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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Utilizing the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment

June 12, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the popular Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. They talk about why they are fans of StrengthsFinder, how it can help teams, and the problem with “weakness fixing.” Strengths coach Denise calls in to share her experiences bringing StrengthsFinder into organizations where she’s worked.

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Wellness in the Workspace

May 9, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan talk to Laura, who has taken charge of wellness programs in healthcare and consulting organizations. Topics include why you might (or might not) want to have a wellness program, how to decide what kind of program works for your organization, and return on investment. This month’s listener mail asks whether your company will get your confidential medical information if you participate in their wellness program.

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The Importance of Succession Planning

April 11, 2017

In this episode, 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 questions from listeners about finding out if you’re part of the succession plan and how to get your boss to consider creating a plan.

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