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  • 00:45

    Employee Retention and Recognition and Loyalty with Mitzi Perdue

    in Business

    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.

  • 00:31

    Show #152: The Link Between Engagement, Recognition and Productivity

    in Business

    Guest: John McVeigh, President of OC Tanner


    The vast majority of business leaders recognise there is a correlation between engagement, recognition and productivity. In fact, according to a 2016 report by engagement experts, Purple Cubed, 70% of C-Suite members see a clear link between engagement and productivity.


    This is the virtuous circle at its best. Recognising your people impacts upon engagement. And when employees are engaged they are more productive. Positively, if put in place with proper rigour and measures, this cycle can be never ending; delivering continuous tangible results.


    Sadly though, very few organisations measure this connection; citing it ‘too difficult’ or lacking the tools to obtain the data.


    John is currently the President of O.C. Tanner International and is heavily involved in The World Presidents’ Organisation. He and his global team of great work experts have helped thousands of companies around the world design reward and recognition strategies, leadership training initiatives and employee engagement solutions to maximise performance and results.


    Join us as we talk about the link between engagement, recognition and productivity and explain how organisations can achieve great work by finding the perfect ERP formula.


    Host: Jo Moffatt

  • 00:11

    Employee Recognition: Stephen's Story

    in Business

    Stephen Lynch is the COO of RESULTSDotcom and author of Business Execution for Results: A Practical Guide for Leaders of Small to Medium-Sized Businesses. We've been friends since, Stephen always reminds me, 2005. when we met at a Growth Conference hosted by Verne Harnish of Gazelles.


    You can listen to my interview of Stephen about his book here. You can read my review of his book here.


    As he heard of my plans to write a book on Employee Engagement, he offered to write a chapter. It's titled Stephen's Story. In it he shares his personal journey towards recognizing the power of employee recognition and a simple two-step plan to make it a fixed part of his day. Every day.


    I'll read Stephen's Story and let you hear the power of a simple approach to employee recognition.

  • 00:32

    Show #86: Utilizing Social Recognition to Drive Employee Alignment & Engagement

    in Business

    Special Guest: Rob Catalano, VP at Achievers


    Employee recognition helps inspire brilliant performance and reinforces the behaviours that drive results, but it has to be done right. Join us as we discuss the biggest influences and top trends for employee recognition in 2015 and beyond.   


    With key statistics and proven best practices and case studies, Rob Catalano, Recognition & Engagement Professional (REP), Certified Recognition Professional (CRP), and Vice President at Achievers, will reveal the most effective way to leverage recognition to align employees with corporate values and business goals that impact bottom-line results.
     
    Host: Jo Moffatt

  • 00:30

    Show #156: Employee Engagement Confusion Reigns at the Top

    in Business

    Special Guest: Jane Sunley, business author and CEO of employee engagement specialists, Purple Cubed


    Employee engagement: a subject of much debate, confusion and occasionally, derision. Ambiguous. Over-complicated. Siloed. Yet, consistently executed in the right way and combined with enablement and empowerment, it’s a sure-fire way to achieve competitive advantage and business success.


    Many businesses, however, are still overcomplicating the ‘people stuff’, at the heart of which engagement, enablement and empowerment lies. In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous climate, many are still fighting to keep their heads above water; implementing ‘tick box strategies’; ‘running initiatives’ in isolation and consigning much needed action to the ‘too difficult box’.


    Engagement is not dealt with via a survey, having a lovely office environment or some great benefits. It’s a way of life, an all encompassing, on-going blueprint for 21st Century business says today’s guest, Jane Sunley.


    With experience as a CEO, employer and expert in employee engagement, Jane will be sharing her views on why so many businesses still fail to get engagement right. She will be revealing some of the more startling findings from Purple Cubed’s recent study of C-Suite leaders and employees from across the UK and providing her thoughts on where businesses should focus their people strategies.


    Host: Jo Dodds

  • 00:31

    Show #155: Measuring the Value of Employee Engagement

    in Business

    Special Guest: Andy Campbell, HCM Strategy Director for Oracle EMEA


    Oracle’s Simply Talent: A Western European Perspective study reveals that many Western European countries still have some way to go in terms of effectively measuring employee engagement and its impact on performance. As competition for skilled workers continues to get fiercer, organisations that cannot keep their top performers engaged and motivated risk losing them to competitors.


    Join us as we discuss the findings from the study: how valuable employee engagement is to employers, how it is currently being measured, and how companies can make employee engagement a competitive differentiator.


    Andy Campbell has been at Oracle for 18 years. In his current position as HCM Strategy Director for Oracle EMEA he leads the research and thought leadership activities associated with Oracle’s HCM Cloud propositions. He combines this role with active engagement with customer executive teams that are looking to the embrace the significant opportunities that are enabled by such capabilities. In his previous positions he has been responsible for the successful delivery of major business transformation programmes in a variety of industries in both public and private sectors, leading significant multi-disciplinary teams. He has substantial experience of the effective deployment of leading edge technology to address significant business problems and opportunities.


    Host: Jo Moffatt

  • 00:32

    Show #151: Record Breaking Employee Engagement Increases

    in Business

    Guest: Anthony Burrows, Managing Partner of Intelligent Emotion.


    If you need some inspiration on how to take employee engagement to the next level in your business, listen to Anthony Burrows talk about how he and his team helped Allied Irish Bank deliver one of the biggest surges in employee engagement over a two-year period of any company in Europe ever, winning no less than 3 prestigious external awards in the last year.


    Prior to working with AIB, Anthony led the engagement agenda at RSA Insurance helping to take them from mediocre levels of engagement to world-class in just 3 years. And in the case of both AIB and RSA, the record-breaking engagement increases contributed to the significant turnaround of these businesses.


    Anthony is now a managing partner of a newly established internal communication, employee engagement and people change consultancy business called Intelligent Emotion.


    Host: Jo Dodds

  • 00:30

    Simple Ways to Measure Employee Engagement

    in Business

    Employee engagement is all the buzz, and rightfully so. When employees are engaged, they adopt the vision, values and purpose of the organization where they work.


    Engaged employees are passionate contributors, innovative problem solvers, and stunning colleagues. Plus, high-performing employees want to work in places like that and smart employers want to cultivate that kind of environment.


    Join us as guest Leila Zayed and host Meghan M. Biro address the importance of employee engagement and some practical ways to measure it in an organization.

  • 00:19

    Employee Benefits Your Employers ERISA

    in Podcasting

    Don't submit your application for Employee Benefits under ERISA blindly.  Employers already have the upper hand because they design your Benefit Package, control the outcome, and know the laws.  How much do most Employees know?  Typically, only what Employers want you to know. 


    Take the next few minutes and learn top five things you need to know about Employee Benefits Plans under ERISA. What you learn may be your best protections. "I am encourage to see more people stand up and say, ERISA Reform is needed today, not tomorrow." - ESTRA


    Part II Includes: 



    Be prepared in case your benefits abruptly stop.  (By the way, this can happen with Auto, Life, LTD Insurance including Social Security Disability.)
    ERISA Laws are under Federal jurisdiction. Therefore, state and local laws have less of an impact when fighting for your benefits.
    Don’t be intimidated into giving up your benefits because of the power and influence of Employers.  There are more of us than them and when we stand together, we can bring about fair and just change. 
    Be prepared in case your benefits abruptly stop.  (By the way, this can happen with Auto, Life, LTD Insurance including Social Security Disability.)  
    ERISA Laws are under Federal jurisdiction. Therefore, state and local laws have less of an impact when fighting for your benefits. 

  • 00:32

    Show #153: Whole Life Engagement is the Missing Link to Employee Engagement

    in Business

    Guest: Mike Greatwood, CEO, thedreammanagerprogram.com


    Mike Greatwood as an experienced business leader, engager of people, buyer of services, and as CEO of an engagement coaching provider that actually does make a difference. He will share his views on how to get people truly engaged, and how employers can actually make a difference and reap the benefits…


    Host: Jo Dodds

  • 00:34

    Employee Recognition - Why is everyone talking about it?

    in Business

    Why are so many people talking about Employee Engagement? We'll find out a few tips on the effectiveness of employee recognition and how it can potentially provide financial success to your company.  Zane Safrit, CEO, Business Consultant, and Author will share some of his experiences and lessons learned on building employees awareness of company goals, raising morale, and increasing productivity. 


    Zane Safri has spent his career in call center operations, many of them serving international customers and sales forces. From an entry level position as a customer service rep to team leader to Assistant Director and Country Manager to finally CEO he saw the language of employee recognition and employee engagement is a univeral language and so are the forms of its ROI. As Country Manager, he opened his company's first overseas office in Seusseldorf, Germany and used employee recognition and engagement to double sales and triple the number of new orders within the first six months. As CEO of a small conference call service provider he rebudgeted the company's advertising and marketing budgets towards employees and customers. This resulted in revenue growth of 80% while retail prices were pushed lower by over 70%, all the time generating positive cash-flows, the lifeblood of small business. In his book Recognize THEM: 52 Ways to Recognize Your Employees In Way They Value he has compiled many of the ways he used to recognize and engage employees, many of them require no financial inventment, research and data to show the positive impact on a company's performance and inspiring quotes from business leaders on the value of employee recognition. He also shares his mistakes to help you avoid them as you being this journey towards a culture of engagement.