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In the Workplace: November 30, 2017

Hosts Peter Cappelli and Dan O’Meara are joined by Violaine Roussel (Professor of Sociology; Affiliated Faculty, University of Southern California; Author of “Representing Talent: Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies”, University of Paris VIII), Stephanie Procyk (Manager, Research, Public Policy and Evaluation, United Way Toronto & York Region), and Robin Richards (CEO and Co-Founder, CareerArc) on the Thursday, November 30, 2017 edition of In the Workplace.

Air Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 on SiriusXM 132

In the Workplace: November 30, 2017 17:00

Air Time: 5:00 pm
Featuring: Stephanie Procyk

In the Workplace: November 30, 2017 17:30

Air Time: 5:30 pm
Featuring: Violaine Roussel

In the Workplace: November 30, 2017 18:00

Air Time: 6:00 pm
Featuring: Robin Richards

Featured Guests

Violaine Roussel

Professor of Sociology; Affiliated Faculty, University of Southern California; Author of “Representing Talent: Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies”, University of Paris VIII

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Violaine Roussel is Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris 8 and Research Fellow at CRESPPA-CNRS (Center for Sociological and Political Research in Paris—French National Agency for Scientific Research), as well as Affiliated Faculty at the University of Southern California. A specialist of the entertainment industries and Hollywood as a professional system, she recently published Representing Talent. Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and Brokerage and Production in the American and French Entertainment Industries (Lexington Books, 2015, with Denise Bielby). She has also worked and published on art and engagement, including, in 2016, How To Do Politics With Art (Routledge, with Anurima Banerji), Voicing Dissent (Routledge, 2010, with Bleuwenn Lechaux) and Art vs War: Les artistes américains contre la guerre en Irak (Presses de Sciences Po, 2011).

Current research topics

Hollywood talent agents; Brokers and middlemen in cultural industries;

Sociology of film and digital media

The production of popular culture

Art(s) and politics (USA); French/American comparison

Occupations and politics

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Representing-Talent-Hollywood-Agents-Making/dp/022648694X
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Stephanie Procyk

Manager, Research, Public Policy and Evaluation, United Way Toronto & York Region

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Stephanie Procyk is the Manager of Research, Public Policy and Evaluation at United Way Toronto & York Region. In this role, she has led United Way’s work on precarious employment in collaboration with McMaster University and the Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario Research Group (PEPSO). Her work includes several high-profile reports including Building Better Business Outcomes Through Workforce Security (2017), The Opportunity Equation (2017 second edition; 2015 first edition), The Precarity Penalty (2015) and It’s More than Poverty (2013). Her new edited collection with Fernwood Press, due out in December, is Precarious Employment: Causes, Consequences and Remedies, co-edited with Wayne Lewchuk and John Shields. Stephanie previously worked in consulting with Open Policy Ontario and with mental health and labour organizing in Chicago. She completed her BA at McGill University and her Master of Public Policy at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy.

Twitter – @unitedwaytyr
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Robin Richards

CEO and Co-Founder, CareerArc

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Robin D. Richards is a proven entrepreneur and visionary strategist currently serving as CEO and co-founder of CareerArc –a leading HR technology company powering employer branding solutions that help business leaders recruit and transition the modern workforce. He was the founding president and CEO of MP3.com, the web’s first online music provider, and took part in the first wave of online e-commerce with Tickets.com. He also founded Notification Technology Group, an emergency-notification provider, which was acquired by Blackboard Inc. in 2007. Honored as a Readers’ Favorite in Inc. Magazine’s 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Mr. Richards has also received Customer Interaction Solutions Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the LAVA (Los Angeles Venture Association) Award for Best M&A.
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