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The Talent Is Transforming Show focuses on how new, innovative, HR, talent related insights and strategies will drive better business performance, raise the level of excellence of the worldwide human resource management professional, and transform talent.

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S2E7: Engaging Gen Z’s in the Workforce: Technology, Intrapreneurship, & Culture | with Shaara Roman

“Millennials are tech savvy.  Gen Z’s are tech native.” -Shaara Roman If your organization is still trying to engage millennials, unsuccessfully, then you are behind the curve. Millennials have been in the workforce for over 15 years and now Gen Z is knocking at the door. In the U.S. alone, there are 70 million Gen Z’s -- about 25% of the population entering the workforce over the next 15 years, and it starts this Spring when the first class of Gen Z’s graduate from college.  Shaara Roman, Founder and Managing Partner of The Silverene Group, joins us today to share what leaders can expect from Gen Z’s and teach you how to leverage their talents and digital brilliance to drive success. Resources: Connect with Shaara on LinkedIn Learn more about The Silverene Group


1 Jun 2017

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S3E3: Exceptional Talent & The New Talent Journey | with Mervyn Dinnen

Mervyn Dinnen is a globally-respected HR and talent analyst who advises business leaders around the world on emerging trends impacting hiring, retention, engagement, and talent. He has spent over 20 years helping organizations craft and implement winning recruitment and retention strategies. We discuss his book, Exceptional Talent: How to Attract, Acquire and Retain the Very Best Employees, and the emergence of what he dubs the New Talent Journey. -- Resources: Exceptional Talent: How to Attract, Acquire and Retain the Very Best Employees Read more of Mervyn’s thoughts on recruiting and HR on his blog Connect with Mervyn on LinkedIn


4 Oct 2017

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S2E6: Mastering the Interview Process | with Louis Montgomery

Are you prepared to show your best self during an interview? The interview (in-person and otherwise) is still the most important part of the hiring process, but people often stress themselves out and overcomplicate the process (even people in senior leadership positions).    Because CEOs around the world turn to Louis Montgomery for his expertise when they’re choosing CHROs, CROs, and others to join their executive teams, we asked him to return to the show and simplify the interview process, for both organizations and candidates. You’ll discover… What makes a good, humanized, insightful interview in today’s world How we use technologies in the interview process How both organizations and candidates can put their best foot forward and prepare for interviews, both in-person and digital Resources: Connect with Louis: Korn Ferry | LinkedIn Learn more at the Korn Ferry Institute -- Production & Development for Top Employers Institute’s Talent is Transforming by Podcast Masters


10 May 2017

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S1E6: Talent is Transforming - Leadership Development

Why Leadership Development Matters?  Without strong leadership development programs, companies may be losing top talent Let Top Employers Institute’s approach to talent give your HR team the advantage! Executives overwhelmingly agree that the retention of talent can make or break a company, yet only a minority of those executives say they invest in leadership development programs.  “Every organization has their own classification for leadership, but however they define it, at Top Employers, we are interested in what they do to ensure that their current leaders grow and that they have strategies in place to ensure that they develop their next generation of leaders.” David Plink, CEO Top Employers Institute The good news?  As Top Employers Institute CEO David Plink reports: “Globally, we’re seeing encouraging signs that companies are putting more resources toward leadership development. Organizational culture is shifting towards creating an environment in which leadership can develop and thrive -- and that begins by management clearly defining desired leadership skills, talents and capabilities.” From a business perspective, executives at global top performers report that they’re laser-focused on two areas: improving the quality of leadership development programs to directly increase their candidate pipeline, followed closely by improving efforts to engage and retain current leaders.  Definition: Leadership Development is any activity that improves or strengthens the quality of leadership within an individual or an organization. The way we define leaders is changing.  With talent retention and succession planning top of mind, it is important for all businesses to nurture and develop their future leaders, enabling them to fully realize their potential in a sometimes complex and always evolving world. The future workforce will need to acquire new skills on a regular basis and will be performing many role yet to exist, so it is vital that Leadership Development programs help equip tomorrow’s leaders with the skills, capabilities, vision and perspective to help them succeed.


30 Sep 2016

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S1E5: Johann Labuschagne Introduction & Leadership

Johann Labuschagne Introduction & Leadership I'm excited to share with you periodic insights, resources and announcements about the great work at Top-Employers Institute. We've created a podcast series and myself and my colleague, Jennifer Ives, SVP, North America, TEI, will speak on subjects we're passionate about.  Sometimes we'll talk to "thought leaders in HR," sometimes we'll talk to each other about great HR measurement tactics, and sometimes we'll offer our own insights and information. It is under the banner of the latter, above, that I will be talking with you today. Please listen to my commentary, chime in, let me know what you think, and let's keep the conversation going. Briefly, at Top Employers, our people are data geeks whose mission for 25 years has been to help organizations better develop their people, drive business performance and certify the best of the best as Top Employers. We help leaders unwrap organization-wide HR data to more effectively identify where they’re succeeding AND where they have opportunities for growth. We’re proud of the fact that this year alone over 1100 leading-edge organizations in more than 100 countries – including 40% of the top 50 Global Fortune 500 companies -  have earned the right to carry the Top Employers certification seal. In essence, our insights help highlight the contribution people – an organization’s number one resource – make to the business, so that leadership can make objectively informed decisions on ways to align their HR strategies with their business strategy to drive business performance. Join me and Jennifer for the Talent Is Transforming podcast, and another insightful program about innovation, leadership, new technology, and strategy, to help guide your organization toward a future of performance. At Top Employers Institute, our motto is to Develop. Always.


20 Jul 2016

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S1E4: Interview: Laurie Colasanti - DHL

Talent Is Transforming Podcast, Interview: DHL Laurie Colasanti Whether you’re an established, worldwide brand or just starting to expand globally, recruiting and engaging a talented workforce can get tricky when you have employees in many different locations. It can be challenging to inspire employees while trying to attract new customers to solidify your market share. To increase your chances for success, use these human resource strategies to engage, unify and align your workforce around the globe:  on board smart, and win at your culture. We will answer those questions and more, in our Talent Is Transforming interview with Laurie Colasanti.  Laurie Colasanti is Vice President, Human Resources for DHL Express Americas. During the span of her 24-year career, Laurie has led all aspects of Human Resources, including HR business partner, labor relations, training, organization development, and shared services functions in both division and corporate level roles. She is currently based at the DHL Corporate Office in Plantation and is part of the DHL Express Americas and U.S. Management Board.


19 Jul 2016

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S1E3: Emerging Evidence: Special Podcast Interview

TALENT IS TRANSFORMING PODCAST: SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH CEO DAVID PLINK New research shows better business performance, as measured by higher stock prices, faster revenue growth and more favorable perception of employer brand, is correlated with both company-wide certification of HR practices by Top Employers Institute and certification of individual professionals by HR Certification Institute. Better business performance, as measured by higher stock prices, faster revenue growth and more favorable perception of companies’ employer brand, is correlated both with company-wide certification of HR best practices and with the employment of a proportion of HR-certified professionals according to new research conducted by Top Employers Institute According to David Plink, CEO, Top Employers, “Our findings build on previous research to deliver the clear message that exceptional human resource management – from applying HR best practices to the competencies of the HR professionals who design and implement them – can demonstrably and positively contribute to the bottom line.” The Talent Is Transforming Show, hosted by Jennifer Ives, focuses on how new, innovative, HR, talent related insights and strategies will drive better business performance, raise the level of excellence of the worldwide human resource management professional, and transform talent.


15 Jul 2016

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S3E2: Transforming Job Descriptions & Google’s New #HRtech Play | with Rob Kelly

Rob Kelley is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ongig, an #HRtech platform that helps organizations around the world create a consistent and engaging visual experience for candidates who click over from Google, Glass Door, Indeed, and LinkedIn. Ongig’s mission is to transform job descriptions into advertising vehicles. They believe every job is a million dollar transaction, and should be treated like a Super Bowl ad, to attract the best talent out there. You will learn: Why talent acquisition is a sales and marketing role, not HR. What the big trends are in Applicant Tracking Systems Google’s three new pieces of tech that may change job search Resources: Learn more about Ongig Read Rob’s book: An Enlightened Entrepreneur: 57 Meditations On Kicking @$$ In Business & Life The Top Talent Tracking System Annual Report (2017)


20 Sep 2017

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S3E1: Retaining Top Talent in the “Recession Hangover” with David Nast

In this episode of Talent is Transforming, Dave Nast, managing partner with Nast Partners, discusses how retention drives the health of your business, and shares how you can keep employees happy and engaged. Dave is a three-time CEO and an award-winning business coach with over 25 years of experience in executive coaching, leadership development, change management, career coaching, executive search, talent acquisition, and human capital management. -- Resources: Connect with Dave on LinkedIn Learn more about Nast Partners


5 Sep 2017

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S2E8: How CGI Designed a Culture Built to Grow & Last | with Bernard Labelle

How do you build a business culture that supports people, succeeds financially, and lasts for decades? Today we’re exploring how CGI – a leading IT and business process services provider – established a culture more than 40 years ago that still appeals to younger generations and helps CGI adapt over time. Bernard Labelle is Senior Vice-President of Global HR at CGI. He shares insight and examples showing how CGI was founded on belief in its people, how it balances the needs of its professionals, clients and shareholders, and why ethics and respect for diversity matter just as much today as they did to CGI’s founders in 1976. You will discover: Why CGI’s 40-plus year-old culture is still appealing to young talent Why CGI has members, not employees How CGI has stayed focused on people and how this has helped fuel its growth for over 40 years Resources: Connect with Bernard on LinkedIn Learn more about CGI: Website | LinkedIn | The CGI Constitution


27 Jun 2017

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S2E5: How You Can Be Part of The Recruitment Revolution | with Sjoerd Gehring

Do you want to help develop strategic, long-term, and sustainable strategies for recruitment? Then you need to join the conversation, and we’re here to show you how. Today’s guest, Sjoerd Gehring, is the Global VP of Talent Acquisition and Millennial Employee Resource Group leader at Johnson & Johnson. He oversees the company's global recruiting activities (approximately 25,000 hires annually), leads J&J’s talent innovation lab, is a fierce supporter of HR technologies, and is responsible for spearheading J&J’s consumer-centric approach to recruiting. Sjoerd and J&J are truly reinventing recruiting efforts on a global basis – and he wants you to be a part of it. Resources: Learn more from Sjoerd: “My Team Reviews 1,000,000 Resumes A Year, And These Are The People Who Stand Out” “A personal commitment to share more about our journey toward reinventing recruitment” “A big first step to re-inventing job search” … and you can find more on LinkedIn Production & Development for Talent is Transforming by Podcast Masters


26 Apr 2017

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S2E4: How to Invest in Culture & Boost Your Bottom Line | with Laurie Colasanti

Is your culture hurting your bottom line? Historically, companies invest a lot of time and effort on business strategy, but not culture strategy… but ignoring your culture is probably hurting your bottom line. Fan favorite guest Laurie Colasanti, DHL Express America's Vice President of Human Resources, is back to share… How strategic culture directly correlates to the bottom line. Why the culture is so important to everyone at the company (from CEO to new hires). How they implement new culture training. Resources: Learn more about DHL: Website | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter “Getting Your Employees Worked Up to Succeed” by Mike Parra, CEO of DHL (Americas) Production & Development for Talent is Transforming by Podcast Masters


12 Apr 2017

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S2E3: Data-Driven Strategies to Address Diversity, Inclusion & Unconscious Bias | with Dr. Lauren Aguilar

Does bias influence your decisions in the workplace? If you don’t think bias affects your people and talent decisions, then it almost certainly is. We incorporate unconscious bias in everything we do, and not addressing our implicit biases can negatively impact our businesses and organizations. Our guest, Dr. Lauren Aguilar, is one of the world’s foremost scientific experts on diversity and inclusion (D&I), and specializes in translating the science of diversity into actionable strategies. She is a diversity and inclusion partner with Forshay, a consulting firm that designs and implements comprehensive organizational D&I strategy(s) informed by scientific research and evidence-based practices. You will learn... How to address the reality of unconscious bias. How bias negatively impacts people and talent decisions. How strategy, structure, and consistency can minimize unconscious bias. Resources: Connect with Dr. Aguilar: LinkedIn | Forshay Learn more about the implicit biases in your brain: Harvard’s Project Implicit Watch Dr. Aguilar’s Webinar (approved for 1 Business Credit): “The Future of Diversity and Inclusion: Using People Science to Strengthen Hiring, Retention and Teamwork” More research: “Does Female Representation in Top Management Improve Firm Performance? A Panel Data Investigation” via SSRN “Gender Bias at Work Turns Up in Feedback” via The Wall Street Journal “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination” via the National Bureau of Economic Research Production & Development for Talent is Transforming by Podcast Masters


30 Mar 2017

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S2E2: How HR & Talent Can Move Businesses Forward | with Josh Bersin

Do you know what CEOs are truly looking for from their HR teams today? Today’s HR and Talent professionals need to become productivity experts. Josh Bersin is the Principal and Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, a leading provider of research-based information, benchmarking, professional development, and advisory consulting services for strategic HR, talent management, leadership development, recruiting, and training organizations.   More than 60% of the Fortune 100 leverage his insight on an annual basis. Today he’s offering you his insight on… People and talent predictions for 2017. How talent, business, and HR align in today’s business environment. The role data and technology will continue to play in the transformation of HR. Resources: Download Josh’s 11 Predictions To Guide Your Talent Strategy in 2017 Read Josh’s blog Watch Josh in The Future of Workforce: The People Imperative 


15 Mar 2017

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S2E1: Talent Acquisition Secrets from an Industry Pro - with Jennifer Boulanger

Are you prepared to adapt in the war for talent? There's been a seismic shift in the war for talent. The shift is a reaction to years of restructuring and cutting back benefits (including pensions and healthcare). These changes affect everyone, but they affect Millennials the most. Today’s guest, Jennifer Boulanger, is an expert talent acquisition specialist and sourcing strategist with over 18 years of experience. In this episode, you will learn... Why millennials behave differently in the workforce (and how your business can adapt). How to build a recruitment model that scales. How to recruit like a marketer. Resources: Connect with Jennifer: Twitter | LinkedIn Watch Jennifer in “Building a kick-ass company culture | Talent Connect London 2015” on YouTube Recruitment platforms: SmashFly OnGig GetTalent Beamery Production & Development for Talent is Transforming by Podcast Masters


28 Feb 2017

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