Illuminate HR

Illuminate HR

www.illuminatehrpodcast.com
Discussions with visionary thought leaders across the human work life continuum. Topics range from managing the physical, financial, and emotional demands of the modern workforce to the latest ways of providing a superior employee experience.


Engagement and incentives - Barbara Wachsman
Aug 10 • 32 min
Barbara Wachsman, former head of Enterprise Benefits at The Walt Disney Company discusses the triple aim, how to create a successful incentive structure, and the work of Employer Health Innovation Roundtable (EHIR). To read the full show notes and join…
Now is the time - Rebecca Ray
Aug 3 • 33 min
Rebecca Ray, Executive Vice President of Human Capital at The Conference Board discusses how companies are thinking about a return to work after COVID-19 and the impacts of the new normal, working from home.To read the full show notes and join in the…
Breaking the silence habit - Sarah Beaulieu
Jul 13 • 29 min
Sarah Beaulieu, Author of Breaking the Silence Habit and Founder of The Uncomfortable Conversation discusses how to have uncomfortable conversations in the workplace and what you can do right now to facilitate a better workplace future for all.To read…
Part of the solution - Jerome Ternynck
Jun 15 • 27 min
In this episode, I discuss the critical role of talent acquisition, alumni management, and using this time to build a more successful organization with my guest Jerome Ternynck, Founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters.Book: Hiring SuccessTo read the full…
Interview kung fu - Mark Herschberg
Jun 8 • 32 min
Mark Herschberg, Instructor at MIT, CTO at Averon, and Author discusses writing an effective job post, how to hire smartly, and we share our favorite interview questions.To read the full show notes and join in the conversation visit illuminatehrpodcast.com
Transition to recovery - Kristin Major
Jun 1 • 30 min
In this episode, I discuss what HR is doing to aid in return to work and the COVID recovery effort as well as the impacts on mental health, and the continuation of the work from home trend with my guest Kristin Major, Senior Vice President of Human…
Leading through uncertainty - Jeff Munn
May 25 • 26 min
In this episode, I discuss the leap of faith involved in striking out on your own business venture and leadership during uncertain times with my guest Jeff Munn, Leadership Coach and Founder and President at Jeff Munn LLC.References from the…
Me, us, them - Taylor Bradley
May 18 • 27 min
In this episode, I discuss sick leave, cruise ship medical services, and what HR practitioners can learn from First Responder and Paramedic concepts with my guest Taylor Bradley, former Princess Cruises Paramedic and Talent Acquisition Partner and…
HR Executive Magazine - Elizabeth Clarke
May 11 • 26 min
Elizabeth Clarke, Executive Editor of Human Resource Executive shares her impressions from her first year involved in the HR industry, the challenges faced in attempting to return to work and a sense of normalcy, and a vision for the future.To read the…
Unstuck - Craig Lemasters
May 4 • 28 min
Craig Lemasters, Author, Speaker, and CEO at GXG discusses moving from stuck, to unstuck, rapid-cycle learning, the meaning of leadership during tough times, and the importance of coming together to overcome crisis.References from the…
In memory of Shawn Leavitt
Mar 30 • 30 min
In this Episode, Nate shares a call to action for companies to employ those without work for focus groups, he shares an invitation to join him in live interviewing leaders from 2nd.MD, Vida Health, Espresa, Brightside and Benfitfocus, and talks about…
Treat the whole person - Chris Mosunic
Mar 23 • 29 min
Chris Mosunic, Chief Clinical Officer at Vida Health discusses chronic conditions, behavior change, and leveraging digital health solutions. Brought to you by Vida Health - Personalized virtual care platformTo read the full show notes and join in the…
Culture, leadership, and COVID-19 - David Kim
Mar 16 • 30 min
David Kim, Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Gilead Sciences discusses a wide range of topics including the search for COVID-19 treatments, nurturing culture and psychological safety, and the importance of strong HR leadership during tough…
Performance thinking - Chris McSwain
Mar 9 • 22 min
Chris McSwain, CEO and Co-founder of ThinkX discusses how better thinking leads to better performance and the science and method behind understanding how our experiences drive thinking and behavior.To read the full show notes and join in the…
Make it personal - Chris McSwain
Mar 2 • 23 min
Chris McSwain, CEO and Co-founder of ThinkX discusses his time at employee benefits changemakers such as Whirlpool and Walmart as well as the influence when you make it personal for decision makers.To read the full show notes and join in the…
All because of a little girl - Clint Phillips
Feb 24 • 25 min
Clint Phillips, Founder of 2nd.MD and Medici discusses his mission to bring a high level of healthcare to everyone, the impact of expert medical opinions, and the role of innovation in Human Resources.Brought to you by 2nd.MD - Specializing in medical…
The element of surprise - Tania Luna
Feb 17 • 25 min
Tania Luna, Co-CEO of LifeLabs Learning discusses gaining 1.8 million views as an “almost accidental” TedX speaker, the importance of surprise in organizational development, and the role of lifelong learning in the modern workplace.References from the…
Modern backup care - Kasey Edwards
Feb 10 • 25 min
Kasey Edwards, Founder and CEO of Helpr discusses backup childcare, innovative ways to ensure caregivers receive value for their work, and engaging the whole family in your employee benefits programs.To read the full show notes and join in the…
Future proof assessments - Jaclyn Menendez
Feb 3 • 29 min
Jaclyn Menendez, Senior Consultant at PSI Services discusses the future of the candidate experience, testing, assessment, recruiting and retention in a tight labor market.To read the full show notes and join in the conversation visit…
Talent mobility revolution - Brynne Kennedy
Jan 27 • 23 min
Brynne Kennedy, Entrepreneur, Author, and Candidate for Congress discusses the talent mobility revolution and associated challenges faced by organizations of the future as well as what is driving her to run for public office.Brynne’s Book: Flat, Fluid,…
Value based insurance design - Mark Fendrick
Jan 20 • 32 min
Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and a Professor of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and a Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan…
Nuance on purpose - Steve Browne
Jan 13 • 22 min
Steve Browne, Vice President of HR at Larosa’s Pizzeria discusses nuance in the workplace and becoming more “others” focused.To read the full show notes and join in the conversation visit illuminatehrpodcast.com
Networking beyond bias - Amy Waninger
Nov 11, 2019 • 26 min
Amy Waninger, Founder and CEO of Lead at Any Level discusses the importance of practicing diversity and inclusion in professional networks and how to spot and react to bias in everyday business interactions.Get your complimentary eBook from Amy: 21…
State of innovation - Covered California
Nov 4, 2019 • 20 min
Jaclyn Padilla, Kale Brinley, and Terri Maley of Covered California discuss innovation, transparency, and staffing to support annual enrollment of over 1.4 million Californians.To read the full show notes and join in the conversation visit…
Islands of certainty - Gabriella Rosen Kellerman
Oct 28, 2019 • 23 min
Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, Chief Innovation Officer at BetterUp discusses the impact of meaningful work on happiness, employee engagement, retention and job performance.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.com
We have a responsibility - Nick Taylor
Oct 21, 2019 • 24 min
Nick Taylor, Co-founder and CEO at Unmind, discusses the human condition and mental health in the workplace.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.com
One in a million - Sally Wellborn
Oct 14, 2019 • 31 min
Sally Wellborn, Executive Advisor at Employer Health Innovation Roundtable (EHIR) and former Senior Vice President of Global Benefits at Walmart discusses managing healthcare costs through Centers of Excellence, avoiding inappropriate care and…
Culture of trust - Jen Benz
Oct 7, 2019 • 23 min
Jen Benz, Communications Leader at Segal Benz, discusses the role of HR, Managers, and trust in culture building.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.com
Breaking through - Eric Silverman
Sep 30, 2019 • 44 min
Eric Silverman, EBA Advisor of the Year, Amazon Bestselling Author and Founder of Voluntary Disruption, discusses the importance of words, defined contribution benefits, and how a good healthcare strategy can be enhanced by voluntary benefits.To read…
The equitable equation - Gary Earl
Sep 23, 2019 • 27 min
Gary Earl, fervent health and wellbeing leader and disruptive force for good, discusses courage, the social determinants of health and why community matters.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.com
Life is fragile - Ryan Miller
Sep 16, 2019 • 27 min
Ryan Miller, business coach to high performers and industry consultant, discusses surviving, yet losing a good friend to a mass shooting, and how harnessing your true calling leads to exceptional results.To read the full show notes and transcript visit…
Medicare for all - Part I - Denny Weinberg
Sep 9, 2019 • 20 min
In Part I of this episode, Denny Weinberg, 35 year veteran executive in healthcare, discusses Medicare-for-all and dives into what is missing from the current political dialog.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.com
Medicare for all - Part II - Denny Weinberg
Sep 9, 2019 • 26 min
In Part II of this episode, Denny Weinberg, 35 year veteran executive in healthcare, discusses Medicare-for-all and dives into what is missing from the current political dialog.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.com
A willingness to be bold - Suzanne Delbanco
Sep 2, 2019 • 29 min
Suzanne Delbanco, Executive Director of Catalyst for Payment Reform, discusses employer sponsored healthcare and the role employers can play in solving the healthcare crisis. To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.com
Career curves - Beth Davies
Aug 26, 2019 • 31 min
Beth Davies, former Director of Learning and Development at Tesla, now podcast host, professor, keynote speaker and consultant, discusses everything from invisible learning to mentors vs managers, curvy careers and organizational infrastructure. To read…
Do the right thing - Sharawn Connors
Aug 19, 2019 • 27 min
Sharawn Connors, VP of Diversity and Inclusion at Micron Technology, discusses diversity and inclusion, unconscious and process bias, and building pay equity.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.com
Unencumbered by knowledge - Shawn Leavitt
Aug 12, 2019 • 23 min
Shawn Leavitt, Senior Vice President of Total Rewards at Comcast discusses how personal finances impact wellbeing and how to build a fulfilling career.For more information visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.com
Update - July 29, 2019
Jul 29, 2019 • 1 min
A quick update on the status of Season 2, an upgrade to our website, and the addition of exclusive benefits for patrons of the show.Learn more at https://www.illuminatehrpodcast.com/ and https://www.patreon.com/illuminatehr
The latest data says - Paul Fronstin
Jul 8, 2019 • 23 min
Paul Fronstin, Director of the Health Research Program at Employee Benefit Research Institute, discusses the latest on how consumers are using HSA’s, the effectiveness of use and the notion of HSA have’s and have not’s.References from the…
27,000 days on planet Earth - Andrew Wainwright
Jul 1, 2019 • 22 min
Andrew Wainwright, Chief Development Officer and Founder of AiRCare Health, discusses the importance of family support, reflects on the last two decades and looks towards the future of behavioral health.References from the conversation:Book: It’s Not…
Let’s talk about inclusion - Lily Zheng
Jun 24, 2019 • 32 min
Author and Organizational Consultant, Lily Zheng, discusses corporate Pride, LGBTQ+ policy considerations and expanding the inclusion conversation beyond the margin.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.comThis…
Fertility equality - Tammy Sun
Jun 17, 2019 • 20 min
Tammy Sun, CEO and Co-founder of Carrot, discusses the link between infertility and equal pay as well as what drove her to create a solution.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.comThis episode brought to you by…
Headlines I - Bob Merberg
Jun 10, 2019 • 19 min
Workforce Sustainability Expert and Founder at Jozito, LLC, Bob Merberg and I discuss recent headlines, attempting to set the record straight, around parental leave and burnout.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at…
HR Evolutions - Chris Bruce
Jun 3, 2019 • 29 min
Guest Chris Bruce, Co-founder and Managing Director of Thomsons and HR Portfolio Investor, discusses the evolution of HR over the last 20 years.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.comThis episode brought to you by…
On precision medicine and pharmacogenomics - Dr. Ron Leopold
May 27, 2019 • 20 min
Guest Dr. Ron Leopold, Chief Medical Officer at Lockton discusses the impact of genetic testing on employee benefits as well as the ins and outs of precision medicine and pharmacogenomics.
Remote workers saving the planet - Alisa Avelar
May 20, 2019 • 21 min
Guest Alisa Avelar, Global Director of People at Toptal, discusses all things remote workforce including how to build connection and a sense of community in a distributed environment.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at…
The future is team based - Alistair Shepherd-Cross
May 13, 2019 • 29 min
Guest Alistair Shepherd-Cross, Founder at Teamit, discusses team based hiring, high performance networks and recruiting in underutilized markets.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.comThis episode brought to you by…
Man on a mission - Kristian Ranta
May 6, 2019 • 20 min
Guest Kristian Ranta, CEO and Founder at Meru Health, discusses turning personal loss into hope, nutritional psychiatry, sleep deprivation and complete care.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at illuminatehrpodcast.comThis episode…
We all have problems - Avantha Arachchi, Jessica Simmons
Apr 29, 2019 • 26 min
Guests Avantha Arachchi, Director of Talent and Operations at Gerber Technology, and Jessica Simmons of Onfido discuss the importance of community, people as a business function, and homegrown bootstrapped HR.To read the full show notes and transcript…
I heart HR technology - Sarah Weiner
Apr 22, 2019 • 22 min
Guest Sarah Weiner, Benefits Manager at SunPower Corporation, discusses getting the most out of your HR Technology stack, fear of change and crafting employee experiences using data.To read the full show notes and transcript visit us at…
Perception is reality - Denise Jackson
Apr 7, 2019 • 19 min
Guest Denise Jackson, Head of People Operations at Quibi talks about bite sized messaging, the power of perception, and thinking beyond generations in a multigenerational workforce.
Hire your anti-hero - Aaron Huang
Apr 7, 2019 • 15 min
Guest Aaron Huang, Chief Marketing Officer at Lumity, talks about the power of hiring divergent super-powers and personalities to create diversity of thought, hiring your anti-hero, and explains why group-think is dangerous.
Don’t call it a CDHP comeback - Jason Cabrera
Apr 7, 2019 • 22 min
Guest Jason Cabrera, Benefits Guru at Flatiron Health, discusses what’s in a name, why consumer driven beats high deductible, and the importance of Health Savings Accounts to Financial Wellbeing.