Cohesion podcast

Insights on employee communication, engagement, and productivity

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Cohesion is the premiere podcast for internal comms, HR, and IT professionals, providing structured, high-value, quick-hitting strategies and tactics.

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Learn strategies and tips from experts and Simpplr customers to drive employee satisfaction, productivity, and culture.

Building Better Workplaces with Human Centricity with Hamza Khan, Future of Work & Leadership Expert

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Building better workplaces with human centricity with Hamza Khan, future of work & leadership expert

April 30, 2024

This episode features an interview with Hamza Khan, Future of Work and Leadership Expert. He is the best-selling author of Leadership Reinvented and The Burnout Gamble and is a two-time TEDx Speaker. Hamza challenges organizations to rehumanize their workplaces to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth. His clients include Microsoft, Deloitte, and TikTok.

In this episode, Shawn sits down with Hamza to discuss why work is not working, how to make employees owners, and the no day work week.

Simpplr Podcast Ep 57 - The Future of Employee Experience with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr

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The Future of Employee Experience with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr

April 15, 2024

This episode features an interview with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr. Jordan advises organizations on the influential use of data and analytics to develop strategies that predict outcomes and increase performance. Prior to Simpplr, he was one of the Heads of Employee Experience Strategy at Qualtrics and has consulted hundreds of SaaS companies and global organizations.

In this episode, Shawn and Jordan dive into Simpplr’s “Next in EX — Trends shaping employee experience” ebook. They discuss the importance of personalized and efficient communication platforms, analyzing diverse data sources to create a seamless employee experience, and taking a human-centered approach to AI.

The State of Internal Communications with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr

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The State of Internal Communications with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr

April 9, 2024

This episode features an interview with Jordan Katz, Chief Insights Officer at Simpplr. Jordan advises organizations on the influential use of data and analytics to develop strategies that predict outcomes and increase performance. Prior to Simpplr, he was one of the Heads of Employee Experience Strategy at Qualtrics and has consulted hundreds of SaaS companies and global organizations.

In this episode, Shawn and Jordan dig into Simpplr’s 2024 State of Internal Communications Report. They discuss the most surprising results, creating highly effective teams, and using AI to tailor messages.

Evolving HR Practices in the Age of AI with Josh Bersin, Founder & CEO of The Josh Bersin Company

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Evolving HR practices in the age of AI with Josh Bersin, Founder & CEO of the Josh Bersin Company

March 19, 2024

This episode features an interview with Josh Bersin, Founder and CEO of The Josh Bersin Company. Josh is an analyst, author, educator, and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and the challenges and trends impacting business workforces. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and is often cited as one of the leading HR and workplace industry analysts in the world.

In this episode, Shawn and Josh discuss the post-industrial workforce, building dynamic organizations, and creating superpowered HR through AI.

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Transforming the flawed nature of HR Tech with William Tincup, President & Editor-at-Large at RecruitingDaily.Com

December 12, 2023

This episode features an interview with William Tincup, President and Editor-at-Large of RecruitingDaily.com. William is a writer, speaker, consultant, and investor at the intersection of HR and technology. He has spent the last 20 years studying all aspects of HR and talent acquisition, including practitioners and the tech that serves them.

In this episode, Amanda sits down with William to discuss the excessive amount of tech in HR, user satisfaction versus adoption, and why the ROI of tech is flawed.

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Partnering with product and tech for a better employee experience with Shawnee Irmen-De Anda, Chief People Officer at Thriveworks

November 29, 2023

This episode features an interview with Shawnee Irmen-De Anda, Chief People Officer at Thriveworks. Shawnee has two decades of experience serving as a human resources strategic business partner for growing and well-established healthcare organizations. At Thriveworks, Shawnee leads a first-class people strategy, focusing on expanding team potential and empowering sustainable growth.

In this episode, Amanda sits down with Shawnee to discuss creating brand awareness while recruiting, incorporating tech into the employee experience, and fighting burnout during times of crisis.

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Why every employee should be a leader with Betsy Leatherman, Global President of Consulting Services at Leadership Circle

November 14, 2023

This episode features an interview with Betsy Leatherman, Global President of Consulting Services at Leadership Circle. Betsy has 10 years of experience transforming executives and middle managers into exceptional leaders. In her current role, Betsy helps clients become more effective leaders so they can make decisions that engage and motivate members of their organizations and customers they serve.

In this episode, Amanda and Betsy discuss leadership development, common mistakes leaders make during layoffs, and the two leadership orientations.

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Meet your Host

Amanda Berry

Amanda Berry is the corporate brand and communications manager at Simpplr, the employee experience platform laser-focused on helping its customers streamline employee engagement and communication.

Previously, Amanda worked in internal communications at tech companies, financial services, and higher education. She holds an M.A. in Communications from Indiana University and a B.A. in Communication Studies from Eastern Illinois University.

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