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Home Depot Podcast Showcases Company Culture

Home Depot Podcast Showcases Company Culture

Have you ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at the Home Depot? You’re in luck. The company has created new podcast series called “Give Me An H,” which dives deeper in the “unique culture through the eyes and experiences of associates who live it every day,” according to a Home Depot press release.

The podcast, which currently has four episodes available for download, offers an insider look at the big-box company, discussing its commitments to doing good and succeeding in business.

The series is hosted by Home Depot human resources leader Arlette Guthrie. The first episode features Ted Decker, the company’s executive vice president of merchandising. Decker opens up the series discussing the company’s core set of values and how they influence every aspect of the Home Depot’s business.

“We have 400,000 associates who have great passion,” Decker says. “A big part of our culture is empowering our associates to do what they believe is best for the business.”

In the first episode, Decker explains how an entrepreneurial mindset, caring for fellow associates and a passion for extraordinary services are essential to the company’s success.

The second episode features Tim Hourigan, executive vice president of human resources. Hourigan talks about the concept of being “orange blooded,” which came from the founders’ belief that if the company takes care of associates, they’ll take care of customers and the rest will take care of itself.

The third episode features Crystal Hanlon, president of Home Depot’s northern division. She discusses how she learned about the company’s culture while working at the cash register.

The fourth episode available features Kevin Hofmann, CMO, and president of Home Depot’s online business. Hofmann talks about innovation in retail and how the changing marketplace makes it an exciting time for the company.

Retailers can subscribe to the podcast in the App Store or Google Play.

About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon
Renee Changnon is an assistant editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on industry news and new products, visits retailers and attends industry events. She graduated from Illinois State University, where she earned a degree in Visual Journalism and was the features editor for the school newspaper, The Daily Vidette. After college, Renee worked for Jimmy John’s, where she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at franchise locations across the country. Renee is from Champaign, Illinois, and is new to Indianapolis. She enjoys reading, Netflix marathons and exploring her new city with friends and family.