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Now, more than ever, the workplace needs to bend to the workforce, not the other way around. The concept of the Digital Workplace has become real and more than likely forever. How does the combination of the new model of work blend with the work we have been doing from an HR perspective?

Leapgen and Jason Averbook are hosting this interactive digital meetup to foster collaboration and insight. As physical events become harder to make reality, virtual events are now mandatory.

Listen, contribute, and share ideas for navigating the new world of work!

NOW of Work Leapgen

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Now, more than ever, the workplace needs to bend to the workforce, not the other way around. The concept of the Digital Workplace has become real and more than likely forever. How does the combination of the new model of work blend with the work we have been doing from an HR perspective?

Leapgen and Jason Averbook are hosting this interactive digital meetup to foster collaboration and insight. As physical events become harder to make reality, virtual events are now mandatory.

Listen, contribute, and share ideas for navigating the new world of work!

    PATIENT NO MORE: HR'S LAST HOPE-Digital Meetup Series

    PATIENT NO MORE: HR'S LAST HOPE-Digital Meetup Series

    "I'm losing my patience," said Jason Averbook. "I'm losing my patience with HR organizations who aren't changing." Jason and Jess Von Bank pulled zero punches in this fiery conversation. If your plan, they explain, is to bring everyone back to the office or your plan is waiting until this is all over, you're missing the greatest opportunity you'll ever have to make the biggest impact we'll ever make in the history of work. 

    This means thinking about employee experience not as a technology interface but as whole person wellbeing; it means cease & desist on archaic talent management models, and it means meeting the most basic (living wages and pay equity, fairness, safety, health = all of this is surviving) AND the most aspirational needs (culture, belonging, working for purpose, inspired leadership = all of this is thriving) of the entire person. 

    "I've lost my patience with it. How many more reports, how many more studies of mental health, how many more discussions do we have to have about HUMANS to understand our part in the role of HUMAN RESOURCES? They're not workers, they're humans, and they're struggling. HR, you have to act."

    Tune in for more great content on the NOW of Work. 

    • 1 hr
    Management Reset with Jason Lauritsen-Digital Meetup

    Management Reset with Jason Lauritsen-Digital Meetup

    What a week! We hosted a successful webinar on Deploying HR Tech to Fuel People & Purpose. If you tuned in, thanks for the support. The time is NOW to redesign HR tech for people, not for HR, using a whole person approach and human-centered design thinking. 

    On today's Digital Meetup, Jess and Jason share key highlights from the webinar; specifically how a deployment approach fills the gap between implementation and value, between technology as a tool and as a human enabler. 

    We are redefining workforce experience as so much more than it was before, requiring a new approach to the solutions that can enable it. Speaking of workforce experience, how would you define it? We asked our team, and got a variety of interesting responses. 

    We'll dig into what workforce experience looks like today, the hierarchy of needs when it comes to it, and why we need to reorganize HR. PLUS, we'll introduce a new Management Reset Masterclass created by our friend, Jason Lauritsen. His free training series is designed to support managers who are navigating their way through all of the changes in the Now of Work.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Special Guests Ryan Malkes and Emily Dahl Take Over the Meetup

    Special Guests Ryan Malkes and Emily Dahl Take Over the Meetup

    Imagine if our obsession with happy customers started with an obsession for workforce experience? When you get employee experience right it has a ripple effect that washes over your customers.   

    What does it take? DESIGN, DESIGN, DESIGN! It's the key component—the backbone. Then comes data and a deployment mindset; not a bunch of #HRtech implementations.  This is why Jess Von Bank and I are excited to welcome two of our most brilliant minds to today's Digital Meetup.

    Leapgen designers, Emily Dahl and Ryan Malkes, will join us at 1PM ET for some straight talk. You ARE redesigning WORK, aren't you? You should be.  

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    • 53 min
    The Bright Light of Employee Development-Digital Meetup: Ben Brooks

    The Bright Light of Employee Development-Digital Meetup: Ben Brooks

    Employee development is a bright light in a competitive labor market. It not only helps with retention, developing talent can build trust, loyalty and connection to your organization's greater purpose. 

    ...And just like everything in the past 18 months, it is critical for leader to rethink how to approach employee development in the #NowofWork. Does digital culture, the distributed workforce, and hybrid models of working help or hurt our efforts to focus on people, their needs, and how they can be nurtured and developed to drive value as businesses innovate and evolve?

    We into this topic on today's Digital Meetup! Jess Von Bank and Jason Averbook will be joined by Ben Brooks, a Top 100 HRTech Influencer. We'll talk about the role of tech in developing people at scale, the acceleration of skills development brought on by automation, and the difference between employee coaching and traditional talent management. Ben is the CEO of PILOT, a career management technology platform that helps business leaders and employees to make work more satisfying and fulfilling. 


    Connect with Ben

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/benbrooksny/

    Ben's Company

    https://pilot.coach/

    • 50 min
    The Weapons of Talent War with Craig Fisher-Digital Meetup

    The Weapons of Talent War with Craig Fisher-Digital Meetup

    TALENT WARS are fun, aren't they? They challenge us to find better, engage better, recruit better, DO BETTER. When talent is calling the shots, we up our game! We polish off our Employee Value Proposition and employer brand, turn our efforts toward inclusion and retention to keep the talent sieve from leaking out the back door. We try to rectify the Glass Door reviews that took a hit when we were looking the other way....We sharpen the weapons of a good talent war.

    But how do companies reposition and bolster their employer brand to attract talent that's FRANKLY HAD ENOUGH? People want more, expect more, deserve more, and our BS detector has been sharpened through lingering pandemics. What about recruiters trying to do their jobs through it all? They're in the highest demand of all as open jobs soar and employers scramble to hire; how do they upskill themselves, make themselves marketable, or just keep up with high req loads?

    We have so much to talk about with Craig Fisher ON TODAY'S DIGITAL MEETUP FRIDAY, AUGUST 6. JOIN Craig, Jess Von Bank and Jason as they dig into THE WEAPONS OF TALENT WAR.

    Craig is the founder of the employer brand and recruitment tech/process strategy firm, TalentNet Media. He has led Global Marketing, Employer Brand, and Recruiting Innovation at Allegis Global Solutions and talent acquisition teams at the Fortune 500 level.

    • 45 min
    You can't hire your way into workplace diversity- Rosie Nestingen, Technology Transformation Director at Best Buy

    You can't hire your way into workplace diversity- Rosie Nestingen, Technology Transformation Director at Best Buy

    THEN: She became Miss North Dakota for a big reason: to use her voice as a young Black woman on a platform with influence and reach in a place not expecting to see someone like her. Rosie Nestingen tells Jess Von Bank, our Head of Marketing and Now of Work community host, about the day she arrived at a school assembly to share her inspirational youth message with grade school kids. The principal greeted her: "I love your message, I love your story, but you should know your audience. There is ONE diverse person in our community. The only family who isn't German is Norwegian."

    NOW: What it must feel like doing diversity recruitment. You can't hire your way into workplace diversity. (Repeat that 100 times.) You CAN welcome marginalized employees by addressing belonging, inclusion, and retention. That's the real work, the harder work, and it also requires knowing your audience. "Where are we really at, if we're being honest?" You don't create workplace diversity in a Big Bang; you do it in repeatable, measurable, incremental ways that show PROOF of the PROMISES you make."

    This is Rosie's approach in her mission to attract and retain more diverse technology talent within Best Buy. She's not on the DEI team, she's on the technology team. DEI isn't a TEAM, it's a WAY OF BEING. Important #NowofWork podcast conversation; listen up!



    Connect with Rosie Nestingen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosienestingen/

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Jdrean ,

All my favorite influencers!

I happily stumbled upon this podcast and am AMAZED at how progressive and relatable it is.
Jess is an amazing host who knows how to guide the convo to the best bits of content in a friendly way. If you are ready for an energetic and disruptive way to view the future of work, I highly recommend it.

XoX19x560 ,

Future of Work is Here

Love this HR and tech podcast by veterans of the HR industry. If you’re looking for insights on the future of work, along with savvy guests who get it, this is your show.

Lisa Larkin ,

Amazing new podcast

The team at Leapgen have done an amazing job putting together an amazing listen at a time of need by the HR and technology industry.

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