Give Me an H Podcast

Home Depot Launches “Give Me An H” Podcast: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Company’s Culture

November 27, 2017

The Home Depot’s culture is its special sauce for success. A new podcast series, “Give Me An H,” explores this unique culture through the eyes and experiences of associates who live it every day. It offers insider perspectives into how bleeding orange shapes careers and instills an appreciation for what can happen when a company commits to doing good, while also doing well.

The series, hosted by Home Depot human resources leader Arlette Guthrie, begins with Ted Decker, the company’s executive vice president of merchandising.

As Ted explains in the very first episode, the company’s core set of values influence every aspect of Home Depot’s business. “We have 400,000 associates who have great passion,” he says. “A big part of our culture is empowering our associates to do what they believe is best for the business.”

Episode one Ted Decker

About this Episode: Merchandising head Ted Decker explains how an entrepreneurial mindset, caring for fellow associates and a passion for extraordinary service are essential to Home Depot’s success.

Episode two Tim Hourigan

About this Episode: Human resources leader Tim Hourigan details how the concept of being "orange-blooded" grew 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.

Episode three Crystal Hanlon



About this Episode: Crystal Hanlon, president of Home Depot's northern division, shares how she first learned about the company's unique culture from behind the cash register.

 

Up Next on Give Me An H:

  • Dec. 18:  Kevin Hofmann, CMO and president of Home Depot's online business, discusses innovation in retail and how the changing landscape makes it an exciting time to be at the company.
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