Engaging Employees by Advancing the Value of Human Capital with Steph Sharma, Human Value Institute

January 25, 2017 Jamie Serino

"When you unleash creativity and allow employees to work in a trusted situation or environment and then reward them for that, then some really amazing things can happen." - Steph Sharma 

In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Steph Sharma (@Maximizealot), Managing Director of the Human Value Institute and Lead the Difference (@Leadthediff). Steph discusses how her long-time passion for and research of employee engagement in the workplace led her to create the Human Value Institute, a thought leadership hub for human capital evaluation. Steph delves into her research of the companies who are shifting their approach towards human capital value by truly investing in their employees. Through her case studies, Steph highlights the fundamental idea behind this shift that is treating people like assets rather than treating people like resources. Jamie and Steph also discuss how these approaches can break down silos, such as between CSR and grantmaking programs, thereby fostering more collaboration and engagement. Steph also elaborates on how millennials are changing the nature of the workforce and redefining the meaning of success by placing a higher priority on purpose and impact.​

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Jamie Serino

Jamie Serino is Director of Marketing for Blackbaud’s Corporations & Foundations division. Bringing nearly two decades of leadership experience spanning the private and nonprofit sectors, Jamie oversees the strategy to communicate Blackbaud’s brand promise to grantmaking organizations and corporations, drive market leadership, and establish strategic partnerships that lift the philanthropic sector. Jamie also hosts the Champions for Social Good podcast. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Jamie developed and led transformational marketing and communication strategies in both B-to-B and B-to-C technology industries, including financial services, network security, CRM, Internet telephony and HR/Recruiting. He was instrumental in building the Vonage brand, growing the customer base from 10,000 to 2.5 million while helping the company through its IPO. He also led the centralization of communications and branding at SunGard in order to reposition the company for IPO/acquisition.

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