25 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.

    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.
     

    We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your thoughts on the New World of Work Listener Survey.
     

    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
    Strategies for setting up new hires for success with Lisa Schmuttermair and Laura Saracho

    Strategies for setting up new hires for success with Lisa Schmuttermair and Laura Saracho

    Helping new hires feel welcome and valued isn’t a new idea, but studies are showing that it could be more important than ever—especially in a remote working world, which has created unique challenges for new hires and people managers alike. In this episode, Rhys discusses the importance of onboarding and retention with two guests from Bonusly: Lisa Schmuttermair, a PeopleOps Specialist and Laura Saracho, a Content Marketing Manager who weighs in from the people manager perspective. As an engaging employee recognition and rewards platform, Bonusly strives to enrich company culture, so both Lisa and Laura share some thoughtful perspectives and tangible pieces of advice that will help you continue creating a vibrant workplace environment, both on and offline. They also touch on the value of designing a thoughtful and deliberate onboarding plan, timely communications, and pathways to connecting with other team members. Download your free copy of Oyster’s 2022 Employee Expectations Report! Join us at Ascent by Oyster, a free virtual conference where anyone passionate about distributed work can connect to change the world of work, together. Save your spot here! This podcast episode was produced by Quill.

    • 38 min
    Modern communication strategies for distributed workplaces with Joe Thomas

    Modern communication strategies for distributed workplaces with Joe Thomas

    With remote work becoming the status quo and teams distributed across continents, the state of workplace communication has changed dramatically in just a few short years. In this episode, Rhys sits down with Joe Thomas, CEO and co-founder of Loom, a video messaging tool that allows users to record quick video messages in place of meetings or written communications. During their discussion, they explore effective strategies for team members hoping to build trust and get to know one another, even if their working hours don’t overlap or they’re in different time zones. Joe explains how video messaging can foster culture and connection in remote, distributed or asynchronous workplaces, and why it could possibly help to build team culture and reduce unnecessary meetings. He also shares his key predictions for workplace communication over the next few years, including why he believes more companies will shift to a hybrid working model in the future. Download your free copy of Oyster’s Global Employment Report! Join us at Ascent by Oyster, a free virtual conference where anyone passionate about distributed work can connect to change the world of work, together. Save your spot here! This podcast episode was produced by Quill.

    • 33 min
    Fostering intrapreneurship in a remote work setting with Yossi Mlynsky

    Fostering intrapreneurship in a remote work setting with Yossi Mlynsky

    In the PeopleOps world, fostering a culture of intrapreneurship means promoting curiosity, bringing forward new ideas and continual improvement within the organization. By encouraging people to practice intrapreneurship within their day-to-day roles, PeopleOps leaders can help to drive forward innovation, spark creativity, and increase job satisfaction for their colleagues. In this episode, Rhys explores the concept of intrapreneurship with Yossi Mlynsky, the CEO and Founder of UpStack. As an all-in-one remote talent solution, UpStack helps companies easily hire, retain and motivate software engineers around the world. Yossi shares plenty of tactical advice for PeopleOps leaders hoping to foster intrapreneurship at work and strengthen company culture. This podcast episode was produced by Quill.

    • 23 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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