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HR Break Room

HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in human resources, dedicated to bringing you interesting break room conversations with experts on the hot topics of HR and HR Technology, one cup of coffee at a time. Hosted by Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice, HR Break Room is designed to inspire you to harness the power of HR technology to empower your people and organization.
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Apr 16, 2019

Guest:

Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor professor of management and director of the Center for Human Resources at The Wharton School

According to Gallup, only 12% of employees say their company does a good job onboarding. With the war for talent still waging in today’s low-unemployment economy, organizations nationwide continue to search for new ways to attract, retain and keep new hires engaged once they’ve started their job.

In this episode of HR Break Room, Peter Cappelli joins hosts Caleb Masters and Braeden Fair to discuss:

  • how technology is changing the way recruiters identify and attract candidates
  • the role training plays in keeping new hires engaged throughout onboarding
  • the benefits of creating a clear line of communication between HR and recruiting
  • how a single-database HR system creates a seamless onboarding experience and world-class first impression for new and prospective hires

Download our white paper to learn how a learning management system can help boost your onboarding process, as well as the bottom line.

Apr 1, 2019

Guest:

Kris Dunn, Kinetix CHRO and founder of the blogs Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist

According to Boston Consulting Group research, companies with more diverse management teams generate nearly 20% greater revenue. Like players in one of sports’ greatest spectacles, top talent comes from a wide array of backgrounds, and each performer requires great coaching to succeed.

In this episode of HR Break Room, returning guest Kris Dunn joins host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • teamwork parallels between winning college basketball teams and successful organizations
  • the importance of recruiting from diverse pools of talent
  • how training, learning and development help keep top performers sharp and competitive
  • the cost of a poor experience for candidates and employees

 

Discover more lessons HR can learn from collegiate athletics in our on-demand webinar, 5 Strategies HR Can Borrow From College Recruiting Programs, with guest Kris Dunn.

Mar 26, 2019

Guests:

Annie Hanson, University of Oklahoma assistant athletics director of recruiting strategy and administrative engagement

Jennifer Kraszewski, Paycom vice president of human resources

According to LinkedIn80% of talent acquisition leaders believe their employer brand has a noticeable impact on their ability to hire great talent. Perhaps no better example of this exists than in college sports. In leveraging an unrivaled brand to recruit top performers to their organization, college athletic recruiters build teams known around the world for winning.

In this episode of HR Break Room, OU football’s Annie Hanson joins Paycom’s Jennifer Kraszewski and host Caleb Masters to discuss the lessons HR can learn from college athletic recruiting, including:

  • how to build a winning workforce and culture
  • transparent alignment of the employer brand with expectations of prospective talent
  • the role social media plays in communicating that brand to top performers
  • why culture fit is just as important as performance potential

 

For more, attend our on-demand webinar, 5 Strategies HR Can Borrow From College Recruiting Programs.

Mar 5, 2019

Guests:

Lou Adler, business consultant and CEO of The Adler Group

Tiffany McGowen, Paycom vice president of recruiting

According to SHRM’s The New Talent Landscape report, 84% of employers see a shortage in skilled applicants, while 68% experience difficulty in filling jobs. In today’s war for talent, the challenge to find qualified candidates for a competitive edge continues to grow, as does the skills gap.

In this episode of HR Break Room, host Caleb Masters sits down with Adler and McGowen to discuss:

  • the challenges of finding skilled talent in a highly competitive landscape
  • how performance-based hiring can help organizations recruit the ideal candidates
  • how technology can transform HR and recruiting strategies to attract key positions

Learn more about today’s skills gap and war for talent by downloading our infographic, How the Talent Shortage Harms Your Entire Business.

Feb 19, 2019

Guest:

Dave Zielinski, business writer for HR Magazine and SHRM.org

HR is undergoing a digital transformation. With so many technology options changing the workplace, how can HR leverage the benefits of employee self-service (ESS) to be more strategic while further empowering their workforce?

According to this year’s Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey, 78% of respondents currently use ESS applications in their organizations. That number is expected to rise to 87% in the next year as HR leaders implement ESS to engage employees, increase productivity, decrease labor costs and give their workforce direct and mobile access to their personal data.

In this episode of HR Break Room, business journalist Dave Zielinski joins hosts Caleb Masters and Jason Bodin to discuss:

  • the benefits of HR’s shift away from managing employee data and tasks
  • why ESS technology continues to grow in popularity
  • how ESS helps improve the employee experience
  • how ESS tech positions HR as a strategic business partner to the C-suite

To learn more about championing such an initiative in your organization, read our white paper, Is Your Business App-rehensive?: How to Lead a Digital Transformation in Your Workplace.

Feb 5, 2019

Guest:

Jason Lauritsen, employee engagement expert and author of Unlocking High Performance: How to Use Performance Management to Engage and Empower Employees to Reach Their Full Potential

 In a recent Deloitte survey, 79% of global executives rated agile performance management as a high priority for their organizations. With the digital transformation of HR impacting companies nationwide as 2019 progresses, HR departments look toward technology to fulfill their recruiting and training initiatives.

In this HR Break Room conversation, workplace culture authority Jason Lauritsen joins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss:

  • changes to talent management through digital transformation and HR tech
  • why the right learning technology helps upskill and retain today’s top talent
  • how regular employee feedback increases performance, engagement and the personnel experience overall

 

Learn more about how to train and upskill your employees by reading our white paper, Discover How a Learning Management System Benefits Your Workforce and Bottom Line.

Jan 22, 2019

Guest:

Ilyce Glink, founder and CEO of Best Money Moves

According to a 2018 Prudential report, the number of employers offering financial wellness programs increased from 20% in 2015 to 83% in 2017. With PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2018 Employee Financial Wellness survey finding that 64% of today’s employees are impacted by student loans and 54% saying they are stressed about finances in general, the demand for financial wellness in the workplace continues to grow.

In this HR Break Room conversation, Ilyce Glink joins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss: 

  • how financial wellness can be used to engage employees and increase productivity
  • why such programs have become a priority in 2019
  • the role these programs will play in the digital transformation of organizations
  • how HR can make the case for financial wellness programs to the C-suite

 

Learn more about how to embrace and enact HR technology within your organization by reading our white paper, Is Your Business App-Rehensive?: How to Lead a Digital Transformation in Your Workplace.

Jan 8, 2019

Guest:

Nick Ismail, content editor of Information Age

A disconnect has emerged between the expectations and needs of CEOs, digital leaders, and HR and finance departments’ ability to support digital transformation efforts related to the employee experience. What are the benefits of having HR technology in your business, and how can HR make the case to embrace the digital transformation within your organization to help engage the workforce?

In this episode of HR Break Room, Information Age content editor Nick Ismail joins hosts Caleb Masters and Jason Bodin to discuss:

  • how the digital transformation has changed the world at large and how it will impact HR in 2019 and beyond
  • how implementing HR technology can improve employee productivity
  • the cost of relying on dated, manual processes
  • how HR can make the case for a digital transformation within the workplace

 

To learn more about implementing HR tech with the employee in mind, read our white paper, Is Your Business App-rehensive?: How to Lead a Digital Transformation in Your Workplace.

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