Episode 87 — Bob Selle — Ocean State Job Lot

Culture, HR Trends, Talent Management


Dave is joined by Bob Selle, CPO at Ocean State Job Lot, in this episode of The Hennessy Report.

From a memorable presentation at NEHRA, to sitting on NEHRA’s board with Dave, to the podcast, we’ve been fans of Bob for years and are excited to share his unique expertise with our audience!

Bob shares the origin story for Ocean State and how they’ve maintained their humble, family culture through the continued leadership of Marc and Alan Perlman.

He also speaks to the importance of listening sessions to deliver on the benefits and ideas that will keep their associates “from hire to retire” and achieve greater business success.

Bob discusses their fail fast, entrepreneurial spirit, hiring “athletes” for his HR team, and his belief that we are at an inflection point for workplace culture.

Bob is an amazingly thoughtful speaker with so many great stories to share. You won’t want to miss this episode!

Next up on The Hennessy Report: Ajit Vakharia, founder and CEO of Flare Education.

Bob Selle

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