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    Wednesday
    Jan212015

    PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 199 - Employer Branding from the Inside Out

    HR Happy Hour 199 - Employer Branding from the Inside Out

    Recorded Tuesday January 20, 2015

    Hosts: Trish McFarlaneSteve Boese

    Guest: Jason Seiden, CEO Brand Amper

    Jason co-founded Brand Amper, an employer branding platform that builds brand equity quickly and sustainably by putting employees—the most trusted source of information about a company—at the center of brand creation. For 20 years, Jason has been making professional communication more genuine and productive.  You can find him on Twitter, he's @seiden.

    Listen to the show HERE

    In the latest HR Happy Hour Show, Trish and Steve welcomed back our friend Jason Seiden, CEO of Brand Amper, one of 2014's 'Awesome New Startup' technologies from the HR Technology Conference to get an update on what has been happening with Brand Amper, and to talk about engaging employees in the brand and mission of the organization. Often 'brand' initiatives are drawn up in corporate boardrooms or by expensive external consultants without much thought or acknowledgement of what the actual brand messengers and deliverers, the employees, think or feel or believe. Jason talks about the importance and power of leveraging actual employees and what they actually think and believe and aspire to in creating, communicating, and executing the brand promises and delighting customers.

    Additionally, Trish and Steve lamented the sorry state of Email in the workplace, (it is NEVER going to die), and Jason shared why he wears the same black H&M shirt everywhere he goes. Steve is 100% with Jason on this strategy, while Trish has some concerns about the mental well-being of both of the gents.

    You can listen to the show on the show page here, and using the widget player below, (email and RSS subscribers will need to click through)

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    As always, you can listen to the current and all the past shows from the archive on the show page here, on our HR Happy Hour website, and by subscribing to the show in podcast form on iTunes, or for Android devices using Stitcher Radio (or your favorite podcast app). Just search the iTunes store or your podcast app for 'HR Happy Hour' to add the show to your subscriptions.

    This was a really fun show and I hope you enjoy listening!

    Friday
    Jan092015

    PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 198 - What HR Will Be Talking About in 2015

    HR Happy Hour 198 - What HR Will Be Talking About in 2015 (and some things HR needs to stop talking about)

    Recorded Thursday January 8, 2015

    Hosts: Trish McFarlane, Steve Boese

    Listen HERE

    For the first HR Happy Hour Show of 2015, Trish and Steve dug into some of the topics that HR leaders and pros will be talking about in 2015, and hit a few topics that (Steve especially) thinks HR needs to let go of this year.

    Loosely based on a post Steve led off the year with, (and that can be found here), Trish and Steve talked about some of the big 2015 topics in HR - predictive analytics, retention, talent having the upper hand, and HR as marketing. We also hit some of the the things that maybe HR needs to step back from, whether from overuse, lack of success, or simple silliness. And let's just say your humble hosts didn't agree 100% on all of these ideas.

    Additionally, Steve was SHOCKED to find out the actual HR people spend at least part of their Sunday mornings having discussions and debates about HR issues on Facebook, Steve made a case for wearing the same outfit to work every day (Trish strongly disagreed), Steve was unable to pronouce the word 'ephemeral', and your hosts had to work around an unexpected middle of the show interruption by some garage door installers (sorry, the little glitch hits at about the 18 minute mark, we did our best to smooth it out in the editing room).

    This was a really fun and hopefully thought-provoking show and we hope you check it out.

    Listen to the show here, or using the widget player below (Email and RSS subscribers click through)

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    As always, you can listen to the current and all the past shows from the archive on the show page here, on our HR Happy Hour website, and by subscribing to the show in podcast form on iTunes, or for Android devices using Stitcher Radio (or your favorite podcast app). Just search the iTunes store or your podcast app for 'HR Happy Hour' to add the show to your subscriptions.

    Happy 2015 from the HR Happy Hour!

    Wednesday
    Dec242014

    PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 197 : Non-predictions for HR in 2015

    HR Happy Hour 197 : Non-predictions for HR in 2015

    Recorded Tuesday December 23, 2014

    HostsSteve BoeseTrish McFarlane

    For the might-be-the-final show of 2014, HR Happy Hour hosts Steve and Trish took a quick look back at some of the big themes in HR and HR technology in 2014, (data, really BIG data. And also analytics too), while coming to a fast agreement while this may have been a trend in 2014, that actually speculating or predicting on future trends is kind of silly. What makes a trend anyway? Do any of these HR predictions matter?

    We also hit on some thoughts about what 2015 might hold for HR and HR tech (Note: these are NOT predictions), and hit upon one of the most interesting current stories impacting work and technology - the recent hack and leak of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Long story short - EVERY HR shop has loads of sensitive HR and employee data getting passed around the organization in Excel spreadsheets. And you put way too much private stuff in Emails. Be careful out there friends.

    Additionally, Trish staked out a plan to do a live HR Happy Hour Show from the Tournament of Roses parade in 2016 and Steve pitched a potential live New Year's Eve show for next week.

    You can listen to the show on the show page here, or using the widget player below.

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    Also you can access and subscribe to the show on iTunes, or for Android devices using Stitcher Radio, (or your favorite podcast app). Just search for 'HR Happy Hour' to add the show to your playlist/subscriptions and you won't miss an episode.

    This was a fun show about some of the big things happening in HR and HR tech and hope you find the show fun as well.

    Happy HR Holidays!

    Friday
    Nov212014

    PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 196 - Career Management and Technology

    HR Happy Hour 196 - Career Management and Technology

    Recorded Thursday November 20, 2014 

    Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

    Guest: Joe Brooks, CEO Zapoint

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Trish and Steve were joined by Joe Brooks, CEO of Zapoint, an HR tech solution provider that focuses on employee career management, individual and organizational skills identification and mapping, and by providing access to learning content to help employees build out their skills and achieve their career objectives.

    We talked about some of the most common barriers to effective career planning - lack of visibility into existing opportunities, limited ability to assess if you were a good 'fit' for a given role or career path, and lack of transparency and willingness of managers to develop and share talent. 

    The conversation also touched upon the HR and organizational leader's need to have a better understanding of aggregate skills and capabilities of the organization's talent - to help enable organizational objectives and to facilitate ongoing succession planning. Joe also shared some insights into how organizations can have success in meeting both sets of these challenges - for employees as well as leadership - by leveraging modern technologies like Zapoint and their innovative skills mapping and career management tools.

    Also, Steve and Trish talked about the potential release of 'Facebook at Work', Steve (finally) remembered what day it was, and we reminisced about the long gone Google Wave produce.

    You can listen to the show on the show page here, or using the widget player below.

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    Also you can access and subscribe to the show on iTunes or for Android using Stitcher Radio, (or your favorite podcast app). Just search for 'HR Happy Hour' to add the show to your playlist/subscriptions and you won't miss an episode.

    This was a fun and interesting show and many thanks to Joe and to the folks at Zapoint for sharing their insights.

    Friday
    Nov142014

    PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 195 - #HRevolution 2014 Recap

    HR Happy Hour 195 - HRevolution 2014 Recap

    Recorded Thursday, November 13, 2014

    Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, hosts Steve and Trish reviewed the HRevolution 2014 event, held November 7 and 8 in Grapevine, Texas.

    Steve and Trish talked about several of the big themes from the HRevolution event - the Disruption of HR and workplaces, the importance of creativity in HR and in business, and the need for HR professionals and leaders to take more time to actively think about innovation and new ways to do both HR and business.

    This was a great event to be a part of, and in the best HRevolution tradition, the discussions, (like the one Trish and Steve have on this week's show), are ongoing, and the community of HRevolution friends, (and HR Happy Hour listeners), are keeping the ideas and conversations alive.

    Additionally, Steve forgets what day it is, ('Is today Wednesday?') and Trish tosses out some potential locations for the next HRevolution event to be held in November 2015.

    You can listen to the show on the show page here or using the widget player below.

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    And remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show on iTunes or on your favorite podcast app, (I like Stitcher Radio) - just search for 'HR Happy Hour' to find the show and to subscribe so that you never miss an episode.

    This was a fun conversation and thanks for checking out the show!