HR Labs is a podcast that explores how to create a better employee experience for all your people. In season 4, new host Summer Salomonsen will examine how talent leaders can help make work truly “work” for all employees. It’s no secret that the way we work has changed over the last few years—and people are thinking differently about what they want from their jobs. Along with HR leaders and experts from organizations like McKinsey, Amazon, and Deutsche Post DHL, Summer will explore topics like learning, skills, career growth, AI, equity, and more to understand how together, we can build a more connected workplace.
4.7 Thinking big and bold about the future ready workforce
We’ve had to respond to massive instances of change over the last few years, from navigating remote work, to the Great Resignation and skills shortages. What’s on the horizon? And how can HR leaders prepare their organizations to be future ready?
John Helmer, writer, consultant and the host of his own podcast, The Learning Hack, sits down with host Summer Salomonsen for the final episode of the season. Together they discuss beneficial outcomes of building a future-ready workforce right now, and the trends and market shifts shaping the learning and talent strategies of tomorrow.
Season four is packed with strategies to meet the future ready, from leveraging AI to building equity into the employee experience. For more resources, access our whitepaper, Meet the Future, Ready: A Guide for Talent Leaders.
4.6 Putting equity into practice
As HR leaders, it’s on us to provide equitable experiences to our employees. But how can we make sure our actions reflect our intentions and we deliver on that promise?
Jenn Hultman, leader of global operations and strategy for talent acquisition at Amazon, joins host Summer Salomonsen to discuss how we can build equity into the employee lifecycle starting with recruitment. Together, they walk through how to adopt an equity-focused mindset about recruitment, and ways to uphold equitable processes and practices to give every employee access to the same opportunities.
Equity is a crucial part of every conversation we have about creating a workplace that “works” for everyone. But if you’re looking for more DEI&B resources, check out HR Labs season 3, where we delve into topics like unconscious bias and microaggressions in the workplace, and provide actionable tips for HR leaders.
4.5 Reexamining the Role of HR in the Age of AI
AI is all around us. Still, there’s untapped potential in how organizations can leverage the technology, which means HR leaders have the opportunity to see even more of a benefit.
Chief Research Officer, Author and Podcast Host, Ben Eubanks joins host Summer Salomonsen to help us unpack opportunities for AI to support HR functions now and in the future. Together, they explore AI’s role in not only taking on rote and repetitive tasks, but also helping HR teams become better “people” people by giving us the ability to ask the right questions and execute better judgements.
Together with Lighthouse Research & Advisory Cornerstone has produced new insights on skills intelligence and AI. Access the report The Business Case for Skill Intelligence to learn more.
To learn more from Ben, check out his book Artificial intelligence for HR: Use AI to support and develop a successful workforce and listen to his podcast We’re Only Human.
4.4 Changing from career paths into career possibilities
It’s no surprise: The best way to help people achieve their full potential at work is to provide opportunities for development. But are we—organizations and individuals alike—being too limited in thinking about career growth?
Leadership speaker and author Julie Winkle Giulioni joins host Summer Salomonsen to help us look beyond promotions as the only way to measure career growth. Together, they discuss what it means to provide career possibilities, review a framework managers can use to support their employees’ growth needs, and examine why it’s so crucial in our current moment to prioritize organic growth opportunities.
Cornerstone specializes in employee growth and development and can connect employees to learning content at every stage of their career. Learn more about how Cornerstone’s content subscriptions can help employees design career success.
Learn more about Julie’s award-winning books Promotions Are So Yesterday and Help Them Grow Or Watch Them Go.
4.3 Turn skills into your new growth language
Upskilling and reskilling are essential to helping today’s workforce adapt to changing industries, markets, and global environments. But how can skills also drive the growth opportunities that employees crave?
Meredith Wellard, VP of Group Learning Talent and Platforms at Deutsche Post DHL, joins host Summer Salomonsen to redefine how we think about skills in the workplace. Together they explore the results of Deutsche Post DHL’s investment in skills and provide a framework for how organizations can put skills to work for their people and their business.
Cornerstone specializes in employee growth and development, and its Skills Graph uses AI to map out learning content and potential pathways to new opportunities for employees. As new talent needs arise, it can match employees with the required skills for any role or project. To learn more about how the Skills Graph can fit into your people strategy, click here.
4.2 Make learning foundational to growth
When we think about employee growth, we think about the skills people need to build to prepare themselves – and their organization – for the future. So how can talent leaders facilitate learning experiences that lead to opportunities for employees to develop?
Lisa Christensen, Director of the Learning Design Center for Excellence at McKinsey & Company, joins host Summer Salomonsen to talk about learning and development as a shared responsibility between organizations and their people, how modern apprenticeship can meaningfully fuse learning and development meaningfully, and the role frontline leaders and managers have to play in making those learning experiences successful.
Cornerstone specializes in employee growth and development and has recently launched Cornerstone Xplor, a solution designed to power the future-ready workforce. It gives employees access to learning directly in the flow of work and provides curated, personalized learning content informed by each employee’s unique skills, interests, and career goals. To learn more about how Cornerstone Xplor goes beyond traditional learning experience platforms, click here.
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