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The HR Sound Off Podcast Show

70 EpisodesProduced by Julie TurneyWebsite

This podcast has been created to help shed light on some of the many misconceptions about the Human Resources profession. To show you who we are at our core and what we are passionate about, which is championing for the people in our organizations. You will learn of our struggles and our fears. You … read more

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Let's Sound Off on Unconscious Beliefs in the Workplace

September 19th, 2021

32:17

Sejal Thakkar is a woman on a mission to bring awareness to the many unconscious beliefs we hold in the workplace that limit our ability to create …

Let's Sound Off on Demystifying Fat Phobia in the Workplace

September 12th, 2021

50:02

Fat phobia is defined as the fear of fatness and fat people and is something that Dr. Joy Cox and I are no strangers to, unfortunately. Dr Cox joins me in this episode to discuss her book, "Fat Girls in Black Bodies: …

The ABC's on Becoming a Great Recruiter

September 7th, 2021

33:53

Adam Posner describes himself as a human connector and has a firm belief that to be the best recruiter, you need to fully understand the needs of …

Let's Sound Off on Intentional Leadership in HR

August 29th, 2021

34:52

If you are an HR Manager, VP, Director, CHRO, how would you describe your leadership style? Are you approachable? Does your team like working with …

Let's Sound Off on Developing A Career in Industrial Relations

August 22nd, 2021

48:04

Judon Bowden is no stranger to Industrial Relations and Compliance. He gives credit to his mother for seeing something in him that moved him to develop his career in HR. Judon joins me in this episode, to touch on one …

Moving From Insight To Action In DEI

August 15th, 2021

42:14

I met Darlene Slaughter earlier this year while I was moderating a panel discussing at the Hacking HR conference on moving from insight to action in DEI. I knew from that moment that we needed to continue the …

Let's Sound Off On Building an Equitable Workforce With Intention

August 8th, 2021

37:49

Aubrey Blanche is an absolutely incredible human being. Aubrey joins me today to talk about her journey in the DEI space and why she is so passionate …

Let's Sound of on Creating a Talent Acquisition Community for Evry1

August 1st, 2021

41:04

Shannon Pritchett is the Head of Community at Hiretual/Evry1 and joins me this week to discuss the Evry1 community and why creating such a forum matters to her. In this episode, we will also discuss:


🎙 What sets Evry1 …

Let's Sound off on Employee Wellbeing

July 12th, 2021

37:26

Gethin Nadin joins me in the sound booth this week to talk about employee wellbeing through the pandemic and beyond. Gethin is an award-winning MBPsS …

Let's Sound Off on HR Tech - Inside the World of Huler

July 4th, 2021

32:49

Nicky Hoyland is the Founder and CEO of Huler and a very dear friend of mine. In this week's episode, we talk about the amazing platform that Nicky …

Let's Sound Off on: The Confessions of an HR Pro

June 20th, 2021

1:06:24

For episode 60, I am joined by the amazing Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid, who is taking over my show to interview me and discuss my new book and more. In this episode you will learn:


My HR origin story

🔸 What inspired me to …

Let's Sound Off on Building People First Cultures

June 13th, 2021

53:19

This is the first episode in a series of shows that will focus on how companies can build intentional People first cultures. My first guest in …

Let's Sound Off on How To Be An HR Boss

June 6th, 2021

37:52

Jameela Hollingsworth, the HR Boss, joins me for this week's episode as we discuss her HR journey.


In this episode, Jameela talks about what it is …

Let's Sound Off on Creating An HR Community As An Introvert

May 23rd, 2021

43:42

My introvert brother Erich Kurschat joins me for this weeks episode of the HR Sound Off Podcast Show. Erich and I first met over 2 years ago when we sat on a panel for the Hacking HR Global Conference. We discussed …

Let's Sound Off on Occupational Safety & Health

May 16th, 2021

31:56

Melony James lives and breathes occupational safety and health. Her passion for this profession exudes in our conversation today as we talk about why HR and occupational health & safety go hand in hand.

In this …

Let's Sound Off on The 9 Faces of HR

May 9th, 2021

45:47

Kris Dunn joins me in the sound booth today to talk about his book "The 9 Faces of HR". If you are struggling to figure out who you are in the HR space, this book is just what you are looking for. In this episode, Kris …

Let's Sound Off on Effective Communication in HR

May 2nd, 2021

49:34

Monique Russell is a communications expert, trainer, podcaster and sought after keynote speaker. In this episode, we discuss how HR professionals can effectively communicate with their leadership team and cover the …

Let's Sound Off on Innovation in HR

April 18th, 2021

40:51

Danielle Tait is a huge advocate for innovation in HR in the Caribbean. It was such a pleasure to sit down and have this conversation with her about how we can move organizations in the Caribbean forward using the …

Let's Sound On: The Life of a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

April 11th, 2021

32:07

What is a CHRO? How do they support the business? What keeps them up at night? Dr. Cassida Jones-Johnson joins me in this episode to answer these questions and more.

Dr. Jones-Johnson has a career that has taken her …

Meet the sponsor: Hiretual

April 4th, 2021

49:44

Winona Rajamohan and Keke Mcclaney join me for this episode to talk about Hiretual. I am so honoured to have Hiretual as a sponsor, and I look forward to working with them for a long time.

Hiretual was made by …

Let's Sound Off on Branding on LinkedIn

March 28th, 2021

54:20

Jarrod Best-Mitchell joins me for episode 50, and this time, we take a little twist as we discuss branding on LinkedIn as an HR Pro.

Jarrod is from the twin-island of Trinidad & Tobago and is known for sales, …

Let's Sound Off on Career Coaching

March 21st, 2021

41:30

Tisha Peters loves career coaching. You can see it in her face when you talk to her, and it was a pleasure to have this conversation with her. In this episode, Tisha and I discuss:

🔸 Doing what you love on the side

🔸 …

Let's Sound Off on Going From The Block To The Board Room

March 14th, 2021

47:51

Khalilah "KO" Olokunola describes herself as an "Impact Architect", and I could not agree with her more. Her story will take your breath away and …

Let's Sound Off on: HR Put Yourself First!

March 7th, 2021

38:36

Laurie Ruettimann is now on my official HR Hero list! It was an absolute pleasure and honor to interview this amazing woman, speaker, podcaster, and …

Let's Sound Off on Creating a Robust DE&I Strategy

February 28th, 2021

46:55

Torin Elis Joins me in this episode for a riveting conversation on how organizations can create a DE&I  strategy that is robust and holds …

Let's Sound Off On: Creating An Intentional Company Culture with Galen Emanuele

February 21st, 2021

1:01:32

Galen Emanuele joins me in this episode to talk about why organizations need to be intentional about creating a culture built on a code of conduct …

Let's Sound Off On Becoming Jobready2dey - Kurtis Tompkins

February 8th, 2021

33:32

Kurtis Tompkins is the Owner of Jobready2dey out of Charlotte, North Carolina, and he is extremely passionate about recruitment. So much so that he …

Let's Sound Off on Building Your Legacy in HR

January 25th, 2021

38:13

Believe it or not, Tim Sackett was born into HR. His early career in the recruitment space started with his mother who was a recruiter and entrepreneur and he is proud to share that she taught him everything he knows.


Let's Sound Off On Employer Branding - Alex Her

January 19th, 2021

30:57

Alex Her joins me in the sound booth to talk about employer branding and how we can succeed as a department of one or more.

Are you maximizing your branding strategy to attract the best talent to your organization?

Let's Sound Off On Bullying In The Workplace - James Guilford

January 11th, 2021

36:52

James Guilford joins me in the sound booth to discuss this very relevant topic. In a time of pandemic, racism and sexism, it is abundantly clear that …

Let's Sound Off on DEI as a Movement not a Moment - Mandisa Diggs

December 28th, 2020

46:23

Mandisa Diggs joins me in the sound booth to close out 2020. In this episode she shares:

Her HR origin story

Why she believes that DEI is a movement and not a moment

Points from her article: I am NOT OK: A Grief …

Let's Sound Off on Self-awareness

December 22nd, 2020

41:29

How self-aware are you?

As HR professionals, we are conscious of giving to others but how do we take care of ourselves, so that we can continue to be of service to others?

In the Soundbooth with me to discuss this and …

Let's Sound Off on Holistic HR

December 16th, 2020

48:46

Aura Telman is one of my nearest and dearest of friends. She is one of the kindest and gentle people I have ever met and it was a pleasure to have this conversation with her. She is the Founder of the now rebranded Aura …

Let's Sound Off on #hrcomunnity

December 7th, 2020

36:33

Over the last year, I have had the awesome privilege of getting to know Tracie Sponenberg. Tracie is smart, humble, and very knowledgable in the HR space. I have learned that we have many things in common and our …

Let's Sound Off on HR Tech

November 24th, 2020

37:42

The amazing Yonica Squires joins me in the sound booth to discuss why it is important to find the right tech for your business.


Yonica is passionate about ensuring that companies have the right tech and that there is a …

Let's Sound Off on Organizational Transformation

November 16th, 2020

50:11

Meighan Newhouse is a powerhouse! She is smart, funny and an amazing advocate for people-first cultures. 

In this episode, Meighan shares:

  • Her HR …

Let's Sound Off on Performance Coaching

November 10th, 2020

1:00:04

As leaders, you want to ensure that you are getting the best out of your team and that does not happen with rigid processes and procedures.

Research shows that teams thrive when they understand the organization's …

Let's Sound off on Career Transitions

November 5th, 2020

35:54

In this episode, we answer the question of how you can make that transition from your current career into HR. My guest in this episode made a …

Let's Sound Off On Meaningful Connections

October 26th, 2020

35:08

Tiffany Jones not only connects people to jobs but she connects mentees to mentors and so much more. When I first met Tiffany, I was amazed at how much she loves recruitment and that she was intentional about putting …

Let's Sound Off on Organizational Development

October 19th, 2020

41:29

Dr. Tana M. Session joins me on this episode to share her thoughts on Organizational Development. I am a huge fan of Dr. Session, she is an organizational development strategist, author, speaker, and in 2017, she was …

Let's Sound Off on Talent Acquisition in the Medical Profession

October 13th, 2020

1:01:17

Wendy Dailey is an awesome Mum, avid blogger, Cohost of the HR Social Hour & HR Wonder Woman podcast shows, and she loves talent acquisition. In …

Let's Sound Off on Connecting Recruitment to Marketing

October 5th, 2020

50:39

Jon Thurmond joins me in the sound booth this week and we talk about his passion for recruitment and why he believes it is connected to Marketing. Jon has a wealth of knowledge to share including his experience in union …

Let's Sound Off on Becoming an HR Consultant

September 29th, 2020

47:23

Charlene Pedro, Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Conventus Consultinc  joins me in the sound booth for this episode. When is the right time to …

Let's Sound off on the need for HR Girlfriends

September 21st, 2020

49:26

Joining me in the sound booth for this episode is Sana' Rasul who is the Chief Girlfriend at HR Girlfriends LLC. One is the loneliest number that …

Let's Sound Off on Amplifying DEI

September 14th, 2020

48:35

Vivian Acquah joins me in the Sound Booth this week to talk about why she felt the need to champion for workplace wellness and how questions from her son forced her to create a virtual summit that she has dubbed the …

Let's Sound off on the CaribHR Forum

September 7th, 2020

54:25

In this episode, Francis Wade of the CaribHR Forum joins me to discuss why he and his beautiful wife saw the need to form this online community and …

Let's Sound Off on GIG HR - When HR get's it's own platform

September 2nd, 2020

43:21

In this episode, I had the privilege of speaking with Emma El-Karout from One Circle an online HR consulting platform. Emma gives us the tea on why …

Let's Sound Off on Agile HR

August 24th, 2020

49:35

Joining me for this episode is my dear friend and mentor through my Agile HR journey, the amazing Natal Dank.

Natal has the most infectious bubbly personality you will ever come accross and is the exact person you need …

Let's Sound Off on Employee Experience

August 9th, 2020

49:55

Joining me in the Sound Booth on this episode is Anthony Vaughn fellow podcaster and host of the E1B2 (Employees 1st Business 2nd) podcast and we are talking about the highs and lows of Employee Experience. What does …

Let's Sound of on Finding the "Best Fit"

July 26th, 2020

45:01

The multitalented Rochelle James joins me in the Sound Booth this week to talk about her HR origin story, recruitment, and writing her first HR book …

Let's Sound Off on Innovating the Workplace

July 20th, 2020

23:32

Bill Banham the Co-Founder of Innovate Work, joins me in this episode to talk about the event series that is fast sweeping the world and heading to the Caribbean. Bill talks about what it takes to create an HR magazine …

Let's Sound Off on Reinventing HR

July 13th, 2020

44:05

Joining me in the Sound Booth this episode is Lucy Adams. Lucy is the CEO of Disruptive HR based in the UK and she has a wealth of experience in the HR field which has led her on this new journey to disrupt the way we …

Let's Sound Off on Reigniting HR

June 29th, 2020

41:59

In this episode, I sound off with Steve Browne, HR Guru and author of the book HR On Purpose. We are talking about how HR can be reignited, by …

Let's Sound Off on Sexual Harassment

June 22nd, 2020

1:00:43

In this episode, I Sound Off with Simmone L. Bowe from the Bahamas on the topic of Sexual Harassment in the workplace. What is Sexual Harassment? Does it only happen to women? Can it happen in the HR space? How do we …

Remote Working Now and for the Future

June 14th, 2020

44:12

This episode I sound off with Dessalen Wood who is the Chief People Officer at Thought Exchange. Dessalen and I talk about her experience working 100% remotely while leading the people experience in her organization, …

We are Hacking HR

June 8th, 2020

1:04:44

Joining me in the Sound Booth this week is Enrique Rubio of Hacking HR. In this episode, we discuss how he came up with the concept for Hacking HR, where this movement is to date, and where it is heading in the future. …

When Recruitment and Culture Converge

May 31st, 2020

26:47

In this episode, I talk to Madison Butler about the special ingredients to recruiting right. Madison is the VP of People & Culture at Sourced …

Let's Sound Off on HR & The Gig Economy

May 18th, 2020

37:55

What is the Gig Economy and what are the chances of this being the way forward for companies coming out of COVID-19? Here to discuss this topic with me in the sound booth is Dr. Rochelle Haynes. Dr. Haynes is very …

The rebellious side of employee engagement

May 3rd, 2020

28:05

In this episode, I talk to Debra Corey, Co-author of the book "Build It: The Rebel Playbook for World Class Employee Engagement". Join us as Debra shares her story of how she got into HR, why it is important to think …

The Future of HR is Disruptive

April 21st, 2020

56:20

In this episode, Jennifer McClure visits the sound booth and we discuss DisruptHR. The speaker event series that she started with her friend Chris Ostoich in 2013 to engage HR and business professionals in her home town …

Living Through Tough Times - COVID-19

March 30th, 2020

20:58

2020 has gotten off to a very rocky start. Everywhere we turn we are bombarded by news reports, WhatsApp messages, e-mails and other forms of social media messaging as it relates to COVID-19. Businesses have been forced …

Digital Upskilling and Reskilling

March 10th, 2020

33:50

In this episode, I talk to Joanna Robinson on the topic of digital upskilling and reskilling. As we think of the future of work and the skills that will be required for the future of work which is now, how do we engage …

The "Bhranding" Equation - Branding + HR = Bhranding

February 24th, 2020

46:31

In this episode, I sound off with Ron Johnson who is the Co-Founder of Blueprint Creative Inc. a branding agency in Barbados. we talk about this …

The Robot-Proof Recruiter

February 9th, 2020

34:28

In this episode of HR Sound Off, I speak to the amazing Katrina Collier about her book "The Robot-Proof Recruiter" and the importance of keeping the …

Mental Health In The Workplace and You

January 26th, 2020

33:39

In this episode, I talk to the very passionate Ms. Jolene king of 246 King Consulting on the topic of mental health in the workplace. The numbers are …

HR Transformation

January 15th, 2020

34:22

In this episode, I explore the world of HR transformation with Perry Timms. Why does HR need to transform? What are we missing and how can we close the gap to give organizations what they require while achieving …

Digital Transformation is not important in HR until...

December 29th, 2019

30:35

In this episode, I sit down with Katrina Sam to talk about the recent digital transformation that she and her team at the Caribbean Development Bank are undergoing to streamline their HR processes and procedures. Join …

Let's Sound off on Men in HR

December 15th, 2019

32:37

According to statistics there are more women in HR than men. Why is that and what can we do to draw more men to the profession? Joining me to sound off on this topic is Shane Howell.

Let's Sound Off On Agile and HR Sitting In a Tree - Rishita Jones

December 2nd, 2019

20:47

In this episode I talk to the very talented Rishita Jones about why HR needs to become more Agile. Known for working in the tech space Agile has become the new way to bring teams together to create products over a …

Welcome to HR Sound Off

December 2nd, 2019

1:19

In this introduction, I explain why I created this podcast and what you can look forward to listening to in the many episodes to come.

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