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Nov 4, 2022

Today on the show, Allison sits down with a professor at the Ross School of Business, Dave Ulrich. They discuss what the HR department does for companies in the modern day and how they’ve evolved from simply hiring and managing complaints to managing the relationship between the employees and the company. 

Dave talks about his obsessive views on how organizations form everything we do in life. He also gives us examples of how to make employees feel better about themselves, even in tough situations.


Topics Include:

  • How Dave got into HR
  • Creating certainty in an uncertain world
  • Be the model of management as the leader
  • How modern HR differentiates from traditional HR
  • How HR can improve company morale
  • The four things you need to pay attention to on your team
  • Outdated HR practices that need to go
  • We need to reinvent by looking forward
  • The first steps to building a great HR team
  • How do people feel when leaving a conversation with you?
  • And much more…

Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan, and a partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He is known as the “Father of Modern HR” who was named the #1 management guru by Business Week. He is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. 

He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries and performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200. Dave has been ranked the #1 thought leader in HR by HRD Connect. 


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