39 episodes

Depending on the week, we'll either be going behind the scenes with HR execs to hear about what they do every day OR we'll be discussing the topics in the HR world that are top of mind for us.

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The Modern People Leader The Modern People Leader

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Depending on the week, we'll either be going behind the scenes with HR execs to hear about what they do every day OR we'll be discussing the topics in the HR world that are top of mind for us.

Connect with us:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenhuerta/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-huerta-74661390/

    39 - MPL Group Chat: Bouncing Forward in This Time of Uncertainty

    39 - MPL Group Chat: Bouncing Forward in This Time of Uncertainty

    This week we had two return guests for another MPL Group Chat:


    Libby Fiumara, Talent Program Manager from Expel and
    Sarah Salbu Young, Talent Experience Partner at Pegasystems

    We talked about how companies can bounce forward vs. focusing on the great resignation, the importance of pausing and reflecting on people who are making a positive impact on you at work, and trends heading into the last quarter of the year.

    Timestamps: it feels like things are moving slowly (4:45), bouncing forward vs. focusing on the great resignation (10:49), the concept of High School and being exposed to different people, ideas, and work (13:36), doing work that gives you energy and aligns with your purpose (18:20), time off is going to become a part of employees’ Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (24:06), the importance of pausing and reflecting on people who are having a positive impact on you (29:02) and trends heading into Q4, the “People Quarter”(39:45).

    If you have any feedback for the MPL podcast or would like to connect, don't hesitate to reach out on LinkedIn:

    Daniel Huerta and Stephen Huerta

    • 53 min
    38 - Steve Cadigan (Former CHRO at LinkedIn & Author)

    38 - Steve Cadigan (Former CHRO at LinkedIn & Author)

    Steve Cadigan, author, and former CHRO at LinkedIn, joined us on The Modern People Leader to discuss his recent book:

    Workquake: Embracing the Aftershocks of COVID-19 to Create a Better Model of Working

    Timestamps: Steve’s journey from graduating with no plan to becoming LinkedIn’s first CHRO (3:00), the inspiration behind his book (13:33), workers and companies can see LESS of the future than ever before (17:21), what companies can learn from Duke basketball’s Coach K and his talent strategy (23:54), organizations are hiring for intellectual curiosity (38:03), the lifespan of a new skill is shorter than it has ever been (43:03), and how Steve was conned by students into joining TikTok (56:07).

    If you have any feedback for the MPL podcast or would like to connect, don't hesitate to reach out on LinkedIn:

    Daniel Huerta and Stephen Huerta

    • 1 hr 1 min
    37 - Hybrid Work & The 4-Day Workweek

    37 - Hybrid Work & The 4-Day Workweek

    Today we talked about hybrid work and the possibility of a four-day workweek.

    If you have any feedback for the MPL podcast or would like to connect, don't hesitate to reach out on LinkedIn:

    Daniel Huerta and Stephen Huerta

    • 40 min
    36 - MPL Group Chat: The Summer of Counteroffers & Choice

    36 - MPL Group Chat: The Summer of Counteroffers & Choice

    This week we had three return guests for another MPL Group Chat:


    Jennifer Paxton, VP People at Smile.io,
    Jaclyn Jussif, Director of Talent Acquisition at EDB, and
    Adrienne Barnard, SVP, People Operations & Experience at Mainstay

    We talk about the summer of counteroffers & choice, moving people ops from an administrative function to a strategic function, and an employee-driven future of work.

    Timestamps: moving people ops from an administrative function to a strategic function (1:55), the summer of counteroffers & choice (8:38), focusing on key performers and high potential employees (16:55), mental wellness is top of mind for employees (21:20), will the four-day workweek be the norm in the future? (25:53), redesigning the employee journey for the future of work (28:00), collecting data is a strategic approach to making decisions (36:00), advocating for more people on the people team (38:16), HR has the data to make the decisions that will change employees’ lives (41:14), and an employee-driven future (44:33).

    If you have any feedback for the MPL podcast or would like to connect, don't hesitate to reach out on LinkedIn:

    Daniel Huerta and Stephen Huerta

    • 52 min
    35 - The Importance of Employer Branding (Eric Harris, CEO @ MindHandle)

    35 - The Importance of Employer Branding (Eric Harris, CEO @ MindHandle)

    With so much change in the workplace, it’s critical that businesses are (re)defining their employee brand, leaning into a future-of-work strategy, and consistently communicating across levels of the company.
    In this expert session, Eric Harris, CEO of MindHandle shares best practices and tactics that will enhance your employer brand.
    Timestamps: the difference between employee branding & employer branding (7:03), who should own employer branding internally (12:40), why employer branding is so important (14:23), do you have a culture or an employer brand issue? (18:30), getting HR to think more like a marketing department (28:40), organizations need to talk about their WINS more often (32:08), the biggest challenge with employer branding (35:10), using your leadership team as thought leaders (39:25), and how to communicate culture & values in job postings (42:40).
    If you have any feedback for the MPL podcast or would like to connect, don't hesitate to reach out on LinkedIn:
    Daniel Huerta and Stephen Huerta

    • 56 min
    34 - Noreen Zobel (Chief People Officer, CrossBoundary)

    34 - Noreen Zobel (Chief People Officer, CrossBoundary)

    Noreen Zobel, Chief People Officer at CrossBoundary, joined us on The Modern People Leader.

    We talked about the challenges of recruiting into new countries, maintaining culture as you grow, and the 16-hour diversity workshop series that they put on for their people.

    Timestamps: what it’s like being a new Chief People Officer at a high-growth company (21:20), the challenges of recruiting into new countries (22:55), maintain your culture as you grow (27:09), the 16-hour diversity workshop series they put their employees through (38:35), and the biggest changes to come out of COVID when we look back in 20 years (46:53).

    If you have any feedback for the MPL podcast or would like to connect, don't hesitate to reach out on LinkedIn:

    Daniel Huerta and Stephen Huerta

    • 55 min

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