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  • 00:57

    How Are Private Exchanges Impacting Employee Benefits?

    in Business

    On this week's program, Doug and Brent welcome two guests to the program as part of an hour-long discussion of private exchanges and their impact on the employee benefits landscape. 

    The first guest will be Jim O'Connor, president of employee benefits at CBIZ. In this segment, Jim and the hosts will discuss how private exchanges have developed with time and their current and potential impact on the health care market. Jim will discuss trends he sees in the employee benefits space and the role that private exchanges will have in this space -- especially among small and mid-sized businesses. Jim and the hosts will also discuss the ultimate impact of private exchanges on employers’ bottom lines.  

    For the second segment, starting at 11:30 a.m. (ET), the hosts will welcome Alan Cohen, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Liazon, to the program. This conversation will quench listeners' thirst for learning about private exchanges from their onset in 2007. As one of the earliest leaders in the private exchange market, Alan Cohen will provide an enlightening overview of the early lessons learned from running and operating a private exchange and offer insights to those who want to learn more about embarking on a private exchange implementation.

  • 00:30

    Show #133: A Coach Approach to Employee Engagement

    in Business

    Special Guest: Bob Hughes of The Forton Group

    Bob is a successful leadership consultant who has worked at senior levels in large organisations. With a track record in people motivation and project delivery, he has transformed corporate cultures to be more inclusive, engaging and coach-like. As well as being a director of the Engage for Success Foundation, he co-chairs the Guru Group. Bob is an acknowledged expert in the fields of leadership, talent management and employee engagement. He continues to coach leaders 1-1 – from graduates to the C-Suite – and has had particular success working with high potential leaders.

    Bob talks about why a leader who adopts a coach approach to leadership will be more engaging – directly addressing one of the 4 pillars of engagement.

    Host: Jo Dodds

  • 00:32

    Modern Business Priorities: Employees Crave Better Benefits

    in Business

    In this episode of Cutting-Edge Benefits by ClaimLinx, Tom Quigley, National Business Consultant, will be discussing people's shifting priorities when looking for employment.

    Because of the Great Recession, people are more cautious about the future and crave a sense of security through complete benefits packages. More and more, potential workers will be looking at companies' benefits packages to make employment decisions. Owners will need to use unique solutions to ensure they are providing the very best benefits possible in order to be competetive in the workplace.

    So in this episode, Tom will be taking a look at employees' priorities and how employers can provide them while still remaining within their budget. Schedule a personal consultation to discuss healthcare solutions at any time. 

  • 00:31

    Employee Benefits 101 for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

    in Finance

    The last thing on the minds of freelancers and entrepreneurs is making certain they planned for employee benefits for themselves and/or their employees. Building and maintaining a business is always top of mind. But, entrepreneurs and freelancers can protect themselves financially -- and provide themselves with benefits such as health, disability and life insurance as well as retirement and investment products -- more easily than they may realize. 

    Carol Harnett, president of the Council for Disabiilty Awareness, will talk through benefits, retirement and investment options with Jennifer Fitgerald, CEO and Co-Founder of Policy Genius and financial planner, Mary Beth Storjohann (a paid spokesperson for the CDA), of Workable Wealth.


  • 00:31

    Show #127: Repositioning Employee Engagement

    in Business

    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


  • 00:31

    Show #131: Relationship Between Unresolved Conflict & Employee Engagement

    in Business

    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

  • 00:35

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

    in Business

    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

  • 00:30

    Show #132: Visual Thinking and Employee Engagement

    in Business

    Special Guest: John Ashton of Crackerjack Visual Thinking

    Join us as we talk about what visual thinking is, how to get an organisation ‘visual thinking’ and how it can be used to engage a workforce.

    John helps to increase engagement by helping people explore and visualise their organisations story.

    Helping people throughout an organisation have a shared understanding the organisations story (often referred to as its strategic narrative) is a key part of any engagement strategy.

    His career began working in a variety of learning and development roles for Boots the Chemists including e-learning and behavioural competency development roles. He then went on to lead the learning and development function at Nottingham Building Society introducing a blended learning approach, overseeing the skills and behavioural development aspects of a major core systems implementation and designing the society’s first management and executive development programmes.

    Host: Jo Moffat

  • 00:30

    How Wellness Programs Improve Employee Performance

    in Business

    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

    Last week we talked about the benefits of a blended workforce and the staffing challenges it brings, and this week we’re going to talk about how wellness programs improve employee performance.

    Making time to stay in shape isn’t easy. Frenetic schedules and longer work hours take a big bite out of exercise. Plus, according to the American Heart Association, sedentary jobs have increased 83% since 1950 and physically active jobs now make up less than 20% of our workforce. In 1960, about half of the US workforce was physically active. 

    What to do? Being physically active can boost the employees’ health and it’s good for your business as well. In fact, research shows that workers who exercise during the day reported a 15 percent boost in performance, a happier mood and increased ability to meet deadlines.

    Whether you can have an on-site corporate fitness center or not, there are simple ways you can help your employees find time for fitness and support their overall health and well-being.

    Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about the benefits of a blended workforce and the staffing challenges it brings with this week’s guest: Ann Wyatt, vice president of account management at HealthFitness, a health management leader that creates effective health management and corporate fitness programs.

    Thank you to all the TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!

  • 01:54

    Veterans Benefits

    in Social Networking

    Veterans Benefits is the topic today!!

  • 00:52

    The Power of Healthy Habits & Best Practices for Employee Communication

    in Business

    On this week's program, hosts Andrew Dietz and Doug Field welcome special guests from WellRight and GuideSpark to the program to discuss trends and best practices in workplace wellness, employee engagement and more.

    For the first segment, the hosts welcome two guests from WellRight – Tad Mitchell, president and CEO, and Michael Guercio, content manager – to discuss their newly published book on workplace wellness. Co-authors Michael and Tad set off on a journey to figure out what makes people healthy. Their goal was to cut through today’s information overload and create a concise list of what is most important. Along the way, they discovered the power of habits. The result is a remarkably fresh and simple approach to wellness. In this interview, Michael and Tad will share the highlights of their journey and explain how their approach to wellness works.

    For the second segment, the hosts talk with Keith Kitani, CEO and co-founder of GuideSpark. The choices surrounding health care and benefits can be particularly tricky for employees; the industry jargon and sheer volume of the materials associated with benefits are often overwhelming. Yet, as benefits continue to be a differentiating factor for many organizations, in terms of attracting new talent and retaining current employees, employers must be able to simplify these often complicated topics and ensure their employees are well educated on the options available. Figuring out how best to communicate complex information in a way that enables employees and their families to identify and enroll in the best options is key to creating an engaged, satisfied, healthy and productive workforce.  

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