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TCSHRM Podcast: What the HR!

What the HR! is hosted by TCSHRM board members, Mike Thul and Jessie Novey. The podcast provides insights, strategies, and anecdotes to help you get more from the world of work and explore how to build better businesses through modern people practices and approaches. We’re accomplishing this through interviews with HR leaders, influencers and those in the HR trenches. Show topics covered include Organizational Development, Employee Engagement, Listening Strategies, Succession Planning, Performance Management, Company Culture, Transformation, Talent and Leadership.


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What the HR! Episode 1 - Angie Freeman - Chief Human Resources Officer at C.H. Robinson

In this first podcast, we focused on the tight and changing labor market and learn how C.H. Robinson, a 100+ year old company is working to reinvent itself, retain talent and sustain their culture and competitive advantage. To talk about this effort, we were pleased to be joined by Angie Freeman, Chief Human Resources Officer at C.H. Robinson. Angie leads the company’s global talent strategies in addition to the company’s charitable giving efforts. Angie joined C.H. Robinson in 1998 and during her career at the company has progressively expanded her scope and responsibilities, serving in a variety of positions including leading Investor Relations, Marketing and Public Relations, and Government Affairs. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson, Angie was with McDermott/O’Neill & Associates, a Boston-based public affairs firm. 


What the HR! Episode 2 - Drip CEO, John Tedesco and VP of People - Megan Chung

In this episode, we talked to John Tedesco (JT), CEO and Megan Chung, VP of People at Drip. Drip is a first-of-its kind Ecommerce CRM that helps online brands grow their loyal customer base. In this episode we gain a CEOs perspective on the people function within an organization and how it ties in with the overall strategy of the business. You’ll hear what it’s like to work for a start-up organization, the importance of owning your career development and who Megan and JT feel should own culture within an organization. 



What the HR! Episode 3 - Sarah Waite, Sr. Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield

In this episode we’re joined by Sarah Waite, Sr. Director at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Sarah talks with us about the culture transformation that she’s fortunate to be apart of. Specifically, the work Blue Cross Blue Shield has done with the transformation of their mission, vision and values. In the episode we hear about the training their doing with leadership and how they’re working to keep their new values alive within the organization. 





What the HR! Episode 4 - Deb Gran, Corporate VP of HR North America for DiaSorin

In this episode we’re joined by Deb Gran, Corporate VP of HR North America for DiaSorin. During our episode with Deb you’ll learn about her extensive experience with acquisitions, building trusting and durable communication channels between HR and the business; and the importance of deeply understanding your businesses needs so HR can deliver and support an exceptional experience.




What the HR! Episode 5 – Teri Calderon, EVP of People Operations at Field Nation

In this episode we’re joined by Teri Calderon, EVP of People Operations at Field Nation. In this episode we talk all thing mentoring – why they’re valuable, how to develop one, when to develop one inside your organization versus externally and so much more. If you’re on the fence about the value that comes from a strong mentor, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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