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.


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.


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.


Starting a Job Search

March 14, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the six steps you should follow for a successful job search. They also give employers some tips on keeping their employees from wanting to leave and explain why you should always be “job change ready.” This month’s listener mail focuses on whether prospective employers frown on candidates looking for new jobs while they’re still working for another company.


Successful Salary Negotiation

February 10, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how to negotiate salary from either side of the negotiation, where to find data to understand market value, and the reality of the gender pay gap. Also, Frank from Greenwood asks what to do when an application asks about your salary expectations, and Laura from Westfield wants to know whether to open salary discussions over email, phone, or face to face.


The Growing Trend of Working Remotely

January 12, 2017

In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the growing trend for working remotely, the benefits, the problems, and common concerns. Topics covered range from when it is appropriate for employers to let employees work remotely, and what employees can do to maintain professionalism when working remotely. Also, they discuss a bit about dealing with employers who aren't yet hip to the trend.