting on You and discuss getting fired, that night in Tijuana, the best career advice she’s ever received, and much more.

Duration:00:31:56

Ep69 Season 5 Preview

12/7/2020
In this finale of season four, Lars breaks down some of his personal highlights of the season and previews what to expect in season five.

Duration:00:11:25

Ep68 Box Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer, Global Head of Communities, Tiffany Stevenson

11/30/2020
In today’s episode of Redefining HR, Box Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer and Global Head of Communities Tiffany Stevenson discusses her role leading inclusion efforts across Box. We dig into some of the following topics. How her work leading inclusion and communities intersect The importance of self-care for DEI leaders Moments vs. movements in the struggle for social justice How HR leaders can navigate these political times Supporting culture in distributed teams

Duration:00:35:39

Ep67 Virta Health VP People & Places, Lucia Guillory

11/23/2020
In this episode I sit down with Virta Health VP People & Places to discuss her career and some of the topics below: How her experience in academia shaped her views as an operator What her job as Chief of Staff at Yahoo! entailed, and how it prepared her to run the function Her experience returning from maternity leave four months into a global pandemic How they’re finding ways to connect with employees and build culture Blending virtual and IRL employee experiences

Duration:00:33:19

Ep66 Coda Cofounder & CEO, Shishir Mehrotra

11/16/2020
In this episode, I sit down with Coda Cofounder & CEO Shishir Mehrotra to discuss his career journey that led him to launch Coda and his thoughts on a range of topics including: Why he cofounded Coda Eigenquestions The “Big pond, small pond” approach to career development What he looks for in his people executives Remote/distributed work Rethinking performance and growth measures

Duration:00:41:52

Ep65 Rippleworks Chief People Person, Sung Hae Kim

11/9/2020
In today’s episode, I sit down with Rippleworks Chief People Person Sung Hae Kim to discuss her career in HR, joining a new role leading the people function at the beginning of a pandemic, and how to have constructive feedback discussions with remote employees. In this episode, you’ll learn: What it was like starting a new role as a global pandemic blew up How she gauged how to make organizational decisions as a brand new leader Practices for supporting culture and connection in distributed...

Duration:00:31:32

Ep64 Bayer SVP HR Innovations, Melissa Harper

11/2/2020
In this episode, I sit down with Bayer SVP HR Innovations Melissa Harper to learn more about how they approach agile HR and people practices at scale. In this episode, you’ll learn: What drew Melissa to HR The size and structure of Bayer’s HR team Why the SVP HR Innovations role was created, and what her scope is How she prioritizes innovation projects to pursue Where her project ideas come from Her favorite projects she’s launched Future projects she’s exploring How she stays on top of...

Duration:00:33:58

Ep63 Shopify Chief Talent Officer, Brittany Forsyth

10/26/2020
In this episode, I sit down with Shopify Chief Talent Officer Brittany Forsyth to discuss her experience scaling Shopify from employee #22 to 5,000+. In this episode, you’ll learn: Traits that allowed Brittany to grow from an office manager right out of University to running the people function for a 5,000+ public company How her personal experience with growth mindset is infused into how Shopify hires An inside look at how their new “digital by default” model came together The HR and people...

Duration:00:33:31

Ep62 JUST EAT Chief People Officer, Mira Magecha

10/19/2020
In this episode, I sit down with JUST EAST Chief People Officer Mira Magecha to discuss her career, including what it’s like to move into the Chief People Officer role from within. In this episode, you’ll learn: What drew Mira to HR How management consulting at Cap Gemini shaped her views on the field How moving into the CPO role from within helped and hurt her ability to drive change How she manages to avoid burnout How shifting to remote impacts culture Why she’s excited about a new...

Duration:00:36:02

Ep61 Onboard Health Founder & CEO, André Blackman

10/12/2020
In this episode, I’m joined by Onboard Health Founder & CEO Andre Blackman for a discussion at the intersection of public health, racial equity, and talent. Some of the topics we discuss include: What drew Andre to healthcare Racial equity and disparity in healthcare Thoughts on how the pandemic will continue to unfold over the next year Dismantling the “lack of pipeline” diversity excuses What gives Andre hope right now

Duration:00:36:50

Ep60 Coinbase Chief People Officer, L.J. Brock

10/5/2020
In this special two-part episode, I sit down with Coinbase Chief People Officer L.J. Brock to discuss their recent announcement to be “mission-focused” and move away from corporate and employee activism (part one) and their shift to remote-first (part two). We initially recorded the remote discussion before the mission-focused announcement, so part-two to discuss how the people team would manage their new apolitical approach. In this podcast you’ll learn: Part 1 LJ’s thoughts on their new...

Duration:00:54:13

Ep59 SmartRecruiters Founder & CEO, Jerome Ternynck

9/28/2020
In this episode, I sit down with SmartRecruiters Founder & CEO Jerome Ternynck to discuss their plans to become an antiracist force in the recruiting industry. We dig into some of the following topics. How has the pandemic has impacted SmartRecruiters Why they shifted to remote-first How that impacts their compensation plans How the increased consciousness and conversation around racism and systemic inequity have impacted Jerome personally SmartRecruiters roadmap to becoming an anti-racist...

Ep58 Culture Amp Director of Equitable Design & Impact, Aubrey Blanche

9/21/2020
In this episode, I sit down with my friend Aubrey Blanche, Culture Amp’s Director of Equitable Design & Impact. Aubrey has been someone I look up to as a tireless champion of inclusive and equitable practices. In this episode, we discuss: - How HR can become better antiracism advocates - Culture Amp’s plans to become an anti-racist company - How she’s teaching her parents about equity and racism - Breaking down terms and definitions in her work - Who inspires her work - Much more

Ep 57.5 BONUS: Redefining HR for the Post-Covid Future of Work Open Source Project

9/17/2020
The "future of work" is now. The events of 2020 have propelled the field of HR forward and created an opportunity for a rethinking and resetting of how we design work practices that best serve all employees, our companies, and each other. The role of HR has never been more important. To meet this moment we must work together to share ideas, practices, and what we’re learning. This resource is the result of a collaborative effort aimed at curating resources and tools to help businesses design...

Ep57 Carrot Fertility Cofounder & CEO, Tammy Sun

9/14/2020
In this episode, I sit down with Carrot Fertility Cofounder & CEO Tammy Sun to discuss fertility benefits and how Covid-19 has impacted HR’s views on supporting employees. In this episode you’ll learn: Why Tammy founded Carrot Fertility How Carrot partners with companies to provide fertility support How has the pandemic impacted Carrot’s operations, and how it’s changed Tammy’s views on the people operations How Covid has impacted how companies think about employee benefits? How they’re...

Ep56 Upwork SVP HR & Talent Innovation, Zoe Harte

9/8/2020
In this episode, Upwork SVP HR & Talent Innovation Zoe Harte and Lars bid adieu to the “future of work” and explore how Upwork has been leveraging their platform to built a hybrid workforce with on-demand talent.

Ep55: Mark Levy, Employee Experience Advisor

8/31/2020
Mark Levy is one of the pioneers of employee experience (EX). His background spans a range of industry-leading retail and technology companies including Best Buy, Levi Strauss, Gap, Technicolor, Airbnb, Allbirds, Peloton, and more. In this episode, Mark and I discuss the evolution of EX and why it’s more important than ever to take this approach and building people programs.

Duration:00:36:23

(Re)Introducing Redefining HR

8/17/2020
Introduction to Redefining HR.

Duration:00:04:43

RSS Syndication Test

8/7/2020
Testing a new RSS syndication tool. More details next week.

Duration:00:00:35