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Transform Your Workplace

The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends. Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more.

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The Surprising Science of Meetings

Admit it. Most business meetings suck - It sucks your time and productivity, especially when run poorly. But it shouldn’t be that way. Meetings are supposed to be opportunities for leaders to shine and lead the team to achieve their targets and improve performance. According to Steven Rogelberg’s research, only 20% of leaders receive training on how to run meetings properly. And so it’s no wonder ineffective meetings are being conducted every time in the workplace. How can we conduct better meetings and utilize time more efficiently? Join me as I speak with Steven Rogelberg, the author of the book “The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance." In this episode, you'll learn how to run better meetings for your team. Grab a copy of Steven’s book now and start conducting meetings effectively! Click here to know more. In this episode, you will learn about: The reasons behind poorly conducted meetings How to make sure meetings are effective Having intentional leaders and stewards that care about other’s time Incorporating silence in brainstorming Efficient ways to collect data when running a meeting --- What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. --- More about Steven Rogelberg: Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions.  He is a Professor of Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology as well as the Director of Organizational Science. He has over 100 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work, and organizational research methods. He is the Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology, and the Talent Management Essentials book series.  Connect with Steven: Steven Rogelberg’s Website Twitter LinkedIn

27mins

1 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Practicing Etiquette in the Workplace

Etiquette rules in the business world differ largely from standard social settings. And many people end up making fools of themselves because they don’t understand how things flow in such situations. Mindy Lockard, a Leadership and Etiquette expert who helps people feel confident in their skin and connect with other people, talks about business and workplace etiquette. She also teaches workshops on dining, personal branding, and networking to colleges and universities, government agencies and private companies. We’ll be touching on the topic of growth mindset and the importance of people skills to achieve success in any job and any business endeavor. Mindy also shares essential tips one must remember when going to formal/business dining. Live graciously as you learn more about etiquette in today’s episode of Transform your Workplace! In this episode, you will learn about: How Mindy got into the field of etiquette Misconceptions surrounding etiquette Etiquette, manners, and the growth mindset Proper and improper etiquette practiced in the workplace How to avoid arrogance What it means to speak openly and honestly Things you should know about etiquette Corporate etiquette and culture Dining etiquette workshop Resources Mentioned: Choosing Civility Mindy Lockard’s Program & Shop The Gracious Girl Guide What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey. Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Connect with Mindy: MindyLockard.com Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter

45mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Why we should connect more at work

As social beings, we are wired to connect. It’s part of our DNA. And communication has never been easier than now with the introduction of the internet and social media that allows us to be more interconnected.  Despite all of that, many still feel isolated and disconnected, especially in the workplace. How do we take action and create more engagement at work and connectedness with others? Take the first step in connecting and approaching others in a friendly way as Dr. Melanie Katzman reveals how through her new book “Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work ”. Dr. Melanie Katzman is a business psychologist, advisor, consultant to the world’s top public and private companies, government agencies,  and nonprofits. She is also the founder of Katzman consulting and the founding partner of the social enterprise Leader’s Quest. In this episode, Dr. Katzman shares 52 actions you can do to forge deeper bonds with your colleagues. These steps are the same techniques she used with leaders and employees from top companies around the world. We’re also going to know the reason why she decided to write the book and why Connect First is the cheapest transformation program any HR person or Manager will ever come across! This episode is jam-packed with ideas that are actionable and easy to implement. So make sure you go grab a pen and a paper to write them all down!   Grab a copy of Dr. Katzman’s book here! In this episode, you will learn about: The reason why Melanie decided to write Connect First Bringing emotion into the workplace  Why Connect First book is the cheapest transformation program that you’ll ever come across  Taking a pause and checking your own emotional state Smiling and establishing respect How the word thank you can transform the way we interact with people Different ways we can acknowledge others Appropriate touch Abundance mindset vs. a scarcity mindset Becoming a magnet person Melanie’s thoughts on aging at work --- What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. --- More about Melanie Katzman: Dr. Melanie Katzman is a business psychologist, advisor, and consultant to the world’s top public and private companies, as well as governmental and nonprofit institutions. A sought-after expert in executive development, group dynamics, and leadership diversity, she founded Katzman Consulting in 1999 and has worked with businesses--including Accenture, Bain Consulting, Goldman Sachs, MTV, PwC, and Viacom--in 31 countries. A busy speaker, Katzman is also a founding partner of the global nonprofit Leaders’ Quest, which serves a community of 12,000 members and facilitates cross-sector strategic discussions on pressing economic and social problems. Katzman was a Senior Fellow at The Wharton School’s Center for Leadership and Change Management and has held faculty positions in psychiatry at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center, the University of London, and the Chinese University in Hong Kong. Katzman co-created and was co-host of the show Women@Work on Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 132. She has been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Vanity Fair, O Magazine, and on ABC, CBS, and Lifetime. Connect with Melanie: Twitter LinkedIn Melanie Katzman Resources mentioned in this episode: Katzman Consulting

37mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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The Benefits of Coaching Culture

Here’s a stat for you: 65% of employees would forego a raise to see their leader fired. According to Adam Brantley, executive coach at Building Champions, those employees need leaders that coach their people—rather than just telling them what to do. Listen in as we discuss how coaching leadership can change companies for the better, how to bring coaching culture into your own company and the communication tactics that keep employees engaged. In this episode, you will learn about: How Adam became an executive coach Hierarchy in the workplace Building the coaching culture What makes an effective coaching atmosphere The four components that drive engagement What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey. Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com More about Adam: Adam's work history, along with experience as a father to young boys and husband to an accomplished leader, has made him highly effective at priority management and work-life balance.  Before Building Champions, Adam owned and operated a Chick-fil-A restaurant where he was successful at engaging the team around his vision and developing leaders in the organization to effectively grow the top and bottom lines. Adam loved increasing sales, but where he found his greatest passion was engaging and coaching individuals both inside and outside the walls of the restaurant. Know more about Adam here. Resources Mentioned: Building Champions Guide to Building a Coaching Culture ebook Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. By Brad Lomenick Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell by Eric Schmidt

32mins

4 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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How Managers Should Spend Their Time

Are you spending more time with your low performers or high performers? How much time do you spend with each? As managers and employers, you need to spend your time wisely. In this episode, Paige Tamlyn joins us to talk about how managers spend their time and who should they be spending it on. Should you focus more on the low performers to improve their skills, and overcome their weaknesses? Or should you focus on your top ones to unleash more of their strengths?  If you’ve never thought about it, then be sure to listen to this episode and learn where you should invest your time and energy more to create more value for your company, customers, and employees! In this episode, you will learn about: Whom should you focus your time on? How engaged are your top performers? Why you should focus more on your top performers than your low ones Micromanaging your employees Positive reinforcement 9-Box Grid Strategy What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. More about Paige Tamlyn: Paige Tamlyn is an HR Generalist and a project manager on the side. She is a freelance stylist in her free time. Her interests, in addition to HR, is Social Marketing. You can find her moonlighting on Xenium’s Podcast or keeping up with the latest trends in social media. Connect with Paige: LinkedIn Resources mentioned in this episode: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck Why You Should Focus More On Your Top Performers Than Your Weak Ones by Alex Paley

14mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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2020 Workplace and HR Trends

A new generation of workers are entering the workforce, companies are undergoing a digital transformation, and the use of AI in the workplace is getting more and more attention. It’s time to update and equip yourself with the new HR and workplace trends that’ll shape this year’s workplace! In this episode, we are joined by Xenium HR’s  Alishia Young, VP of HR & Client and Lacey Partipilo, Director of HR and Client Success, to talk about the workplace and HR trends you need to watch out for in 2020! To help you stay on top of the game, I put together a list of the possible trends that we at Xenium, believe will transform the workplace and the workforce this 2020 and for the years to come! In this episode, you will learn about: Diversity and inclusion Performance reviews and psychological safety The evolution of HR roles Understanding how your business works Omnipresent AI Automation Pay equity New workforce: Millennials and Gen Z What people want from work report Workplace challenges over the next several years Connect with Alishia Young LinkedIn Connect with Lacey Partipilo LinkedIn What did you think of this short bonus episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

37mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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Basecamp CTO and co-founder on Why it’s so crazy at work

You’re super busy at work — your phone's blowing up from the overflowing inbox of notifications, reminders, and chats. There’s so much interruption that you’ve got no time to think. And when you do, you have to stay stuck at the office, working more than 40-hours a week or force yourself to pull an all-nighter to meet unrealistic deadlines.  You don’t even have time to sleep because of your packed schedules and endless meeting.  When weekends come, instead of spending your precious me-time relaxing and having fun, you have those Sunday-afternoon emails to worry about, waiting to be read and dealt with. It’s just crazy!!! But hey, work doesn’t have to be crazy.  It’s true. We can still deliver a fantastic job without making ourselves miserable and insanely working like crazy to meet those so-called “goals.” We can have a productive work environment that lets people do their work in the best way possible. Basecamp is setting a great example of what it’s like to have a calm and productive workplace! How can we achieve a productive workplace without sacrificing long hours and avoid getting burned out? In today’s episode, I’ll talk about the book “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work” with David Heinemeier Hansson, the author, CTO, and co-founder at Basecamp. We will also discuss the topic of the constant state of businesses, overworked employees, and the fact that we’re working more hours but still come out as unproductive.  David argues that you can still have that million-dollar business without requiring your employees to work insanely long hours and he’s going to tell you how. He will also share a lot of useful advice and action ideas you can apply back to your organization!  Grab your copy now! Check out the book here. In this episode, you will learn about: What crazy means in the workplace The reason behind the long work hours Hustle Mania and the obsession with growth Burned out and overworked employees Setting your goals the Basecamp way Achieving the state of calmness The negative consequences of introducing technology and rejecting the “present person” practice The reason why Basecamp doesn’t do shared calendars inside the office How David coaches his people not to be distracted by constant interruptions from people internally and externally? Office hours and part-time managers David’s thoughts on work-life balance Out of the office benefits vs. In office Connect with David: Twitter Email: david@dhh.dk Resources mentioned from this episode: Basecamp It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson Remote Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson Henry Ford What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey. Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

39mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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The 10X Culture with Darren Chait

How you run your company says a lot about what you value, and it directly impacts the productivity of your people. Are you looking to take your company’s performance to the next level?  If you want to get more things done, you need to make some changes to improve work productivity and happiness in the workplace. To achieve all of this, Darren Chait, Co-Founder, and COO of Hugo, a connected meeting notes platform, joins us to talk about his book 10X Culture: The 4-hour meeting week and 25 other secrets from innovative, fast-moving teams. His book offers insights and many lessons from the most innovative teams to cultivate each team member to become leaders and decision-makers. We touched on everything from what it means to become an effective leader and drive a culture that propels the team to the top. We also talk about how teams can work more effectively together, the modern world with technology, how to make decisions, how to cut down on meeting times, how to communicate, and many more! Darren’s book is a must-have for every leader. It’s the perfect handbook for using culture to build a thriving organization! Make sure you grab yourself a copy, click 👉here. In this episode, you will learn about: What it means to become an effective leader How teams can work more effectively How to cut down on medium ties What is a decision journal? Directly Responsible Individuals The purpose of a meeting Collaborative communication tools for teams What did you think of this short bonus episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Connect with Darren LinkedIn Twitter HUGO

34mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Building & Leading an Extraordinary Team with Jason Caldwell

It takes an extraordinary team to accomplish incredible things. But how do we build one? What makes a team extraordinary? Start this year off right by listening in today’s episode as an author, speaker, world-record athlete, and pro leadership coach Jason Caldwell joins us to share his amazing experience on how to build and lead an extraordinary team to accomplish incredible things! He is the founder of Latitude 35, a leadership training firm that operates around the world. He also wrote Navigating the Impossible: Build Extraordinary Teams and Shutter Expectations, a guidebook on how you and your team can turn impossible goals into reality. Jason also talks about his thrilling story of crossing the Atlantic and how he and his team were able to persevere despite the obstacles they’ve faced along the way! In this episode, you will learn about: How Jason ended up doing a rowing sport The importance of finding your “why” Suffering and sacrifice Why building a great team is important The difference between the best people and the right people Why losing is better than not having a purpose How Jason built his team What it means to “lead with emotion” Rallying for a purpose Why you should have a sense of urgency Resources: Navigating the Impossible: Build Extraordinary Teams and Shatter Expectations by Jason Caldwell What did you think of this short bonus episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Connect with Jason Instagram Twitter Facebook Latitude 35 Racing

31mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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Benefits Trends in the Workplace

The workplace is always evolving and companies should think of ways to keep their employee benefits aligned with what their people really want. Benefits offered by companies are crucial for talent attraction and retention. How can companies keep up with the fast-paced, changing needs, and demands of their employees while staying competitive in today’s growing marketplace? In this episode with Paige Tamlyn, we’re going to discuss and debate about the 2018 AFLAC Workforce Report: 10 Trends Influencing the Future of Workplace Benefits.  This employer survey overview, reviews and examines the top 10 trends that fall into these areas:  Business growth and objectives The rising cost of health care Benefits selections and advisors Supplemental insurance Aligning your benefits to the workforce’s shifting attitude, interest, needs, and demands are essential for a company’s growth and profitability. In this episode, you will learn about: The 10 trends influencing the future of workplace benefits The ever-increasing healthcare insurance cost and why it’s becoming the norm How businesses get creative in offering their benefits to attract strong talent while remaining competitive in the marketplace The continually rising cost of benefits as a challenge for small business owners Becoming the vehicle for transforming the workplace and contributing to help the community Focusing on your workforce wellbeing by focusing on the root cause The concept of employers giving high pay and letting their employees buy their own healthcare plan  Resources Mentioned: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink 401K Insurance Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -- What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey. Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com

22mins

28 May 2019

Rank #10

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Building Your Social Wealth & Capital with Jason Treu

If you think you can go to eat alone, you are bound to be disappointed, and you will eventually hit a dead-end in your life. There’s an entire generation out there that’s growing and finding it hard to connect with others and be successful in it. Though social media has emerged to help us connect with more people, sadly, it has made us more isolated. If you’re struggling to make connections with others yet want to build strong social bonds and unsure of how you should do it, Jason Treu, the author of Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network, shows us how to make meaningful connections and establish long term relationships that’ll benefit your organization and life in general. Jason is a Chief People Officer and Culture and Leadership expert who is in the business of helping leaders, managers, and HR professionals build high-performing cultures and teams have practical communication skills to form unbreakable bonds! He firmly believes that everything we accomplish in life is made possible through the connections we have built with others, which is our real wealth. Jason talks about the reason why he wrote his book, what social capital and wealth are all about, plus some practical and easy ways to build your social capital. Make sure you listen to this episode and learn how you can leverage your relationship-building and communication skills!  Grab your copy of Jason Treu’s and start building your Social Wealth! 👉 click here to get one now! In this episode, you will learn about: Why Jason decided to write a book about building social wealth Why relationship is the biggest problem that we need to deal with What are social wealth and social capital Hard skills vs. soft skills Psychological Safety and Investing Why developing a personal brand is important How to walk the talk Practical ways to build your social capital Resources: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi What did you think of this short bonus episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Connect with Jason LinkedIn Twitter Facebook

42mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Being Okay with Being Uncomfortable

“I’ve never been happier than I am ever since I embraced change.” ⁠— John Johnson Many of us prefer the easy path. We find comfort in things that we already understand. When things change too quickly, we tend to go back to the way things were. Change doesn't always feel good. It makes us uncomfortable, but it's essential because the world around us is ever-changing. Our fear of trying something new from what we're used to prevents us from growing and reaching our full potential. You can't always stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to reach you. You have to go out and take the initiative sometimes. But how do you get comfortable with change? How do you get okay with being uncomfortable? Here's the thing, we'll never feel comfortable at all times. That's why we need to push our boundaries a little bit. John Johnson, an Employee Benefits Consultant at USI, is here to help you shift yourself into that discomfort zone. Today's episode focuses on helping you help yourself be more comfortable with being uncomfortable. In this episode, you will learn about: Why encourage people to be comfortable with being uncomfortable John Johnson’s personal journey with being uncomfortable Taking a break and being mindful Looking for things that challenge you How we become the average of who we hang around One of the best gifts you can give someone  Asking for permission when you’re afraid and uncertain Things you can do to make someone feel comfortable when they’re uncomfortable What drew John to the topic of being okay with being uncomfortable and why it matters Practices that makes John feel confident How John gets people to embrace change The first step in talking with people Why your words and approach matters a lot Getting comfortable with conflict John’s role at USI Connect with John: LinkedIn Enroll in Xenium's e-Learning Courses Connect with Us: What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey. Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Resources mentioned from this episode: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Adam Brantley episode - The Benefits of Coaching Culture Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck Pleasantville movie Apple Christopher Columbus

37mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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Making your company flat, fluid, and fast in this talent mobility revolution

According to a report done by Accenture’s Reworking The Revolution, 46% of the executives surveyed said that traditional job descriptions are obsolete as machines take on routine tasks and as people move to project-based work. While 29% of leaders report that they’ve extensively redesigned jobs. The way we’re doing business and work now has totally changed. We can surely say that we are entering a new era of work where people aren’t staying in the same company for a long period of time, many have side hustles, and employers are opting to hire freelancers and contractors. How do we survive all this change and create an adaptable organization for long-term success?  How should we take this talent mobility revolution and turn it to an opportunity? In this episode of Transform of Your Workplace, Brynne Kennedy joins us to talk about strategies and tactics to seize the coming talent mobility revolution through her new book, Flat, Fluid, and Fast: Harness the Talent Mobility Revolution to Drive Employee Engagement, Accelerate Innovation, and Unleash Growth. Brynne is an entrepreneur and the founder of Topia, a talent mobility company that helps businesses move their employees between locations. She’s a candidate for US Congress in California’s Fourth Congressional District.  Make sure to listen to this episode as we cover everything on how you can adapt to this new world that we’re in so that your company, workplace, and career becomes flat, fluid, and fast! Giveaway alert!! If this episode piqued your interest, you can grab a copy of Brynne’s soon to be released book, by sending me a dm on LinkedIn and I’ll tell you how you can get your copy for FREE! In this episode, you will learn about: The way businesses and work is rapidly changing at a quick pace What the new workforce is going to look like Challenging old ways of thinking in organizations as well as the government The talent mobility revolution, what is it all about and what are the pros and cons? Workforce planning to move people to the right roles The skills and talent graph How your company can adapt to this talent mobility revolution Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. More about Brynne Brynne Kennedy is an entrepreneur and candidate for US Congress in California's Fourth Congressional District (CA-04). She is the Founder of Topia, a relocation and talent mobility company in California, used by customers worldwide. While CEO she grew the company to global operations, raised $100 million and helped tens of thousands of families transition to new jobs and communities.  While leading Topia in California, Brynne also founded Mobility4All, a charitable initiative that supported refugees during the Syrian War. Brynne has also worked with TechNet to advise California State and Federal lawmakers on policies for economic growth and entrepreneurship. Brynne holds a B.A. in History from Yale and an MBA from London Business School.  Connect with Brynne Twitter LinkedIn Resources mentioned in this episode: Flat, Fluid, and Fast: Harness the Talent Mobility Revolution to Drive Employee Engagement, Accelerate Innovation, and Unleash Growth by Brynne Kennedy Reworking the Revolution | Accenture Report

39mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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The Future of Recruiting with Amy Schultz of LinkedIn

Technology is changing the world as we know it. And that includes how we hire talent for our organizations. To stay at the top of the competition, we need to adapt to technological advancements.  Recruiting is on the rise, and it’s changing fast. In this episode, we are joined by Amy Schultz, the Talent Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn, about the future of recruiting and how a recruiter’s role changes. To equip yourself on the trends that can happen in the future, Amy is here to help you be future-ready. She shares how recruiting will change based on LinkedIn data points and interviews from global talent leaders. She also talks about the most significant challenges a recruiter faces today and the vital skills you’ll be needing as a recruiter over the next five years! If you’re a recruiter or have a recruiter background as part of your role, then you’d surely want to listen to this episode! In this episode, you will learn about: The future of recruiting How the roles of a recruiter can change How LinkedIn plays a role in the development of recruiting The biggest challenge in the recruiting environment today 3 Skills that you would need as a recruiter in the next five years What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Connect with Amy Amy’s LinkedIn Profile Resources mentioned in this episode: The Future of Recruiting: 7 Ways your role will change

28mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Coronavirus Recommendations for Employers

Brandon Laws and Lacey Partipio discuss Coronavirus impacts and recommendations for employers. For the latest information on Coronavirus from Xenium, visit: https://www.xeniumhr.com/blog/wellness/coronavirus-prevention-and-info/ Connect with Lacey Partipilo LinkedIn What did you think of this short bonus episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

13mins

6 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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Promoting Work-Life Balance in the Workplace

Juggling workplace stress with the daily pressures of family, friends, hobbies, self, and life in general, is a tough feat for employees to achieve. We’re getting busier than ever and it causes heavy damage to both work and personal lives. Today, Anna Mieners from Cascade Centers, a company that provides counseling services and organizational consultations, joins us again to talk about work-life balance, employee’s wellbeing and preventive programs that benefit both the employer, employee, and the business. Last time we talked about the book - Dying For A Paycheck and how we not die from a paycheck, now we’ll be digging deeper into the work that she does to transform workplaces into an environment where people are happier and healthier. Help your company by helping your employees achieve control and balance in their work and life. In this episode, you will learn about: The nature of Anna’s work and how EAPs provide health and crisis services to organizations Helping people have good work-life balance Training managers and leaders around supporting employees mental health and well being Role modeling and providing emotional and instrumental support to your employees Dealing with employee leaves (e.g. parental leaves) and other work-life related conflicts.  Integrating mental health and well-being into their workplace. More Cascade Centers: Cascade Centers is a family-owned company that provides counseling services and other comprehensive and leading-edge services such as EAPs, Work-Life Balance programs, and Wellness Programs and Coaching to name a few. Resources Mentioned: Cascade Centers What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey. Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

25mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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The Laws of Trust with Joel Peterson, Chairman of JetBlue Airways

Trust in the workplace is just as important as it is in our relationships. It’s the basis of all relationships and the one that holds an organization together. Building a culture of trust is essential in empowering, engaging, and retaining top talent within your organization. But how do we build trust back once it’s already broken? In this episode, Joel Peterson, author of The 10 Laws of Trust, joins us to talk about how we can establish a culture of trust, respect, and integrity within our organizations to ultimately achieve success. Joel is the Chairman of JetBlue Airways and the Founding Partner of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm. He shares what leaders and managers should do when there’s a low trust culture with your team. We’re also going to discuss the cause of betrayal, the importance of feedback, and explore the other laws of trust and create stronger bonds. If you lead others with trust and would like to create a culture of trust within your workplace, then be sure to listen to this episode! Don’t forget to grab a copy of Joel Peterson’s The 10 Laws of Trust. Order your book here! In this episode, you will learn about: Why trust is the number 1 competency leaders need today How to grant trust to others The recipe for building a high trust culture Why betrayal happens The two kinds of betrayal The culture of feedback How to earn others trust back when you’ve made a mistake Low trust culture vs. High trust culture Empowerment Why a lot of leaders choose to lead with power and fear Why humility is essential for a CEO who’s trying to build a high trust environment What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Connect with Joel LinkedIn Twitter Joel Peterson - Website 10 Laws of Trust Resources mentioned in this episode: The SPEED of TRUST: The One Thing That Changes Everything with Stephen M.R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

24mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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Mentoring Redefined with Reshama Shaikh

If you’re thinking of advancing your career or your people, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “You need a mentor to guide you; You need a mentor to help you achieve this and that...”. True enough, one needs a mentor to help them with decision making in their business and career endeavors and to foster their skills. The demand for mentors is high, but the supply is low. In a survey conducted by our guest, Reshama Shaikh, she found out that 90% are looking to have a mentor for their business. But where can you find the right mentor to guide you or your people?  In this episode, we’re talking about mentoring with Reshama Shaikh. Reshama is an independent data scientist and statistician. She consults in the areas of data science, statistics, diversity, mentoring, and community building. Reshama will explain some of the dos and don’ts of mentoring. She also shares the mentoring survey that she did and what mentoring means to different people, where to find the best mentors, and how you can start walking down the path of a mentor! In this episode, you will learn about: Why mentorship is in high demand right now The current state of mentorship with younger people Building awareness on mentorship to encourage others to become a mentor What it means when people say they want a mentor Dos and don’ts of Mentorship The best place to find a mentor Type of mentor-mentee relationship Reverse mentorship What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Connect with Reshama LinkedIn Twitter Resources mentioned in this episode: Rethinking Mentorship In Data Science

21mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Q&A with Paige Tamlyn on Recruiting and Other HR Questions Asked in the Workplace

As an employer, you might have a lot of questions about what potential employees look for in a company before they apply. And you may also wonder where to find the best possible candidates. In this episode, HR Generalist Paige Tamlyn returns to the podcast to answer questions people have about recruiting employees and the common questions asked in the workplace. Finding potential candidates for a job and hiring them can be quite a feat, but knowing what potential employees are looking for in a job can make this task easier and reduce the number of people that aren’t qualified for the position. In this episode, you will learn about: What “Ghosting” is all about Things employees look out for in a Job How to create a company handbook The best place to find candidates Whether or not to put a range of pay on your job ad How to deal with Millennials and loneliness at work About Paige Tamlyn: Paige Tamlyn is an HR Generalist and a project manager on the side. She is a freelance stylist in her free time.  Her interests in addition to HR is Social Media and Marketing. You can find her moonlighting on Xenium's Podcast or keeping up with the latest trends in social media.  LinkedIn ### What did you think of this episode? Give us a 5-star rating and write a review on Apple Podcasts, or take our survey. Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

31mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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Dying for A Paycheck - Book Review & Discussion

White-collar jobs are just as stressful as blue-collar jobs. Long work hours and work-life balance, to name a few are toxic to employees and destroys their health physically and emotionally. In this episode, we talk about the book - Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and What We Can Do About It with Anna Meiners. Learn about the infuriating truth about modern work-life balance, the systematic impact of the workplace on employees’ health and on how managers, employers, HRs and anyone who works can create a healthier and better workplace. In this episode, you will learn about: How employer decisions in the workplace actually affect human health The impact of working long hours Busyness as a status symbol Why people prefer to stay in harmful work environments What employers can do to really make the shift from a toxic work environment to a healthy and better one Resources Mentioned: Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and What We Can Do About It by Jeffrey Pfeffer Brené Brown Brené Brown: The Call to Courage Cascade Centers What did you think of this episode? Share a review on Apple Podcasts or take our survey. Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter or Instagram Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

43mins

11 Jun 2019

Rank #20