Episode from the podcastFloat or Founder: Toronto Startup Entrepreneur Stories

S2E25: Shawna Stewart of PostBeyond on people and policies

Released Monday, 23rd November 2020
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Shawna Stewart is the VP of People and Operations at PostBeyond, a tech startup in Toronto. Being in charge of the operations and people part of any company is a tall order. Shawna's favourite task is to create inclusive and positive policies. In light of Black Lives Matter especially, she believes it is important to take another look at policies and revamp those that have biases. 

Shawna discusses the misconceptions around what human resources is and which paths to pursue in your career if you're interested in heading up people or operations. Shawna also shares the questions to ask recruitment firms to find out if you align on values and to ensure you hire a diverse team. She says that continuing anti-racist initiatives in the workplace is a marathon, not a sprint, and we have to normalize talking about what is right.
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Episode Details

Length
18m 54s
Explicit
No
Season
1
Episode
25
Episode Type
Full

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