HR as the White Swan: A Podcast Series from Madison

Hosted by Elliot Clark, CEO of HRO Today, and featuring Judd Weisgal, Senior Vice President of Madison, this series provides HR teams with the tools to navigate the current "Black Swan" event and serve as the "White Swan" leaders who turn negative energy to positive.


Each podcast is a quick-listen and only a few minutes long, while focusing on a single question relevant to today's workplace and specifically dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Below are the nine podcasts in the series:

  • Podcast 1 (W): What is the essential role of recognition in a period of uncertainty and crisis?

  • Podcast 2 (H): Helping employees deal with disconnect. How to engage a remote workforce weekly, daily, and hourly to maintain a corporate identity within a virtual environment.

  • Podcast 3 (I): Investing in non-traditional thinking for unprecedented events. What changes will survive beyond this global pandemic?

  • Podcast 4 (T): Technologies to combat the current crisis. Overcoming isolation and combatting anxiety.

  • Podcast 5 (E): Effective communication and recognition. Celebrating every incremental win together.

  • Podcast 6 (S): Strengthening organizations despite upheaval; layoffs, illness and financial strain.

  • Podcast 7 (W): Why employ virtual meetings, virtual hang-outs and virtual fun? Strengthening teams remotely.

  • Podcast 8 (A): Adjusting current business objectives, sales goals and incentives.

  • Podcast 9 (N): Needing executive buy-in.