Modernizing performance management
Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane were joined by Rajeev Behera, CEO of HR technology solution provider Reflektive, who are helping over 175 organisations modernise their approach to performance management by making the process faster, centered around coaching, and enabling managers to become true ‘people’ managers and not ‘task’ managers. We talked about the challenges that traditional performance management processes present to organisations, like ones that focus primarily on a rating or a score above all else.
Many large organisations have moved away from traditional performance management processes, and on the show Rajeev shared some insights and ideas on how the organisations Reflektive works with are successfully combining modern technology solutions with fresh approaches to coaching and mentoring to improve individual and organisational performance, and better engage employees in their own personal and career development.
This podcast appeared on hrhappyhour.net/archives/731.
| 2017-08-31 || Steve Boes, Trish McFarlane and Rajeev Behera |
Steps to re-invent and re-imagine your workplace
Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane were joined by Jeanne Meister. Jeanne is a Partner at Future Workplace, a firm dedicated to re-thinking, re-imagining and re-inventing the workplace. Jeanne is the receipt of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award, an award given by Association For Talent Development to one executive each year honoring their body of work. She is also a Contributor to Forbes Magazine. She is the co-author of the best selling book, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today and the upcoming book The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees.
Steve and Trish talked with Jeanne about the importance of thinking ahead, about identifying important trends in workplaces, and how HR and business leaders can be ready for the future. We also talked about the panel Jeanne will be leading at the upcoming HR Technology Conference in October, on ‘The Consumerisation of HR’.
This podcast appeared on hrhappyhour.net/archives/733 .
| 2017-08-31 || Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane and Jeanne Meister |
Shocking and innovative approaches to diversity and inclusion
Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane talked with Anka Wittenberg, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer (CDIO) at SAP. They had the good fortune of recording live from SAP/ Successfactors “SuccessConnect 2016” event. Anka is leading the global People Sustainability Department encompassing Diversity & Inclusion, People Principles and Health. She is the pivotal change agent on how to design and implement work relationship at SAP – all together in an inclusive environment based on mutual respect, care and trust.
Anka talked with us about developing and implementing SAP’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy globally, and the steps they take to ensure sustainable business success. She shared her thoughts on why diversity and inclusion still really matter. She also talked about some of the programs and policies that have been implemented at SAP to promote and support diversity and inclusion in the organisation.
This podcast appeared on hrhappyhour.net/archives/735.
| 2017-08-31 || Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane, and Anka Wittenberg |
The evolving role of the recruiter
Host Steve Boese is joined by guest Dan Finnigan, CEO and President of Jobvite, a leading provider of Recruitment technology to talk about how tech, automation, and marketing are evolving the role of the recruiter and presenting both opportunities and challenges for the modern recruiter.
Dan shared some perspective of how recruiting technology has grown and evolved as well, and how these changes in technology, capability, and the increased availability of recruiting data are impacting recruiting today and in the future. Marketing and marketing software played a key role in these evolutions, and Dan shared some interesting perspective on the marketing/recruitment relationship.
This podcast appeared on hrhappyhour.net/archives/817
| 2017-08-31 || Steve Boese and Dan Finnigan |
Getting real about employee engagement
Join host George LaRocque as he applies some context to all of the hype surrounding employee engagement. Learn about the ideal employee engagement toolkit and three major trends that helped define it. Also, meet David Bator the General Manager of TemboStatus, an emerging new employee engagement tech platform.
This podcast appeared on hrhappyhour.net/archives/832.
| 2017-08-31 || George LaRocque and David Bator |
Artificial Intelligence for HR and for people
Steve Boese and special guest co-host Madeline Laurano recorded a special Happy Hour Show live from Ultimate Connections 2017 in Las Vegas. They were joined by Ultimate Software’s Cecile Alper-Leroux and Armen Berjikly to talk about the need to listen to the ‘Voice of the Employee’, the importance of technology to help HR leaders understand data, (especially unstructured data), and how modern technology solutions can help HR leaders move from just listening, to understanding, and finally, to taking actions, (and recommending actions).
This podcast appeared on hrhappyhour.net/archives/838
| 2017-08-31 || Steve Boese, Madeline Laurano, Cecile Alper-Leroux and Armen Berjikly |
Victory through organisation with Dave Ulrich
Dave talked about his new book, the key can be summed up in the very first sentences of the book – “HR is not about HR. HR begins and ends with the business.” From that launch point, Steve and Trish talked about Dave’s research (with data from over 30,000 respondents), the importance of HR as the enabler and driver of organisational capability, why the famous McKinsey “War for Talent” is only partially relevant to HR leaders, and some of the ways HR leaders need to adapt and grow in order to support the creation of organisational capability.
This podcast appeared on hrhappyhour.net/archives/842.
| 2017-08-31 || Steve Boese, Trish McFarlane and Dave Ulrich |
Trends As Business Strategy
Is your business future-proof and how can it take advantage of “the rise of the machines”? What skills must we ensure our children develop for the future world of work? And are giant retail spaces like malls soon to be ghost towns?
Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Africa interrogates these questions and their answers with well known trends guru and analyst, Dion Chang of Flux Trends.
| 2017-08-31 || Dion Chang and Jon Foster-Pedley |
The Evolution Of Education
Joseph Gerassi, Executive Head of Redhill, joins Henley Business School Dean, Jon Foster-Pedley, for this fascinating conversation around the evolution of education and the incredible results Gerassi and his team are seeing as they break new ground in a sector in South Africa that has seen little to no true innovation and growth.
| 2017-06-12 || Joseph Gerassi |
Future Of Talent Development & Retention
Dean of Henley Business School, Jon Foster-Pedley, enjoys an insight filled discussion around the future of talent, talent development, and talent retention with three studio guest experts: Sameer Rawjee, Former Googler, and Founder / MD of O School; Talent Whisperer and Creative Parenting Expert, Nikki Bush; Raymond De Villiers, Futurist and Digital Natives Expert.
| 2017-06-12 || Jon Foster-Pedley |
Executive Presence and Public Speaking #AskAnExpert
Gareth Armstrong sits with Lynn Baker, a Certified World Class Speaking Coach, a Professional Speaker and successful Businesswoman, and interrogates the need for public speaking training as well as the development of what Lynn calls "Executive Presence". Questions asked include: What one attribute do top leaders the world over share? What is the ultimate test of our public speaking ability? What is charisma and how does one develop it? and more.
| 2017-06-12 || Lynn Baker |
The Power Of Business Storytelling #AskAnExpert
What is the root cause of the problems we hear repeated so often in our boardrooms? As a disillusioned junior manager, how do I inspire or motivate my staff? And how do we easily and effectively connect with those around us? These are just a few of the questions we pose to Tracey Swanepoel, a business strategist, creative consultant, and firm believer that "the shortest distance between two people is a story", during this #AskAnExpert conversation.
| 2017-06-12 || Tracey Swanepoel |