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    Monday
    Jan212019

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 354 - Sharing Kindness Inside and Outside the Workplace

    HR Happy Hour 354 - Sharing Kindness Inside and Outside the Workplace

    Host: Steve Boese

    Guest: Anne Donovan, US People Experience Leader, PwC

    Listen to the show HERE

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve was joined by Anne Donovan, US People Experience Leader at PwC to talk about their 'Share Kindness' initiative, a global program to help people share acts of kindness inside and outside the workplace. The Share Kindess program is simple - it encourages both the people at PwC, as well as all of us, to share a simple act of kindness with someone, and then share what they did at the 'Share Kindness' site - https://www.pwc.com/us/sharekindness. It's that simple, but it's also turning into something really powerful - folks at PwC are sharing their stories of buying a stranger's coffee, helping carry groceries to the car for an elderly person, or even just letting a fellow driver merge into traffic in front of you. 

    There's some really interesting things happening with the Share Kindness program - obviously encouraging people to be kind to each other is great, but it also serves as an element of PwC's overall employee wellbeing approach - being kind makes us feel good too. And as Anne really clearly stated on the show, her job is to look after something simple and important - the answer to 'How does it feel to work here?' question that all employees think about, especially in this historically competitive labor market.

    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 conversation - please do visit the Share Kindness site - https://www.pwc.com/us/sharekindness to get involved.

    Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts.

    Tuesday
    Nov272018

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 349 - Unlocking High Performance with Jason Lauritsen

    HR Happy Hour 349 - Unlocking High Performance with Jason Lauritsen

    Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

    Guest: Jason Lauritsen

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

    Listen HERE

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Jason Lauritsen, Employee Engagement expert and author of Unlocking High Performance. On the show, Jason shares many of the insights and lessons learned from his career as a human resources leader, consultant, speaker, and thought leader on employee performance and engagement.

    Jason shared some of the big ideas in Unlocking High Performance such as how work has fundamentally changed from a contractual agreement to more of a relationship-based agreement, how understanding that work is a relationship is critical for employers to understand how to engage employees and create an environment for high performance, and then some of the approaches to create a successful performance management program by focusing on planning, cultivation, and accountability. This is a big book with lots of great ideas and on the show we tried to give listeners a taste of what Unlocking High Performance is all about.

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

    Thanks Jason for coming on the show!

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

    Friday
    Nov162018

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 347 - Technology at Work: It's Complicated

    HR Happy Hour 347 - Technology at Work: It's Complicated

    Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

    Guest: Dan Staley, PwC

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

    Listen to the show HERE

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Dan Staley, Partner, US HR Technology Leader, PwC to talk about Technology in the Workplace, and how HR and Business leaders can better support employees with technology. PwC recently released a new report titled 'Our Status With Tech at Work: It's Complicated'

    PwC asked 12,000 people from Canada, China and Hong Kong, Germany, India, Mexico, the UK, and the US to share their views about the digital tools they use in their daily work. We heard from all generations, from C-suite titles to administrative roles, and from a range of industries including consumer markets, health industries, financial services, manufacturing, and technology and media. On the show, Dan shared some of the interesting findings from the report as well as offering some recommendations for HR leaders for improving the employee experience with technology at work.

    The report showed that their often is a disconnect between what employees want from their workplace technologies and what their organizations are providing. Additionally, we discussed some deas to improve technology selection and deployment processes to better align employee expectations and goals with management's eventual decisions around workplace technology.

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

    You can access and download the PwC report here.

    Thanks again for Dan for joining us!

    Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour show wherever you get your podcasts.

    Monday
    Nov052018

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 345 - WorkInspired: How Leaders Can Build Great Organizations

    HR Happy Hour 345 - WorkInspired: How Leaders Can Build Great Organizations

    Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

    Guest: Aron Ain, CEO, Kronos

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

    Listen HERE

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish welcomed Aron Ain, CEO of Kronos, and author of WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work,

    On the show, Aron shared the remarkable story of Kronos, one of the largest and most successful Human Capital Management technology providers of the last twenty years, and a consistent recipient of 'Best/Great/Amazing' Places to Work awards around the world.

    Aron talked about the journey at Kronos, what it takes to move from just a 'good' place to work, to one that has been recognized globally as one of the best places in technology for employees. We discussed the commitment of leadership, the importance of openness and transparency, and the many of the lessons Aron has learned along the way as he has helped lead Kronos through many interesting and not always easy transitions.

    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 an interesting and enlightening look at how one successful CEO has helped develop and grow a successful organization, one where employees truly 'love to come to work'.

    Thanks Aron for joining us!

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

    Friday
    Oct122018

    PODCAST: #HRHappyHour 342 - Sports and HR with The 8 Man Rotation

    HR Happy Hour 342 - Sports and HR with The 8 Man Rotation

    Sponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.com

    Host:Steve Boese 

    Guests: Kris Dunn, Lance Haun

    Listen HERE

    Today on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve was joined by two of the founding members of the 'Sports and HR' crew known as The 8 Man Rotation. Kris, Lance, and Steve broke down three recent HR and workplace issues taken from the world of sports.

    The crew discussed the recent harassment and hostile workplace charges at the NBA's Dallas Mavericks organization, how the City of Pittsburgh is implementing a form of the NFL's 'Rooney Rule' to try and improve diversity and representation of underserved populations in City's workforce, and how one innovative technology is moving from the football field and into corporate America.

    Sports were the source of these topics, but the true topics were harassment in the workplace, the responsibility of leaders to respond to harassment reports, diversity in sourcing and hiring, and how modern technology is changing workplace training - all 'real' HR 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 was a fun, interesting, and engaging conversation about how these important workplace issues have originated in the world of sports, but have relevance and importance in the 'real world' too.

    Additionally, we broke down budget hotels in the southeast, the best dining options at Publix, and Tim Sackett's shameless use of exclamation points in blog post titles.

    Thanks Kris and Lance for joining us!

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