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HR Happy Hour, the longest running and top downloaded HR podcast, focuses on human resources, management, leadership, and workforce technology. The show is hosted by Steve Boese, the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference and Trish McFarlane, CEO of H3 HR Advisors.

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HR Happy Hour, the longest running and top downloaded HR podcast, focuses on human resources, management, leadership, and workforce technology. The show is hosted by Steve Boese, the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference and Trish McFarlane, CEO of H3 HR Advisors.

    HR Happy Hour 413 - Leading with a Servant's Heart

    HR Happy Hour 413 - Leading with a Servant's Heart

    HR Happy Hour 413 - Leading with a Servant’s Heart

    Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane

    Guest: Giovanni Gallo, Co-CEO, Compliance Line

    The HR Happy Hour show is sponsored by Paychex. Paychex makes it simple for businesses of all sizes to pay and manage their employees. They make payroll easy and automatic and they handle benefits programs. Paychex guides businesses through their human resources challenges by keeping them up to date with ever-changing laws and regulations. Online and mobile. Over the phone. In-person. Or any combination of the above. With Paychex, they work with you the way you want to work. Learn more at paychex.com.

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Giovanni Gallo, Co-CEO of Compliance Line, a provider of case management, exclusion screening and whistleblower hotline solutions for leaders to gain visibility and clarity to care for their people.

    On the show, Giovanni shared his view on Servant Leadership, its definition, the key differences between Servant Leadership and more traditional leadership approaches, and how HR and business leaders can begin to explore using Servant Leadership principles in their organizations.

    We discussed the importance of imbibing values of caring in the workplace, how servant leadership is really about making other people’s lives better and more fulfilling, and some of the challenges and barriers that make adopting Servant Leadership a challenge at times.

    We also talked about keeping cool under a tornado warning, recording a podcast on your birthday, and more.

    This was a really interesting show, thanks to Giovanni for joining us!

    Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts

    • 44 min
    HR Happy Hour 412- Should We Keep the Merit Matrix Model?

    HR Happy Hour 412- Should We Keep the Merit Matrix Model?

    HR Happy Hour 412- Should We Keep the Merit Matrix Model?

    Host: Trish McFarlane

    Guest Stephen Bruce, Managing Director at PeopleFluent

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Trish was joined by Stephen Bruce, Managing Director at PeopleFluent.  Steven is responsible for leading the PeopleFluent business.  He's been in the software industry for over 20 years, many of which were spent as a HR leader.  Stephen draws on this experience to guide him now as he leads PeopleFluent to designing world-class enterprise HR technologies and talent management software that help companies build and power a productive workforce. 

    Stephen begins by sharing how someone working in human resources can parlay that career into other related fields, such as HR technology and software design.  Trish and Stephen then move to discussing the merit matrix and why it is a flawed process.  Stephen shares insights on how organizations can enhance their approach using workforce analytics.  It's a great episode for anyone practicing HR who goes through the annual compensation process with your leaders.

    Learn more about PeopleFluent here, and connect with Stephen on Linkedin here.

    This was a really interesting show, thanks to Stephen for coming on the show and sharing his insights with us!

    • 47 min
    HR Happy Hour 411 - The HR Happy Hour 2020 Oscars Preview and Predictions Show

    HR Happy Hour 411 - The HR Happy Hour 2020 Oscars Preview and Predictions Show

    HR Happy Hour 411 - The HR Happy Hour 2020 Oscars Preview and Predictions Show

    Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane

    The HR Happy Hour show is supported by Paychex. Paychex makes it simple for businesses of all sizes to pay and manage their employees. They make payroll easy and automatic and they handle benefits programs. Paychex guides businesses through their human resources challenges by keeping them up to date with ever-changing laws and regulations. Learn more at paychex.com

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish return with their Annual Academy Awards Preview and Predictions Show. We will break down all the important Oscar categories - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Leading and Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Documentary and share some commentary, opinions, and predictions on who will walk away with the statues on Sunday night.

    This will be a tremendously fun show, as it is every year, and thanks to our loyal HR Happy Hour listeners for hanging out with us as we talk about something other than HR for a change.

    Tweet us your picks for Oscar 2020 - hit us up @HRHappyHour with the hashtag #HRHappyHour.

    Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    HR Happy Hour 410 - Supporting Employees with Autoimmune Disease

    HR Happy Hour 410 - Supporting Employees with Autoimmune Disease

    HR Happy Hour 410 - Supporting Employees with Autoimmune Disease

    Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane

    Guest Holly Bertone, Founder & CEO, Pink Fortitude

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Holly Bertone, Founder and CEO of Pink Fortitude, who is also the author of “Thriving in the Workplace with Autoimmune Disease: Know Your Rights, Resolve Conflict, and Reduce Stress”, the first book to educate others on autoimmune disease as a legal disability in the workplace.

    Holly shared insights on autoimmune disease, its prevalence among the US population, the challenges that people who have autoimmune diseases experience with work, and some of the ways that employers can better support and accommodate people with these conditions.  

    Holly also discussed the importance of understanding these conditions, how they often can be unpredictable in their manifestation, and how flexibility in work schedules is an important consideration for people with autoimmune diseases. Finally, Holly shared her insights and advice for both employees who are wrestling with these issues and how employers and HR leaders can continue to improve how they help and support their workforces.

    Additionally, we talked about recording the podcast early in the morning, the benefits of working in HR in a chocolate factory, and more.

    Learn more about the Pink Fortitude here. And connect with Holly on LinkedIn here.

    This was a really interesting show, thanks to Holly for joining us!

    • 38 min
    HR Happy Hour 409 - Insights into Development and Investing in Ourselves

    HR Happy Hour 409 - Insights into Development and Investing in Ourselves

    Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane

    Guest: Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO, Pilot

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Ben Brooks, Founder and CEO of Pilot, an innovative software-based coaching platform for the enterprise and the winner of the HR Tech Conference 2019 Pitchfest. 

    Ben shared insights on how he and his team at Pilot are making coaching and development more accessible, more timely, and more beneficial to employees, managers, and teams. Ben shared also how often it is the most successful and highest performers are least likely to seek coaching and development and offered some ideas and strategies to encourage these employees to find and make time for development and how organizations can support these efforts.

    Ben also talked about the importance and practical challenges of bringing more of your whole self to the workplace, and how being even a little more open, curious, and interested in each of our colleagues as real people can bring valuable benefits to ourselves, our teams, and our organizations. Additionally, we talked about “Blue Monday”, the third Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year, Steve was crabby about the weather (surprise), and the importance of curiosity - both about the world outside of our day to day roles, as well as curiosity about ourselves.

    Learn more about the Pilot here. And connect with Ben on LinkedIn here.

    This was a really fun show, thanks to Ben for joining us!

    Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts

    • 59 min
    HR Happy Hour 408 - SHRM People Analytics and HR for the Startup Organization

    HR Happy Hour 408 - SHRM People Analytics and HR for the Startup Organization

    HR Happy Hour 408 - SHRM People Analytics and HR for the Startup Organization

    Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane

    Guest: Joey Price

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show recorded live from the SHRM People Analytics Conference in Seattle, Steve and Trish were joined by Joey Price, Founder of JumpStart HR to talk about the event, about people analytics in HR and some of the issues and challenges, as well as Joey's role as an HR advisor to startup and small businesses.

    On the show, Joey shared some of the common issues and challenges he encounters when helping startups and small businesses with their HR needs, how small businesses are thinking about HR differently, and gave some insights as to where HR for small businesses might be going.

    Additionally, we talked about the People Analytics event, speculated (some), on how personal work history and information may be changing and be impacted by new tech like Blockchain, the connection between sports performance and workplace performance, (including a Moneyball reset), and more. And Steve shared a very important tip about naming a new baby - you can learn more about that here. This was a really fun show, thanks Joey for joining us! And thanks to SHRM for having the HR Happy Hour Show at the event.

    Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 32 min

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