Eight Hour Grind

PeopleStrategy

Welcome to Eight Hour Grind. Who said HR had to be boring? Listen in each week as we navigate the good, the bad, and the ugly of the #EightHourGrind. We interview corporate leaders, influencers, HR professionals, and anyone else who's willing to talk to us. Join us every Tuesday at 12pm ET as we ignore our Outlook, put our status as "busy", and have some fun talking about work.From intuitive, hire-to-retire HR technology to comprehensive employee benefits consulting and HR services, PeopleStrategy offers employers a single source for the tools and services necessary to attract, manage and retain talent. Leave the technology to us so you can focus on your employee experience. Learn more at peoplestrategy.com. **** DISCLAIMER:The views, information or opinions expressed in this podcast are solely the views of the individuals involved and by no means represent absolute facts. Opinions expressed by the host and guests can change at any time. The views of those guests are solely their views, and PeopleStrategy does not accept responsibility for them. PeopleStrategy assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of the podcast. The information contained on the podcast is provided on an “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness, or timeliness. read less

Episode 24: Building Your Brand Begins with You; How to Pursue Your Passion Through Adversity
Mar 15 2022
Episode 24: Building Your Brand Begins with You; How to Pursue Your Passion Through Adversity
Have you ever experienced a life altering moment? An accident, a cancer scare, or the sudden loss of a loved one? Suddenly everything that is important comes into focus. Like life has slowed down to a crawl and clarity is the byproduct. Many of you have had these experiences, while others have not, and yet, until you do, you never truly know what is real and what isn't. Who your real friends are, who is going to show up when you're down, answer your call when everything is broken, or show up to the hospital when you're sick or unconscious. Today, we were going to talk about what that looks like. When you lose everything, and you've surrounded yourself with people who aren't really in it for you, people that leave you undelivered in your darkest moments. But better than that, we’re going to talk about redemption. How you can rise from the ashes and thrive again. This could be your story, and for our next guest, it is his story. Brian Esposito is a true rags to riches story that could have ended in unfortunate tragedy, but ended up being a wake-up call that has led to new blessings and opportunities. He is the founder and CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises that currently has over 65 entities within it and over 150 joint ventures that have been accumulated around the world over the last 20 years. In 2020, he was named as one of the World’s Top 10 CEO’s. Although these are impressive, he would argue that none of these are his greatest triumph. No, coming back from a tragic and near-death experience put things in perspective and would be his greatest accomplishment to date. In this episode we cover the following topics:📑 How to put together a brand📑 Leaving your mark in your career journey📑 Accelerate professionally despite adversity Listen to the Eight Hour Grind on your favorite streaming platform:
Episode 21: Modernizing your online skills assessments with Ai, machine learning, and psychometrics
Feb 22 2022
Episode 21: Modernizing your online skills assessments with Ai, machine learning, and psychometrics
#AI is creeping into every part of our lives today, some would say it is too much and yet others see it as a way to push the human race forward – like it or love it, it is here to stay. We see some compelling evidence how AI and #machinelearning can be used to create better system for assessment. There are now new assessment technologies that allow companies to publish their own adaptive exams using the same algorithms used by industry leaders all around the world. By using these proven technologies, like response theory, computerized adaptive #testing, and multi-stage testing, there is so much potential at our fingertips. The end results in numerous advantages including shorter tests, increased accuracy, improved data #security, and enhanced exam engagement. The potential of adaptive assessments is limitless, helping teachers, students, and employees’ better assess and adapt to an ever-changing world where high-quality skills are critical to success. Our next guest, Nathan Thompson, has a PhD in psychometrics and is on a mission to improve the quality of assessments by building better systems. He is a big believer that bad tests, make bad decisions. In this episode we cover the following topics:📑What is digital assessment?📑 Quickly develop items, publish tests, deliver tests, and provide meaningful results using digital assessment📑 How to improve online testing with engaging item types, adaptive testing for smarter/shorter tests, item response theory, and moreListen to the Eight Hour Grind on your favorite streaming platform: