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 Building #hrcommunity - Black Women In HR
I love to share HR communities with you because it is not easy being in this profession, and community is everything. This week, I have the privilege of magnifying the voice of Adese Okojie, who is the Founder of the Black Women in HR (BWHR) community. In this week's episode, we will learn:
🌟 Adese' HR origin story
🌟 The origin story of BWHR
🌟 What the BWHR community can do for you
🌟 The upcoming BWHR conference in November
🌟 The highs and lows of putting the conference together
We will also learn about the biggest misconception about HR that bothers Adese.
Amend - Netflix
Be sure to connect with Adese on LinkedIn and pick up your conference tickets using this link.
When HR Goes Gig
Known as authentic, transformational business leaders, Co-Founders Hema Crockett and Jamie Jacobs believe that people should do what they love and love what they do. Synthesizing decades of combined experience as business and HR executives across a broad range of companies and industries, Hema and Jamie provide their vast consultant and client base with the tools and resources they need to succeed.
In this episode, we discuss:
🌟 Their HR origin stories
🌟 The birth of Gig Talent
🌟 The transformation of HR careers
📚 Their book Designing Exceptional Organizational Cultures
📚 Drunk tank pink - Adam Alter
Check out Gig Talent
Be sure to connect with Jamie and Hema on LinkedIn
Let‘s Sound Off on Supporting HR Pro‘s in Their Career Development
Ricklyn Woods is an HR Pro on a mission to support her fellow colleagues in landing the job they deserve and she does it with great passion and style.
Taking all of her knowledge and experience from her HR career, Ricklyn chose to pivot in 2020 during the pandemic to offer her services to the people supporting the people. In this episode, Ricklyn and I discuss:
🌟 Her inspirational HR origin story
🌟 Advice to young women on how to rise from unexpected detours in life
🌟 The impact of connecting with intention on LinkedIn
🌟 How her career pivot has changed her life and the lives of those she serves
🌟 Our petition to HR leaders to support the personal and professional development of their HR teams
Listen to us put Tracie Sponenberg on the spot as we petition for our first HR Rebels retreat to be in Barbados.
📚 Betting on You - Laurie Ruettimann
📚 Own Your Career, Own Your Life - Andy Storch
📚 Redefining HR - Lars Schmidt
🎙 Side Hustle Pro
🎙 Switch Pivot or Quit
Be sure to connect with Ricklyn on LinkedIn and check out her podcast show "So You Think You Can HR".
Let‘s Sound Off on Unconscious Beliefs in the Workplace
Sejal Thakkar is a woman on a mission to bring awareness to the many unconscious beliefs we hold in the workplace that limit our ability to create great relationships and experiences with others. Sejal is an employment law expert and currently holds the position of Chief Culture Officer at Nobody Studios in California.
In this episode, I had the privilege of talking to Sejal about:
🌟 The inspiration behind her first TED Talk
🌟 Defining unconscious beliefs
🌟 Microaggressions and affirmations
🌟 The Power of making intentional connections on LinkedIn
🌟 Biases in recruitment
🌟 The HAT theory
Listen out for us fangirling over Luvvie Ajai Jones and our shout out to Brian Bachand.
📚 Blank Canvas by Craig Stanland
🎙 How to be a Professional Trouble-Maker - Luvvie Ajai Jones
Be sure to watch Sejal's TED Talk The Pain, Power, and Paradox of Bias and follow her on LinkedIn
Let‘s Sound Off on Demystifying Fat Phobia in the Workplace
Fat phobia is defined as the fear of fatness and fat people and is something that Dr. Joy Cox and I are no strangers to, unfortunately. Dr Cox joins me in this episode to discuss her book, "Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Our Own Communities," as well as to share her insights on how we can create a more inclusive workplace by showing support to employees who are fat.
When I read Dr Cox's book there were many things that resonated with me about how I have been treated as a fat black woman by family, friends and work colleagues. I hope that our conversation moves you to become more educated about fat phobia and causes you to think about how you frame your conversations with us.
Dr. Cox shares some practical tips for HR and leaders on how to make the workplace a more inclusive space for fat bodies and some words of encouragement to the fat community.
Dr. Cox's resources:
🎯 Ragen Chastain - Dances with fat
🎯 Ivy Felicia - Fat women of colour
🎯 Dr. Veronica Garnett (LinkedIn)
🎯 Tigress Osborn (LinkedIn)
📚 Leah Vernon - Unashamed: Musings of a fat black Muslim (Amazon)
🎯 Jabbie (FaceBook)
Be sure to connect with Dr. Cox on LinkedIn and Instagram @freshoutofthecocoon
My favourite quote from this episode would be, "The magic that you (organizations) need is resting in the bodies you reject."
The ABC‘s on Becoming a Great Recruiter
Adam Posner describes himself as a human connector and has a firm belief that to be the best recruiter, you need to fully understand the needs of your client and the candidate. A formula that many in the talent acquisition space get wrong. In this episode, Adam and I discuss:
🎯 Adam's origin story into recruitment
🎯 Life as an entrepreneur and lessons learned
🎯 Why everyone cannot recruit
🎯 The impact of extended open roles on the employee experience
🎯 Reflections and advice to his younger self
Adam also shares his thoughts on the "great resignation" and why he would prefer to refer to it as the "great migration."
📚 Betting on You - Laurie Ruettimann
📺 Below Deck Meditteranean
📺 White Lotus
📺 Ted Lasso (Apple TV)
📺 Never Have I Ever
📺 The Morning Show
Be sure to connect with Adam on LinkedIn and check out the PozCast which is available on all podcast platforms.