Ep31 Redpoint Ventures Head of Talent Amy Knapp, The Anatomy Of A Chief People Officer
Redpoint Ventures Head of Talent Amy Knapp shares lessons from her five years building companies at Redpoint Ventures. In this episode you'll learn:
What does a VC Head of Talent do
How the startup talent building landscape has evolved over the last 5 years
Some of the frequent talent mistakes startups make, and how to address them
What are some of the different Head of People profiles board look for when hiring for scale
How and why Redpoint partnered with Lightspeed and Seqouia to create the OpenRec recruiting conference
How Amy stays on top of industry trends and developments
The power of collaboration and network
Ep30 Button VP People Stephanie Mardell: Reverse Engineering People Ops
Button VP People Stephanie Mardell shares her journey from recruiter to VP People. In this episode you'll learn:
What drew Stephanie to recruiting
How she made the transition from recruiting to people executive
Reverse engineering your people strategy
How omotenashi shapes Button's culture
The importance of writing
Ep29 Eightfold Cofounder & CEO Ashutosh Garg, Demystifying AI
Eightfold Cofounder & CEO Ashutosh Garg breaks down the field of AI and it's application to the recruiting and talent landscape. In this episode, you'll learn:
How the field of AI has evolved over the past 20 years
How to separate AI substance from hype in the talent space
The origin of their "What's Next For You" book
What recruiting and talent management might look like if built from the ground up today
Disclaimer: I'm on the advisory board of Eightfold so want to be transparent about the connection
Ep28 VaynerMedia Chief Heart Officer Claude Silver, Leading With Empathy
VaynerMedia Chief Heart Officer Claude Silver shares her journey from PR to HR and why leading with empathy drives her. In this episode you'll learn:
The origins of "Chief Heart Officer"
Where her empathy comes from
How she navigated the shift to HR
What lights her up
How her team supports Gary's vision of "creating the greatest human organization of all time"
Ep27 MasterCard Chief People Officer Michael Fraccaro, Why Decency Quotient Is Priceless
Mastercard Chief People Officer Michael Fraccaro shares why decency quotient is vital to priceless HR transformation. In this episode you'll learn:
Why Michael's title changed from Chief Human Resources Officer to Chief People Officer
Why decency quotient (DQ) is a competitive advantage
Learning is the true currency of today's economy
How MasterCard supports continuous learning
How the CHRO role has evolved
Culture dashboard for boards
The importance of connecting HR with brand
If you'd like to learn more about decency quotient (DQ), check out this talk from Michael. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDA4F1ddMYY&feature=youtu.be
Ep26 Bunch CEO Darja Gutnick, Hacking Culture
Bunch CEO Darja Gutnick breaks down their hacking culture guide and takes us inside the psychology of culture. In this episode you'll learn:
Culture hack examples
Ideas about culture that run counter to psychology research
The connection between culture and "norms"
How to measure culture (and why you should)
You can download Bunch's Hacking Culture guide here: https://www.bunch.ai/blog/company-culture/
Ep25 Basecamp CEO Jason Fried, Resources For Humans
Basecamp CEO Jason Fried shares his views on recruiting and HR, including Basecamp's decision to embed compensation ranges in job descriptions. In this episode you'll learn:
Why Basecamp included comp ranges in job descriptions
How Basecamp created a living wage $70k floor for salaries
Advice for companies considering compensation transparency
How they worked through 4,000 applications for 5 jobs (without machines)
Why Basecamp is a pacifist in the "war for talent"
How to overcome hustle & grind culture.
For more insights into Basecamp's hiring process, check out their podcast on the topic: https://rework.fm/hire-when-it-hurts/
Ep24 SurveyMonkey Chief People Officer, Becky Cantieri - Rethinking Performance Management
SurveyMonkey Chief People Officer, Becky Cantieri, takes us inside their shift to agile performance management and other emerging people programs. In this episode, you'll learn:
How and why SurveyMonkey ditched annual performance reviews
Why they embrace open source sharing
Why vulnerability is a key attribute for modern people executives
How and why they scale employee benefits to vendors
Which HR leaders inspire Becky
Ep23 Hubspot Chief People Officer, Katie Burke - Hacking Hubspot's Culture Code
Hubspot Chief People Officer, Katie Burke, takes us inside Hubspot's Culture Code. In this episode, Katie shares insights from Hubspot's unique culture and what it takes to build a 21st Century HR team to support it. In this episode you'll learn:
The origin of Hubspot's Culture Code
Why it was important to codify Hubspot's culture
How Hubspot approached the #MeToo movement
What Katie looks for when hiring for her team
Which HR leaders inspire her
You can view the Culture Code deck here.
Ep22 Enterprise Holdings VP Talent Acquisition, Marie Artim: How Enterprise Holdings Embraces Compensation Clarity
A conversation with Enterprise Holding VP Talent Acquisition, Marie Artim, about their journey to include compensation ranges in job descriptions. In this episode, you'll learn:
What led to their decision to include compensation
How they made business case
How they overcame resistance
How it's impacting their applicant pools
Advice for recruiting leaders looking to make the shift
ep21 Recruiting Events Company CEO Jamie Leonard: Inside RecFest
This episode is a conversation with Recruiting Events Company Founder, Jamie Leonard, on what it takes to pull off a 3,000 person recruiting festival. In this episode we cover:
The origin story of RecFest
Why the festival format
How they evaluate speakers
What past talk still resonates with Jamie
What attendees this year can expect
Advice for first-time attendees
What's next for RecFest
ep20 writing is the currency of business
Textio Cofounder and CEO, Kieran Snyder, shares how her educational background in linguistics shaped her career and led to the creation of Textio.
ep19 a case for compensation transparency
Why is future compensation often dictated by salary history? A growing number of states are creating laws forbidding questions about compensation history - and it's about time. This episode previews an upcoming Fast Company story where I make a case for including compensation ranges in job descriptions.
ep18 - How to build a global hr mindset
We often hear use the term "global mindset" in HR. What does it really mean? How can we develop that skillset? In this episode, I sit down with CVC Credit Partners Head of Human Resources, Merary Soto-Saunders, to discuss her experience and learnings working across four continents and 20+ countries.
ep17 your approach to hiring is all wrong
In this episode I'm joined by Wharton School Professor of Management and Harvard Business Review Contributor, Peter Cappelli, to discuss his recent HBR piece - "Your Approach To Hiring Is All Wrong". Link to the article below.
We discuss the shift from internal to external hiring, downsizing of Human Resources teams and capabilities, ethics and data science, how Peter would build recruiting from the ground up today, and more.
ep16 The journey of an inclusion champion
What's the path to becoming an inclusion champion? Bill Boorman shares his journey; including what sent him on this path, why it's all about fairness, and why it's time to move past the term "diversity."
ep15 How To Build A People Analytics Function
This episode is based on a Fast Company story David and Lars co-authored on people analytics. It was recorded onsite during the Unleash conference in Las Vegas. In this episode, you'll learn what drew David to the field of people analytics, how to get started building a people analytics function, most common mistakes, success stories, and the importance of ethics in people analytics.
Ep14 Goodbye Job Descriptions, Hello Impact Descriptions
Lever G&A Recruiter, Caitlyn Metteer, shares the origin story behind why they ditched job descriptions in favor of impact descriptions - breaking down what new hires will experience in their first 1, 3, 6, 12 months in the job.
ep13 - how to onboard your new chro
The higher you climb up the corporate ladder, the more responsibility you have and the less time to assimilate into each new role. And short of the CEO, nobody feels the pressure more acutely than the executives charged with leading the people team. This episode is based on a Fast Company article I wrote earlier this year where I interviewed over a dozen leading CHRO's to get their tips on how to build an onboarding program to set yourself up for success. You can read the original post here: https://www.fastcompany.com/90283082/how-to-build-a-killer-100-day-executive-onboarding-plan
Ep12 - From Ground Zero To Unicorn
Scaling a startup is hard. Scaling to unicorn status from series A stage is harder. Ambrosia Vertesi, former head of people for Hootsuite and Duo Security, shares her lessons learned scaling people teams and infrastructure across two unicorns in this episode.
ep11 - have we outgrown the term “human resources”?
From People Ops and Talent & Culture, the field of Human Resources is growing beyond traditional definitions, and capabilities, of the field.
ep10 - overcoming the busy trap
We've reached peak "hustle" and wear "busy" like a badge of honor. It's time to break that cycle.
ep9 - how to build a recruiting process built to scale
In this episode, Lars explores the foundation needed to build a recruiting process that can scale. This episode is based on the Forbes article here.
ep8 - Inside Greenhouse’s Workplace Intelligence Report
In this episode, Lars breaks down key takeaways from the Greenhouse Workplace Intelligence Report. You can view the full report here.
ep7 - The hidden costs of business travel
In this episode, Lars shares his thoughts on the aspects of business travel and conference speaking you don't see when you 'like' that photo on LinkedIn.
ep6 - inside linkedin’s gender diversity report
In this episode, Lars breaks down key insights and takeaways from the new LinkedIn Gender Insights Report. You can view the full report at business.linkedin.com/talent-solutio…alance-report#
Ep 5 - Cool Tools with Craig Fisher
In this episode, Lars sits down with Allegis Global Solutions Head of Marketing, Craig Fisher, on-site at SmartRecruiters Hiring Success Conference to discuss cool recruiting tools, Hiring Success' startup competition (Congrats on the big win, Candidate ID), video in recruiting, and the most sporadic podcast in the history of audio (link below).
Ep4 - The End Of Culture Fit
In this episode, Lars welcomes Dashlane Chief People Officer Ciara Lakhani to discuss the term "culture fit", building inclusive companies, and why startups struggle with diversity.
Read the Forbes article, The End of Culture Fit, here.
Ep3 - Behind The Podcast, 21st Century HR Soundtrack
This episode is a behind-the-scenes look at how the 21st Century HR soundtrack came together. "Dragon" is an original track produced by Silver Lining out of Shanghai. silverlining is an electronic music duo based in Shanghai, China.
They are part live performance, part DJ set. East meets West, ancient meets modern. Learn more and check out additional tracks at: www.silverliningmusic.cn/
EP2 - How To Write A Job Posting People Actually Want To Apply To
Let's face it - most job descriptions suck. This podcast, based on a Fast Company article, provides tips on how to make them better. View the original article here.
Ep1 - Technology Alone Won’t Solve Your Diversity Problems
21st Century HR Podcast host, Lars Schmidt, breaks down the recent Fast Company article, "Technology Alone Won't Solve Your Company's Diversity Problems. Read the article here.