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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    in Radio


    "Dino", born in Chicago, Illinois on November 3, 1970 to his mother is Gwen Anderson, (a high school graduate) and father David Wells Sr., a Viet-Nam veteran who served in the United States Marines. Dealing with tribulations throughout most of his life and the devastating divorce of his parents; Dino decided to pursue a boxing career as a young man. Raised in Chicago for most of his life, he also lived in a small town called Eufaula, Alabama. Within that span, he dealt with more he could handle, while trying to raise a son and daughter, all while fostering an entertainment career. Dino also served a short stint in the United States Army National Guard & Reserves. He took a few years off to weather the storms in his life, to refine his career

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    Show # 125 High engagement scores through systematic engagement processes

    in Business

    Craig Rollason, UK Business Analysis and Solution Architecture Manager at National Grid

    Craig is the UK business analysis and solution architecture manager within National Grid running a matrixed team of internal employees plus contractors and third party suppliers. His focus is success through people by developing individuals and teams within and outside his organisational remit by aligning individual and organisational needs, and building an inclusive culture.

    He is a skilled facilitator and enjoys designing and creating sustainable processes and events that engage and inspire individuals and teams at all levels of the organisation.

    His team have recently rated high engagement scores and in the radio show Craig explains the underlying thinking and processes he uses to build, manage and engage his team by supporting staff and helping them be successful at the heart of management practices

    Craig is a contributing author to a best selling BCS business analysis book. Finalist for BCS IT Manager of the year 2014/15.Presenter at IIBA European Business Analysis Conference in September 2014 and 2015. And one team member won BCS BA of the year award for 2013/14 and was a finalist for 2014/15.

    This week's host is Jo Moffatt

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    Show #126: The Benefits Engagement Can Bring to Patient Experience in the NHS

    in Business

    Chris Barton, Assistant Director of Education and Workforce Transformation, South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.

    A Nurse by profession, Chris has worked in mental health as a clinician and operational manager for the last 17 years, most recently leading the Trust’s Listening into Action Programme, which was shortlisted for the 2014 Health Service Journal Staff Engagement Award.

    Join us as we discuss how employee engagement can have a significant impact on the quality of care provided within health services. Empowering and enabling staff to be able to innovate and develop services, with as few obstacles as possible can not only improve staff survey results, but also the patient experience. Changing culture in public services and improving staff experience within the context of austerity can be a challenge, but by demonstrating commitment from the very top of the organisation, Chris will share how staff engagement has led to considerable change.

    Host: Jo Dodds

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    The Employee Engagement Lifecycle - Boomerang Employees

    in Social Networking

    There’s a new type of candidate circling the hiring pool: the boomerang employee. Dan Schawbel and Dave Almeda drops by @DriveThruHR to share 'The Employee Engagement Lifecycle' Series commissioned by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and WorkplaceTrends.com.Survey data shows a changing mindset about hiring boomerang employees – i.e. someone who left an organization, for whatever reason, and then rejoined that same organization at a later date. Tune in to know more details about the survey.

    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 their knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics every day at 12:00 pm Central Time.  The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at  @drivethruhr and #dthr.  ?

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    Encouraging the You in Success - Employee Engagement Series

    in Management

    Welcome to Encouraging the You in Success with your co-hosts Jennifer Milius and Doug Huggins!

    Today's episode finishes up their Emplyee Engagement Series.  You can go back and listen to the entire series by searching our station on as an iTunes Podcast.

    Employee Engagement Series - Gallup Question 12 and Answering Listener Questions

    Q12: This last year, I have had opportunities at work to learn and grow

    Please be sure to tune in every other week to hear more shows from Encouraging You in Success.  And hear previous shows and learn more information at www.wrspradio.com.

  • Show #123: Employee Engagement for the Individual and Team - Which Comes First?

    in Business

    Special Guest: Jamie Lawrence, Editor, HRZone.com

    Effective engagement requires both an individual and collective focus but it seems that many companies focus on engaging the individual rather than thinking about the collective units – teams. The basic unit at work is the team, with a line manager at the helm, and there’s an argument that human beings as social creatures require high levels of engagement with their social working environment as a pre-requisite to individual engagement. Is it a chicken or egg scenario? Should companies be focusing on both from different, or similar, angles? Either way, as more research looks at group effectiveness and inclusiveness at work, there’s doubt we need to focus more on engaging the collective as well as the individual.

    Jamie Lawrence is editor of global online HR publication and community HRZone.com He regularly speaks to audiences of 250+ and has interviewed key HR industry names, including Daniel H. Pink. Jamie has worked previously as a small business journalist and a copywriter and has published non-fiction that reached #2 in the NYT Children’s Bestseller List. Jamie is committed to driving forward the HR agenda through HRZone.com and making sure that HR Directors have the knowledge and insight necessary to ensure HR has influence across the whole organisation.

    Host: Jo Moffatt