In this podcast we talk with Harry Glantz, an accomplished HR leader and agent of change. Harry recently retired as the senior vice president/chief human resources officer at Railworks Corporation, which does maintenance and construction for railroads. Our discussion includes what employers need to do now with respect to the changes that have taken place with today’s workforce and the prevalence of remote working. While many employees may not be ready to come back to the office fulltime, Harry believes that others miss the opportunity to interact with management and basically “show off” the project they’re working on. That conflict is just one of the important topics we explore with Harry who also gives us a unique perspective on collaboration.
So if you want to know:
- How collaboration can only be effective if it involves a cross section of the organization
- About the importance of senior executives being visible to their employees
- What may happen if the economy doesn’t improve in the next few months
- Why senior management shouldn’t count on virtual meetings with employees to create the connections today’s employees want
- About the need to look at every employee as a contract worker
About Harry Glantz
An accomplished global chief human resources officer, Harry Glantz recognizes the importance of the convergence of HR, marketing, social media, technology, metrics and big data. He recently retired as senior vice president human resources for RailWorks, a railroad maintenance and construction company. He calls himself “not your typical HR executive” and has been a hands-on agent of change within private and public companies, union and non-union — with employee populations from 100 to more than 3,000. You can find Harry on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/harryglantz.
About Lois Sonstegard, PhD
Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy. Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy? Is there a “best” approach? Is there a process or steps one should follow?
Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:
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