Managing Up

June 18, 2018

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how to build and maintain effective relationships with your boss, executive team, and other leaders. Topics include the right and wrong ways to manage up and how to get your boss to trust you. Listener Rosemary wants to know if it's okay to look at candidates' social media during the hiring process.

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Communication Strategies with a Multicultural Workforce

June 4, 2018

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss communicating with a multicultural workforce with Marina Waters, president of LUNA Language Services. Topics include why language services is a fast-growing industry, how to attract culturally diverse applicants, and how to overcome language barriers. Visit www.getjoypowered.com for full show notes.

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HR Naysayers to HR Thought Leaders

May 21, 2018

In this episode, JoDee and Susan talk about using communication to connect and become a thought leader with Alex Rufatto-Perry, founder of Practically Speaking, LLC. Topics include what makes someone a naysayer vs. a thought leader, why HR professionals are often perceived as naysayers, and how to build a personal brand. Visit www.getjoypowered.com for full show notes.

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SHRM Credit: Building an Effective Business Case

May 7, 2018

Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how to develop business cases to earn approval from senior leaders. They outline the steps to creating the case, talk about how to strengthen your case, and share advice on presenting cases. Listener Rhonda asks how to keep heated political discussions out of the workplace. Visit www.getjoypowered.com for full show notes.

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SHRM Credit: HR Technology

April 23, 2018

Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss choosing and implementing HR software with special guest Jessica Stephenson, an HR and social media technology superuser. Topics include making a business case for new HR technology, what to look for in a software application, and how to tell if a vendor’s customer support is really as good as they say it is. Visit www.getjoypowered.com for full show notes.

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SHRM Credit: Parting Ways in a Humane Way

April 9, 2018

Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how to fire employees in a humane way. They talk about questions to ask before you terminate someone, progressive corrective action, best practices once you decide it’s time to let go, and how to handle layoffs. Listener Bernadette asks whether it’s important to ask questions at the end of a job interview. Visit www.getjoypowered.com for full show notes.

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SHRM Credit: Office Etiquette

March 26, 2018

Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how people behave at work, how they treat each other, and some tips for being a considerate office mate. Topics include email, office gossip, mobile device misuse, and loud talking. They also address a listener’s question about how to handle a boss’s double standards for people in the same role. Visit www.getjoypowered.com for full show notes.

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The JoyPowered Family

March 12, 2018

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss JoDee’s new book, The JoyPowered Family, with her co-author, Denise McGonigal. They talk about why they wrote the book, their definition of joy, and the effect of CliftonStrengths on family joy. Other topics include work-life integration, service to others, and finding joy in times of suffering. Visit www.getjoypowered.com for full show notes.

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SHRM Credit: Meeting Skills

February 26, 2018

Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan share their advice for leading effective meetings. Topics include how to get people to focus in meetings, what to do when people don't speak up, and never letting meetings run long. Special guest Tom Hinkley shares his thoughts on different meeting forums, holding people accountable for preparation, and meeting agendas. Visit www.getjoypowered.com for full show notes

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SHRM Credit: Employment Law Q&A

February 12, 2018

Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan answer listeners' questions about employment laws, including FMLA, harassment, FLSA, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. JoDee discusses the work flex bill she lobbied for in November 2017. Visit www.getjoypowered.com for full show notes.

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