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Workplace Champions: The strategies of talent-minded business leaders are exposed inside the realm of mid-sized businesses when business journalist Jack Sweeney and performance thought leader Brett Knowles spotlight innovations in human capital management (HCM). The Workplace Champions Podcast is all about inspiring business leaders as they learn from the failures, Ah-ha! moments, and workplace successes of other small and medium business leaders. It’s no secret that small and mid-sized busi ...
 
Join Human Capital expert Lori Stohs for inspirational and motivational conversation to live a connected, engaging life. Are you seeking ways to make yourself better and looking for something that feels like a fit for you? Gain a new perspective to achieve results in business, leadership, management, performance, and self-awareness. Your human potential and performance is unlimited. Come here to expand your thinking and achieve amazing results.
 
Benefits Influencer highlights the strategists, thought leaders, and operatives who are impacting, innovating, and elevating the Employee Benefits and HR industry. Hosted by benefits industry veteran, entrepreneur, and President of Agency Leverage, Ned Schaut. Each episode delivers actionable insights, tactics and new innovations from employee benefits brokers, benefits advisors, HR professionals, insurance company executives, tech companies and others in the Employee Benefits and Human Reso ...
 
The truth is...organizations that focus on creating a thriving workforce are more successful now and later. Join Susan Morgan Bailey, Marsh & McLennan Agency Culture & Wellbeing Practice Leader, for discussions with executives and practitioners as they break down the art and science of building successful organizations through thriving team members. If you believe it is possible to take care of your people and be successful in business too and aren’t quite sure how to get there, the Growth C ...
 
Revive the heart of your organization by reigniting appreciation for the human element of work. Educate yourself, your team and your leadership! The InvestHuman Podcast focusses on helping your organization thrive by discussing the most important part of your business: Your People.
 
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With so many products available for businesses to promote a healthy lifestyle to their employees, how does one decipher what will be best for their team? Ned and Lara discuss how to know which tools will work and which ones will not, along with what a broker should look for when implementing one of the healthy worksite benefits. -------------------…
 
What does it take for an individual to be resilient? Which is more influential...Physical fitness or mental health? How do the two relate to each other? What happens when an organization places as much emphasis on physical fitness as they do on mental health? This episode of the Growth Collective Podcast features Chris Macklin, the wellness manager…
 
This Episode Features Human Capital Insights & Commentary from: Dynshaw Italia, CFO, Soldo Brad Kinnish, CFO, Aryaka Will Bondurant, CFO, Castlight Health The Workplace Champions Podcast explores the innovative workforce practices of talent-minded business leaders tasked with opening a new chapter of growth for their midsize organizations. More kee…
 
Ned digs into the process Raul and Lauren recently went through as they took the leap to leave the big corporation and start their own Employee Benefits Agency. Many of us have the grand idea that we would like to do it our way, we see a hole in the marketplace and want to fill it, but we don't know how to take the leap. Raul and Lauren share the u…
 
If you remember back to our last episode, I discussed the concept of a to-don't list. This is a list of items we need to evaluate and pass along so that we can focus our attention on the tasks we personally need to accomplish. Is this list growing for you? Are you looking at everything in your life and realizing there are pieces sucking up your tim…
 
Archetypes are stories. They are the shared patterns, themes, and symbols that have universal meanings across cultures and time. They provide structure to the human experience and they can help us understand ourselves too. Through the frame of archetypes, we can see our strengths and shadows – providing us opportunities to grow. When applied in an …
 
Ned and Jeff discuss the process of having discernment when you make decisions. Jeff has years of experience in business and has created an incredible book called Discernment. Ned and Jeff dig into the meat of the content. Connect with Jeff: Jeff@dudan.me linkedin.com/in/jeffdudan/ More about Benefits Influencer: Facebook: @agencyleverage agencylev…
 
The brand of an organization is all about how the organization shows up for it’s customers...it’s their personality and helps to set expectations for customers. The most successful organizations take the power of a strong brand persona and align their brand and culture. When culture and brand are in sync, it’s easier for employees to engage and kno…
 
Are you optimizing it to the highest productivity that you're capable of? We all have full authority to do what we'd like with our time. You are in control of your life and your 24 hours. But what if you fell off track or that you can't control your time? Whether it's family time, work schedules, or items on your to-do list that are restricting you…
 
What are you doing today to fulfill everything you would like to accomplish this year? With the beginning of a new year, many of us have the desire to succeed. You may have set resolutions or goals, or even aligned with a word for your year. But now that we're halfway through the month, are you still on track? Did you miss a day or two of working o…
 
Ned and Joe discuss an approach that many agency's talk about but don't actually deliver on the back end. Joe has created a culture of service and advisors. He shares some of the ways his agency under promises and over delivers to create long term happy clients. Connect with Joe: jdelucchi@mycalteam.com linkedin.com/in/joedelucchi/ More about Benef…
 
When we think about a new year with new goals and plans, we sometimes use it as an exciting restart. Resolutions are created to change up what we did last year and become the best person we can this year. Even though 2020 may not have been exactly like we all planned, you probably learned something valuable from it. How did you grow from last year?…
 
Ned and the founders of PTO Genius, Adam and Uli discuss the often overlooked employee benefit - Vacation - and how employers can get more value out of a benefit they are already offering. This is a powerful conversation as many employees are burned out and tired, yet they have a benefit that can allow them to find joy and rest...they just need to …
 
This Episode Features Human Capital Insights & Commentary from: Chad Cohen, CFO, Adaptive Biotechnologies Tom Tuchscherer, CFO, TripActions Deborah Ricci, CFO, Guidehouse Dan Stokely, CFO, Ampio Pharamceuticals More keenly aware of the competitive price of employee burnout and workforce attrition — many midsize companies are today busy rethinking h…
 
Ned and Nathan discuss the power of leading your organization from the stance of who you are. Many lead by what they do, or why they do it; but there is great power in leading from who you are. We discuss the incredible opportunity one has to build their personal brand or agency from the Core of Who they are. Connect with Nathan: linkedin.com/in/na…
 
When have you taken the time to develop someone around you? Was it a co-worker, a mentorship opportunity, or in your life with your children? Having the opportunity to develop others allows us to share our knowledge and enjoy the blessing of being able to impose wisdom on others. I've had the experience in my life to see the impact that's been made…
 
Are you naturally in the zone and driven to where you're headed? Or do you get sidetracked by other daily obligations that derail you from responsibilities you may need to complete? Regardless of where we are in life, we each have unique distractions. A task that may come easy to one person may be difficult for another. As our lives are constantly …
 
Ned welcomes Darius Mirshahzadeh, Founder of The Real Darius, as they discuss the impact a company's core values have on both customers and employees. Connect with Darius: darius@therealdarius.com therealdarius.com More about Benefits Influencer: Facebook: @agencyleverage agencyleverage.com ----------------------------------------------------------…
 
This Episode Features Human Capital Insights & Commentary from: Ross Tennenbaum, CFO, Avalara Kieran McGrath, CFO, Avaya Drew Vollero, CFO, Allied Universal Sandra Harris, CFO Tupperware Brands More keenly aware of the competitive price of employee burnout and workforce attrition — many midsize companies are today busy rethinking how they attract, …
 
Ned and Scott talk about the value and importance of building an agency around transparency. This industry can be complicated and convoluted. Scott shares his inside secrets on how he has built a culture of transparency in his agency. Connect with Scott: linkedin.com/in/scott-kelleyBy Agency Leverage / Hurricane Brain Productions
 
Millions of people in the U.S. are stuck in bad jobs with poverty-level wages, unpredictable schedules, and few opportunities for growth, meaning, or dignity. By making better operational choices and investing in their employees, companies can create good jobs that can build stronger companies and communities. The Good Jobs Institute is on a missio…
 
What words come to mind...Modification? Alteration? Revamping? Revising? Metamorphosis? Hard work? Whether we are thinking about a personal change or an organizational change, where can you see a transformation happening? This can range from a career change, a personal health change, a relationship change, or changing the team you manage, or shifti…
 
How does engagement impact the wellbeing of your people? In this pandemic we are living in, we are focused on how we can operate successfully as companies. Many people are asking if their company can stay afloat? Can you keep all of our staff? Can we keep our production open? How is work at home affecting our employee's engagement? Take a moment to…
 
This Episode Features Human Capital Insights & Commentary from: Michelle McComb, CFO, Bluecore Brian Whalen, CFO, Branch Markus Harder, CFO, Contentful More keenly aware of the competitive price of employee burnout and workforce attrition — many midsize companies are today busy rethinking how they attract, hire and inspire employees. The Workplace …
 
More keenly aware of the competitive price of employee burnout and workforce attrition — many midsize companies are today busy rethinking how they attract, hire and inspire employees. The Workplace Champions Podcast explores the innovative workforce practices of talent-minded business leaders tasked with opening a new chapter of growth for their mi…
 
The COVID pandemic has brought about many revelations...one of the top being that businesses and organizations employ humans with unique and special circumstances and needs. Long before the pandemic hit, Greenpath Financial Wellness utilized human-centered design to understand and meet the need of their customers and employees. Gratefully, this foc…
 
How do you organize tasks in your life? Is it on a to-do list, written sticky note or maybe saved in an app on your phone? To-do lists can have amazing energy or they can be draining. This might motivate us to accomplish all of our responsibilities in life. Whether it's work, home, or family life, these lists can get us excited about what we get to…
 
Who are you as a person? Do you classify as a mother, a banker, a Christian, or maybe a brother? We all have titles in our lives that help identify who we are as people. Today I’d like to talk about what aspects of your life shape who you are. We go through life sometimes juggling lots of roles as we shift from home life to work-life to social life…
 
How have you been managing your life transitions? Regardless of where you have been these last six months, I'm sure you've been through some life transition. For me, I moved to Portland in January to be then sent into lockdown in March and that was not how I expected my year to progress. It was a hard transition for me in a new city and no family n…
 
Providing opportunities to learn and grow is a key element of a healthy culture ecosystem. Breeze Thru Car Wash’s vision is to be an excellently run car wash company that prepares people for the future and provides for the community. With a strong vision, mission and values guiding the way, Breeze Thru has become a solid and growing organization th…
 
An organization focused on relationships, trust, reasonable workload, vacation, work-life balance... sounds like a dream job. A dream that is possible when a goal of the organization is long-term sustainability. Beyond that, adding joy and recognition that employees have lives outside of work to the recipe has a powerful impact on employee attracti…
 
This episode features Justin Salisbury, Chief Operations Officer at Breeze Thru Car Wash. His focus is on developing people by empowering them to be successful to prepare them for their future. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a varied affect on business. True to form, the Breeze Thru team did not let a pandemic stop them from continuing to find ways …
 
This episode features Jeff Jamerino, President and CEO of Superior Electric Great Lakes. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a varied effect on business. Organizations with healthy, positive cultures seem to be weathering the storm and Superior Electric Great Lakes is no exception as their ESOP structure and values provided a strong foundation through th…
 
This episode features Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller at Menlo Innovations. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a varied effect on business and Menlo felt the impact of the highly contagious virus right away. Having survived economic turmoil several times in 19+ years, the first 100 days of the pandemic lock-down were some of the scariest Rich h…
 
How busy have you been lately? Are you getting yourself in a routine where you're continually busy and don't have the opportunity to stop, slow down, and realize what you're doing? We sometimes get to the point where we continue to check off tasks on our lists because we may be using it to avoid making a decision or dealing with emotional pain. How…
 
Organizational culture can support or destroy an organization and that reality has come to light through the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to highlighting weak or unintentional culture, the crisis has put a spotlight on the need for positive leadership. My guest for this episode is author, leader and culture guru, James Hunter. Jim is the author o…
 
Where is your attention right now? Are you answering emails, scrolling on your phone, or maybe driving all while listening to the podcast? Take a moment to think about what it feels like when you listen. Most often when we have conversations, we appreciate being listened to. Being heard and understood is important for us as humans. We value the con…
 
When was the last time you put an out of the office on your email? With the changing nature of work these last few months, it has drastically changed everything from how many hours you work in a day, to not having the ability to take summer trips with your family. Even if you haven't taken a vacation, it's also difficult for many since working from…
 
The World Health Organization defines social determinants of health (SDoH) as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age…shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels.” As much as we want health to be a simple formula – eat healthy, move more – be healthy, a single factor often…
 
What emotions have you been feeling lately? Needless to say, 2020 has not been a year we can coast through. There have been a lot of events that elicit a strong response with many people. Under the surface, we need to take the time to look at our emotions. How are you really feeling? Whether it's sending your kids back to school with a new schedule…
 
How do you interact with your teams on a daily basis? We work in teams all through our lives, even beyond the workplace. Think about how you work with a partner you may have, with your friends, or groups in organizations you're a part of. In most activities we engage in, there is a shared goal that we strive for. We need to work as a unified team t…
 
How can you continue to lead thoughtfully and manage effectively through this ongoing pandemic? None of us truly know what will happen next as we continue to cope with the effects and adjustments that are happening due to COVID-19. Some companies are creating their reentry strategies while other companies have called off working in the office throu…
 
It’s natural for humans to make judgements and have bias. Implicit bias is an unconscious association, belief or attitude toward any social group. Unfortunately, implicit bias can lead to false assumptions and stereotyping. Organizations and their leaders can mitigate the effects of implicit bias, beginning with the recruiting and hiring process an…
 
My way or the highway leadership is likely to be a practice of the past in the most successful organizations. Those organizations have learned through experience – there are many ways to get something done and more minds often lead to better outcomes for all involved. This episode focuses on the concept of inclusive leadership – what it looks like …
 
Culture & diversity, equity and inclusion go hand-in-hand. Those organizations that invest in DE&I are more likely to be thriving because their employees are thriving. Specifically, organizations that have taken these steps to focus on DE&I are experiencing increased employee engagement, financial performance, and reduced turnover. My guest for the…
 
It is no secret that COVID-19 has shook up our entire world and changed workplace behavior and expectations. Some of you are essential workers who have stayed in your office or place of work throughout this pandemic and helped keep operations running. Others of you are beginning to see what it looks like to open back up offices to work. We've proba…
 
Dennis and Chesley discuss ways to make employee benefits communication meaningful, relevant and timely in order to drive value for employers and employees. Connect with Chesley: chesley.gaddis@intrepid7.com http://intrepid7.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------------ Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits…
 
We are nearly halfway through the year. Many major events have happened in the last six months so I'd like you to take a moment and think about your expectations and the goals you set for yourself including following your bliss. How would you describe bliss? When you're in bliss, you have a great state of energy, ease. creativity, accomplishment, a…
 
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