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HR Work Break: Today’s Top L&D Trends
Madeline Miller, Leadership & Executive Coach; Ann Marie Morris, President of AM Morris Consulting; and Sarah Devereaux, Leadership Coach and Advisor at Third Coast Coaching & HCI Facilitator; dive into the top L&D trends of 2024.
HR Works Podcast 277: Mentor Programs Are Not Your 'Easy Button' for L&D!
Guest: Ann Marie Morris, President, AM Morris Consulting
What are HR teams looking to achieve when building mentorship programs and offering career-coaching resources to their employees? Are unrealistic expectations being put on mentorship programs serving as a 'magic bullet' and the easy solution to the demand for career development resources? Where do these employer-backed mentorship programs often come up short on their R.O.I.?
In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Ann Marie Morris, President of AM Morris Consulting, returns to help us take a closer look at the impact and effectiveness of employer-led mentorship programs. Widely viewed as a go-to option for supporting employee learning initiatives and career growth resources, Ann Marie explains why the traditional approach to mentorship may not the optimal solution for HR teams and organizations, and offers alternative approaches for HR teams to consider when building professional development and career-coaching resources for their employees.
HR Work Break: Keeping Employees Engaged
Low levels of employee engagement have a negative effect on productivity, retention, wellbeing, and more. So, what can leaders do to keep their workforce engaged? Shannon Gabriel, Vice President of Leadership Solutions at TBM Consulting, shares her advice and best practices.
HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Reconstructing Inclusion
While most of us would never dream of ostracizing our coworkers—especially those who have been historically excluded in the workplace because of their perceived “otherness”– many people routinely feel left out of workplace culture.
According to DEI strategist Amri B. Johnson, it’s because truly good people, who wholeheartedly support diversity, equity, and inclusion, don’t go far enough to show they care. He notes that, “real inclusion is rooted in what’s in our hearts, but it must live in our daily actions.” That good intentions aren’t enough, and while leaders can set the tone for everyone to follow, caring peer-to-peer interactions make the biggest positive impact.
Listen in as we discuss his new book: Reconstructing Inclusion: Making DEI Accessible, Actionable, and Sustainable. Reconstructing Inclusion offers a guide to better understanding the historical context of inclusion, a rethinking of the efforts organizations are undertaking now, and an actionable, robust approach to carrying this work into the future.
HR Works Podcast 276: Love & The Workplace - HR Strategies for Managing Office Relationships
Has the perception of workplace romance evolved in recent years? What are some of the common challenges that HR teams still run into with romantic office relationships, and how can the introduction of 'love contracts' provide a practical, effective solution to HR teams looking to implementing workplace romance policies and best practices?
In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Vanessa Matsis-McCready, Vice President of HR Services and Associate General Counsel at Engage PEO, to discuss what employers need to know about having an up-to-date, 'Gen Z-proof' love contract that establishes clear, realistic guidelines to building a practical workplace romance policy that protects both employers and employees.
HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: DEI is for Everyone
or this episode of A Seat at the Table, I’m joined by Ryan Whitacre and Toya Lawson, partners at executive search firm Bridge Partners LLC. Ryan and Toya have joined to share valuable insights from Bridge Partners’ recently commissioned survey of C-Suite leaders and HR decision-makers on DEI.
Listen in as we discuss the firm’s inaugural DEI Barometer survey and some of the key findings, which include:
- 80% of Large Employers See DEI Programs as Positive
- 88% of Large Employers See DEI Programs as Necessary
- 96% of Large Employers Believe DEI is the Most Impactful Social Impact Initiative
- 60% of large company leaders use an increase of racially and ethnically diverse employees as a metric of success for DEI programs.
Good content, terrible sound
I think the content and topics are great, but the audio is so far off on sound levels between the host and the guests. Pleaseeee improve and this will be one of my fave podcast. It’s just painful to adjust my volume drastically whenever the speaker changes.
A must listen for HR people or anyone interested in organizational change
I love the way Joshua interviews. He is very real about all of the topics he covers, completely approachable, and most important for me: he gives actionable takeaways in each episode that I have been able to use in my work. Don’t miss it!
All about the vibes
Edit: love the new host, Maddi! She seems very engaged in the conversations and asks very thoughtful questions. The sound quality has improved as well!
While I love the consistency of episodes produced and the guest speakers and content, I get vibes from the host that he is bored or uninterested in the conversation and even at times he can seem a little demeaning. He doesn’t really make the conversation flow, rather the interaction seems forced. He seems distant and it makes me feel disengaged. I think he has the potential to do really well but as it stands now I am not always super excited to listen to this podcast.