43 episodes

Human Resources, or People Ops, is one of the most vital roles in business, because modern leaders realize that their people are the key to their success. HR Superstars is a podcast from 15Five honoring you, the brave, 21st century HR leader, by highlighting stories and advice from the frontlines of People Ops.

We delve deeply into all of the many aspects of what it takes to help companies win by being a strategic business partner to the rest of the leadership team. Each episode will showcase conversations with HR leaders from some of the world’s largest, successful, and innovative organizations like Twitter and Eventbrite.

We get real with topics like empowering managers to adopt a growth mindset and practicing strengths-based leadership, how to have difficult conversations that balance the business performance needs with a high degree of care for people, and how to actually make diversity, equity, and inclusion a part of your cultural DNA instead of just lip service and a PR play.

When your culture gets toxic, management is failing, and performance suffers, it falls to you in HR to address these issues. We’re here to help you to do what matters most—develop your workforce, create a strong employer brand, and be respected as the strategic business partner you are. Let’s do this superstar!

HR Superstars 15Five

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 108 Ratings

Human Resources, or People Ops, is one of the most vital roles in business, because modern leaders realize that their people are the key to their success. HR Superstars is a podcast from 15Five honoring you, the brave, 21st century HR leader, by highlighting stories and advice from the frontlines of People Ops.

We delve deeply into all of the many aspects of what it takes to help companies win by being a strategic business partner to the rest of the leadership team. Each episode will showcase conversations with HR leaders from some of the world’s largest, successful, and innovative organizations like Twitter and Eventbrite.

We get real with topics like empowering managers to adopt a growth mindset and practicing strengths-based leadership, how to have difficult conversations that balance the business performance needs with a high degree of care for people, and how to actually make diversity, equity, and inclusion a part of your cultural DNA instead of just lip service and a PR play.

When your culture gets toxic, management is failing, and performance suffers, it falls to you in HR to address these issues. We’re here to help you to do what matters most—develop your workforce, create a strong employer brand, and be respected as the strategic business partner you are. Let’s do this superstar!

    Fostering Authenticity in Controversy with Justworks’ Jen Fox

    Fostering Authenticity in Controversy with Justworks’ Jen Fox

    What does it mean to bring your whole self to work? And is that actually what we want from our people?
    Jen Fox, Director of People Experience and Culture at Justworks, joins the show to share how her team meets the needs of employees and stays authentic in messy conversations—all while setting healthy boundaries. We discuss the importance of curiosity, intentionality, and calling others in rather than calling them out.
    Listen in for Jen’s advice on balancing the tension we encounter in healthy work environments, bringing your authentic self to work, and how to navigate controversial conversations with your teammates.
    Join us as we discuss:
    [06:00] What it means to bring your whole self to work
    [10:00] How to be authentic in the midst of controversial issues
    [14:30] Aligning individual and organizational values
    [19:45] Meeting the needs of employees
    [26:00] Surfacing and learning from your shadow side
    [32:00] Setting boundaries as an HR practitioner
    [38:00] Clarifying and narrowing in on your mission
    For the entire interview, follow HR Superstars on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher. Or tune in at 15Five.com/podcast. Original podcast track produced by Entheo.
    HR Superstars is presented by 15Five, holistic performance and engagement solutions for today's HR leaders. To win a pair of Sony noise-canceling headphones in June 2022 and access an extended 4-week trial of 15Five, visit 15five.com/trial-podcast. Signups for a trial must be completed by June 30th, and existing customers or those already in a buying cycle are not eligible.
    Want to connect with thousands of other strategic HR leaders like you, join the HR Superstars Community at community.15five.com!
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for HR Superstars in your favorite podcast player.*

    • 41 min
    Reviving the Art of Listening with HubSpot’s Katie Burke

    Reviving the Art of Listening with HubSpot’s Katie Burke

    We're all figuring out what we want to be when we “grow up”. Katie Burke, HubSpot’s Chief People Officer, shares that sometimes in order for us to create a different future, we have to be willing to recreate what will get us there.
    In this episode, we discuss creating a culture that normalizes growth and development, and why listening is one of our greatest superpowers. Katie shares how to think about listening at scale and holding firm to core values in a large and diverse organization.
    Listen in for Katie’s hard-won wisdom from her tenure at Hubspot, a consistent Best Places to Work award winner.
    Join us as we discuss:
    [03:00] Embracing your failures
    [05:00] Handling feedback and staying current
    [11:00] Becoming a good listener
    [19:00] Balancing saying “no” with fostering a positive culture
    [24:00] Approaching conflict with empathy
    [29:30] Connecting with purpose at work
    [36:00] The future of HR
    [40:30] Navigating change over time
    For the entire interview, follow HR Superstars on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher. Or tune in at 15Five.com/podcast. Original podcast track produced by Entheo.
    HR Superstars is presented by 15Five, holistic performance and engagement solutions for today's HR leaders. To win a pair of Sony noise-canceling headphones in June 2022 and access an extended 4-week trial of 15Five, visit 15five.com/trial-podcast. Signups for a trial must be completed by June 30th, and existing customers or those already in a buying cycle are not eligible.
    Want to connect with thousands of other strategic HR leaders like you, join the HR Superstars Community at community.15five.com!
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for HR Superstars in your favorite podcast player.*

    • 46 min
    Gaining Wisdom through Modern Mentorship with Sarah Haggard, CEO and Founder of Tribute

    Gaining Wisdom through Modern Mentorship with Sarah Haggard, CEO and Founder of Tribute

    One of the most undervalued yet critical aspects inside modern organizations is the ability to effectively help people grow and develop. Sarah Haggard, CEO and Founder of Tribute, shares that mentorship programs are an easy and highly effective way to integrate growth and development into your company culture.
    In this episode, Sarah shares her journey as a first-time founder, some of the key moments of her own mentorship, and why she is so passionate about bringing modern mentorship to the world. As you listen, you’ll learn the power of this type of connection and how to get started with mentoring in a way that fits your daily life.
    Download Tribute's Definitive Guide to Modern Mentorship at tributementorship.com/
    Join us as we discuss:
    [03:45] Defining modern mentorship
    [07:00] The role of HR in mentorship
    [10:30] Solving problems with relationships
    [15:00] The importance of community
    [17:30] The power of storytelling
    [22:00] Taking non-traditional paths
    [29:45] How to start finding mentors and mentees
    [32:00] Gaining wisdom through lived experiences
    For the entire interview, follow HR Superstars on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher. Or tune in at 15Five.com/podcast. Original podcast track produced by Entheo.
    HR Superstars is presented by 15Five, holistic performance and engagement solutions for today's HR leaders. To win a pair of Sony noise-canceling headphones in June 2022 and access an extended 4-week trial of 15Five, visit 15five.com/trial-podcast. Signups for a trial must be completed by June 30th, and existing customers or those already in a buying cycle are not eligible.
    Want to connect with thousands of other strategic HR leaders like you, join the HR Superstars Community at community.15five.com!
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for HR Superstars in your favorite podcast player.*

    • 38 min
    The Measurable Value of Inclusion with 15Five’s Cara Pelletier

    The Measurable Value of Inclusion with 15Five’s Cara Pelletier

    Creating an inclusive culture involves much more than trite phrases and modernizing policies.
    Cara Pelletier, Sr. Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at 15Five, shares how building an inclusive culture takes multiple building blocks. Some of those blocks are cultivating traits like humility, curiosity, and vulnerability. Others are very tactical, like using intentional language, incorporating neurodiversity, and embracing healthy conflict.
    Cara also explains how inclusive companies experience more than just safe working environments; they also see measurable returns on the investment they make in their people.
    We finish our conversation with a teaser for a DEIB course Cara created, which is part of 15Five's Transform offering. Part of that course, which deals with neurodiversity is detailed in this blog post.
    Join us as we discuss:
    [01:00] Embracing multiple perspectives [08:00] The business value of diversity, equity, and inclusion [09:30] Using inclusive language [12:00] Navigating the professional world as a woman with autism [25:00] Developing disability inclusion [38:00] Becoming a great leader and follower For the entire interview, follow HR Superstars on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher. Or tune in on our website. Original podcast track produced by Entheo.
    HR Superstars is presented by 15Five, holistic performance and engagement solutions for today's HR leaders. To win a pair of Sony noise cancelling headphones in June 2022 and access an extended 4-week trial of 15Five, visit 15five.com/trial-podcast. Signups for a trial must be completed by June 30th, and existing customers or those already in a buying cycle are not eligible.
    Want to connect with thousands of other strategic HR leaders like you, Join the HR Superstars Community! Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for HR Superstars in your favorite podcast player.*

    • 49 min
    The Keys to a Successful 4-Day Workweek with Bolt’s Jennifer Christie

    The Keys to a Successful 4-Day Workweek with Bolt’s Jennifer Christie

    Burnout and inefficiency are some of the biggest challenges people leaders face today.
    Jennifer Christie, Chief People Officer at Bolt, shares how her team’s transition to four-day workweeks has unlocked efficiency and provides space for employees to pursue their passions outside of work.
    Join us as we discuss:
    [01:00] What inspired Bolt’s four-day workweek
    [06:30] Cultural changes as a result of the shift
    [14:00] Adjusting to a four-day workweek
    [28:00] Conscious.org, a movement by Bolt
    [36:30] The importance of trust in company culture
    For the entire interview, follow HR Superstars on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher. Or tune in on our website. Original podcast track produced by Entheo.
    HR Superstars is presented by 15Five, holistic performance and engagement solutions for today's HR leaders. To learn more, visit 15Five.com.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for HR Superstars in your favorite podcast player.*

    • 40 min
    Becoming an Empowering People Partner with Stripe’s Susanna Fisch

    Becoming an Empowering People Partner with Stripe’s Susanna Fisch

    What does it take to be a great People Partner?
    Susanna Fisch, Lead of Stripe’s People Partners, is here to tell us.
    We dive into the best tactics for enabling teams, measuring your impact, and why managers are the linchpin of your organization.
    Join us as we discuss:
    [01:00] The role of People Partners
    [08:30] Leveraging leaders within your organization
    [15:00] What great People Partners and managers look like
    [21:00] Areas of people development managers should own
    [25:30] Measuring the impact of People Partners
    [28:30] The next evolution of People Partners
    For the entire interview, follow HR Superstars on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher. Or tune in on our website. Original podcast track produced by Entheo.
    HR Superstars is presented by 15Five, holistic performance and engagement solutions for today's HR leaders. To learn more, visit 15Five.com.
    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for HR Superstars in your favorite podcast player.*

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Danipaige2017 ,

Amazing perspectives

Love this show for the perspectives of people leaders!

AnnJSurr ,

Insightful HR conversations

So many suggestions of proactive ways HR leaders can impact meaningful change for their people and their company’s performance and growth

bseaman112 ,

A Gamechanger for HR Leaders looking to get a seat at the table!

For far, far too long have HR leaders been cheated out of a seat at the leadership table in most organizations. The HR Superstars podcast is more than just thought leadership, it’s a community that spans countries and continents, empowering and elevating HR leaders.

My favorite part of this series is the absolute breadth of topics that are covered, and from numerous perspectives. Not to mention the incredible energy that Shane brings to every episode - it’s addicting!

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