America Back to Work Ep 59: Danielle Bodalski, Philotimo HR

How to Align HR and Business Strategy

In the workplace, HR often has to fight for a place at the leadership table and prove their role’s importance in business strategy. Danielle Bodalski is a seasoned HR expert who has come close to cracking the code of HR getting and maintaining that seat, plus the importance of having it. 

In this episode of America Back to Work, Danielle and Arnette discuss aligning HR and business strategy. Danielle shares what she’s learned from more than 20 years in HR and recruitment, and in founding her reimagined HR consultancy, Philotimo-HR. Danielle is passionate about helping founders, CEOs, and owners enable their employees to be successful in a way that meets their individual needs, strengths, and goals, and she shares a number of eye-opening insights that you can use to reimagine your HR team’s role at your company.

Here’s a bit of what she and Arnette discuss in the episode:

  • The perception of HR in organizations (1:53-3:15)
  • HR’s role in organizations (3:15-4:50)
  • Aligning HR with business strategy (9:07-11:15)
  • Examples of successful company transformations (11:15-12:40)
  • The red flags of misalignment (14:26-16:06)

“Your HR strategy, your HR incentives, your HR rewards have to align with where you are going as an organization.”

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Arnette Heintze is Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at S2Verify. Before establishing S2Verify, Arnette spent more than three decades working at the highest levels of federal, state, and local law enforcement. 

He served more than 20 years in the United States Secret Service as a special agent and senior executive where he planned, designed, and implemented security strategies to protect U.S. Presidents, world leaders, events of national significance, and our nation’s most sensitive assets, including financial infrastructure.  

After retiring from the Secret Service, Arnette focused on building growth and performance of innovative start-ups and SMBs. In 2004, he established Hillard Heintze, a globally recognized strategic security risk management and investigations firm. In 2009, along with Bill Whitford and Jim Zimbardi, Arnette established S2Verify with an approach and methodology that delivers fast, accurate, compliant, and affordable background screening insights crucial to better managing insider risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.  

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