I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Andy Najjar, Chief Operating Officer at FutureSolve, an HR Tech company that provides high-quality advisory services and people technology for HR and business leaders.
As the Chief Operating Officer at FutureSolve, Andy Najjar is responsible for leading FutureSolve’s global operations and direction. He joined the company with more than 15 years of experience in the talent and Human Resources space. He is a technologist that is focused on how technology is changing the future of work.
Prior to joining FutureSolve, Andy was instrumental in growing companies like HRsmart and TalentGuard from upstart talent management software companies to acquisitions by Deltek and Venture Capital funding. He also plays an advisory role with technology companies innovating in the HR Technology space and assisting in market fit and innovation direction.
FutureSolve was founded by former CHROs of companies like Comcast, Frito Lay, Suntrust Bank, Unisys, and more.
Providing a wide array of technology and strategic CHRO advisory services, FutureSolve helps organizations prepare and position for the Future of Work.
Supporting employee health & wellbeing can be more difficult than it sounds…
Utilization rates can be very low. The HR budget allocates a large proportion to health & wellness components such as an EAP or vitual health consultation services. However, staff often don’t the benefits enough to justify the large expense. On the other hand, if you get rid of the wellness programs, you’ll have staff running off to any one of the competitors’ vacancies down the virtual road.
It’s hard to get the message through. You’ve run general wellness promotions and communications campaigns. Such promotions are usually one-way communication feauturing online Town Hall meetings, promotional posters on the walls, talking points for team meetings, and similar. Unfortunately, it’s all one-way and the message rarely really sinks in, especially since covid ushered in a much more dispersed, hybrid workforce.
Employers try launching such as ‘walking challenges” and other activities but they tend to only skim the surface and don’t have much lasting effect.
Some people don’t stick to their treatment plans which affect workforce attendance, staffing plans, and claims rates. It’s hard to get through to some of these people to take more preventive action.
I recently discovered a very cool solution to these problems . . .
It was a pleasure to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Tom Chamberlain, Founder & CEO of EdLogics, a gamified employee health literacy platform.
Workforce Health Literacy Challenge – Starts October 17th, 2022
For the past few years, HR professionals everywhere have been at the center of the storm, dealing with a global pandemic, lockdowns and transitions back to the office, rising costs, the Great Resignation, and now the Quiet Quitters.
It’s been a tough time for HR pros like you. But now, it’s finally time to have a little fun.
We’re talking cool games, cash prizes, and even a little healthy competition along the way.
And the best part? You’ll be learning about an important topic and helping your organization, all at once.
Join thousands of HR experts across the US in the EdLogics Workforce Health Literacy Challenge. You’ll discover an exciting new way to help your employees improve their health literacy — and at the same time, increase awareness and the appropriate use of your company’s benefit programs. Plus, you may even win some cash!
The Challenge starts on October 17th at 8 am ET. Register for free now!
Tom is the Founder and CEO of EdLogics, a digital health communications company dedicated to transforming the way people learn about health.
Tom has more than thirty years of experience designing innovative educational programs and population health initiatives for the healthcare industry.
Leveraging his experience building innovative healthcare organizations from startup to maturity, Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the development of highly effective consumer engagement solutions designed to change consumer behavior and improve healthcare outcomes.
EdLogics improves the lives of people by engaging and motivating them to learn about important health issues and become better healthcare decision-makers. Through interactive health games, multimedia educational programs, innovative gamification strategies, and rewards for educational achievement, The EdLogics Platform™ makes learning fun and engaging, improves health literacy, measures learning comprehension, and transforms the way consumers learn about health.
I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Mark Gray, Head of Hiring at Invisible Technologies, an outsourcing and automation alternative that provides custom operations support to scaling SMBs.
Mark Gray is the Head of Hiring at Invisible Technologies. He brings 13 years of experience within the talent acquisition field and has led the scaling of multiple start-ups across the globe. He is currently conducting research on the deployability of observed personality traits and their utility in predicting future job performance through the use of AI. His work has been mentioned in various articles and podcasts including (but not limited to) MIT Review, Scientific American, IDA’s Workflow Podcast.
Invisible Technologies is a business process automation platform that automates repetitive digital work by managing and outsourcing recurring tasks to human agents.
Invisible is introducing a new way to get work done. The company brings a digital assistant together with a real human workforce, enabling people to automate and outsource nearly any task. All of your work is coordinated on a digital assembly line where they design and automate the processes, check the work, and return the task completed.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Mark and I talked about:
The partnership and values on which Invisible Technologies was built
How to identify the hidden streams of talent, beyond the CV
How to increase the team’s productivity and autonomy at the same time
Using robotic process automation on codified processes or parts of processes to lower the client’s costs
How Invisible is going to affect the future of work
Every week I receive at least one email from a podcast listener or newsletter reader where the person asks me this question:
“Ben, how do we get more clients/customers for our HR business?“
However, there’s a problem . . .
If you want better outcomes, you need to dive deeper and ask better questions.
In this solo episode of the A Better HR Business podcast I’m going to walk you through some of the typical questions I work through with our HR business marketing clients as we build out and scale up their marketing plans.
Such questions include:
How well is our business positioned?
What are our offers and how good are they?
What are we doing to convert website visitors into sales leads?
What are we doing to nurture our sales leads?
What unpaid marketing channels are we using and how are they performing?
What paid marketing channels are we using and how are they performing?
What are we doing to improve our conversion rates?
I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Supreet Tare, Co-founder of Anywhere, a project management app for busy teams.
Supreet Tare considers himself a developer at heart and a managing director by profession.
Supreet has worked with companies like Infosys Technologies Ltd in the past and has been trying to manage an IT business of his own since 2009. He completed his bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communications stream from Ghasidas University, Bilaspur CG in 2006.
Anywhere is a work operating system specially developed for small and medium emerging teams and startups who need to keep on top of multiple projects, be it Engineering, Product, Sales, Marketing or HR.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Supreet and I talked about:
What is Anywhere.
What led to the formation of Anywhere.
How customers in the HR consulting world and the HR tech world could use Anywhere to better manage their projects and recurring business work.
How Anywhere brings all team members together on one platform with real-time communication.
The planning tools, the automation and the templates Anywhere provides to its users.
I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Hans Donckers, CEO of JiGSO Listen, a team learning platform that helps companies improve team performance by giving them real insights and instantly-tailored action plans.
Hans is co-founder of JiGSO, an AI-powered people analytics solution, and also co-founder of Beanmachine, a consultancy firm in the domains of Organizational Development and HR. Before becoming a consultant and entrepreneur he was a doctoral researcher in philosophy and ethics. He is based in Belgium but serves customers all over the globe.
JiGSO helps HR and business leaders make better decisions, based on data-driven insights and on the expertise of its multidisciplinary team of HR experts, mathematicians, business analysts, and data scientists.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Hans and I talked about:
The big HR issues that companies are trying to fix now.
Why organisations don’t focus on the team level as much as they focus on the individual employee level.
Team learning vs. individual learning.
How JiGSO Listen is using data science and empirical evidence to increase team performance.
Why companies should prioritise the improvement of team performance.
Jigso Listen’s cool free resources on topics such as Failure Reviews, Diversity & Inclusion, and more.
CommReady is an interactive and confidential conversation prep tool.
CommReady combines theories of negotiation and mediation with elements of the “Atlas of Emotions” methodology. CommReady app is an on-hand companion which helps remove the noise from a distressing situation.
Chen’s professional background is in biotechnology engineering, but a Negotiation and Dispute Resolution course from Harvard Law School gave her the idea to create CommReady and turned her into an entrepreneur.
myhrtoolkit is an HR software designed for small-medium businesses in the UK and Europe.
myhrtoolkit makes it easier for SMEs to manage staff admin and legal compliance with highly secure HR software.
Certified with the international data security standard ISO 27001 and rated as excellent on Trustpilot, myhrtoolkit is chosen by more than 1,250 SMEs and used by over 60,000 employees within the UK and Ireland.
SaaS Gurus helps SaaS CEOs and Founders by giving them advanced Finance and Stakeholder Ecosystems to get “the numbers” easily, enable rapid growth, and while saving cash.
Anthony brings a unique mix of medical school training, Six Sigma Black Belt process expertise, and the financial skills of a CFO with two unicorn exits and numerous other start-ups to his credit to provide the world’s most sought-after resource for B2B SaaS company financial strategy and operations.