In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy’s guest is Julie Turney. Julie Turney is a heart-centric and people-focused HR professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. She’s the brainchild of HRatHeart Consulting Inc., a coaching firm she created after her second bout of HR burnout to help HR professionals build their resilience and agility while providing a safe space to recharge.
Julie Turney is also the lead organizer of DisruptHR Caribbean for Barbados--where she lives--as well as Jamaica and Trinidad. She’s also the host of “The HR Sound Off Podcast” and author of the book Confessions of an HR Pro: Stories of Defeat and Triumph.
In this interview, you’ll hear:
How Julie Turney began her career in human resources, why she burned out twice, and how that led her to write her book Confessions of an HR Pro.
The biggest challenge she sees in HR today, why the process-driven profession needs to become more people-focused, and how your HR department can begin to become more people-focused.
Why more transparency is needed in HR and what it can look like.
The takeaway Julie Turney wants you to have after you read her book.
The reason HR professionals are burning out and how that burnout can be addressed.
What you can do to analyze your HR career and take more ownership of your schedule.
Her tips for building more resilience in your HR career, using agility to make adjustments, and become more proactive.
How you can build community in HR and where to start.
What Julie Turney does to build her “social muscle” as an introverted HR professional.
Why she believes HR is doing as much as they are able to when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), but there is more work to be done.
How she’s working in the neurodiversity space, what neurodiversity means, and what they can bring to the workplace.