SHL Smart TeamsJul 28, 2020
Smart Teams #39 - Strategic Insights From Giving Early Careers Talent the Opportunity to be CEO for One Month
The Adecco Group’s innovative CEO for One Month program runs in more than 40 global locations and gives successful candidates a taste of how to run a multinational company. In this podcast, SHL’s Lydia Chapman is joined by CEO for One Month Program Head, Dan Crerand, to discuss why investing in early careers talent is so important, how best to manage and retain this talent, and how selection insights from the 185,000+ talent pool help drive organizational strategy.
Smart Teams #38 - Driving Sales Success in a Changing Sales Environment
Sales professionals have needed to adapt to huge shifts in customer behavior and the external environment driven by a digital-first approach. This means the foundational requirements for sales success have evolved.
In this episode, SHL’s Tua Pelli is joined by Lisa Gunnarsson, VP Sales Solutions EMEAL and Country Manager Nordics at LinkedIn, to discuss her experience of managing high-performing sales teams, the core habits that drive top performers and the importance of trust, delivering valuable insights and precision in an organization’s sales approach.
Smart Teams #37 – "When your career aligns with who you are at your core, you know you’re in the right place."
Pam Oldham was on the founding team of The Golf Channel and now serves as a Brand and Marketing Leader for STC Brands/ Chick-fil-A. In this podcast, she shares her personal story of survival against stage 4 Cancer and actionable strategies to overcome obstacles you may be facing. She also provides insights into Chick-fil-A's strong culture of care and speaks to their core value of being better together, as well as sharing guidance for employers hiring early career talent and key skills needed to thrive in today’s workplace.
Smart Teams #36 - Maximizing Joy Part 3 - A Talent Strategy Approach to Managing Healthcare
In the last of our 3 part special, ‘Maximizing Joy’ to help mark colon cancer awareness month, Julie Stevens speaks with SHL’s Kristen Cooper about how her background in IO psychology was critical to managing her cancer journey, how talent and business strategy align to create meaningful outcomes, and how to apply these learnings to the healthcare industry.
Smart Teams #35 - Embracing Equity in the Workplace
Following on from the highlighted theme of International Women’s Day, #EmbraceEquity, in this podcast we discuss what exactly is equity, how it is different from equality, and also why is it so important for organizations. Hosted by SHL’s Inclusion Director, Lucy Adler, and Head of Commercial Delivery, Nicole David, they’ll discuss benefits, challenges, and insights into what organizations could do to #EmbraceEquity.
Smart Teams #34 - Maximizing Joy Part 2: A Prescription for More Joy
In the second of this 3-part special, ‘Maximizing Joy’, Cosmo Leone talks with Julie Stevens, who continues her story and describes her mantra to choose to live in JOY and find gratitude in everything to stack the deck in her favor and how you can do the same, whatever adversity you are facing.
Smart Teams #33 - Changing Hiring Trends and Customer Expectations
How are those organizations seeking providers of talent shifting their mindset and what they look for in a strategic partner? What new challenges has the rise of the gig economy created and how do organizations address these to reduce attrition and help long-term growth? In this episode, SHL’s Amanda Kondrotas is joined by Lisa Figura, Vice President of Customer Experience at Harte Hanks to discuss these changing trends based on their experience partnering with organizations to get the right talent to manage experiences with their customers.
Smart Teams #32 - Maximizing Joy Part 1: Building a Life-saving Strategy and Team
In the first of a 3 part special, ‘Maximizing Joy’, SHL’s Cosmo Leone is joined by Julie Stevens, a survivor of stage 4 aggressive, inoperable, and chemo-resistant colon cancer. In this podcast, we hear how Julie applied her I/O psychology background and experience at SHL to build a data-driven strategy to find the perfect healthcare team and save her life!
Smart Teams #31 - Organizational Fit–The Key to Hiring Effective Leaders?
In this episode, we will be discussing the growing importance of culture and personality fit for organizations looking for leaders, competencies that are increasing in importance, and how insights gained from assessment data add immense value to hiring the right people to lead teams. Joining SHL’s Deven Chauhan is Sophie Edwards from Drayton – the Executive Search business. Sophie specializes in helping organizations find the right leaders to grow their businesses, people, and values.
Smart Teams #30 - The Importance of Understanding Individuals within Organizational Teams
Why are teams and understanding the people within those teams so important? How do you build successful teams and how do you keep individuals within global teams engaged? In this episode, SHL’s Andrew Geake discusses the importance of organizational teams and people data with Gunnar Haugen, Talent Management Director at CCP Games, who rely on their international teams to work effectively and in harmony to develop innovative games.
Smart Teams #29 - How Global Organizations are Succeeding with Hybrid Working by Putting People First
Hybrid working is here to stay but it's not always easy to ensure employees stay engaged, perform to a high level and maintain a strong organizational culture. In this episode, SHL’s Tua Pelli is joined by Cecilia Sandberg, CHRO at Atlas Copco to discuss how Atlas Copco adopted a people-first strategy using talent frameworks to help nurture and grow their organizational culture, enable teams to succeed and support employees' wellbeing whilst adopting a hybrid working approach.
Smart Teams #28 - How Competency Frameworks Help Organizations Through Change
Competency Frameworks are increasingly used to ensure organizational culture and behaviors are clearly defined and understood by leaders to help the company reach its objectives. In this episode, SHL’s Philip Davies is joined by Markus Hepsø, Global Lead for Leadership Development at Hydro to discuss how to design and implement a successful competency framework and its benefits.
Smart Teams #27 - How Working for SHL Sparks Joy for Those that Want to Transform the Talent Landscape
Working at SHL is all about helping organizations make objective decisions and further their people's development and opportunities. In this episode, SHL's Philippa Shiels and Tonya Baker talk about how working at SHL sparks joy in those who are passionate about changing the world of talent and organizational culture.
Smart Teams #26 - Building a Successful Early Careers Program
Early career programs have become an incredible way to increase engagement, diversity, and energy in an organization's workforce. In fact, most companies have been expanding their programs, as they see the positive impact it has made. In this episode, SHL's Matt Kirk and The Early Careers Company's Dan Ball talk about how to think about and build a successful early careers program.
Smart Teams #25 - Trendlines - How Mission Attracts, Engages, and Retains Talent
Competing for talent and then engaging and retaining them is more difficult than ever. In this episode of Trendlines, Erin Crask speaks with Saildrone Inc's Kim Sparling about the role that personal experience plays in how people choose their career.
Smart Teams #24 - CHRO Chat: Using Interview Intelligence to Improve the Candidate Experience
SHL Labs conducted a study on Interview Intelligence, using 1000s of virtual interviews to learn more about the real candidate experience in the digital era. In this episode of CHRO Chat, Teri speaks with Mark and Kuldeep from the Technology and Science team to uncover some of the best insights that were discovered to help Talent Acquisition teams as they prepare recruiters and hiring managers for great virtual interviews with candidates.
Smart Teams #23 - How to Build the Best Early Career Program
What are the most important aspects of candidate experience for early career programs? In this episode, SHL's Lydia Chapman and Adecco's Mark Whitehead discuss how to build an early career program that meets the needs of aspiring future leaders in a hybrid working reality.
Smart Teams #22 - How the Pandemic Changed Early Career Programs
The pandemic halted many opportunities for early career programs, but as we recover from the crisis, organizational leaders have deeply felt how valuable early career programs are within their workforce. In this episode, SHL's Estelle Kessi and Adecco Group's Dan Crerand talk about how to support Gen Z as they enter into their careers in the post-pandemic world.
Smart Teams #21 - Trendlines - How C-suite Leaders Can Remain Successful in Times of Crisis
Executive leaders have been going through extreme 'pressure testing' over the last few years. In this episode of Trendlines, Erin Crask speaks with Lilly Lin about what makes an executive leader successful during times of crisis.
Smart Teams #20 - CHRO Chat - Transforming Workplace Culture
One of the major factors driving the Great Resignation is toxic working cultures within an organization. But CHROs and Heads of HR have been working to solve these issues for a long time, and now the rest of the world is ready to change. In this episode, Teri speaks with David Blackburn about how to transform your workplace culture to become a place of belonging for employees.
Smart Teams #19 - Trendlines - Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in the Workplace
In this episode of Trendlines, an SHL Smart Teams series, Lance and Erin talk with Lisa Gutierrez, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer from Indiana University Health, about practical ways to implement DEI into your workplace decision-making.
Smart Teams #18 - How to Develop Leaders that Grow a Future-proof Organization (Part 4)
Leaders will make or break your future-proof strategy!
In the final of our four part series, Sarah McLellan speaks with Andrew Geake on how to grow a leadership team that will support your organization and people for today, and for many years to come.
Smart Teams #17 - How to Grow a Learning Program to Support a Future-proof Organization (Part 3)
Are your staffs prepared with the skills they need?
In the third of a four part series, Sarah McLellan and Sushma Kumar discuss how to keep your team engaged and skilled in a way that supports you company today and for many years to come.
Smart Teams #16 - How to Build a Culture for a Future-proof Organization (Part 2)
"You can either drive culture, or let culture drive you". In the second part of a four-part series, Sarah McLellan talks to Brandon Pleaner about how you need to intentionally build a culture that supports your people to truly prepare a future-proof workforce.
Smart Teams #15 - How to Design a Future-proof Organization (Part 1)
If you could start from the beginning, how would you design your workforce? In the first of a four-part series, Sarah McLellan and Erin Crask discuss how to design an organization that will not only thrive in our current world, but also for many years to come.
Smart Teams #14 - Reimagining Early Career Programs
Graduate programs have always fed talent into business, but the pandemic and digitalization have changed it all! SHL's Frederic Magnen and FirstGroup's Paul Siaens discuss the disruptions impacting early career programs and how they are incredible for businesses and fresh graduates.
Smart Teams #13 - CHRO Chat - Creating a Stronger Culture to Retain Your Employees
In this episode of The CHRO Chat, Teri chats with Erin Crask about how organizations can build a strategy for culture that promotes trust, engagement, and collaboration. Culture will happen no matter what, so why not intentionally build the culture you want?
Smart Teams #12 - CHRO Chat - Psychological Contracts
In the new-normal world, Psychological Contract is more important than ever as people prioritise empathetic workplaces. SHL's CHRO, Teri Ellison, and Mo's CEO, Luke Fisher, talk with Standard Charter Bank’s Watson Stewart and Ed Airey from William Hill about how employers can create a workplace that engages employees.
Smart Teams #11 - Trendlines - The Great Return: How to Safely Work in an Office During a Pandemic
There is a lot to consider as we figure out how to safely return to office. In this episode of Trendlines, SHL's Erin Crask and Lance Andrews speak with Matthew Crayne about how employers can build more than just physical safety for employees returning to the office.
Smart Teams #10 - How to Use Data and Insight to Create a Talent Development Strategy
As we now learn how to use technology to create insights from the HR data—or "People Insights", the question remains, "What do we do with these insights?" SHL's Andrew Geake, and DSM's Vinciane Klein discuss the practical applications of insights to help people truly develop and transform businesses.
Smart Teams #9 - How to Create a Sense of Belonging in Your Company
The world seems to be on a mission to create diverse and inclusive organizations. But what happens when this is achieved? SHL's Andrew Geake talks with FSCS's Chief People Officer, David Blackburn, about how the journey of Diversity and Inclusion can create a Sense of Belonging.
Smart Teams #8 - How to Curb the Uncertainty in Your Tech Hiring Process and Build a Team of Talent with the Right Skills and Fit
Finding skilled tech talent is difficult and it’s hard to compete with tech giants! SHL's Edgar Zapata and Orange Quarter's Angus Mackintosh discuss real-world examples of how companies of all sizes are creating successful tech teams with the right skills and fit!
Smart Teams #7 - How Personality Tests Can Increase Diversity and Fairness within Your Hiring Process
A recent HBO documentary focused on Personality Tests and the power they hold around bias for hiring practices. Lance Andrews and Erin Crask discuss how recruiters can use Personality Tests to significantly increase fairness during hiring when working with the right tools.
Smart Teams #6 - How to Develop Young Professionals Early in Their Careers
There are major advantages for preparing young people for leadership early on in their careers. Seotlelo Rapolai and Thabiso Moloi discuss their experience of growing as leaders in their careers and give advice to companies who are hiring new graduates into their business.
Smart Teams #5 - How to Create an Excellent Candidate Experience Amid a Global Pandemic
Candidate experience significantly impacts the employee's future performance and the company's brand. SHL's Andy Nelesen and the Talent Board's Kevin Grossman discuss how to improve the candidate experience and how COVID has changed the game for an effective recruitment program.
Smart Teams #4 - Creating a Safe Environment for Employees Post COVID
How soon should an employer consider preparing the office for returning employees – so they feel safe? Dr. Todd Brodie interviews Cory Chalmers, creator of the TV show Hoarders, to discuss ways in which employers can create a clean and safe office space post COVID-19.
Smart Teams #3 - Preparing for the Return of the Workforce
It is hard to know what the workplace will look like post-COVID-19, however it is important to prepare your workforce. Dr. Todd Brodie and Michelle Keefe discuss how organizations can prepare employees for the new normal through ongoing communication, ramp-up time, and handling fears.
Smart Teams #2 - Keeping Displaced Workers Engaged
16 million Americans filed for unemployment since the COVID-19 outbreak, yet many organizations will need to re-engage employees when social distancing guidelines are relaxed. Dr. Todd Brodie and Michelle Keefe discuss the impacts of social distancing on employees and how to engage them at different phases of returning to work.
Smart Teams #1 - Leadership During Times of Crisis
Leaders can employ several strategies to help their organizations and teams maintain well-being and productivity during a crisis. Dr. Todd Brodie and Michelle Keefe discuss the ideal leadership behaviors during a crisis, approaches for collaborative leadership, and how leaders can take care of themselves.
Talent Talks #35 - Trend Lines: How the Current Labor Market Impacts Hiring
Current labor market trends have become completely erratic with the demand and supply for talent fluctuating significantly since the beginning of the pandemic. In this episode, Erin and Lance talk with Labor Economist Aaron Sojourner about how organizations can plan their talent strategies amid constant and unstable change.
Talent Talks #34 - The Ultimate Tool to Influence: Data
A new Talent Talks Podcast Series: Trendlines with Erin Crask and Lance Andrews. In this first episode of our series, we've invited Derek Hutchinson from Better Up to talk about how HR can use data visualization to tell their story, influence decision making, and grow their impact on the business.
Talent Talks #33 - How to Develop a Recruitment Program That Attracts Women to Your Tech Hiring Portfolio
As diversity programs continue to progress across the workforce, Tech hiring recruiters are under pressure to hire more women into their open tech positions. In this episode, SHL's Edgar Zapata and Xena's Megan Gill share a vision and best practices for how to increase female talent into tech teams.
Talent Talks #32 - How to Build a Culture of Consistent Innovation by Engaging the Intrepreneurials in Your Team
Companies that innovate and disrupt their industries seem to be the most successful. Exec teams have been searching for the key to consistent innovation while also keeping business as usual functions running. In this episode, SHL's Erin Crask speaks with her guest, EPSI's André Durivage about how to engage the intrepreneurs of your company to build a true culture of innovation.
Talent Talks #31 - Why Candidate Feedback Matters in the Hiring Process
Candidate feedback is a big deal - its been the buzz on the HR Tech content circuit for years. We know it can create a better experience for new employees and build stronger brands, and yet there are still countless examples where it is not being practiced. Why? In this episode, Sam Whiteman and Alex Sadler discuss Alex's 5 month job search experience -- drilling down into how recruiting teams can add candidate feedback into their everyday hiring practice.
Talent Talks #30 - How to Virtually Hire the Best Tech Talent
Recruitment teams across the world have been gearing up to create virtual hiring processes that find the best tech talent. The 2020 pandemic forced the acceleration of those programs in ways not everyone was ready. In this episode, Lance Andrews, Edgar Zapata, and Philip Diaz discuss examples of how organizations solved for this challenge to quickly design a virtual hiring process without sacrificing the candidate experience or quality of hire.
Talent Talks #29 - How Learning Circles Can Boost Ongoing Development, Drive Collaboration, and Reduce Siloes in Your Organization
Creating culture, remaining transparent, and idea-sharing is extremely difficult in a remote environment, but learning circles provide organizations with the tools to continue engaging employees during and beyond the pandemic. In this episode, Karen McLoughlin and Andrew Geake discuss how organizations can use learning circles to create purpose and connection across teams -- boosting their internal culture while employees feel more support.
Talent Talks #28 - How to Avoid Tokenism and Increase an Inclusive Culture in Your Organization
Diversity and inclusion are all the rage right now, but many organizations are struggling to understand how to get it right. In this episode, Sabrina Wijaya, Suraiya Rasheed, and Kristina Iniguez discuss the pitfalls of tokenism and give advice for how to effectively grow a culture of inclusion.
Talent Talks #27 - The CHRO Chat: How Do You Impact the Psychological Contract in Your Organization
All HR teams struggle to understand the individual nature of a psychological contract and how to truly engage employees at work. In this episode, SHL's CHRO, Teri Ellison chats with Mo's CEO, Luke Fisher on why a psychological contract is tough, they share best practices and start to discuss the journey that organizations need to go through to engage and empower their businesses.
Talent Talks #26 - Why Personality Matters for Hiring and Developing Talent
Personality Tests came under the fire this month when HBO released a documentary reviewing their impact on the workforce. In this episode, Andrew Geake and Karen McLoughlin challenge the assumptions of the documentary and discuss how personality tests can be incredibly beneficial for both the candidate and the company.
Talent Talks #25 - How to Provide Support for Your Employees after a Organization Restructure
Restructuring often happens during major changes that are caused by transformation or crisis, and the world has experienced a lot of that over the last year. In this episode, Andrew Geake and Karen McLoughlin talk about how to make sure your employees are supported and empowered in the midst of the difficult decisions made during redeployment.