Podcast by David Hennessy
Episode 68 - Lisa Abbott - Lifespan
The Dream Team: Lifespan and The Hennessy Report!
Dave is joined by Lisa Abbott, renown for building great HR teams and Lifespan's SVP of HR and Community Affairs, where they believe in treating health care like a team sport.
Lifespan is Rhode Islands' largest employer, and wishes to be the "jewel of the community" of which it serves.
Lisa heralds the heroism of all caregivers throughout the pandemic, and discusses creative ways they've provided support to their most vulnerable employees, raising ~$150,000 in a couple of hours for their grocery, child care, and other concerns.
She also covers their unique approach to the national nursing staffing crisis, a new EAP program, her change management approach, and ongoing cultural integration.
You won't want to miss Lisa's episode of The Hennessy Report. Her passion and expertise shine through.
Episode 67 - Tracey Franklin - Moderna
Dave and Omar were joined by Tracey Franklin, CHRO at Moderna, the Cambridge, MA based biotech to thank for one of the leading, FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines.
As recipients and family of recipients, we want to thank the heroic employees of not only Moderna, but every organization that has strived to save so many lives and make such a huge difference in the world. Listening to Tracey describe the 24/7 dedication and tears of pride felt by all at Modera is indescribable. Please join us in celebrating them.
Tracey takes us back to pre-pandemic times, through Moderna's unique process developing a non-traditional vaccine, and that defining moment when they realized they were successful.
She explains how they were able to move at different pace and speed to traditional vaccines, ramping up from 800 employees by immediately onboarding hundreds who were able to share in a renewed sense of purpose and control in a time of such uncertainty around the world.
Tracey attributes much of their success to Moderna's culture, which was built off of risk and belief in the science of mRNA.
Episode 66 - Julie Weber - Southwest Airlines
Attention: Podcast coming in for landing!
David Hennessy is joined by the CPO of Southwest Airlines, Julie Weber, and colleague Debbie Noschese on this week's episode of The Hennessy Report.
As an industry hit particularly hard by COVID-19, Julie describes how the airline's people first philosophy and dedicated employees got them through the pandemic.
Julie describes Southwest's founding, revolutionizing air travel, their vision, behavioral hiring tips, and stories of employees living the airline's values everyday.
Debbie joins to ask a question on behalf of Dallas HR. The Hennessy Report is brought to you in cooperation with NEHRA, the New England chapter of SHRM.
So sit back and relax listening to Julie's episode – it'll be smooth sailing!
Episode 65 - Alyssa Lahar - ZoomInfo
Dave is joined by Alyssa Lahar, CHRO at ZoomInfo, on this episode of The Hennessy Report.
Alyssa highlights some of her favorite client examples - Tent Craft, Arnold's Office Furniture, and Silk Home. ZoomInfo was able to help each pivot their business', targeting new contacts and setting Tent Craft up for their highest revenue month of all time.
Alyssa covers ZoomInfo's 5 core values as well as how they utilize their employee resource groups to celebrate, empower, and educate their people on diversity and inclusion by providing training, resources, and hosting events like open mic nights and drag shows.
You'll be able to hear Alyssa's passion for the HR function, the work her team has accomplished, and the rare culture she says exists in every facet of ZoomInfo.
Episode 64 – Jennifer Kartono – Iron Mountain
From grocery store manager to SVP of HR at Iron Mountain, Jennifer Kartono joins Dave on this episode of The Hennessy Report.
Iron Mountain is a global storage and information management company with over 20,000 employees, or "mountaineers," and 230,000 customers.
Jennifer describes one of their core values as owning safety and security, two early moments that drover her to an "employee and customer centric approach," and the financial and resilience training Iron Mountain has offered to Mountaineers during COVID-19 per their requests.
Jennifer also has a unique take on the future of office work.
Episode 63 – Yolanda Butler Stephens - Museum of Science and Industry
Dave Hennessy and Traci Delgado share a moment with Yolanda Butler Stephens, Chief of People and Culture of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.
Yolanda describes the museum's mission of inspiring the inventive genius in everyone in math, science and technology and connecting people who may have been on the outside of traditional education.
She also discusses their work with IDEO to grow talent alongside the institution, partnerships with Google, the city of Chicago, and local schools, her insights for HR leaders on successfully handling talent reviews and the performance management process, as well as the acceptance of a lack of work/life balance.