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  • 00:31

    Show #127: Repositioning Employee Engagement

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    Special Guests: Andy Heath, co-founder of WeThrive; Piers Bishop, co-founder of WeThrive and Janine Osmond, Head of L&D at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


    At WeThrive we spend our working lives talking to people whose lot is to create or maintain an engaged workforce. They don’t always put it like that – the expressed desire might be to have a happy staff, or to improve employee retention, but what they actually want in the end is a workforce that really wants to engage with the company and their work. That doesn’t just happen, of course; it’s a consequence of getting a lot of other things right, so since 2011 we have been working on a way to help HR and L&D people move employee engagement out of the realm of ‘good idea, but…’ and into the very heart of the people-management efforts.


    Janine is in the ‘interesting’ position of trying to help NHS staff stay engaged with their work at a time when the organisation is under more pressure than ever to deliver more with less, and we’d very much like to hear from you too – please email us with questions or topics you’d like covered on the show, starting at 5.15 on September 7th.


    Host: Jo Moffatt


     

  • 00:45

    Employee Retention and Recognition and Loyalty with Mitzi Perdue

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    Frank Perdue was a master of employee recognition and retention  and loyalty while growing his family business to over 19,000 employees.  Mitzi Perdue will talk with Cynthia Lett about the various methods he used to make his employees feel like they mattered to the operation and to him.  Civility in the workplace was practiced consistently by Frank with outstanding results.  Listen to Mitzi's recountings of her observations of Frank and the methods he used to make everyone feel counted and important.  As the daughter of the co-founder of Sheraton Hotel Company, Mitzi has witness great business growth techniques and the entrepreneural spirit it takes for success. These are great lessons in good business.

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    The Missing Ingredient from Most Diversity & Inclusion Programs: Discipline

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    Do your leaders have the courage needed to reach true diversity and inclusion in your organization? Do they have the discipline? During this interview, Ian Graham, General Counsel of BAE Systems, shares how and why his diversity and inclusion initiatives have been successful.


    Ian  Graham is senior vice president, general counsel & secretary of BAE Systems, Inc. responsible for all legal matters with 35,000 employees. In 2014 the company generated revenues of approximately $10.5 billion.


    Previously, he was a partner in the government contracts and corporate practice groups at Jenner & Block, LLP. 


    He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as publisher of the Yale Law Journal, and received a bachelor's degree from Yale University. 


     


    BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces.

  • 00:31

    Show #131: Relationship Between Unresolved Conflict & Employee Engagement

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    Join us as we explore the relationship between unresolved conflict in the workplace and a breakdown in employee engagement. We examine the impact on trust, understanding and productivity and explore the role of mediation and the benefits its can bring in terms of employee voice, line management effectiveness, restoration of the psychological contract and creating a culture of collaboration.


    David Liddle is the founder and CEO of The TCM Group, one of the largest and most well established mediation companies in the UK.


    For the past 20 years David has been successfully promoting the principles and practices of mediation and non-violence across numerous walks of life including neighbourhoods, schools, prisons, workplaces and boardrooms. David has been instrumental in transforming attitudes to conflict management within UK business and he has played a major role in cementing mediation as a credible and mainstream activity for some of the most well-known and valued brands.


    David is an engagement expert with the Engage for Success movement. He has developed training and consultancy programmes to help organisations develop and embed employee engagement programmes, with mediation at their heart. David is also President of the Professional Mediators’ Association – the independent trade body for mediators in the UK.


    Host: Jo Dodds

  • 00:23

    The Missing Ingredient from Most Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives: Discipline

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    During this interview, Ian Graham discusses how courage and discipline are often missing from diversity and inclusion initiatives. Listen to how he is successfully advancing diversity within the legal department at BAE Systems and how his wins are benefiting the work environment.


    Ian  Graham is senior vice president, general counsel & secretary of BAE Systems, Inc. responsible for all legal matters with 35,000 employees. In 2014 the company generated revenues of approximately $10.5 billion.


    Previously, he was a partner in the government contracts and corporate practice groups at Jenner & Block, LLP. 


    He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he served as publisher of the Yale Law Journal, and received a bachelor's degree from Yale University. 


    BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces.

  • 00:18

    Tips for Increasing Your Workplace Presence in 2016

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    Have you ever wondered why some people get noticed and others don't? Start your new year off right with some strategies for increasing your presence. During this episode of the Employee Engagement Corner, Image Expert, Ron Rapatalo, offers some helpful tips for building a winning image and how to afford it. 


    Ron Rapatalo leads and supports hiring searches for leadership roles for school districts, charter schools and nonprofits independently and in partnership with firms including the Offor Walker Group.  As a product of NYC public schools, he saw the power of education and leadership to change his life and career trajectory.   Ron also does career coaching and men’s personal styling.  As a career coach, he gives career advice on how to navigate career transitions and present oneself from networking to interviewing.  Ron’s fifth grade teacher, Mr. Seluga was his most memorable coach for telling Ron he could choose ANY career he wanted. As a men’s personal stylist through J.Hilburn, Ron brings the tailor to a man’s home or workplace and provides wardrobe recommendations that accentuate a man’s personal style.   He believes that a well-dressed man is a more confident man.  


    Outside of work, he does kickboxing and yoga. He has been married for five years and has a beautiful (almost) two year old daughter, Sofia.  In his volunteer activities, he's active in the NYU Alumni Association, iMentor, React to Film, and Latinas on the Verge of Excellence (L.O.V.E.)

  • 00:35

    Show #129: Interview With Tom Morrell, Perspectives on Employee Engagement

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    Special Guest: Tom Morrell of Approaches for Performance Excellence and Chair of the E4S London Region Champions Group


    Join us for an interview with Tom as he shares his broad-ranging insights and experience of employee engagement with host, Jo Moffatt. From 33 years’ service with London’s Metropolitan Police to his current role as a trainer,
    executive coach and visiting lecturer at Kingston University, Tom’s particular interest in diversity, inclusion and engagement is informed by operational and practical experience from a variety of settings.


    Add to that being Chair of the CIPD’s south west London branch, Chair of Engage for Success’ London Region Champions Group and lead assessor for the British Quality Foundation and you’ll see why Tom’s going to be an informed and insightful guest for the show


    Host: Jo Moffatt

  • 00:53

    Total Employee Well-being & Private Exchanges for Smaller Employers

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    On 2015's final program, the hosts talk with special guests from TailorWell and CBIZ on topics related to private exchanges and workplace wellness. After a short break for the holidays, we'll be back on the air on Friday, Jan. 15.


    The first guest on this week's show is Peter Morris, CEO of TailorWell, a Seattle-based tech company that builds product-centered private exchanges for smaller employers (five to 500 employees). Zillow’s model in the real estate industry can be applied in the small group health insurance market. While brokers are scrambling to respond to competing business models from the likes of Zenefits and Gusto, their small employer customers remain under-served. The majority of small employers are concerned about providing health insurance because it’s the right thing to do, and they want the right product at the right price. They value product and price transparency, and seek guidance and value from their broker. In this interview, Peter and the hosts will discuss how to deliver what small employers need in a more efficient and valuable way.


    The second guest on the show – and final guest of 2015 – is Emily Noll, the national director of CBIZ Wellness Solutions. In this interview, Emily and the hosts will discuss improving employee engagement with holistic well-being programs. Employers are taking the next step in workplace wellness: they’re focusing on complete employee well-being. Rather than solely focusing on employees’ physical health, the move focuses on complete well-being to improve all areas of life – including health physically, mentally, financially, socially, emotionally, etc. Other trends in the wellness/well-being space in 2016 involve incorporating wearable devices into programs and using gamification to produce results.  

  • 00:31

    Show #147: What It Means to Really Trust Employees at the Outset

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    Special Guest: Lucy Semmens, Director of Human Resources at Royal Horticultural Society


    Lucy loves enabling organisations to turn their visions into reality through developing and utilising the strengths and skills of their people. A traditional Yorkshire girl, she has worked in a range of industries from professional services, local government through to the very passionate and world changing sector of the not for profits. At the heart of her work is creating cultures where people are trusted but most importantly enabled, expected and engaged to deliver the very best work. This means bringing IT and people together so the what of work is clearly supported by the how.


    We will be talking about what it means to really trust employees at the outset, giving them the tools and technology to deliver their work and the impact this has on engagement and diversity.


    Host: Jo Moffatt

  • 00:31

    Show #146: How Disruption Is Leading to Intrapreneurship and Engagement

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    Special Guests: Gareth Bullen and Jamil Ahmed of the Centre for Enterprise


    Gareth Bullen and Jamil Ahmed work together at the Centre for Enterprise, helping organisations of all sizes increase engagement, performance, customer service and innovation through building energising, intrapreneurial cultures.


    Join us as we discuss how disruption is leading to the need for intrapreneurship and engagement and how intrapreneurship can help stop the most talented leaving your organisation.

  • 00:31

    Show#145: Creating a mindful organisation

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    Special Guest: Fi Haywood of Cafe Style


    Fi is the co-founder of the unique development and change method, Café Style Speed Training. Cafe Style method is designed around the Neuroscience of Play and is speeding up learning, staff engagement and change faster than traditional methods.


    With over 15 years’ experience in leadership and culture change, Fi brings her extensive knowledge and experience across different markets and sectors and a reputation for delivering highly inspirational, experiential and motivational messages in:



    Neuroscience of Play to Developing an Innovative Culture
    Transforming Leadership Through Language
    Neuroscience of Engagement
    Creating a Mindful Organization
    Developing a Creative Thinking Workforce


    Join us as we talk today about creating a mindful organisation.


    Host: Jo Moffatt