HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in human resources, dedicated to bringing you interesting break room conversations with experts on the latest buzz surrounding HR and HR tech. HR Break Room brings together industry experts to discuss brewing trends and robust solutions to today’s workplace challenges.
Talking Time Off With HR Expert Trish Steed
As employees place an ever-increasing premium on work-life balance and mental health, time off plays an even more significant role in the modern workplace. That’s why it’s essential that the modern HR professional stay abreast of the terms, nuances and technology surrounding this benefits staple.
Trish Steed, co-founder of H3 HR Advisors joins the HR Break Room® podcast to break down the many factors of the common benefits program.
Steed brings industry insight and first-hand experience as she discusses the future of benefits, mental health, PTO policies, unpaid time off, employee vacation blackout periods and more. Drawing from her own experience, Steed also examines how automation and the right tech helps HR professionals streamline their work and uncover greater efficiency.
Trish Steed and our host will discuss:
the latest in HR technology and automation the future of work the nuances surrounding time-off approvals time-off policy samples preventing burnout
Steve Boese Talks the Latest in Time-Off Tech
Delayed time-off decisions can create an avalanche of problems. Scheduling is slowed down, budgeting is hampered, employee trust may erode and the risk of non-compliance fines grow ever larger. Nobody wants time-off requests to languish in limbo — and for good reason!
In this episode of the HR Break Room® podcast, HR Technology Conference co-chair Steve Boese shares his take on where pain points may arise in the time-off process when things aren’t automated, the realities of staffing shortages and more.
Listen in as Steve Boese discusses:
· the ins and outs of automated time-off request decision-making
· maintaining the human touch as you embrace automation
· developments in HR technology and the future of work
· ensuring fairness and reducing bias in time-off decision making
· the benefits of automated time-off tracking
Talent Strategist Steve Cadigan on Building a Positive Workplace Culture
LinkedIn’s first chief HR officer, Steve Cadigan, continues his HR Break Room® visit with a discussion about employee well-being and the idea of workplace wellness. He examines wellness in a professional context and shares ways employers can support their teams.
Cadigan earned his workplace culture expertise overseeing LinkedIn’s recruitment, engagement and culture strategies during a period of tenfold growth. He’s an avid proponent of in-person workplaces, a topic he took on in his bestselling 2021 book, Workquake.
In this second episode of his two-part discussion, Cadigan addresses:
· wellness in the workplace
· mental health and employee well-being
· the importance of a healthy workplace culture
· employee wellness programs and human connection in the workplace
Talent Strategist Steve Cadigan on the Future of Work and Cultivating a Richer Employee Experience
Most people understand that diversity and inclusion in the workplace are important, but can we do more than simply recognizing this as a fact? Is it possible to leverage diversity and inclusion to build a positive organizational culture, improve work quality and increase productivity?
LinkedIn’s first chief HR officer, Steve Cadigan, joins the HR Break Room® podcast to answer questions about investing in the diversity of your workplace.
Cadigan earned his workplace-culture expertise as he oversaw LinkedIn’s recruitment, engagement and culture strategies during a period of tenfold growth. He’s an avid proponent of in-person workplaces, a topic he took on in his bestselling 2021 book, Workquake.
In the first episode of this two-part discussion, Cadigan discusses:
diversity in the workplace leveraging your workforce the future of work the significance of investing in your people cultivating a richer human experience
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Myth of Multitasking
Stress has a sneaky way of turning into burnout before we can recognize the symptoms and take steps to protect our mental wellness. Can cutting-edge science help us regain some of our lost calm?
For that answer, we turned to a leading scientist.
Astrophysicist, author and all-around science ambassador Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., visits the HR Break Room® to take on the myth of multitasking. Multitasking can lower productivity, increase the amount of time needed to complete a task, create stress and lead to burnout. We often think of multitasking within the context of work; however, this applies to all areas of life.
Technology is often seen as the cause of excessive multitasking in our busy lives, but these modern tools may also provide the solution as we look for ways to cope in these times of information saturation.
Tyson discusses ways to identify the onset of burnout and proven strategies for reducing stress and recovering the ability to think clearly and effectively.
Want to learn more about how multitasking at work may be contributing to cognitive overload in your workplace? Read our blog post!
The HR Automation Agenda: Best Practices for Efficient Processes With Steve Boese
With so many administrative duties on HR’s plates, multitasking can quickly give way to mental exhaustion and cognitive overload. The solution? Automating basic HR and payroll tasks!
In the evolving world of work, automation is a double-edged sword. Sure, it opens doors to better, more efficient HR processes. But it can also introduce complex challenges.
Join Steve Boese, HR Technology Conference chair, on a journey through the world of HR automation. We’ll address the fundamental questions around the concept and how it redefines the employee experience.
In this episode of HR Break Room®, we’ll explore how to:
free HR, create efficiencies and inspire forward-thinking leadership through task automation embrace HR automation, avoid common pitfalls and maintain the human touch simplify data management, onboarding and HR analytics with automation We’ve come a long way since the Industrial Revolution. From the electronic semiconductor to employee-guided payroll, read the story of HR automation.
Amazing Guests, Deep Conversation
Of course some of the big names are impressive, but what I find so refreshing about these podcasts and interviews is the way the hosts quickly get into the deep, meaningful topics with guests. The conversations leave me with a different perspective or an actionable step to take, which makes the listen worth my while.
Caleb and his incredibly knowledgeable guests shine the brightest of lights on the HR industry and the hardworking people in it! Informative, encouraging, and engaging are just a few of the words I'd use to describe the time you'll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a superb show Caleb - keep up the great work!
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