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  • 00:31

    Show #114: Mapping Informal Employee Networks to Build Better Organisations

    in Business

    Special Guest: András Vicsek, Co-Founder and Head of Research at Maven7 and Designer and developer of social network analysis solutions based on the technologies of the future.


    Organisations are becoming more and more complex, more connected, and therefore more difficult to manage. There are multiple hierarchy levels, functions, projects, job roles, processes, products, etc, and thus a stronger role of informal networks, which affects organisational performance. The problems of organisations are increasingly complex as well. Many of them are trying to shift from silos and product or project-based teams to cross-functional collaborations.


    This is an era marked with rapid change (more frequent organisational restructuring, new IT system implementations, introduction of new strategies, more mergers and acquisitions, etc), which demands more from leaders and managers.


    Join us as we, through real life case studies, show how mapping informal employee networks will help:



    better manage and accelerate change initiatives
    identify previously hidden key employees (experts, high-potentials, change agents) and their positions in the organisational network
    build stronger, more cohesive teams
    boost overall organisational performance to benefit the bottom line


    András is a work and organisational psychologist, and is responsible for research and product development within Maven7. He is a management consultant and a trainer specialised in social and organisational network analysis.


    Host: Jo Dodds

  • 00:48

    Flexible Spending Accounts and Employee Engagement

    in Business

    On this week's program, host Doug Field is back in the studio with special guests from Visa and Benz Communications for discussions on flexible spending accounts, employee engagement and more. 


    The first guest is be Renee Lutzen, Senior Director of Healthcare at Visa. In this interview, Renee and the hosts discuss a new survey from Visa and WageWorks that found 60 percent of employers opted to offer a health care FSA with a carryover option this year -- up from 49 percent just a year ago and more than double from 2013. These employers agree the health care FSA carryover option -- now in its third year -- is also driving employee participation. The survey provides a year-over-year look at the growth of employer selection of health care FSAs, featuring the carryover option, and what employers see as the biggest benefits and barriers to employee participation.


    For the second segment, Jennifer Benz, CEO and Founder, Benz Communications, a boutique benefits communication firm, joins the program to discuss the findings of a recent survey on employee engagement. Benz Communications recently released a joint national survey with Quantum Workplace that gathered responses from more than 2,000 U.S. employees, revealing that too often workers miss out on meaningful cost conversations with medical providers -- talks that could mean the difference in millions for employers in claims costs. In this interview, Jen walks through the survey’s top-line findings and offer strategies to achieve effective employee engagement and create employees who are truly capable and confident health care consumers.

  • 00:26

    Employer, Employee, and ERISA

    in Podcasting

    Employee Benefit Packages provided by Employers are increasingly under ERISA Legislation passed by Congress. The lastest ACT was passed in 1974.  Frankly, in my opinion, its time for an overhaul of this legislation.  Employees have few rights regarding Long-Term Disability Insurance and Employers place far too many escape clauses in contracts.  


    What changes should Congress make to this legislation? Join ESTRA in a conversation about Employer, Employee, and ERISA experiences with Self-Insured Corporate Benefit Packages.

  • 00:31

    Show #108 - NGN's Pioneering Approach to Employee Engagement

    in Business

    Guest: Mark Horsley, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Gas Networks Limited (NGN)


    Against a background of rock bottom employee engagement and customer satisfaction scores, a pioneering new approach to empowering employees has produced a complete turnaround in Northern Gas Networks’ (NGN’s) business, which independent research by the Institute of Customer Services (ICS) shows now has the most engaged employees of any utility business in the UK as well as the highest customer satisfaction.


    This has been driven by a genuinely transformational and inclusive approach that has resulted in all employees being enabled to devise and implement their own solutions to business issues. Employees feel empowered to make a difference, they create their own improvement initiatives and set their own targets and this has helped drive up customer scores to the point where NGN now outperforms some of the UK’s top retail companies.


    NGN’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Horsley, joins us to talk about how NGN has transformed its customer experience from the inside out.


    Host: Jo Moffatt

  • 00:30

    How Employee Engagement Empowers the Employer Brand

    in Business

    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at its new time from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).


    Last week we talked about the art of candidate engagement, and this week we’re going to talk about how employee engagement empowers the employer brand.


    Spending ridiculous amounts of money to source sought-after skill sets and recruit top won’t get you very far when your employer brand has hit the skids.


    Meaning, if your current employees aren’t usually happy, even jazzed about working for your company, then that poison seeps into the groundwater and taints the wells around for miles and miles.


    This is why you must step up your branding game and empower your own employees to evangelize your company culture in an authentic, transparent way. 


    Energizing your employee base to truly engage, tell their stories, share their experiences and engage with potential employees is what empowers the brand.


    Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as we talk about the art of candidate engagement with this week’s guest: Stacy Zapar, Founder of Tenfold, and recruiting strategist, trainer & advisor.


    Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors and partners: Dice, Jibe, RecruitiFi, TalentWise, Hootsuite, IBM, CareerBuilder, PeopleFluent, Silkroad and HRmarketer Insight. Plus, we're big CandE supporters!

  • 00:31

    Show #105: Practical and Measurable Employee Engagement

    in Business

    Special Guest: Frazer Rendell


    When it comes to seeking improved employee engagement scores, hope is not a plan. Join us as we talk about how we need to help businesses understand how they can start to think about practical, measurable actions they can take to help ensure that next time their engagement scores will be higher.


    Frazer comes to the world of engagement from a different perspective to many, as he started his career as a chef and then over the last 20 years worked his way through the hospitality, retail and healthcare industry, to senior management roles within both national and international businesses.


    Frazer is now a Consultant, Speaker and Writer, offering a very practical and measurable approach to employee engagement. He is the Director of E-Trinity Consultancy, where his practical tools help service orientated businesses improve their engagement. 


    Frazer is also involved in a number of E4S special interest groups and is the joint lead of the group looking at Performance Management and its impact on employee engagement. 


    Host: Jo Moffatt

  • 00:31

    Jason Averbook on Technology Vs. Employee Engagement

    in Social Networking

    Jason Averbook @Jasonaverbook drops by @DriveThruHR  to talk about on Technology Vs. Employee Engagement?


    DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals.  Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time.  The radio program is hosted by @williamtincup, @Thehrbuddy @TheOneCrystal & @MikeVanDervort..  The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at  @drivethruhr and #dthr.


    http://www.facebook.com/drivethruhr


     

  • 00:16

    Why do I Need an Employee Handbook?

    in Legal

    In addition to making clear a company’s policies and procedures, employee handbooks can help an employer when employees make claims against the employer. Listen to attorney Lance Ziebell to find out how and why.

  • 01:01

    PEE PROOF PAINT, GJ HIRES MEDIATOR FOR ANOTHER EMPLOYEE LEAVING, FED SUIT ON WA

    in News

     PEE PROOF PAINT, GJ HIRES MEDIATOR FOR ANOTHER EMPLOYEE LEAVING, FED SUIT ON WATER PLAN

  • 00:07

    "The success of my failures" When employer & employee agendas marry session 2

    in Culture

    This podcast is 6 1/2 minutes where Gregarious Greg shares the atmosphere of today's workplace. Greg also looks at the diverse environment of employment. He speaks about the.task that employers have in compiling a good team of employees.


    The success of my failures allows Greg to revisit his days at managing people. Greg has had to balance this task from both aspects; as a business owner and in his position as a manager for various companies.


    When employer & employee agendas marry there is much to compromise.


    This podcast also looks at the changing trend that has brought individuals out of retirement into a workplace that has forced generations together


    These series of podcast are evolving to encourage the marrying of agendas for employer and employee relationships. A necessary antidote for the betterment of the working humankind.
     

  • 00:31

    Show #101: Employee Engagement - Making It Stick

    in Business

    Special Guest: Adrian Phipps, Head of People & Organisation, Arqiva


    Adrian is Head of People & Organisation at Broadcast & Media company Arqiva. Over the last 8 years, he has helped both Arqiva and the Insurer More Th>n (part of the RSA group) to make major improvements in employee engagement. 


    During his time with them, Arqiva has achieved a 1* rating in the Sunday Times Best Companies competition, and RSA was ranked as one of the Top 25 UK companies to work for. Outside of work, he is a proud (if a little tired!) father of a toddler and an 8 month old baby, and loves being out on the water – whether swimming in it or in a sea kayak.
     
    Join us as we talk about how to make engagement “stick” in an organisation.  We all know the theory and it sounds great in principle – but very few organisations make the big shifts in engagement that we hope for. 


    Having been part of two organisations that really have made this change, Adrian shares some useful beliefs that organisations need to hold if engagement is going to improve and also some of the practical things you can do to improve engagement where you work.


    Host: Jo Moffatt