HR Leadership Series
Listen to weekly episodes with eqtble's Co-founders, Joseph Ifiegbu and Gabe Horwitz as they chat with HR leaders about what companies are doing to understand employee satisfaction, productivity, diversity, and how leaders are approaching the moments of truth.
It’s not about you. It’s about people w/ Tiffany Castagno
This episode features eqtble Co-founders, Joseph and Gabe, in conversation with Tiffany Castagno: the Curator of Culture, and a transformative HR consultant. Here are some of the big points we discussed during this episode: Culture: top-down leadership versus bottom-up leadership The biggest mistakes startups make when it comes to employer branding The current HR and DEI landscape in organizations right now “No Ivy leagues!” How do you hire when your only network is your college? Why company culture is so crucial to business success
June 22, 2022
What If People Actually *Loved* Going To Work? w/ Benjamin Drury
This episode features eqtble Co-founders, Joseph and Gabe, in conversation with Benjamin Drury – AKA The Culture Guy. Benjamin’s excitement and passion drive the flow in this episode, and we were totally inspired by his mission: to create places where people love to work. This was such an exciting, inspiring conversion – and we’re so glad we got Benjamin on the show. Here are some of the big points we discussed during this episode: Reframing the way we see workplace culture Enabling better employee experiences How to build culture in the first stages of a business Recruiting for “culture fit” Cultural cracks: fixing the foundations The link between culture and revenue Can you scale culture in a global business?
June 15, 2022
Company Culture is Built on Shared Passion w/ Emma Dawson
Our guest on this episode is none other than Emma Dawson, an Organizational Psychologist and a prominent, passionate leader in organizational culture. As well as investing in companies, Emma is now an in-demand advisor and consultant, after holding Director-level positions at global companies like LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Coinbase. She spoke to eqtble’s Co-Founders, Joseph and Gabe, in an enlightening conversation about her career path – before tackling the challenges of company culture and the employee experience. Here are some of the big points we discussed during this episode: Hiring and retaining top talent: why is it so hard right now? Growing employees into leaders What can companies do to build a culture for success? How do you balance building a culture with building a business? Hiring for potential versus experience
June 08, 2022
Working Twice as Hard to get Half as Far w/ Bianca Torres
Joseph’s guest in this episode is Bianca Torres. She is a champion of safe psychological spaces at work for people of color, having spearheaded action-based initiatives to help people feel seen and heard at work. Here are some of the big points we discussed during this episode: Psychological safety at work for people of color How strong is the need for allyship at work? Working twice as hard to get half as far If you had unlimited resources, how would you improve work for people of color?
June 02, 2022
Dismantling DEI Tokenism w/ Karine Bah Tahé
In this episode, Joseph talks to Karine Bah Tahé – a public speaker and one of the world’s foremost experts on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She is the CEO of Blue Level, a global DEI training provider. Here are some of the big points we discussed during this episode: How our experience shapes our worldview Women earn less than men – and Black women earn even less Knowledge is power; but who educates the educators? Business as a community; sharing knowledge and empowering everyone How can organizations dismantle DEI tokenism?
May 25, 2022
Organizational change needs honesty, not optimism w/ Santhiago DeVicente
In this episode, eqtble Co-Founders Joseph and Gabe talk to Santhiago DeVicente, a Senior Recruiting Manager at Gusto. Here are some of the big points we discussed during this episode: How do you help your people navigate big changes at work? Getting comfortable with change Enabling vulnerability in the workplace What should leaders do when work gets scary? Where to look when addressing DEI
May 18, 2022
Are We Paying People Fairly? w/ Samantha Feldman
In this episode, eqtble Co-Founders Joseph and Gabe talk to Samantha Feldman – a leading expert on fair compensation and People Analytics. We talk about how her team helps companies through compensation design, pay equity, and what constitutes “fair pay”. It was a great conversation, with so many valuable insights. Here are some of the big points we discussed during this episode: What is a good compensation strategy? Why do salary bands exist? Is it fair to cut remote workers’ pay? How do you measure pay equity? Key takeaway: it’s all about an internal sense of fairness – not the numbers.
May 10, 2022
Introducing: HR Leadership Podcast
Keeping your employees happy and productive takes a lot of thought, resources and planning. But how do you develop effective actionable HR plans? Learn from leaders! Our HR Leadership Podcast Series will give you insights into different efficient and successful leadership styles, as well as the strategies that companies use to get the most out of their teams. We’ve been working on this and we’re super excited to share with you!
May 05, 2022