Season 1

Season 1

EPISODE 29: Steps to Creating a More Diverse, Equal, and Inclusive Workplace Culture
December 14, 2020

EPISODE 29: Steps to Creating a More Diverse, Equal, and Inclusive Workplace Culture

“There is a way to move forward in which everyone can come along for the ride.” Why is it so important for businesses to make a real effort toward offering an inclusive work environment? In this episode of HR in 15, we’re joined once again by Board-Certified career coach and corporate culture consultant, Joy Stephens. Joy’s lifelong passion for social…

EPISODE 28: The Evolution of Diversity in Corporate America with Joy Stephens
November 25, 2020

EPISODE 28: The Evolution of Diversity in Corporate America with Joy Stephens

Diversity In Corporate America – Evolution Of Diversity In The Workplace “How can we make something so inclusive that people ask your employees if you’re hiring? It has to be more than a product or service. It has to be a culture that people want to immerse themselves in.” What makes a business a truly great place to work? Our…

EPISODE 27: PILOT’s Solution to Employee Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT
November 10, 2020

EPISODE 27: PILOT’s Solution to Employee Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT

“You want to make the right thing to do the easiest thing to do.” So says today’s guest Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT, who designed the career coaching software platform to be as frictionless as possible, delivering the extraordinary value of professional coaching through an easy-to-use service that’s available on all devices, and helping to enhance the value…

EPISODE 26: Five Components for Career Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT
November 5, 2020

EPISODE 26: Five Components for Career Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT

What’s the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. Before Ben Brooks founded the career coaching platform PILOT, his own career wound through many industries: rental cars, defense contracting, airlines, insurance, HR & talent management, and workforce analytics & communications. This experience gave him a breadth and versatility that he now draws upon every day. In today’s episode,…

EPISODE 25: Title VII and Ensuring You’re Compliant with Maggie Spell of Jones Walker LLP
November 2, 2020

EPISODE 25: Title VII and Ensuring You’re Compliant with Maggie Spell of Jones Walker LLP

After the Supreme Court’s ruling in June, on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, it’s time for companies to update their policies and practices. Today, Maggie Spell, partner at Jones Walker LLC, lays out and explains the changes that need to be made. Last episode, Maggie walked us through the Supreme Court case itself – how it came…

EPISODE 24: Title VII Prohibits Discrimination in the Workplace with Maggie Spell of Jones Walker LLP
October 29, 2020

EPISODE 24: Title VII Prohibits Discrimination in the Workplace with Maggie Spell of Jones Walker LLP

Amidst all the tumultuous news of 2020, Civil Rights has landed a major victory. Today, Maggie Spell, Partner at Jones Walker LLP, talks with Eric about the transformation decision the Supreme Court made this past June.  Our guest tells the story of three cases of workplace discrimination, where employees were fired because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The…

EPISODE 23: New Strategies and Employee Communication as We Manage Through COVID
October 13, 2020

EPISODE 23: New Strategies and Employee Communication as We Manage Through COVID

Sometimes a crisis brings us together in ways we don’t expect. Today we’re joined by Lisa Marchitelli, Chief Administrative Officer at AFMDA. The American Friends of Magen David Adom is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to support Israeli’s foremost emergency response and disaster relief organization, Magen David Adom. MDA has conducted over a million COVID tests in Israel and…

EPISODE 22: Communicating Grief in the Workplace with R. Glenn Kelly, Coach, Author and Motivational Speaker
September 29, 2020

EPISODE 22: Communicating Grief in the Workplace with R. Glenn Kelly, Coach, Author and Motivational Speaker

There was a time when grief was shunned from the workplace. Of course, this was never realistic. Thankfully we have people like today’s guest, Ron Glenn Kelly, to coach us when grief intersects with our professional lives. Glenn Kelly is a coach, motivational speaker, and author – most recently of Grief in the Workplace – who, since the loss of…

EPISODE 21: Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with CEO of Habitat NYC, Karen Haycox
September 17, 2020

EPISODE 21: Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with CEO of Habitat NYC, Karen Haycox

Diversity impacts everything around us.    We need only consider the experience of today’s guest, Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity New York City. Haycox leads an organization that battles housing inequities in one of the most diverse cities in the world, and she brings a trove of knowledge on the topic.    Issues relating to race, class, and gender (especially…

EPISODE 20: Supporting Shelter at Home with Habitat NYC CEO, Karen Haycox
September 15, 2020

EPISODE 20: Supporting Shelter at Home with Habitat NYC CEO, Karen Haycox

Habitat for Humanity is more than you think, especially in New York City.   Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity in NYC, channels 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, in addition to experience in the for-profit sector. She is involved in several organizations supporting LGBTQ+ and affordable housing causes in New York City.   In this episode, Haycox discusses…