The People Practices Podcast on healthy workplace assessments
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HR veterans Chuck Heaton, Chuck Kemper and Jason Anderson join forces to discuss why people practices are a vital part of business operations today, and what leaders can do to maximize their efforts. In this edition, the panel convenes on the topic of healthy workplace assessments.
We often attempt to highlight HR’s key areas, but in reality, the entire world of people practices has been ruptured by the events of 2020. Solid certainties have been brushed away, old pressures have increased, and a host of new challenges have arisen.
With this in mind, Chuck Heaton, HRD Thought Leader and HR consultant, has collaborated with a range of HR professionals to delve into the subject, raising and exploring each of the most salient topics.
In the time ahead, the People Practices Podcast and its editorial series will cover pressing issues like executive leadership assessments, healthy workplace assessments, diversity and inclusion, leadership pipelines, and ways of working.
Joining Heaton for the podcast are two veritable HR veterans, whose perspectives will add vital perspectives on knotty issues; Chuck Kemper, a Senior Human Resources Consultant and global HR Executive, with over 25 years of experience leading HR teams in multinational companies.
Jason Anderson is a Senior Human Resources Consultant and global HR Executive, with deep domain experience in compensation, accounting, finance, and with 10 years leading HR Teams in multinational companies. HRD Connect Content Manager Fin Murphy is the moderator.
On the subject of healthy workplace assessments, BODs will often ask if companies have done engagement surveys and may take some time to review and probe into results, but typically they consider this area to be outside their purview and will defer to management for actions.
Our panel argues that gaining a deep understanding of leadership’s ability or inability to create an environment where discretionary effort is on display should be on the BOD agenda as a leading indicator of company prosperity.
The research is overwhelming that engagement levels, when properly measured, have a direct correlation to organizational success in the form of safety, productivity, retention, customer relations, profitability, and shareholder return. Moving in this direction is no longer nice to have, but vital for success.
0.50 – Why healthy workplace assessments have taken on a new urgency
3.20 – Four key themes leader must capitalize on
8.02 – How the COVID pandemic has brought people together
12.24 – The role metrics play in today’s operations
14.07 – New bonds between senior leaders and frontline professionals
15.57 – Innovation in learning and development for employees
18.11 – Focusing on priorities to strengthen the business