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The People Analytics podcast is built for experts in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition to learn about effective strategies in the growing field of People Analytics.

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The People Analytics podcast is built for experts in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition to learn about effective strategies in the growing field of People Analytics.

    Continuous Performance Management with 15Five’s Dan Taylor

    Continuous Performance Management with 15Five’s Dan Taylor

    Dan Taylor is the Partner Manager at 15Five. He partners with HR Consultants to help companies improve performance, engagement, and retention. He is from Provo, Utah, and loves getting into the great outdoors. On this week’s episode of People Analytics, Dan and Sean discuss:

    What is continuous performance management?
    Why performance management should be prioritized
    15Five’s work with Credit Karma
    How does the science behind continuous performance management work?
    360 performance reviews, and why they should be incorporated


    15Five’s Website - https://www.15five.com/
    15Five’s Partnerships - https://www.15five.com/getstarted/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=staffgeek
    15Fives’ Best Self - https://www.15five.com/best-self-review/

    Connecting with Dan:

    Connect with Dan via email at dan.taylor@15five.com

    • 22 min
    Hiring for Culture Fit with Arcules Stephanie Hammerwold

    Hiring for Culture Fit with Arcules Stephanie Hammerwold

    Stephanie Hammerwold is the Director of Human Resources at Arcules, a tech startup that has developed a cloud-based solution for video data management. Stephanie's HR career spans the grocery, manufacturing, warehousing and tech industries. She spends her spare time running an all-volunteer nonprofit that helps formerly incarcerated people get back to work and advocates for fair chance hiring. On this episode of People Analytics, Sean and Stephanie discuss: 

    What it means to hire for culture fit
    Giving the candidate an opportunity to evaluate your culture as part of the hiring process
    Matching candidates with team members for the interview process
    Best practices for match candidates with existing team members
    Why hiring for culture can make your company more attractive to candidates
    How Arcules defines its culture and measures it overtime
    The cultural values the are important for success at Arcules
    How Arcules uses assessments to level up their hiring effort
    Defining a profile with assessment tools that can level up your hiring effort
    What’s next for the people analytics tools for Arcules


    Arcules Blog: https://blog.arcules.com/workplaceculture
    DevPro Journal: https://www.devprojournal.com/business-operations/leadership/how-2020-changed-our-company-culture/
    Stephanie's Nonprofit: https://www.prcsca.org/

    Connecting with Stephanie: 

    Connect with Stephanie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-hammerwold-38a8791b/

    • 29 min
    Re-thinking your Hiring Strategy for the Distributed World with Aurora’s Dan Smolkin

    Re-thinking your Hiring Strategy for the Distributed World with Aurora’s Dan Smolkin

    Dan is currently the Head of People Operations for Aurora Solar, a platform focused on enabling a clean energy future for all. When he joined in early 2019, they were 45 employees primarily in San Francisco and have now grown to more than 100 team members across the United States. He believes strongly in taking an open source approach to People Operations by actively sharing and building useful tools for other HR professionals. On this episode of the People Analytics podcast, Dan and Sean cover

    How the Aurora hiring strategy has changed based on the market conditions
    What influenced Aurora to rethink their strategy around the decentralized team
    How to measure the effectiveness of your decentralized hiring strategy
    The specific advantages of leveraging a distributed hiring strategy
    Language to include in a job description to capture the attention of great candidates everywhere
    How to rethink your HR tech stack to enable a successful transition in hiring strategy


    Notion - www.notion.so/
    Dan's Website - https://dansmolkin.com/
    Dan's Compiled Resources - dansmolkin.com/go/resources
    Coda - https://coda.io/welcome
    Almanac - https://almanac.io/home
    Holloway Guides - https://www.holloway.com/

    Connecting with Dan:

    Connect with Dan on his website - dansmolkin.com

    • 27 min
    The Power of Storytelling in Recruiting with Beeswax’s Charlie Keinath

    The Power of Storytelling in Recruiting with Beeswax’s Charlie Keinath

    Charlie Keinath has worked for some of NYC's most preeminent startups including Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Intersection and now Beeswax. With over 10 years in the recruiting space, he's mostly focused on Engineering, Data and Product and never shies away from those hard to fill positions. When it comes to recruiting he has both led and managed teams to drive hiring and come up with new unique and outside of the box methodologies to attract and retain talent in an ever-evolving startup ecosystem. He's always looking to chat, whether it's about the latest/greatest in tech or just general career advice. On this episode, Sean and Charlie discuss

    "If You’re Offered a Seat on a Rocket Ship, You Don’t Ask What Seat. You Just Get On.” - Marissa Mayer, Ex-CEO Yahoo
    Why title matters less in a young growing startup environment
    How to make your company’s story exciting for candidates
    Positioning your company’s value proposition for candidates
    Marketing the opportunity effectively to your prospective candidates
    How the history of your industry can help engage candidates

    Connecting with Charlie:

    Connect with Charlie over LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleskeinath/
    Follow Charlie on Twitter - https://twitter.com/charliek212?lang=en

    • 27 min
    Consultative Approach to Recruiting with Andrew Bernstein

    Consultative Approach to Recruiting with Andrew Bernstein

    Andrew Bernstein who is the Talent Acquisition Coordinator at Propeller. He is a people and operations professional who has worked in the life science space as well as in the hardware and software industry within drone mapping. He cares about people, loves helping startup organizations succeed, and loves his wife and 5 pets. Another great passion Andrew has is his love of sports, whether it be watching his Boston sports teams, playing tennis and pickleball competitively, or analyzing individual players and strategy in football, baseball and basketball. Topics that Sean and Andrew cover on this weeks episode of the People Analytics podcast include 

    Defining consultative and how it relates to recruiting 
    Why Andrew feels Propeller hasn’t lost a single member of the team under his tenure
    What a "top grade" interview is and why it matters
    Why you should prioritize a positive candidate experience in your hiring process
    How platforms like Glassdoor affect investing in the candidate experience 
    What you can start doing today to improve your company’s candidate experience


    Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26329.Emotional_Intelligence
    Beartown by Frederik Backman - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33413128-beartown
    First Round Capital - https://firstround.com/
    First Round Article on Diversity and Inclusion - https://firstround.com/review/eight-ways-to-make-your-dandi-efforts-less-talk-and-more-walk/

    Connecting with Andrew 

    Connect with Andrew on his cell at 310-502-4098
    Connect with Andrew over Email at andrew.bernst3in@gmail.com

    • 36 min
    Creating a Feedback Driven Culture with Elliot Epstein

    Creating a Feedback Driven Culture with Elliot Epstein

    Elliot Epstein is the Head of People at Galileo.  He has dedicated his career to building and scaling People functions in mission-driven organizations.  He has worked in people, culture, and organizational development roles across different sectors.  He lives in Manhattan with his husband, daughter, and rescue dog. On this week's People Analytics, Sean and Elliot cover

    Defining and building a "feedback driven culture"
    Why you should consider when building a user manual for your team members
    Ask yourself, “What can I do 10% better?
    Creating a structure that eliminates bias


    Anti-racism must reads - https://www.edgilityconsulting.com/11-books-on-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-that-are-actually-worth-reading/
    How to Love Criticism with Adam Grant - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-love-criticism/id1346314086?i=1000404159792 
    LifeLabs - https://lifelabslearning.com/

    Connecting with Elliot

    Connect with Elliot on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliotrepstein/

    • 27 min

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Jakub[SOP] ,

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Great source of handling and managing employees in the current world! They also have great guests and a variety of topics.

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