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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook

Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Ideal Work Schedule and the Circadian Rhythm

Many people work on similar schedules, give or take a few extra hours. The more research that is done, however, shows that individuals need to be checking their own, personal clocks to get the most out of their efforts. Christopher Barnes, assistant professor of management at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business, talks with Tim Muma about the Circadian Rhythm and how it impacts our energy, focus and productivity. He discusses ways employers can set up their employees for success, and what we can do to utilize our mind and body more effectively. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

15mins

14 Sep 2015

Rank #1

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - How Great Mothers Make Great Leaders

In a world of fast-paced, high-pressure jobs, companies are often looking for employees that can “handle the heat.” And who is better suited to handle pressure than a mother? Salary.com estimated last year that a stay-at-home mother would earn an annual salary of nearly $119,000, if compensated for all of her mothering duties. In the workplace, mothers can be just as valuable. Jas Singh returns to LJNRadio to share his insight on the characteristics that mothers and workplace leaders have in common, and why mothers often make great leaders in the office. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

14mins

18 May 2015

Rank #2

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Tactics for Difficult Work Conversations

Whether it has to do with a more personal matter, a business-related complaint, or potentially firing someone, there are countless difficult conversations that need to be had at work. Jim Webber, a professional with more than 25 years of experience as an employment lawyer and human resources manager, gives us some tips on how to handle various situations, big or small. He tells Tim Muma how a personal issue needs a different tact than a legal one, and he fills the listeners in on some of the most important steps to take. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

17mins

2 Mar 2015

Rank #3

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - How to Be More Assertive at Work

Being assertive at work can be an important part of your career development. The delicate balance between being too passive or too aggressive may take practice and effort, but the outcome is often worth the hard work. Melody Wilding, licensed social worker and founder of her self-named career-coaching firm for young professional women and female entrepreneurs, joins LJNRadio to explain the techniques of being more assertive at work, and how assertiveness can improve your career. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

19mins

22 Feb 2015

Rank #4

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Bouncing Back After a Career Setback

Career setbacks such as lay-offs, re-organization of companies, working for an unsupportive manager, or even a lingering sense of discontent with your career can have a profound effect on your life. But with determination and good strategy, you can learn to bounce back from negative career situations and come out stronger on the other side. Sherri Thomas, career strategist, international speaker, and the best-selling author of "The Bounce Back – Personal stories of bouncing back higher and faster after a layoff, re-org or career setback" joins LJNRadio to share her insight on this topic. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

18mins

30 Dec 2014

Rank #5

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Handling a Slacking Co-Worker

It's likely you'll be working with a slacking co-worker at some point in your career. He or she may be negatively impacting your work on a number of levels and something needs to be said. This can be a complicated and delicate issue to take care of when it's a peer. Kerry Patterson, co-founder of VitalSmarts, helps the listeners figure out the best tactics for handling this situation with professionalism and effectiveness. Kerry tells Tim Muma that carefully addressing the individual and having a sound strategy makes it much simpler to manage. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

16mins

21 Oct 2014

Rank #6

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Why the Two-Week Notice Still Matters

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the belief that giving a two-week notice isn't necessary anymore when you're leaving an employer. Some argue the practice is outdated or doesn't make a difference. Mary V. Davids, Principal Consultant at D&M Consulting Services, joins Tim Muma to refute these beliefs. She explains why the two-week notice remains not only a professional courtesy, but imperative to the future of your career. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

19mins

8 Oct 2014

Rank #7

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Negotiating a Flexible Work Schedule

In some companies, negotiating a flexible work schedule is an easy process. In other organizations, the discussion may become an uphill battle for employees who are seeking a non-traditional work schedule. To learn more about how to effectively negotiate a flexible work schedule, LJNRadio welcomes Dr. Christine Dickson, a clinical psychologist, industrial-organization psychologist, and the owner of Tri-Valley Psychotherapy. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

17mins

24 Sep 2014

Rank #8

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Employment Notebook – Power of Gratitude

When it comes to the workplace, one item that may or may not be present is the idea of gratitude, whether it is expressed in words or actions. Andria Corso, founder of C3 Coaching and Consulting, has worked with a variety of Fortune 100 C-Suite leadership teams, and she brings that perspective to LJNRadio. In Andria's experience, gratitude holds plenty of power in the workplace and she has some different ways it looks and sounds, as well as the impact it can have on everyone. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

13mins

13 Aug 2014

Rank #9

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Getting Along With a Younger Boss

Many of our shows touch on the aspects of generational differences in the workplace, but one area of potential sensitivity occurs when a mature worker reports to a younger boss. National best-selling author, Kerry Hannon, AARP's Jobs Expert, dives into this subject that seems to be happening now more than ever. Kerry gives Tim Muma the details that make this a challenging circumstance, as well as the little (and big) things that can turn an uncomfortable situation into a productive and satisfying relationship. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

16mins

20 Jun 2014

Rank #10

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Phrases Leaders Should Avoid

The words and actions of the leaders in an organization can make a huge impact on the employees' production and satisfaction. Dianna Booher, an expert in executive communications and the author of 46 books related to the topic, talks with Tim Muma about how certain phrases can create many problems for a company. Dianna also offers up some alternative things leaders can say to add a positive impact. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

16mins

7 May 2014

Rank #11

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Avoiding Burnout

Early mornings and late nights spent at work, panic attacks over missing deadlines for the smallest projects, and a never-ending pile of work just sounds exhausting. But over time high levels of stress and anxiety can cause burnout. Paula Davis-Laack, founder and CEO of the Davis Laack Stress and Resilience Institute, joins us to share her experience with burnout and several strategies that you can use to prevent it from happening to you. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

18mins

18 Apr 2014

Rank #12

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Remote Workforce: Factors to Consider Before Switching

Technology, efficiency and flexibility are all coming together to entice employers to move to a remote workforce. Of course, many individuals welcome the opportunity to work from elsewhere and have some autonomy. Craig Bryant, founder and product manager for Kin HR, gives Tim Muma and the employers listening some tips on what to think about before making the switch to a remote workforce. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

15mins

28 Mar 2014

Rank #13

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Narcissism in the Workplace

With social media taking the lead, narcissism has become a rather big part of our current society. It's also making an impact in the workplace and how people think and perform. Tim Sackett brings his 20 years of human resources and recruiting experience to give managers and employers advice and strategies on how to lead a generation with a very different perspective on their employment. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

19mins

30 Jan 2014

Rank #14

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - What Truly Matters When Hiring

Whenever you're hiring someone, it's a challenge to handpick the perfect candidate, but it's also important to understand where missteps may occur. Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk, argues that most of the time, the issue lies in what the employer deems most important. Gary explains what aspects truly matter when hiring personnel and how focusing on factors other than skill and knowledge will lead to greater success in hiring. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

24mins

29 Dec 2013

Rank #15

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Managing Emotional Employees

Emotions can run high in a place of employment, whether it's brought on by a co-worker or a personal event. Many factors can negatively affect an employee, leading to potentially unpredictable responses and struggles on the job, impacting multiple employees in the process. Jackie Mueckenheim of ERC joins Tim Muma to discuss effective strategies for managing emotional employees, from recognizing signs to approaching the individual and preventing emotional issues from impacting the organization altogether. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

20mins

26 Nov 2013

Rank #16

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Essentials for New Managers

Making the switch from productive "general" employee into a manager's position is often a challenging, eye-opening experience. Too few individuals are trained to manage others, creating a steep learning curve at the start. Tim Muma talks with Victor Lipman, founder and principal of Howling Wolf Management Training, who uses his experience as a frontline manager to give the rookies some essential areas to focus on to help ensure a smooth transition into becoming an effective manager. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

20mins

22 Nov 2013

Rank #17

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Early Recognition to Aid Retention

It's no secret American workers are quick to leave one employer for another with the average job tenure less than five years and millenials barely staying beyond three. Cord Himelstein is the vice president of marketing and communications for Michael C. Fina, an employee recognition company, and he offers up an underutilized strategy. Cord argues companies need to recognize employees sooner and he gives Tim Muma some details on what will make it effective. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

16mins

18 Nov 2013

Rank #18

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Pre-Employment Screening

The effective hiring of the best employees requires a focused strategy and a detailed method. Jennifer Nichols, human resources manager at West Corporation, fills us in on the key factors in the pre-employment screening process. Jennifer points out the essential information you need and how to successfully put together an accurate assessment. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

19mins

18 Oct 2013

Rank #19

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LJNRadio: Employment Notebook - Emotional Intelligence

Skills and experience are vital components of a successful employee, but the role of emotional intelligence may be taking on greater value in the workplace. Dr. Travis Bradberry, the award-winning author of the number one best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the co-founder of TalentSmart, joins Tim Muma to explain the significance and importance of emotional intelligence among individuals and businesses. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to those seeking new employment and employed individuals. Expertise and real-life experiences are shared to help employees and managers achieve success in the workplace.

23mins

30 Sep 2013

Rank #20