On this episode of the Credentially Podcast, host Kit Latham sits down with Myra Travin, a Specialist Learning Solutions Architect at Guidehouse. Myra has a diverse career journey, having worked in various sectors including the private, public, and government sectors in both Canada and the United States. She has also worked in the tech industry for companies such as HP, Amazon, and Microsoft, and even worked with Dr. Fauci on the Covid outbreak. Myra's experience includes everything from basic onboarding, to AI, strategy, and LMS. In the podcast, Myra shares her experience and insights on onboarding and employee development in large companies. If you've wondered what are the commonalities for successful onboarding, then listen to the podcast.
The conversation shifts to the topic of the "Great Resignation," where employees are looking for more specialised work and personalised career paths. Myra highlights the importance of giving employees the tools and motivation to move onto the next level in their career. Kit and Myra address the question of how companies can create personalised career paths for employees.
Myra also mentions her presentation for the "Science of Team Science Conference" where she discussed how teams of scientists, especially in the healthcare industry, can be difficult to keep focused and engaged. The conversation also touches on the shift towards hybrid flex working models, where Myra highlights the importance of personal choice in the onboarding process. Kit agrees, noting the importance of automating tasks that can be automated and maintaining a personal human touch. The importance of trust building in recruitment is also discussed, with Myra noting that sometimes, hiring the "nice person" who seems trustworthy is important. If you've wondered how to strike a balance between automation and maintaining a personal human touch, then listen to the podcast.