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