Human Resources for Small Business show

Human Resources for Small Business

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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 2019 HR Predictions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:40

In this episode of What's Up in the Workplace, Lacey Partipilo and Brandon Laws state several bold HR predictions for 2019. 

 Unlocking Efficiency With Iteration | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:12

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.

 Are Shorter Workweeks on the Horizon? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:16

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.

 What's Up in the Workplace - Holiday Parties Done the Right Way | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:37

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. 

 How to Focus on What’s Going Well | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:00

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.

 Inside B.S. Incorporated | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:25

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.

 Building Culture & Attracting Talent - Live Event CEO Panel Discussion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:52

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

 Welcome to the Era of Social Enterprise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:16

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 workpla

 A Unique Benefit Millennials Will Thank You For | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:39

In this episode, Paige Tamlyn and Brandon Laws discuss student loan repayment programs, why it would or would not make sense for your organization, and how to implement such a program as a unique way to attract and retain talent.

 #Whats up in the Workplace 07 - How Political Views are Impacting the Workplace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:41

In this What's Up in the Workplace, Lacey Partipilo and Brandon Laws discuss how the political views from the mid-term election is impacting the workplace. 

 #160 - Bring Your Human to Work, with Erica Keswin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:17

We're wired to connect with others and build relationships. We spend most of our time at work, so it should be no surprise that our relationships must also translate to the workplace. Companies that figure this out will end up retaining the best & brightest and end up on top of the competition. In this episode, Erica Keswin shares how leaders & HR professionals can encourage people to be healthy in body and spirit, run meetings with a clear purpose, and make space for face to face interactions.

 #159 - Bringing Tech Benefits to HR | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:07

Technology has changed so many things in the workplace, from the way we communicate, to how we get things done. It was only a matter of time before HR and benefits evolve as well. Avi Karnani, CEO of Alice, is changing the way employers and employees manage their benefits by automating pre-tax spending on benefits like healthcare. He joins us to discuss everything from current tech trends, to the best ways to encourage tech adoption at work, to AI’s role in the future of HR.

 #158 - Finding Ways to Engage Employees | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:43

Every year, companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to increase employee engagement. But is it working? And why is it so important anyway? Dr. Bob Nelson, author of 1,001 Ways to Engage Employees, joins us to answer these questions and more. We’ll cover simple but impactful methods for increasing engagement, the areas you need to focus on the most, and new strategies for empowering your people to grow and stay engaged on their terms.

 #157 - How Managers and Employees Can Work Better Together | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:26

Angela Perkins and Brandon Laws discuss how the DISC assessment and DISC InterACTION Guide can help colleagues or people in a manager/employees relationship first discover their personality traits and also how to best work together. This episode covers a brief overview of DISC and then Angela and Brandon share an actual example of how a manager and employee might review their DISC profiles together, by using their own profiles.

 #156 - Driven by Purpose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:29

Ever thought about the link between company culture and growth? Shawn Busse certainly has. The CEO of Kinesis and author of Marketing from the Inside Out: Transformational Growth for Purpose-Driven Leaders joins us to discuss the ways that a clear mission, shared values and growth are connected and crucial to a company’s success. We’ll talk vision, how culture impacts companies for better (and worse), and how any company can use his approach as a powerful tool of transformation.


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