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Transform Your Workplace

Summary: Aimed at small and midsize businesses and startups, this educational podcast explores a variety of human resources topics. Hosted by Brandon Laws of Xenium HR, the podcast features focused interviews with HR and business professionals with years of experience.

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 Practicing Etiquette in the Workplace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:49

In this episode, Mindy Lockard, a Leadership and Etiquette expert, will be touching on the topic of growth mindset and the importance of people skills to achieve success in any job and any business endeavor. Mindy also shares essential tips one must remember when going to formal/business dining. Live graciously as you learn more about etiquette in today’s episode of Transform your Workplace!

 Dying for A Paycheck - Book Review & Discussion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:54

In this episode, we talk about the book - Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and What We Can Do About It with Anna Meiners. Learn about the infuriating truth about modern work-life balance, the systematic impact of the workplace on employees’ health and on how managers, employers, HRs and anyone who works can create a healthier and better workplace.

 The Benefits of Coaching Culture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:48

Here’s a stat for you: 65% of employees would forego a raise to see their leader fired. According to Adam Brantley, executive coach at Building Champions, those employees need leaders that coach their people—rather than just telling them what to do. Listen in as we discuss how coaching leadership can change companies for the better, how to bring coaching culture into your own company and the communication tactics that keep employees engaged.

 Benefits Trends in the Workplace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:26

The workplace is always evolving and companies should think of ways to keep their employee benefits aligned with what their people really want. Benefits offered by companies are crucial for talent attraction and retention. In this episode with Paige Tamlyn, we’re going to discuss and debate about the 2018 AFLAC Workforce Report: 10 Trends Influencing the Future of Workplace Benefits.

  Jon Thurmond & Wendy Dailey from the HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:08

This episode features a crossover show with Jon Thurmond and Wendy Dailey of the HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast. We discuss how they built such a collaborative HR community on Twitter, which HR conferences they love to attend, and trends they are paying attention to that are impacting workplaces all over.

 Debating the Big HR Issues with Angela Perkins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:35

Where do you stand on mandatory paternity leave? What about publishing everyone’s salary at the office? For this special debate-style episode, Xenium’s Angela Perkins and Brandon Laws randomly selected hot button HR topics and then picked a side to debate the issue. Listen in as they argue for and against mandatory paid maternity and paternity leave, whether in-house HR or HR outsourcing is best, and the pros and cons of radical pay transparency.

 Pitching a Better Leadership Model | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:37

What do baseball and business have in common? According to Mark Greenburg, author of Elevated Leadership - A Pitch by Pitch Guide to Business, Life and Baseball, the answer is...pretty much everything. Listen in as we discuss the parallels he finds in leadership, coaching, even risk-taking, and how that can translate to business. We’ll cover what makes a good leader, real-life examples and lessons you can bring to your own workplace.

 Inside Xenium: Everything You Need to Start a Company Book Club | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:34

We go behind the scenes and inside Xenium in this episode. Brandon Laws shares the entire blueprint for starting a book group in your organization. You'll discover why you should start one, the benefits you can expect, and how to launch and run an effective book group.

 Improving the Candidate Experience and HR & Recruiting Trends for 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:22

Paige Tamlyn joins the podcast to discuss the report from Glassdoor "50 HR and Recruiting Stats for 2019." Paige and Brandon discuss candidate experience, inclusivity, interviewing, and much more!

 More Consciousness, Less Feedback | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:14

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.

 Meet With Purpose: How to Make Pointless Meetings Productive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:10

In this podcast, Cameron Herold, author of Meetings Suck - Turning One of the Most Loathed Elements of Business Into One of the Most Valuable joins the podcast. Herold sheds light one why most meetings are pointless and gives listeners helpful tips to make meetings more productive and more profitable.

 Important Announcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 03:18

We're changing the name of our podcast to be called Transform Your Workplace. 

 Bias is Everywhere—Even Your Hiring Process | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:48

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.

 HR’s Presence is Requested | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:39

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.

 Generation Z - What Can We Expect? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:05

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 is, how they'll impact the workforce, and how employers can prepare for this new generation.


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