In episode 55, Coffey talks with Andrew Bartlow about "the perfect storm" hitting HR for the last few years and how to navigate it. They discuss the importance of creating a simple but efficient HR plan that aligns with the company; essential considerations for developing goals; how to deal with uncertainty and stay focused; what HR in traditional companies can learn from start-ups; the future of remote and hybrid work; the correlation between compensation and inflation; and how to prepare in case of recession.
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About our Guest:
Andrew Bartlow has 25 years of Human Resources and Talent Management experience at organizations across a wide spectrum of sizes, maturity stages, and industries.
He is the co-author of “Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High Growth Organizations,” has a master’s degree from the top program in his field, and has been CECP, SPHR, Six Sigma, and executive coaching certified.
Andrew leads Series B Consulting, which helps businesses to articulate their people strategy and accelerate their growth, while navigating rapid change. He also founded the People Leader Accelerator, which is the preeminent development program for startup HR leaders.
He’s worked with clients like Masterclass and many others to help them overcome obstacles in a hyper growth phase.
Andrew Bartlow can be reached at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bartlow/
About Mike Coffey:
Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.
In 1999, he founded Imperative, a background investigations firm helping risk-averse companies make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business.
Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver & Household Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies.
Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year.
Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work in Texas list and has been named the Texas Association of Business’ small business of the year.
Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.
1. Align HR strategy with the organizations’ strategy.
2. Implement people practices that anticipate future labor market trends.
3. Design total rewards programs that reflect economic realities.