EP 129: Seasons of Life with Shari Simpson

Do you feel like your organization suffers when you or your staff are going through a season of life? Ensuring your organization is supported during these seasons of life is crucial for developing a culture that is built on trust. I am joined today by the fantastic Shari Simpson, who is host of HR Mixtape and one of the key leaders at paylocity. Listen in as we discuss the seasons of life and how this impacts HR.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode

  • What is a season of life? (1:55)
  • Types of seasons of life. (9:27)
  • How to instill policies and practices for seasons of life. (12:24)

Actionable Takeaway for Executives

  • Build empathy into your culture and make sure that your staff know that while you have policies in place, flexibility is okay. You can also show grace in certain situations to avoid creating an environment that’s so rigid that your employees don’t feel safe to speak up. (20:14)

Actionable Takeaway for HR Professionals

  • Make sure that your organizational policies don’t hinder the ability to address seasons of life and make sure that the support mechanisms you have in place are really clear and accessible for your employees. (20:55)

Ideas Worth Sharing

“I think any business that leans into empathy as one of their core values is going to be more successful compared to a business that doesn't.” -Shari Simpson Click To Tweet

Resources In Today’s Episode



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