Better is a new podcast series from Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture. Each episode offers tips, strategy, and advice from executives at Certified companies that make their workplace culture a top priority, because they know it’s ultimately better for their people, better for business, and better for the world. In each episode, host Christopher Tkaczyk chats with business leaders from some of the world’s best workplaces to learn more about the tools companies need to become better by focusing on the business case—and the results—that come from putting people first. Learn more at greatplacetowork.com
Great Place to Work's Tony Bond in Conversation with Hilary Giovale
Tony Bond, EVP & Chief Innovation Officer at Great Place to Work in conversation with Hilary Giovale, community organizer, philanthropist, and author on power and purpose.
Summit Series: Season 2: Chief Amazement Officer, Mike Malloy, of Rocket Mortgage shares Rocket's practices for creating a culture of care
Mike Malloy, Chief Amazement Officer, at Rocket Mortgage, a Quicken Loans company based in Detroit, leads The Pulse (what other companies call human resources), Team Member Learning and Development, Team Member Workspace and Environment, Government Affairs, Event Management, and Audio-Visual. He has also led Rocket Companies Covid-19 response. Rocket Mortgage is America's largest mortgage lender along with other personal finance and consumer service brands. In this interview, Malloy shares that there is nothing more important than understanding what your culture is and writing it down so everybody knows it. It's how the organization makes sure that they always are focused on doing the right thing, serving their clients and being obsessed with finding a better way. During this pandemic he has stuck to this practice, leaning into their nineteen "Isms" creating an environment for the company's employees to work together to drive business in these hardest of times, while also ensuring that every team member can continue to build an amazing career, enhance their well being, build a stable financial future and has an amazing team member experience. Listen in to hear Malloy share the practices at Rocket Mortgages that allow this culture of care to occur.
Summit Series: Season 2: “When we trust each other, everything becomes possible.” An Interview with Aron Ain, CEO of UKG
Aron Ain, CEO of UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), in this episode shares that “trust is the magic glue” that makes personal and professional relationships work, thrive and do well. Building on 70 years of experience from two leaders in HR and workforce management solutions, UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos—two Fortune 100 Best companies who merged on April 1, 2020. Ain explains that when you trust each other you can solve problems with customers, you can solve problems with each other, and you can have opportunities to help your employees to grow and expand. Listen in to hear clear takeaways from Ain on how to create a culture of trust which is the foundation of a great place to work.
Summit Series: Season 2: Carolyn Slaski of EY in Conversations with Tina Tchen, President & CEO of TIME'S UP
In this episode, Carolyn Slaski, EY Americas Vice Chair – Talent speaks in conversation with Tina Tchen, President & CEO of TIME’S UP on how EY as an organization shares TIME'S UP mission to create workplace cultures where everyone in the workplace can feel safe, respected and able to reach their full potential. Slaski and Tchen speak on what it takes to make employees feel like they really belong. They discuss how gender equality will only exist when transformation leaders make it their mission, as well as all employees must be willing and vulnerable to do the work. Caring about, talking about and actively working on gender equality all the time is an enterprise imperative. Listen to their stirring conversation for inspiration and hope.
Summit Series: Season 2: Great Place to Work Interview with SVP, Chief Innovation & Diversity Officer, Tony Bond with Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune
In this episode Tony Bond, SVP, Chief Diversity & Innovation Officer at Great Place to Work and Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor at Fortune magazine, share how important it is to stop fearing conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. They share ways they believe you can safely bring up DE&I without having it come back on you in a negative way as well as their advice to leaders on how they must make these issues a top business priority. This interview also includes their sentiments on how under-representation is an embarrassing problem to have and how imperative it is that corporate leaders stop believing it's a competitive advantage to keep quiet about it. Their conversation will most likely make you feel frustrated on what hasn't been done, but will also leave you incredibly inspired that change can and will be made. Be sure to subscribe to McGirt's column "RaceAhead" HERE.
Summit Series: Season 2: Great Place to Work Discussion with Marcus Erb, VP, Data Science & Innovation and Sarah Lewis-Kulin, VP, Best Workplaces List Research
Can’t miss for anyone trying to build and scale a world class culture. It is approachable in nature and so informative.
Looking forward to more episodes!
Great management insights for today’s business leaders
I found the first two episodes full of inspiration and practical advice for leading an organization or team. The guests both had a ‘common sense’ approach to creating a culture where people are empowered to help you achieve your business goals. I appreciate the emphasis on people as the way to grow the business — after all, it’s typically our biggest investment/expense and the employee experience should be thought about just as much as the customer experience. Happy employers make for happy customers.