HR Data Labs podcast

David Turetsky

The HR Data Labs® podcast is dedicated to Human Resource professionals hearing the latest thoughts of innovators and experts from around the world of business focusing on HR Process, Technology, Regulations, Data and Analytics. Sometimes we may get passionate or a little carried away, but we are always fun and insightful.  Merch store at http://hrdatalabs.com.  HR Data Labs is a registered trademark of David Turetsky. Reg. U.S. Pat. & TM Off.

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Sean Luitjens - Why and How to Share HR Data Effectively
2d ago
Sean Luitjens - Why and How to Share HR Data Effectively
Summary:Sean Luitjens is the General Manager of Total Rewards Analytics at Visier. With over 25 years of HR experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge around talent acquisition and compensation and benefits to the table. In this episode, Sean talks about the hesitation some HR teams have when it comes to sharing their data; the hurdles they might face when trying to do so; and how they can best communicate their data analytics to help other departments solve business problems. Chapters:[0:00 - 4:40] IntroductionWelcome, Sean!Today’s Topic: Why and How to Share HR Data Effectively[4:41 - 14:25] Why can’t we all just get along around data analytics? Different roles within an organization may use people data quite differentlyThe importance of communicating the context around the data you’re sharing[14:26 - 25:37] Where organizations can benefit from sharing intra-company dataAddressing the “why” of how managers’ employees get paidWhere the science of compensation intersects the art of being a manger[25:38 - 29:49] The biggest hurdles you face when trying to share HR data within a companyDeciding what data to show and how to communicate it to those outside HRConsider how other departments (e.g., finance and marketing) leverage company-wide data[29:50 - 30:37] ClosingThanks for listening!Quotes:“I think the philosophy from some compensation [practitioners] is, ‘everyone understands pay because they get paid.’ And managers sometimes get caught in the other trap which is, ‘I get paid so how complicated can it be?’ There has to be some type of translation between those two.”“[Managers] want to be nice, but . . . everyone can’t be a 5 because then you can’t create the dispersion to keep the talent you want. ”Contact:Sean's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!Production by Affogato Media
Robyn Rodriguez - Empowering Women Leaders in HR
May 16 2024
Robyn Rodriguez - Empowering Women Leaders in HR
Summary:Robyn Rodriguez is the Founder and CPO of Her HR Help Desk, an HR consulting firm that focuses on supporting women-owned businesses, career women, female founders, and women in c-suite roles.   In this episode, Robyn talks about the challenges that women leaders face and the strategies they can employ to overcome those challenges without burning out. Chapters:[0:00 - 3:12] IntroductionWelcome, Robyn!Today’s Topic: Empowering Women Leaders in HR[3:13 - 10:38] What unique contributions do women bring to HR?The power of leading with soft skillsClosing the gap between leading and decision making for women[10:39 - 34:09] The consistent challenges women leaders in HR faceOn being set up for failure due to unrealistic expectationsWhy you have to take the time to advocate for yourself [34:10 - 41:03] Robyn’s advice for women leaders looking to overcome the challenges they faceWhy you should invest time in developing soft skillsLeveraging the younger generations’ push for change in the workplace[41:04 - 42:54] ClosingThanks for listening!Quotes:“I want to see more CHROs stepping up to develop the next leaders and making sure they’re prepared for the job. I think that would help alleviate impostor syndrome.”“I’ve seen a lot of females in HR roles be the scapegoat for failures beyond their capacity of what they can do within an organization.”Resources:Her HR HelpdeskContact:Robyn's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Becky Evan - How White DEI Professionals Can Decenter Whiteness
May 9 2024
Becky Evan - How White DEI Professionals Can Decenter Whiteness
Summary:Becky Evan is an Associate Professor at Metro State University’s College of Business and Management. Prior to her career in academia, she was a training and operations executive at Fortune 500 companies. She also a published researcher of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in organizations. In this episode, Becky talks about her research on white DEI professionals' perception of their contribution to advancing workplace DEI. Chapters:[0:00 - 6:46] IntroductionWelcome, Becky!Today’s Topic: How White DEI Professionals Can Decenter Whiteness[6:47 - 14:53] What led to Becky’s research on white DEI professionals? On the demographics of DEI leaders and teamsDefining, leveraging, and decentering whiteness[14:54 - 21:02] What is the value in researching whiteness?How to research an emotional topic, like whiteness, ethically and objectivelyHow workplace identities and external perceptions affect DEI[21:03 - 33:47] How can we measure DEI?Pulling qualitative information from quantitative dataHow Becky’s research might help HR leaders[33:48 - 34:52] ClosingThanks for listening!Quotes:“I felt like there was a desire and a need to understand the role of dominant culture . . . within an organization”“Many times when we’re looking at [HR] data, dominant culture becomes the comparison point.”Resources: Becky's Full Research PaperContact:Becky's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Jacob Morgan - Leading With Vulnerability
Apr 25 2024
Jacob Morgan - Leading With Vulnerability
Jacob Morgan is the author of best-selling books Leading With Vulnerability, The Future Leader, and many more. In this episode, Jacob talks about the key differences between simply being vulnerable at work and leading with vulnerability, the power in leading with vulnerability, and how doing so can improve your work relationships. Chapters[0:00 - 4:13] Introduction• Welcome, Jacob!• Today’s Topic: Leading With Vulnerability[4:14 - 14:48] Vulnerability vs leading with vulnerability• Why it’s important to pair vulnerability with solutions and action items at work• When and how to be vulnerable[14:49 - 26:44] Why most people do not lead with vulnerability at work• How to address the fear of being perceived as weak• Promoting the wrong employees could “pollute the pond”[26:45 - 32:38] Vulnerability at work vs vulnerability in our personal lives• How relationships at work differ from relationships at home• Why vulnerability and authenticity are not the same thing[32:39 - 34:01] Closing• Thanks for listening!Quotes“Leading with vulnerability is about talking about a gap [in competence, knowledge, experience, etc.] that you have and then demonstrating what you’re trying to do to close those gaps. ”“The #1 response that came back [from 14,000 employees who were asked why they were scared to lead with vulnerability at work] was, ‘I don’t want to be perceived as weak or incompetent.”Contact:Jacob's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Discussing the Current State of Compensation - ADP MOTM 2024 Expert Panel
Apr 18 2024
Discussing the Current State of Compensation - ADP MOTM 2024 Expert Panel
During ADP Meeting of the Minds 2024, David led a panel discussion about the current and future state of Compensation. He was joined by Demetrice Saulsberry, Sr.  HRIS Manager at Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, Garrett Valencia, Total Rewards & Payroll Manager at BSH Home Appliances Corporation, and Lyndsey Benson, VP of HR at Steve Madden. In this episode, David and the panel of experts discuss some of the present day issues that Compensation practitioners face, upcoming events in 2024 that will impact the world of HR, and how future technologies could help HR teams save valuable time and effort. Chapters[0:00 - 11:38] Introduction• Welcome, Demetrice, Garrett, and Lyndsey!• First, some context for the current state of HR[11:39 - 26:33] Top 3 surprising HR events from 2023• Surveys say that people do not think they’re being compensated fairly• The relationship (or lack thereof) between compensation, cost of labor, and cost of living[26:34 - 41:52] Anticipations for HR changes in 2024 • How companies should approach job descriptions, pay ranges, and career frameworks• Total direct compensation and long-term incentives[41:53 - 53:30] Looking forward to 2025• How changes near the end of 2024 will impact organizations in 2025• What about 2025 scares HR experts?[53:31 - 54:12] Closing• Thanks for listening!Quotes“If you haven’t published [geographic differentials for employee pay], then it’s going to be a bigger problem for you because you’re making a one-off decision if an employee decides to move.”“When you’re deciding [an employee’s] pay, it’s the only time when you have to reference the person [not the job].”Contact:Demetrice's LinkedInGarrett's LinkedInLyndsey's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Robynn Storey - Writing Better Resumes with Storytelling
Apr 11 2024
Robynn Storey - Writing Better Resumes with Storytelling
Robynn Storey is the owner of Storeyline Resumes, the largest privately held resume-writing service in the US. Storeyline has been helping senior-level and executive professionals write better, story-driven resumes for over 24 years.  In this episode, Robynn talks about how to use the power of storytelling to your advantage as your write or update your resume and how to find success in job searches. Chapters[0:00 - 5:01] Introduction•   Welcome, Robynn!•   Today’s Topic: Writing Better Resumes with Storytelling [5:02 - 13:26] How can you build a better resume?•   Why your resume should tell a meaningful story and how•   How to navigate keyword requirements for ATS [13:27 - 29:15] How to conduct the best possible job search•   Leverage multiple tools and people connections; don’t just rely on job boards•   What it means when a company instantly rejects you [29:16 - 36:50] How to focus on your story when writing your resume•   Every story should be rooted in success•   How long should your resume be and how much of your experience should it include? [36:51 - 37:55] Closing•   Thanks for listening! Quotes“What you need to be describing [on your resume] is your impact [at your company] and how that is being measured.”“Use a combination of [job search tools]—don’t get so caught up on just using the job boards.”Contact:Robynn's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Mei Kim and Heidi Perloff - How to Make New HR Technologies Approachable for Everyone
Apr 4 2024
Mei Kim and Heidi Perloff - How to Make New HR Technologies Approachable for Everyone
Mei Kim is the Executive Director of Global Workforce Analytics at the Estée Lauder Companies, and Heidi Perloff is the SVP of Global HR Strategic Initiatives and Delivery Solutions at the Estée Lauder Companies. In this episode, Mei and Heidi talk about some practices that made adopting new technologies easier, whether they believe AI-based technologies pose a threat or present an opportunity to the workforce, and why it’s important to embrace data mindfulness in HR processes. Chapters[0:00 - 4:25] Introduction• Welcome, Mei and Heidi!• Today’s Topic: How to Make New HR Technologies Approachable for Everyone[4:26 - 14:06] What’s the difference between “digital” and “technology”• “Technology is a thing; digital is a way of doing things”• It’s ok for new technology to be difficult to adopt[14:07 - 27:03] AI: opportunity or threat?• AI helped Mei’s team win back 10+ hours of their week by minimizing tedious processes• The major threat lies in HR not knowing how to use AI technologies or being curious about it[27:04 - 37:24] What is data mindfulness? • Analyze not only the data, but also the data flow and input processes as well• Will AI lull us into losing our critical thinking skills?[37:25 - 39:14] Closing• Thanks for listening!Quotes“HR VPs who embrace being digital and embrace the use of technology . . . tend to go farther ahead in their careers than others who don’t.”“Yes, we can get automation from AI, but it’s really the augmentation of what it enables us to do as human beings that is super exciting.”Contact:Mei's LinkedInHeidi's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Martin Low - Why For a Business People are More Important Than Its Technologies
Mar 28 2024
Martin Low - Why For a Business People are More Important Than Its Technologies
Martin Low is the Founder and CEO of On Plane Consulting, a consulting firm that helps small businesses and startups optimize and scale. Having held HR Director positions at multiple successful companies, Martin bring a wealth of experience to the table. In this episode, Martin talks about the fact that despite the evergreen landscape of new and emerging technologies, businesses still need one essential resource: people. Chapters[0:00 - 9:17] Introduction•   Welcome, Martin!•   Today’s Topic: Why A Business’ People are More Important Than Its Technologies [9:18 - 18:23] Why can’t businesses just rely more on technology and less on people?•   If you rely less on people, those you do rely on will matter much more•   Emerging technologies likely won’t replace people so much as improve their productivity [18:24 - 27:15] As someone in HR, how do you facilitate technological change within your business?•   Good data and insights into a business’ current state are essential•   Why HR practitioners should be business minded (and vice-versa) [27:14 - 38:00] How HR practitioners can drive progress within their business•   Data will help you identify problems and build a business case for the solution•   Building a solution for reducing the people cost of a business [38:01 - 38:55] Closing•   Thanks for listening! Quotes“[HR] data will do a couple of things for you: . . . it’ll tell you if you really have a problem, and it’ll help you show others that it might be.”“If you can [reduce the people cost of a business] by 1 or 2%, it’s night-and-day for the profitability because that can all drop straight down to the bottom line.”Contact:Martin's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Jason R. Thompson - Move from Theoretical DE&I to Practical DE&I by Using HR Data
Mar 21 2024
Jason R. Thompson - Move from Theoretical DE&I to Practical DE&I by Using HR Data
With over 25 years of leadership in DE&I, Jason R. Thompson is the creator of the CAPE Inclusion model and the author of Diversity and Inclusion Matter. He led DE&I programming for a community of 150K students and faculty at Western Governors University; he influenced DE&I strategies for over 1,000 global startups at Techstars; and he helped the US Olympic Committee set new standards for DE&I in sports. In this episode, Jason talks about how HR data can help businesses take practical steps toward improving their DE&I and growing strategically. Chapters[0:00 - 4:52] Introduction• Welcome, Jason!• Today’s Topic: Using HR Data to Progress from Theoretical DE&I to Practical DE&I[4:53 - 15:01] How has Jason done DE&I differently than those around him?• Outsource consultants and data scientists to help clean up HR data• The problem with over-assigning unpaid special projects for the sake of employee growth[15:02 - 23:12] How to use HR data to create a DE&I scorecard• Exploring the DE&I journey of US Olympic teams• How DE&I and strategic growth are directly connected[23:13 - 28:04] How does a DE&I scorecard help an organization move forward?• Creating reasonable DE&I expectations based on turnover rates• Diversity in leadership[28:05 - 29:35] Closing• Thanks for listening!Quotes“Diversity is a noun—it’s the outcome of actually managing some [HR] data.”“From a strategic point of view . . . if you looked at the [DE&I] data, you would say, ‘In which demographics do we have the best opportunity to grow?’”Contact:Jason's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Garry Straker - Will These Surprising HR Trends From 2023 Continue Into 2024
Mar 14 2024
Garry Straker - Will These Surprising HR Trends From 2023 Continue Into 2024
Garry Straker is a Senior Compensation Consultant at Salary.com. As a total rewards professional with over 20 years of experience, he’s worked with a diverse range of businesses, higher education institutions, and non-profit entities. In this episode, Garry talks about some surprising trends from 2023 and whether he thinks they will carry into 2024. Chapters[0:00 - 3:07] Introduction• Welcome, Garry!• Today’s Topic: Will HR Trends from 2023 continue into 2024 and beyond?[3:08 - 10:15] Surprising trends of 2023• Pay transparency legislation lost some of its momentum• Labor unions had a high-profile year and made some big moves[10:16 - 25:16] HR trends that will impact 2024• AI and its role within HR• Employers will benefit from better managing their internal labor markets and developing employee skills[25:17 - 40:22] Garry’s predictions for 2024, 2025, and beyond• Even in the event of a change in administration, the economy is probably going to chug along• Salary budgets and their tie to the labor market[40:23 - 49:05] Q&A and Closing• Answering some questions from the webinar audience• Thanks for listening!Quotes“The labor market is going to look very different in 2024, and it’s going to be important for employers to better manage their internal labor markets.”“If [employees] are underperforming, . . . [companies] need to have the systems and processes in place to be able to identify that and address it quickly.”Contact:Garry's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Amy Butchko - 4 Steps to Better Enterprise Talent Acquisition
Mar 7 2024
Amy Butchko - 4 Steps to Better Enterprise Talent Acquisition
Amy Butchko is the Talent Acquisition Vice President at Maximus, where she’s focused on helping organizations recruit IT talent at scale. Her experience brings insights into both acquiring talent and communicating talent acquisition data. In this episode, Amy talks about the challenges surrounding talent acquisition data and the steps you can take to solve them.Chapters[0:00 - 5:45] Introduction• Welcome, Amy!• Today’s Topic: 4 Steps to Better Enterprise Talent Acquisition [5:46 - 12:16] What is the biggest challenge with talent acquisition today?• Challenges with where are how quickly are you going to find your next hire• Solving the data problems within talent acquisition[12:17 - 21:20] How do you develop talent acquisition acumen within HR teams that yield desirable results?• Identify the core requirements needed for candidates• Considering skill level vs legacy requirements (e.g., degree requirements)[21:21 - 29:07] How do you create a narrative around recruitment data?• The narrative should be built around the circumstances and goals surround recruitment• Learn who you’re presenting to and how to best communicate the data to them[29:08 - 30:09] Closing• Thanks for listening!Quotes“The thing that’s really important is finding people who can help bridge the gap between all those seemingly irrelevant data points and turn them into something that looks like an executive could understand it.”“If you can home in on a couple of things that are really, strongly impacting your business, measure them effectively, and tell a story consistently, [you will be able to transfer data narratives]."Contact:Amy's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Perry Doody - How HR Teams Can Pivot From Being Tactical to Being Strategic
Feb 29 2024
Perry Doody - How HR Teams Can Pivot From Being Tactical to Being Strategic
Perry Doody is the owner of Above the Rings Consulting and Performance. After over 10 years as the founding partner and president of CompTrak, Perry sought to continue his career in consulting with a newfound approach that combines insights from the worlds of business and fitness. In this episode, Perry talks about how people are an important asset to companies and why it’s critical for HR teams to be more strategic. Chapters[0:00 - 6:12] Introduction• Welcome, Perry!• Today’s Topic: How HR Teams Can Pivot From Being Tactical to Being Strategic[6:13 - 12:57] What differentiates a good HR department from a great HR department?• The CEO must recognize that HR is a critical component to the overall business• People need to focus on doing less and doing it well, instead of doing a lot of things in a mediocre way[12:58 - 17:07] Is busy work holding HR back from being more strategic?• Adapting legacy systems to new needs can often be more difficult than building new systems from scratch• HR teams should add people from diverse backgrounds[17:08 - 29:27] What enables a company to pivot from being tactical to being more strategic? • What is the CEO’s relationship with HR and its goals?• How bad administrative decisions can antagonize HR strategies[29:28 - 30:53] Closing• Thanks for listening!Quotes“People are [a company’s] capital—they are an asset, and I don’t think every company looks at it that way. The strategic ones do.”“Becoming more strategic involves change, and a lot of us are resistant to change, . . . but the way you get over this is by looking to competitors, other industries, and even your personal life.”Contact:Perry's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Jason Averbook - Why Data Fitness is More Important than an AI
Feb 22 2024
Jason Averbook - Why Data Fitness is More Important than an AI
Jason Averbook is a Senior Partner at Mercer and a global leader in HR transformation. He has more than 25 years of experience in the HR and technology industries, and he has guided industry-leading companies through strategic HR transformations. In this episode, Jason presents his takeaways from 2023 and talks about how current HR trends will shape the future of the industry. Chapters[0:00 - 5:10] Introduction• Welcome, Jason!• Today’s Topic: Perspectives on HR and Emerging Technologies[5:11 - 20:51] Jason’s takeaways from 2023• 2023’s geopolitical events had significant mental health implications for American workers• Many organizations who have ignored their data are just now starting to uncover its flaws[20:52 - 29:20] Is 2024 the year of mass AI integration for HR?• Generative AI will help us see where our data problems are, but we may still need to solve the problems themselves• Data fitness should be prioritized before a generative AI rollout[29:21 - 35:20] How will emerging technologies affect HR one year from now, in 2025?• HR will be doing much less “hands work” and much more “heads work and hearts work”• Will HR roles be replaced by new technologies?[35:21 - 36:24] Closing• Thanks for listening!Quotes“AI has exposed the fact that organizations that don’t have good data can’t use [tools like large language models].”“The unlearning effort of 2024 to prepare for 2025 is more than the technology effort—it’s more than the data effort.”Contact:Jason's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!
Don Weinstein - Using HR Data Analytics to Drive Business Insights
Feb 1 2024
Don Weinstein - Using HR Data Analytics to Drive Business Insights
Summary:Don Weinstein, most recently the former Chief Product and Technology Officer at ADP, has spent 35 years of his career working at Fortune 500 companies. With over half of those years being spent in HR roles, he’s acquired valuable knowledge about human capital management and HR data analytics. In this episode, Don talks about how some organizations have leveraged HR data to produce valuable business insights and what steps other organizations can take to get to that point. Chapters:[0:00 - 4:27] IntroductionWelcome, Don!Today’s Topic: Using HR Data Analytics to Drive Business Insights[4:28 - 14:53] How to turn HR data into business insightsData analytics is often under-utilized in human capital managementWhy payroll data is uniquely important[14:54 - 22:32] Critical lessons from the early days of HR analyticsThe value of sharing data and insights with everyone in an organization (not just HR)How HR can “get a seat at the table” with data analytics[22:33 - 30:31] How mature are HR data analytics and how will they further develop in the future?Why adoption of HR data analytics is still low despite increase awareness and interestThe head of HR needs to be the steward for HR data analytics[30:32 - 31:54] ClosingThanks for listening!Quotes:“When [HR] has the facts, and the analytics, and the data, [they] can make a real impact in an organization.”“Many organizations are still suffering from limited adoption [of HR data analytics] and one of the things that’s still hindering them is poor data quality.”Contact:Don's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!Production by Affogato Media
Karen Catlin - Creating More Inclusive Workplaces with Everyday Acts of Allyship
Jan 25 2024
Karen Catlin - Creating More Inclusive Workplaces with Everyday Acts of Allyship
Summary:Karen Catlin is a 25-year veteran of the tech industry turned leadership coach, acclaimed author, and speaker on inclusive workplaces. She coaches women to be stronger leaders and men who want to be better allies for underrepresented groups. In this episode, Karen talks about the Better Allies approach and creating more inclusive workplaces with everyday acts of allyship. Chapters:[0:00 - 3:54] IntroductionWelcome, Karen!Today’s Topic: Creating More Inclusive Workplaces with Everyday Acts of Allyship[3:55 - 13:07] What gets in the way of people actually becoming more inclusive?Being a better ally means getting comfortable with making mistakesWhy it’s important to learn how to properly apologize[13:08 - 24:13] Tangible actions that can help you become a better workplace allyThe 7 roles allies can playExample of being a sponsor, an amplifier, and an up-stander[24:14 - 31:11] How allies can help course-correct larger systemic issuesBeing a knight vs being an ally and why they’re not the same thingEven if you’re not a leader, you can drive systemic changes at your company[31:12 - 32:08] ClosingThanks for listening!Quotes:“People don’t want to be better allies, or speak up, or do something because they are afraid of getting it wrong.”“You can take action for one person, but then ask yourself if there’s something you can do to have a larger, systemic impact that really would be ideal for your organization.”Resources: Karen's Books Contact:Karen's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!Production by Affogato Media
David Turetsky and Katie Stukowski - HR Tech 2023 - Pay Trends Dominating 2024
Jan 23 2024
David Turetsky and Katie Stukowski - HR Tech 2023 - Pay Trends Dominating 2024
Summary:The HR Technology Conference 2023 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2023 and our very own David Turetsky and Katie Stukowski presented on the pay trends that will dominate 2024. In recent years, the landscape of pay practices has undergone significant transformations. From employee demands for greater pay transparency and equity, to the growing importance of accurate job descriptions and skills assessments, to the unpredictable twists of a volatile economy, HR teams are adapting at lightning speed. This session will review anticipated pay trends for 2024 and how employers can use data and technology to stay ahead of these developments.In this episode, David and Katie talk about salary trends, pay equity trends, technology trends, and more. Chapters:[0:00 - 3:30] IntroductionThis episode was recorded live at the HR Technology Conference in October 2023!Today’s Topic: Pay Trends Dominating 2024[3:31 - 18:32] Business and compensation trendsHow pay influences the psychology of how employees workDifferentiating performance with low increase percentages[18:33 - 38:54] Pay equity and the skills taxonomyPay equity is not a “nice to have” anymore—it’s the ruleWhy job descriptions and career frameworks influence employee retention[38:55 - 54:03] Competitive pay and market pricingThe impact pay transparency can have on hiring and retentionWhat to do about AI when it starts “working” for your company[54:04 - 56:47] ClosingThanks for listening!Quotes:“Compensation is the link between the employee and the employer to build the trust that they are valued within that organization, and you can’t get compensation right without accurate job descriptions.”“Pay equity is the right thing to do. That’s equal pay for comparable work that is internally equitable, externally competitive, and transparently communicated.”Resources: Surveys Contact:David's LinkedInKatie's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!Production by Affogato Media
Oshri Cohen - Technical Recruiting is Broken—Here's How to Fix It
Jan 18 2024
Oshri Cohen - Technical Recruiting is Broken—Here's How to Fix It
Summary:Oshri Cohen is the founder of RedCorner, a CTO as a Service agency that provides organizations with highly skilled and experienced ex-CTOs who specialize in whatever industry, business model or engineering culture is needed. In this episode, Oshri talks about the current issues with technical recruiting and what we can do to fix them. Chapters:[0:00 - 4:13] IntroductionWelcome, Oshri!Today’s Topic: Technical Recruiting is Broken—Here’s How to Fix It[4:14 - 17:44] What is technical recruiting?Technology changes at a such a rapid pace that it can be difficult for HR to stay informedFlaws in poorly-executed technical recruiting[17:45 - 28:33] What can be done to improve the technical recruiting experience?Fixing technical recruiting issues from the top downWhy it’s critical for HR and technical managers to work together for technical recruiting[28:34 - 35:27] How will generative AI affect the world of technical recruitingHow technical knowledge requirements have changed as technology has evolvedPractices that make technical recruiting more accessible [35:28 - 36:19] ClosingThanks for listening!Quotes:“[Companies should have proper technical leadership where the CTO is a business-minded individual and understands how to talk outside of their technical sphere.”“If you ask [ChatGPT] to write a specify function that does one small thing, it can do that beautifully, but it writes code like a junior developer.”Resources: RedCornerContact:Oshri's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInDwight's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!Production by Affogato Media
Sean Luitjens - HR Tech 2023 - Leveraging People Analytics for Compensation Allocation
Jan 16 2024
Sean Luitjens - HR Tech 2023 - Leveraging People Analytics for Compensation Allocation
Summary:Sean Luitjens is a General Manager of Total Rewards Analytics at Visier. He has over 25 years of experience working on talent acquisition software and compensation benefits software for various companies. In this episode, Sean talks about how people analytics can help businesses make informed decisions about compensation allocation and pay equity. Chapters:[0:00 - 4:30] Introduction•Welcome, Sean!•Today’s Topic: Leveraging People Analytics for Compensation Allocation[4:31 - 11:36] Why is it difficult to allocate compensation despite all the technology available? •HR practitioners are asked to differentiate pay while also making it equitable•An increasing amount of data must be pulled together to make a business case for the CFO[11:37 - 22:14] How do companies address pay equity in relation to talent retention?•Why most companies are implementing long-term pay equity remediation plans•Sometimes doing the right thing means that organizations need to endure some turnover[22:15 - 26:18] What could companies do to start fixing their pay inequities?•Build a foundation of tools to identify pay equity issues and develop a pay philosophy to address those issues•Companies should not be afraid to be wrong[26:19 - 26:57] Closing•Thanks for listening!Quotes:“At a high level, the [HR] practitioner is being asked to pay differently but the same.”“Don’t be afraid to be wrong . . . The good and the bad with pay equity is that you can’t fix it on one given day, so you have the ability to aim, fire, aim, fire as you go.”Contact:Sean's LinkedInDavid's LinkedInPodcast Manger: Karissa HarrisEmail us!Production by Affogato Media