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The Human Resources for Small Business podcast is the ultimate resource for HR professionals and small business leaders. Join Xenium’s Brandon Laws as he chats with guests from all sides of the industry—digging up tips, tools and insights you can apply to your own small business to create a great workplace and see results. We’ll dig into a different HR-focused topic each episode—ranging from business strategy and leadership to HR policy, legal updates and more.

The Human Resources for Small Business podcast is the ultimate resource for HR professionals and small business leaders. Join Xenium’s Brandon Laws as he chats with guests from all sides of the industry—digging up tips, tools and insights you can apply to your own small business to create a great workplace and see results. We’ll dig into a different HR-focused topic each episode—ranging from business strategy and leadership to HR policy, legal updates and more.
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The Human Resources for Small Business podcast is the ultimate resource for HR professionals and small business leaders. Join Xenium’s Brandon Laws as he chats with guests from all sides of the industry—digging up tips, tools and insights you can apply to your own small business to create a great workplace and see results. We’ll dig into a different HR-focused topic each episode—ranging from business strategy and leadership to HR policy, legal updates and more.

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@XeniumHR

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503-612-1555


Episodes

More Consciousness, Less Feedback

4/16/2019
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Let’s talk feedback. Though it’s become part of modern workplace culture, Carol Sanford, author of No More Feedback - Cultivate Consciousness at Work, is on mission to change that. Listen in as she shares her take on feedback—why it’s not objective, why it’s not necessarily helpful and how it can obscure what needs to be done. We’ll discuss ways that employees can look within, own their self-development and ultimately grow in their roles without relying on feedback. How to Support this...

Duration:00:35:13

Meet With Purpose: How to Make Pointless Meetings Productive

4/8/2019
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We’ve all been there. It’s Monday morning, the to-do list is a mile long, the in-box is overflowing, and the last thing you want to do is attend the weekly team meeting that’s 90% pointless and 10% productive. What’s worse is you could have received the information in an email in a fraction of the time. Don’t get me wrong, connecting with your coworkers is important; however, meaningless meetings make that difficult and leave attendees more drained and annoyed than motivated. In this...

Duration:00:30:09

Important Announcement

4/4/2019
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We're changing the name of our podcast to be called Transform Your Workplace. This Human Resources for Small Business podcast originally began as a resource for organizations to learn HR best practices. But the content and audience has evolved into much more than that. We're now reaching thousands of HR professionals, owners, executives, and leaders in varying sizes of organization all across the world Our community is using the ideas in this podcast to transform their workplaces, so we...

Duration:00:03:17

Bias is Everywhere—Even Your Hiring Process

3/29/2019
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There’s a lot of talk about bias nowadays. But recognizing it is only the first step. Eliminating bias in the hiring process is critical—but it’s not going to be easy. Listen in as we talk with Melissa Dobbins, founder and CEO of Career.Place, as she discusses ways to take action. We’ll cover examples of conscious and unconscious bias, ways that early stages of the hiring process have bias built in and cultural changes in the workplace that can inform how we hire. Win a free book: Give us a...

Duration:00:38:47

HR’s Presence is Requested

3/25/2019
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The remote vs. in-office debate continues to rage on and HR isn’t exempt from the discussion.The in-office side highlights what face-time brings to communication and relationships, while the remote side focuses on productivity and cost-savings. Xenium’s Lacey Partipilo and Brandon Laws weigh in—and come to a conclusion that offers the expertise and support of HR with the flexibility and cost-savings of remote work. Win a free book: Give us a review on Apple Podcasts, take our survey, or...

Duration:00:27:08

Generation Z - What Can We Expect?

3/15/2019
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For years, industry experts have only talked about how millennials will change the workforce. Well, they're here and are making up a large part of the workforce already. But what about this other generation trickling into the workforce? Generation Z: are they a replica of the millennial generation or are they vastly different? That's what Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace sought out to define in their new book Generation Z: A Century in the Making. In this episode, they share who Generation Z...

Duration:01:01:41

Finding Belonging in the Workplace

3/7/2019
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As humans, we’ve never been more connected—or more polarized based on our differences. But there is hope. Howard J. Ross, author of Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart believes the workplace is the answer. He joins us to discuss ways that organizations can encourage communication, create bridges to belonging and bring people with different ideologies together through shared purpose. SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off Time Management e-Learning course - use promo...

Duration:00:27:37

Managing the Seas of Change

2/25/2019
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When it comes to business, change is a given. It’s how a company handles it that makes all the difference. Nicole Carey, Senior HR Business Partner at Xenium joins us to discuss change management and how it can get companies from “before” to “after.” We’ll discuss why and when it’s needed, who should champion the change and discuss why it’s so important—to your company, your employees, even your clients. SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off Time Management e-Learning course - use promo code PODCAST in...

Duration:00:29:46

Creating an All-Star Culture

2/13/2019
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If you’ve ever wondered why sports metaphors like “slam dunk” are used in business, Travis Hansen is a great reference. He’s succeeded in both worlds, as a former NBA player and founder and CEO of the Tesani Companies. Joining us to talk business, he shares how he’s built award-winning culture into his companies through lessons he took off the court, a values-driven approach and unique ways to keep people engaged. SPECIAL OFFER: 10% off Time Management e-Learning course - use promo code...

Duration:00:38:21

All the Lonely Workers

1/30/2019
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Humans today are more connected than ever before, and yet isolation and loneliness are at an all time high. Listen in as Brandon Laws and Paige Tamlyn discuss a Q&A with Dan Schawbel from the SHRM Magazine about workplace trends affecting connection. We’ll cover the ways technology and social media are changing personal interaction, the challenges of remote work and how HR and business leaders can encourage more meaningful connections at work. How to Support this Show: Review us on...

Duration:00:22:33

Cracking the Code to Great Culture

1/24/2019
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Culture. Everybody agrees that it’s important and yet, it’s so rare to find a workplace that gets it right. This week, Xenium’s Tyler Meuwissen and Brandon Laws are discussing the highlights of Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups. From building a safe space to sharing vulnerability to establishing purpose, they’ll break down the essentials that pave the way for an effective workplace culture. Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com How to Support this Show: 5-Star Review on...

Duration:00:27:45

2019 HR Predictions

1/15/2019
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In this episode of What's Up in the Workplace, Lacey Partipilo and Brandon Laws state several bold HR predictions for 2019. Email Brandon Laws at brandon.laws@xeniumhr.com How to Support this Show: Review us on iTunesTake our survey@XeniumHR@BrandonLawsLinkedInxeniumhr.com About the Guest: LinkedInInstagram

Duration:00:16:19

Unlocking Efficiency With Iteration

1/8/2019
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When it comes to business, big changes are always a challenge. Unless you’re Ed Muzio, CEO of Group Harmonics and author of Iterate: Run a Fast, Flexible, Focused Management Team. He joins us to share his take on iteration and how it can make your team more effective, no matter what comes your way. We’ll cover the skills and tools you’ll need to get started, the role management plays, and the communication techniques that will transform your organization for the better. Win a free book of...

Duration:00:27:57

Are Shorter Workweeks on the Horizon?

1/2/2019
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If you worked uninterrupted, could you get your work done in 5 hours or less? 45% of full time workers worldwide say that they could. Is the era of the 4-day workweek finally here? Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos, joins us to discuss the findings of their latest report on the state of workplace efficiency, how workers are spending their time and what it means for the future of work. Email Brandon Laws at brandon.laws@xeniumhr.com How to Support...

Duration:00:34:16

What's Up in the Workplace - Holiday Parties Done the Right Way

12/19/2018
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In this episode of What's Up in the Workplace, Brandon Laws and Lacey Partipilo discuss work holiday parties. Should employers host them and if so, what's appropriate and what's not? Listen in on this timely discussion. Email Brandon Laws at brandon.laws@xeniumhr.com How to Support this Show: Review us on iTunesTake our survey@XeniumHR@BrandonLawsLinkedInxeniumhr.com About the Guest: LinkedInInstagram SPECIAL OFFERS: www.xeniumhr.com/courses

Duration:00:10:34

How to Focus on What’s Going Well

12/11/2018
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What if we told you three simple words could change your entire mindset? Greg Bell, author of What’s Going Well? The Question Changes Everything, is here to do just that. He joins us to discuss the mind-shifting concept within his book and ways to apply it—both at work and in your personal life. We’ll cover everything from the power of gratitude, to the research behind the concept, to the many ways that teams and individuals can put this approach to work for themselves. Email Brandon Laws...

Duration:00:34:41

Inside B.S. Incorporated

12/4/2018
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Today, the podcast isn’t big business as usual—we’re getting literary. Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, authors of B.S., Incorporated, join us to discuss their latest book, a satirical takedown of corporate America. We’ll get the story behind this hilarious novel, as well as a little backstory on the authors, their personal take on corporate life and what they hope HR professionals and leaders will learn from this story. How to Support this Show: Review us on iTunesTake our...

Duration:00:23:03

Building Culture & Attracting Talent - Live Event CEO Panel Discussion

11/30/2018
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In this segment from a CEO panel at the 2018 Leadership & Economic Summit in Portland, Oregon, three CEOs discuss employee engagement, building culture, and attracting and retaining talent. This CEO panel discussion was hosted on November 29, 2018 in Portland, Oregon and moderated by Anne Donovan, President of Xenium HR, featuring Sadie Lincoln, CEO & Founder of barre3, Kyle Stavig, CEO of Myers Container, and Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt How to Support this...

Duration:00:30:35

Welcome to the Era of Social Enterprise

11/20/2018
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There’s a shift happening in the business world. Jeff Mike, VP and HR research leader of Deloitte Consulting, joins us to discuss “The Rise of the Social Enterprise”. This new trend shows businesses are shifting from “companies” to “institutions” that are integrated into the social fabric of society. Listen in as Jeff breaks down how this is changing the way organizations work— from the role of leadership to career development to new ways rewards and well-being are playing out in the...

Duration:00:21:02

A Unique Benefit Millennials Will Thank You For

11/13/2018
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Many millennials entering the workforce are burdened with student loan debt. And according to some articles, the average student in the class of 2016 has $37,172 in debt. In the fight for talent, employers are getting as creative as they can to attract and retain talent to grow their businesses and some are turning to student loan repayment programs as a new, unique benefit to employees. In this episode, Paige Tamlyn and Brandon Laws discuss student loan repayment programs, why it would or...

Duration:00:16:48