People and Performance Podcast

How to Win at HR

August 24, 2022 Fidello Inc. Season 5 Episode 2
People and Performance Podcast
How to Win at HR
Show Notes

In episode two of the fifth season, Bill Banham and Chris Bjorling talk with Kelly Kauffman, Chief Human Capital Officer for the 2021 World Champion Milwaukee Bucks, a sports and entertainment organization in the National Basketball Association.

With over 20 years of HR experience, Kelly joined the Bucksstaff as a Human Resources executive with the task of creating the organization’s first human resources department from the ground up.

Listen as Kelly shares her experiences of building the HR function at a major sports brand. Kelly also offers her approach to inspiring high performance from those around her. 

Talking Points in Today's Discussion with Kelly:

  • You brought the Bucks out of administrative troubles by building its HR team from scratch. What were some of the biggest challenges associated with creating an HR program from the ground up? 
  • What were some of the biggest opportunities, too? When designing how the HR team should function, what can a blank slate mean for a leader with aspirations to improve team Putting the processes in place to maximize the success of Bucks staff is one thing, being an inspiring leader is something else. How do you like to inspire your colleagues and reports?
  • CHRIS: Can you share one piece of advice or some direction you were given by a mentor, leader or colleague that inspired you to perform at a higher level in your career?
  • How can you create a culture of asking questions? 


Talking About Ways To Improve Company Culture and People Performance

The People and Performance Podcast is a show that dives into all things related to raising performance in the working world around us. We investigate how technology and HR processes are inextricably linked to the employee experience and the bottom line.

Chris Bjorling, Co-host

Christopher Bjorling is President at Fidello Inc., a consulting and services firm specializing in improving human performance.

For over 30 years Chris has led Fidello in creating unique talent management solutions. Through the products and services he and his team have created over the years, his organization has helped clients design, develop, implement and integrate talent management processes and systems.

Bill Banham, Co-host

Bill Banham, Publisher at The HR Gazette, Host of the popular HRchat Podcast and Organizer of events such as DisruptHR London.

Bill has worked with lots of business tech and HR-focused brands in the UK and North America including HRreview, TalentCulture, HRmarketer, Sprigg HR, and Team Fitness Tool.

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