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Jonathan Mayes on staying connected with a peer group

Uncategorized Oct 19, 2021

Jonathan Mayes:
My name is Jonathan Mayes. I'm Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Albertsons Companies.

Jonathan Mayes:
So what would I say to someone who is evaluating whether to come next year? I would say come and here's several reasons why. First of all, just the networking, I mean, just the amazing people I have met today, highly skilled in what they do. Second is just the content of the presentations, I think can just help lift your whole game with regard to all things HR. Third is inspiration. I mean, just coming, just to meet people who can also kind of put wind in your sails. I think those and other reasons are reasons why I would strongly recommend that you come.

Jonathan Mayes:
So one key takeaway I want to share today is just one to acknowledge that bias is real. It's really hard, if not impossible, to completely overcome, but there's hope. And I'm going to share some tools to help people identify bias and also to combat bias.

Jonathan Mayes:

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Navolia Bryan on Staying Engaged in The HR Community

Uncategorized Oct 19, 2021

Chief People Officer of Premier Trailer Leasing

"As an executive... it's important to stay engaged in this need to stay relevant... staying on top of the latest trends & things that are going on... keeps you connected to the resources & the people that help you deliver excellent services for your company."

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HR Mastermind Testimonial - Erica

Uncategorized Oct 19, 2021

VP and Head of HR for Supply Chain at PepsiCo

"...if you are considering joining HR Mastermind, please do. It is a wonderful opportunity to network with people outside of your company. I personally have gotten so much value, having been at one company for a really long time,"

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7 Strategies for CHROs to Help their Talent Acquisition Teams Succeed and Avoid Burnout


Links referenced in vlog:

We are now accepting HR Mastermind applications for CHROs and Direct reports of companies with over 500 employees. Learn more here and book at one time FREE call with Cindy Lu HERE:

HR leaders at the manager level and above at any size company  can join HR Inner Circle can companies can join without an interview HERE:

About the VLOG:

I have been hearing so much about how Talent Acquisition is a huge challenge today for HR leaders and how TA teams are burning out and can't keep up.

So, I recorded a quick 16 minute vlog about the high-level strategies that helped me when we were loosing revenue because we didn't have the talent and the techniques we used to turn things around and even have an amazing pipeline of talent to choose from over time.

  • We decreased time to hire from 3 months to 2 weeks and
  • Turnover numbers plummeted from 50% to 9% because we had actual slates to pick from (and...
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Is it time for a CULTURE refresh? Paul Hoffman, CHRO of Hunt Consolidated in Making Culture your Biggest Asset

Uncategorized Sep 17, 2021

"In The War For Talent, Competition Has Never Been So Fierce" -Forbes

"Gartner Survey Reveals Talent Shortages as Biggest Barrier to Emerging Technologies Adoption" - Gartner

“A War For Talent Is Starting—Spoiler Alert: Workers Will Win” - Forbes

If you are an HR leader, you don't need headlines to tell you how hard it is to retain and attract talent today or that the employees are winning (and that's good news!).

But the change that is required isn’t just more flexibility or more perks - it might require a complete overhaul of your organization's culture. If that's the case, you don't want to miss watching this vlog post.

Our HR Mastermind Groups had the privilege a couple of years ago to have Paul Hoffman, the CHRO of Hunt Consolidated come in and share their journey on how they created an amazing culture even with such global and diverse businesses and now we have made an edited version available to our community.

Hunt is one of the largest privately held...

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Accelerating Talent Development - Nancy Johnson VP Talent at Adtalem and ECC

Uncategorized Aug 23, 2021

This week's vlog post is all about how to accelerate talent development through challenges and changes.

 Nancy Johnson, VP of Talent at Adtalem, and Susan Madonia, Partner at Executive Coaching Connections discuss their own personal experiences on how to find and develop talent in order to execute their companies' business strategy and how to prepare the next generation of leaders for their next step.

In this video, you will hear more details and advice on Nancy's four-part framework which includes...

  • Leadership capabilities
  • Alignment of your talent
  • How to accelerate your talent
  • How to measure if your programs & resources are effective

Ps.  Interested in elevating your career by building a trusted network of Sr. HR Leaders?  Consider joining our HR Inner Circle Group for monthly small group meetings, DE&I time saving resources and HUGE discounts on other products and services:

Join our vendor free group here:

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HR Leaders are Burned Out and How To Get Your Mojo Back - Even If You Are Exhausted!

Uncategorized Aug 22, 2021

They call me Momma Bear of HR and my heart goes out to HR leaders and all that has landed on their lap in the last 18 months.#Pandemic, #DEI&B, #Retention, #GreatResignation, #RTO, #RemoteFirst, #EmployeeMentalHealth

So when this article was posted by one of our HR Circle Facebook members it completely hit home and I couldn’t have described the state of HR any better…

“After 18 months of unrelenting change, HR is burned out, too” 

Here are excerpts from the article..

“...there’s simply too much work to be able to fully step away and prioritize their (HR’s) wellbeing.”

“...(HR leaders) helping companies shift to remote work....drafted every type of business update and filtered down messages from the top, oftentimes bearing the brunt of negative feedback from employees.

“The competition puts more pressure on HR to make sure their organization is offering the best and most attractive benefits, including...

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How to create engaging corporate events with our TED talk coach

Uncategorized Aug 08, 2021

As organizations start bringing corporate events back and are trying to capture the hearts and minds of employees it is important to get the message and delivery right.

Today we interview Stephanie Weaver a public speaking coach since 2011and curator for TEDxSanDiego and organizes TED-style corporate events.

Stephanie shares what she sees organizations do to help their sr. executives deliver engaging and compelling messages in corporate events , customer events and town-halls.  Whether the executives fall in the "I don't need help" or "I hate public speaking" camp they all can benefit from a coach.

She shares with us the different types of talks beyond TED style talks and a framework for HR leaders to help their execs deliver more compelling and engaging communications to their employees and customers.

If you're interested in engaging with Stephanie, you can reach her through her website at:

 ps. Come checkout the results of her coaching...

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Carly Patterson - keynote speaker at this year’s BigHR event.

Uncategorized Aug 04, 2021

I am pleased to announce that Carly Patterson will be our closing keynote speaker at this year’s BigHR event.

Carly Patterson is an all-around champion at the 2004 Olympics and the first all-around champion for the United States at a non-boycotted Olympics.

Watch this quick 6-minute interview and get a preview of Carly's keynote talk about resilience and her thoughts about the Olympics this summer. 

Don't wait another minute to get signed up for the BigHR event today (in-person or virtually)

If you’re a CHRO/CPO, Center of excellence HR leader, head of HR and craving a way to re-connect, re-energize and raise a glass with your peers at our annual invite only event, click the link below to get signed up for this amazing event on September 10, 2021, in-person in West Plano and virtually on-line.

We have limited seating so don’t wait to get your ticket even if you aren’t sure about your schedule yet because...

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The Internal HR Consultants Lunch-n-Learn series - Prewatch Video - 22 minutes

Uncategorized Jul 27, 2021

This post is for Students of the

The Internal HR Consultants Lunch-n-Learn series.


1. Please watch the this 22 minute Pre-watch video* before coming to the first scheduled Lunch-n-Learn.


*Note the slides in video show "Module one" but this is actually the "Pre-watch video" not Module one and originally recorded video say 45 minutes but the actual length is less than 22 minute.


2. Please take a Self Assessment and send to your boss or facilitator before you attend Module 1 training session:

Open and then click file--> make a copy


If you stumbled upon this page and would like access to this program you can buy a copy of the facilitators' guide here:


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