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The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast

HR pros Jon Thurmond and Wendy Dailey talk to other practitioners about connecting, giving back, and building your network. Join us each week for the podcast and the 4th Sunday of each month at 7 PM Eastern for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter!

We're joined by John Friend, Human Resources Manager with PS Industries in Grand Forks, ND, recorded on location at North Dakota SHRM!  We talk about how money was part of his move into HR, the challenges of recruiting in a small town, and how John prepares students as an adjunct professor.

John's recommendation:

https://twitter.com/jbalive

How to reach John:

https://twitter.com/JohnFriends4

https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-friend-phr-shrm-cp-136b194/

This episode is sponsored by balanceTRAK. Visit www.balancetrak.com/social to schedule a demonstration.

Be sure to join us the 4th Sunday of each month for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! 

We're joined by Georgette Cartagena, Human Resources Generalist with Source1 Purchasing in Boca Raton, FL.  A self proclaimed "newbie," we talk about her path to HR, how Georgette found connection through Twitter, and her first conference experience with HRFlorida 19.

Georgette's recommendation:

Kelly Merbler

How to reach Georgette:

https://twitter.com/OddGeoBlue

https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgette-cartagena/

This episode is sponsored by balanceTRAK. Visit www.balancetrak.com/social to schedule a demonstration.

Be sure to join us the 4th Sunday of each month for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! 

In this episode, Wendy & Anne talk to Jennifer Brown, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, entrepreneur, podcaster, and author. We talk about inclusion, the importance of normalizing conversations around diversity, and we spend a bit of time on pronouns.

Links to articles shared in the conversation:

 
Jennifer's podcast The Will to Change 
 
Connect with Jennifer

We're joined by Jenni Stone, Human Resources Director and Partner of HR Shield in Greenville, SC.  We talk about Jenni's very unique first HR job, taking part in the SHRM19 Blog Squad, and what it's like to have "helium hands."

Jenni's recommendation:

Tracie Sponenberg

How to reach Jenni:

https://twitter.com/HRRockStar1

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennistone/

This episode is sponsored by balanceTRAK. Visit www.balancetrak.com/social to schedule a demonstration.

Be sure to join us the 4th Sunday of each month for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! 

In this special episode, we're joined by Manoj Tiwari, Vice President of Business & Product Development for balanceTRAK, our sponsor for the month of September.  We talk about Manoj's career in HR technology and helping customers find the best solutions, how balanceTRAK differentiates from other Applicant Tracking Systems on the market, and Manoj shares his love of music and theater.  

Manoj's recommendations:

https://twitter.com/Madtarquin (Madeline Laurano)

https://twitter.com/TimSackett

How to reach Manoj:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/manoj-tiwari-0977b53/

https://twitter.com/TalentTechie

Visit www.balancetrak.com/social to schedule a demo, and join us on 09/22/19 for our monthly #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter being co-hosted by balanceTRAK!

We're joined by Khalilah "KO" Olokunola, VP of Human Resources for TRU Colors Brewing in Wilmington, NC.  We talk about KO's journey from losing her name to the Department of Corrections to becoming an HR professional, the importance of building the right culture for an organization, and KO offers ideas on how other HR practitioners can work through resistance when it comes to "second chance" hiring.  

KO's recommendation:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerie-d-miller/

How to reach KO:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/khalilah-ko-olokunola-5128ba55/

https://twitter.com/Khalilahequips

http://www.khalilaholokunola.com/

This episode is sponsored by balanceTRAK. Visit www.balancetrak.com/social to schedule a demonstration.

Be sure to join us the 4th Sunday of each month for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! 

In this special "live on tape" recording, we talk to the rest of the social media team for HR Florida's 2019 conference: Jazmine Wilkes, Amanda Brunson, and Lorena Pabón.  We catch up with everyone about what they're doing now outside of the conference, the highlights of HRFL19, the perks of being a VIP, and laugh a lot.  It was great to spend time with all these amazing HR pros at a fantastic event.

How to reach Jazmine:

https://twitter.com/HRJazzy

How to reach Amanda:

https://twitter.com/TheHRPanda

How to reach Lorena:

https://twitter.com/lpabonhr

Thanks again to Heather Deyrieux, Deborah Herman, and the entire #HRFL19 committee for having us take part!

We're joined by Erin Stevens, Corporate Recruiter with MasterBrand Cabinets in the Louisville, KY area. We talk about moving from music into HR, getting involved with SHRM at the local level early in her career, and NCIS gets even more love from another guest.

Erin's recommendation:

https://twitter.com/HR2CEO (Mike Shaw)

How to reach Erin:

https://twitter.com/ErinMStevens

https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinmstevensphr/

International listeners, you truly are our superfriends!  Thanks for being part of our community, please contact us so we can get to know you better.

Be sure to join us the 4th Sunday of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter!

We're joined by Vadim Liberman, Strategy & Insights lead with The Starr Conspiracy in New York City.  We talk about being a workplace renegade, Disrupt HR, what we really mean when we talk about "authentic self" in the workplace, and Vadim gives his honest opinion on Independence Day 2.

Vadim's recommendation:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dinafriedel/

How to reach Vadim:

https://vadimliberman.com/

Be sure to join us the 4th Sunday of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter!

Wendy & Anne talk to Kellie Wagner, a DEI expert, CEO and Founder of The Collective-A DEI lab  https://hello-collective.com/.  We talk a lot about inclusion.We love the work that Kellie is doing in this area and can't wait to see what they do next.

Kellie's recommendations:
 
 
Where to find Kellie:
 

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