In this episode of the HRchat show, host Bill Banham talks with Lars Schmidt, co-founder of HR Open Source, a not-for-profit initiative to drive innovation and education in Human Resources by creating a global peer-to-peer collaboration network. Lars has spent 15+ years developing talent strategies for companies such as Hootsuite, SpaceX, NPR, and Ticketmaster.
Lars shares his career story and provides insights into his passion for giving back to the HR and Talent community, leveling the playfield, and helping future leaders get access to information and peers.
Listen to the HRchat podcast to hear Lars Schmidt’s thoughts on:
- The interconnectedness of modern HR and Marketing functions
- What makes for a compelling employer brand
- What types of content engages HR audiences
- Democratizing access to progressive and innovative content and practices
- The future of work
More About Lars
Lars is the founder of Amplify Talent, a consultancy that helps leading organizations develop recruiting and talent strategies at the intersection of culture, talent, and brand. Lars has written for, or been covered by, Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Fast Company, The Washington Post, Tech.co, Digiday, U.S. News, NPR, Society of Human Resource Management, and Social Media Examiner.
He is also a recognized leader in recruiting and employer branding who speaks regularly at conferences around the world including LinkedIn Talent Connect, Glassdoor Summit, Social Media Week, and others. I received my bachelors of science in marketing and international business from Florida State University.
More About HROS
HR Open Source is a knowledge sharing community bringing open source learning approaches to the global field of HR and recruiting.
The platform’s goal is to transform the field of HR to become more impactful by opening up channels to progressive and innovative content. Simply put, to make it easier for practitioners to access the peers, knowledge, and resources they need to thrive. At zero cost to them.
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