22 episodes

Companies today are facing a global war for talent. At the same time, the talent with the skills companies are fighting over wants more flexibility around the way they work and the way they live.  

Talent now has a choice and this is pushing companies to change. We will bring together thought leaders, staffing experts, and top freelancers to talk about the changing nature of work and how companies can navigate these changes to attract talent that will alter the course of their business to ensure success as the pace of technological disruption increases.

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Companies today are facing a global war for talent. At the same time, the talent with the skills companies are fighting over wants more flexibility around the way they work and the way they live.  

Talent now has a choice and this is pushing companies to change. We will bring together thought leaders, staffing experts, and top freelancers to talk about the changing nature of work and how companies can navigate these changes to attract talent that will alter the course of their business to ensure success as the pace of technological disruption increases.

Welcome to the Talent Economy podcast.

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    How A Family Is Adapting To Change

    How A Family Is Adapting To Change

    How a Family Is Adapting to Change
    In this episode, I’m joined by Kyle Hutchinson, his wife Jen, and their family. During the first part of the conversation, Kyle and I do a bit of a temperature check on his remote work experience.
    When we spoke, Kyle, who works at an eCommerce company in Seattle, was six days into his remote work experience. We discuss some of the initial pain points, what he’s doing to settle into his new normal, what he misses most about being in the office, and what’s intriguing him the most about this transition.
    Jen later joins to talk about her experience with having Kyle home. Jen is a stay-at-home mom who’s also been impacted by current events, now having Kyle and their two kids home full-time. She speaks to the adjustments she’s made and what they’ve done to work through some of the initial challenges.
    In this episode, there were also two very special cameo appearances made by a surprise host and a surprise guest.

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    • 15 min
    How to Manage What You Cannot See, April 2020

    How to Manage What You Cannot See, April 2020

    How to Manage What You Cannot See
    Welcome to Toptal’s Rise of Remote podcast series. In just a few short weeks, the shift to remote work catapulted forward 10 years. The pandemic forced companies around the world to suddenly go remote, not out of a desire to experiment with a new way of working, but out of a necessity to keep their businesses afloat.
    Prior to the pandemic, we sat down for a conversation with Toptal’s VP of People, Michelle Labbe. Michelle is accountable for Toptal’s People and Recruiting teams, creating and maintaining a world-class experience for all Toptal team members through hiring, developing, and retaining top talent. Previously, she served as chief people officer at ICR. Her 20+ year career has included senior talent leadership roles across both the startup and agency worlds, spanning multiple industries.
    In this episode, Michelle offers key advice on how to adjust to and thrive in a remote work environment. We discuss her experience transitioning to a fully distributed organization, how a remote environment can allow for more personal connections within the team, and we deep dive into Toptal’s culture. Michelle says, “at Toptal, your life and your location fit into your work, and not vice versa - your work doesn’t dictate where you live or how you live your life.”
    Some questions asked:
    How do you help people think about trust as they move from a traditional to a remote environment?What advice do you offer to companies that are not remote-first but want to help their business implement remote policies?What are the key tenets of Toptal’s culture and how does the culture root the organization into accomplishing the mission?How, in your experience, is coaching and employee development different in a fully distributed model?In this episode, you will learn:
    Why Michelle made the choice to work remotely and why Toptal.About the tools that can help organizations structure a successful, collaborative, and productive remote environment.How to identify when things aren’t working.How organizations without robust remote programs can get started.Connect with Michelle
    LinkedInEmail: michelle@toptal.com 
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    • 33 min
    Remote Connections - Insights From a 1st Grade Teacher

    Remote Connections - Insights From a 1st Grade Teacher

    Remote Connections - Insights from a 1st Grade Teacher
    Much of the news these past few weeks has been centered around businesses and their transition to remote work environments. Education is another field that, within a matter of days, was also forced into a remote structure.
    In this episode, I’m joined by Mark Kalal. Mark teaches first grade at an independent school and shares his experience with how he, and his school, prepared to transform their curriculum and student engagement into a distance learning environment. He also sheds light on the impact that current events are having on students in schools, and environments, with limited resources.
    Remote engagement isn’t just limited to students. A silver lining has been that the flexibility of teleconferencing has allowed for a more personable, engaging, and participatory experience during parent-teaching conferences - an option that, once on-site learning resumes, Mark will continue to offer.


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    • 12 min
    When Reality Forces Necessity – Uncovering the Challenges of Remote Working

    When Reality Forces Necessity – Uncovering the Challenges of Remote Working

    When Reality Forces Necessity – Uncovering the Challenges of Remote Working
    In this episode, we’re joined by Jen Kalal, senior program manager at Amazon. Jen works in recruiting and manages the team’s capacity, figuring out how many new hires are needed, where they’re going to be hired, and how many recruiters are required to help achieve the goal.
    One of the most challenging areas right now is human capital, and Jen provides insight into some of the adjustments that had to be made when Amazon gave the directive for remote work.
    Jen and I also discuss her biggest challenge, greatest lesson, and some of the technological and operational pain points that the team has had to overcome working remotely—and how, in the midst of everything, she’s become a more empathetic person and manager.


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    • 15 min
    How to Manage Change to Remote

    How to Manage Change to Remote

    How to Manage Change to Remote
    This week, we’re joined by Kerry Brown, VP of workforce adoption at SAP, who is also a speaker, thought leader, and strategist. At SAP, Kerry focuses on the Future of Work: how jobs will change, where we work, how we work, and who we work with. Kerry has a passion for making employees successful at their jobs and helps companies achieve organizational excellence with SAP.
    A self-proclaimed SAP evangelist, Kerry joined the company 15 years ago and spent 12 years as an SAP customer. She previously worked for Coca-Cola Enterprises, Baker Hughes, and CSR. In addition, Kerry is an international speaker and advisor on the Future of Work, workforce adoption, and change management, interacting with diverse global occupational cultures and industries, including many Fortune 1000 customers.
    Kerry joins for me a conversation on the Future of Work, education, reskilling, generational trends, and the power shift that’s occurred from organizations to talent.
    Questions I ask:
    What are the hardest parts of change management when it comes to humans, our jobs, and the way we work?What is a commonality that you hear from all companies right now as they think about talent?How do organizations help with reskilling talent in place?In this episode, you will learn:
    About Kerry’s journey (her dream was to run the Olympics).About the generational changes in formal education.About Kerry’s five future-proofing practices.Connect with Kerry:
    LinkedInEmail: kerry.brown@sap.com
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    • 34 min
    The Future of Work Is Experiences, Not Jobs

    The Future of Work Is Experiences, Not Jobs

    The Future of Work is Experiences, Not Jobs
    In this week’s episode, we’re joined by Corinne Ripoche, president of Pontoon Solutions. A division of The Adecco Group, Pontoon is a global HR outsourcing company that drives the acquisition of permanent talent and manages contingent and project workforce on behalf of organizations in more than 100 countries.
    Corinne joined Pontoon in 2017, after almost 15 years at The Adecco Group. A staffing industry leader and visionary, Corinne repositioned it from a regionally managed operation to a global delivery model with trusted industry specialization.
    Corinne and I discuss the importance of having an entrepreneurial spirit, how the concept of work has transformed across generations, the landscape and future of the global workforce, and her innovative approach to leadership - one that has firmly positioned Pontoon as an industry disruptor.
    Questions I ask:
    As technology democratizes opportunity, are you seeing broader changes to how the different generations approach their careers?What are the differences and similarities between the people you see in various countries (Corinne travels to 30-40 countries a year)?How is the traditional understanding of a job going to change over the next five years?How should we think of what “total talent” means?Can you elaborate on the fully automated tech recruiting experience and give an example of where you implemented it with a client?In this episode, you will learn:
    What inspires, motivates, and drives Corinne.About Corinne’s entrepreneurial spirit, as well as diverse work experience while in school.About Corinne’s “river-crossing strategy.”About megatrends for talent acquisition and transformation of the staffing industry over the next five years.Corinne’s views on remote work.Connect with Corinne:
    Pontoon SolutionsLinkedInStaffing Industry Analysts - View from Boardroom: Mindful Change
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    • 31 min

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