Episode 14

Oven-Ready HR-Reheated. Key Moments From The Final Six Interviews Of Season 1

In the second of two compilation episodes, amongst other topics, we talk to HR thought leader and author Steve Browne about the danger of not confronting poor workplace behaviour, We talk to expert entrepreneurs Emma Jones and Carl Reader on why start-ups need to build in HR best practice from the beginning, we hear from trans woman Aoife Martin on her journey as the first individual in her company to transition and we talk all things talent with talent expert Marc Effron.

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Oven-Ready HR – Reheated brings a selection of the key moments from Season 1. The second of two compilation episodes revisits the following interviews:

Steve Browne describes an innovative way to hire talent and how poor behaviour defines organisational culture;
Emma Jones recommends that start-up and SME organisations should consider HR best-practice at the beginning of their journey;
Jarmila Yu and Richard Merrin discuss the special relationship or indeed lack of, between the HR and Marketing functions:
Carl Reader looks at the mindset of entrepreneurs when hiring and why under performance is often addressed too late;
Aoife Martin vividly describes her conversation with HR when she reached the decision to transition;
Marc Effron considers whether the rebrand from ‘recruitment’ to ‘talent’ really means anything and how organisational culture affects performance.

Transcript

Welcome to Oven-Ready HR reheated!

We’re giving our listeners the opportunity for a second helping of some of the highlights from Season 1’s interviews.

In the second of two compilation episodes, amongst other topics, we talk to HR thought leader and author Steve Browne about the danger of not confronting poor workplace behaviour, We talk to expert entrepreneurs Emma Jones and Carl Reader on why start-ups need to build in HR best practice from the beginning, we hear from trans woman Aoife Martin on her journey as the first individual in her company to transition and we talk all things talent with talent expert Marc Effron.

First up is Steve Browne who I introduced as the HR Person’s HR Person. His down to earth and pragmatic approach to HR has won him legions of global fans. I talked to him about his organisations innovative approach to hiring and the danger of not confronting poor behaviour.

My next guest Emma Jones, the founder of the UK’s vibrant start-up community Enterprise Nation felt that small firms need to consider HR practices much earlier on in their journey.

Turning to the special relationship between marketing and HR, I had a very entertaining conversation with marketing and PR experts Jarmila Yu and Richard Merrin, as you’ll hear, HR have work to do.

Back to the world of start-ups, serial entrepreneur Carl Reader, the author of the wildly successful BOSS IT Book discusses the mindset of entrepreneurs looking to hire and what he sees as the mistake too many businesses make when faced with underperformance

Next we visit Dublin and talk to Aoife Martin on her journey to become a trans woman. We hear how together Aoife and her HR colleague approached what was new territory for both of them and whether the adoption by many brands of the rainbow flag during Pride events was just a cynical ploy

Lastly, I asked best-selling author and talent expert Marc Effron whether the move to rebrand recruitment as talent was because it sounded sexier and how important organisational culture was in nurturing talent.

Thanks again for listening and we hope you enjoyed this extra slice of interviews!

Season 2 of Oven-Ready is well underway and do check out the latest episode with Reeves Wiedeman a contributing editor with New York on his brilliant book Billion Dollar loser charting the epic fail of the WeWork IPO and it’s messianic former CEO Adam Neumann.

It has been a genuine privilege to hear from all of my guests and I thank them again for their incredible views, insights and experience. But it has been an even greater privilege to be welcomed into listeners, homes, cars, offices, dog walks and exercise regimes. We don’t take your support lightly and hope we have provided a podcast worth listening to. Please do rate and review the Podcast and if you would like to get in touch please email me at chris@ovenreadyhr.com

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