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HR Happy Hour Network

At Work in America, the longest running and top downloaded HR podcast, focuses on human resources, management, leadership, and workforce technology. The show is hosted by Steve Boese, the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference and Trish McFarlane, CEO of H3 HR Advisors.

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HR Happy Hour 323 - The Evolution of Learning and Leadership Development

HR Happy Hour 323 - The Evolution of Learning and Leadership DevelopmentHost: Steve BoeseGuests: Elvis Ha, Cornerstone OnDemand, Melissa Lanier Preston, T-MobileSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Elvis Ha of Cornerstone OnDemand, and Melissa Lanier Preston of T-Mobile,recorded live from Cornerstone OnDemand's Convergence Conference in San Diego.On the two-part show, Elvis Ha, Director of Product Management at Cornerstone, discussed the evolution of learning in the workplace, how modern learning technology is evolving as well to support new learning models and processes, and where learning in the workplace is heading in the future.On part two of the show, Steve was joined by Melissa Lanier Preston, Director of Leadership Development and Talent Management at T-Mobile, where she shared how T-Mobile is working to both develop future leaders at all levels of the organization, as well as help all employees at T-Mobile succeed in their careers. This was a deep dive into some really innovative learning and leadership development programs at a really large scale.This was a fun and informative show on learning and leadership development - thanks to Elvis and Melissa for spending some time with us. And thanks to Cornerstone OnDemand for having us out at the Convergence event.Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, or wherever you get your podcasts - just search for 'HR Happy Hour.'

46mins

6 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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HR Happy Hour 298 - HR and the Productivity Network

HR Happy Hour 298 - HR and the Productivity NetworkHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Mike Psenka, President & Founder, MoovilaThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish talk with Mike Psenka of Moovila, a technology solution designed to help people work together more effectively. While we all know that email is likely the worst tool for supporting collaboration and execution of important projects and goals, so many organizations continue to resort to email to facilitate how work is done. And the newer generation of enterprise collaboration tools that are 'chat' centric, have the potential to reduce organizational reliance on email, have their own limitations as their unstructured nature makes it hard for people to leverage them to tackle important and complex projects and tasks.On the show Mike discusses these challenges, and how he and the team at Moovila are taking a different approach to collaboration, execution, transparency, and accountability. By making collaboration more purposeful, the activities and contributions of team members more visible and open, and creating a platform designed to support the real goals and vision of the organization, and not just collaboration for its own sake, Moovila is breaking new ground in the HR and workplace technology market.Additionally, Steve provided a solid 'I hate email' rant, Trish shared some perspective on the upcoming HR Tech Conference, and we learned the true meaning of the word "Moovila'.Thanks as always to Virgin Pulse, www.virginpulse.com.Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you listen to your podcasts.

43mins

28 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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The Human Friendly Workplace 2 - Transparency, Culture, and Employee Experience

The Human Friendly Workplace 2 - Transparency, Culture, and Employee ExperienceHost: Jason LauritsenGuest: Tim Sae Koo, TintHow do you define transparency in an organization, and how does that empower employees?Feedforwards: what are they and how do they work?“Culture is how your employees act when their managers, directors, and bosses aren’t there.” - Tim Sae KooIn today’s episode, Jason interviews Tim Sae Koo from Tint. Tint is an innovative marketing SaaS company that allows brands to leverage their customer stories. Although the mostly-bootstrapped company has its base in San Francisco, the 30-person staff is spread out all across the globe.In the discussion, Tim discusses how Tint came to be, and how his upbringing has shaped the values they implement into the employee experience. Listeners today will also learn how to engage and create a great working culture with remote workers and how Tim found the inspiration to create a company culture and core values without any real work experience.About Small Improvements:Today’s episode is being powered by Small Improvements.Small Improvements is a feedback platform that helps employees grow and succeed. From Performance Check-Ins, Goals and 360s, it combines both ongoing and structured feedback to facilitate meaningful development. Subscribe to all the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network shows on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, or wherever you get your podcasts. Just search for 'HR Happy Hour'.

42mins

3 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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HR Happy Hour 319 - HR is About Making Predictions: Understanding AI for HR

HR Happy Hour 319 - Understanding Artificial Intelligence for Business and HRSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comHost: Steve BoeseGuest: Joshua Gans, University of TorontoThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, and co-author of the new book, Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence.On the show, Joshua gives his easy to grasp definition of Artificial Intelligence, how AI is really about lowering the costs of and increasing the availability and ability to create more predictions about outcomes. These outcomes could be about predicting tomorrow's weather, teaching a self-driving car how to react to changing conditions, or even helping HR and Talent leaders predict who might be the best candidate for a job, or who might be a better fit on the team.Joshua breaks down how HR and business leaders should think about AI, how and where to see and understand its impact on business, the need for human judgment, and how to assess and be aware of the hidden dangers and potential biases in AI technology. This was the most lively and engaging (and accessible) conversation about AI I have ever had, and I think any HR or business leader will appreciate the easy, casual way Joshua explains complex topics.We also talked 'War Games', (the movie), Moneyball, the pain of teaching a teenager how to drive.Thanks to Joshua for joining us!Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts.

36mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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HR Happy Hour 334 - Driving Engagement and Results with Performance Management

HR Happy Hour 334 - Driving Engagement and Results with Performance ManagementSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Michael Heller, iRevuThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish are joined by Michael Heller or iRevu, an HR technology provider of performance and goal management solutions to talk about how performance management is evolving, how organizations are making the transition from the traditional annual performance review process to something more frequent and impactful, and how leaders and managers can get better at providing useful and productive feedback more regularly. Michael also shared his insights on how organizations can still manage downstream processes like compensation and rewards in a 'no peformance rating' environment and his tips for making feedback more effective - namely, focusing on transparency, honesty, and directness.Additionally, we discussed the naming of dogs, our best bosses ever, the advice Steve was given on his first day at a 'real' job, and we celebrated a recent HR Happy Hour Show milestone - 1 Million dowloads!This was a fun and interesting show, thanks to Michael for joining us.Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts - just search for 'HR Happy Hour'.

45mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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HR Happy Hour 396 - Insights from the Global Culture 2020 Report

HR Happy Hour 396 - Insights from the Global Culture 2020 ReportHosts: Steve BoeseGuest: Alex Lovell, OC TannerThis episode is sponsored by O.C.Tanner, the global leader in engaging workplace cultures, helps thousands of top companies create peak moments that inspire people to achieve, appreciate, and connect to purpose and each other.This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve recorded live at the OC Tanner Influence Greatness 2019 event in Snowbird, Utah. Steve was joined by Alex Lovell from OC Tanner who shared insights from the recently released Global Culture 2020 Report, a deep dive research study that examines current culture trends, company culture statistics, and how employees feel about their workplaces.Additionally, Alex shared some ideas on organizations can begin to apply the key findings from the Global Culture report in their own organizations to help improve and shape their own organizational cultures.This was a really fun show, thanks Alex for joining us and to OC Tanner for having the HR Happy Hour Show at the event.Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour wherever you get your podcasts - including on Spotify.

33mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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HR Happy Hour 317 - When Women Thrive: Supporting Women in the Workplace

HR Happy Hour 317 - When Women Thrive: Supporting Women in the WorkplaceHost: Steve BoeseGuest: Pat Milligan, MercerSponsored by Virgin Pulse - www.virginpulse.comThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Pat Milligan of Mercer, where she leads the When Women Thrive research initiative to talk about the project's most recent research on Women's economic standing and equity in the workplace. On the show Pat shared some findings and key recommendations from the recently released report from the When Women Thrive research titled 'Accelerating for Impact: 2018 Gender Inflection Point.'Pat discussed the current state of women's economic standing in the workplace, how in 2018 the data show that despite progess, there are still opportunities and challenges for organizations with respect to including and improving women's representation and standing in their organizations. She also shared some of the ways and tools that are available to organizations - an increased focus on data and analytics to identify areas of opportunity and measure progress, the benefits of focusing on women's health and wellness - inside and outside the organizations, and finally how HR leaders can begin to change the culture in their organizations and with their leaders to better focus on these issues.This is an important issue, and When Women Thrive are doing great work to help organizations make progress. Make sure to download the report here.Thanks Pat for joining us!Subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts.

41mins

5 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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HR Happy Hour 374 - The Future of Employee Communications

HR Happy Hour 374 - The Future of Employee CommunicationsHosts: Trish McFarlane, Steve BoeseGuest: Alan Burger, InfoSlipsSponsored by Panopto - For businesses and universities, Panopto is everything YouTube isn’t. With enterprise-grade security, built-in recording and live streaming, and a unique search engine that finds any word spoken in any video, Panopto is how professionals share knowledge.Today on the HR Happy Hour Show, Trish and Steve were joined by Alan Burger of InfoSlips, an innovative HR tech company that is trying to reinvent the digital document - an endeavor that has numerous applications and implications for HR leaders.On the show Alan shared how the original idea for InfoSlips was developed (it was from receiving old, paper based paystubs), his thoughts on how to improve the way we communicate with employees via modern technology approaches, and the power of digitizing documents and employer/employee interactions.Additionally, Alan talked about how with AI and other technologies, the capability exists to 'talk' with our documents - a really innovative idea and one that I bet you have not heard about before. And since it was a 'tech' and HR show, we also discussed the HR issues surrounding the increased automation of work, and what that means for HR and workplaces.This was a fun and interesting show, thanks so much Alan for joining us.Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts. And add the HR Happy Hour Show to your Amazon Echo device's Daily Flash Briefing - just search for the HR Happy Hour skill on your Alexa app.

38mins

2 May 2019

Rank #8

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HR Happy Hour 406 - HR Happy New Year 2020

HR Happy Hour 406 - HR Happy New Year 2020Hosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneThis week on a special LIVE epsiode of the HR Happy Hour Show to kick off 2020, Steve and Trish will talk all things New Year 2020 - the Rose Parade, the Pantone Color of the Year, a preview of the Oscars race and more. Additionally, we will do a review of 2019 and of the 2010s overall - what were the highlights and important developments and moments in HR, HR tech, work as well as in popular culture, sports, and even for us personally and professionally.This will be a fun way to launch the New Year on the HR Happy Hour Show and we hope you can join us.Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts.

1hr 4mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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HR Happy Hour 384 - The Critical Role of Managers in Employee Engagement

HR Happy Hour 384 - The Critical Role of Managers in Employee EngagementHosts: Steve Boese, Trish McFarlaneGuest: Jim Harter, Chief Workplace Scientist, GallupSponsored by Culture Amp, the platform that turns your company culture into a competitive advantage. Your employee data tells you what's happened in the past, but what if it could tell you what might happen next. See how with your free Predictive Analytics report at www.cultureamp.com/happyThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish were joined by Jim Harter to talk about Gallup's most recent research, it's largest workplace study to date, and how the job of management has probably never been more complex. Jim is the co-author of 'It's the Manager', a look at how the role of manager has changed, how it remains critically important for employee engagement and organizational success. Jim shared several interesting findings from the research and the book, which all managers and leaders should understand as their workplaces evolve.Additionally, Trish shared her excitement with the recent St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup victory, Steve admitted he has not watched a hockey game in years, and whether or not it is ethical to A/B test management theories on your kids.This was a really interesting and fun conversation, thanks to Jim for joining us.Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts.

45mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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HR Market Watch 22 - Putting Culture First While You Scale.

HR Market Watch 22 - Putting Culture First While You ScaleHost: George LaRocqueGuest: Damon Klotz, Work Culture Evangalist at Culture AmpHere’s one for every startup founder, co-founder, or leader. For every leader in an established business that understands that the culture they foster will impact business results more than almost anything else. In the latest HR MarketWatch FutureWork Podcast, hear from Damon Klotz the Work Culture Evangalist at Culture Amp. He came to the interview with a sense of transparency that we’ve come to expect from Culture Amp. He shares the challenges of scaling culture and employee engagement in a high growth setting, and he uses the experience at Culture Amp as his framework. He also brings real data from a real customer. Enjoy!

36mins

18 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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HR Happy Hour 362 - Careers and Learning for the 21st Century

HR Happy Hour 362 - Careers and Learning for the 21st CenturyHost: Steve BoeseGuest: Heidi Soltis-Berner, Managing Director, Deloitte UniversityThis week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Heidi Soltis-Berner, Managing Director at Deloitte University to discuss training and development, careers, and more - with a focus on the skills needed to succeed now and in the future.On the show, Heidi shared the vision for Deloitte University, the importance of making a commitment to learning at all levels of the organization, as well as how the fast pace of how work and workplaces are changing and evolving are challenging people and organizations to keep up.We also talked about how organizations need to adopt programs, training approaches, and technologies to best attract, engage, and retain the newest generation of the workforce.This was a really fun and interesting conversation, thanks Heidi for joining us. Find the Deloitte 'Explore Your Fit' resource that we talked about here.Learn more about the Future of Work and what Deloitte is doing here.Remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show wherever you get your podcasts - just search for 'HR Happy Hour'.

37mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #12