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Companies today are facing a global war for talent. At the same time, the talent with the skills companies are fighting over wants more flexibility around the way they work and the way they live.
Talent now has a choice and this is pushing companies to change. We will bring together thought leaders, staffing experts, and top freelancers to talk about the changing nature of work and how companies can navigate these changes to attract talent that will alter the course of their business to ensure success as the pace of technological disruption increases.
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Companies today are facing a global war for talent. At the same time, the talent with the skills companies are fighting over wants more flexibility around the way they work and the way they live.
Talent now has a choice and this is pushing companies to change. We will bring together thought leaders, staffing experts, and top freelancers to talk about the changing nature of work and how companies can navigate these changes to attract talent that will alter the course of their business to ensure success as the pace of technological disruption increases.
Welcome to the The Talent Economy Podcast.

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    Supporting Employees at Home, So They Can Grow at Work

    Supporting Employees at Home, So They Can Grow at Work

    Chief People Officer of theSkimm, Lisa Dallenbach, reverses the old-time narrative of the high-pressure newsroom. In this episode, Dallenbach shares how theSkimm supports its employees by addressing obstacles, both personal and professional. By offering programs such as the respected “Sacred Hour” and providing tutoring services for employees’ children, theSkimm works to cultivate and champion a healthy work environment. 
    Prior to joining theSkimm, Dallenbach worked as Chief People Officer of Silverline, was CHRO of Mindshare, and led Human Resources at Digitas.
     
    Some Questions Asked:
    In a predominantly female organization, what is theSkimm doing to address burnout and support wellness? (14:44)Over the past few years, the role of CHRO has gained strategic importance. What changes have you experienced? (21:33)What’s the one thing every HR executive should focus on over the next year? (25:01)In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    The benefits of theSkimm closing its hybrid office on Mondays and Fridays, keeping those days as virtual-only.About the changing position of HR, evolving toward a holistic, employee-forward approach.How to retain your top talent by focusing on transparency.Links:
    Lisa Dallenbach - LinkedIntheSkimm - LinkedinMichelle Labbe - LinkedInToptal - LinkedIn
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    • 29 min
    Serving the People: How Demand for Convenience Means Demand for Top Talent

    Serving the People: How Demand for Convenience Means Demand for Top Talent

    Wholesale retailers, such as BJ’s, proved crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only did the pandemic attract customers, but it also necessitated the hiring of new employees and the need to retain current ones. Mark Griffin, Chief Human Resources Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club, discusses the ways in which the company retains and grows its employee base and maintains customer loyalty. Griffin also discusses how the company prioritizes the safety, health, and well-being of its workers and customers. 
    Some Questions Asked:
    How was BJ’s able to support employees and serve the public at the beginning of the pandemic? (4:31)BJ’s recently acquired the assets and operations of four distribution centers. From an HR standpoint, how do you prepare for merging operations? (10:20)Why is BJ's relocating its headquarters? (13:22)In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    How BJ’s retains its employees through cultivating an environment of belonging.About actively listening and initiating change around employees’ needs.How BJ’s plans to transition their employees from remote to a hybrid work environment with new, progressive offices.Links:
    Mark Griffin - BJ’s company profileMark Griffin - LinkedInBJ’s Wholesale Club - LinkedInMichelle Labbe - LinkedInThe Talent Economy podcast
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    • 19 min
    Diverse Opportunities and People: How GE Gas Power Retains Talent

    Diverse Opportunities and People: How GE Gas Power Retains Talent

    How can large organizations retain their talent and offer upward mobility to their diverse employee pool? Tanya E. Spencer, Chief Diversity Officer for GE Gas Power, describes how GE creates opportunity and fosters inclusivity to meet the changing, and sometimes unpredictable, future of work. 
    Read more: (Toptal link shortener to Staffing show notes)
    Some Questions Asked:
    What is the value of a diverse workforce? (7:58)What programs and opportunities does GE Gas Power provide to early-career professionals? (13:09)What advice do you have for future HR leaders? (16:24)Links:
    The Talent Economy podcast Tanya E. Spencer - LinkedInGE Gas Power - LinkedInMichelle Labbe - LinkedInToptal - LinkedIn
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    • 22 min
    The Need For Universal Flexibility

    The Need For Universal Flexibility

    The soul of flexible workplace culture is trust, says Catherine Moy, Chief People Officer of BDO, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms.
    Some Questions Asked:
    How did your education and experience with accounting prepare you to lead people? (5:37)How has your flexible strategy impacted your ability to attract talent? (20:45)What should people teach their children about the future of work, and how will it be different for them? In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    How BDO moved from an individual mindset of “What do I need in my life?" to “How do we function best as a team?”Why returning to the old ways of work is dangerous. How companies must adapt to support working parents. How embracing the changes driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation can create positive outcomes.Links:
    Catherine Moy - BDOCatherine Moy - LinkedInThe Talent Economy Podcast
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    • 28 min
    People Forward: How Havas Is Unifying Its Workforce

    People Forward: How Havas Is Unifying Its Workforce

    How does an international communications firm ensure employee well-being in times of extreme uncertainty? Patti Clarke, Global Chief Talent Officer of Havas Group, speaks with Michelle Labbe, Toptal’s Chief People Officer, about rising anxiety levels among workers and how companies can help.
    Some Questions Asked:
    At almost 200 years old, how does Havas continue to evolve? (2:25)What have you seen in terms of employee engagement trends? What do employees need right now? What will they need in the next six to 12 months? (10:42)How is Havas expanding opportunities for its women employees? (17:27)Links:
    The Talent Economy podcast Patti Clarke - LinkedIn Havas - LinkedInMichelle Labbe - LinkedInToptal - LinkedIn
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    • 22 min
    Humanizing Human Resources: How Cardinal Health Prioritized People During the Pandemic

    Humanizing Human Resources: How Cardinal Health Prioritized People During the Pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all sectors to change, but perhaps none has been affected more than healthcare. To keep employees motivated, Cardinal Health, one of the country’s largest healthcare companies,  established a sense of belonging by creating a culture of transparency and communication. This led to a robust hybrid work environment, cohesive company mergers, and an increase in retention and diversity.
    Ola Snow began her career with Cardinal Health nearly 20 years ago as regional director of the pharmaceutical segment’s human resources department. She continued to support other functions, including legal and public affairs, prior to becoming SVP of HR in the medical segment. After six years in this role, Snow became Cardinal Health’s CHRO in 2018.
    In this episode, we discuss Snow’s passion for people that started, and continues, with her family. Her father ran local arenas and baseball stadiums and, as a child, she would accompany him to work. These experiences led her to embrace the power of vulnerability and authenticity—qualities that foster an inclusive workplace. Building on such personal anecdotes, Snow segues into Cardinal’s plans for diversity and inclusion, details how she has handled more than 25 mergers and acquisitions, and provides advice on preparing for the workplace of the future. 
    Snow is also involved in many community organizations, including the Cardinal Health Foundation, Baxter Credit Union, Ohio State University’s Women and Philanthropy, and the Go Red for Women’s National Leadership Council. She speaks about her passion for Flying Horse Farms, a transformative camp for children with serious illnesses, where she presides as a board member. 
    Some Questions Asked:
    What are the biggest pivots you and your team have made since the pandemic started? (3:17)How do you create a cohesive culture among people with such diverse roles and backgrounds? (9:12)What is Cardinal Health doing to achieve gender parity? (12:29)In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    The power of listening to employees to increase employee engagement.How to create a sense of unity when companies merge. .How Cardinal Health’s “Midweek Moment” aids in retention. Links:
    Ola Snow - Cardinal HealthOla Snow  - LinkedInCardinal Health - LinkedinTalent Economy Podcast
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    • 22 min

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