The Talent Economy Podcast
The Need For Universal Flexibility
Season 2, Ep. 25
The soul of flexible workplace culture is trust, says Catherine Moy, Chief People Officer of BDO, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms.
Some Questions Asked:
- How did your education and experience with accounting prepare you to lead people? (5:37)
- How has your flexible strategy impacted your ability to attract talent? (20:45)
- What should people teach their children about the future of work, and how will it be different for them?
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- How BDO moved from an individual mindset of “What do I need in my life?" to “How do we function best as a team?”
- Why returning to the old ways of work is dangerous.
- How companies must adapt to support working parents.
- How embracing the changes driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Resignation can create positive outcomes.
Serving the People: How Demand for Convenience Means Demand for Top Talent
Season 2, Ep. 27
Wholesale retailers, such as BJ’s, proved crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only did the pandemic attract customers, but it also necessitated the hiring of new employees and the need to retain current ones. Mark Griffin, Chief Human Resources Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club, discusses the ways in which the company retains and grows its employee base and maintains customer loyalty. Griffin also discusses how the company prioritizes the safety, health, and well-being of its workers and customers.Some Questions Asked:How was BJ’s able to support employees and serve the public at the beginning of the pandemic? (4:31)BJ’s recently acquired the assets and operations of four distribution centers. From an HR standpoint, how do you prepare for merging operations? (10:20)Why is BJ's relocating its headquarters? (13:22)In This Episode, You Will Learn:How BJ’s retains its employees through cultivating an environment of belonging.About actively listening and initiating change around employees’ needs.How BJ’s plans to transition their employees from remote to a hybrid work environment with new, progressive offices.Links:Mark Griffin - BJ’s company profileMark Griffin - LinkedInBJ’s Wholesale Club - LinkedInMichelle Labbe - LinkedInThe Talent Economy podcast
Diverse Opportunities and People: How GE Gas Power Retains Talent
Season 2, Ep. 26
How can large organizations retain their talent and offer upward mobility to their diverse employee pool? Tanya E. Spencer, Chief Diversity Officer for GE Gas Power, describes how GE creates opportunity and fosters inclusivity to meet the changing, and sometimes unpredictable, future of work.Read more: (Toptal link shortener to Staffing show notes)Some Questions Asked:What is the value of a diverse workforce? (7:58)What programs and opportunities does GE Gas Power provide to early-career professionals? (13:09)What advice do you have for future HR leaders? (16:24)Links:The Talent Economy podcastTanya E. Spencer - LinkedInGE Gas Power - LinkedInMichelle Labbe - LinkedInToptal - LinkedIn
People Forward: How Havas Is Unifying Its Workforce
Season 2, Ep. 24
How does an international communications firm ensure employee well-being in times of extreme uncertainty? Patti Clarke, Global Chief Talent Officer of Havas Group, speaks with Michelle Labbe, Toptal’s Chief People Officer, about rising anxiety levels among workers and how companies can help.Some Questions Asked:At almost 200 years old, how does Havas continue to evolve? (2:25)What have you seen in terms of employee engagement trends? What do employees need right now? What will they need in the next six to 12 months?(10:42)How is Havas expanding opportunities for its women employees? (17:27)Links:The Talent Economy podcastPatti Clarke - LinkedInHavas - LinkedInMichelle Labbe - LinkedInToptal - LinkedIn