16 episodes

Talkin’ Talent is an HR podcast focused on sharing stories from professionals working in human resource roles at all levels and career stages. Hosted by Cordia Resources’ Managing Director, Human Resources Practice, and professional recruiter, Sam McCarthy, you will hear personal interview stories as he delves into topics that include how to get into HR, career moves, personal and professional challenges, recruiting trends, and many others.

Talkin' Talent with Cordia's Sam McCarthy Cordia Resources by Cherry Bekaert

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Talkin’ Talent is an HR podcast focused on sharing stories from professionals working in human resource roles at all levels and career stages. Hosted by Cordia Resources’ Managing Director, Human Resources Practice, and professional recruiter, Sam McCarthy, you will hear personal interview stories as he delves into topics that include how to get into HR, career moves, personal and professional challenges, recruiting trends, and many others.

    HR Recruiting Trends in 2024: Labor Market Changes and Outlook

    HR Recruiting Trends in 2024: Labor Market Changes and Outlook

    In the latest episode of the Talkin’ Talent, Sam McCarthy, Director at Cordia Resources by Cherry Bekaert, is joined by Tori Mitchell, SHRM-CP, Talent Acquisition Leader at Juno Search Partners. They discuss how the HR recruiting landscape has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic and what the next 12 months have in store. They also delve into why working with an HR recruiter can be beneficial in this complicated hiring market, common mistake leaders make when hiring for HR and what to do inste...

    • 37 min
    From Greeting Cards to Consulting: Tobey Wyatt's Journey to Starting Her Own Fractional Operations Firm

    From Greeting Cards to Consulting: Tobey Wyatt's Journey to Starting Her Own Fractional Operations Firm

    In the 14th episode of Talkin’ Talent, Sam sits down with Tobey Wyatt, founder of Motherlode Consulting, as she shares how her unique career journey led her to offering “ops in a box” business operations services to support CEOs and leadership teams. Her trial-and-error approach, from starting a greeting card company as a child, to obtaining a degree as a high school math teacher, helped her uncover her passion for mentorship and helping others succeed in business. Unable to find a teach...

    • 35 min
    Episode 13: Key Strategies for HR Leaders During Acquisitions: Insights from Cherry Bekaert's Chief People Officer

    Episode 13: Key Strategies for HR Leaders During Acquisitions: Insights from Cherry Bekaert's Chief People Officer

    Welcome to the 13th episode of "Talkin' Talent" with Sam McCarthy, MBA! Our guest, Lindsey McCarty, Chief People Officer at Cherry Bekaert, shares insights on navigating HR leadership during acquisitions. We explore key strategies such as transparent communication, talent retention and cultural integration. Learn how Cherry Bekaert excels in a flexible work model, embracing advanced technology, clear remote work policies and a commitment to employee well-being. Join us as we unravel HR leader...

    • 40 min
    Episode 12: Compensation Station: Let’s Talk Pay with Kathryn Gombos

    Episode 12: Compensation Station: Let’s Talk Pay with Kathryn Gombos

    Welcome to the 12th episode of "Talkin' Talent" with Sam McCarthy, MBA! In this episode, we're joined by Kathryn Gombos, MPA, SPHR founder of Gombos Group, and compensation expert. We'll explore the intricacies of compensation in the modern job market, delve into the importance of pay transparency, and learn how to communicate effectively about compensation matters. From understanding today's trends and the role of competitive pay to addressing the challenges and merits of pay transparency an...

    • 37 min
    11th Episode-The Journey Within: Navigating Career Transitions with Claire Kennedy

    11th Episode-The Journey Within: Navigating Career Transitions with Claire Kennedy

    Welcome to the 11th episode of Talkin' Talent! Join Sam as he sits down with Claire Kennedy, a seasoned HR and People professional who recently embarked on an exciting new job and career path. Together, they explore the lessons she's learned while seeking a fulfilling career. Claire generously shares her invaluable insights, offering practical strategies and innovative ideas for successfully navigating career transitions. Don't pass up the opportunity to tune in to this captivating and enligh...

    • 23 min
    10th Episode: From Leading HR to Budding Entrepreneur: A Chat with Jocelyn King

    10th Episode: From Leading HR to Budding Entrepreneur: A Chat with Jocelyn King

    In the 10th episode of Talkin' Talent, Sam interviews Jocelyn King, Founder and CEO of VirgilHR. Jocelyn, a versatile HR professional, discusses her journey through various industries and how it led her to establish VirgilHR—a company specializing in assisting businesses with employment and labor law compliance. Tune in to hear Jocelyn's entrepreneurial story and insights on supporting companies with employment and labor laws. Enjoy the episode!

    • 32 min

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