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This Week on HR Labs: The Employee’s Experience In An Employee-First Business

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Cornerstone is proud to bring you Season 2 of HR Labs, a podcast about learning hosted by our very own Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Heidi Spirgi. This season, we’re exploring the importance of learning and development as businesses shift their priorities from shareholders to stakeholders—particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find it on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else you listen to podcasts.

Over the course of its second season, HR Labs has talked a lot about the Business Roundtable agreement and the overall shift of prioritizing stakeholders over shareholders. Our show has discussed the importance of putting employees first, ensuring their needs are met, helping them grow and develop, and giving them autonomy in the workplace.

But how are employees themselves experiencing this business shift? Are companies actually living up to these promises and ideals? And how does that impact employees in their day to day?

In episode four, we go straight to the source and talk to two employees: one from credit card processing company Gravity Payments, who we heard from in episode 3, and another who we heard from in episode 2 and works at the financial services company RSM. We also tapped Cornerstone’s AVP of learning and development, Jeff Miller, to take a closer look at the psychology behind what employees need in the workplace—like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and self-determination theory.

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Check Out The Second Season of HR Labs, A Podcast From Cornerstone

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Check Out The Second Season of HR Labs, A Podcast From Cornerstone

Check out Cornerstone’s HR Labs, a podcast that tells the stories of leaders who have seen the importance of employee development firsthand. Hosted by our very own Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Heidi Spirgi, HR Labs features executives who have mastered the art and science of development, despite challenging odds. Find it on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else you listen to podcasts. +++++ We’re excited to announce the second season of Cornerstone’s podcast, HR Labs. A lot has changed since our first season. The COVID-19 crisis has upended life around the world, placing businesses, economies, families and even governments in uncharted territory. Season Two focuses on the growing trend among companies of prioritizing people over profits, also known as "new capitalism." And the 2019 Business Roundtable Agreement is a notable example: 200 C-level executives from top companies like Visa, Bank of America and Johnson and Johnson committed to investing in employees, supporting the communities they operate in, and adopting more sustainable business practices. In the wake of COVID-19, these conversations are all the more relevant, since it’s the first stress-test of these commitments. In this season’s first episode we’ll hear from Dr. Kelly Monahan, the Talent Lead at Accenture, and Mike Bollinger, the global VP of Cornerstone’s Thought Leadership and Advisory Services. By hearing their perspectives, we’ll begin to get to the heart of why investing in people is one of the best ways to maximize business value—even in a time of crisis. Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 23rd for a brand new episode of HR Labs. And remember to subscribe to the show on your podcast app (or wherever you listen to podcasts) so you never miss an episode. Check out the trailer for the second season of HR Labs below: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/promise-pandemic-how-new-capitalism-is-being-put-to/id1482283780?i=1000471667454

This Week on HR Labs: A Look At the Future of Learning and the Employee-First Business Mindset

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This Week on HR Labs: A Look At the Future of Learning and the Employee-First Business Mindset

Cornerstone is proud to bring you Season 2 of HR Labs, a podcast about learning hosted by our very own Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Heidi Spirgi. This season, we’re exploring the importance of learning and development as businesses shift their priorities from shareholders to stakeholders—particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find it on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else you listen to podcasts. So, what comes next? That’s the central question for our season finale of HR Labs. And here’s what we’ve found: Putting stakeholders and employees first is only going to grow in importance. The current pandemic has underscored the urgency of this new business approach. It’s clear that organizations cannot rebound into old practices. They have to become unbound and continue aiming for agility and flexibility in their operations, objectives and workforce. In this episode, we talk to Jerry Davis, a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, about this shift and how companies should respond. We’ll also explore some of the innovative ways companies are helping their employees keep up with the need for constant learning—like VR technology. We spoke with Kyle Jackson, CEO of virtual reality company Talespin, to get a look into how VR can drastically improve development, new skilling and overall employee growth. Tune in to this week’s episode to hear more: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/2-5-vr-remote-work-and-profits-through-people/id1482283780?i=1000476043939

Introducing HR Labs, a Podcast From Cornerstone OnDemand

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Introducing HR Labs, a Podcast From Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is proud to introduce HR Labs, a brand new podcast that tells the stories of leaders who have seen the importance of employee development firsthand. Hosted by our very own Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Heidi Spirgi, HR Labs will be a four-part series featuring executives who have mastered the art and science of development, despite challenging odds. Find it on Apple Podcasts and everywhere else you listen to podcasts. On the very first episode of HR Labs, we’re telling Melissa Forte’s story. Melissa is currently the manager of talent and organizational development at SiteOne Landscape Supply. She joined the company about a year after it had broken away from its parent company, John Deere, and spun out on its own, going public in June 2016. Before SiteOne, Melissa spent 13 years at Rubbermaid, where she led talent development. Coming to SiteOne when she did was an exciting challenge—without a legacy brand to build off of, Melissa helped the growing company create a unified culture by leaning heavily on development. With no learning and development foundation to inherit from John Deere and a growth model based primarily on acquisition, SiteOne faced a major talent challenge. Not only did it have to define and establish a cohesive culture, it also had to find ways to retain the employees that came on board from various organizations. For Melissa, the answer to SiteOne’s challenges came in the form of gamified development. Enjoy this episode of HR Labs below. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hr-labs/id1482283780

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