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    Thursday
    Apr262018

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 320 - The Business Impact of Learning: A Skillsoft and Florida Blue Case Study

    HR Happy Hour 320 - The Business Impact of Learning: A Skillsoft and Florida Blue Case Study

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

    Host: Steve Boese

    Guest Co-host: Ben Eubanks

    Guests: Apratim Purakayastha, Skillsoft; Stephanie Dale, Chris Jimenez, Florida Blue

    Listen HERE

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and guest co-host Ben Eubanks report live from the recent Skillsoft Perspectives event, and talk learning technology and how learning can drive business outcomes. In this two-part podcast Steve and Ben first talk with Apratim Purakayastha,  CTO at Skillsoft about the latest trends, developments, and capabilities in learning technology, and how learning technology is adapting to meet the changing needs of workers and organizations. 

    In part two of the show, we hear from Stephanie Dale and Chris Jimenez, from Florida Blue, a large health services provider about their award-winning employee learning programs that have had a direct and measurable impact on organizational results. Their program to streamline and improve the delivery of learning content to their front line staff has driven both cost savings and improved revenues, and serves as a great example of how HR and learning leaders can help drive strategic business outcomes.

    You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, on your favorite podcast app, or by using the widget player below:

    This was a really fun and interesting show - thanks to Ben for co-hosting, and thanks to Skillsoft for having the HR Happy Hour at the Perspectives event.

    Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, or wherever you get your podcasts - just search for 'HR Happy Hour.'

    Monday
    Apr162018

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 319 - HR is About Making Predictions: Understanding AI for HR

    HR Happy Hour 319 - Understanding Artificial Intelligence for Business and HR

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

    Host: Steve Boese

    Guest: Joshua Gans, University of Toronto

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    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, and co-author of the new book, Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence.

    On the show, Joshua gives his easy to grasp definition of Artificial Intelligence, how AI is really about lowering the costs of and increasing the availability and ability to create more predictions about outcomes. These outcomes could be about predicting tomorrow's weather, teaching a self-driving car how to react to changing conditions, or even helping HR and Talent leaders predict who might be the best candidate for a job, or who might be a better fit on the team.

    Joshua breaks down how HR and business leaders should think about AI, how and where to see and understand its impact on business, the need for human judgment, and how to assess and be aware of the hidden dangers and potential biases in AI technology. This was the most lively and engaging (and accessible) conversation about AI I have ever had, and I think any HR or business leader will appreciate the easy, casual way Joshua explains complex topics.

    We also talked 'War Games', (the movie), Moneyball, the pain of teaching a teenager how to drive.

    Listen to the show on the show page HERE, on your favorite podcast app, or by using the widget player below:

    Thanks to Joshua for joining us!

    Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts - just search for 'HR Happy Hour'.

    And here is the link to Joshua's new book, Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence.

    Have a great day!

    Wednesday
    Apr112018

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 318 - Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit Report: Helping Employees Thrive

    HR Happy Hour 318 - Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit Report: Helping Employees Thrive

    Host: Steve Boese

    Guests: Aimée Dodson, Thrive Director, Movement Mortgage; David Osborne, CEO, Virgin Pulse

    Recorded live at the Virgin Pulse Thrive Summit in Miami Beach, Florida

    Listen HERE

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, we return for our annual visit to Virgin Pulse's customer conference - the Thrive Summit where Steve sat down with Aimée Dodson from Movement Mortgage, and Virgin Pulse CEO David Osborne to talk wellbeing, engagement, and how organizations can help their people thrive at work and at home too. David shared an update on what has been happening at Virgin Pulse, but more importantly how the goal of helping organizations and their people succeed with their goals - health, financial, and more - and how leading companies are thinking about wellness more expansively and holistically - and how that drives important business and personal outcomes.

     Aimée then dug into some very specific details on Movement Mortgage's "Thrive" program - a comprehensive approach centerered around caring for their employees in four areas - health and wellness, family and relationships, personal finance, and community service. Movement is doing some incredibly innovative and successful things in their employee wellbeing efforts and Aimée shared examples like their 'Couch to 5K', 'Lose $1M in debt', and how they used social media to engage employees in these programs.

    You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, with your favorite podcast app, or by using the widget player below:

    Thanks to Aimée and David for joining me and thanks as always to Virgin Pulse for all the support.

    Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts - just search for 'HR Happy Hour.'

    Thursday
    Apr052018

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 317 - When Women Thrive: Supporting Women in the Workplace

    HR Happy Hour 317 - When Women Thrive: Supporting Women in the Workplace

    Host: Steve Boese

    Guest: Pat Milligan, Mercer

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

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    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Pat Milligan of Mercer, where she leads the When Women Thrive research initiative to talk about the project's most recent research on Women's economic standing and equity in the workplace. On the show Pat shared some findings and key recommendations from the recently released report from the When Women Thrive research titled 'Accelerating for Impact: 2018 Gender Inflection Point.'

    Pat discussed the current state of women's economic standing in the workplace, how in 2018 the data show that despite progress, there are still opportunities and challenges for organizations with respect to including and improving women's representation and standing in their organizations. She also shared some of the ways and tools that are available to organizations - an increased focus on data and analytics to identify areas of opportunity and measure progress, the benefits of focusing on women's health and wellness - inside and outside the organizations, and finally how HR leaders can begin to change the culture in their organizations and with their leaders to better focus on these issues.

    You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, on your favorite podcast app, or by using the widget player below:

    This is an important issue, and When Women Thrive are doing great work to help organizations make progress. Make sure to download the report here.

    Thanks Pat for joining us!

    Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts - just search for 'HR Happy Hour' on your favorite podcast app.

    Friday
    Mar302018

    UPDATES: What's new on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network

    For a 'If you are working it's probably a good day to goof off a little and listen to a few podcasts' Friday, I wanted to alert and update readers as to what has been happening on what I like to call The HR Happy Hour Podcast Network.

    As a reminder, about 18 or so months ago, we launched three new podcasts - 'We're Only Human', with Ben Eubanks; 'HR Market Watch' with George LaRocque; and 'Research on the Rocks', with Madeline Laurano and Mollie Lombardi. These are all fantastic shows covering all aspects of HR, HR Tech, workplaces and leading-edge HR and HR Tech research. 

    And last week we welcomed the latest title to our growing HR Happy Hour family - 'The Human Friendly Workplace' with Jason Lauritsen.

    And of course the original, flagship HR Happy Hour Show is still going strong too, with recent episodes covering Diversity & Inclusion, AI Technology in HR, and the latest updates in Employer Health Care for 2018.

    So in case you have some free time today, or over the weekend, or while you're on the treadmill - I wanted to share a few of the most recent shows on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network with the readers of the blog. 

    We're Only Human 23 - New Research Addressing the Skills Gap in the Workplace with Ben Eubanks

     

    Research on the Rocks 3 - Spring HR Events, Research Updates, and More with Madeline Laurano and Mollie Lombardi

     

    The Human Friendly Workplace 1 - Creating a Human Friendly Workplace with Jason Lauritsen

     

    And finally, the most recent HR Happy Hour Show - Thinking about AI and Personalized Experiences at IBM with me and Madeline Laurano co-hosting

    All the titles on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network can be subscribed to on one feed in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Podcast Addict, or your favorite podcast app - just search for 'HR Happy Hour' and you will be sure to never miss any of the five great HR podcasts on the network.

    I'm super excited for what this great collection of hosts/creators have in store for us on the network and am really glad they are a part of the HR Happy Hour family.

    That's it from me, thanks for indulging in this bit of promotion and have a great weekend!