Redefining HR is a podcast exploring the leading edges of all things talent - HR, people operations, recruiting, etc (formerly 21st Century HR). Each week I sit down with leading thinkers and doers in the field to get an inside look at how they build their teams, what drives them, and where we can do better.
The podcast spotlights mavericks, innovators, boundary-pushers, creators, builders, and convention crushers. It’s a conversational format bringing real insights, experience, and stories from a range of business and talent leaders around the world.
Ep62 JUST EAT Chief People Officer, Mira Magecha
In this episode, I sit down with JUST EAST Chief People Officer Mira Magecha to discuss her career, including what it’s like to move into the Chief People Officer role from within. In this episode, you’ll learn:
What drew Mira to HR
How management consulting at Cap Gemini shaped her views on the field
How moving into the CPO role from within helped and hurt her ability to drive change
How she manages to avoid burnout
How shifting to remote impacts culture
Why she’s excited about a new platform she’s advising, Unibeez, and what this means for the students
Ep61 Onboard Health Founder & CEO, Andre Blackman
In this episode, I’m joined by Onboard Health Founder & CEO Andre Blackman for a discussion at the intersection of public health, racial equity, and talent. Some of the topics we discuss include:
What drew Andre to healthcare
Racial equity and disparity in healthcare
Thoughts on how the pandemic will continue to unfold over the next year
Dismantling the “lack of pipeline” diversity excuses
What gives Andre hope right now
Ep60 Coinbase Chief People Officer, L.J. Brock
In this special two-part episode, I sit down with Coinbase Chief People Officer L.J. Brock to discuss their recent announcement to be “mission-focused” and move away from corporate and employee activism (part one) and their shift to remote-first (part two). We initially recorded the remote discussion before the mission-focused announcement, so part-two to discuss how the people team would manage their new apolitical approach.
Ep59 SmartRecruiters Founder & CEO, Jerome Ternynck
In this episode, I sit down with SmartRecruiters Founder & CEO Jerome Ternynck to discuss their plans to become an antiracist force in the recruiting industry. We dig into some of the following topics.
How has the pandemic has impacted SmartRecruiters
Why they shifted to remote-first
How that impacts their compensation plans
How the increased consciousness and conversation around racism and systemic inequity have impacted Jerome personally
SmartRecruiters roadmap to becoming an anti-racist force in the recruiting market
Why it was important for SmartRecruiters to take a leadership role on antiracism within the industry
How they’re auditing their internal systems and programs to identify bias and inequity
Jerome’s advice for other CEO’s who want to become antiracist companies
You can check out their plans to become an antiracist force in the recruiting market here: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/news/our-plan-to-become-an-anti-racist-force-in-the-recruiting-market/
Ep58 Culture Amp Director of Equitable Design & Impact, Aubrey Blanche
In this episode, I sit down with my friend Aubrey Blanche, Culture Amp’s Director of Equitable Design & Impact. Aubrey has been someone I look up to as a tireless champion of inclusive and equitable practices. In this episode, we discuss:
- How HR can become better antiracism advocates
- Culture Amp’s plans to become an anti-racist company
- How she’s teaching her parents about equity and racism
- Breaking down terms and definitions in her work
- Who inspires her work
- Much more
ep 57.5 BONUS: Redefining HR for the Post-Covid Future of Work Open Source Project
The "future of work" is now. The events of 2020 have propelled the field of HR forward and created an opportunity for a rethinking and resetting of how we design work practices that best serve all employees, our companies, and each other.
The role of HR has never been more important. To meet this moment we must work together to share ideas, practices, and what we’re learning. This resource is the result of a collaborative effort aimed at curating resources and tools to help businesses design and think about what’s next.
There’s no way to know exactly how, what, and when “work” will look differently on the other side of the pandemic. Our only certainty is that it won’t be the same. These resources aim to help educate and inspire those who are designing their future work strategies and structure, gauge how other companies are approaching this, and find resources to support their decision-making.
Like all open-source projects, this doc gets more useful with your contributions. You can view the open-source doc at: https://coda.io/@lars-schmidt/redefining-hr-for-the-post-covid-future-of-work.
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Redefining HR will redefine HR!
Redefining HR is the name of the game! If you are passionate about making the HR profession better, influencing organizations and helping people give their best, then listen to Lars and his guests. The discussion topics are relevant, timely and informative. Impressed at how generous Lars’ guests are at sharing their experience, “secret sauce” and other influencers in their network who help them get better. Worth a listen to each Monday.
High quality conversations
I really love this podcast. The topics, speakers, and content are relevant to any leader who needs to think about people or culture. The transparency is refreshing. I’ve been taking walks while listening, to be able to get away from my desk and get a new perspective. Look forward to the next season!
One of the few bright stars in the HR space
I’ve been following Lars for almost a decade because he’s a constant source of great ideas in a field not known for great ideas. His podcast is a great way to access his insights and connections!