5 episodes

At OpenBlend, we're on a mission to enable managers to better look after their people. Traditional performance management is broken and work-life balance is an out of date concept, today, employees are motivated by their work-life Blend: a mix of personal and professional drivers that enable them to achieve all their goals in life. We've launched this podcast to share real stories that bring this to life. OpenBlend Founder & CEO Anna Rasmussen interviews a variety of senior HR and people leaders, delving deep into their stories, what drives their approach to people performance; unearthing how they deal with their own unique challenges within their respective industries and work with OpenBlend to unlock the performance of their people. Each of these leaders shares how they think about the ‘whole person’ and have dealt with the impact of isolation on their colleagues. They’ve put the need for effective remote management at the forefront and ensured open and honest coaching-led conversations are at the heart of every manager/employee relationship. The distance brought about by Covid19 to our working relationships has made the need for effective people-centred performance management more important than ever. We hope you are inspired by these stories of breakthrough people leadership.

The OpenBlend Podcast Anna Rasmussen

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At OpenBlend, we're on a mission to enable managers to better look after their people. Traditional performance management is broken and work-life balance is an out of date concept, today, employees are motivated by their work-life Blend: a mix of personal and professional drivers that enable them to achieve all their goals in life. We've launched this podcast to share real stories that bring this to life. OpenBlend Founder & CEO Anna Rasmussen interviews a variety of senior HR and people leaders, delving deep into their stories, what drives their approach to people performance; unearthing how they deal with their own unique challenges within their respective industries and work with OpenBlend to unlock the performance of their people. Each of these leaders shares how they think about the ‘whole person’ and have dealt with the impact of isolation on their colleagues. They’ve put the need for effective remote management at the forefront and ensured open and honest coaching-led conversations are at the heart of every manager/employee relationship. The distance brought about by Covid19 to our working relationships has made the need for effective people-centred performance management more important than ever. We hope you are inspired by these stories of breakthrough people leadership.

    Episode 4 - An interview with Sarah Mason, Chief People Officer at Foxtons on diversity, inclusion and maintaining a close-knit company culture

    Episode 4 - An interview with Sarah Mason, Chief People Officer at Foxtons on diversity, inclusion and maintaining a close-knit company culture

    Chief People Officer, Sarah Mason FCIPD discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion at Foxtons and how they've been using digital and performance management platforms to keep their D&I communities and hybrid teams connected and maintain their close-knit company culture.

    • 28 min
    Episode 3 - Interview with Sereena Abbassi, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Consultant on taking activism into the corporate space

    Episode 3 - Interview with Sereena Abbassi, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Consultant on taking activism into the corporate space

    Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Consultant Sereena Abbassi explains the difference between equity and equality, experiences in discrimination in race and class and how she uses OpenBlend to bridge cultural divides in the workplace.

    • 33 min
    Episode 2 - Interview with Chief People Officer Dave Parry on the powerful company culture at Gymshark

    Episode 2 - Interview with Chief People Officer Dave Parry on the powerful company culture at Gymshark

    Chief People Officer Dave Parry explores what it takes to create a powerful company culture and create a dialogue on Race and Ethnicity in the workplace. Discussing Gymshark's BAME agenda, Dave explains how Gymshark has driven forward employee relationships with the help of OpenBlend and found a better normal against the challenges of Covid-19.

    • 29 min
    Episode 1 - Interview with David Blackburn, Chief People Officer at the FSCS on remote people management

    Episode 1 - Interview with David Blackburn, Chief People Officer at the FSCS on remote people management

    Chief People Officer David Blackburn discusses diversity and social purpose at the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the impact of Covid19 on people management, company culture and employee engagement. 

    • 40 min
    Introducing the OpenBlend Podcast

    Introducing the OpenBlend Podcast

    We're on a mission to bring to life people-centred performance management through human stories. In this series, our CEO & Founder Anna Rasmussen will be talking to inspiring Chief People Officers and HR leaders across a variety of different sectors, alongside innovators in people management, equity and equality and diversity and inclusion. Touching on the core topics of; employee wellbeing; company culture; employee engagement; achieving an optimal work-life blend; and reaching your potential all against the backdrop of the Covid19 pandemic, we seek to demonstrate and start the conversation on how one size doesn't fit all when it comes to driving productivity and impacting performance. 

    • 1 min

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