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Listen to the HRchat podcast from The HR Gazette (https://hr-gazette.com) and hear insights, strategies, and anecdotes to help you get more from the world of work. Show topics include HR Tech, Leadership, Talent, Recruitment, Employee Engagement, Recognition, Wellness, DEI, and Company Culture.Hosted by Bill Banham and other HR enthusiasts, the HRchat show publishes interviews with influencers, leaders, analysts, and those in the HR trenches. New episodes are published 2-4 times each week and shows are typically 15 to 30 minutes.Past guests are from organizations including ADP, SAP, Ceridian, IBM, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Simon Sinek Inc, NASA, SHRM, Government of Canada, Hacking HR, Ultimate Software, McLean & Company, InnovateWork, Shopify, Culture Summit, DisruptHR, Talent Board, Gallagher Benefit Services Group, Virgin Pulse, WorkTango, Small Improvements, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Coca-Cola Beverages Company.Podcast Music Credit"Funky One"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Want to be featured on the show? Contact sales@hr-gazette.com

HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts The HR Gazette

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    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Listen to the HRchat podcast from The HR Gazette (https://hr-gazette.com) and hear insights, strategies, and anecdotes to help you get more from the world of work. Show topics include HR Tech, Leadership, Talent, Recruitment, Employee Engagement, Recognition, Wellness, DEI, and Company Culture.Hosted by Bill Banham and other HR enthusiasts, the HRchat show publishes interviews with influencers, leaders, analysts, and those in the HR trenches. New episodes are published 2-4 times each week and shows are typically 15 to 30 minutes.Past guests are from organizations including ADP, SAP, Ceridian, IBM, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Simon Sinek Inc, NASA, SHRM, Government of Canada, Hacking HR, Ultimate Software, McLean & Company, InnovateWork, Shopify, Culture Summit, DisruptHR, Talent Board, Gallagher Benefit Services Group, Virgin Pulse, WorkTango, Small Improvements, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Coca-Cola Beverages Company.Podcast Music Credit"Funky One"Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Want to be featured on the show? Contact sales@hr-gazette.com

    Engaging Gen Z with Tina Zwolinski and Cynthia Jenkins, skillsgapp

    Engaging Gen Z with Tina Zwolinski and Cynthia Jenkins, skillsgapp

    Did you know that Gen Z constitutes over one-quarter of the total population of the world? This means 2 billion people are Gen Zers! Many of whom are about to join, or are already entering, the workforce.

    In this episode, we consider ways to engage with Gen Zers. Our guests today are Tina Zwolinski and Cynthia Jenkins, the Co-founders of skillsgapp, the first company to offer customized, location-based gaming apps focused on helping Generation Z gain career and pathway awareness along with the middle and soft skills necessary to participate in the skills-based jobs sector that includes manufacturing and other technical industries.

    Questions For Tina and Cynthia Include: 
    Can you give an overview of skillsgapp?How do these games help students prepare for possible careers?In terms of engaging with Gen Zers - what's so unique about their generation?Why should the HR community take an interest in the games that skillsgapp are creating?How can skillsgapp help HR departments with recruiting and building their workforce pipelines?Let's say you are working with a company and students are playing a game specifically designed for their industry, what kind of data is available to the HR and recruiting departments? How should they interpret the data and what would the steps be in reaching out to players they might be interested in?More About Tina Zwolinski

    Tina is the CEO and Co-founder of skillsgapp. Prior to founding skillsgapp, Tina launched and led ZWO, a branding and marketing firm focused on economic and workforce development and generational consumer brands. Tina serves on the national board for Fostering Great Ideas, a non-profit working to improve the experience for every teen and child in foster care. She also serves on the Academic Advisory Council for the national Skilled Trades Alliance, on the South Carolina Association of Continuing Higher Education board, and on the board of Greenville Professional Women’s Forum. Tina also mentors middle and high school youth.

    More About Cynthia Jenkins

    Cynthia is the CMO and Co-founder of skillsgapp. Prior to skillsgapp, Cynthia forged a decades-long career in marketing and creative development for several global brands with ZWO, Firebrand Media, and as the CEO of her own Advertising PR firm, CPJ & CO among other well-established organizations. Over her career, Cynthia gained in-depth experience within a range of industries, including workforce, manufacturing, talent recruitment, colleges/universities, student and senior housing, apps/services, and economic development agencies.



    We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared by our guests and sponsors are entirely independent of The HR Gazette, HRchat Podcast and Iceni Media Inc.   

    • 25 min
    Spotting Employee Superpowers with Patricia Carl, Highland Performance Solutions

    Spotting Employee Superpowers with Patricia Carl, Highland Performance Solutions

    In this episode, we focus on better ways to cultivate, attract and engage talent. Listen too, as we share how to identify “superpowers” within your employees. Plus we'll talk about ways managers can support the mental wellbeing of their reports.
     
    Bill's guest this time is  Patricia Carl,  CEO & Founder of Highland Performance Solutions, a woman-owned organizational consulting firm that partners with Fortune 500 and start-up companies

    Questions Include:
    How can we start to build a more aligned company culture?We have seen a major shift in how companies attract, retain and support employees due to the pandemic and the Great Resignation. What do you think is not working anymore to cultivate, attract and engage talent and what should companies be really focusing on today?You say that the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) teaches us that 20% of employees drive 80% of the results. This 20% is your high performers - the team members who take on nearly any challenge and find a way to be successful. Why it is critical for leaders to cultivate and support these superstars? You talk about a critical leadership element is how to identify “superpowers” within your employees; unique talents that a person has but is not in a job description or part of their role. What do you mean by this and how can leaders go about enabling employees to uncover and leverage these superpowers in their role?You are passionate about companies and leaders embracing the intersection of mental wellness and the workplace. As a former therapist early in your career, and leading HR organizations as the CHRO, what is critical for leaders to understand and lean into when it comes to employee mental wellness? What doesn’t work from your experience?

    We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared by our guests and sponsors are entirely independent of The HR Gazette, HRchat Podcast and Iceni Media Inc.   

    • 26 min
    Improving Leaders with Simon Haigh

    Improving Leaders with Simon Haigh

     My guest in HRchat episode 488, is Simon Haigh, a negotiation expert, leadership coach, author, speaker, radio host, adjunct lecturer, and consultant. Simon says he has "been there, done it, and driven through with deeper knowledge and a strong awareness of resilience, purpose, and high-performance capabilities."

    Simon helps people to avoid roadblocks, pitfalls, and mistakes to unlock their potential and create transformational change so they can optimize their growth journey, whether in business (transactional, strategic, operational excellence - program, change management and process improvement), Leadership (coaching, mentoring), Brand (strategy and valuation) or Personal (wellbeing, goal-setting, life skills and resilience).

    He has also been endorsed by world no. 1 leadership thinker Marshall Goldsmith!

    Questions For Simon Include: 
    How can organizations ensure growth and how do you help your clients with their growth journeys?You work with leaders - what are some of the key attributes of good and/or effective leaders?What stops many leaders from being great leaders?How has leadership changed as a result of the pandemic?What do staff expect from their leaders today?Are these changes caused by the generational shift in the workplace? You recently spoke at DisruptHR London. Can you tell our listeners about your session, the event, and why you got involved?

    We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared by our guests and sponsors are entirely independent of The HR Gazette, HRchat Podcast and Iceni Media Inc.   

    • 20 min
    Evidence-Based DEI Strategies with Miranda McKie

    Evidence-Based DEI Strategies with Miranda McKie

    In this episode, we ask: how can we be more effective and evidence-based with our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, strategies, and programs? Listen too, as discuss the recent Agility Reimagined Summit held in beautiful downtown Toronto.

    Joining Pauline James on the show is Miranda McKie, a People Analytics Consultant specializing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Founder and Principal at McKie Consultants Inc.

    Miranda has worked at top-tier consulting firms in data architecture, data engineering, data analytics, and data strategy. Previously, she also led the People Analytics function for Accenture Applied Intelligence Canada.

    More About Miranda McKie

    Miranda is passionate about advancing women, and women of color in the workplace. She has worked on various initiatives focused on utilizing artificial intelligence capabilities to gain insights on systemic barriers that impact marginalized groups. Her work has led her to be the 2020 recipient of Catalyst Canada’s Emerging Leader Award.  Miranda currently lectures at Canadian Universities teaching People Analytics.




    We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared by our guests and sponsors are entirely independent of The HR Gazette, HRchat Podcast and Iceni Media Inc.   

    • 17 min
    How to Assess the Mindset of Job Candidates with Tom Cornell, HireVue

    How to Assess the Mindset of Job Candidates with Tom Cornell, HireVue

    In this HRchat episode, we consider how we can assess the mindset and potential culture fit of candidates.
     
    Our guest this time is Tom Cornell, Senior Organisational Psychology Consultant at HireVue. Tom specializes in the design, development, and delivery of HireVue’s interview and game-based assessments.

    Tom completed his postgraduate degree in Occupational Psychology in London, and spent 3 years in Australia driving assessment growth across the region, partnering with strategic accounts and partner channels. He currently lives in Copenhagen where he continues to bring an International focus to HireVue’s assessment offering.

    Questions Include: 
    Talk about HireVue - the mission and how it helps HR pros, Talent pros and leadersWhy is an 'agile mindset' particularly important in the modern workplace?Where does this fit in with the rest of the employee/candidate profile? Should we be focusing on this over technical skills?How does HireVue approach assessing for an agile mindset?What can organizations be doing to promote a more agile workforce?

    We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared by our guests and sponsors are entirely independent of The HR Gazette, HRchat Podcast and Iceni Media Inc.   

    • 16 min
    Improving Employer Branding with Madhumita Katta, Joveo

    Improving Employer Branding with Madhumita Katta, Joveo

    In this episode of the HRchat podcast, we consider the role of the employer brand and ways to improve the candidate experience.

    Our guest today is Madhumita Katta, Head Of Customer Experience and Product Programs at Joveo, a platform helping businesses to buy, manage, and track recruitment media to attract and hire the most relevant applicants on time, and within budget.

    Questions Include: 
    How has the application process changed over the last 20 years?Why is the strength of the employer brand key to attracting candidates? How can recruitment pros and brands reach and engage more candidates through recruitment media ads? What are some of the common challenges and goals of your customers? How hard is it today to retain talent? In which part of the candidate journey do orgs most commonly tend to "fail" the candidate?What "quick fixes" would you recommend to TA professional listening today?How can we learn more? 

    We do our best to ensure editorial objectivity. The views and ideas shared by our guests and sponsors are entirely independent of The HR Gazette, HRchat Podcast and Iceni Media Inc.   

    • 25 min

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Great insights each episode

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Bill is a masterful host and curator. Thank you Bill Banham for creating incredible content and providing insights to your listeners. It has been a gift to be on this journey with you as a part of the community of HR Chat Podcast.

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