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HR‘s Role in Driving Organizational Success with Julie Salomone on We‘re Only Human

“That’s step one is you have to build that partnership. And hopefully now that the iron is hot,  strike it. If you have been supporting your business and organization through this pandemic,  how do you take advantage of that and make sure that now your voice is in the room. Make sure that now you’re using your voice and you’re saying some of these things. I think HR has a unique perspective to your point–we don’t cause a lot of these issues, but we help solve a lot of these issues.”

Julie Salomone, VP of Global Human Resources, Televerde

 

We’re Only Human — Episode 126

 

In all the factors that wrap into what a company does, the people are the key enablers, doers, and makers. And HR is the keeper of the people. 

In this heartfelt episode, Julie Salomone of Televerde and host Ben Eubanks discuss how HR can step up and drive success for all initiatives, both talent-oriented and not. Julie talks about what inspires her as an HR leader and offers a clear call to action for today’s talent professionals to step up and lead during challenging times. 

 

Resources: 

Connect with Julie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-salomone-mahr-phr-3096212/ 

Learn more about Televerde and their unique approach to talent: https://televerde.com/who-we-are/model/ 

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Interviews as a Source of Rich, Actionable Data with BrightHire on We‘re Only Human

“The job of a talent acquisition leader is actually like five or six functions put together. You’re a marketing leader doing outbound and branding. You’re a sales leader, leading a team of individuals having conversations, converting candidates, or an operations leader by coordinating and scheduling and setting up interviews through the funnel. You’re an analytics leader, trying to build dashboards and reporting.” 

Teddy Chestnut, BrightHire

 

We’re Only Human — Episode 125

 

In the hiring process, we collect a lot of data. We look at costs, timing, responsiveness, candidate qualities, and so much more. But the majority of companies don’t capture much, if anything, around interviews. And when they do, that happens on a notepad or piece of paper, which is virtually impossible to analyze.

In this episode of We’re Only Human, Teddy Chestnut from BrightHire talks about how his company is enabling powerful insights from interviews at a massive scale, allowing business leaders to use that data for DEI hiring, process improvement, and so much more.

 

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20 Hiring Strategies, Ideas, and Tips for a Tight Talent Market on We’re Only Human

Thousands of people have been our dataset this year that we’ve been talking to and analyzing and understanding what’s happening. There’s so much research and evidence here to help you. Transparently, I’ve never seen a market like we’re in today. I hope this gives you some good insights and good ideas to solve for the current challenges and an extremely difficult hiring market.

Ben Eubanks
Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse Research & Advisory
Host, We’re Only Human
Host, HR Tech Talks Livestream Show

We’re Only Human — Episode 124

In the rare solo episode, Ben talks directly to talent and HR leaders who are struggling to find the right staff in the unprecedented job market employers are facing. This episode brings a ton of resources to bear:

  • Ben’s hands on experience in recruiting hard to find talent in the special operations aviation community
  • Interviews with more than a dozen forward-thinking talent and HR leaders that are taking a proactive approach to the current situation
  • Data from more than 800 employers from this year’s Talent Acquisition Trends research at Lighthouse

Take notes! And if you have had a conversation with someone in the past 30 days about the challenges of hiring, take a minute to share this episode with them. After all, a rising tide lifts all ships!

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Openness to Failure as a Critical HR Skill on We’re Only Human

“I think openness to failure is as important as openness to success, because if you’re not open to failure, you’re not open to trying new things. Full stop. You’re going to keep rolling out the same trite things that maybe aren’t the best things. So it’s really as important to try new things, and where you give yourself the credibility is the fact that you are measuring and you are looking at whether or not this works objectively.”

Caitlin Bigsby, Visier

 

We’re Only Human — Episode 123

 

Want to be more successful? Fail more often. 

In a recent conversation with an executive that works with numerous high-performing organizations, he explained that the critical differentiator for the best firms is a willingness to iterate and experiment, knowing that some of those will inevitably fail. 

In today’s episode, Ben speaks with Caitlin Bigsby about the importance of analytics, measurement, and data when it comes to HR and talent practices. Caitlin shares how to identify problems that data can solve, what to do next, and how to leverage evidence as a powerful tool for positive change in the business. 

 

Connect with Caitlin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlin-bigsby 

Connect with Visier: https://www.visier.com/ 

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Digital, Secure Document Management for HR Teams on We’re Only Human

“An HR manager can do whatever they need to do.  We do have a vision, and the vision is that all administrative tasks should be done in less than 15 seconds.”

Leila Laidani, Aconso

 

We’re Only Human — Episode 122

 

In the last year, companies have shifted much of their work processes to a digital format. However, legacy files and workflows don’t always transition so easily. 

In this episode, Ben talks with the team from Aconso about how using secure, digital storage solutions can help HR leaders to not only protect and preserve sensitive information, but use their time more effectively than shuffling paper and documents. 

 

Learn more: 

Check out the Aconso website: https://www.aconso.com/ 

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What’s Your Culture of Health? Featuring Mobile Health on We’re Only Human

“You need to have a competitive pay and benefits offering. When you go to do that, the employer ends up paying for a lot of things that go unused just because there’s too much to communicate. What’s just amazing about the time and space we’re in now is you can really use personalization to surface opportunities from among and within those programs and benefits at the right time, in a way where it’s really a health and benefits journey of one.”

John Halloran, CEO at Mobile Health

 

We’re Only Human — Episode 121

 

Each of us is unique. Our day-to-day needs, our lifestyles, and even our stress levels vary greatly. But one thing is certain: wellbeing is applicable to every single one of us. 

In this episode, Ben and John discuss the importance of creating customized health journeys for employees (for instance, targeting a personalized need for mental health, fertility, or nutritional suggestions).

Beyond that, the discussion brings in ideas for how HR leaders can drive the right engagement with the workforce by leveraging wellbeing and wellness across a variety of opportunities. John brings up a powerful case study where EY and KPMG created an initiative using low-code tools from Mobile Health to engage their remote workforce, proving that these practices work for remote, hybrid, and in-office workers. In today’s talent-driven market, this focus on wellbeing is a “must have,” not a “nice to have.” 

 

Connect with Mobile Health: 

https://www.mobilehealthconsumer.com/ 

Learn about Anthem Blue Cross’s partnership with Mobile Health: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mobile-health-announces-8-year-preferred-partner-agreement-with-anthem-blue-cross-and-blue-shield-301341535.html 

 

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SMB Employers, Complexity, and Compliance with Jordan Conley on We’re Only Human

“I had a client that in February of last year had 72 employees, all in Boulder, Colorado. By September of last year, they eliminated their office and went remote. They went from having all their employees in one state to having those same 74 employees, but across 14 different states.”

Jordan Conley, President, Obsidian HR

 

We’re Only Human — Episode 120

 

In the United States, approximately 98% of the employers that exist have fewer than 100 employees. It’s easy to get caught up in the headlines that focus on enterprise companies, but a massive segment of the economy (and job market) are tied to small businesses. 

In this episode, Ben talks with Jordan Conley, President of Obsidian HR, about the challenges facing small businesses today. The discussion covers topics like outsourcing for a greater focus on strategic HR, how remote work makes compliance and HR work more difficult, and more. 

 

Connect with Jordan and Obsidian HR: 

Thanks to isolved for connecting us with Jordan!

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