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HR Heroes

HR Heroes

By Breathe
HR Heroes by Breathe shares the stories of small businesses who recognise that their people are key to their business success.

Join Jonathan Richards, CEO of Breathe, and his guests, as they discuss their people management stories.

Covering everything from company culture to productivity and the future of work.
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#4 Wendy Read on building a pro-employee culture

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HR Heroes Podcast: #6 David Lewis and the winners of the Breathe Culture leaders list
Fresh from announcing our Top 25 SME Culture Leaders list, Jonathan interviews the business leaders of the organisations who are putting their company culture firmly at the heart of their business strategy. In this episode, Jonathan Richards interviews another one of the Breathe Culture leaders winners. David Lewis is the CEO of Lewis, a creative and digital marekting agency in Edingburgh and the winners of the 2018 Breathe Culture Leader list. References Top 25 UK SME Culture Leaders: www.breathehr.com/blog/uk-top-25-sme-culture-leaders Breathe Culture Pledge: https://www.breathehr.com/pledge Magenta Associates: https://www.lewis.co.uk
48:20
February 28, 2019
HR Heroes Podcast: #5 Cathy Hayward on creating a culture that works for everyone
Fresh from announcing our Top 25 SME Culture Leaders list, Jonathan interviews the business leaders of the organisations who are putting their company culture firmly at the heart of their business strategy. In this episode, Jonathan Richards interviews another one of the Breathe Culture leaders winners. Cathy Hayward is the Managing Director of Magenta Associates, a successful PR, marketing and design company based in Brighton. References Top 25 UK SME Culture Leaders: www.breathehr.com/blog/uk-top-25-sme-culture-leaders Magenta Associates: https://www.magentaassociates.co.uk/
42:02
November 19, 2018
#4 Wendy Read on building a pro-employee culture
Fresh from announcing our Top 25 SME Culture Leaders list, Jonathan interviews the business leaders of the organisations who are putting their company culture firmly at the heart of their business strategy. In this episode, Wendy Read, MD of HR Revolution, joins Jonathan to talk about her company's mission to revolutionise HR and why it needed a shake up. The pair also chat about positive HR, and how by having an adult environment and a pro-employee focus, you can build an award winning culture. References Top 25 UK SME Culture Leaders: www.breathehr.com/blog/uk-top-25-sme-culture-leaders HR Revolution: https://hrrevolution.co.uk/
40:58
October 25, 2018
#3 Nikki Gatenby on culture as a business strategy
Fresh from announcing our Top 25 SME Culture Leaders list, Jonathan interviews the business leaders of the organisations who are putting their company culture firmly at the heart of their business strategy. In this episode, Nikki Gatenby, Owner and MD of digital search agency, Propellernet, joins Jonathan to talk about how culture IS their business strategy and how that helped transform them from an unremarkable agency into a global, multi-award winning player. Nikki talks openly about Propellernet's mission to make life better for their clients, their employees, and their community. She explains how innovation and adventure has led to helping make employees' dreams come true, creating new product offerings for the PR industry, and writing a book to document the journey that they have been on. References Top 25 UK SME Culture Leaders: www.breathehr.com/blog/uk-top-25-sme-culture-leaders Woohoo inc: https://woohooinc.com Superengaged:https://superengaged.co.uk/
43:16
October 15, 2018
#2 Gemma Spinks on making culture a business priority
Fresh from announcing our Top 25 SME Culture Leaders list, Jonathan interviews the business leaders of the organisations who are putting their company culture firmly at the heart of their business strategy. In this episode, Gemma Spinks, Director of NeoPR, joins Jonathan to talk about how they have made culture a business priority as a result of their predominantly millennial workforce. Gemma believes that to make company culture a business priority its important to give your people a voice and to listen. She shares a few ways that NeoPR gives their employees a voice and supports them in influencing change. References: Top 25 UK SME Culture Leaders: www.breathehr.com/blog/uk-top-25-sme-culture-leaders
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September 26, 2018
#1 Rob May on communicating company culture to stakeholders
Fresh from announcing our Top 25 SME Culture Leaders list, Jonathan interviews the business leaders at the helm of the organisations who are putting their company culture firmly at the heart of their business strategy. In this episode, Rob May, MD of IT solutions company, Ramsac, joins Jonathan to talk about how Ramsac communicates their company culture to their stakeholders. Whether that's new starters, current employees or their customers. He shares what company culture means to him and how something as simple as a cauliflower can be used to challenge your expectations. References: Top 25 UK SME Culture Leaders: https://www.breathehr.com/blog/uk-top-25-sme-culture-leaders Ramsac Culture Book: https://www.ramsac.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Culture-book-volume-2-low-res2.pdf
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September 13, 2018