In episode 99, Coffey talks with Jill Koob about what leaders really want from HR. They discuss the importance of moving past transactional HR to build a successful company; how emerging HR leaders can pave the way to credibility and facilitate change; how to shift the perspective of HR procedures from “a simple checkbox” to strategic management tools; HR’s role in helping leaders overcome the skill gaps throughout the organization; improving leadership to improve retention; understanding quality, impact, and timeline in evaluating strategic initiatives; meaningful organizational metrics that HR can help improve; HR’s role in advocating for both employees and the organization; and what incoming HR leaders should do in the first 90 days with an organization.

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Jill Koob

Jill Koob

Jill Koob, SPHR, SHRM – SCP is the founder and owner of Energize HR, an HR Consulting Firm that focuses on training solutions, strategic HR and organizational development and human resource support. Prior to starting her company, Jill served as a VP for a Houston Based Professional Employer Organization, where they received numerous awards including Best Places to Work and Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing companies. Jill has over twenty-five years of strategic HR experience working directly with hundreds of businesses with their people strategy needs.


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  1. Laura Rappe

    Great discussion this week! Thank you.

  2. AMS

    Just found your podcast and webinars last week and I am hooked! Great discussions and insight! Thank you.

    Need some help though… How do you suggest an HR manager gain a seat at the table and develop a strategic mindset if the EVP is a micromanager and doesn’t share even basic information with the HR Mgr?


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