SHRM Credit: Succession Planning

November 20, 2017

Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode extends our popular "The Importance of Succession Planning" episode and is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss why you need a succession plan, how to create your company's plan, and how often to update your plan. They also answer small business owner Joe's questions about succession planning and talk to succession planning expert Lisa from Geller Consulting Group.

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Measuring Employee Engagement

November 6, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss employee engagement with special guest Nikki from Emplify, a company that helps organizations gain insight into their engagement using hassle-free surveys. Topics include the problem with annual engagement surveys, what drives engagement, and why you need to have an employee engagement initiative.

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Time Management Strategies

October 23, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss several strategies for successfully managing your time. Suggestions include the Pomodoro Technique, calendar reminders, and meeting-free days. Listeners ask about when to bring up a scheduled vacation during a job search and keeping sick employees out of the office.

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SHRM Credit: StrengthsFinder

October 9, 2017

Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode extends our popular "Utilizing the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment" episode and is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the assessment and why they're fans of it. They talk to Denise, a strengths coach, about strategically using your signature themes, the problem with "weakness fixing," and how StrengthsFinder can help teams. 

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Creating Meaningful Internships

September 25, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss internships with special guest Chris, owner of Apprenace, a company that specializes in creating meaningful internship programs. Topics include unpaid vs. paid internships, how to get started on creating a great internship program, and the three core reasons companies have interns.

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Healthy Office Communications

September 11, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss communication best practices at the office. Topics include setting expectations, workplace email etiquette, and productive team meetings. They also talk about managing work stress so you can be a healthier team member.

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SHRM Credit: Working Remotely

August 28, 2017

Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode combines our popular "The Growing Trend of Working Remotely" and "Work from Home Technology" episodes and is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the benefits, problems, and common concerns of working remotely. Special guest Bob from Polycom explains some of the technology that makes working from home easier.

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Ask an HR Expert

August 14, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan answer voicemails from listeners. Topics include managing people older than you, what to do if your company wants you to relocate and you'd rather not, and whether you should offer unlimited PTO. 

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SHRM Credit: How to Start a Job Search and Negotiate Salary

July 31, 2017

Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode combines our popular "Starting a Job Search" and "Successful Salary Negotiation" episodes  and is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the six steps of a successful job search, keeping your employees from wanting to leave, negotiating salary from either side of the table, and understanding your market value.

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Work from Home Technology

July 10, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss technology that makes working remotely easier. Special guest Bob from communication technology company Polycom explains some of the products available, their capabilities, and the best way to get your boss to let you work from home. This month’s listener mail addresses unnecessary meetings.

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