Category: Workology

Hosted by Jessica Miller-Merrill.

Ep 206 – Leading and Keeping Parallelpreneurs Engaged

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO With the number of people having side hustles, gig work, and what experts refer to as “parallelpreneurs,” employers are often conflicted. Should we be supporting these employees in their entrepreneurial efforts or should we send them off to greener pastures? And how can […]

Ep 205 – How to Support Employees Through Personal Transformational Change

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO As HR leaders, we want to understand how we can best support and engage our employees. One tricky area is in health improvement. It’s hard to walk the fine line between encouragement and demotivation with company policy, and we’re always looking for advice […]

Ep 204 – Influencer Inclusion in Human Resources

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Inclusion is a common pain point across all industries and it’s something we think about a lot as HR leaders. How do we develop programs that make all feel welcome, whether we’re focused on candidates or employees? How do we walk the walk […]

Ep 202 – Using Design Thinking to Drive Organizational Transformation & Culture

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO At the SHRM 2019 annual conference, I attended a session on HR Transformation Led by Employee Experience. Using a case study on an HR Transformation project for a Brazilian company that challenged its HR function to evolve from service providers to experience designers, […]

Ep 201 – Recruiting Candidates With Criminal Histories, a Personal Story

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO At a time when the unemployment rate is 3.8 percent, SHRM data says that more than 7.8 million jobs will need to be filled by 2020. As HR leaders, we’re always looking for talent pools to tap for new candidates. This includes campaigns […]

Ep 200 – What We Need to do to Have More Workplace Accessibility

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Workplace accessibility isn’t just about compliance with government regulations. It’s a human issue, and as human resource leaders, it’s something that we think about a lot. It affects our physical space, but we also have to consider accessible technology for job applicants and […]

Ep 199 – What Job Seekers Want from the Candidate Experience

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Private groups, networks and communities are becoming the new norm, and this fundamentally changes how we interact with candidates – because the way job seekers interact with social media networks has evolved. One example of what job seekers want from the candidate experience […]

Ep 198 – Balancing High Growth with Employee Engagement

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO For mid-sized companies in particular, growth is getting tougher in the face of new market dynamics: rising consumer expectations, increasing competition, and digital disruption. All of these present a challenge for growing companies when it comes to employee experience and engagement. A 2018 […]

Ep 197 – How to Lead Remote Workers

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO On today’s podcast, I’d like to talk about how we as HR leaders can set the standard for our companies on communication and workflow for remote employees. In its 2019 Future Workforce Report, freelancing website Upwork reports that nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of […]

Ep 196 – Global Tech Recruiting Trends

CLICK MP3 LINK BELOW TO STREAM AUDIO Globalization and outsourcing have led many U.S.-based organizations to expand their business operations internationally. This has created a need for smarter and faster ways to screen talent, especially in the technology sector. In a near zero unemployment economy, recruiters and HR leaders know […]