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Impact Makers

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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.


085: Transformative HR Leadership: Embracing Disruption and Shaping the Future of Work

Today, I’m sharing a conversation with you that I had recently with Shari Simpson, who is the Senior Manager of Thought Leadership at Paylocity on the HR Mixtape podcast, which she hosts. 

I asked Shari if I could also share the conversation with you because I thought she asked some great questions about the challenges and opportunities that HR leaders are facing in a world where work and employee expectations have changed forever. 

We discussed how technology and artificial intelligence impacts HR, as well as how HR can lead in the future of work in the areas of attracting and retaining talent, redefining employee engagement, and connecting employees with meaning and purpose in their work. We also touched on how HR leaders can build their influence, and make a significant impact in their organizations as well as the broader HR community.

I encourage you to follow or subscribe to the HR Mixtape podcast so you can listen to more thought-provoking interviews, compliance tips, coffee chats, and the latest HR-related news.

Topics Discussed In Today’s Episode:

  • Key challenges HR leaders are facing now and in the future of work. 
  • How technology is impacting HR and the workplace, and why HR leaders should take a lead role in identifying and implementing new technologies that affect employees.
  • How the consumer experience impacts the employee experience and affects organizations’ ability to be competitive in a challenging labor market.
  • The true meaning of employee engagement, and the biggest levers to make a positive impact.
  • The importance of adopting a learner's mindset, and how to identify resources and thought leaders to learn from in order to identify key insights and strategies that can impact your workplace and career.
  • Tips for how HR leaders can expand their influence, refine their own perspectives and contribute to meaningful conversations in their profession, company, and industry.

People & Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Shari Simpson - LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram

HR Mixtape Podcast

HR Mixtape Podcast — HR Evolved: Navigating Challenges and Embracing the Future with Jennifer McClure

PCTY Talks Podcast — Creating Your Personal HR Brand with Jennifer McClure

Re:Thinking with Adam Grant — ChatGPT did NOT title this podcast (w/ Allie Miller & Ethan Mollick)

Impact Makers Podcast — Defining Return on Workforce Investment in the Future of Work with Dr. Alexander Alonso

Redefining Work Podcast with Lars Schmidt

Punk Rock HR Podcast with Laurie Ruettimann

Digital HR Leaders Podcast with David Green

Kris Dunn - The HR Capitalist 

Noah Warder - LinkedIn

Tracie Sponenberg - LinkedIn

Julie Turney - LinkedIn

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