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Success in business today requires a complex chemistry of people, product, value, and customer experience.
In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we welcome Jim Knight. He spent over 20 years with the iconic Hard Rock Cafe, one of the more recognized brands in the world. Their success is due as much to the people who work in the organization and the company culture as it is clever marketing. Today, Jim works with companies to revolutionize their culture so they set the stage for employee performance that rocks.
You can follow Jim Knight on Twitter at @knightspeaker.
Learn more about his work with companies at http://knightspeaker.com and http://hospitalityonpoint.com.
And over the coming weeks, I'm taking you with me on my journey to write my next book. I'll share my process for writing the book and give you updates on my progress. I've decided what topics I'll write about, so this week, I talk about setting goals and planning my book-writing time. If you want to catch the previous episode where I talked about the book writing process, click here.
Visit our website at www.businessengaged.com to listen to past episodes. And don't forget to connect with us on Twitter at @businessengaged and
Part of that long held belief is making sure you and your partners, employees, suppliers and distributors are on the same page.
The answer is an effective communications strategy. Connecting your business with its target audience is what Dominic Terry does best.
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Five employee benefits leaders joined CoHealth Checkup co-hosts, Carol Harnett and Fran Melmed, at the end of the second day of the inaugural Human Resource Executive Health & Benefits Leadership Conference in Las Vegas for a no-holds-barred conversation about the conference and employee benefits in general.
We were joined by: Andrew Gold, VP, Total Rewards, Pitney Bowes, Janet McNichol, Human Resources Director, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Vlad Gyster, CEO and Founder, H.Engage, Bonnie Pang, Vice President, Employee Benefits, Atlas Insurance Agency, and Jennifer Benz, Founder and Chief Strategist, Benz Communications.
Bailey Vaez is the creative thinker behind a strategic corporate wellness firm committed to enhancing employee health and organizational culture.Filled with passion for positive change, Bailey brings with her a background in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto, industry expertise in Six Sigma/Lean principles, and ongoing experiences as a wellness consultant.
You want an engaged, productive workplace? It all starts with a healthy employee.There are a few realities workplaces need to pay closer attention to. Consider the following facts:
· Employees are working with fewer resources and spending more than 60% of their days at work.
· Obesity, high blood pressure, anxiety/depression, diabetes type 2 and many other chronic conditions is on a rapid incline.
· Health Benefits, short term/long term disability costs are rising year after year.
· 40% of workers feel overworked, pressured and squeezed to the point of anxiety, depression & disease.
· In Canada, health & productivity costs totaled 17% of payroll vs. 8% just two years ago.
By reviewing the above statements, we hope to set the tone of our discussion. Join us for an eye opening conversation.
Greater employee involvement and even ownership is often put forward as a more motivating and sustaining business model, but does it work? In this show we look at the evidence for the links between employee ownership and engagement. We also review the main insights generated in employee engagement over the last couple of weeks, the conversations which have been stimulated by the movement and the future events and outputs to watch out for. Special guest: Iain Hasdell, CEO Association of E
This week's special guest is Chris Davitt, Partner and President of Ruppert Landscape.
On tonight's show, Chris will discuss developing an employee-focused organization. How do you do it and what are the advantages?
Ruppert is a very unique culture built on hard work, high energy and attention to detail. The culture is very employee focused. Our number one asset is our employees so we devote a lot of attention to hiring employees and keeping them for life.
Some of the topics we will cover include:
• Celebrating successes and longevity
• Performance based bonus plans & discretionary bonuses
• Growth and promotion
• Opportunity for Training & Development
• Organizational / branching structure to enable autonomy
• The role of charitable giving
• Innovation: green, organic and sustainable development
NSPRA'S RICH BAGIN AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY TENNESSEE' SCHOOLS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR ELISE SHELTON ON THIS VERY ENGAGING TOPIC.
Anne Miller one of America's foremost experts in building better communications Bill Thomas, an expert on Health Savings Accounts and all things dealing with healthcare benefits
Join us for a live interview with Rich Ferraro, Vice President of Communications for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). For over 25 years, GLAAD has worked with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBTQ people into millions of homes and workplaces every day. It watches the media to ensure that their coverage of LGBTQ issues and people is fair and accurate and is an advocate for social justice that unites the movement for equality. GLAAD works to increase the visibility of the LGBTQ community and to change hearts and minds. In addition to being GLAAD's primary blogger, Rich has spoken at the two GLAAD Media Awards held so far this year. He also will speak at the upcoming ceremony on May 11th in San Francisco, at which Adam Lambert will be presented with the Davidson/Valentini Award. Among the topics we'll be discussing are GLAAD's history and mission, its past and future work on issues particularly important to the LGBTQ community and the awards being presented to Adam Lambert and Bill Clinton this year.
Our guest for this episode is Bob Merberg, employee wellness manager at Paychex.
Bob Merberg is a contemplative guy. His approach toward Paychex’s health and wellness program combines a balanced review of the current literature, a determination to meet the needs of Paychex’s 12,500 employees, and a commitment to satisfy the organization’s goals. Bob’s viewpoints diverge from what’s au courant in employee wellness, but that’s due to the data telling him something different from many of the latest program trends. This divergence is part of what makes Bob one of the leaders in the field. Join us as we explore with Bob the challenges of searching for what works in employee wellness.
Follow Bob on Twitter @wellwork.
Leah has transformed her 15 years of business experience into a successful communications company, Figure 8 Communications. She teaches business owners, entrepreneurs, and marketing enthusiasts how to apply strategic planning to business messaging and content through affordable workshops, and works directly with private clients. Combining her experience in marketing and journalism, she possesses a unique understanding of how to craft content that is both compelling and educational, effectively
This week, Dr. Elvira will speak with Todd Cavalier, the Executive Director of Informatics Studio to talk about his work in designing communication, evaluation, and traning systems that support target audiences in accessing, understanding and engaging with critical information. Todd Cavalier holds an MFA in communications design from Rhode Island School of Design where he was a RISD Presidents Fellow in Graphic Design. He was a Professor of design and communication theory, and held several research fellowships at Carnegie Mellon University prior to starting Informatics Studio in 1992, an interdisciplinary design and strategic communications firm with national and international clients based in Pittsburgh with a strong presence in Washington DC. Informatics Studio is an audience analysis, communications strategy and design firm with distinguished capabilities in complex program evaluation, strategy and implementation. Informatics applies user-oriented design methodologies and best-of-practice technology to envision and develop engaging and effective communication tools and knowledge resources, streamlined knowledge management systems, online collaborative community frameworks, program branding, messaging, marketing and training in five domains:
•International Development • Economics • Science + Health • Education • Environment
Todd served as Design Program Specialist for the US Information Agency in their Eastern European Program. His design of user interfaces for statistical software tools for visualizing American census data were sponsored by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and Sun Microsystems, and are included in the permanent Research and Technology Collection at the Smithsonian. His work has been published and presented internationally at conferences and speaking engagements focusing on design, technology and social marketing.