Talking HR Technology with The HR Bartender

Today’s post comes to us from the executive director of The Workforce Institute, Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR.

I recently had the pleasure of joining longtime Workforce Institute board member and the HR Bartender, Sharlyn Lauby, on her brand new podcast, The HR Bartender Show, to talk about importance of providing employees with effective technology.

Sharlyn is easy to talk to, incredibly thoughtful, and always thinking about how to make working life better for employees, managers and employers. In short: she’s the perfect HR podcast host.

We covered a lot of ground in our conversation: from how the COVID-19 pandemic exposed shortcomings in technology strategies for many organizations, to how and when organizations may (or may not) bring those employees back to in-person working environments and how technology can help enable this. We talk about scheduling, attendance, hiring, onboarding, “grey-collar” employees, and trust in the modern workplace. It was a lot of fun.

If you have a half hour to listen, please tune in HERE (you can take us on a walk or in your car) or if reading is more your style, you can read the transcript HERE.

Thanks again to Sharlyn for having me on – I look forward to many more conversations in the future and don’t forget to subscribe to The HR Bartender Show wherever you get your podcasts!

3 thoughts on “Talking HR Technology with The HR Bartender

  1. This podcast was quite informative and well done! Always enjoy listening to Sharlyn and Chris discuss technology and how it can help both the organization (by facilitating better outcomes while lowering expenses) and also help employees by allowing them to spend less time struggling with antiquated processes to transact common employment tasks, such as clocking-in or out using manual processes instead of commonly available technology, and therefore freeing up their time so they can be more productive or focus on higher level tasks. These outcomes seem even more critical in 2021 and 2022 with our shifting work models.

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