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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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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 24, 2018

Guest:

Dr. Larry Barton, Distinguished University Professor of Crisis Management and Public Safety at the University of Central Florida

In the wake of recent tragic events in Parkland and San Bruno, organizations around the country are taking a closer look at their own crisis and threat management plans and policies. HR is essential in planning for workplace emergencies, starting in the conceptual planning stages all of the way through how employees are trained to handle the event.

Dr. Larry Barton, the highest rated instructor at the FBI Academy and U.S. Marshall Service, joins HR Break Room host Caleb Masters and guest Jason Bodin to talk about how organizations can ensure they are prepared in case of a workplace threat. In this episode Dr. Barton will:

  • define what types of scenarios qualify as a workplace crisis
  • discuss how to identify the warning signs of individuals who may be a threat to your organization
  • establish best practices for creating a crisis plan that includes executive leadership, security and local law enforcement
  • determine the role of training and simulation in preparing for workplace threats
  • examine strategies employers can use to mitigate exposure to dangerous personnel
Apr 10, 2018

Guest:

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

Between recruiting today’s top performers and coaching up-and-coming talent, the much-buzzed-about college basketball tournament shares similarities with many of HR’s most critical priorities. Guest Kris Dunn stops by the HR Break Room to examine the most valuable lessons HR can learn from the annual hoops competition.

In this episode of HR Break Room, Dunn joins hosts Caleb Masters and Braeden Fair to discuss the importance of:

  • defining an organization's core values and promoting them to the world
  • identifying top performers and giving them the tools and opportunities to succeed
  • being transparent when promoting your employer brand for prospective talent

Learn even more about what HR can learn from college basketball by signing up for our on demand webinar featuring Kris Dunn, Swish! 8 Engagement Strategies to Drive Game-Winning Performance.

Apr 3, 2018

Guests:

Jessica Melo, Paycom executive director of sales training

Andres Traslavina, Whole Foods director of global recruiting

Rachel Feferman, Businessolver advisor relations

Kim Gorsuch, Weeva CEO

John Adcock, RetailMeNot senior vice president of people

Learning how to change workplace culture and what makes an organization unique remain high priorities for companies nationwide. During the 2018 SXSW Conference, Paycom’s Jessica Melo attended the Workology HRetreat, where she hosted a panel on the current state of employee culture. Couldn’t attend? No worries – now you can!

This special episode of HR Break Room presents the panel, in which will discuss:

  • how today's organizations measure culture and adapt to the rapidly changing needs of their workforce
  • HR strategies to gain management’s buy-in for culture initiatives
  • the difference between employee happiness and employee engagement

Learn more about how to build a winning culture that results in greater workforce engagement in our Discover How the Right Self-Service Technology Can Help Deliver an Ideal Employee Experience white paper.

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