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#LadyBoss: Identify and Develop Female Leadership

Guest: Nicole Torres, associate editor at Harvard Business Review and co-host of the Women at Work podcast According to the UN, there are more than 1.75 billion women in the workforce worldwide. So how can leaders in your organization equip women to climb the ladder and further your company’s mission? In this special International Women’s Day episode of HR Break Room, Caleb talks with Nicole Torres from Harvard Business Review and the Women at Work podcast about: Learn more about...


California Dreaming: Why This State's Laws Matter Nationwide

Guest: Coby Turner, associate at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and senior editor of the California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog Strange California employment laws always seem to be in the news. Despite their peculiarity, the laws emerging from the Golden State often set trends that eventually go nationwide. For example, in 2003, it passed local minimum wages and in 2006 it passed the first sick leave law in nation— just to name a couple. How can organizations be mindful about what’s new in...


Grit and Determination: Leadership Lessons from Minkah Fitzpatrick

Guest: Minkah Fitzpatrick, former defensive back for the Alabama Crimson Tide and winner of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Since 1986, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame has picked the best defensive back in college football as the winner of the Paycom Jim Thorpe award. This year’s winner, Minkah Fitzpatrick from the University of Alabama, lead the Crimson Tide to two different national championships, winning the 2018 game against the Georgia Bulldogs. In this special HR Break Room interview,...


When Cupid Strikes: Managing Workplace Love

Around Valentine’s Day, conversations about love and romance are everywhere – including the office. And with good reason: According to Career Builder, 38% of American workers said they have dated a co-worker at least once over their career. But just how should organizations approach creating and enforcing a dating policy in 2018? In this episode of HR Break Room we will discuss: Learn more about communicating policy to your workforce in our whitepaper, Discover Fueling Employee Knowledge...


Action and Interaction 2018: Swaying Consumer Behavior and Fostering Collaboration

Guest: John Doorley, Elon University communications professor and best-selling author of Rethinking Reputation: How PR Trumps Marketing and Advertising in the New Media World Two trends expected to grow in popularity throughout 2018 are employer's brands and reputation swaying consumer behavior, and leaders encouraging more in-person interaction and less working remotely. Regarding the former, according to CareerBuilder, 58% of employees are less likely to buy from a company they...


Wishing You Well: Wellness and Ergonomics in the Workplace

Guest: Leigh Stringer, workplace design specialist and bestselling author of The Healthy Workplace: How to Improve the Well-Being of Your Employees — and Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line In a recent UnitedHealthcare study, 70% of employees expressed interest in taking proactive steps to improve their health. As we settle into 2018, we look at the new trends and best practices your organization can incorporate into health and ergonomics initiatives throughout the year. In this episode of...


Awaken Your Recruiting Force With a Strong Employer Brand

Guest: Rachel Duran, manager of talent acquisition marketing, CA Technologies The employer brand has emerged as one of the most important tools for today’s recruiters. In fact, 75% of job seekers consider it before they even apply, according to a recent CareerArc study. But what exactly is it? And how can you influence and shape it to attract the type of talent your business needs? In this episode of HR Break Room, Rachel Duran, manager of talent acquisition marketing at CA...


Holidays, Not Holidaze: The Dos and Don’ts of Work Parties

Guest: Dave Ryan, director of the Illinois State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) With the holiday season among us,so is your year-end office party. These festive get-togethers can be a great way for the entire company to celebrate the accomplishments of the last 12 months. While these parties are planned to be fun, they also can be a potential source of HR violations. Are you prepared? In today’s special episode of HR Break Room, Caleb talks with the director...


‘Tis the Season: Retaining Top Performing Seasonal Employees

Guests: Melody Muniz, Science Museum Oklahoma guest relations director Clint Stone, Science Museum Oklahoma vice president of programs According to the recruiting firm Korn Ferry, 80% of retailers plan to hire the same amount of seasonal staff as they did last year – or more! Thanks to the lowest unemployment rate the nation has seen in 16 years and the rising gig economy, 2017 has proven challenging for employers to fill such positions with the right talent. With the processes of...


Pursuing Your Leadership Potential: How the Best Can Be Better

Guest: Mark Sanborn, motivational speaker, leadership expert and international best-selling author Building a top-performing organization is challenging enough, but how do you continue to improve after you’ve mastered your trade or industry? In his new book, The Potential Principle, leadership expert Mark Sanborn reveals strategies for doing even better once you already have given your best. In this episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea talk with Sanborn about: Additionally, you...


HR Nightmares: Ghostly Office Tales

From somewhere within overstuffed filing cabinets of an unnamed office come two terrifying tales. The first story investigates a haunted onboarding experience caused by excessive paperwork, while the second explores an infestation of manual processes so creepy, your skin will crawl. Luckily, these HR nightmares can have a happy ending when the right HR technology comes into play. In this special Halloween episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea share “HR Nightmares” that cover...


Sexual Harassment: Making the Work Place a Safe Space

Guests: Jessica Miller-Merrell, Founder of Tony Puckett, attorney at MacAfee & Taft Sexual harassment has dominated headlines lately. Following recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault that led to the firing of film producer Harvey Weinstein, organizations all over the country are taking note. What can HR and organization leaders nationwide do to prevent sexual harassment and create a safer workplace for their employees? In this episode, Jessica Miller-Merrell...


Perk Up: Coffee in the Office Make a Latte Difference

Guest: Misha Goli, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Coffee remains an integral part of most organizations. In fact, a recent Workonomix survey discovered that 80% of adults consume caffeine every day. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the average intake is 200 milligrams or about two 5-ounce cups of coffee a day. Employees continue to be more passionate about their caffeinated beverage choices than ever before. To celebrate the recent National Coffee Day, HR Break Room sits down...


Mihir Desai - Dollars and Sense: Financial Literacy for the Millennial Workforce

Guest: Mihir Desai, Mizuho Financial Group professor of finance at Harvard Business School and author of The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return According to a recent study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, more than 81% of college-educated millennials have at least one term debt, but only 24% can demonstrate basic financial knowledge. With such a need, how can organizations use financial education programs to recruit top talent and engage employees? In...


Reason Yields Reward: A Simple Solution to Attract and Retain Talent

Guest Host: Jacob Morgan, futurist and author of The Employee Experience Advantage In our last episode, special guest Jacob Morgan described “The Employee Experience Equation” and one of its key pieces: an organization’s “reason for being,” which Jacob said directly affects an organization’s ability to attract and retain talent. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the quitting rate rose to over 3 million employees earlier this year, so retaining your talent has become even...


Jacob Morgan - Happy Employees = Happy Customers: The Equation for a Winning Workforce

Guest Host: Jacob Morgan, futurist and author of The Employee Experience Advantage Recently, “the employee experience” has gained the attention of today’s industry leaders. According to the Deloitte 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, while nearly 80% of executives rated the employee experience as very important, only 22% said their companies excelled at building one. But what exactly is the employee experience, and how does it impact your bottom line? In today’s HR Break Room...


Cy Wakeman - It's an Office, Not a Theater: Managing Workplace Drama

Office drama can be an expensive distraction in your workforce. According to Cy Wakeman’s book No Ego, employees spend nearly three hours each workweek on drama, which costs organizations millions in lost time. Navigating especially toxic office dynamics can be a challenge, even for the best managers. How can HR assist leadership in creating policy that sets the foundation for a drama-free culture? In today’s HR Break Room discussion with special guest Cy Wakeman, author of The New York...


Political Conversations at Work: Should HR Pass It or Veto It?

In the wake of a heated, post-election season, political conversations often seem inevitable. The strongest organizations are made up of diverse groups of people from many different walks of life. When those varying worldviews all come together to work under one roof, strong opinions and disagreements – especially related to politics – often can emerge. In this episode of HR Break Room, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and Vice President of HR for Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge, Robin Schooling, joins Caleb...


Adam Smiley Poswolsky - Under New Management: The Rise of Millennial Managers and Generation Z

Guest Host: Adam Smiley Poswolsky, Author of The Quarter-Life Break Through Global Workforce Trends reported that by the end of 2017, 3.6 million baby boomers will retire. As they do, more and more millennials will begin transitioning into management roles. And behind the millennials is the even younger generation – Generation Z – who are on track to make up 27% by 2030. With a shift in the workforce upon us, what can organizations learn about these new trends to better prepare? Adam...


Adam Smiley Poswolsky - A Hire Purpose: Build a Thriving Culture for Millennials

Guest Host: Adam Smiley Poswolsky, Author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough According to Pew research, in 2015, the millennial labor force surpassed Generation X as the largest in the workforce. Understanding their needs will be critical in motivating and retaining the employees of today and the future. Adam Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, joins HR Break Room for a special two-part conversation to discuss the needs and demands of millennials in today’s workplace. In...


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