Podcast Library

The DE Talk monthly podcast features honest and open dialogue between powerhouse industry experts on a variety of HR topics ranging from OFCCP compliance advice to emerging recruitment marketing trends, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and insightful solutions that help infuse new life into your HR strategies.

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DE Talk | Combatting the “She-cession”: Creating Equitable Opportunity for Women

Season 3 • Episode 4

The pandemic changed the U.S. workforce virtually overnight. More than a year later, its impact lingers on, continuing to drive more women out of the workforce. Decades worth of slow progress made by women to catch up to men evaporated in just one year – and the question remains, how many women will return to work? And how does this threaten our economic recovery? Tune in as gender economist Katica Roy, CEO and Founder of Pipeline, shares the setbacks women’s labor force participation has experienced and how equitable skilling and opportunity in the workforce can aid in providing a way for the 2.6 million women to return to the workforce.

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DE Talk | Reality Check: The Role of Employers In Employee Mental Health

Season 3 • Episode 3

For years, employers have recognized the need for mental health support. Now, thanks to the pandemic pause in 2020, employers are looking to break the stigma of mental health care, assess how to make positive strides forward, and create an open dialogue in their workplaces. How can employers create a work culture that supports mental and emotional well-being? Tune in as psychiatrist Dr. Chris Bojrab unpacks the importance of mental health, how it affects the workplace, and steps needed to prioritize mental health and well-being as a business imperative.

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DE Talk | Navigating COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: Employer vs Employee Rights

Season 3 • Episode 2

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, employers around the globe will soon face new challenges: will they require employees to be vaccinated? To get down to the legal nitty gritty, we sat down with employment law expert Jay Wang of Fox, Wang, & Morgan to provide guidance on vaccine mandates, the recent FDA approval, and what this means for employers and employees around the nation.

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DE Talk | Redefining Work: Breaking the 8-to-5 Culture with Remote Work & Future Hiring

Season 3 • Episode 1

There’s no question that the pandemic has changed our outlook on remote work, and redefined many things in our daily lives, including our relationship with work and the future of the workplace itself. For many, this was swift and transformed the way we in human resources recruit, hire, onboard, train, and engage. With employers having to adapt to the profound change, two questions bear consideration — how do employees feel about remote work, and what impact does that have on employers? Dive into this podcast, as Scott Sendelweck of Community Health Network shares insights into tech, remote work, and the future of work as we know it.

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DE Talk | Improving Disability Employment Outcomes

Season 2 • Episode 7

Gaps in employment continue to exist for individuals with disabilities. The National Organization on Disability (NOD) has dedicated its existence to moving the workforce inclusion needle forward by creating resources like the Disability Employment Tracker, Corporate Leadership Council, and the Disability Inclusion Executive Briefing for employers to utilize. NOD President Carol Glazer joined the DE Talk podcast to discuss the organization’s history and how we can improve disability employment outcomes as a community of employers. Tune in to discover how far the disability employment landscape has come in the last five years and how employers have moved through the maturity curve past basic compliance to competency, creating inclusive workforces that attract all skills and abilities.

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DE Talk | Pushing Creative Limits: Using Vibrant Photos & Video to Showcase Your Employer Brand

Season 2 • Episode 6

Over the last year, we have all had to adapt our ways of doing, and creativity has quickly become a lifeline for standing out — especially in today’s competitive workforce. That’s why representing your unique company culture on your website and social media platforms is more critical than ever. In this episode, Drew Palmer and Jordan Hartman of the Recruit Rooster Creative Services team sit down to chat about all things creative in the HR space, and how it can positively impact your recruitment efforts. Listen in as they walk you through the creative process, how to take control of your employment branding, and ways to stay creative during the pandemic.

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DE Talk | Naming, Claiming, & Aiming Your Strengths in 2021

Season 2 • Episode 5

Studies suggest that people spend around eighty percent of their time focused on fixing weaknesses, and only twenty percent of their time trying to build upon strengths in most workplaces. However, we achieve excellence most often when using our strengths—enter the CliftonStrengths assessment. In this episode, Jen Polcer chats with JoDee Curtis from Purple Ink LLC to discuss how CliftonStrengths can transform workplaces from weakness-fixing to strengths-based cultures and use those strengths as a roadmap to becoming our best selves.

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DE Talk | Political Party Changes & OFCCP Compliance: What’s Expected in 2021?

Season 2 • Episode 4

Curveballs have been thrown left and right during 2020, but many transformations remain for the OFCCP, and subsequently federal contractors, as a new administration transitions into power. During this podcast, I sat down with employment law expert John C. Fox of Fox, Wang & Morgan to discuss what contractors need to be mindful of in 2021 and the regulatory agenda the Biden Administration is set to enact in its first term. This is an episode you don’t want to miss as it’s filled with intricate details of the White House transition of power and the emphasis that will soon be placed on pay inequality, nondiscrimination protections for individuals with disabilities, and much more!

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DE Talk | The Weight of Honor: The Story of Military Caregivers

Season 2 • Episode 3

For many, the story of America’s wounded servicemembers is a reminder of the perils of war and uncertainty that exists for those individuals serving. What about the story of the resilient men and women who take on the role of nurse, caregiver, and medical advocate after their wounded loved ones return home? Tune in as Stephanie Howard, the executive producer, director, and writer of the documentary film, The Weight of Honor, discusses this one-of-a-kind documentary and sheds light on the underserved community of 1.1 million post-9/11 military caregivers.

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DE Talk | Disability Education & Accessibility: Overcoming the Digital Divide

Season 2 • Episode 2

When hitting a roadblock, Janet Fiore’s motto is always, “We can figure this out,” and that’s precisely what she did in the realm of disability education. Having a fear of getting it wrong or trying to figure out where to start was a challenge, and the results often lead to overcompensating or overreaching. Janet has cultivated a safe space for learners in The Sierra Group’s DisabilityEtiquette© course and DisabilityRecruiter© Certification. During this podcast, Janet discusses her initial draw to assistive technology, the work of The Sierra Group and its foundation and role in the disability space, and how employers can remove the obstacles to have a fully inclusive workforce.

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