HR Insights - The Podcast. Topical discussions with and for our global HR community.
Series 5: The Changing World of DEI
Welcome back to HR Insights: The Podcast!
Today we are back for the first episode of Series 5, after the success of series 4 we can’t wait to share more exciting guests with you this season. Our first guest is a familiar face to Elliott Scott HR and a partner of ours, Sasha Scott. Sasha has been on the podcast previously and holds the record for our most popular episode ever!
For those that are new here, Sasha is the CEO and Founder of the Inclusive Group and is considered an expert in the field of EDI, she has appeared on the BBC and has been published in multiple newspapers. She understands the commercial drivers behind reducing bias within the workplace and the critical need to promote and sustain an inclusive workplace culture.
In this episode our CEO and Host for this season Stuart Elliott speaks to Sasha Scott to discuss the changes in diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Over the years the acronym that surrounds this field has changed dependant on what organisations should contemporality prioritise. They also discuss the changes across EDI and how hybrid work has affected the inclusivity of the workplace.
01:36 – Intro to Sasha Scott06:48 – The change to EDI09:56 – EDI trends 16:04 – Fear of saying the wrong thing 18:33 – Effects of hybrid working20:40 – Increase of bias 24:26 – Moving work to lower cost locations 27:50 – Biggest issues in the EDI space29:37 – ‘Woke-ism’ 34:17 – Learning from mistakes 39:22 – 3 key topics for 2023
Series 5: Navigating a Start-Up as a HR Professional
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Today, our CEO and host for this series Stuart Elliott, is joined by Victoria Bethlehem to speak about joining a tech start-up.
Victoria is the global Chief People & Culture Officer at Adventus.io, a start-up operating in the ed-tech space. Adventus.io is a digital marketplace for the international student recruitment market which enables institutions, recruiters, and service providers to seamlessly find and transact with each other, anywhere in the world. They are transforming the way the world accesses international education. Prior to joining this team Victoria spent 25 years in executive management roles within the HR field. She describes herself as an international citizen, having lived and worked in the US, South Africa, Switzerland, Greece, Australia and now Singapore.
In this episode Stuart and Victoria discuss joining a start-up, giving advice to new CEO’s, guidance on who to hire first, the issues that you can encounter with the growth of a start-up, ensuring that company culture is embedded into the mission and vision and how the changing markets can affect a new business.
01:46 - Introduction to Victoria 07:13 - Joining a tech start-up11:05 - Hiring for HR 13:34 - Embedding culture into your organisation16:04 - Where to focus on18:41 - Evolving issues with company growth 23:15 - Dealing with changing markets 27:51 - Advice for a new CEO 32:52 - Advice for a CPO
Series 5: Is Gender Equality a Reality in Our Lifetime?
We are back with another episode of HR Insights: The Podcast!
Today our CEO and host Stuart Elliott is joined by Katica Roy, an award-winning gender economist to speak about gender equality.
Katica has an incredible back catalogue and has interviewed the likes of President Biden, Vice President Harris and many more. Katica’s visionary articles have been published by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes and Harvard Business Review; receiving over 2.9 billion impressions. She is now the CEO and Founder of SaaS company; Pipeline, ‘an organisation that uses advanced technology to make intersectional gender parity a reality in our lifetime.’
In this episode, Stuart and Katica discuss gender equality and its implications on working life; why gender equity is an issue for both men and women, accepting that there is bias, the economic implications gender equality has on a business and the data around gender equality.
You can find out more about gender equity via Katica’s blog where she shares information and tips on combating equity in the workplace.
01:01 – Introducing Katica Roy11:15 – Current state of the gender equity space13:45 – Bias training: does it work?18:50 – US economy through the lens of gender21:58 – 1.1 million women missing from the workforce24:26 – Global gender equity 29:26 – Gender parity could take 156 years 34:36 – Solutions to achieving gender equity.
Series 5: How to be More 'People Sustainable'
Welcome back to another exciting episode of HR Insights: The Podcast!
It is a joy to be bringing you episode 4 of this series and another great guest, Stacey Payne, Chief People Officer at Daily Harvest.
Stacey has over 20 years of experience elevating organisations through transformational strategy and culture leadership. Stacey earned her M.A. in Organisational Leadership and B.A. in Public Relations and Art History from Chapman University in Southern California. She has a passion for HR Tech and has served on several company boards and is one of the founding members of CHIEF, dedicated to executive leadership for women. Stacey is now a CPO at Daily Harvest, a company on a mission to make nourishing foods more attainable.
In this episode, our CEO and host, Stuart Elliott and Stacey discuss people sustainability; what it is and what businesses can do to ensure their business is ‘people sustainable’. They also chat about the trends around this topic, Staceys impressive career, and the challenges of hybrid work on the people space.
To view the Mercer article spoken about in the podcast please click here: Mercer - How People Sustainability is Key to Business Success
01:01 – Introduction to Stacey Payne03:52 – The growth of Daily Harvest08:37 – Stacey’s journey 15:42 – What is people sustainability?18:56 – Business trends around people sustainability21:38 – Your brand26:13 – Culture in people sustainability 27:31 – Hybrid work challenges 32:32 – Hiring with people in mind 37:49 – Tips to be more people sustainable
Series 5: The Evolution of Change
It’s Thursday, which means a brand new episode of HR Insights: The Podcast!
This week our host Stuart Elliott had the pleasure of speaking to Beth Banks Cohn around the topical issue of change and how to manage it.
Beth is an accomplished Organisational Consultant, Senior Executive Coach and President/ Founder of ADRA Change Architects. Beth has more than 25 years of success in her career and has worked across a multitude of industries, she helps companies use organisational transformation to reach the next level of growth.
As mentioned in the episode, through her career Beth has authored numerous publications to aid companies through transformational growth. Taking the Leap: Managing Your Career in Turbulent Times…and Beyond, discusses what does it take to successfully navigate your career in challenging times. Another of her books, Change Smart: Implementing Change Without Lowering Your Bottom Line talks about how change is the key to survival and is now more challenging than ever. We recommend giving these a read!
Today, Stuart and Beth speak about the evolution of change, how it has developed post Covid, why change is still a relevant topic, the 3 parts of the mind and how to make the process of change smoother and more successful.
01:37 – Intro into Beth 07:49 – Why is change still a relevant topic 10:41 – Change through the pandemic13:42 – The evolution of change 17:57 – The 3 parts of the mind 20:14 – Change Smart 28:09 – Implementation vs Adoption 31:18 – Out of touch leaders 33:05 – Making change smooth 37:13 – Changing the way you work 39:34 – Change in HR
Series 5: Up-Skilling Managers with Villyge
Welcome back to another episode of HR Insights: The Podcast!
This week our host Stuart Elliott is joined by Debi Yadegari to introduce our audience to Villyge, a platform to aid businesses in upskilling mangers to lead with empathy through personal life events.
Debi is the Founder and CEO of Villyge, she started her career as a Wall Street Lawyer before creating Villyge to address the problems she both experienced and witnessed in the workplace. Debi is a sought-after thought leader and working mother of 5, dedicated to shaping the future of work for the next generation to come.
In this episode Stuart and Debi discuss leading with empathy and how Villyge can help company’s upskill managers in dealing with their employee’s personal life events. They speak about how Debi has found being a female CEO, how Villyge works and the success of the company.
01:21 – An intro to Debi 08:15 – What is Villyge?14:28 – Employees shift in needs16:29 – The switch to a tech firm 19:11 – Being a female CEO 23:44 – How does Villyge work?29:33 – Where does the knowledge come from?32:00 – The success of Villyge 35:07 – Sectors using Villyge 39:20 – Where next for Villyge
Good game Elliot Scott
Episode 1 done. A great listen and some great powerful words of wisdom from Sacha. Look forward to the rest of the episodes.
Also from the intro where Stuart talks about talent and retention, would be great to hear later on in 2020 if that has played out as predicted and what he/Eliott Scott has observed - anything new to share.