80 episodes

The People and Performance Podcast offers insights into the strategic competencies, behaviors, and results needed to increase the performance of employees. From attraction and recruitment through onboarding and measuring all the way to succession planning, each episode will take a deep dive into the stages of workforce planning you need to master in order to guarantee long-term success in a rapidly changing world of work. Hosted by Chris Bjorling, Bill Banham and others, each interview is around 15-20 minutes and supported by super impressive guest industry experts.

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The People and Performance Podcast offers insights into the strategic competencies, behaviors, and results needed to increase the performance of employees. From attraction and recruitment through onboarding and measuring all the way to succession planning, each episode will take a deep dive into the stages of workforce planning you need to master in order to guarantee long-term success in a rapidly changing world of work. Hosted by Chris Bjorling, Bill Banham and others, each interview is around 15-20 minutes and supported by super impressive guest industry experts.

    Workplace Gender Equality and the Living Wage

    Workplace Gender Equality and the Living Wage

    In this episode, we discuss gender equality, the living wage and more.

    Our guest today is Deborah Borg, Chief Human Resources and D&I Officer at International Flavors & Fragrances, a world leader in food and beverage, home and personal care, and health.

    Deb is a seasoned HR and Business executive who has enabled business success through people for over 20 years. Her record of success can be attributed to an unusual breadth of experience having held key leadership roles in both general management and Human Resources for over 20 years in multinational industry leading companies. She has a passion for the human dimension of business, and applies her strong business acumen, curiosity, leadership and technical expertise in support of the business agenda as both a board member and a c-suite executive.

    Questions for Deborah include:
    IFF was recently named #1 in America and #10 globally on Equileap’s gender equality global report and ranking. What does this say about IFF's efforts to champion inclusion as a key advantage?What does it mean for the employer brand and recruitment efforts when a company can point to accolades like this?IFF is committed to the Living Wage Pledge to ensure all employees around the world receive a living wage as defined within their country. Why is this important?

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    Talking About Ways To Improve Company Culture and People Performance
    The People and Performance Podcast is a show that dives into all things related to raising performance in the working world around us. We investigate how technology and HR processes are inextricably linked to the employee experience and the bottom line.
    Chris Bjorling, Co-host
    Christopher Bjorling is President at Fidello Inc., a consulting and services firm specializing in improving human performance.
    For over 30 years Chris has led Fidello in creating unique talent management solutions. Through the products and services he and his team have created over the years, his organization has helped clients design, develop, implement and integrate talent management processes and systems.
    Bill Banham, Co-host
    Bill Banham, Publisher at The HR Gazette, Host of the popular HRchat Podcast and Organizer of events such as DisruptHR London.
    Bill has worked with lots of business tech and HR-focused brands in the UK and North America including HRreview, TalentCulture, HRmarketer, Sprigg HR, and Team Fitness Tool.
    Contact us to learn more!

    • 11 min
    International Women's Day Special

    International Women's Day Special

    Happy International Women's Day! Today is dedicated to celebrating accomplishments of women, and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Around the world, groups unite to celebrate women's achievements or advocate for gender equality.

    As a nod to this special day, Chris Bjorling and Bill Banham thought it would be great to share answers from ten awesome women who've been guests on the show. The responses offered tackle this question: "In one minute or less, can you share one piece of advice or some direction you were given by a mentor, leader or colleague that inspired you to perform at a higher level in your career?"

    In order of appearance, you'll hear answers from these ten awesome women: 
    Whitney Johnson, CEO of human capital consultancy Disruption AdvisorsKathy Caprino, an internationally-recognized career and leadership coach, writer, speaker and educator dedicated to the advancement of women in businessLila Nazef, Vice President of Sales and Marketing (North America) at Neocase, a Saas platform for automating HR service deliveryRita Sookrit, Toronto-based L&D expert and co-organizer of DisruptHR BuffaloKim Tabac, a consultant helping businesses big and small across North America to leverage their number one asset: their peopleKeirsten Greggs, founder and CEO of TRAP Recruiter LLCJacqueline Kuhn, Co-Owner and Executive Vice President, Strategic Services at HRchitectJanet M. Stovall, Global Head of DEI at the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global neuroscience-backed consultancy advising companies including Boeing, Microsoft, Netflix, and Zoom on DEI and workplace cultureTia Graham, Founder of Arrive At Happy and author of the book Be a Happy Leader. Throughout its pages, strategies and tactics are provided which include the use of positive psychologiy, having a broad perspective, executing quickly, creating strong relationships, measuring what matters, and being the spark in the teamEbonee Davis Ifeobu, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Bridgestone Americas

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    Talking About Ways To Improve Company Culture and People Performance
    The People and Performance Podcast is a show that dives into all things related to raising performance in the working world around us. We investigate how technology and HR processes are inextricably linked to the employee experience and the bottom line.
    Chris Bjorling, Co-host
    Christopher Bjorling is President at Fidello Inc., a consulting and services firm specializing in improving human performance.
    For over 30 years Chris has led Fidello in creating unique talent management solutions. Through the products and services he and his team have created over the years, his organization has helped clients design, develop, implement and integrate talent management processes and systems.
    Bill Banham, Co-host
    Bill Banham, Publisher at The HR Gazette, Host of the popular HRchat Podcast and Organizer of events such as DisruptHR London.
    Bill has worked with lots of business tech and HR-focused brands in the UK and North America including HRreview, TalentCulture, HRmarketer, Sprigg HR, and Team Fitness Tool.
    Contact us to learn more!

    • 14 min
    Employee Appreciation

    Employee Appreciation

    Today is Employee Appreciation Day! The holiday started to appear in workplace calendars around 1995 and has since grown into a well-loved tradition. Its creation is credited to Dr. Bob Nelson in collaboration with his company, Workman Publishing. Now, almost 30 years later, more and more companies are celebrating this semi-official holiday in one fashion or another all around the world!

    To celebrate employee appreciation day 2024, hosts Chris Bjorling and Bill Banham couldn't think of a better guest to be on the People and Performance Podcast than the awesome Rob Catalano, Chief Engagement Officer at WorkTango, a platform that offers employees a voice and leaders actionable insights. Using data science and natural language processing, Rob and his team help to deliver real-time insights to HR, executives and leaders on any initiative that requires employee feedback, and help companies measure employee engagement. The results are higher engagement and better people decisions. 

    Rob is also a co-organizer of the popular DisruptHR Toronto events - a series that is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of employees and leaders. 



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    Talking About Ways To Improve Company Culture and People Performance
    The People and Performance Podcast is a show that dives into all things related to raising performance in the working world around us. We investigate how technology and HR processes are inextricably linked to the employee experience and the bottom line.
    Chris Bjorling, Co-host
    Christopher Bjorling is President at Fidello Inc., a consulting and services firm specializing in improving human performance.
    For over 30 years Chris has led Fidello in creating unique talent management solutions. Through the products and services he and his team have created over the years, his organization has helped clients design, develop, implement and integrate talent management processes and systems.
    Bill Banham, Co-host
    Bill Banham, Publisher at The HR Gazette, Host of the popular HRchat Podcast and Organizer of events such as DisruptHR London.
    Bill has worked with lots of business tech and HR-focused brands in the UK and North America including HRreview, TalentCulture, HRmarketer, Sprigg HR, and Team Fitness Tool.
    Contact us to learn more!

    • 16 min
    Maintaining Employee Performance While Navigating a Polycrisis

    Maintaining Employee Performance While Navigating a Polycrisis

    Our guest this time is Joshua Siegal a multi-time Head of People for some of Canada’s most successful scale-up tech companies. He’s currently operating as a Fractional Chief People Officer, Advisor, Investor, and Speaker, empowering organizations to build sustainable, high-performance cultures.

    Josh will also be a speaker at DisruptHR Buffalo on April 11.

    Listen as we discuss  ways to navigate a 'polycrisis' and keep employees energized during difficult times

    Questions for Josh Include: 
    Can you share your experiences of "navigating a polycrisis" and keeping employees energized during challenging times?What are some ways to navigate layoffs more compassionately?How can we create human connection in a decentralized world?Can you share some top advice you've had from a mentor?Tell us about your talk on April 11.
    More About Josh

    Josh possesses a deep love for coaching, mentoring, & education. Be it in the boardroom or in the classroom, he feels it is his purpose to help those around him unleash their full potential.

    When not leading People & Culture teams, Josh has a deep passion for the martial arts, yoga, reading, and spending time with his amazing wife and adorable dog.
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    Talking About Ways To Improve Company Culture and People Performance
    The People and Performance Podcast is a show that dives into all things related to raising performance in the working world around us. We investigate how technology and HR processes are inextricably linked to the employee experience and the bottom line.
    Chris Bjorling, Co-host
    Christopher Bjorling is President at Fidello Inc., a consulting and services firm specializing in improving human performance.
    For over 30 years Chris has led Fidello in creating unique talent management solutions. Through the products and services he and his team have created over the years, his organization has helped clients design, develop, implement and integrate talent management processes and systems.
    Bill Banham, Co-host
    Bill Banham, Publisher at The HR Gazette, Host of the popular HRchat Podcast and Organizer of events such as DisruptHR London.
    Bill has worked with lots of business tech and HR-focused brands in the UK and North America including HRreview, TalentCulture, HRmarketer, Sprigg HR, and Team Fitness Tool.
    Contact us to learn more!

    • 19 min
    How to Source and Hire High-Performers

    How to Source and Hire High-Performers

    In this episode, we consider how to source and hire high-performers. Our guest today is Shally Steckerl, Principal Consultant and Founderat The Sourcing Institute.

    Shally is a globally recognized recruiting leader who has helped build sourcing organizations for companies such as Microsoft, Google, Coca-Cola, Cisco, and Motorola. He is a writer, a public speaker, and an adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. 

    Shally is known as the "Godfather of Sourcing" and has dedicated much of his adult life to teaching his sourcing methods to those who want to be better. Shally understands what it takes to get leads on the phone and contracts on deck.

    Questions for Shally include:
    In many industries, it's tough to find and hire high-performing people right now. Why is that?Is culture fit important? What's different about what top candidates expect from their next job and how have expectations changed since we came through the pandemic? How can hiring managers mess it up at the interview stage? What pitfalls should they avoid to get the candidate over the line? 

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    Talking About Ways To Improve Company Culture and People Performance
    The People and Performance Podcast is a show that dives into all things related to raising performance in the working world around us. We investigate how technology and HR processes are inextricably linked to the employee experience and the bottom line.
    Chris Bjorling, Co-host
    Christopher Bjorling is President at Fidello Inc., a consulting and services firm specializing in improving human performance.
    For over 30 years Chris has led Fidello in creating unique talent management solutions. Through the products and services he and his team have created over the years, his organization has helped clients design, develop, implement and integrate talent management processes and systems.
    Bill Banham, Co-host
    Bill Banham, Publisher at The HR Gazette, Host of the popular HRchat Podcast and Organizer of events such as DisruptHR London.
    Bill has worked with lots of business tech and HR-focused brands in the UK and North America including HRreview, TalentCulture, HRmarketer, Sprigg HR, and Team Fitness Tool.
    Contact us to learn more!

    • 17 min
    How Better DEI Programs Create Higher Performance

    How Better DEI Programs Create Higher Performance

    The numbers consistently show that a diverse workforce, supported by rigorous DEI policies, can unleash a myriad of benefits. It has the power to revolutionize an organization's performance, drive innovation, enhance decision-making, and ultimately, create a thriving culture of excellence.

    In this episode of the People and Performance Podcast, we delve deep into some practical strategies, insights, and success stories from an industry leader who champions diversity ways to leverage DEI initiatives to achieve higher overall levels of employee performance.

    Listen as we explore ways in which a more diverse workforce, coupled with robust DEI recruitment policies, can become a catalyst for positive change, propelling organizations to new heights of success.

    Our guest this time is Keirsten Greggs, founder and CEO of TRAP Recruiter LLC, a recruiting consulting and career coaching firm. With over 20 years of experience in talent acquisition, she's passionate about helping organizations attract, select and retain the best people, including underrepresented candidates, as well as helping job seekers find their voice in the hiring process.

    With 20+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition, she’s known around the industry. Add that to being featured as an expert by ERE, InHerSight, Diversity Jobs, Hiretual, Talview, TechTarget, BBC World Service Radio, MadameNoire, Fast Company, and SiriusXM Urban View.

    Listen and learn practical techniques and strategies you can use to attract, source, and retain diverse candidates and the benefits it’ll bring to the performance of your company.
    Questions for Keirsten include: 
    Can you tell us about your passion for recruiting?Can you share 2 or 3 top diversity recruiting strategies to achieve better levels of DEI in the workplace?What do many job candidates get wrong about working with a recruiter?What do many employers get wrong when trying to recruit a more diverse workforce? How can they make the employer brand more appealing? How is AI helping to remove bias from the sourcing and recruiting process? 

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    Talking About Ways To Improve Company Culture and People Performance
    The People and Performance Podcast is a show that dives into all things related to raising performance in the working world around us. We investigate how technology and HR processes are inextricably linked to the employee experience and the bottom line.
    Chris Bjorling, Co-host
    Christopher Bjorling is President at Fidello Inc., a consulting and services firm specializing in improving human performance.
    For over 30 years Chris has led Fidello in creating unique talent management solutions. Through the products and services he and his team have created over the years, his organization has helped clients design, develop, implement and integrate talent management processes and systems.
    Bill Banham, Co-host
    Bill Banham, Publisher at The HR Gazette, Host of the popular HRchat Podcast and Organizer of events such as DisruptHR London.
    Bill has worked with lots of business tech and HR-focused brands in the UK and North America including HRreview, TalentCulture, HRmarketer, Sprigg HR, and Team Fitness Tool.
    Contact us to learn more!

    • 20 min

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