28 episodes

Welcome to New World of Work: a podcast exploring the new frontier of the modern workforce. In each episode, we’ll hear from some of the world’s best and brightest people and culture experts on the cutting-edge topics HR professionals are most interested in today, explored through a global lens. The show dives into topics like the remote work revolution, hybrid workspaces, mental health and wellbeing, and managing a team effectively no matter where you and your colleagues are on the map. New World of Work is hosted by Rhys Black, Head of Workplace Design at Oyster, a global employment platform making it easier than ever to build a brilliant team on an international scale. Tune in regularly for new episodes and don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast.

New World Of Work Oyster

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to New World of Work: a podcast exploring the new frontier of the modern workforce. In each episode, we’ll hear from some of the world’s best and brightest people and culture experts on the cutting-edge topics HR professionals are most interested in today, explored through a global lens. The show dives into topics like the remote work revolution, hybrid workspaces, mental health and wellbeing, and managing a team effectively no matter where you and your colleagues are on the map. New World of Work is hosted by Rhys Black, Head of Workplace Design at Oyster, a global employment platform making it easier than ever to build a brilliant team on an international scale. Tune in regularly for new episodes and don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast.

    Resource planning strategies that will help your company avoid layoffs with Warren Wang

    Resource planning strategies that will help your company avoid layoffs with Warren Wang

    In recent months, we’ve all witnessed the sad headlines containing the dreaded L word: layoffs. It seems that week after week, another major company is doing a big round of layoffs, impacting thousands of people and families. In this episode, Rhys sits down with an expert guest who believes that many layoffs could have been avoided if these companies had processes in place for people planning and needs forecasting. Warren Wang is the co-founder and CEO of Doublefin, an automated and collaborative resource platform that works to bring finance into the digital world, while making it easy for the teams that work with finance to collaborate and be strategic about resource planning. Previously, Warren held positions at Google for over 12 years, collaborating closely with their people teams to plan every aspect of TA and retention. After he realized how broken the system was, he went on to start Doublefin. During their conversation, Warren shares insights into the steps companies could be taking to avoid layoffs, what processes they need to adopt moving forward, and what the true cost of bad people planning really is.
     

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    This podcast episode was produced by Quill.

    • 39 min
    Why tracking people metrics is critical for every company’s success with Julie Jeannotte

    Why tracking people metrics is critical for every company’s success with Julie Jeannotte

    The world of PeopleOps today is becoming increasingly data-driven. Business leaders are demanding more from their PeopleOps teams, and employee metrics are high on their wishlist. Tracking key metrics like retention rates, turnover rates and employee engagement is becoming a non-negotiable part of the job. In this episode, Rhys sits down with Julie Jeannotte, HR Expert and Researcher at Officevibe. Julie is an expert in employee engagement metrics and tracking data to gain valuable team insights. She explains why tracking employee metrics is critical for all PeopleOps leaders today, how to get started, and most importantly, how to turn insights into tangible action steps. 
     

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    This podcast episode was produced by Quill.

    • 42 min
    Demystifying motivation in the workplace with Sylvia Mol

    Demystifying motivation in the workplace with Sylvia Mol

    To kick off the third season of New World of Work, Rhys explores a topic that’s highly pertinent to the working world today, whether you’re an entry-level employee or a CEO: workplace well-being. The pandemic has made us all uniquely aware of just how precious our health, happiness, and personal relationships are, which is why many business leaders are making more of an effort to prioritize the well-being of their teams. To learn more about what’s new in the world of workplace well-being, Rhys sits down with Sylvia Mol, a thought leader in talent assessment, an industrial and organizational psychologist, and the Head of the Skills Evaluation Lab and Assessment Research Lead at CodeSignal. During the episode, Sylvia shares plenty of actionable tips, ideas, and strategies for PeopleOps leaders hoping to champion employee well-being in their workplace.
     

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    This podcast episode was produced by Quill.

    • 37 min
    How to develop processes that work for your team with Chris Ronzio, founder and CEO of Trainual

    How to develop processes that work for your team with Chris Ronzio, founder and CEO of Trainual

    In today’s fast-paced world, many of us are constantly looking for new ways to keep up with demand, speed things up, cut out the middleman and be more efficient overall. As many PeopleOps leaders will know, there’s always room for improvement, and operating procedures, process and documentation are important areas to focus on if they hope to help their teams become more efficient, productive and satisfied in their roles. In this episode, Rhys sits down with Chris Ronzio, the founder and CEO of Trainual: an app that helps small business leaders systematize and scale in a way that fits their needs. As someone who’s passionate about helping businesses develop systems that work for them—not the other way around—Chris has plenty of great tips to share that can be applied to any role. Chris and Rhys cover everything from avoiding burnout to building a more autonomous culture at work, sharing plenty of valuable advice that will ultimately make life easier for you and your team. 
     

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    This podcast episode was produced by Quill.

    • 35 min
    How to champion diversity and inclusion as a people leader with Hugh Chichester, co-founder of Niya

    How to champion diversity and inclusion as a people leader with Hugh Chichester, co-founder of Niya

    Although there’s great talent to be found everywhere these days, this doesn’t always translate into diverse hiring practices. As PeopleOps leaders, it’s important that we act as champions for diversity and inclusivity as we build and scale our teams. In this episode, Rhys sits down with Hugh Chichester, the co-founder of Niya, a diversity hiring platform that connects underrepresented talent with global job opportunities. Supporting refugees and migrants, ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+, neurodivergent and physically disabled people, Niya works hard to promote diversity and inclusion in the tech industry while empowering candidates to pursue a fulfilling career in the industry. Niya is also one of Oyster’s partners, collaborating on the Oyster for Refugees program, which empowers companies to find refugee talent and hire them compliantly. During the episode, Rhys and Hugh discuss some of the current challenges in the tech industry Niya is helping to solve, how PeopleOps professionals can prioritize diverse hiring practices in their own companies, and why he believes the skills gap is a myth. 
     

    Download your free copy of Oyster’s 2022 Employee Expectations Report.
     

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    This podcast episode was produced by Quill.

    • 39 min
    If companies are products, PeopleOps leaders are the product managers with Juro’s Richard Mabey

    If companies are products, PeopleOps leaders are the product managers with Juro’s Richard Mabey

    By viewing the entire company as the end product, business leaders can create everything from offer letters to benefits packages with a user-first design mindset. Similar to the teams that design and build the products that are ultimately shipped to clients and customers, PeopleOps leaders have a golden opportunity to create touchpoints that the entire staff can use, thereby creating a real difference within the organization. In this episode, Rhys sits down with Richard Mabey, the co-founder and CEO at Juro, a company that enables in-house legal and business teams to create, approve, sign and manage contracts in one unified workspace. Together, they discuss some real-world examples of how both Oyster and Juro have been built like products, and some of the key lessons they have learned along the way.
     

    Download your free copy of Oyster’s 2022 Employee Expectations Report!
     

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    This podcast episode was produced by Quill.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Tsell89 ,

Remote Leadership

So grateful for Rhys and Oyster’s leadership in the remote work enablement space. I just finished listening to the episode with Shelby Wolpa. Outstanding!

Lisa Paredes ,

A MUST for HR leaders and CEOs!

I love the topics and the insights Rhys highlights during the podcast. A must-listen to anyone who is interested in how work is changing and how we can use this change to help companies have a positive impact not only on their people’s lives but also on the world.

Meez ,

So much good information!

Love listening to this on my morning walks, such a great informative podcast. Thanks Oyster!

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