culture of workplace empathy

Future of Work Sherpa Dan Smolen uncovers a culture of workplace empathy with podcast guest Hannah Jew.

Hannah Jew (last name pronounced “Joe”) is an empathy building brand strategist for Scotts Miracle-Gro, the nation’s leading lawn and garden care company.

A culture of workplace empathy is central to how Hannah does her job; it helps drive value for consumers who rely on her company’s products to grow flowering plants and food from seed.

Hannah accepted employment at Scotts Miracle-Gro while pregnant with her second child. And her hiring manager there made Hannah’s onboarding a rewarding experience.

Interview starts at 2:56

In this episode, Hannah describes:

  • Accepting a new job while expecting a child. Starts at 4:24
  • How management created for her a phenomenal maternity leave workaround. Starts at 6:35
  • The gendered workplace experience and its impact on female professionals.  Starts at 10:31

Hannah also answers the question: should “mom” be on a résumé? Starts at 19:01

Interview starts at 2:56

culture of workplace empathyHannah Jew experiences a culture of workplace empathy, a central value in the future of work.

About our guest:

Hannah Jew received Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.

EPISODE DATE: November 5, 2021

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Image credits: Workers on Zoom session, Inside Creative House for iStock Photo; Portrait, Hannah Jew; Podcast button, J. Brandt Studio for The Dan Smolen Experience.