187 episodes

Welcome to the HR Hub!

This channel is for ambitious HR professionals! With the help of my expert HR guests, I aim to help you learn about all facets of Human Resource Management so when 'that' situation arises you have some knowledge and even skill to draw on. My guests provide tricks and tips you can apply immediately as well as insight into strategy to get you thinking about the future. What you learn, will help you advance your career.

I'd also love to connect on LinkedIn or check out my website www.thehrhub.ca

The HR Hub Andrea Adams

    • Business

Welcome to the HR Hub!

This channel is for ambitious HR professionals! With the help of my expert HR guests, I aim to help you learn about all facets of Human Resource Management so when 'that' situation arises you have some knowledge and even skill to draw on. My guests provide tricks and tips you can apply immediately as well as insight into strategy to get you thinking about the future. What you learn, will help you advance your career.

I'd also love to connect on LinkedIn or check out my website www.thehrhub.ca

    Difficult Employees: 5 irritating things they do and what to do about it

    Difficult Employees: 5 irritating things they do and what to do about it

    Our entitled employees are irritating. Or should we look in the mirror?



    Are YOU driving THEM crazy??



    This was just one part of the conversation I had with Wendy Sellers, The HR Lady. Wendy has authored books, has a podcast, is on the radio and has even been on USA Today. She is wonderfully outspoken. For example one of her books is called "Suck it Up, Buttercup." It was awesome.



    Wendy shared the following:



    😈 Most employees don't wake up in the morning and say "How can I be irritating today?"



    ❺ There are five primary ways employees are irritating.



    📺 I won't tell you all 5 (you have to watch the episode), but one is that employees are entitled.



    🪞Spoiler: In all cases she suggests we get a little introspective. What have we done to drive the behaviour?



    🤗 Caring would help managers and HR. Caring has been a theme on my channel coming up in a number of ways.



    This was a frank and pretty amusing take on some really basic issues in organizations.



    Find Wendy the following ways:
    https://thehrlady.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendythehrlady/

    Find her book, 'Suck it Up, Buttercup' on Amazon.

    Find Andrea for consulting at https://thehrhub.ca/

    • 25 min
    Employer Branding Explained

    Employer Branding Explained

    Employer Brand: "Ultimately, it’s about reverse engineering. What does the business need? And getting to the point of ‘Now we understand that, how do we tell a story and talk about the strength, benefits, and opportunities balance with the harsh realities adversities to craft a proposition that’s both authentic and compelling.'"



    I had a fantastic conversation with Bryan Adams, founder and former CEO of ph-creative and founder and CEO of HappyDance - a platform that means business when it comes to candidate experience. He has consulted to brands such as Apple and Nike and knows what he's talking about.



    It would be difficult to consolidate what I learned but here's a few things:



    $ You can do it on a budget. If you're autthentic and compelling you've won with respect to your employer brand.



    😣 The most important and interesting part is uncovering what might DISSUADE someone from working there.



    💡 Something beautiful or slick is a nice-to-have, you have to get coherence, clarity and alignment first.



    🪞The most common mistake it to make it look beautiful and shiny, but brush over the harsh realities.



    I was privileged to participate in this conversation. Bryan was able to articulate what we are striving for in many elements of our life - authenticity AND effectiveness. Take a listen! Links are in the comments.



    Find Bryan on LinkedIn at
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanadams1/
    HappyDance: https://www.happydance.love/
    Ph-Creative: https://www.ph-creative.com/
    And don't forget to look up his book 'Give and Get: Repel the Many and
    Compel the Few with Impact, Purpose and Belonging' on Amazon

    Find me, Andrea Adams, for consulting support
    http://thehrhub.ca

    • 23 min
    Managing Employee Attendance (SMB Series)

    Managing Employee Attendance (SMB Series)

    Attendance management is not discipline. We use it when valid issues affect an employee's ability to meet the commitments of their employment.



    In this episode, I tackled the fairly common yet tricky issue of attendance or absenteeism management. This is part of the series I am doing for small and medium businesses and NFPs on HR. However it has a lot of relevance for anyone involved in this aspect of HR.



    It's Canadian content - especially towards the end. In it, I discuss how to on how to effectively manage attendance and the impact that poor attendance has on productivity, morale, the customer experience and the overall work environment.



    Also:



    🗂️ The types of absences that fall under attendance management and how to address them, from chronic lateness to unscheduled absences.



    📋 The importance of having clear policies and procedures for attendance, creating objectivity and fairness in the workplace.



    📈 The role of data and documentation in managing attendance, and the tools that can assist in tracking absences effectively.



    🗣️ How to have a constructive conversation with an employee about their attendance, respecting their privacy and focusing on solutions.



    Managing attendance is not about blaming or punishing, but about getting work done while recognizing things happen. Please tune in!



    As I said, I'm an HR Consultant. Reach out at andrea@thehrhub.ca.

    • 13 min
    US Guide To Hiring Foreign Workers

    US Guide To Hiring Foreign Workers

    Hiring a foreign worker isn't guaranteed and it may take longer. But you may be better off in the long run.



    One of my first jobs ever was as an immigration officer so maybe it was just me, but I loved this demystification of rules for hiring foreign talent. This is American content though - I'll find someone Canadian soon.



    I spoke with an immigration attorney, Sergio Athanasso, of Sergio Law. He specializes in helping organizations with their foreign recruitment and gave us a bunch of tips on how to navigate international hiring. Key highlights include:



    1. 🌎 Understand the various visa categories and their qualifications: TN, L1, E2, O1, H1B.



    2. ⏱️ You need to plan ahead with foreign recruitment, but sometimes maybe not as long as you thought.



    3. 📚 For anything other than hiring a Canadian, you may want to secure an immigration lawyer. And maybe even with hiring Canadians.



    So if you are American HR - or someone going to work in the States, check this out! It might not be as bad as you thought!



    Find Sergio Athanasso at sergio@sergiolaw.com or
    https://sergiolaw.com/

    You can find me, Andrea Adams, for consulting https://thehrhub.ca/

    • 23 min
    Succession Planning

    Succession Planning

    Succession planning is more than just a game of thrones! It's about building a pipeline of ready and able leaders. But where do you start?

    This week I delved into the complexities of succession planning with Dr. Nanette Miner. She is an author, consultant, and succession strategist, and broke down the process of succession planning which is mostly
    preparation. As the video below says, you need a pipeline not a single individual.

    3️⃣ Succession planning takes a minimum of 3 years. Maybe this is why few organizations do it well.

    🔍 You need to start with the metrics.

    📈 Succession planning is building talent not buying it.

    🎯 Avoid personal bias: what served you in the past may not serve you in 5-10 years.

    Nanette believes that leadership should be instilled from day one and that every employee should be given development opportunities. Leadership is a behaviour that takes a long time to learn.


    Find Dr. Nanette Minor on LinkedIn or at https://www.trainingdr.com/



    Find Andrea https://thehrhub.ca/

    • 23 min
    HR Strategies For Growth - 5 Tips

    HR Strategies For Growth - 5 Tips

    "HR professionals have the hardest and the most critical role. It's to really understand the people dynamics and how it's going to help a company grow."



    This week we were talking about scaling organizations. It's always a hot topic in HR consulting. Tish Squillaro, a dynamic consultant with over 20 years of experience working with clients like Salesforce and IBM, was my guest. She understands complicated things and shared some of her knowledge with us.



    Her particular expertise is helping venture-backed companies scale effectively. She emphasizes five priorities for helping an organization scale and says HR plays the most important role. The first of which is having the right people in the right seats.



    So we talk about:

    👥 The importance of 'right people, right seats' in scaling an organization

    🎯 The role of focus in achieving organizational goals

    💼 How leadership style impacts decision-making and overall organizational success

    🧪 The significance of team chemistry in fostering a positive work environment.

    Tish's insights are not only fascinating but also insightful. You can find her via the following:

    https://candor-consulting.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/tishsquillaro/



    And you can find me at https://thehrhub.ca

    • 26 min

Top Podcasts In Business

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett
DOAC
The Money Show
Radio 702
VT Podcast “Ideas That Matter”
Africa Podcast Network
A Bit of Optimism
iHeartPodcasts
Honest Money
Warren Ingram
Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques
Stanford GSB

You Might Also Like

HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources
HR Daily Advisor
Coaching for Leaders
Dave Stachowiak
HBR On Leadership
Harvard Business Review
The Josh Bersin Company
Josh Bersin
HBR IdeaCast
Harvard Business Review
Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques
Stanford GSB