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    Monday
    Jul022018

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 327 - Business and HR Transformation at General Motors

    HR Happy Hour 327 - Business and HR Transformation at General Motors

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

    Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

    Guest: Michael Arena, Chief Talent Officer, General Motors

    Listen HERE

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane are joined by General Motors Chief Talent Officer Michael Arena to talk about GM's business and HR transformation efforts, a program called 'GM2020'. On the show Michael shared how GM's business has had to undergo pretty significant, rapid, and cultural change in response to some dramatic changes and challenges in the automotive industry. 

    Michael shared how GM's HR and Talent organizations have had to help the organization meet these challenges by becoming more agile, developing and acquiring new skills and capabilities, and learning where and when to support, foster, and encourage new, innovative ways of thinking - leading to the development and launch of the next generation of great automotive solutions.

    We also talked Cadillacs, Corvettes, Buicks, and Chevy Trucks - because c'mon, who doesn't love those?

    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 engaging and interesting conversation with an HR leader at one of America's most famous and successful companies - thanks to Michael for joining us.

    Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcast app - just search for 'HR Happy Hour'. 

    Saturday
    Jun302018

    This week on the #HRHappyHour Podcast Network

    This was a big week on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network and with the HR Happy Hour on Alexa, so in case you missed anything or wanted to catch up on your favorite HR podcasts this weekend, here is a quick rundown of this past week across the HHH Network:

    HR Happy Hour 326 - High Tech HR: Innovating + Expanding Opportunity at Red Hat

    Host: Steve Boese

    Guest: DeLisa Alexander, Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, Red Hat

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by DeLisa Alexander, EVP and Chief People Officer at Red Hat - an 11,000+ employee high tech company built on open source technology and committed to the idea that sharing, community, and being open can unlock the potential of people and organizations

    HR Market Watch 10 - The Future Role of the Recruiter

    Host: George LaRocque

    Guest: Art Papas, CEO, Bullhorn

    What's the future of recruiting? And what does that mean for recruiters?

    Join George LaRocque from HRWins to explore how the role of the recruiter is changing today with guest Art Papas CEO of Bullhorn.

     

    We're Only Human 27 - How McDonald's Measures Learning Outcomes

    Host: Ben Eubanks

    Guest: Kevin M. Yates

    One of the hard things for HR leaders to do is understand if the work they are doing actually has an impact on the business. What's the ROI, if any, of the investments and effort you're putting into your work?

    That's an question we're going to discuss today with Kevin M. Yates, a brilliant L&D leader and a self-described data detective, who recently joined the learning team at McDonald's. In the conversation, Kevin makes it really clear how to think through using data, evidence and facts to support what HR and learning leaders are doing in the business. 

    Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network shows on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts or your favorite podcast app - just search for 'HR Happy Hour'.

    Finally, the HR Happy Hour Show for Amazon Alexa is going strong too - in the Amazon Alexa app you can add the 'HR Happy Hour' skill to your Alexa's daily Flash Briefings for updates three or four times each week from Trish McFarlane, Steve Boese, and Ben Eubanks. These are short, 3 - 5 minute 'mini' episodes covering a wide range of topics on HR, the workplace, technology, business and more. And if you don't have an Echo device you can also listen online at  the HR Happy Hour Show on Alexa.

    Here's a sample of one of the shows from this week:

    HR Happy Hour Show on Alexa - Episode 32

    Host: Steve Boese

    In this episode, Steve talks about when to let an employee who resigns work out his or her 'two weeks notice' and when to show them the exit door immediately after they turn in their resignation

    That's it from your pals on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network - have a great weekend!

    Friday
    Jun292018

    How tight is the labor market? One retailer is already taking applications for the holidays

    You've seen the headlines, (or heard me talk about them on the HR Happy Hour Show), unemployment is really low, the number of posted job openings has never been higher, and companies of all kinds are reporting that finding and retaining talent continues to get tougher.

    Just how tough is it out there?

    Well here we are in late June and Kohl's, a major US retailer is already accepting applications for holiday (think Christmastime), seasonal workers for their stores. Here's the details from a piece on CNNMoney:

    The department store announced Wednesday that it is already accepting applications for seasonal positions. Kohl's is staking an early claim in a tight job market that has made it hard for companies to find workers.

    Kohl's is filling jobs at 300 of its 1,100 US stores for the back-to-school and holiday seasons. Additional jobs at stores and fulfillment centers will come open later in the year.

    It's the earliest Kohl's has ever started hiring seasonal workers, said Ryan Festerling, the store's executive vice president of human resources.

    Unemployment is 3.8%, the lowest since 2000. For the first time in at least 20 years, there are more job openings than people looking for work.

    A couple of quick thoughts on this move by Kohl's to get a jump start on holiday seasonal hiring:

    1. Kohl's is signaling, and I bet they have the internal data to back it up, that holiday hiring is going to be really, really tough this year for lots of reasons we've mentioned above. Starting as early as they can, they are hoping, will help them fill the roles they need by the dates they need them filled by.

    2. For the talent pool for retail holiday season help, Kohl's has gotten ahead of the likely competition for these workers. This story has been in the news a fair bit, and people who are thinking about looking for these kinds of jobs this year might consider Kohl's before other retailers - especially since they can apply right now.

    3. Despite all the talk about the end of retail and the inevitable domination of online shopping and Amazon, physical retail still matters. Lots of people work in these stores, and with a strong US economy, most of the large retailers will be looking to add staff for the holiday rush. Heck, maybe I will pick up a few hours this year over at the local mall.

    That's it for me for a summer Friday - have a great weekend!

    Saturday
    Jun232018

    This week on the #HRHappyHour Podcast Network

    This was a big week on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network and with the HR Happy Hour on Alexa, so in case you missed anything or wanted to catch up on your favorite HR podcasts this weekend, here is a quick rundown of this past week on the HHH Network:

    The Human Friendly Workplace 5  - The Power of Purpose in Business with Jason Lauritsen

    In this episode, Jason interviews Kristofor Lofgren, CEO of Sustainable Restaurant Group, the parent company of Bamboo Sushi and Quick Fish--two sustainable fast casual restaurant concepts. In the discussion, Kristofor shares how creating a culture of purpose has helped him to not only attract the most qualified employees, but also to keep them. He also explains that when you treat your employees like adults and show empathy, sympathy, compassion and thoughtfulness; you will have a devoted workforce of leaders.

    HR Happy Hour 325 - Connecting Technology, Data, and the Employee Experience with Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Scot Marcotte, Client Technology Leader from Conduent HR Services, a digital interactions company that serves HR organizations as an 'aggregator of experiences', to help HR organizations deliver better services by bringing together, data, insights, and helping employees be more informed of the services and programs for health, wealth, and career programs that are available to them.

    On the show, we talked about some of the major technology and organizational changes that are driving and shaping how leading HR organizations are providing services to their employees and helping the organization achieve their desired business outcomes.

    Research on the Rocks 6 - Measuring and Driving Employee Engagement with Mollie Lombardi and Madeline Laurano

    In this episode, Madeleine and Mollie catch up on their spring conference travel, and sit down with Willis Towers Watson to talk about how they are measuring and driving engagement within organizations. They discuss how tools can help enable managers to take action on employee sentiment data, as well as the power of a "listening strategy" when it comes to managing change and driving performance.

    Reminder: You can subscribe to all the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network shows on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts or your favorite podcast app - just search for 'HR Happy Hour'.

    Finally, the HR Happy Hour Show for Amazon Alexa is going strong too - in the Amazon Alexa app you can add the 'HR Happy Hour' skill to your Alexa's daily Flash Briefings for updates three or four times each week from Trish McFarlane, Steve Boese, and Ben Eubanks. These are short, 3 - 5 minute 'mini' episodes covering a wide range of topics on HR, the workplace, technology, business and more. And if you don't have an Echo device you can also listen online at  the HR Happy Hour Show on Alexa.

    Here's a sample of one of the shows from this week:

    HR Happy Hour on Alexa - Episode 28 with Steve Boese

    Welcome to the HR Happy Hour on Alexa. A short, quick version of the popular HR Happy Hour Podcast, where Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane, and Ben Eubanks take on topics on Human Resources, HR technology, work, and the workplace. And more.

    In this episode, Steve talks about the Life at 2.0x speed, and what listening to podcasts at double speed says about our work culture.

    That's it from your pals on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network - have a great weekend!

    Thursday
    Jun212018

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 325 - Connecting Technology, Data and the Employee Experience

    HR Happy Hour 325 - Connecting Technology, Data, and the Employee Experience

    Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

    Guest: Scott Marcotte, Conduent HR Services

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

    LISTEN HERE

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Scot Marcotte, Client Technology Leader from Conduent HR Services, a digital interactions company that serves HR organizations as an 'aggregator of experiences', to help HR organizations deliver better services by bringing together, data, insights, and helping employees be more informed of the services and programs for health, wealth, and career programs that are available to them.

    On the show, we talked about some of the major technology and organizational changes that are driving and shaping how leading HR organizations are providing services to their employees and helping the organization achieve their desired business outcomes. Some of the topics we talked about included the focus on employee wellbeing, how wellbeing can be a strategic talent advantage, employee financial wellness (and how that can impact talent management), how HR organizations can make sense of all the data now available to them, employee data security, and much more. 

    We also had a quick update from the suburbs - pool installation, snakes on the porch, and rogue cats. And how the 'EAP' plan needs a re-branding.

    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 fun and interesting show, thanks Scot for joining us.

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