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The HR Data Labs® podcast is dedicated to Human Resource professionals hearing the latest thoughts of innovators and experts from around the world of business focusing on HR Process, Technology, Regulations, Data and Analytics. Sometimes we may get passionate or a little carried away, but we are always fun and insightful.  Merch store at http://hrdatalabs.com.  HR Data Labs is a registered trademark of David Turetsky. Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM Off.

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The HR Data Labs® podcast is dedicated to Human Resource professionals hearing the latest thoughts of innovators and experts from around the world of business focusing on HR Process, Technology, Regulations, Data and Analytics. Sometimes we may get passionate or a little carried away, but we are always fun and insightful.  Merch store at http://hrdatalabs.com.  HR Data Labs is a registered trademark of David Turetsky. Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM Off.

    Discussing the Current State of Compensation - ADP MOTM 2024 Expert Panel

    Discussing the Current State of Compensation - ADP MOTM 2024 Expert Panel

    During ADP Meeting of the Minds 2024, David led a panel discussion about the current and future state of Compensation. He was joined by Demetrice Saulsberry, Sr.  HRIS Manager at Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, Garrett Valencia, Total Rewards & Payroll Manager at BSH Home Appliances Corporation, and Lyndsey Benson, VP of HR at Steve Madden.

    In this episode, David and the panel of experts discuss some of the present day issues that Compensation practitioners face, upcoming events in 2024 that will
    impact the world of HR, and how future technologies could help HR teams save valuable time and effort.

    Chapters
    [0:00 - 11:38] Introduction
    • Welcome, Demetrice, Garrett, and Lyndsey!
    • First, some context for the current state of HR
    [11:39 - 26:33] Top 3 surprising HR events from 2023
    • Surveys say that people do not think they’re being compensated fairly
    • The relationship (or lack thereof) between compensation, cost of labor,
    and cost of living
    [26:34 - 41:52] Anticipations for HR changes in 2024
    • How companies should approach job descriptions, pay ranges, and
    career frameworks
    • Total direct compensation and long-term incentives
    [41:53 - 53:30] Looking forward to 2025
    • How changes near the end of 2024 will impact organizations in 2025
    • What about 2025 scares HR experts?
    [53:31 - 54:12] Closing
    • Thanks for listening!

    Quotes
    “If you haven’t published [geographic differentials for employee pay], then
    it’s going to be a bigger problem for you because you’re making a one-off
    decision if an employee decides to move.”
    “When you’re deciding [an employee’s] pay, it’s the only time when you
    have to reference the person [not the job].”

    Contact:
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    Garrett's LinkedIn
    Lyndsey's LinkedIn
    David's LinkedIn
    Dwight's LinkedIn
    Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris
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    • 54 min
    Robynn Storey - Writing Better Resumes with Storytelling

    Robynn Storey - Writing Better Resumes with Storytelling

    Robynn Storey is the owner of Storeyline Resumes, the largest privately held resume-writing service in the US. Storeyline has been helping senior-level and executive professionals write better, story-driven resumes for over 24 years.  
    In this episode, Robynn talks about how to use the power of storytelling to your advantage as your write or update your resume and how to find success in job searches. 
    Chapters
    [0:00 - 5:01] Introduction
    •   Welcome, Robynn!
    •   Today’s Topic: Writing Better Resumes with Storytelling
     
    [5:02 - 13:26] How can you build a better resume?
    •   Why your resume should tell a meaningful story and how
    •   How to navigate keyword requirements for ATS
     
    [13:27 - 29:15] How to conduct the best possible job search
    •   Leverage multiple tools and people connections; don’t just rely on job boards
    •   What it means when a company instantly rejects you
     
    [29:16 - 36:50] How to focus on your story when writing your resume
    •   Every story should be rooted in success
    •   How long should your resume be and how much of your experience should it include?
     
    [36:51 - 37:55] Closing
    •   Thanks for listening!
     
    Quotes
    “What you need to be describing [on your resume] is your impact [at your company] and how that is being measured.”
    “Use a combination of [job search tools]—don’t get so caught up on just using the job boards.”

    Contact:
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    Dwight's LinkedIn
    Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris
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    • 37 min
    Mei Kim and Heidi Perloff - How to Make New HR Technologies Approachable for Everyone

    Mei Kim and Heidi Perloff - How to Make New HR Technologies Approachable for Everyone

    Mei Kim is the Executive Director of Global Workforce Analytics at the 
    Estée Lauder Companies, and Heidi Perloff is the SVP of Global HR 
    Strategic Initiatives and Delivery Solutions at the Estée Lauder Companies. 
    In this episode, Mei and Heidi talk about some practices that made 
    adopting new technologies easier, whether they believe AI-based 
    technologies pose a threat or present an opportunity to the workforce, and 
    why it’s important to embrace data mindfulness in HR processes. 

    Chapters
    [0:00 - 4:25] Introduction
    • Welcome, Mei and Heidi!
    • Today’s Topic: How to Make New HR Technologies Approachable for 
    Everyone
    [4:26 - 14:06] What’s the difference between “digital” and “technology”
    • “Technology is a thing; digital is a way of doing things”
    • It’s ok for new technology to be difficult to adopt
    [14:07 - 27:03] AI: opportunity or threat?
    • AI helped Mei’s team win back 10+ hours of their week by minimizing 
    tedious processes
    • The major threat lies in HR not knowing how to use AI technologies or 
    being curious about it
    [27:04 - 37:24] What is data mindfulness? 
    • Analyze not only the data, but also the data flow and input processes as 
    well
    • Will AI lull us into losing our critical thinking skills?
    [37:25 - 39:14] Closing
    • Thanks for listening!

    Quotes
    “HR VPs who embrace being digital and embrace the use of technology . . . 
    tend to go farther ahead in their careers than others who don’t.”
    “Yes, we can get automation from AI, but it’s really the augmentation of 
    what it enables us to do as human beings that is super exciting.”

    Contact:
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    Heidi's LinkedIn
    David's LinkedIn
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    Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris
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    • 39 min
    Martin Low - Why For a Business People are More Important Than Its Technologies

    Martin Low - Why For a Business People are More Important Than Its Technologies

    Martin Low is the Founder and CEO of On Plane Consulting, a consulting firm that helps small businesses and startups optimize and scale. Having held HR Director positions at multiple successful companies, Martin bring a wealth of experience to the table. 
    In this episode, Martin talks about the fact that despite the evergreen landscape of new and emerging technologies, businesses still need one essential resource: people. 

    Chapters
    [0:00 - 9:17] Introduction
    •   Welcome, Martin!
    •   Today’s Topic: Why A Business’ People are More Important Than Its Technologies
     
    [9:18 - 18:23] Why can’t businesses just rely more on technology and less on people?
    •   If you rely less on people, those you do rely on will matter much more
    •   Emerging technologies likely won’t replace people so much as improve their productivity
     
    [18:24 - 27:15] As someone in HR, how do you facilitate technological change within your business?
    •   Good data and insights into a business’ current state are essential
    •   Why HR practitioners should be business minded (and vice-versa)
     
    [27:14 - 38:00] How HR practitioners can drive progress within their business
    •   Data will help you identify problems and build a business case for the solution
    •   Building a solution for reducing the people cost of a business
     
    [38:01 - 38:55] Closing
    •   Thanks for listening!
     
    Quotes
    “[HR] data will do a couple of things for you: . . . it’ll tell you if you really have a problem, and it’ll help you show others that it might be.”
    “If you can [reduce the people cost of a business] by 1 or 2%, it’s night-and-day for the profitability because that can all drop straight down to the bottom line.”

    Contact:
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    David's LinkedIn
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    Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris
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    • 38 min
    Jason R. Thompson - Move from Theoretical DE&I to Practical DE&I by Using HR Data

    Jason R. Thompson - Move from Theoretical DE&I to Practical DE&I by Using HR Data

    With over 25 years of leadership in DE&I, Jason R. Thompson is the
    creator of the CAPE Inclusion model and the author of Diversity and
    Inclusion Matter. He led DE&I programming for a community of 150K
    students and faculty at Western Governors University; he influenced DE&I
    strategies for over 1,000 global startups at Techstars; and he helped the
    US Olympic Committee set new standards for DE&I in sports.

    In this episode, Jason talks about how HR data can help businesses take
    practical steps toward improving their DE&I and growing strategically.

    Chapters
    [0:00 - 4:52] Introduction
    • Welcome, Jason!
    • Today’s Topic: Using HR Data to Progress from Theoretical DE&I to
    Practical DE&I
    [4:53 - 15:01] How has Jason done DE&I differently than those around
    him?
    • Outsource consultants and data scientists to help clean up HR data
    • The problem with over-assigning unpaid special projects for the sake of
    employee growth
    [15:02 - 23:12] How to use HR data to create a DE&I scorecard
    • Exploring the DE&I journey of US Olympic teams
    • How DE&I and strategic growth are directly connected
    [23:13 - 28:04] How does a DE&I scorecard help an organization move
    forward?
    • Creating reasonable DE&I expectations based on turnover rates
    • Diversity in leadership
    [28:05 - 29:35] Closing
    • Thanks for listening!

    Quotes
    “Diversity is a noun—it’s the outcome of actually managing some [HR]
    data.”
    “From a strategic point of view . . . if you looked at the [DE&I] data, you
    would say, ‘In which demographics do we have the best opportunity to
    grow?’”

    Contact:
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    David's LinkedIn
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    Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris
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    • 29 min
    Garry Straker - Will These Surprising HR Trends From 2023 Continue Into 2024

    Garry Straker - Will These Surprising HR Trends From 2023 Continue Into 2024

    Garry Straker is a Senior Compensation Consultant at Salary.com. As a
    total rewards professional with over 20 years of experience, he’s worked
    with a diverse range of businesses, higher education institutions, and
    non-profit entities.

    In this episode, Garry talks about some surprising trends from 2023 and
    whether he thinks they will carry into 2024.

    Chapters
    [0:00 - 3:07] Introduction
    • Welcome, Garry!
    • Today’s Topic: Will HR Trends from 2023 continue into 2024 and
    beyond?
    [3:08 - 10:15] Surprising trends of 2023
    • Pay transparency legislation lost some of its momentum
    • Labor unions had a high-profile year and made some big moves
    [10:16 - 25:16] HR trends that will impact 2024
    • AI and its role within HR
    • Employers will benefit from better managing their internal labor markets
    and developing employee skills
    [25:17 - 40:22] Garry’s predictions for 2024, 2025, and beyond
    • Even in the event of a change in administration, the economy is probably
    going to chug along
    • Salary budgets and their tie to the labor market
    [40:23 - 49:05] Q&A and Closing
    • Answering some questions from the webinar audience
    • Thanks for listening!

    Quotes
    “The labor market is going to look very different in 2024, and it’s going to be
    important for employers to better manage their internal labor markets.”
    “If [employees] are underperforming, . . . [companies] need to have the
    systems and processes in place to be able to identify that and address it
    quickly.”

    Contact:
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    David's LinkedIn
    Dwight's LinkedIn
    Podcast Manger: Karissa Harris
    Email us!

    • 49 min

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