In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss their experiences as women in male-dominated fields and talk to Saundra, who also formerly worked in a male-dominated field, started her own company, and is researching gender-based stereotypes. Topics include what's different for women in the workplace, "opting out" vs. "leaning in," and the real reason we don't see many women on boards. They also discuss Saundra's passion project, turning everyday tasks into mindfulness activities.
Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode extends our "Constructive Performance Reviews" episode and is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how to do employee reviews right, with input from "Measuring to Manage" author Mike and trainer and speaker Catherine. They talk about using data to measure performance, whether you should have performance ratings, and their recommended performance review processes.
Need SHRM Recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the definition of harassment, fears of retaliation, and how to investigate allegations of harassment. They also talk about a few high-profile cases and give a listener some advice on reporting harassment.
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how to do employee performance reviews right, why it's important to have semi-regular check-ins, and documenting performance. They talk to Mike, author of a book ("Measuring to Manage") about using data to measure performance and his performance review process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.