The People Factor Podcast with Thomas Kohler

The People Factor Podcast with Thomas Kohler
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About the episode
In an era where the right leadership can propel a tech company from a promising startup to a market leader, securing top-tier executive talent has never been more crucial. Anaïs Neumann, the Global Head of Executive Talent Acquisition at HelloFresh, recently shared her wealth of experience and insights on this very topic.

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The transition from an HR generalist to a leadership role often involves navigating through complex challenges, seizing growth opportunities, and overcoming self-doubt. It demands a deep belief in one’s potential and the courage to take on new responsibilities, showcasing the transformative power of HR in shaping strategic organizational outcomes. A great example is Miriam Rabung’s journey from an HR generalist to Chief People Officer at Westwing. It embodies the essence of leadership evolution, strategic human resources development, and a profound commitment to fostering a healthy and empowering workplace culture.

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About the podcast

Welcome to “The People Factor,” where we explore the role of the people function in driving business success.

We will dive into top organizations’ strategies, tactics, learnings & failures to drive strategic objectives impacted by the people function.

Thomas chats with industry experts and thought leaders about news, the latest trends and best practices related to develop an organization.

Tune in to “The People Factor” to learn how to unlock the full potential of your team and organization.

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The realm of Human Resources is evolving, with a notable shift towards more scientific and efficient methods for personnel selection and development. Dr. Richard Hossiep, co-founder and managing director of Applysia, is at the forefront of this transformation. With his extensive background in psychology and business, coupled with his innovative work in HR software, Richard offers a modern approach to traditional HR challenges.

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Talent acquisition is a field that presents unique challenges and opportunities for career growth. Professionals often face a ceiling, especially when trying to move beyond senior roles. Andreea Lungulescu, the founder of TA Crunch Berlin and a seasoned Talent Acquisition Specialist at Wayfair, offers a unique perspective on breaking through this ceiling. Focussing on creating new career opportunities in talent acquisition, combining leadership, strategy, and entrepreneurship. She has led important global talent acquisition projects, including setting up Wayfair’s Tech Development Centre in India. Besides work, she enjoys cars, architecture, music, arts, and acrylic painting. She blends her professional skills with her interests to offer a unique view in talent acquisition.

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Navigating the challenging terrain of tech recruitment requires a blend of strategy, innovation, and data-driven approaches. Miro, with its groundbreaking visual workspace, stands at the forefront of this transformation, led by the expertise of their Senior Tech Recruiter, Rico Habraken. His journey from business to technical recruitment showcases a deep understanding of attracting exceptional engineering talent, essential for Miro’s hubs in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Yerevan. With a knack for process improvement, Rico thrives on solving recruitment challenges, ensuring that Miro attracts top-tier engineering talent for the Amsterdam, Berlin, and Yerevan hubs. Next to recruiting, he finds fulfilment in helping others strategically plan their careers with some of the tools he has used for his own personal growth journey.

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In an engaging and insightful podcast episode, we had the opportunity to delve into the complex world of Talent Acquisition with Matt Yates, the Talent Acquisition Director for EMEA at Uber. With over two decades of experience in recruitment, primarily in Tech, New Media, and Financial Services, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. His journey, spanning significant roles at lastminute.com, Barclays, Fidelity, and abrdn plc (formerly Standard Life Aberdeen), among others, offers a unique perspective on the evolving landscape of talent acquisition.

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Your host: Thomas Kohler

Podcast Host | Founder & CEO of pplwise GmbH

He started his HR career in recruiting at a Viennese B2B fintech and subsequently led talent acquisition departments at two Unicorns. Within the last six years, he scaled organizations from 50 to over 3,000 employees across Europe. He then founded pplwise to help companies achieve their growth goals. pplwise specializes in recruiting & consulting in HR.