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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 Talent Economy podcast.

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    Preventing Burnout in Times of Crisis

    Preventing Burnout in Times of Crisis

    Companies have faced many challenges during the pandemic, but the best ones prioritized their employees’ mental and physical health—and were successful as a result. In fact, the only way to maintain a healthy work environment is to make sure staff feels safe, heard, and valued. 
    Joining Toptal’s Thought Leadership Lead Editor Meredith Bodgas today is Roche Diagnostics’ Bridget Boyle, People and Culture Business Partner, Enterprise Diagnostics North America. She is the former Vice President and Senior HR Business Partner of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and has more than 25 years of experience working in HR. 
    Since Boyle joined Roche Diagnostics in 2007, she has helped transform its culture and beliefs, leading to a strong and sustainable relationship with employees, customers, and patients.
    In this episode, we talk about how Roche increased its retention rate during the pandemic, all while creating and distributing key COVID-19 tests and diabetes-care products. We also talk about the company’s tactics to prevent employee burnout, the importance of nurturing connections, and how to make workers feel secure and cared for. She explains how Roche dealt with internship programs, recruiting, and much more in an inspiring conversation. 
    Some Questions Asked:
    Tell us about your path to leading people and culture at Roche.Roche has been in the news during the pandemic for creating tests. Can you tell us a little bit about those tests? You mentioned that you thought about how to feed your essential employees. What do you mean by that? What did you do for the parents at Roche and the other caregivers?How did you prevent employees from burning out? Mental health apps exploded in 2020. Did Roche offer any of these to their employees? How did Roche keep employees physically healthy? How did Roche approach internships during the pandemic? In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    Roche’s two types of essential workers How Roche ensures people feel connected to leaders and the company’s vision New ways for providing employees relief How Roche makes essential workers’ lives easier The positive impact of less formality and more realness How having a lighter touch in the performance review process increases connection and discussion Links:
    Roche USA websiteRoche Diagnostics USA TwitterRoche Diagnostics USA FacebookBridget Boyle - LinkedIn Toptal Insights - How Roche Diagnostics Improved Employee Retention During the Pandemic

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    • 33 min
    Creating a Joyful Employee Experience

    Creating a Joyful Employee Experience

    The value proposition in the relationship between companies and employees is changing. A company's prestige or pay scale is not at the center anymore; people are. Toptal’s Chief People Officer Michelle Labbe speaks about this with Eric Hutcherson, Executive Vice President, Chief People and Inclusion Officer of Universal Music Group (UMG).
    Eric Hutcherson earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from New York University and a master’s degree in sports management and administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He worked in sports marketing, public relations, and HR for several companies, including the Boston Celtics, Foot Locker, Marsh & McLennan, and the NBA, before joining UMG. Looking back at his journey, he believes that he was always looking for the best way to maximize people's personal and professional lives.
    Hutcherson, who specializes in people and culture at UMG, gave his thoughts on this change in value proposition and how companies attract talent by emphasizing their focus on diversity, inclusion, and belonging. He also talks about how and why companies must earn their employees' commitment, the four questions to determine if a company deserves people's greatness, and more. 
    Links
    Universal Music GroupLinkedIn - Eric Hutcherson

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    • 42 min
    How to Navigate Digital Transformation? Start with Education

    How to Navigate Digital Transformation? Start with Education

    How would you define the digital transformation of the workplace? Prior to the pandemic, many had begun incorporating some remote work into their schedules, and virtual meeting platforms were helping to keep distributed teams connected; cut to the present day, the transformation has been accelerated, and these practices have become daily standards. Today’s guest, Dr. Amy Loomis, describes digital transformation as “the intersection of technology and organization - a cultural change that is reshaping how location is approached in the workforce.”
    Dr. Loomis is research director for IDC’s worldwide Future of Work market research service. Her research looks at how varying technologies influence workers' skills and behaviors, organizational culture, and worker experience, and how the workspace itself enables the future enterprise. Prior to IDC, she spent 15 years at IBM and was the co-founder of IBM’s Think Academy, a global digital learning platform and program designed to engage employees and partners in learning about emerging technologies and digital transformation.
    In addition, Dr. Loomis is an independent analyst and founder of Loomis Digital Learning, consulting with a range of clients from Fortune 100 organizations to startups on digital transformation, learning, and employee engagement. She speaks candidly with Paul about the importance of education and how organizations can best navigate the accelerated transformation during the pandemic, offers insight on how leaders can effectively shift their operations while keeping their teams empowered and connected to their work, and provides examples of companies that are successfully leading the charge.
    Links
    LinkedInaloomis@idc.com
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    • 36 min
    The Future of Work in Africa

    The Future of Work in Africa

    Much of the conversation surrounding the staffing industry and the future of work has been centered on the US and Europe. Today, Paul is speaking with Yasmin Kumi, founder of Africa Foresight Group (AFG), and Rasheeda Seshie, AFG’s partner and chief people officer.
    AFG is the leading platform for freelance consulting services on the African continent. Over the past three and a half years, the organization has evolved into a fully female-led business that runs a network of more than 100 consultants, helping midsize and enterprise companies.
    Yasmin and Rasheeda, who both held prior roles at McKinsey, speak candidly about
    their vision for AFG, how the organization came to be, and why talent networks are uniquely positioned over traditional consulting to address the needs of the African continent. They also speak to how AFG is working to attract and nurture key talent and the opportunities available to those engaging in the talent economy across the continent.
    Links
    Why Africa Needs Talent Networks Instead of More Consulting Companies - Yasmin KumiLinkedIn - Yasmin KumiLinkedIn - Rasheeda SeshieAfrica Foresight Group
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    • 26 min
    Taking Control of Your Career Path

    Taking Control of Your Career Path

    When you think about your career, do you think within the context of your current position? If you were to take into account the kind of life that you want and the things that you most value, how would that redefine your definition of success?
    These are the types of questions that today’s guest, Lisa Hufford - author, founder, and CEO - faced when she became a new mother. Driven by a desire for flexibility and freedom to do the work she wanted and to do it where she wanted, Lisa founded Simplicity Consulting in 2006. Simplicity Consulting is the preferred on-demand business consultancy for the new world of work, home to top marketing, communication, and program and project management experts in the Seattle area.
    A five-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America and recognized as one of Washington’s largest women-owned companies by Puget Sound Business Journal, Simplicity Consulting is female-founded and -run, with an all-women leadership team.
    During her conversation with Paul, Lisa offers key insights from her first book, The Personal Brand Playbook, and advice on how we can all begin to re-envision our careers on our terms.
    Links
    LinkedInSimplicity ConsultingThe Personal Brand Playbook - Lisa HuffordGig Mindset: Reclaim Your Time, Reinvent Your Career, and Ride the Next Wave of Disruption - Paul Estes
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    • 29 min
    Bringing an Open-Talent Mindset to HR

    Bringing an Open-Talent Mindset to HR

    When you think about a talent company, what roles come to mind? More than likely it’s a project manager, software developer, or copywriter. Have you ever thought about remote HR freelancers?
    Today, Paul is joined by Emma El-Karout, founder and managing director of One Circle, an online platform connecting businesses with on-demand, freelance HR experts from around the world. One Circle provides businesses with access to quality HR consultants that can support the full employee lifecycle, providing organizations with transparent reviews, track records, and a secure payment ecosystem.
    Paul and Emma discuss the events of her childhood that inspired her work and world outlook, the disruption of the traditional HR role, and how One Circle is empowering HR leaders to take their rightful place in the talent economy while providing in-house HR teams with an infusion of innovation, creativity, and knowledge sharing.
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    • 31 min

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