Uncover the deeply human aspect of working. Join Jeff Hunt, GoalSpan CEO and longtime business consultant, as he interviews guests who help us learn to embrace the value of human capital in new ways. Explore how to better the world of work for humans and rediscover the most important asset we have in the workplace – Human Capital.
19. Founder, Portfoliorocket.: The “other pandemic” of long-term unemployment. What employers and candidates can do to overcome this problem.
On this episode, Jeff welcomes Loren Greiff who is the founder of Portfoliorocket, where she empowers creatives and marketers to love their work, be valued, AND be well paid. Loren speaks to business leaders and candidates about how to overcome some of the biggest challenges recruiters and job seekers face as we emerge from the pandemic. Jeff & Loren discuss how a crisis of long-term unemployment (LTU) is looming in the U.S. with more than 4 million people or 40% of the total unemployed workforce not finding work even after looking for 6-months or more.
Loren shares with Jeff from her deep knowledge of LTU and ageism. Loren and Jeff talk about the growing population of employers (at least 20 out of the Fortune 50) that are committed to hiring the long-term unemployed not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes business sense. Loren shares how hiring long-term candidates leads to higher retention rates and are less costly for employers to acquire. She shares how LTU job seekers should make the critical shift of applying personal responsibility to their search, which always starts with the mindset. Loren discusses why the best talent isn’t always landing the job, the critical nature of networking, and how the conversation is the relationship.
18. CEO, VidCruiter: The talent war, how to find passionate people who are great at their jobs. The strategic benefits of a structured, video-based interview process.
Sean Fahey is the Founder and CEO of VidCruiter (https://vidcruiter.com/), a company specializing in video interviewing and recruiting technology. Sean and Jeff discuss specifically how employers can find passionate people who are great at their jobs. Sean shares the challenges of having too many or not enough candidates in the pool, and the need to apply consistent structure, processes, and workflows to the recruiting methodology. Sean shares how he pulled off hiring 200 people in 30-days and how this became a catalyst for starting his company. They talk about weeding out bias in recruiting and what methods can improve diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sean shares his thoughts on the lack of readiness of artificial intelligence to be embedded into recruiting technologies and associated pitfalls to be aware of.
17. VP Workplace Innovations, Colliers: Emerging from the pandemic with healthy workplace design. Understanding what employees need to be effective.
Michelle talks about the emotional response to space and how the workplace setting and the story is very important. She and Jeff discuss the importance of having a deep understanding of how people inhabit space regardless of what space you’re designing. Michelle shares helpful statistics from the pandemic to show how people are working. She discusses the critical importance for companies to understand deeply what work activities each employee is engaged in, what drives and motivates them, and what they need to be successful. Michelle implores leaders not to be afraid to solicit and listen to employee feedback about what they need and want. Michelle and Jeff discuss how to use data to make workplace location decisions, and afterwards the importance of leadership modeling, investing in change management, and not underestimating how much time and effort it will take to implement your strategy. The payoff of the correct decision includes achieving your goals and helping your employees transition. Michelle shares the importance of messaging and the modeling of intended behaviors as well as tying these behaviors to business vision and objectives and ultimately the future of the company.
Preview of Things to Come: We're pausing this week but want to thank our listeners and give you a preview of exciting guests and topics coming up. Stay tuned!
We're taking a break from producing the show this week but we'll be back on May 18th. Listen in as Jeff shares his excitement about our lineup of upcoming guests and topics.
16. Senior Director, Glassdoor: Radical transparency, work-life balance, finding a job that fits your life. Common disciplines found among the highest-rated companies on Glassdoor.
Jeff’s guest Brian Conner is the Senior Director for total rewards and operations at Glassdoor. He is an innovative, forward-focused, and goal-centric leader with a diverse 20-year career driving total rewards programs for international and domestic workforces. Jeff goes deep on Brian’s deep expertise in both developing and implementing key strategies to improve employee experience, benefits, compensation, operational effectiveness.
Brian shares with Jeff about his path to become the leader that he is today and what key leadership disciplines are critical to becoming a company that is not only highly valued but highly rated on Glassdoor. Jeff and Brian discuss compensation and rewards, what radical transparency is, and how it benefits organizations. Brian shares how intentional core values lived out in the workplace can influence both perception and behavior. He talks about how the data on work-life balance is not what most people expect. Jeff and Brian talk about the importance of finding a job that fits your life, what the core areas are among the highest-rated companies on Glassdoor, and how small companies can effectively compete against larger wealthier organizations for talent. Brian shares some exciting data points about what employees believe is most important and he reveals the secret of why most employees leave organizations. Jeff and Brian also discuss how to improve the levels of trust within organizations and how this affects engagement and productivity.
15. CEO, Jobmofy: Benefits of leveraging global talent to enhance company culture, improve outcomes and reduce cost. Managing international workers.
Jeff’s guest Ben Schneider is a German self-made entrepreneur who lives at the center of the rapid globalization of economies we have seen in the past decade. Ben is the founder of Jobmofy.com, which is a premium job search platform for hiring remote workers overseas. Ben reached 10 million in sales within 14 months of launching his company, has written an Amazon bestseller in Germany, and founded the print magazine titled “Jobmofy” which has over 40,000 readers worldwide. Ben hosts his own podcast, titled Business & Lifestyle LEGENDS, and was recently honored by ERFOLG Magazine as the TOP Online Marketing expert as well as one of the top 500 business influencers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Ben shares about how to source international remote employees as a talent strategy. Jeff and Ben discuss how to enhance company culture and values when adding international remote employees to your workforce. They talk about how international remote workers must be managed differently than domestic employees. Ben shares the importance of establishing trust and not micro-managing remote workers. He discusses the need for consistency in the leadership approach, treating employees like colleagues while helping them remember you are their manager. Jeff and Ben discuss how to build trusting relationships and how this becomes the undergirding of the most productive workers. They talk about treating people with dignity regardless of their position and location, and caring for people personally in addition to their professional contribution. Ben shares how to address the impact on domestic workers when sourcing talent internationally, and how domestic employees performing at high levels are rarely replaced.
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