Shola Kaye is a multi-award-winning speaker and communication consultant who does a wonderful job of helping organisations to create an atmosphere of belonging for their people and to help their people make their full contribution with powerful and effective communication.Continue reading
In 1942, twenty-six-year-old Arnold Daniels volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps. Shipped off to England, he was placed as a flight navigator and his team soon logged more than 30 missions—all without a single combat casualty.
When commanders noted the team’s record, they sent a psychologist in to work with Daniels—to study just what made their teamwork so successful.
This was Daniels’ first introduction to psychometric testing, and what would become a lifetime passion: solving business problems through the lens of understanding individuals.
After the war, he returned to Boston, where he briefly attended Harvard to study workplace psychology. In 1952 he released the first Predictive Index Assessment.
In 1955, Daniels founded PI Worldwide (now called The Predictive Index).
The Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment™ was created through a normative sample of thousands of people and has since been the subject of nearly 500 validation studies. It has received continual updates and today represents a well-established, business-relevant, and scientifically-proven measure of behavioral tendencies in the workplace.
Over six decades since, thousands of organizations have used The Predictive Index in nearly every job and industry around the world.
The Predictive Index helps businesses and organizations all over the globe overcome workplace challenges through a unique blend of scientific behavioral assessments, groundbreaking software, exceptional management training, and professional consulting from the world’s top workplace behavior specialists.
In short, The Predictive Index helps companies understand how their people think and work to help employees maximize their productivity.
The Predictive Index helps more than 8,000 clients across 142 countries; I’ve used it many times in different countries myself, so I was delighted to be joined on the podcast by the CEO of Predictive Index, Mike Zani.Continue reading
Silver Cloud HR works with organisations of all sizes to transform their HR and payroll processes.
As a whole-of-market HR technology consultancy, they deal with a wide range of HR, payroll, and associated systems, including CoreHR, Sage People, SelectHR, iTrent, SAP SuccessFactors, ADP, Peoplesoft, Workday and more.Continue reading
Years ago, I was a fresh-faced young HR graduate in an international, very rules-based company when my first mentor gave me a copy of a book called ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People‘ written by Stephen Covey.
The book had a profound effect on my thinking and on my subsequent career in Human Resources.
It seems, I wasn’t the only one.
The book has sold more than 40 million copies in 40 languages worldwide and remains one of the best selling nonfiction business books in history.
Now listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the FranklinCovey company is considered by many as the world leader in helping organizations achieve results that require lasting changes in human behavior.
I was delighted to be joined on the podcast by the company’s Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership, Scott Miller.Continue reading
Catherine Mattice-Zundel is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007.
Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits.
Catherine has also written three books, one of which the legendary Ken Blanchard called, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic” of workplace bullying.
Catherine’s also been in Forbes.com, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, USA Today, and CNN.
Catherine joined me on the podcast to talk about her business journey and the important change that Civility Partners is bringing to workplaces right across North America.
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“If magic exists, it’s alignment.“ I had a fascinating conversation with Nic Marks, CEO & Founder of employee happiness platform, Friday Pulse.
By measuring positive and negative emotions and systematically collecting feedback, Friday Pulse provides real-time insights on individuals, teams and organizations as they adapt to new realities.
Nic and I had a great conversation about measuring employee happiness and about starting and growing this successful HR Tech business.Continue reading
How often does a law firm make you laugh and teach you something at the same time – on LinkedIn?
The innovative employment law firm, Robinson Ralph, is not your typical law firm.
Follow them on LinkedIn to see what I mean.
I spoke with the firm’s co-founder, Simon Robinson, about why he co-founded the law firm, how they compete with the global firms, about the firm’s very engaging social media presence, and much more.Continue reading
Amit Mishra is a good luck charm for tech companies (find out why in this episode).
Amit is the CEO and Co-Founder of the highly successful online skills assessment company, Interview Mocha.
Interview Mocha is a leading provider of online assessment software for pre-employment skill testing.
The company serves over 1000 clients across the world.
The platform offers over 1500 skill assessments across all the major fields.
I spoke with Amit about how he and the founding team started Interview Mocha, about the future of HR, growing an HR Tech company, and much more.Continue reading
Mark Fenton might not be who you would automatically consider as a campaigner for diverse & inclusive workplaces.
He is white, straight, middle-aged, middle class and married with two kids and a dog.
But, as he says, that’s the point.
Mark has over 20 years’ experience in global financial organisations, with a proven track record in finance, audit and business strategy.
So yes, he’s a “finance guy”.
However, more recently, he ran global diversity and inclusion programmes for the world’s most valuable insurance brand, AXA.
Mark is now the CEO & Founder of MASF Consulting Limited.
We had a fascinating discussion about:Continue reading
Do you get paid for your knowledge and expertise? If so, it might be worthwhile creating your own online course.
In this discussion, online course creation coach, Johnny Beirne, explains exactly how to turn your expertise into an online product which can be sold 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Want more? Johnny will be speaking at the HR Consultants’ Online Conference.Continue reading
Aaron is a global keynote speaker and the #1 best-selling author of the classic B2B sales and growth book:
‘Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com”‘
From Impossible to Inevitable details the hypergrowth playbook of companies like Hubspot, Salesforce.com (the fastest growing multibillion-dollar software company), and EchoSign—aka Adobe Document Services (which catapulted from $0 to $144 million in seven years).
Regardless of the size of your business, you can use the same insights as these notable companies to learn what it really takes to break your own revenue records.
I’ve read the book and loved it. It will help you:
- Pinpoint why you aren’t growing faster
- Understand what it takes to get to hypergrowth
- Nail a niche (the #1 missing growth ingredient)
- What every revenue leader needs to know about building a scalable sales team
During our conversation in Dublin, we talked discussed:
✔️ 02:25 – The idea behind the best-selling book, Predictable Revenue.
✔️ 04:58 – When happened after Salesforce.
✔️ 06:17 – Advice for people wanting to take the plunge and start their own HR business.
✔️ 07:47 – How to nail your business niche.
✔️ 10:32 – Will you miss out on customers and clients if you focus in on a particular niche?
✔️ 13:40 – How to get the right balance between inbound and outbound marketing?
✔️ 15:29 – Jason Lemkin (Aaron’s also super successful co-author of the new B2B growth book).
✔️ 16:42 – Should you [the listener] write a book?
✔️ 25:11 – How to learn more about Aaron and his company.
Outside of writing best-selling books and giving headline speeches at conferences around the world, Aaron is Co-CEO of PredictableRevenue.com, which helps companies grow faster with outbound selling systems.
Aaron’s also a happily married family man with a tribe of children, who, if they’re anything like my kids, leave a joyful trail of toys and playful destruction wherever they go.Continue reading
Benjamin Dell is a fascinating guy. A serial entrepreneur, he has founded a number of very successful software businesses that can help HR companies grow faster.
As I discovered at the recent SaaStock tech conference, Benjamin’s business card says he is the founder and CEO at Missinglettr (a social marketing automation company that automatically creates 12 months’ worth of social content for each blog post you publish) but he has plenty more on the go.
Benjamin and I chatted over coffee about his team’s new venture: Onboardflow. Someone signed up for a trial. Now what? OnboardFlow helps you make sense of your trials so that you can convert more of them.
We also chatted about:
- HeySummit which lets you run pain-free online summits. It’s an excellent platform with an amazing team.
- HelpShelf which combines all of your support resources into one gorgeous widget and then makes sure that it’s available when it matters the most.
- Missinglettr which creates strategic, automated social media campaigns that drive traffic for an entire year. Leaving you to focus on what’s really important.
On the business growth side . . .
- Benjamin shared his advice for other HR tech companies that want to develop either new product functions and or grow faster or grow more extensively.
- We discussed how to engage customers in product development and as advocates.
- And more.
Based in Wroclaw & Krakow in Poland, OpsTalent is a very successful outsourcing or ‘nearshoring’ company that delivers software development & multi-lingual customer support services for some of the world’s most innovative companies.
I spoke with Ken Coyne, Head of Technology at OpsTalent about how the business began (love was involved), how it has grown, and how the company partners with other HR companies and HR consultants.Continue reading
Thinking of expanding your HR business internationally?
Cynthia Dearin is an international business strategist, author and keynote speaker.
In 2015, Cynthia published her first book, Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East & North Africa, which became an Amazon best-seller.
Her second book, Business Beyond Borders: How to Take Your Company Global is due for release in 2019.
We discussed:Continue reading