Andrew Bartlow: How To “Be More Strategic”
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. For the first time ever, he wants to share his lessons on podcasts.
In this episode, Dean Newlund and Andrew Bartlow discuss:
- The age of opportunity for Human Resources
- Hiring people in the current environment
- Shifting your mindset
- The roles of an HR professional
- This is an age of opportunity. Business leaders are demanding an answer from human resources, and this is HR’s opportunity to figure it out and create and deploy workable solutions for the organization.
- Start with the basics, and have a plan. Determine why somebody would want to work for you and why somebody who already does would want to stay, then, tell that story. Expand your pool as much as you can.
- The way that HR approaches the work will largely drive how they are perceived by the executive team. How they see themselves affects how the organization will see them. It changes the role when the mindset shifts and the HR aspires to be an executive.
- The HR can be more than just the organization’s mascot, they can be the person who lets the CEO know how they are received or are affecting the company or an internal management consultant that gives sound advice and provides solutions to organizational challenges.
“Figure out why you’re differentiated – why would somebody come work for you, why would somebody stay. And then tell the story. That’s powerful. Then, you can start fishing – if you have a clear, logical, story to tell.” — Andrew Bartlow
See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I
Check out Andrew Bartlow’s book, “Scaling For Success” by clicking on this link: https://www.scalingforsuccessbook.com/
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