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WorkRamp

To be unstoppable, you’ve got to go through some learnings along the way. Leaders have experienced many ups and downs: this is your chance to learn from them. Join WorkRamp’s CEO & Co-founder, Ted Blosser, as he gets candid with guests on their successful (and some not-so-successful) stories on leadership, culture, operations, and everything in between. We promise, LEARN podcast isn’t your typical corporate learning podcast. read less
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Season 1 Wrap: My 7 Big Learnings from Starting a Corporate Podcast (Ep. 38)
Jun 13 2024
Season 1 Wrap: My 7 Big Learnings from Starting a Corporate Podcast (Ep. 38)
As we wrap up our inaugural season, we’re diving deep into what it takes to create and sustain a compelling corporate podcast. From unexpected challenges to surprising benefits, here are the top takeaways for aspiring podcasters.In this episode of LEARN, Ted outlines seven key learnings from producing 37 episodes, discusses the nuanced balance between relationship-building and lead generation, and shares invaluable advice for setting realistic expectations for corporate podcasts. Whether you’re contemplating starting a podcast or looking to refine your current strategy, this season wrap-up is a must-listen.Key takeaways:- Be prepared for the significant time investment required for running a corporate podcast, as each episode can take around 5 hours from preparation to promotion- Avoid using a podcast as a direct lead generation tool, focusing instead on building genuine relationships with guests, partners, and industry leaders- Adapt and experiment with your podcast format and content to discover what resonates most with your audience, while remaining consistent in your effortsTune in to explore Ted’s top takeaways he learned from starting a podcast.Resources:- Ted Blosser: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedblosser/- WorkRamp: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workrampEpisode highlights:[05:54] Build great relationships through podcasting, be realistic[06:56] Building brand, niche audience, and set realistic podcast goals[10:20] Expressing gratitude
Transparency, Trust, and Transition with Kathleen Pacini, CPO, Patreon (Ep. 37)
May 30 2024
Transparency, Trust, and Transition with Kathleen Pacini, CPO, Patreon (Ep. 37)
As organizations navigate the complexities of modern work environments, fostering continuous learning, transparent communication, and meaningful employee support becomes paramount."Learning shouldn't be a one-off event. It's about integrating ongoing education into the fabric of everyday work," says [Kathleen Pacini](https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-pacini-phr-b115986/), Chief People Officer at [Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/).In this episode of LEARN, Kathleen delves into the limitations of one-time training solutions, the pressing need for ongoing learning, and her journey from accounting to HR. She shares insights into how Patreon motivates its workforce with learning stipends, the critical role of revamping onboarding processes, and maintaining transparency during uncertain times.Key takeaways:- Align your career path with your natural inclinations and strengths- HR and People teams need to build lasting relationships with employees beyond just solving problems or managing benefits- Continuous learning and development are key for employee growth and should be embedded in the day-to-day workTune in to explore how continuous development and a supportive workplace culture are vital for organizational success.Resources:- Kathleen Pacini: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-pacini-phr-b115986/- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/- Ted Blosser: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedblosser/- WorkRamp: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workrampEpisode highlights:[04:25] Kathleen pivoted to HR after layoffs.[06:44] Kathleen worked in various roles at Frontier telecom[10:38] Understanding business is key to being effective[14:40] Be honest with employees and share available information[17:42] HR leaders need support during tough times[22:33] Encourage ongoing learning and incorporate it daily[24:42] Onboarding is pivotal for successful transition and productivity[27:43] Embrace curiosity and go beyond the job description
Live from HR Transform: 13 Years Navigating Tough Markets with Becky Cantieri, CPO, SurveyMonkey (Ep. 36)
May 9 2024
Live from HR Transform: 13 Years Navigating Tough Markets with Becky Cantieri, CPO, SurveyMonkey (Ep. 36)
Transitioning from a private to a public company comes with its fair share of challenges. And during this transition, it’s key to prioritize leadership and learning initiatives."Transitioning from a private to a public company required a significant shift in our operational approach. It’s crucial to regularly seek guidance from legal counsel and experienced CHRO peers to navigate this complex process smoothly,” says Becky Cantieri, CPO of SurveyMonkey.In this episode of LEARN, Becky shares insights on transitioning from a private to a public company, navigating growth, learning initiatives at SurveyMonkey, integrating knowledge from internal leaders and external experts, and more.Key takeaways:- To foster a successful transition from private to public environments, you must seek experienced guidance from both legal counsels and CHRO peers- Implement internal leadership training and external expert sessions to enhance business acumen and practical skills among employees- Align your strategic agendas closely with the evolving needs of the business, ensuring adaptability and responsiveness to external challenges and internal goalsTune in on your favorite podcast app as we explore navigating leadership and learning initiatives within a corporate environment.Resources:- Becky Cantieri: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-cantieri-85654a/- SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/take-a-tour/?utm_source=socialteam- Ted Blosser: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedblosser/- WorkRamp: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workrampEpisode highlights:[08:16] Operating privately allows transparency and long-term thinking[09:49] Transitioning to a public company requires legal expertise[12:52] Focus on business acumen, leadership, and data[17:21] Align your agenda with the business needs[21:08] Embraced challenges, growth with great team loyalty[27:00] Enjoy teamwork and self-care for balance
The Future of HR: Data-Driven Empathy and Trust with Neervi Patel, CPO, Faire (Ep. 35)
Apr 25 2024
The Future of HR: Data-Driven Empathy and Trust with Neervi Patel, CPO, Faire (Ep. 35)
As the workforce is consistently evolving, it’s critical to keep employees top of mind: cultivating a workplace that fosters intentional inclusivity, talent development, and active problem-solving.And the number one way to do this is through data."Data is a powerful tool for any HR department. It allows us to see beyond the surface and understand the heartbeats of our organizations. By using this data, we can make informed, empathetic decisions that resonate with our employees,” says [Neervi Patel](https://www.linkedin.com/in/neervi/), Chief People Officer at [Faire](https://www.faire.com/).In this episode of LEARN, Neervi discusses the future of HR through embracing empathy and leveraging deep data insights for a holistic employee experience, the importance of continuous learning and growth, and the power behind a hybrid workforce.**Key takeaways:**Embrace a data-informed approach in HR to tailor policies and practices to the company's unique needsFoster an inclusive and intentional workplace by prioritizing individual employee well-being and leveraging a hybrid organizational structureContinuously pursue personal growth and career development by learning from a variety of sourcesTune in on your favorite podcast app as we explore how the future of HR can vastly improve the workplace.**Resources:**Neervi Patel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neervi/Faire: https://www.faire.com/Ted Blosser: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedblosser/WorkRamp: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workramp**Episode highlights:**[09:18] The power of strategic thinking[15:36] Invest in learning cloud platform services[20:39] Unique approaches for specific organizational needs[24:22] Flexible office hubs prioritizing employee preferences[27:49] Treat employees well, value humanity, and build connections[30:36] Use data for employee insights[32:42] Learn from everyone to elevate your trajectory
The Future of HR: Data-Driven Empathy and Trust with Neervi Patel, CPO, Faire (Ep. 35)
Apr 24 2024
The Future of HR: Data-Driven Empathy and Trust with Neervi Patel, CPO, Faire (Ep. 35)
As the workforce is consistently evolving, it’s critical to keep employees top of mind: cultivating a workplace that fosters intentional inclusivity, talent development, and active problem-solving.And the number one way to do this is through data."Data is a powerful tool for any HR department. It allows us to see beyond the surface and understand the heartbeats of our organizations. By using this data, we can make informed, empathetic decisions that resonate with our employees,” says [Neervi Patel](https://www.linkedin.com/in/neervi/), Chief People Officer at [Faire](https://www.faire.com/).In this episode of LEARN, Neervi discusses the future of HR through embracing empathy and leveraging deep data insights for a holistic employee experience, the importance of continuous learning and growth, and the power behind a hybrid workforce.**Key takeaways:**Embrace a data-informed approach in HR to tailor policies and practices to the company's unique needsFoster an inclusive and intentional workplace by prioritizing individual employee well-being and leveraging a hybrid organizational structureContinuously pursue personal growth and career development by learning from a variety of sourcesTune in on your favorite podcast app as we explore how the future of HR can vastly improve the workplace.**Resources:**Neervi Patel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neervi/Faire: https://www.faire.com/Ted Blosser: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedblosser/WorkRamp: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workramp**Episode highlights:**[09:18] The power of strategic thinking[15:36] Invest in learning cloud platform services[20:39] Unique approaches for specific organizational needs[24:22] Flexible office hubs prioritizing employee preferences[27:49] Treat employees well, value humanity, and build connections[30:36] Use data for employee insights[32:42] Learn from everyone to elevate your trajectory
Why You Must Move Fast or Not at All with Jeetu Patel, EVP & GM, Cisco (Ep. 34)
Apr 11 2024
Why You Must Move Fast or Not at All with Jeetu Patel, EVP & GM, Cisco (Ep. 34)
Technology is constantly evolving; organizations must embrace new tools or risk being left behind.As a business, it’s critical to stay ahead of the game and adapt to the mega trends happening around us.“You have to keep reminding your company that you're running out of time because we're all against the race of time when it comes to technology. And if you can't move fast, then you might as well not move at all,” says [Jeetu Patel](https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeetupatel/), EVP and GM of [Cisco (https://www.cisco.com/).In this episode of LEARN, Jeetu shares the importance of creating global opportunities and how virtual interactions are reshaping our ability to work effectively, the mega trends shaking the tech industry, and powerful insights on cybersecurity.**Key takeaways:**- Embrace the hybrid work model by optimizing communication strategies to combine virtual and in-person interactions effectively- Leverage AI and spatial computing by investing in these technologies to stay ahead in the evolving landscape- Prioritize speed in business operations and adopt an approach that favors rapid iteration and data-informed decision-makingTune in on your favorite podcast app as we explore the intersection of technology, collaboration, and security in today’s workforce.**Resources:**- Jeetu Patel: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeetupatel/- Cisco: https://www.cisco.com/- AMP It Up by Frank Slootman: https://www.amazon.com/Amp-Unlocking-Hypergrowth-Expectations-Intensity/dp/1119836115- Ted Blosser: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedblosser/- WorkRamp: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workramp**Episode highlights:**[07:14] Embrace megatrends rather than resisting them[14:10] AI regulation is crucial for societal progress[23:21] The future of work is hybrid and remote[28:55] Add in-person interactions into your remote work[33:44] AI and spatial computing have transformative potential[37:31] Maintain high intensity to beat the clock
Live from HR Transform: Why You’re Underestimating Employee Performance with Melanie Naranjo, VP of People, Ethena (Ep. 33)
Mar 28 2024
Live from HR Transform: Why You’re Underestimating Employee Performance with Melanie Naranjo, VP of People, Ethena (Ep. 33)
The role of HR is rapidly evolving… and it’s no joke.It can be a struggle to figure out the right steps to take, but that’s why Melanie is here.To give you a how-to playbook on what to do to be a successful HR professional."I think we're in this really precarious period right now where HR managers are really being told to be super prescriptive... What we need to see more of is equipping HR managers with the tools they need to succeed, but not telling them how to do it,” says [Melanie Naranjo](https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-naranjo/), VP of People at [Ethena](https://www.goethena.com/).In this episode of LEARN, Melanie shares with us the challenges that HR professionals face today, the importance of equipping managers with the right tools for performance management, and how to navigate the tough conversations around accountability and organizational culture.Key takeaways:- Being an influencer on LinkedIn requires actively listening to and understanding the challenges and experiences of your own employees- Building empathy and remaining neutral when employees voice their concerns is key to genuine leadership development- Actively listening and learning from employee experiences leads to better Compliance trainingTune in on your favorite podcast app as we offer guidance and resources for HR professionals to thrive in the changing landscape.Resources:- Melanie Naranjo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanie-naranjo/- Ethena: https://www.goethena.com/- Ted Blosser: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedblosser/- WorkRamp: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workramp
[Recorded from Vision Pro] Our 5 biggest learnings from building a compound startup at WorkRamp (Ep. 32)
Mar 14 2024
[Recorded from Vision Pro] Our 5 biggest learnings from building a compound startup at WorkRamp (Ep. 32)
Especially when you’re constantly striving to improve and innovate.Thats why we are here. To give you valuable tips on exactly how to do it.“You need to do the research and you should do this research yourself. Don't outsource the research when you're looking at the next big products to build for your compound startup,” says Ted Blosser, CEO and co-founder of WorkRamp.In this episode of LEARN, Ted shares the five biggest learnings from building a compound startup. From the importance of doing thorough research and nailing timing to setting up internal teams for success and achieving product market fit, Ted dives into valuable insights based on his own experiences at WorkRamp.Key takeaways:- Personally engage in in-depth research when considering new product ideas for your company to understand the opportunities and challenges- Assess whether the market is ready for the product and if the customer base is conditioned and prepared to adopt it for ultimate success- When building a compound startup with multiple products, set up dedicated teams for each product to ensure success.Check out this episode on your favorite podcast app as we explore the cutting-edge concept of a compound startup and how it's shaping the future of work and learning.Resources:- Vision Pro: https://www.apple.com/apple-vision-pro/- Ted Blosser: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedblosser/- WorkRamp: https://www.linkedin.com/company/workramp
LIVE From LEARN Summit: Building a Customer-Centric Culture with Aaron Levie, CEO of Box (Ep. 31)
Feb 22 2024
LIVE From LEARN Summit: Building a Customer-Centric Culture with Aaron Levie, CEO of Box (Ep. 31)
When you master company culture, you master company growth.Culture is key. And the majority of companies are so focused on success that they forget about cultivating a strong, healthy work environment. What they don’t realize is, if a strong culture is implemented, they’ll see more growth and success than ever before."Set up a company with a strong culture of dedicated, hardworking, highly collaborative, and high-execution individuals. Organize it around ‘how do we work well together? How do we create a safe enough environment where people can be themselves, where they can bring their best selves to work and bring their best ideas?’" Says Aaron Levie, CEO of Box.In this episode of LEARN, Aaron covers various aspects of building a successful company, including fostering a strong company culture, managing executive teams, and maximizing the potential of employees and customers.Key takeaways:- Create a strong company culture where employees can bring their best selves to work and contribute their best ideas- Align talent with the company's trajectory and cultivate an environment where diverse talents contribute to the team's overall effectiveness for greater results- Orient the entire organization around the goal of making customers wildly successful with the company's product or serviceCheck out this episode on your favorite podcast app to understand what your company can gain from developing a strong culture.Resources:- Aaron Levie- Box- Ted Blosser- WorkRampBook Recommendations:- High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
The Remote Work Revolution with Tony Jamous, CEO and Founder of Oyster (Ep. 30)
Feb 8 2024
The Remote Work Revolution with Tony Jamous, CEO and Founder of Oyster (Ep. 30)
Remote work is not a trend but a necessity for the future economy. With a staggering number of jobs going unfilled in the West and a massive influx of knowledge workers from emerging economies, it's obvious that embracing a global talent pool is essential. Remote work breaks down barriers, offering companies access to diverse skills and individuals the freedom to contribute from anywhere. “I 100% believe that the future of work is remote and distributed. First, there are macroeconomic forces that we cannot fight. Eighty-five million jobs are going unfulfilled in the West, according to BCG. That's an 8.5 trillion economic loss, around 10 percent of the world economy,” says Tony Jamous, CEO and Founder of Oyster.In this episode of LEARN, Tony explains why modern companies should seriously consider shifting to remote work to continue operating successfully. He also discusses managing and hiring employees from around the world remotely and determining proper compensation through AI.Key takeaways:- Taking care of yourself as a leader allows you to take care of your team better- Working remotely can benefit the health of employees and the environment- Understanding how to manage the mental health effects of remote work is key to sustainable leadershipCheck out this episode on your favorite podcast app to understand what your company can gain from going remote.Resources:- Tony Jamous- Oyster- Ted Blosser- WorkRampBook Recommendations:- Leadership and Self Deception by The Arbinger Institute
Why HR Plays a Critical Role in Competitive Business with Darcy Mackay, SVP of HR & Client Services, Rippling (Ep. 28)
Jan 11 2024
Why HR Plays a Critical Role in Competitive Business with Darcy Mackay, SVP of HR & Client Services, Rippling (Ep. 28)
It’s common for HR professionals to become siloed in a business. But if they don’t understand the company and, by extension, the kind of employee experience to cultivate, it can hold a business’s momentum back.“HR is a discipline that has become quite specialist and the specialization is fantastic. But if it's not strung together with the employee experience in the middle of it, it leads to behavior that may fit the immediate task at hand, but may miss the bigger picture,” says Darcy Mackay, SVP of HR and Client Services at Rippling.In this episode, Darcy Mackay shares what she learned from her experience as a CPO for a Fortune 120 company and overseeing roughly 9,000 people globally to recruit and retain the best of the best in her industry. They also talk about the meaning of customer experience and how technology can empower the HR role.Key takeaways:- Understanding the business is crucial for HR professionals to be able to find and hire the right kind of talent- Cultivating a strong employee experience can become a powerful competitive advantage- Learning more about the HR role can enhance your skills, even if you’re overseeing people in an entirely different departmentCheck this episode out on your go-to podcast app to discover how you can elevate your employee experience.Resources:- Darcy Mackay- Rippling- Ted Blosser- WorkRampBook Recommendations:- Good to Great by Jim Collins- Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Tying Culture to Strategy with Melissa Daimler, Chief Learning Officer at Udemy (Ep. 26)
Dec 21 2023
Tying Culture to Strategy with Melissa Daimler, Chief Learning Officer at Udemy (Ep. 26)
Culture and strategy aren’t two ends of a spectrum. In fact, culture should be embedded into your strategy.“I believe that culture is the ‘how.’ If you think about your vision or your mission, that's your ‘why,’ it's why you exist in the world, why you get up in the morning, why people are doing what they're doing. Then there's the strategy. That's the ‘what.’ What are you focused on? What is expected of people to get the outcomes and the results that we want? And then the culture is the ‘how.’ How are we doing this? How are we working together?” explains Melissa Daimler, Chief Learning Officer at Udemy.In the latest episode of LEARN, Melissa joins Ted, WorkRamp’s CEO & Co-Founder, to discuss the value of developing culture as a part of your business strategies for growth. During the conversation, they also talk about the important distinction between skills and behavior, and why you should be considering how they affect your company from a systems perspective.Key takeaways:- Culture isn’t about ping-pong tables or happy hours; it’s about how you work.- The link between behaviors and skills is something organizations aren’t fully taking advantage of.- Being clear about the behaviors and skills you want your employees to develop is crucial for continuity and growth.Tune in on your favorite podcast app to discover how you can be more strategic in developing culture and embed culture into your strategies.Resources:- Melissa Daimler- Udemy- Ted Blosser- WorkRampBook Recommendation:- ReCulturing
Turning Customer Ed Programs Into Revenue Streams with Joe Ryan, Training Program Manager at Maltego (Ep. 25)
Dec 14 2023
Turning Customer Ed Programs Into Revenue Streams with Joe Ryan, Training Program Manager at Maltego (Ep. 25)
While customer education is still in its early stages, it shouldn’t be an afterthought. If businesses want to succeed, they need to make customer education a clear priority for everyone.“Customer education does need to be viewed as something that touches every part of the customer life cycle and the customer journey. There needs to be a conscious effort to ensure that all parts of an organization are working together to incorporate customer education into what they do,” says Joe Ryan, Training Program Manager at Maltego & Founder of Customer Education Newsletter.In this episode, Joe dives deep on how customer education can benefit a company’s different departments and the future of the industry. Along the way, we also touch on the transition from free to paid services and fitting customer education in sales processes.In this episode, you will gain insights into:- Incorporating customer education successfully depends on an organization’s maturity- Relegating customer education as a last-ditch effort for customer retention wastes its potential- Growing the customer education industry and community requires professionals to be more vocal about how it fits into an organization’s structureCheck this episode out on your favorite podcast app to discover how customer education can bring massive value to your company.Resources:- Joe Ryan- Maltego- Customer Education Newsletter- Ted Blosser- WorkRamp
CEO Series: Top 8 Learnings From Working with the WorkRamp Board (Ep. 23)
Nov 30 2023
CEO Series: Top 8 Learnings From Working with the WorkRamp Board (Ep. 23)
The recent OpenAI drama involving Sam Altman’s firing and eventual rehiring—all in the span of a work week—highlights an important element of a successful business: board alignment. When your executive team and board aren’t on the same page, it could complicate the health of your business.“I’ve had good board meetings and bad board meetings. I've had misalignment and strong alignment, and through that I’ve learned a lot about consistently and constantly improving our own board management,” says our host and CEO of WorkRamp, Ted Blosser.On this episode of LEARN, we’re trying something different: CEO Series. Ted shares with you eight key learnings he’s picked up from his history working with a board to help you stay aligned and manage your relationship with your board members.In this episode, you will gain insights into:- Aligning with your board is a critical part of business that many people from the outside don’t see- Building relationships with your board, both in and out of the office, helps keep business running smoothly- Growing and elevating your executive team is a reflection of you as a CEOTune in on your favorite podcast app to discover what you can do to nurture relationships with board members.Resources:- Ted Blosser- WorkRampEpisode highlights:[02:42] Learning 1: Have good board management hygiene[04:02] Learning 2: Do a mid-quarter board sync[04:57] Learning 3: Build relationships with your board[05:57] Learning 4: Have strong opinions loosely held[07:36] Learning 5: Choose your board members wisely[09:10] Learning 6: Take compensation seriously[10:40] Learning 7: Bring someone in to support you[12:36] Learning 8: Your executive team reflects you as a CEO
Building a CS Team of Domain Experts With Tim Smith, Head of Global CS & Product Sales, Stripe (Ep. 22)
Nov 23 2023
Building a CS Team of Domain Experts With Tim Smith, Head of Global CS & Product Sales, Stripe (Ep. 22)
Understanding your customers is crucial. It’s the key to your success.Especially in the fintech industry.Domain expertise as a fintech CSM is more than understanding the tech and the jargon of a specific industry. It’s also aout realizing what customers encounter daily.“You're a tech company, but you sit on the global financial rails, which is a thing that's largely out of your control. You have to become an expert in that, and you have to become an expert in everything around payments. You have to have a love of that and getting into the weeds on that because that's actually your day-to-day value to your customers,” says Tim Smith, Head of Global Customer Success & Product Sales at Stripe.In this episode, Tim sits down with Ted to discuss the value of having a team of domain experts in his role as customer success. Along the way, they talk about what companies get right and wrong in professional services and the coalescence of customer education and pro services.In this episode, you will gain insights into:- Understanding that your professional services are a talent engine for your company- How to cultivate domain experts through an excellent onboarding experience- Creating a culture of documentation gets people on the same page faster, which is vital in the fast-paced world of fintechTune in on your favorite podcast app to learn more about how you can uplevel the customer success processes in your organization.Resources:- Tim Smith- Stripe- Ted Blosser- WorkRampPodcast Recommendation:- Invest Like the Best
LIVE! Consolidating Your Tech Stack with Ryan Neu, CEO & Co-Founder of Vendr (Ep. 21)
Nov 16 2023
LIVE! Consolidating Your Tech Stack with Ryan Neu, CEO & Co-Founder of Vendr (Ep. 21)
Consolidating your tech stack is a challenge these days. The SaaS competition is intense, you’re never sure what you’re going to get, and the power dynamic between sellers and buyers isn’t what it used to be.“There's a very real shift happening. Buyers of software have a lot of leverage—and with a lot of leverage, it’s really up to you to say what you’re willing to pay. It used to be a couple of years where we saw sellers holding firm and buyers [saying], ‘Okay, I’ve got all this cash. I’m going to spend it.’ But now, it’s more like, ‘I don’t have all this cash.’ So, now we’re really seeing buyers tell their suppliers more, ‘Take it or leave it,’ says Ryan Neu, Co-founder & CEO of Vendr.In our first live LEARN episode, Ryan joins Ted at our LEARN Virtual Event to talk all about consolidating your tech stack as a learning professional. They touch on the ins and outs of getting buy-in from your CFO and understanding how to reach a win-win scenario, whether you’re a buyer or a supplier.In this episode, you will gain insights into:- Speaking the language of the CFO to helps justify expanding your tech stack- Finding leverage in today’s market is essential for suppliers to survive- Understanding the motivations that drive a salesperson’s actions allows you to negotiate betterListen in on your favorite podcast app to learn how you can effectively expand your tech stack and achieve greater ROI on the platforms you choose to invest in.Resources:- Ryan Neu- Vendr- Ted Blosser- WorkRampBook Recommendation:- Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Building the Right Compensation Program with Lexi Clarke, CPO, Payscale (Ep. 20)
Oct 26 2023
Building the Right Compensation Program with Lexi Clarke, CPO, Payscale (Ep. 20)
Compensation comes in all shapes and sizes, but no matter what your program looks like, it is fundamental to your relationship with your employees. This is why businesses are learning how to make their comp programs even more competitive in order to retain their best performers.“Compensation and transparency are a journey, not a destination. You constantly have to be thinking about and revisiting the different ways in which you’re not transparent or the things that, as an HR professional, you might think, ‘Well, everybody just kind of logically knows that, right?’ And the truth is, that’s often not the case,” says Lexi Clarke, Chief People Officer at Payscale.In this episode, Lexi sheds light on what makes for an effective compensation program. Along the way, she shares how her company transitioned to being fully remote and how they’ve handled their comp program with a global workforce.In this episode, you will gain insights into:- Practicing transparency is your form of currency with your employees- Regularly looking at current comp market data is crucial for providing competitive packages- Going remote allows you to re-invest money into developing company culture across several different locationsTune in on your go-to podcast app to understand how to elevate your company’s compensation programs to retain top talent.Resources:- Lexi Clarke- Payscale- Ted Blosser- WorkRamp