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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 6: In this short compliance update episode we’re joined by Kevin Mosher, HR Attorney and Partner at Thompson Coe. In this episode we talk with Kevin about the post “Me Too” movement. Kevin will be joining us periodically to provide our listeners short episodes on legal topics impacting our workplaces. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast to ensure you don’t miss any episodes.
Episode 8: In this short compliance update episode, we’re joined by Kevin Mosher, HR Attorney and Partner at Thompson Coe. In this episode we talk with Kevin about pay equality. Kevin will be joining us periodically to provide our listeners short episodes on legal topics impacting our workplaces.
Episode 15: MN Mask Mandate.
What the HR! Episode 7 – Hazzen Muñoz, Director, Global Talent – Contingent Workforce Solutions at Ecolab
In this episode we’re joined by Hazzen Muñoz, Director, Global Talent – Contingent Workforce Solutions at Ecolab. During our episode we discuss Ecolab’s evolution on managing their contingent workforce. Specifically, we cover why Ecolab made the change, what their practices and processes look like today, the results and lesson’s learned.
What the HR! Episode 9 – PK Kriha and Natalie Watkins, Employee Benefits Consultants, Marsh & McLennan Agency
In this episode we’re joined by PK Kriha and Natalie Watkins, Employee Benefits Consultants with Marsh & McLennan Agency. During the episode we cover all things health, wellness, well-being and benefits. Specifically, 2020 benefits trends, how benefits play a role in recruiting and employee retention and how benefits can be leveraged to help solve for the metal health crisis.
What the HR! Episode 11 – Sr. VP of Business Development at Menttium, Missy Chicre and VP of HR at Ceres, Sarah Blomquist
In this episode we focus on Menttium’s newest offering called, Women Mentoring Men: Standing Together for Change. The program is tailored towards engaging men as allies and advocates for women in the workplace.
What the HR! Episode 12 – Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM President and CEO
In this episode we discuss COVID-19, the future of HR, the value of mentorship and diversity and inclusion. This episode was unique, as we conducted our first ever live podcast episode. You can listen to the episode on your favorite podcast platform or you can watch the live version on our YouTube or Facebook page.
What the HR! Episode 13 – Jeremy Ames, President of Hive Tech HR
In this episode we talk about the value in hiring a HRIS consultant. Specifically, how they can ease the stress when evaluating the need for a new system, support anything and everything around implementation and maximizing how to get the most out of your systems that are already in place. Jeremy’s breadth of experience in this area brings incredible value to this important topic.
What the HR! Episode 14 – Jo Riley – CEO at Censia
Censia’s mission is to remove bias in hiring through their Talent Intelligence Platform, which models and delivers the best talent for their customers. In this episode we talk talent acquisition and how COVID-19 has changes the current hiring market and how Censia’s platform is not only helping their customers but also those impacted by job loss.
What the HR! Episode 16 – Adam Gordon & Ulises Orozco, Co-Founders, PTO Genius
In this episode we talk about how PTO Genius is helping companies increase job satisfaction, attract and retain talent and lower payroll liability by re-imagining what employees can do with paid time off. We also discussed how COVID-19 is impacting the amount of PTO employees are taking and whether paid time off in today’s world is as rejuvenating as it should be.
What the HR! Episode 17 – Cody Wagner, D&I Program Manager & Rachel Schwalbach, Director Corporate Responsibility at C.H. Robinson
In this episode we talk about D&I initiatives at C.H. Robinson, a 115+ year old company. Specifically we discuss their D&I efforts and focus prior to and following the death of George Floyd. Furthermore, we talked about the importance of organizations investing in D&I resources and how leaders can and should leverage their role to support D&I efforts and elevate the voices of black and indigenous employees within their organization. Rachel and Cody provided resources that you may find helpful, which can be found by clicking here. Please note that these resources were not created or sourced by any member or affiliate of Twin Cities SHRM and instead provided and sourced by guests of our podcast episode.