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. Hosted by Morgan Beard, HR Break Room brings together industry experts to discuss brewing trends and robust solutions to today’s workplace challenges.
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.
AI, Ransomware and the Changing Digital Landscape With the AHA's Cybersecurity Expert, John Riggi
As AI and other technologies continue their rapid advance, effective cybersecurity that can evolve with the times becomes equally important.
In comes John Riggi — veteran FBI agent, senior representative to the CIA, a member of the White House Cyber Response Group and the American Hospital Association’s very first advisor for cybersecurity and risk. With years of experience in a variety of fields, Riggi visits HR Break Room® to discuss all things cybersecurity.
Riggi and host Morgan Beard discuss the critical importance of data security in the sphere of payroll and HCM. Riggi also offers tips for business leaders who want to stay ahead of the curve to protect themselves, their employees and their customers.
Key takeaways from this episode of the HR Break Room include:
· understanding the importance of cybersecurity
· securing data through internal controls
· actionable tips for business leaders rethinking their cybersecurity measures
Robin Roberts on the Significance of Authenticity for Employee Engagement
In order to create opportunities for transformational success, your employees first must have the freedom to be themselves. Emotional transparency and inclusivity are key to achieve this, and no person has demonstrated these values quite like Robin Roberts, the versatile co-anchor of the top-rated morning news program, ABC’s Good Morning America.
In this previously recorded episode of HR Break Room®, Roberts shares her perspective on the many obstacles employees may encounter and how to use that adversity to succeed in the workplace. Her unique story paves the way to opening a new conversation centered on efforts extending beyond the traditional definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Join us as Roberts recounts her path from small-town Mississippi to inspiring millions daily nationwide by sharing her journey, and ways she has worked to provide others a sense of psychological safety and well-being in the workplace.
· A workplace can create a safe environment to support its employees through adversity.
· Transparency benefits people in both their personal and professional development.
· How to move past the idea that diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts are more than just boxes to be checked, and move toward a more holistic, personal approach.
AI and the Evolution of Work and Leadership With Futurist Mike Walsh
Guest: Futurist Mike Walsh
You may have heard about it at work or on the news. It’s artificial intelligence or “AI” for short — a complex subject that’s still evolving. While some people express concern, others are optimistic and excited. Regardless of the hype or the pundits’ daily hot take, the future of work is something nearly everyone is experiencing in real time.
Futurist Mike Walsh has been a leading authority on disruptive innovation and digital transformation. In this episode of the HR Break Room® podcast, he uses his expertise to break down all things AI and technology as he helps clarify what we can expect in the workplace during these interesting times.
Listen as Walsh and host Morgan Beard discuss:
· the quickly evolving landscape of work
· how AI will impact the workplace
· leadership challenges arising from digital transformation
Gwyneth Paltrow on Inspiring, Empowering and Investing in Your Employees
Starting a business can be scary, especially when you step outside a successful career for the unknowns of entrepreneurship. That’s exactly what Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow did when she founded the lifestyle brand Goop.
What started as a simple newsletter in 2008 grew into an industry-leading wellness operation and a source for unique, innovative approaches to health. Goop exists to enrich its customers just as its CEO aspires to enrich her employees’ experience in the workplace.
In this episode of HR Break Room®, Paltrow discusses her company’s journey and how crucial genuine employee investment is for any growing business.
· Defining the crucial first steps of building your own business
· Inspiring and empowering your employees
· Understanding how employee investment benefits the company
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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