Virgile Raingeard (

Episode 87 · November 17th, 2022 · 46 mins 45 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, rachel, Kendall, and Virgile talk about:

  • Starting out as a CS student, but wanting more human interaction
  • A path through HR tooling to HR generalist role with a detour to Perth, Australia
  • The elephant in the room: is HR "the bad guy"?
  • How to manage the tension inherent in doing HR work
  • Differences in the role when a company is small vs large
  • Getting some experience in an entrepreneurial culture
  • Discovering firsthand the need for reliable compensation data
  • Tying the lack of data to salary level disparity and unfairness
  • Walking the line between corporate best interest and employee best interests
  • Deep differences between employment policies in the US vs France
  • The stress of hiring thoughtfully and effectively
  • How crucial it is to understand onesself before one can develop the empathy to manage others well
  • The ego required to feel ok about being responsible for peoples' livelihoods vs the humility required to do it effectively
  • How hard it is to give away one's legos
  • Fulfillment at work leading to a happier home life
  • How many bikes is too many bikes?

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Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3