Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

March 8, 2017

For International Women’s Day, which is today, Wednesday March 8th 2017, we thought that we would look back to some of our favorite, recent HR Happy Hour Shows that featured amazing women doing fantastic work.

The topics and the conversations are not necessarily ‘women’s’ topics, which is why they perhaps matter even more. These shows and these guests simply represent just a few of the incredible and successful women in HR, HR Tech, and in business more widely, and we are lucky to have had the chance to spend some time talking with them.

For each show there will be a link to the show home page, as well as an embedded widget player for that episode, (email and RSS subscribers will need to click through).

Presented in reverse chronological order…

From February 13, 2017 – HR Happy Hour 275 – Employer Branding on a Global Scale at GE – featuring Shaunda Zilich from GE

Shaunda shared some key insights about GE’s approach to employer branding, how to engage employees, hiring managers, and business leaders to help spread important employer brand messages, and to best position GE as well as communicate, support and align with business strategy. She also shares some ideas about how to get employer branding and recruitment marketing programs off and running, even with limited, (or maybe even no) budget, staff, or resources

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From November 2, 2016 – HR Happy Hour 265 – Women in HR Technology featuring Bianca McCann of SAP

Bianca shared her insights on the Women in HR Tech Summit, the importance of framing these issues in the organization as business challenges and business opportunities, and not just HR programs or ‘we should do this because it feels right’ activities. Diversity should be looked at as a business imperative and the way to actually move the needle in the organization is to look for root causes, and set about addressing these causes.The key is to bring facts and data to the table, and think through the problems in a manner that is similar to taking on all kinds of business challenges.

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From August 29, 2016 – HR Happy Hour 256 – Steps to Re-imagine and Re-invent Your Workplace featuring Jeanne Meister of Future Workplace

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.

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From March 7, 2016 – HR Happy Hour 237 – Four Ways to Take a Successful Retreat featuring Laurie Ruettimann of LFR, Industries

This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve and Trish talked with Laurie Ruettimann.  Laurie is a former Human Resources leader turned influential speaker, writer and strategist. She owns a human resources consultancy that offers a wide array of HR services to human resources leaders and executives.  You can follow her blog at https://laurieruettimann.com. Since Laurie and Trish each went on retreats recently, Steve talked to them about the things that made a retreat valuable and rewarding that are easily replicated for a weekend/day/a few hours away.  We also tied the discussion to ways that leads to a more human approach to work.

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And finally, from September 2, 2015 – HR Happy Hour 220 – Kathryn Minshew from The Muse, featuring Kathryn Minshew from The Muse

Kathryn shared insights on the kinds of resources for career planning and development that these millennial workers are seeking out, the need for more simple and relevant content for early career professionals, and how at The Muse Kathryn and her team have created a large and engaged community of 4 million monthly users to learn more about work, workplaces and employers.

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These are just a few of the HR Happy Hour Shows we have done over the last few years that feature amazing women leaders in the HR and HR Technology world. Moving forward we plan to continue to talk with the women who are propelling our industry forward.

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