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BUSINESS, HR, HUMANITY

HR Latte: UNLEASH 19 with the Incomparable China Gorman

HR Latte, episode #125 [16 minutes]

Rayanne Chats with China Gorman of UNLEASH 19

China Gorman at UNLEASHA little more about China Gorman:

Managing Director – America at UNLEASH
– Former CEO at Great Place to Work & CMG Group
– Former COO at SHRM
– Highly-sought after Board Advisor and Presenter
– She’s a “Players’ Coach”
– AND she’s just the BEST.

Rayanne & China discuss these points:

  • China’s Executive background that brought her to HR
  • What does it mean to be an “Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove“?
  • UNLEASH in Las Vegas on May 14 & 15
  • How UNLEASH is different from all the other HR and HR Technology Conferences
  • How UNLEASH is bringing actual HR Tech Buyers, Vendors, and Analysts together
  • What’s happening at UNLEASH in 2019:
    – Trust & Transparency
    – Digital Transformation
    – Atypical Workforce Models
    – Democratizing Data
    – Workplace Culture
    – The Bridge between Work & Technology
  • UNLEASH World in Paris OCT 22nd & 23rd, 2019

Rayanne has had the amazing opportunity to interview China 5 times over the last several years: she is the first to join the 5-Timer Club. 

You can reach China Gorman at china@unleashgroup.io or connect with him on LinkedIn.
Learn more about the incredible UNLEASH conferences here.

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

Aspen AnalyticsAspen Analytics – Using rich data and metrics, Aspen Analytics provides insight on why and how the largest global employers recruit, develop, promote, and retain their best talent. Using business analytics, we analyze and measure the entire employee life cycle to identify paths to success.Visit AspenAnalytics.io

Aspen Analytics will be at UNLEASH World. For more information, message rayanne@neverenough.media

Rayanne Thorn

Never Enough Media taps into what makes your company different and why your target market needs your product or service. We listen first. The power of truth and integrity in marketing has a direct impact on the bottom line. Your brand is the heartbeat of your company – what are you doing to keep it beating?

HR, HUMANITY

HR Latte: Inclusion of the DisABLED in Media with Film Producer Cory Reeder

HR Latte, episode #124 [33 minutes]

Rayanne Chats with Film Maker Cory Reeder – Writer, Director, Produce

Easter Seals Disability Film ChallengeA little more about Cory Reeder:
– Founder, Renaissance Man Productions
– Music Video Producer
– Los Angeles-based Screenplay Writer
– 5-time participant in the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge
– Advocate for Representation of People with Disabilities in the Media
– Focused on all forms of Inclusion

Rayanne & Cory discuss these points:

Can’t wait to talk with Cory Reeder again — thanks for sharing with us!

You can reach Cory at cory.rmp@gmail.com or connect with him on LinkedIn.
Check out CoryReeder.com or Renaissance Man Productions here.

ALSO – please watch the films produced for the 2019 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

Director Diana Elizabeth Jordan

Participants in the Film Shoot this year.
Director – Diana Elizabeth JordanCerebral Palsy
Lead Actress – Jennifer BeveansCerebral Palsy
Supporting Actor – Areceli AvilaDevelopmental Disability
Supporting Actor – Gitane NeilDown Syndrome
Supporting Actor – Zuely JohnsonCerebral Palsy
Supporting Actor – Patrick StoreyAutism
Supporting Actor – Delvin WilliamsDevelopmental Disability
Wardrobe – Katherine HegertyAutism

And SOOOO many others – big thanks to Easterseals for encouraging and supporting these opportunities.

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

Rayanne ThornNever Enough Media taps into what makes your company different and why your target market needs your product or service. We listen first. The power of truth and integrity in marketing has a direct impact on the bottom line. Your brand is the heartbeat of your company – what are you doing to keep it beating?

HR, Job Search

HR Latte: “My New Job Hunt” with David Perry

HR Latte, episode #123 [28 minutes]

Rayanne Chats with David Perry, aka The Rogue Recruiter

My New Job HuntA little more about David Perry:
– Managing Partner, Perry-Martel International
– Economic Major
– Hiring Greatness – author
– Geurrilla Marketing for Job Hunters, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 – author
– Executive Recruiting for Dummies – author
– Named the Rogue Recruiter by the WSJ

 
 

Rayanne & David discuss these points:

  • The Success of Job Search Boot Camp
  • How My New Job Hunt was launched
  • How long SHOULD it take to get your next job
  • The step-by-step Modules & Learning Platform of My New Job Hunt
  • The New Normal: All Jobs are Temporary
  • Most job hunters will have a new job every 1.5 to 2 years now
  • Why now, since unemployment is so low?
  • People are NO LONGER STAYING in jobs they hate
  • Share the My New Job Hunt Program, and earn back your initial investment
  • Put America Back to Work tour
  • What is the Biggest Mistake Job Seekers Make Today?
  • What SHOULD Job Seekers be Doing today?
  • Be a Value Adder as an Employee
  • Solving the Turnover problem.
  • Let’s Start Solving our Own Problems at HOME.

Very Inspiring, David — thanks for being on HR Latte!

You can reach David Perry at dperry@perrymartel.com or connect with him on LinkedIn.
Check out MY NEW JOB HUNT here.

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

Rayanne ThornNever Enough Media taps into what makes your company different and why your target market needs your product or service. We listen first. The power of truth and integrity in marketing has a direct impact on the bottom line. Your brand is the heartbeat of your company – what are you doing to keep it beating?

HR

HR Latte: AI-driven Talent Analytics from “Talentegy” for Recruiting & Talent Management

HR Latte, episode #122 [36 minutes]

Rayanne welcomes Dwaine Maltais, Co-founder & CEO at Talentegy

AI-Driven Talent AnalyticsA little more about Dwaine Maltais:

– HR/Recruiting Tech Entrepreneur
– Creator of SmartPost
– Launched Hodes iQ and other digital offerings for Bernard Hodes Group
– Driven to share his understanding of tech and to use it for the betterment of talent acquisition & talent management

Rayanne & Dwaine discuss these points:

  • The power and innovation of HR Tech
  • What is Talentegy?
  • HR departments are running too many systems / types of tech
  • Bottomline impacts of Poor experiences of Employees or Job Seekers
  • Can you automate the identification of underlying HR / Recruiting issues?
  • Dwaine’s Female Co-Founders: Shawna Berthold & Stephanie Ralston
  • The endless talk about improving Candidate Experience
  • Finally recognizing the mobile job seeker
  • Former drivers: automation & efficiency, managing people like a supply chain
  • Current driver that has been a missing piece – having the proper measures in place to support the need for change
  • The Shift of Job Search Control to job seekers, applicants, & candidates
  • Talentegy helps companies by giving them visibility of what their systems are doing, achieving, missing
  • How to gain a clear understanding of the necessary changes to HR and their processes
  • How to build a business case for purchasing a new system like Talentegy
  • What are the risks of not addressing “poor experiences” and their impact on business
  • Understanding the content that candidates are interested in and engaged with
  • Catching issues that cause application drop-off & thus, know how to improve
  • Real-time Feedback – does it have to be incentivized?
  • The impact of employer brand on consumer brand

Talentegy is a sophisticated technology, based on three simple principles: measure, alert, and plan.

You can reach Dwaine at dwaine.maltais@talentegy.com or connect on LinkedIn
You can also catch Talentegy team at HR Tech in Las Vegas, Sept 11-14 – catch them in the “Pitch Fest”

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:


Talentegy: an AI-enhanced Talent Analytics Platform that optimizes Recruiting and Talent Management. We help companies continuously monitor Candidate and Employee experience.

HR, SALES

HR Latte: How Efficiency will Affect Hiring with Visage.Jobs

Rayanne Chats Theo Rokos, Chief Revenue Officer at Visage.Jobs

Visage.jobsA little more about Theo Rokos:
– HR Tech Expert
– Founder & Former CEO at GreenJobInterview
– Marketing & Sales
– Incredible Revenue Ideologist
– Sourcing & Recruiting Technologist

Rayanne & Theo discuss these points:

  • Success and Acquisition of GreenJobInterview, by Montage
  • Discovering next steps following the acquisition
  • Sourcing: “Where do I find candidates?”
  • Visage.Jobs: How recruiters, crowdsourcing, and AI will have an impact
  • The Holy Grail: The Passive Candidate
  • Utilizing the Consumer Experience to improve the Candidate Experience
  • The Community Approach to job candidate sourcing
  • Solving the Recruiter Pain of sourcing of QUALITY candidates
  • Challenges that Visage.Jobs will face
  • Gen Z: “Nobody uses email.”
  • Expectations for the Future of Visage.Jobs
  • The HQQ Factor: Hire Quality Quickly
  • How Efficiency Affects Hiring

You can reach Theo at theo@visage.jobs or connect on LinkedIn – You can also catch Visage.jobs team at HR Tech in Las Vegas, Sept 11-14.

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

VisageVisage.Job: Automate your Candidate Pipeline & Outreach.
Visage enables recruiters to work on the things they love and fill more jobs.

HR

HR Latte: Can Bias TRULY Be Removed from the Hiring Process?

Part 1: Melissa Dobbins and Her Quest to Remove Bias in Hiring
Founder and CEO of Career.Place

A little more about Melissa Dobbins:
-Career Technologist
-Understanding the problem is not enough
-She and Co-Founder Gabe Gurman created a radical approach to solving bias in hiring
-Career.Place introduces anonymity to the application process
-Her quest to level the playing field

Melissa joins Rayanne to discuss these points:

  • How Career.Place came about?
  • Her “obsessive need” to solve the problem of bias in hiring
  • On being a Female Tech CEO
  • “Always respect other people and what they bring to the table.”
  • Harnessing Diversity
  • Why Diversity is important
  • Removing Bias is not just something we do to just feel good
  • Removing Bias and Bringing in the right people keeps organizations healthy

You can reach Melissa Dobbins at mdobbins@career.place or connect with here on LinkedIn.

On Twitter

@aCareerPlace
@melissadobbins9
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

removing bias in the workplaceIntroducing a Talent Evaluation Solution like no other. Welcome to hiring reinvented: smart, efficient, accurate, meaningful. Welcome to career.place.

HR Latte is supported by:

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AUTHORS, BUSINESS, LEADERSHIP

Tom Peters: The Excellence Dividend: The Interview!

Best-selling business author and speaker Tom Peters joins us on the show today, to discuss his latest book, The Excellence Dividend.

Click here for the show transcript!

Discussion guide for my conversation with Tom Peters:

Hasn’t everything about doing good, quality work already been said by all authors and business gurus? Why was this book necessary?

Tom PetersSo, what is the Excellence Dividend, exactly?

One of the goals of the book is to discuss and understand the impact of technology on business, but more importantly, to remember what humans can (and always will) do better than a machine, correct?

You talk about EXCELLENCE. Do we ever truly arrive there? Or is the lifelong pursuit of excellence the true mission, the real point to the effort?

“Business IS the community.”

One of the most profound weaknesses of most people in business is their inability to LISTEN. With social media, technology, media, and all the noise, listening is even harder these days. We discuss at length how strength and influence comes with true listening.

In the book, there is an important discussion about joy, and that most people in their work are joyless. We discuss why joy matters, who is responsible for bringing joy to the workplace, and how being joyful inspires creativity and innovation.

Speaking of innovation, Tom and I have an important dialog about not only what innovation truly is, but how you do it. And while most of us overcomplicate, Tom explains how to do it successfully. And it’s just a matter of rolling up your sleeves and trying things.

To wrap the conversation, Tom shares advice on how to adopt the “Excellence Now” philosophy, and how to begin to embed the principles of his book into both our lives and our organizations. Not by sharing a memo, but by building this new culture one person at a time.

You can find Tom Peters’ book right here!

Who is Tom Peters?

Tom Peters is coauthor of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. Seventeen books and thirty-five years later, he’s still at the forefront of the “management guru industry” he single-handedly invented. What’s new? A lot. As CNN said, “While most business gurus milk the same mantra for all its worth, the one-man brand called Tom Peters is still reinventing himself.” His most recent effort is The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work that Wows and Jobs that Last (Vintage, 2018). Tom’s bedrock belief: “Execution is strategy—it’s all about the people and the doing, not the talking and the theory.” In November 2017, Tom received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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HR

Kara Mignanelli and EBrandCon in San Diego

HR Latte welcomes Kara Mignanelli, Esq. 
SVP of People & General Counsel of GSMI, EBrandCon Event Director

EBrandConA little more about Kara Mignanelli:
-HR Compliance to ensure quality and professionalism
-Experience in litigation, compliance, social media, privacy, employment law, intellectual property, estate planning, corporate formation, and risk management.
-Created HR Compliance & Social Recruiting Strategies Conferences
-Created the Governance, Risk Management & Compliance Summit
EBrandCon, May 22-24 at Courtyard by Marriott Liberty Station in San Diego, CA

Kara joins Rayanne to discuss these points:

  • EBrandCon: Employer Branding Strategies Conference Origin & History of Growth
  • 3rd Annual Event in San Diego, CA at Liberty Station
  • Event Agenda
  • This event grew from sessions at the Recruiting Strategies Conference
  • Attendees can customize their learning experience
  • Understand the Need for a Strong Employer Brand
  • Salesforce, Magellan Health, American Airlines, ThermoFisher and so many more companies will be represented through the presenters
  • What Attendees will gain: Information, Education, Networking
  • Check out the Sponsors and there are still sponsorships available

You can reach Kara Mignanelli at china@unleashgroup.io or connect with here on LinkedIn.

On Twitter

@EBrandCon
@Kara Mignanelli
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

EBrandConEmployer Branding Strategies Conference assists practitioners in gaining a strong understanding of the impact of good employer branding.

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers help desk SaaS to enable reduction of administrative & support costs and diagnose & resolve complex HR problems to increase efficiency while improving support.

BUSINESS, CONTRIBUTORS, HUMANITY, PERSONAL GROWTH, SALES

How Communicating Can Cost Seconds but Save an Hour, and Your Job

By Ashley Francis, Contributor and Owner, TURN Studio

In a world today where there are more ways to communicate than ever before, one of our biggest issues as a society is communication. I have spent a lot of time venting about this in my past career as a sales consultant, however, now that I have ventured out as an entrepreneur and started TURN, I realize that we lack communication in every type of relationship, on a much deeper and serious level. Let’s explore.

First off, it might be necessary that we define communication. Merriam-Webster defines it as “a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior. Personal rapport.” Over the last 9 months of developing my own company, I have learned that people must have simply forgot this ever so simple definition…that people have either become so lazy that they can’t exchange or perhaps people have too many options on how to communicate so they get overwhelmed and give up!

Let’s dumb it down: smart phones have text messaging, emailing, direct messaging, and messenger, to name a few. Throw in the laptop and you double the above choices! I’m a little hesitant to mention phone calls because today’s society fears actual conversation…don’t worry, you are not the only one silencing calls.

So where am I going with this? My hope is that you have already had a moment of shaking your head in agreeance. If not, then you must be an extreme introvert who owns your own company that needs no one else but yourself to operate and you must work from home. If you shook your head in agreeance, look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself how many excuses have you have made as to why you have lacked in communication? I will help here: I’m too busy. I forgot to reply. I have kids!! I was in a meeting and then I got busy. Let me insert a motivational line I recently read that hit me hard: “it is not that you are too busy, it is that it is not a priority.”

Let’s first discuss why communication is so important in a professional setting. Every single one of us relies on other people to function, every single day. I personally need so many different people operating at full potential to start TURN, my Indoor Cycling and Strength Studio. From a full detailed marketing plan, an architectural design plan, a budgeting plan, to a simple “yes or no” to a question. Communication is the most important role in starting a company. When I need an answer, regardless of it’s the one I want to hear, I want an answer. I’m sure you can relate to this; simply think about the time you asked an employee to cover a shift for you and crickets…oh the anxiety, right?!

Think about the time you sent an email to your boss, your employee, your coworker, or to your vendor and then from the time you pressed send to the time you finally got a reply you had stirred up so many (negative) thoughts because “you just need a simple response, what in the world is taking the recipient so dang long?!” When someone takes the time out of their busy schedule to write to you, no … you’re not the only busy person, simply reply! Even if it you write “I got your email, I will reply within 24 hours” or “I will get back to you after this conference”! The amount of time it takes to reply, maybe 11 seconds depending on how fat your fingers are, is worth it. You will rise above your colleagues, you will gain more trust from your boss, and you will earn more business from your customers. (read that sentence again but in your King Arthur voice)

Communication is so lost in our world today that the simple examples of showing that you can reply to an email, answer a text, reply to a DM on Instagram or to a message on Facebook, will make you shine like the little star that you are within your company! For the record, just in the last few minutes of me venting, I have replied to 3 emails and 4 text messages. Instant gratification! Not to mention, the most important part of it all, I make that person feel important which then leads to them feeling inclined to do business with me. Let me conclude this segment from a business owner’s perspective, the ones who cannot communicate in a timely matter or the ones that I am constantly having to resend emails to or ask, “did you get my last text?” (because you know, technology these days might lose a text) will be and should be replaced. If you are too busy and if you have reached your max on excuses, then I, the owner of a startup company, am too busy to employ you.

Go on, take a moment now to answer your emails and to reply to your texts. Hell, get crazy and call back the missed calls!

Now let’s entertain myself and discuss communication on a personal level. A quick roll of the eyes and shake of the head because this is the most challenging and intense issue between two people, yet it is SO simple! I’ll start by asking you this: at any given moment during your day, how far away is your phone from your hand? 99.9% of you answered, “in my hand, my pocket, or extremely close to my body at all times.” Even when you go to the restroom, your phone goes with you. Slightly gross but I get it, we all are glued to our phones. The point is, if we are so good at having our phones always on us, then why are we so bad at communicating with people? This is not to ignore the deeper, philosophical reasonings behind why people respond to some things over another, but its simply a time for you to stop and to think about all the times you were “too busy and forgot” to respect another human being enough to answer or to reply. I laugh a little just writing that because Apple clearly has the same pet peeve as me and prove it by making it as simple as double clicking on a text message and boom, you can thumbs up, thumbs down, love, laugh, hype, and even question a text. How simple is that?! Takes less than a second and then you will have proven me wrong, communication is alive!

What crawls under my skin the most is when someone has the audacity to make up some bs excuse as to the why I was not an important enough priority over however long the time was between my initial communication and their reply. Because when we finally are together or are effectively communicating, the person is on their damn phone! Literally, right in front of me, the person is texting, emailing, on social media, or whatever it is on their phone that is more important than the communication taking place with me! I’m guilty of it, you are guilty of it, and unfortunately, us as a society has come to accept it. And yet we wonder why divorce rates consistently rise and why self-worth is constantly being compromised!

Think about how many arguments, whether with your loved one or a friend, could have been avoided if we were better communicators. If instead of ignoring that text or okay, forgetting about that text, you would have replied. Perhaps you would have avoided the hour-long argument. Just one 30 second reply, to avoid an hour-long argument. Time is money, people! Perhaps a simple reply would not make the friend of yours feel insignificant in your life. Have you ever wondered why he didn’t return the communication or why she didn’t just tell you she had other plans and can’t hang out with you? Hurts a bit, right?

My next thought might come across as cold, but then maybe that means it is true for you. We will see. Think about someone you have lost. Whether it was expected or a sudden, traumatic death. Did you find yourself wishing you had more time with that person? We hear stories all the time of the regrets we have when someone passes away. Well then why the hell do we not live each day like it’s whoever it is in our lives’ last day and communicate better?!

Point of my rant is simple: if someone or something is important to you and of value to you, communicate. Be the boss that makes the time to answer your staff. Be the rep that your customer can always depend on for an answer. Be the coworker that your associates can rely on for guidance. Be the employee that your boss can always trust. Be the spouse that your loved one expects to be there. Be the friend that you simply wish your friend was to you. Everyone is busy, everyone is rushing to the next appointment or to carpool. Your excuses, my friend, should be left unread.

At the end of the day, if we learn to communicate, given all our means to do so today, our relationships will be healthier, our partnerships will be stronger, and our sales will be greater. More importantly, you will limit your regrets when someone is no longer here to communicate.

#staygold

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BUSINESS, HR

HR Latte: UNLEASH with China Gorman

HR Latte welcomes China Gorman
Managing Director of UNLEASH America,  Speaker, Advisor, & Author.

UNLEASH 18A little more about China Gorman:
-Serves on a number of boards of directors (profit & non-profit)
-Affiliated as a Leader with the Future Talent Council
-UNLEASHGroup.io: 1st LIVE U.S. Event, May 15-16 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
-Former COO at SHRM
-Former CEO at Great Places to Work

China joins Rayanne to discuss these points:

  • UNLEASH America: 2 Full-Days, 7 different stages – the Future of Conferences
  • The Rebrand of HR Tech World to UNLEASH
  • Curated Attendees to this new conference: what does that mean?
  • Speakers for UNLEASH America
  • Expectations for Content that will be developed
  • UNLEASH Expo Hall
  • Start-Up Echo System
  • The Biggest Difference between THIS Conference and other HR Tech Conferences
  • WHY did China join UNLEASH

You can reach China Gorman at china@unleashgroup.io or connect with here on LinkedIn.

On Twitter

@UNLEASHgroup
@China Gorman
@Ray_anne
and @HRLatte

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

UNLEASHUNLEASH Group (HR Tech World) is more than just business events; we’re here to change the world for the greater good of business. One mission: Unleash Your People!

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers help desk SaaS to enable reduction of administrative & support costs and diagnose & resolve complex HR problems to increase efficiency while improving support.