HR Superstars

15Five's acclaimed podcast featuring real stories and strategic advice from the world's most successful HR leaders.

Recent Guests

HR leaders from the world's largest and most successful companies like Twitter, Siemens USA, and Eventbrite

Jennifer Christie

The Keys to Making the Four-Day Workweek Work

Burnout and inefficiency are some of the biggest challenges people leaders face today. Jennifer Christie, Chief People Officer at Bolt, shares how her team’s transition to four-day workweeks has unlocked efficiency and provides space for employees to pursue their passions outside of work.

People Leaders are Business Leaders

Helpscout's Latoya Lyn took her seat at the executive table to educate the business on what HR can do as a business partner and business leader. Listen as she explains why she's primarily a product leader, building products (acquisition, performance, etc.) for the business to drive on. 
Kate McKinnon Playfly

Teaming Up with Your C-Suite

Becoming a teammate with the rest of the leadership team is critical to building a successful HR function. In this episode, Kate McKinnon, Head of HR at Playfly Sports, discusses what it looks like to partner with your people, find creativity in HR, and unify around a shared mission.

The Measurable Value of Inclusion

15Five's Cara Pelletier shares her personal story around discovering her neurodivergence and how that fuels her passion for working in the DEIB space. Cara also explains how inclusive companies experience more than just safe working environments; they also see measurable returns on the investment they make in their people.

The HR Industry’s Evolution from an Administrative Function to a Strategic Function

Today's leaders need to consider the enormous complexity we’re all facing and how to care for employees as human beings. Businesses tend to move to one end of the empathy/results spectrum. Josh Bersin, top industry analyst and founder of the Josh Bersin Academy, shares his thoughts on maintaining a balanced focus on both results and empathy.

Compensation in the Context of Total Rewards

If you want to be a strategic HR leader, you need to master compensation. And then remaster it again and again. Andrea Morales, VP of People Rewards, Data, and Operations at Affirm, shares principles for creating a comp philosophy that accomplishes business goals and retains high performers. Buckle up for a great conversation that’s part therapy and part strategy.

Your Hosts

15Five's co-founders lead fascinating conversations around supporting people and driving performance.

David Hassell

David Hassell

Co-Founder and CEO @15Five

David believes that when leaders support employees in becoming their best selves, high engagement and performance naturally result. As co-founder and CEO of 15Five, he and his team have developed a leading people and performance platform and resources to help leaders address the hidden factors that stimulate sustainable growth and development. David has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Wired.

Follow David on Twitter @dhassell.

Shane Metcalf

Shane Metcalf

Co-Founder and Chief Culture Officer @15Five

Shane is co-founder and Chief Culture Officer at 15Five and one of the world’s leading pioneers in the space of cultural engineering and positive psychology. A conversation with Shane is an opportunity to gain clarity on the science of human thriving, rituals that create trust and cohesion, and how to positively impact employee behavior and performance. Shane has been featured in Fast Company, Business Insider, and The Washington Post.

Follow Shane on LinkedIn.

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