Transform Your Workplace show

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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 Basecamp CTO and co-founder on Why it’s so crazy at work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:32

In today’s episode, I’ll talk about the book “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work” with David Heinemeier Hansson, the author, CTO, and co-founder at Basecamp. We will also discuss the topic of the constant state of businesses, overworked employees, and the fact that we’re working more hours but still come out as unproductive. 

 Promoting Work-Life Balance in the Workplace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:08

Today, Anna Mieners from Cascade Centers, a company that provides counseling services and organizational consultations, joins us again to talk about work-life balance, employee’s wellbeing and preventive programs that benefit both the employer, employee, and the business.

 Kevin Eikenberry on Long-Distance Leadership | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:01

Whether you’re leading a remote team or not, I urge you to listen to this episode as Kevin EIkenberry and I discuss the changes in leadership when you adopt a remote workplace, the challenges, and perks of leading from a distance, how to lead your team remotely, and why working remotely increases productivity and focus!

 Being Okay with Being Uncomfortable | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:02

Our fear of trying something new from what we’re used to prevents us from growing and reaching our full potential. You can't always stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to reach you. You have to go out and take the initiative sometimes. But how do you get comfortable with change? How do you get okay with being uncomfortable? Today’s episode focuses on helping you help yourself be more comfortable with being uncomfortable.

 The Healthcare Intelligence Software You Didn’t Know You Need | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:37

What if you could identify how many of your employees are at risk of suffering from a disease like stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other health conditions through a software that provides intelligent health data? Sounds great right? In today's episode, I get to talk with Rod Reasen, the founder of the Healthiest Employer Award program and Springbuk, a healthcare intelligence software. 

 Bravespace Workplace with Moe Carrick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:39

Brandon Laws speaks with Moe Carrick about her book "Bravespace Workspace". In the book, she talks about real-life stories about how companies and organizations are into bringing out the best in their people. We also discuss technology's role in the workplace, the definition of masculinity and femininity at work, inefficient managers, vulnerability, braveness, and much more!

 How to Support Working Parents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:23

As working parents themselves, Lacey Partipilo and Brandon Laws can relate to the challenges of balancing work and family. In this episode, they discuss the demographic trends of parents in the workplace, the specific needs of working parents, and ways employers can make life a bit easier on them.

  5 Days to Your Best Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:06

Josh Schneider, the founder of Millennial & Employee Engagement Institute, joins us to discuss his book - 5 Days to Your Best Work Yet: A Human-Like Approach to Better Work. In this book, he shares a 5-day guide to finding your path to unleash your best work. Becoming who you want to be is an iterative process, to achieve your desired result, you have to go through a cycle of trial and error. But as long as you take the initiative to do your best in the path that you choose, then you’re all good!

 Amy Edmondson on Creating Better Organizations by Building Psychological Safety in the Workplace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:07

In this episode, Amy Edmondson will be joining me to discuss her book, The Fearless Organization: Creating psychological safety in the workplace for learning, innovation, and growth. We talk about how organizations go wrong because people lack psychological safety and never speak up due to the fear that they might never get that promotion or worse lose their job.

 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.


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