S2 E3: We Have Trust Issues, But So Do You: Fostering Trust in HR, with Minda Harts

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
September 20, 2023

People trust their next-door neighbor more than they trust their HR department—and that’s a massive problem. 

So how can HR work to create an environment built upon trust and transparency?

Minda Harts, author of “The Memo,” joins Hebba to discuss the importance of trust in the workplace and how HR professionals can rebuild it after layoffs. Minda and Hebba explore the challenges of transparency and confidentiality and the role of HR in shaping the future of work. 

How do you bridge the gap between what the people need and what the business needs? Turns out there is a solution!

Tune in for the answer and an insightful conversation that will leave you inspired to bring your authentic self to work and foster a culture of trust.


00:00:00 – Minda Hartz Discusses HR Challenges

00:00:24 – Mindar’s Journey: From Author to HR Professional

00:02:07 – Building Workplace Trust: Common Challenges

00:03:44 – The Impact of Trust in Workplace Communication

00:10:09 – Restoring Trust in the Workplace

00:14:49 – Rebuilding Trust After Layoffs: Tips for Employers

00:21:07 – Building Trust in Remote Communication

00:25:49 – Building Trust Requires Fixing Bad Habits

00:31:59 – The Importance of Trust in HR

00:33:00 – Balancing Transparency and Confidentiality in HR

00:40:35 – Reframing the Role of HR

00:42:56 – Mindaharsh’s Close Second to Beyonce Concert


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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef