Recent Guests

Kelly Kay
Kelly Kay

Partner
Heidrick & Struggles
http://www.heidrick.com

Kelly O. Kay is a partner at Heidrick & Struggles; he leads the firm’s software & internet sector and co-leads the mobility sector. Based in the San Francisco office, he conducts searches on a worldwide basis for a wide range of technology companies, focusing on the board, CEO, and sales and marketing officer roles.

Episode: 9/21/2017 @5:00 PM


Dr. Kelly Goldsmith
Dr. Kelly Goldsmith

Associate Professor
Owen Graduate School of Management
http://business.vanderbilt.edu

Professor Goldsmith is a behavioral scientist whose research examines consumers’ psychological and behavioral responses to uncertainty. Her research is highly interdisciplinary in nature, drawing upon theories and methods from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, cognitive and social psychology, economics, evolutionary biology and marketing. As part of her research, she conducts controlled experiments in typical consumer contexts, which allows her to ground her theories in relevant marketplace phenomena. Because her research bridges theory and practice, it contributes not only to more nuanced theories of consumer decision making, but also to new techniques for marketers, firms and policy makers. Professor Goldsmith’s work has appeared in several top marketing and psychology journals. She also serves on the editorial review boards for the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Consumer Research.

Twitter - @profgoldsmith

Episode: 9/21/2017 @5:00 PM


John Helliwell
John Helliwell

Professor Emeritus; Distinguished Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
University of British Columbia, Vancouver School of Economics
http://faculty.arts.ubc.ca/jhelliwell/

John F. Helliwell is Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and co-director (with George Akerlof) of CIFAR's program on "Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being". He is also Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a member of the National Statistics Council, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously visiting special advisor at the Bank of Canada in 2003-04, visiting research fellow of Merton College, Oxford, in 2003, of St. Catherine's College, Oxford, in 2001, and Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard in 1991-94. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Episode: 9/14/2017 @6:00 PM


Joanna Bloor
Joanna Bloor

Professional Development Expert
http://www.joannabloor.com

People Accelerator, Futurist/Technology Nerd, Belief Agent for Brave and Curious Women, and Founder of The Amplify Lab. Joanna believes that if every decision made about you and your opportunities are made in a room you’re not in then you should have a plan. Because in your life there is no professional conversation more important.

Twitter - @joannabloor

Episode: 9/14/2017 @5:00 PM


Rebecca Ray PhD
Rebecca Ray PhD

Executive Vice President of the Knowledge Organization
The Conference Board
https://www.conference-board.org/

Rebecca Ray is the Executive Vice President of the Knowledge Organization at The Conference Board. She is a co-author of The Conference Board’s 2017 Job Satisfaction survey. She leads the global Human Capital practice and has oversight of the research planning and dissemination process for all three practices areas (Corporate Leadership, Economy & Business Environment, and Human Capital) and is responsible for the research agenda. Ray is the co-author of numerous publications with a focus on leadership development. She has taught at Oxford and New York Universities and led a consulting practice for many years, offering leadership assessment and development services to Fortune 500 companies and top-tier professional services firms. Read her full bio here: https://www.conference-board.org/bio/index.cfm?bio id=1088

Twitter - @RebeccaLeaRay

Episode: 9/7/2017 @6:00 PM


Rahim Fazal
Rahim Fazal

Co-Founder, CEO
SVAcademy
http://www.SV.Academy

Raised in government housing in Vancouver, Canada to immigrant, East African parents, Rahim Fazal went on to found three startups before the age of 30 -- all without a college degree.

Today, Rahim is the CEO and co-founder of SVAcademy, an apprenticeship platform aiming to drive 1M+ women and minorities into new economy careers in sales and business development.

Prior to SVAcademy, Rahim was the CEO and co-founder of Involver, a social media marketing platform used by 2M small businesses and Fortune 500 brands like Nike, Best Buy, Target, and MTV. Rahim helped lead the company's acquisition by Oracle where he remained for three years as a product development executive.

Beyond that, Rahim has been honored at The White House with an Empact 100 Award by Startup America and The Kauffman Foundation, named one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in America by Inc Magazine, one of the Top 40 Under 40 by the San Francisco Business Times, and one of the Top 25 Digital Th(Show Full Bio)ought-Leaders by iMedia. He was the youngest student ever accepted into his MBA program without an undergraduate degree and is well-known for his popular TEDx talk, “How Getting Fired from McDonald's Changed My Life.”

Personal Site - www.rahimfazal.com

Episode: 9/7/2017 @6:30 PM


Michelle Kan
Michelle Kan

Associate Director of the Knowledge Organization
The Conference Board
https://www.conference-board.org/

Michelle Kan is the Associate Director of the Knowledge Organization at The Conference Board. She is a co-author of The Conference Board’s 2017 Job Satisfaction survey. She is responsible for supporting the research agenda and coordinating cross-practice enterprise-wide research projects. In addition to research in diversity and inclusion and talent management, she is the project manager for the annual global C-Suite ChallengeTM (formerly The Conference Board CEO Challenge®). Read her full bio here: https://www.conference-board.org/bio/index.cfm?bioid=3217

Episode: 9/7/2017 @6:00 PM


Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt

Partner; Vice Chair of Labor and Employment Department; Attorney; Creator of "Employment Law Now" Podcast
Cozen O'Connor
http://www.cozen.com

Michael C. Schmidt is the vice chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department, and the office managing partner, vice chair, of the New York Midtown office, where he is resident.

For more than two decades, Mike has concentrated his practice on representing companies and management in all facets of employment law, such as: (i) defense in litigation involving wage and hour (overtime and unpaid compensation), discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistle-blowing, noncompetes and trade secrets, and disability and other leave-related issues, including claims covered under EPLI (employment practices liability insurance) policies; (ii) day-to-day counseling and in-house training on issues from hiring to firing, and other questions unique to his client’s industries and business; and (iii) drafting and reviewing employment agreements, termination and severance agreements, confidentiality and non-competes, and employment policies and manuals. A substantial portion of Mike’s practi(Show Full Bio)ce is devoted to maintaining collaborative relationships with his clients, and developing appropriate strategies to avoid litigation and minimize potential exposure in the area of employee relations. He has tried cases and argued appeals in federal and state courts, and has represented companies (non-union and union) in arbitration, and before federal and state administrative agencies such as the EEOC, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the Department of Labor (state and federal), OSHA, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Mike is an adjunct professor of law at Touro Law School (Central Islip, N.Y.), where he teaches a course on Employment Law, and is called upon regularly as a course planner and speaker for conferences, seminars and continuing legal education programs addressing employment law issues and developments. Mike has been frequently quoted on employment law topics, and is regularly interviewed by trade publications and national journals (online and “traditional”) for his opinions on legal trends. He is proud to be the publisher and editor of a blog devoted to the interplay between social media and employment law, an extremely topical and significant area of law for employers in this new technology era (Social Media Employment Law Blog). Mike also records and produces a podcast called Employment Law Now, which brings listeners the latest trends, news, and updates in employment law topics. Mike is also an Advisory Board member for Bloomberg BNA's Social Media & Policy Report.

Beyond his regular client practice, Mike serves as the chairman of the board of directors of AfterSchool All-Stars of New York, a New York chapter of a national charitable organization founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the mid-1990’s to provide after-school and summer programs for inner-city youth. He also spends significant time providing pro bono counsel to various organizations and individuals who are less able to afford representation in times of need.

Mike earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Brandeis University in 1990. He earned his law degree, with distinction, from Hofstra University School of Law in 1993, where he was a notes and comments editor of the Hofstra Law Review.

Twitter - @MSchmidtEmpLaw
Employment Law Now Podcast - www.employmentlawnow.com

Episode: 9/7/2017 @5:30 PM


Louis Uchitelle
Louis Uchitelle

Contract Writer
The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/

Louis Uchitelle covered economics and labor issues for The New York Times for twenty-five years. Before that, as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press, he covered the American occupation of the Dominican Republic in the 1960's, and the rise of a guerrilla movement in Argentina. He is the author of the "Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences."

Episodes: 8/31/2017 @6:30 PM, 7/13/2017 @6:30 PM


Finn Murphy
Finn Murphy

Trucker; Author of "The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road"
http:// FinnMurphy.net

Finn Murphy grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Colorado. He started working as a long-haul trucker in 1980. The Long Haul is his first book.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Long-Haul-Truckers-Tales-Life-ebook/dp/B01M2XRQ50

Episodes: 8/31/2017 @5:00 PM, 7/13/2017 @5:00 PM


Marcus Buckingham
Marcus Buckingham

Founder; Creator of StrengthsFinder
The Marcus Buckingham Company
http://marcusbuckingham.com

In a world where efficiency and competency rule the workplace, where do personal strengths fit in?

It's a complex question, one that intrigued Cambridge-educated Marcus Buckingham so greatly, he set out to answer it by challenging years of social theory and utilizing his nearly two decades of research experience as a Sr. Researcher at The Gallup Organization to break through the preconceptions about achievement and get to the core of what drives success.

The result of his persistence, and arguably the definitive answer to the strengths question, can be found in Buckingham's trio of best-selling books, First, Break All the Rules (coauthored with Curt Coffman, Simon & Schuster, 1999); Now, Discover Your Strengths (coauthored with Donald O. Clifton, The Free Press, 2001); and The One Thing You Need to Know (The Free Press, 2005), in which the author gives important insights to maximizing strengths, understanding the crucial differences between leadership and management, an(Show Full Bio)d fulfilling the quest for long-lasting personal success.

What would happen if men and women spent more than 75% of each day on the job using their strongest skills and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they wanted to do?

According to Marcus Buckingham (who spent years interviewing thousands of employees at every career stage and who is widely considered one of the world's leading authorities on employee productivity and the practices of leading and managing), companies that focus on cultivating employees' strengths rather than simply improving their weaknesses stand to dramatically increase efficiency while allowing for maximum personal growth and success.

If such a theory sounds revolutionary, that's because it is. Marcus Buckingham calls it the "strengths revolution."

As he addresses more than 250,000 audiences around the globe each year, Buckingham touts this strengths revolution as the key to finding the most effective route to personal success -- and the missing link to the efficiency, competency, and success for which many companies constantly strive.

To kick-start the strengths revolution, Buckingham and Gallup developed the StrengthsFinder exam, which identifies signature themes that help employees quantify their personal strengths in the workplace and at home. Since the StrengthsFinder debuted in 2001, more than 1 million people have discovered their strengths with this useful and important tool.

In his role as author, independent consultant and speaker, Marcus Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, USA Today and is routinely lauded by such corporations as Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, and Disney as an invaluable resource in informing, challenging, mentoring and inspiring people to find their strengths and obtain and sustain long-lasting personal success.

Marcus Buckingham holds a master's degree in social and political science from Cambridge University and is a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Leadership and Management. He lives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles, CA.

Episodes: 8/31/2017 @5:30 PM, 7/13/2017 @5:30 PM


Andrew Won
Andrew Won

CEO
Radd3, Inc
http://www.radd3.com/

Andrew Won is the Chief Executive Officer of Radd3, Inc., a SF Bay Area-based venture capital-backed developer of virtual reality and augmented reality applications.

Prior to taking the helm at Radd3, Andy practiced law in Silicon Valley for almost 25 years representing venture capital-funded high tech start up companies and venture capital funds.

Andy received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. While at Penn, he also studied finance at the Wharton School.

Episodes: 8/31/2017 @6:00 PM, 7/13/2017 @6:00 PM


Jason Fried
Jason Fried

Founder and CEO
Basecamp
https://basecamp.com/story

Jason Fried is the co-founder and CEO of Basecamp. Known for his distinct points of view on business, software and productivity, Jason is a long-time proponent of keeping companies profitable, small and manageable. He believes in businesses -- not startups -- and that the only successful approach to business is a calm one.

Episodes: 8/24/2017 @6:00 PM, 5/11/2017 @6:30 PM, 3/16/2017 @6:30 PM


Jen Denis
Jen Denis

Chief Brand Officer
Honeygrow
http://www.honeygrow.com

Jen Denis is the Chief Brand Officer of honeygrow. She joined full-time in 2014 after a nearly year-long stint as an independent branding consultant for the company. Jen oversees all things branding, marketing and design, from the visual impact of the ordering kiosks to the shape and design of the packaging to commissioning local arts, in order to ensure brand cohesiveness and impact.

Jen's career is built on creating innovative brand worlds for global and national companies. She honed her skills as a Creative Director at advertising agencies including i-Frontier (acquired by Digitas), Comcast's in-house creative team, and Quaker City Mercantile (formerly Gyro Worldwide) before starting her own branding
business.

Specializing in brand reinvigoration and new product development, Jen's focus has always revolved around branding, packaging, non-traditional advertising, retail campaigns, digital + social media programs. Past clients include Discovery Channel, AstraZeneca, S(Show Full Bio)tarr Restaurant Organization, Puma, J Shoes, as well as several spirits brands including Sailor Jerry Rum, Hendrick's Gin, Cointreau liqueur, Milagro tequila,
Art In The Age Spirits and Narrangansett beer. Jen is also a founding partner of Western Grace Brandy, a small batch, hand-crafted artisanal brandy started in 2013.

Jen graduated from the University of Delaware with a BFA in Visual Communications, with concentrations in graphic design and printmaking. Jen resides in Philadelphia, where she is a 250hr RYT-certified vinyasa yoga teacher; in addition to yoga, she is an avid runner, home cook and world traveler.

Twitter - @honeygrow

Episode: 8/24/2017 @5:30 PM


Lydia Frank
Lydia Frank

Vice President, Content Strategy
PayScale
http://www.payscale.com/

Lydia Frank is Vice President of Content Strategy for PayScale, the leader in modern compensation data and software. PayScale creates products that help employees and employers understand market pay and have more open and mutually beneficial conversations about compensation. While at PayScale, Lydia has collaborated with a number of media partners to showcase PayScale’s data around topics like the skills gap, underemployment and economic mobility through education. She has contributed articles to various publications, including Money, Fortune, Harvard Business Review and TechCrunch. She is also a regular speaker on the topics of salary negotiation, gender equity and compensation best practices. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Central Washington University and previously led editorial teams for both MSN and About.com, covering topics including careers, technology and personal finance.

Twitter - @payscale

Episode: 8/24/2017 @5:00 PM


Matt Charney
Matt Charney

Executive Editor and Head of Content
Recruiting Daily
http://recruitingdaily.com/

Matt Charney is the Executive Editor for Recruiting Daily, whose flagship property, RecruitingBlogs, is the world's largest social network and content sharing platform for recruiting and HR professionals. Matt oversees editorial strategy and content marketing for Recruiting Daily's portfolio of online properties. Prior to joining RecruitingBlogs, Matt served in marketing leadership roles at leading HR technology companies like Talemetry, Cornerstone OnDemand & Monster Worldwide. Matt began his career as a corporate recruiter for such companies as Walt Disney and Warner Bros.

Matt has been named as one of the top 25 influencers in recruiting by publications like the Huffington Post, LinkedIn and Glassdoor, and has been recognized as one of the 2014 Recruiting & Staffing Watch List by HRMarketer, 2015 HR Trendsetter by HR Magazine/SHRM,, the 2015 HRO Superstar for Analyst Excellence and the 2015 Social Recruiting Chair for the Talent Management Alliance and chair of the 2015 North(Show Full Bio) America iTalent Awards presented by the HROA.

His blog mattcharney.com was also named one of the top 15 business blogs to follow by WordPress in 2014. Matt serves as a member of the advisory boards for the Candidate Experience Awards, Rolepoint, RecruitiFi, Take the Interview, Majio and Talent Tech Advisors. He also sounds way cooler than he is.

Follow him on Twitter @MattCharney and check out recruitingdaily.com for in-depth analysis and commentary on recruiting, marketing and technology.

Follow him @MattCharney or connect with him on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/mattcharney).

Episodes: 8/17/2017 @5:30 PM, 11/10/2016 @6:30 PM, 9/8/2016 @6:30 PM, 4/7/2016 @5:00 PM, 4/2/2015 @6:30 PM


Iwan Barankay
Iwan Barankay

Associate Management Professor
The Wharton School
https://bepp.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/barankay/

Education - PhD, University of Warwick, 2004; MSc, University of Warwick, 1999; BSc, University of Lausanne, 1998

Recent Consulting
Workplace Incentives for a broad range of industries

Academic Positions Held
Wharton: 2008-present. Previous apointments: Essex University; University of Warwick

Professional Leadership
Research Fellow, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Sloan Research Fellow (2010-2014)

Affiliated Faculty Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard David Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.

Episodes: 8/17/2017 @5:00 PM, 4/13/2017 @5:00 PM, 4/6/2017 @5:30 PM, 2/23/2017 @5:00 PM, 2/16/2017 @5:30 PM, 8/20/2015 @5:00 PM


Nicole Maestas
Nicole Maestas

Associate Professor of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
https://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/faculty/core/nicole-maestas-phd

Nicole Maestas, PhD, is an associate professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Her research studies how the health and disability insurance systems affect individual economic behaviors, such as labor supply and the consumption of medical care.

Dr. Maestas’ research in disability economics has shown how the federal disability insurance system discourages employment by people with disabilities. Applying a causal research design to newly developed administrative data, her work showed that the work capacity of disability insurance beneficiaries with less severe disabilities is substantial. Furthermore, individuals lose additional work capacity the longer they stay out of the labor force pursuing a disability determination.

Dr. Maestas’ work on the effects of health insurance coverage showed that the onset of Medicare eligibility causes a sharp increase in the use of health care services. For low-cost services, such as routine doctor visits, Medicare eligibi(Show Full Bio)lity leads to increases in utilization that are concentrated among groups with the lowest rates of insurance coverage prior to age 65. But for relatively high-cost procedures—including hospitalization for procedures like bypass surgery and hip and knee replacement—the gains are concentrated among groups with the highest rates of insurance coverage prior to age 65 (and who are also more likely to have supplementary insurance coverage after 65). As a result, Medicare narrows disparities in access to care, but appears to widen disparities in elective care. Closely related work presented the first causal evidence of an insurance-induced mortality gap: Medicare coverage causes a nearly 1-percentage-point drop in 7-day mortality for patients at age 65, equivalent to a 20% reduction in deaths for this severely ill patient group.

Her work on the economics of aging has demonstrated significant shifts in labor supply patterns at older ages. She showed that one-half of all retirees pursue a retirement transition path that involves partial retirement or labor force re-entry (“unretirement”) and that re-entry was largely predictable ex ante, and not a consequence of economic shocks. She has also argued that labor supply at older ages is likely to increase still further, even absent policy changes to promote employment at older ages, due to increased labor demand for older workers. Indeed, her work shows that the rise in employment at older ages was driven in substantial part by an increase in labor demand by firms in the professional services industries. In current work, she is examining how these labor force trends, and population aging more generally, affect economic growth.

Dr. Maestas has testified before Congress about her research on two occasions, once before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and once before the Senate Finance Committee. She recently completed service on a national disability policy panel convened by the Social Security Advisory Board.

Dr. Maestas graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College. She received her MPP in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and her PhD in economics also from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining Harvard, Dr. Maestas was a senior economist at RAND, where she served as director of the Economics, Sociology and Statistics Research Department, director of the Center for Disability Research, director of the NIA (T32) Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging, and director of the NIA-sponsored RAND Summer Institute’s Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists.

Twitter - @NicoleMaestas2

Episode: 8/17/2017 @5:00 PM


Madelon Guinazzo
Madelon Guinazzo

Co-Founder
Cuddlist.com
http://Cuddlist.com

Madelon Guinazzo is a communication consultant for medical students and healthcare practitioners of all stripes. As a Professional Cuddler, certified Cuddle Party facilitator, trainer and member of their board of directors as well as the Co-Founder of Cuddlist.com, she has created the certification program for the premier professional cuddling resource in the country. Her mission is to encourage individuals to live satisfying lives by learning to claim their inner authority, give it voice, and effectively move toward their deepest human yearnings. She believes this will lead to a better planet for everyone.

She holds a degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and has trained extensively in many interactive ways to being intimate with oneself and others including professional acting training, multiple movement modalities, and the Work of Byron Katie.

Twitter - @Cuddlist

Episode: 8/17/2017 @6:30 PM


Adam Cobb
Adam Cobb

Assistant Professor of Management
Wharton
https://mgmt.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/adamcobb/#overview

Adam Cobb’s research examines the historical development and reconfiguration of the employment relation. He is currently examining how corporate-financed welfare benefit plans help structure and support the relationship between workers in firms, how those structures have changed, and the ways in which individuals understand and respond to the changing nature of work. A second focus is on the role corporate disaggregation has played in rising income inequality in the U.S. over time. An over-arching theme in Adam’s research is examining the ways in which organizations can serve as promulgators of social change.

Episode: 8/10/2017 @5:00 PM


Melissa Valentine
Melissa Valentine

Assistant Professor
Stanford University
https://profiles.stanford.edu/melissa-valentine

Melissa Valentine is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Management Science and Engineering Department, and a faculty member of the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization. She conducts multi-method studies of groups and teams in organizations, with a focus on temporary teams. Her studies use longitudinal or multi-case comparisons to identify enabling conditions of fast-paced coordination in temporary teams. Recent work has focused on how crowdsourcing platforms can be used to assemble, coordinate, and adapt flash teams and flash organizations. Prof Valentine also recently published an article on how complex organizations learn, using an in-depth field study of an academic cancer center.

Prof. Valentine has won awards for both research and teaching. With her collaborators, she won a Best Paper Award at the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and the Outstanding Paper with Practical Implications award from the Organizational Behavior div(Show Full Bio)ision of the Academy of Management. In 2013, she won the Organization Science/INFORMS dissertation proposal competition and received her PhD from Harvard University.

Twitter - @stanfordmav

Episode: 8/10/2017 @6:30 PM


Steve Odland
Steve Odland

President and CEO; Co-Author of "Sustaining Capitalism: Bipartisan Solutions to Restore Trust & Prosperity"
Committee for Economic Development
http://www.ced.org

Steve is the President & CEO of the Committee for Economic Development, and the former Chairman & CEO of Office Depot, Inc., and AutoZone, Inc. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of General Mills, Inc. and Analogic Corporation, is a Trustee of The Conference Board, a Senior Advisor to Peter J. Solomon Company, and is a Contributor to CNBC. He received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master’s of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Twitter - @CEDUpdate
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRLNCZ4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Book Site - SustainingCapitalism.com

Episode: 8/10/2017 @5:30 PM


Elena Gitter
Elena Gitter

Assistant Professor of Human Resource Studies
Cornell University
https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/elena-gitter

Elena Gitter is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Studies at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University. She received her PhD in behavioral sciences and management from Technion–Israel Institute for Technology. Professor Gitter received a prestigious The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation Dissertation Grant Award for the best dissertation in the field of human resource management.

Her main research interest is in compensation, and more specifically, pay administration. Professor Gitter published numerous articles in top-tier journals in the field of management and human resources, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology. Her research was cited by the White House in support of Executive Order 13665, which prohibited federal contractors from using pay secrecy policies as well as by mainstream media including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New Y(Show Full Bio)ork Magazine and Cosmopolitan.

She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses on compensation and human resource management.

Episode: 8/3/2017 @5:00 PM


Dr. Mary Young
Dr. Mary Young

Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board
http://www.conference-board.org

Dr. Mary Young leads The Conference Board’s program of research on digital transformation’s human capital impacts, big data and human capital analytics, and strategic workforce planning. 

She is the author of more than 25 research publications from The Conference Board including Digital Transformation: What Is It and Why Should Human Capital Care? (2016); Inclusion + Innovation (2016); Big Data Doesn’t Mean Big Brother (2015); Nobody’s Perfect: Overcoming the Limitations of External Labor Market Data (2014); Scenario Planning for Human Resources and Strategic Workforce Planning (2014); Addressing National Talent Shortages (2013); Bringing Contingent Workers inside the SWP Tent (2013); Strategic Workforce Planning across National Borders (2012); and Managing Human Capital Risk (2011).

Young’s research on human resource issues has been cited in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Time, Business Week, and National Public Radio’s “Morning(Show Full Bio) Edition.” 

She received her doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management.  She earned a M.Ed. in organizational development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a B.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University.

Publications - https://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7247¢erId=10

Episode: 8/3/2017 @6:00 PM


Philip Oreopoulos
Philip Oreopoulos

Professor of Economics and Public Policy
University of Toronto
http://oreopoulos.faculty.economics.utoronto.ca/

Philip Oreopoulos is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, at Berkeley and his M.A. from the University of British Columbia. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research. He has held a previous visiting appointment at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is editor at the Journal of Labor Economics. Dr. Oreopoulos’ current work focuses on education policy, especially the application of behavioral economics to education and child development. He often examines this field by initiating and implementing large-scale field experiments, with the goal of producing convincing evidence for public policy decisions.

Episode: 8/3/2017 @5:30 PM