This podcast has been created to help shed light on some of the many misconceptions about the Human Resources profession. To show you who we are at our core and what we are passionate about, which is championing for the people in our organizations. You will learn of our struggles and our fears. You will see our human side and I hope that it makes us as real to you as you are to us.
Let's Sound Off on: The Confessions of an HR Pro
For episode 60, I am joined by the amazing Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid, who is taking over my show to interview me and discuss my new book and more. In this episode you will learn:
My HR origin story
🔸 What inspired me to write my book
🔸 What makes me anxious and how I cope with it
🔸 Who really runs my business HR@Heart
🔸 My plans for the future
I'm Judging you and Professional Troublemaker by Luvvie Ajayi Jones
Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
Gumbo by PJ Morton
Thank you for sticking with me through 60 episodes. I appreciate you so much and look forward to sharing the next 60 and beyond with you.
Be sure to pick up my book Confessions of an HR Pro: Stories of Defeat & Triumph available at Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.
Let's Sound Off on Building People First Cultures
This is the first episode in a series of shows that will focus on how companies can build intentional People first cultures. My first guest in Shannon Brodie from DTE and her company was listed in the top 20 companies in the US by a recent Gallup survey.
In this episode, Shannon shares:
🔸 Her HR origin story
🔸 What it is like to be a part of the COLD Team
🔸 How the Disney Institute help them to create their culture code
🔸 Her top 3 culture-building tips
The Grid - By Gretchen Bakke
You're Not Listening - By Kate Murphy
That's What She Said - By Joanna Lipman
Be sure to connect with Shannon on LinkedIn.
Thanks to Hiretual for sponsoring this episode.
Let's Sound Off on How To Be An HR Boss
Jameela Hollingsworth, the HR Boss, joins me for this week's episode as we discuss her HR journey.
In this episode, Jameela talks about what it is like to run her own business while studying 20 + hours a week, returning to her legal roots, and doing all of this while managing the HR department of one of the biggest tourism management companies in Barbados and, serving in five countries.
Jameela shares advice that she has for young and aspiring HR professionals trying to enter the field. We also talk about being "Olivia Pope in real-life", working in politics and crisis management.
Be sure to check out her recommendations for your reading pleasure.
I know how she does it - Laura VanderKam
You Are a Badass - Jen Sincero
You Are a Badass at Making Money - Jen Sincero
Connect with Jameela on Social media at:
The HR Boss
Let's Sound Off on Creating An HR Community As An Introvert
My introvert brother Erich Kurschat joins me for this weeks episode of the HR Sound Off Podcast Show. Erich and I first met over 2 years ago when we sat on a panel for the Hacking HR Global Conference. We discussed networking as introverts in that talk, and our introvert sister Tracie Sponenberg was part of that conversation.
We have all remained great friends since making that first connection. It was great to have this conversation with Erich and to share with you his passion for making intentional connections in our HR community.
Join the conversation as we discuss:
🔸 Erich's HR origin story
🔸 Being a DISC nerd
🔸 Creating the HR Hot Seat Community
The Obstacle is The Way
Getting to Yes
Listen to the HR Social Hour
Be sure to connect with Erich on LinkedIn and check our video short on our YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe while you are there.
Let's Sound Off on Occupational Safety & Health
Melony James lives and breathes occupational safety and health. Her passion for this profession exudes in our conversation today as we talk about why HR and occupational health & safety go hand in hand.
In this episode, you will learn:
🔸 How Melony started her career
🔸 Why Melony believes that Health and safety should be an entrenched value in every organisation
🔸 Why lack of accountability from leadership can affect employee engagement
🔸 Steps HR can take to create a purposeful safety culture
Connect with Melony on LinkedIn
American Mental Health association Newsletter
Let's Sound Off on The 9 Faces of HR
Kris Dunn joins me in the sound booth today to talk about his book "The 9 Faces of HR". If you are struggling to figure out who you are in the HR space, this book is just what you are looking for. In this episode, Kris and I discuss:
🔸 His HR origin story
🔸 Building your career in HR
🔸 His prediction on returning to work
🔸 The 9 Faces of HR
🔸 Betting on You - Laurie Ruettimann
🔸 The HR Capitalist
🔸 Fistful of Talent
Be sure to connect with Kris on LinkedIn and interact with his content in his newsletters.