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Welcome to Smarter, the show that engages with top experts and senior leaders to uncover the trends, unlock the insights and listen for the new ideas we all want to learn. Focusing on topics around purpose, people and the processes that work the best. When HR problems are business problems, senior leaders want answers. This podcast is all about becoming better and thinking strategically about talent. Join us and let's get Smarter together.

SMARTER Jess Elmquist

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Welcome to Smarter, the show that engages with top experts and senior leaders to uncover the trends, unlock the insights and listen for the new ideas we all want to learn. Focusing on topics around purpose, people and the processes that work the best. When HR problems are business problems, senior leaders want answers. This podcast is all about becoming better and thinking strategically about talent. Join us and let's get Smarter together.

    Not Just Finding Work, But Finding the Right One — ft. Davinder Athwal

    Not Just Finding Work, But Finding the Right One — ft. Davinder Athwal

    Episode Notes
    Early in his finance career, a budding C-suite executive had a job at a global corporate consulting firm that included bagel runs for his colleagues. The humbling experience taught him about the value of working in tandem with others, perseverance and other soft skills that exist beyond a spreadsheet.

    Tune into this episode of “Smarter” to hear how that executive, now a chief financial officer, saw skills in a whole new light because of a family member’s job search, and the power of finding purpose in a profession.

    • 51 min
    Engineering a Frictionless Talent Experience With Data — ft. Allan Calonge

    Engineering a Frictionless Talent Experience With Data — ft. Allan Calonge

    Episode Notes
    For Bon Secours Mercy Health, a frictionless talent experience that begins from the moment of sourcing and continues to the onboarding and post-boarding stages is a critical part of its talent strategy. That helps the hospital operator stand out as an employer of choice in an industry where caregivers are perpetually in short supply.

    Tune into this episode of “Smarter” to hear how data and analytics drive a frictionless experience for internal and external recruitment, and hammers home an organization’s value proposition.

    • 29 min
    The Unmistakable Power of Connecting People and Sharing Wisdom— ft. Derek Lundsten

    The Unmistakable Power of Connecting People and Sharing Wisdom— ft. Derek Lundsten

    Episode Notes
    The emerging leaders of tomorrow – those rebels with a heart – are part of a burgeoning movement of entrepreneurs with a particular skill, perspective or idea that can make the world a better place. The crowdsourcing of wisdom and empathy in real time creates entirely new business possibilities.

    Tune into this episode of “Smarter” to hear how business can be a platform for creating change and bringing people together to do good work in the world.

    Guest: Derek Lundsten, President and Chief Culture Officer, LifeGuides

    • 37 min
    Getting Your Employment Brand Out in a Quickly Changing World — ft. Ryan King

    Getting Your Employment Brand Out in a Quickly Changing World — ft. Ryan King

    Episode Notes
    Some companies spend millions of dollars on an employee value proposition. Regions Bank already had one. The challenge for one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services was how to communicate its strong employment brand to candidates.

    After implementing an AI-powered intelligent talent experience platform, Regions was able to run multiple campaigns simultaneously that took passive visitors to its career site and turned them into leads. Regions could also strategically campaign to people based on things that are happening within the company, as well as job-specific campaigns.

    The campaigns have been a game-changer in the company’s talent strategy.

    Tune into this episode of “Smarter” to hear how Regions is building a people pipeline for the future through impactful nurture campaigns that foster continued connections with candidates.

    Guest: Ryan King, Executive Vice President and Head of Talent Acquisition, Regions BankNotes go here

    • 35 min
    Bringing the Human Back into Talent Acquisition — ft. Mandy Day

    Bringing the Human Back into Talent Acquisition — ft. Mandy Day

    Episode Notes
    Mandy Day is in charge of 200 global talent acquisition team members at The Cigna Group. Last year alone the health insurance giant hired about 24,000 people, half of which were external hires and the other half internal hires.

    With more than 74,000 people working at Cigna, Day and her team recognize the massive potential of their employees — investing in their professional development and career planning  throughout the company has become a critical strategy for both hiring and retaining talent. IInternal mobility is easier now that the company has a talent ecosystem where employees can try new roles outside of their swim lane. 

    Join this episode of “Smarter” to hear how this leader got her start in HR, the evolution of the function from a back office operation to strategic force, and her views on how talent can make or break a company.

    Guest: Mandy Day, Vice President, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, The Cigna Group

    • 34 min
    Beating the Talent Shortage at Its Own Game — ft. Eric Van Duren

    Beating the Talent Shortage at Its Own Game — ft. Eric Van Duren

    Episode Notes
    Health care workers are back to pre-pandemic staffing levels, but the industry still needs more — much more — talent. With aging Baby Boomers retiring in droves and needing more medical care, and the overall U.S. population getting older, the health sector will grow by 13% in the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    That’s much faster than the average for all occupations.Bon Secours Mercy Health is proactively pursuing talent and empowering its recruiting teams to flourish and operate at the top of license. Join us to hear how one of the nation’s largest hospital operators dramatically boosted external hires, including hard-to-find nurses.

    Guest: Eric Van Duren, Chief Talent Acquisition Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health

    • 31 min

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