Listen now as Barbara Walters explains how to create a culture of respect and inclusion
In our interview with Barbara Walters, President of The HR Advantage, we dig deep into the changes CEOs are facing as organizations must rapidly adapt to today's new business environment. As Barbara tells us, she started out in the male-dominated corporate America of the 1990s. Thankfully, times have changed since then. Or have they? As a highly-experienced HR executive and senior recruitment professional, Barbara has quite a story to tell. Don't miss it!
Possessing an in-depth understanding of human behavior and relationships
With a background as an HR executive in international senior recruitment in large and mid-sized union and non-union environments within multiple industries, Barbara Walters has become a trusted adviser to numerous corporate presidents and CEOs.
She brings 25 years of corporate human resources experience to a large roster of companies, helping them become more profitable by:
- creating a culture of respect and inclusion
- improving the quality and performance of their people
Prior to leading The HR Advantage, Walters was a Senior Recruiter and Vice-President of Human Resources for one of the largest international search franchises, as well as Director of Training and Organizational Development, serving as the head of the harassment investigation committee for 13 years.
Walters is also the author of “Your Employees Did What? 7 Strategies for Driving Workplace Performance.” Called the Mario Andretti of driving employee performance, she puts you behind the wheel as she steers you onto the fast track of transforming your employees’ performance and ending workplace frustration.
Barbara received a Master's Degree with Distinction in Human Relations/Industrial Counseling from New York Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor's in Training and Organizational Behavior from the State University of New York. She holds certifications in Harassment and Discrimination Training, Diversity Management, and EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) Studies from Cornell University.
In this podcast, Barbara Walters and I talk about:
- How to improve individual and group performance
- How to reduce turnover and replacement costs
- How to attract and retain top performers
- Ways to enhance morale and increase productivity
- Tactics for strengthening client and vendor relationships
- How to strategically position your company for growth
For more reading or listening, check out these blogs and podcasts:
- Blog: Why Pay Parity is Good for Business
- Blog: Why is Culture Change Now the Role of Human Resource Directors?
- Blog: How To Get Your Brain To Let Go Of Its Old Bad Habits
- Blog: Change: Are You Going To Avoid It Or Embrace It?
- Blog: How To Help Your Team Stop Mourning The Old And Love The New
- This great podcast: Richard Sheridan: Joy in the Work Place
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Barbara's book: “Your Employees Did What? 7 Strategies for Driving Workplace Performance.”
- My book: “On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights”
- Simon Associates Management Consultants website
Are you ready to change, adapt and thrive?
You might also find our approach to assessing and helping you change your organization of value. We know that change is pain. The brain just hates to stop its old habits of the past and learn new things for the future. But, there is a way.
To learn more about our approach, give us a call and we can talk about your needs and how to help you and your organization adapt to the fast pace of today's business environment.
Download the 1-page synopsis of my book, "On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights" here