Honest HR: A Podcast from SHRM Spilling HR Truths

Honest HR: A Podcast from SHRM Spilling HR Truths

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Join Callie as she discusses the uncomfortable, ugly, complicated and sometimes beautiful, wonderful truths of the workplace. She’s getting real about HR and organizations — nothing’s off the table. HR pros and anyone in the workplace welcome. Now e


Who Are YOU at Work? feat. Jon and Wendy from The HR Social Hour Podcast
Aug 13 • 23 min
A bonus conversation with HR pros Jon Thurmond and Wendy Dailey, from The HR Social Hour Podcast, on networking and communication.
Shining the Light Where You Want: Networking 2.0 feat. Erich Kurschat
Jul 30 • 37 min
How you cultivate and own your relationships with people is important. There’s so much behind what you can do with networking.
Finding Your Comic Book: Defining Yourself as a Professional feat. Jon and Wendy from The HR Social Hour Podcast
Jul 17 • 33 min
Your brand is your reputation, you can blend your personal and professional interests. You’re a person and a person who does HR.
Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable When It Comes to Diversity feat. Clint Bradley, SHRM-SCP
Jul 3 • 37 min
D & I is a journey that starts with getting in the right headspace for diversity and evaluating the assumptions and stereotypes that exist.
Generations in the Workplace feat. Alexis Fiocchi, SHRM-SCP
Jun 28 • 31 min
There is a science to addressing generations in the workplace; the balance is laser-focusing on how age diversity can unite and not divide organizational culture.
Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion feat. Jeremy York, SHRM-SCP
Jun 18 • 37 min
When organizations learn to capitalize on aspects of diversity that are visible AND invisible, and really understand that inclusion is what makes diversity work - it can help them to get ahead faster.
Financial Wellness w/ Mary Feuerbach, SHRM-CP
Jun 4 • 36 min
We’re looking into financial wellness, short term, and long term organizational offerings—and what that might look like for the paycheck to paycheck living employee.
Student Loan Repayment Programs & Other Education Benefits w/ Crystal Frey, SHRM-SCP
May 28 • 37 min
We’re really looking into student loan repayment and tuition reimbursement—how they might look different for multi-generational workplaces.
Strategic Planning For HR Teams feat. Katie Powers, SHRM-SCP
Apr 30 • 38 min
Strategic planning should be on your radar as an HR professional; if your organization can plan strategically, so should your HR department.
Transformation Over Transaction: Using Lean and Six Sigma in HR feat. Robin Chapekis, SHRM-SCP
Apr 17 • 30 min
This is the episode to listen to if you want to get the attention of leadership. Using these methodologies HR professionals can show up with numbers and facts and avoid the “I feel like” trap to describe what’s happening in the workplace.
Becoming the Sought-After HR Pro and Understanding the Business of Your Org feat. Parker McKenna, SHRM-SCP
Apr 2 • 36 min
On this episode Callie and Parker talk about how HR is at the center of everything because people and money are the center of everything business does (talk about influence!).
Authenticity: Exclamation Marks in Email & Egocentrism feat. Brittany Hanson, MBA
Mar 19 • 33 min
Callie and Brittany discuss being your authentic self at work and how it leads to success.
Entry Level to Next Level: Bouncing Back from Feedback and Failure and Knowing Your Worth feat. Sam Arpino, M.S.
Mar 5 • 37 min
Callie talks to Sam about NOT bringing your whole self to work (gasp!), creating environments for people to raise their hands and be curious and taking full-on ownership of your own growth opportunities.
An Honest Update: Hang Tight for Season Two
Jan 23 • 5 min
Callie gives an update on what’s next for Honest HR, new and returning guests, topics and more on tap for season two.
Disciplinary Actions: Mental Toughness and “Icky” Feelings feat. Brittany DiSciullo, SHRM-CP
Jan 17 • 31 min
Callie and Brittany dive into a discussion on disciplinary actions, how there are no “cookie cutter” rules, that you have to learn to be comfortable in the silence and how this is the no-fun part of HR practice.
Use Your Power for Good: Employee and Payroll Data Best Practices feat. Ann Ramos
Jan 8 • 42 min
Callie and Ann talk about how in HR you are paid to keep secrets, how the most important hires are often those that can come in and create, lead and execute with little supervision, and more on this jam-packed episode of Honest HR.
Getting a Master’s: Tuition Assistance, The Drive to Become a People Manager and Putting Aside Netflix for a While feat. Mando Lara, MBA
Jan 2 • 23 min
Callie and Mando talk getting a master’s with the help of your employer. Callie’s advice: find a path that works for you, own it and live it.
The Real on Talent Calibration: It’s Not Always Sunshine and Rainbows feat. Logan Wallick, SHRM-CP
Dec 19, 2018 • 26 min
Callie and Logan talk talent calibration in an unlikely industry—difficult conversations, improved performance and clearer expectations.
Mental Health in the Workplace: Warning Signs, Stigma, Critical Conversations & What Managers Can and Should Do feat. Eve Sweeting
Dec 11, 2018 • 25 min
Callie and Eve talk mental health in the workplace, they provide tips for organizations, leadership, managers and employees.
Not Everyone Is Cut Out to Manage People…and That’s OK feat. Lyndsey Tym, SHRM-SCP
Dec 4, 2018 • 30 min
Callie and Lyndsey talk getting management experience where you can, how some of the smartest people in your org may not be the best managers and how some leaders lead with strong ideas.
Get Involved: Connect and Uplift Others feat. Rebecca Rowe, SHRM-CP
Nov 28, 2018 • 27 min
Callie and Rebecca talk about how volunteering is a gateway to meeting people, connecting outside of forced networking events and even lifting others up.
The Case for More Thank You’s: Beyond Service Awards feat. Lori McKnight
Nov 20, 2018 • 44 min
Callie and Lori talk employee recognition: ROI, analytics as the future and fatal flaws. They dig in on the four ways to succeed at employee recognition, starting with having the right stakeholders at the table in the beginning and ending with campaigns…
Social Media: Followers and Employers Want a Human, Not a Robot feat. Brooke Auxier
Nov 13, 2018 • 38 min
Callie and Brooke talk all things social from consistency to the vast importance of head shots to lurkers to meshing your personal and private lives online and more.
Where Your Journey Starts: The Benefits of a Rotational Program feat. Cristian Chis
Nov 6, 2018 • 29 min
Callie and Cristian talk about how you’re able to figure out what you like, how Cristian used a spreadsheet to track and target rotational programs when he was getting an MBA and how the program can feel like a really long interview.
Networking: Consider a Single Conversation Success feat. Erich Kurschat
Oct 29, 2018 • 37 min
Callie and Erich talk about how to network authentically by actively listening, asking meaningful questions and getting comfortable.
The Easy Case for Veteran Hiring: Ingrained Responsibility and Leadership feat. Mark Hocker, SHRM-SCP
Oct 22, 2018 • 33 min
Callie and Mark talk veteran hiring including the GSD (Get Stuff Done) mentality, how it’s best to start small with a veteran initiative and how it takes work on both sides (employee AND employer) to get it right.
The [Quote] War for Talent: It Starts at Home feat. Claire Petrie
Oct 15, 2018 • 28 min
Callie and Claire talk live from SHRM’s Leadership Development Forum (LDF) about employer branding, the importance of communication, looking for the “purple squirrel” and really investing in the candidate experience.
Building Credibility: Come Prepared, Build Mutually Beneficial Partnerships and If All Else Fails Try Welding feat. Claire Petrie
Oct 9, 2018 • 23 min
Callie sits down with Claire Petrie at SHRM’s 2018 Leadership Development Forum (LDF) to discuss building credibility as a young professional. Along the way, they dig in on failing royally, acting like “a deer in the headlights” and mutually beneficial…
Living the HR Department of One Life feat. Drew Cherry, SHRM-CP
Sep 24, 2018 • 31 min
Callie and Drew talk The Office, being a DOO (Department of One) and HR as a calling not a career.
PD as the Momentum in Your Career feat. Katie Powers, SHRM-SCP
Sep 18, 2018 • 34 min
Callie talks to Katie about professional development and the importance of failure, Katie tells Callie how her boss asked her to be “an empathetic, discerning human being” in her role.
An Honest Update: Thanks for Holding Tight, We’ve Got a Lot Coming at You Soon
Sep 10, 2018 • 2 min
Callie gives an update on the podcast and explains why we’ve been MIA in recent weeks.
Always Ask and Stay Curious feat. Lorena Pabon, SHRM-CP
Aug 13, 2018 • 27 min
Callie talks to Lorena about asking for the type of experience you want to gain. Being upfront about your professional goals, knowing when its a good fit or not and negotiating.
Bottom Line: Org Change is Hard feat. SHRM President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP
Aug 6, 2018 • 32 min
Callie and Deanna talk to Johnny about leadership change, how it impacts organizations, the importance of getting managers on-board and HR’s role.
The Best Bosses: Lead by Example, Show Empathy and Listen feat. Beth Lambrecht, SHRM-CP
Jul 30, 2018 • 24 min
Callie and Deanna talk about the good, bad and the ugly of bosses with guest Beth Lambrecht.
What It Means to Be Agile: Collaborative Teams, Cohesive Environments and Transparency feat. Dan Van De Voorde, SHRM-CP
Jul 23, 2018 • 22 min
Callie talks to Dan Van De Voorde about his experience working in an agile organization, failing fast and moving on and staying on top of your game.
Be a Generalist and a Specialist and Don’t Forget to Celebrate the “Wins” feat. Stephanie Mardell
Jul 16, 2018 • 20 min
Callie and Deanna talk to Stephanie Mardell about building a team, creating strong managers, the importance of being a generalist and a specialist and having grit.
Tell Us Your “Why” and Make Sure to Find Your Passion feat. Sam Sanders, SHRM-CP
Jun 5, 2018 • 17 min
Callie and Deanna talk finding your passion and your “why” with Sam Sanders, SHRM-CP, Director of People and Culture at Metronome LLC.
I Lucked Into HR and Working with People - An Intro to Your Hosts
Jun 5, 2018 • 15 min
Callie and Deanna discuss their HR career journeys and pass along what they’ve learned thus far about following your gut and upping your networking game.