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Impact Makers

100 EpisodesProduced by Jennifer McClureWebsite

The Impact Makers Podcast with Jennifer McClure is a weekly podcast for people who are interested in making a positive difference in the world not only through their work, but also through how they choose to live their lives.


088: Creating People-First Cultures Through Transparency, Trust, and Transformative HR With Noah Warder

Get ready to reshape your HR practices with our insightful guest, Noah Warder. Noah, a vastly experienced HR strategist, brings a fresh perspective to the table, advocating for a culture that stimulates open dialogue and forethought. He shares his wisdom on how to balance daily tasks and strategic initiatives while also debunking the misconception that effective people practices need to be intricate or costly.

Tackling diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), Noah emphasizes the vital role of a diverse leadership team in recruiting a diverse workforce, and the significance of tying DEI strategies to business objectives. We also dig into Noah's views on trust-building within HR, and his strategies for providing constructive feedback, including the challenge of communicating with those skeptical of HR. Transparency in leadership is also on the agenda, highlighting how openness and clear communication can empower employees and foster greater engagement.

In the closing segments of our conversation, we explore the importance of creating diverse and inclusive spaces as well as some excellent resources like Amplify Academy, People People Group, and People Ops Group. Content marketing in HR isn't left out, with Noah shedding light on how Gusto is leading the way. The episode wraps up with a discussion on the potential of networking platforms like LinkedIn and how to harness them for connection and learning. Prepare to be enlightened and inspired!

Show Highlights:

  • Exploring HR practices and prioritization
  • Effective DEI strategies and business cases
  • Building trust in HR
  • Transparency and trust in leadership
  • Connecting with diverse perspectives and communities
  • Content and learning on Guusto

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