33 episodes

Are you an HR professional or an aspiring HR pro? If so, this podcast is for you!

Join Ricklyn Woods, a certified HR pro turn resume writer and career coach, as she interviews HR thought leaders, HR professionals from all functions within HR including technology and data analytics, and those in entry-level HR roles. It is her goal to amplify voices in HR by sharing career stories that will inspire aspiring HR professionals and those already in the field.

Launching March 10, 2021.

So You Want To Work In HR Ricklyn Woods

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Are you an HR professional or an aspiring HR pro? If so, this podcast is for you!

Join Ricklyn Woods, a certified HR pro turn resume writer and career coach, as she interviews HR thought leaders, HR professionals from all functions within HR including technology and data analytics, and those in entry-level HR roles. It is her goal to amplify voices in HR by sharing career stories that will inspire aspiring HR professionals and those already in the field.

Launching March 10, 2021.

    Are You Ready for an Uprise in HR?

    Are You Ready for an Uprise in HR?

    My guest for this episode is Rebecca Weaver. She is the Founder and CEO of HRuprise, a marketplace and community that connects people with HR coaches to help them grow, develop, and navigate their toughest workplace challenges. After 20 years of working in HR, Rebecca grew frustrated with just how much is stacked in favor of the company, including the role of HR. Her experience has run the gamut, from well-established companies like Target and Home Depot, to experimental companies like Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project.
    Rebecca created HRuprise to level the playing field for employees, providing HR that works for employees, rather than the company.
    In this episode you will learn:
    Why and how Rebecca imagined and created a different HR structure where HR pros work for employees not their bosses Why there is in an inherent conflict of interest when navigating employee relations How and why you should value the advice you give as an HR professional How you may be able to do HR differently while still working your day job Connect with our host:
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    • 48 min
    Episode 13 - Turn The Interview In Your Favor

    Episode 13 - Turn The Interview In Your Favor

    Lisa, a Partner at Meritarc, where she and her colleagues believe that people strategy IS business strategy. Lisa delivers exceptional business outcomes through a deep understanding of client needs and how to solve unique challenges. She develops talent through proven strategies. and has over 20 years of HR experience, including roles as Head of U.S. HR for Scotiabank, SVP of Leadership Development at Bank of America Merrill Lynch along with a variety of global HR roles at CIBC and Deutsche Bank.
    Lisa is Hogan Assessment Certified and was inducted into the YWCA of the City of New York, Academy of Women Leaders.
    In this episode, you will learn:
    The benefits of turning your interview into a conversation How to step into a leadership position What it means to get paid for what you know How Walsh navigates being the only person in the room like her Connect with our host:
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    • 47 min
    Own Your Career By Doing The Work

    Own Your Career By Doing The Work

    In this week's episode, Ricklyn is joined by Carla Patton. Carla is a Certified Professional in Human Resources, offering an 18 year HR career distinguished by commended performance and proven results. She has demonstrated success in a broad range of HR-related activities. Carla prides herself on inspiring trust and engagement with Business Partners through building relationships at all levels of an organization. She is also the Co-Owner of The Career Salon, LLC and has a podcast with her twin sister covering issues related to career mobility, diversity, and inclusion, human capital and leadership.
    In this episode you will learn:
    The skill that can open the door to career opportunities The impact networking has on making a career pivot How finding a stage and being vocal can help your career Why asking for help is a sign of professional maturity Connect with our host:
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    LinkedIn Article by Carla Patton

    • 53 min
    People Say She's Brave, She Says She's Prepared

    People Say She's Brave, She Says She's Prepared

    In this week's episode, Ricklyn is joined by Angela Shaw.   Angela Shaw is an accomplished HR professional. She grew her career from an administrative employee to leadership and has served as a Vice President of HR and was recently named Chief People Officer at a growing juice company in Austin, TX.
    She has a BS degree in Business with a minor in Human Resources. She is certified as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Angela has a love of HR but is specifically devoted to diversity, inclusion, and workforce readiness.
    Angela views volunteer leadership as a pathway for her passion as a servant leader to the HR community. She has steadily been involved with SHRM chapters since 2011 including 2019 President of the Austin Human Resource Management Association and currently Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director for TXSHRM.
    She is currently concentrating on teaching HR and consulting. She also serves on the board of two other organizations PelotonU and the YWCA of Greater Austin.
    In this episode you will learn:
    Why it is important to choose yourself and let go of that which no longer serves you What it takes to land your first role in HR and build your career to the C-Suite How to show your value in your career and while seated at the table DEI: Where does it belong, how does it get done, and who should lead it? Connect with our host:
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    • 49 min
    How To Leverage Data To Make Business Decisions

    How To Leverage Data To Make Business Decisions

    In this week’s episode, Ricklyn is joined by Kevyn Rustici. Kevyn is a Strategic Human Asset Consultant - Flipping HR from Cost Center to Profit Center with HRevolution. His "passion project" is upskilling HR professionals to become better business partners through data, metrics, and analytics. By focusing on the people, process, and technology today we can relieve HR of the administrative, reactionary practices of yesterday to a more strategic proactive function, to maximize the bottom-line impact.
    In this episode, you will learn: 
    The power of employee data and how to use it The three questions you should ask to identify where strategic changes need to be made  The importance of developing a relationship with the Finance team  How having the data and insights could position you to be a profit center and not a cost center Connect with our host: 
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    • 40 min
    Give Yourself Permission To Dream Bigger

    Give Yourself Permission To Dream Bigger

    In this week’s episode, Ricklyn is joined by Sandra M. Reed, SPHR. Sandra is a leading expert in the certification of Human Resource Professionals.  She is the author of HRCI’s Official Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge, and numerous PHR SPHR exam preparation books, SHRM case studies, learning modules and training for adult students. 
    Sandra holds her undergraduate degree in Industrial-Organizational psychology, and her graduate degree in Organizational Leadership.  She is a Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment (MBTI), and the owner of a business consulting group that specializes in strategy, organizational effectiveness and design and leadership development for small businesses.  Sandra lives in the heart of the Central Valley of California.
    In this episode, you will learn: 
    How to overcome imposter syndrome to move your HR career forward The true value of preparing for your HR certifications How personality assessments help organizations hire and select the right people How Sandra transitioned from in-house corporate HR to  leading her own consulting group Books mentioned in the show 
    Long Life Learning by Michelle Weise
    Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni
    HR Body of Knowledge by Sandra M. Reed
     
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    Pre-order your copy of the study guide for the Sherm CP and the Sherm SCP exam 

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

ChrisRutter ,

Timely, Real & Valuable

Whether you are an HR professional (of any kind from intern, comp analyst, TA, HRBP or VP) or you manage people in any capacity this podcast is a must listen. The speakers Ricklyn invites on provide so much real world value that seemingly speaks to you directly. The content is always timely in that you can take the content you just heard and actually apply to your practice or company.

I also love how the guests who are all successful in their own right never shy away from sharing their failures throughout their career. Thank you Ricklyn and your guests for tearing down this stigma and teaching listeners that failures are the best way to learn.

Zap1966 ,

Five Stars ✨ ✨✨✨✨

I'm a career changer with a non-traditional background. I'm excited about transitioning into, and landing my first position within the HR space. Ricklyn is very knowledgeable and informative. I love her style and podcast format. Thank you 😀

snezhana-tuttle ,

Inspiring!

I’m new to HR and have been doing some research to be able to better understand HR. Ricklyn Wood is amazing! She covers so much in her podcast and gets to the heart of HR. This podcast is very resourceful and encouraging! Great job!

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