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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 ...
 
DG Recruit helps you maximize your career in agency recruitment. Hosted by Dandan Zhu, top-billing headhunter, the DG Recruit Podcast breaks down EVERYTHING you need to know about your career in agency recruitment and how to achieve success in our exciting industry of headhunting. With Dandan's and her guests' interesting, honest, and insightful commentary, learn more about what you can do to start, improve, and grow your career and business. Submit all questions to contact@dgrecruit.com to ...
 
The leadership domain is conducted within human-centric environments, therefore success is always tied to the human. Filled with actionable insights rather than just information, The Iron Sharpens Iron Leadership Movement will give you a focused set of ideas that can be applied in both your personal and professional life. The greater focus you spend on the “tools” that you have and the way you “forge” your relationships and presence, the stronger the others become. This movement will showcas ...
 
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with clients to design their organizational structures, roles and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward, develop and motivate their workforce. And, we help professionals navigate and advance their careers. Visit kornferry.com for more information.
 
Join Traci Scherck of Elevated Talent Consulting to discover how CEOs and HR Professionals can bridge the gap between the strategy and tactical implementation of Talent Optimization in their organizations. This is the key to achieving the most common goal of a more fulfilled workforce while increasing ROI for the company. Tune in weekly for new episodes featuring educational segments, chats with HR Professionals and CEOs on the strategies and implementation of Talent Optimization! You’ll fin ...
 
Headhunter & Career Coach, Dandan Zhu, shares what employers actually want and how you, as a candidate, can get ahead on job search and careers! Dandan's expertise helping countless candidates from CEO-level to analyst negotiate their next career opportunity is YOUR secret weapon to find your next job and manage your career! In your Daily DANDAN podcast, hear about how Dandan retired at 28 from corporate life, accumulated a real estate empire, while helping hundreds of thousands of candidate ...
 
Adam Robinson, author of The Best Team Wins and CEO of Hireology, speaks with entrepreneurs and industry leaders about business and building their best team. Learn from experienced professionals through a candid 25 minute interview.
 
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Have you ever had a leader in your organization who was doing such an amazing job at inspiring your team members that you wished you could clone them? That is exactly what we will be talking about today with our special guest Joy Duce, a business executive with 20 years of experience helping organizations enable their strategic business objectives …
 
A great leader has to be perfect, right? Nothing could be further from the truth. After all, even a leader is still human. In truth, a leader is generally called on to make more decisions than those who work under them, so it could be argued they make more mistakes than anyone else. In this episode Tywauna 'Coach Tee' discusses the leadership trait…
 
We'll cover 3 main points as related to candidate process & management: - Sell Reqs with gusto, knowledge, and authority - Sell candidates on your process, considering counters, other processes, and timing factors - Handle & leverage objections to both educate yourself, your clients, and other candidates Learning all these topics will help you sell…
 
Today I want to inspire you to be creative about how you lead your team, including those new members of your leadership team. It can become overwhelming when you are trying to check off every single box by yourself, but what you may not realize is that things will run much smoother if you work with your team. So in this episode, I will be discussin…
 
Speakers: Lisa Brown Alexander, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR David Sloves, Founder & CEO, Nonstop Wellness In this episode, you'll hear insights and tips on how to increase health equity within your organization from two CEO's with 20 plus years of experience working with the social sector. Connect with us on social to let us know your thoughts on…
 
When you hear the word perfectionist, do you think I am talking about you? Today, Tywauna 'Coach Tee' Wilson will take you through questions that will help you determine if maybe you have some perfectionist qualities. If you find yourself answering yes to an uncomfortable amount of these questions, you're not alone. The key thing to remember is thi…
 
Mark Vincent is the founder of Design Group International, which includes a growing community of consultants who serve a variety of organizations to help leaders elevate to their highest possible level. He is also the founder of the Society of Process Consulting, offering education, credentialing, and a framework of professional ethics for process …
 
Ned and Dr. Frumi became fast friends in 2020 over their shared love of the book Big Five for Life by John Strelecky. In this episode Ned and Frumi share the work they did together over the past year to prepare Ned's employee benefits agency to scale. This is a powerful conversation. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Aut…
 
As a headhunter/agency recruiter, you're not supposed to steal your company's one and only intellectual property: data for clients and candidates. Employers use noncompetes to scare the living daylights out of entrepreneurial staff who may want to go to a smaller firm or start their own. Learn here what REALLY matters when dealing with non-competes…
 
Don't ever be suckered into a situation where your candidate bamboozles you and takes time, effort, and mental stability away from you. Here are 4 things to watch out for in candidate behavior that you absolutely need to address in order to maintain order in the recruitment and representation process. As much as we love the best candidates, it's th…
 
In this episode of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement, Jim Hotaling reflects on "Season One" of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement. From the travels he took around the world to interview leaders on four different continents to the amazing content of the podcasts recorded over the last year, Jim reveals there is something exciting for all of us in the nea…
 
Today's young people face enormous amount of challenges as they're growing up including low self-esteem, bullying, remote learning, and distractions from social media. The world with all of its advances, has become more and more complicated for our young leaders. If you enjoy working with youth, you should definitely try mentoring. If you are a goo…
 
In evaluating recruitment markets, it's crucial to pick the right one to build your career and business on because you can't just pick up and go every time you feel like it. Thus, as a headhunter, you have to recognize the signs of a candidate versus client-driven market and make sure you're operating in the right one so that you can dominate the s…
 
Orientation is a big topic for new hires and managers alike because a good orientation process really does set new hires up for success. Tess Heissner is a Human Resources Generalist at Baker Manufacturing based out of Wisconsin, and she joins me today to talk about the importance of a good orientation process. Listen in as Tess discusses some of t…
 
In today's podcast, Tywauna 'Coach Tee' continues the series on mentoring and guiding others. You are ready to be a mentor, Congratulations! But one problem... you are unsure of what to look for in a mentee or trainee that may lend way to a successful relationship. You may be wondering, how do you know when you found someone who will make the perfe…
 
We know that onboarding is an important step during the hiring process—and something that requires a lot of planning and strategy. So how do we onboard individuals based on the size of the organization, the type of the organization, and the type of position that we are looking to fill? Here to answer this question and help us discuss this topic in …
 
Ned and Christine discuss her unique story of transitioning from 20+ years on the broker side of employee benefits to becoming an attorney. Christine shares insight on how brokers should establish partnerships to fill in the gaps of their expertise. It is important for brokers to understand their role and not put themselves or their clients in a je…
 
In today's podcast, Tywauna 'Coach Tee' continues the series on mentoring and guiding others. When you think of mentoring, you probably think of workplace relationships or career building. Mentoring doesn't have to be limited to this. You can find mentors in a variety of situations including youth mentoring and couples mentoring to name a few. Rega…
 
Many of us have experienced the thrill of being part of an amazing team, but unfortunately, we have also likely experienced a less-than-positive onboarding process. To help us continue our conversation about onboarding today is Kristen Robertson from The Predictive Index. In this episode, we discuss what pre-boarding is and how to set your new hire…
 
Today we are going to continue our conversation about onboarding and orientation, this time with the help of Nicole Smithback, a Certified Patient Experience Professional and healthcare administrator with a passion for the patient experience. In this episode, we will be discussing how to create a shift in your employees’ perspectives so they are mo…
 
Onboarding really is that magic moment when an employee decides to become engaged—or remain disengaged—inside of an organization. If your organization is spending the time and the resources to hire an individual, you probably have a very specific need and a clear idea of what that is. Unfortunately, we often forget to create a great first connectio…
 
In this episode of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement, Jim Hotaling interviews Brian Kibby. Brian is the CEO of Modern Campus, the leading SaaS solution for higher education student life cycle management and web content management systems. Brian loves to say, "When we care about other people, it changes you and it changes them. I have been fortunate t…
 
When considering taking on a new hire, finding the right fit for your organization can be scary and time-consuming. So today Becca Peterson, Sales Executive for QPS Employment Group, joins the show to discuss the right way to go about searching for new talent and how to utilize your network so that you know you are bringing in people who will fit i…
 
The way you hire has a big impact on your organization's results. Effective recruitment will enhance your company’s reputation (and culture), and it will ensure that the very best talent is identified, engaged, and brought into the business. Here to help us discuss this topic is Candy Underwood, HR Leader for QPS Employment Group. In this episode, …
 
Today we will be diving deep into the topic of hiring for your organization with the best in the business, Ryan Festerling. Ryan is the President at QPS Employment Group, where he blends vision and strategy with a passion for creating high performing teams and strives to leave businesses better off than he found them. In this episode, we will be di…
 
Hiring is one of the most important pieces of your organization's success. By hiring the right person, your business will move in a positive direction and you will pave the way for future growth. So how do we optimize the talent in our organization at the very beginning? Today we will be discussing how to hire successfully, as well as how to prepar…
 
In his return to the show, Brad shares valuable insights to consider when weighing options for future business decisions. ---------------------------------------------- Hunter! Is the Automated Sales Assistant for Benefits Brokers. Go to heyhunter.io/ to see how Hunter can work for you.By Agency Leverage / Hurricane Brain Productions
 
Interviewer: Patty Hampton, Chief Social Impact Officer (CSIO) at SITA & Managing Partner, Nonprofit HR Interviewee: Nell Edgington, Founder of Social Velocity & Author of Reinventing Social Change Bonus Resources: Social Velocity Tools (Guides, E-books, Assessments & more) and Free Download - Chapter 1 of Reinventing Social Change (Bottom of this …
 
In this episode of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement, Jim Hotaling interviews Jason Forrest. Jason has disrupted the sales recruiting industry by combining a recruiting company, an assessment company, and a training company in one. Today's episode is all about how to unleash you from outdated management methods. Jason is focused on mastering the art …
 
Making a positive impact on the lives of others is something that we can all do regardless of our age, background, or education level. Whether you mentor someone in their career, teach a friend a new skill, or look for another way to offer guidance to someone else, the outcome you desire is always the same. You want them to succeed. In today's podc…
 
A lot goes into hiring the right person for your organization, and in order to build a great and inclusive culture, you must ensure every individual meets your company’s needs. Jeff Dollar is the co-founder and Head of Technical & Executive Search for Blue Lake Consulting. Jeff has integrated Predictive Index into his hiring and executive search ov…
 
Is it possible to intentionally create a great culture inside of our organizations? Within our Talent Optimization framework, we are very specifically looking at how we connect our business strategy to our business results, but it is not always so simple. Here to help us bring clarity to this topic is Micahel Noack, co-founder of Blue Lake Consulti…
 
Matt Poepsel is known as “The Godfather of Talent Optimization." Vice President of Partner Growth for The Predictive Index, Matt has a very interesting background in becoming a people leader in organizations, which led him to creating the framework of “talent optimization.” Today he joins the show to explain what talent optimization is and how to i…
 
In this episode of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement, Jim Hotaling interviews Samo and Iza Login. In 2009 these Slovenian tech entrepreneurs set out with the goal of creating a new startup that they would build into a successful business and sell in order to dedicate all their time to philanthropic pursuits. In just 7 years, the Login's sold their $2…
 
Welcome to Talent Optimization, the go-to podcast for CEOs and HR Professionals wanting to bridge the gap between the strategy and tactical implementation of talent optimization within their organizations. Each week, your host, Traci Scherck, will bring you interviews and share personal experience to guide you from both a CEO and HR perspective to …
 
Our profession, like all professions, will have good days and bad days. However, due to the low barriers of entry and exit, so many people miss out on the incredible lifestyle this career and create due to one bad day leaving them to give up. No matter how tough last year was, last month was, today may be, or tomorrow might be, let's remember all t…
 
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. -------------------…
 
As salespeople, headhunters and agency recruiters have to be able to charm, influence, impact, vet, and assess both clients and candidates at any given moment. Mastering the sales process is part of our profession's apex in terms of really becoming an expert in what we do. Top-billers and aspiring entrepreneurs in the space have to nail this proces…
 
In this episode of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement, Jim Hotaling interviews Kevin Black. Kevin is a seasoned entrepreneur, nationally recognized for learning and development services in leadership and strategy. His leadership workshops combine the excitement of eSports-like wargame competitions with advanced leadership development. The process enab…
 
Assertiveness is an important skill for effective communication. Assertiveness allows you to advocate for yourself and your needs in a healthy and respectful way. In today's podcast, Tywauna 'Coach Tee' analyzes discusses steps for being more assertive without rubbing people the wrong way. Steps to Being Assertive Ask for what you want or need Sayi…
 
Speaker: Sidney Abrams, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP, Vice President of Business Development, Nonprofit HR Bonus Resources: Benefits Assessment one-pager & Cost-Saving Total Rewards one-pager Talent sustainability occurs when an organization attracts the right talent and the right amount of money necessary to achieve long-term goals. But, many organizatio…
 
In today's podcast, Tywauna 'Coach Tee' analyzes the personality traits that make up a Champion Mindset. "Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." -Muhammed Ali 10 Required Traits …
 
In this episode of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement, Jim Hotaling interviews Eric Termuende. Eric is a globally-recognized thought leader, author, and international speaker on the future of work and building teams that thrive. As co-founder of NoW Innovations, Eric advises industry-leading organizations, institutions, and associations on future-proo…
 
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…
 
In this episode of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement, Jim Hotaling interviews Andy Riise. Andy is the Mental Skills Coach for the Cincinnati Reds Minor League Baseball System. Andy believes that humans are designed to perform, but we often get in our own way towards becoming the best version of ourselves. He is on a mission to help leaders, coaches a…
 
In this episode of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement, Jim Hotaling interviews Susan Drumm. Susan is a CEO Advisor and Leadership Coach, founder of Meritage Leadership, with over 20 years of experience leading teams and senior executives to achieve their potential. Susan has graduate degrees from Harvard Law School, Carnegie Mellon, and an M.A. in Dra…
 
On thing for sure is that change is constant especially in today's workplaces and businesses causing you to be more adaptive and flexible. Everyone is working all the time meaning they are rarely off duty. This can be stressful and overwhelming. In today's podcast, Tywauna 'Coach Tee' offers 6 tips for managers to help keep the momentum going no ma…
 
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…
 
Overview of Episode #77 --- Help you easily understand and apply Axiology without hours & hours of study. Help you easily explain Axiology to others using 5 basic tools & new way of explaining it. Help you use Axiology results in interviews, effective coaching & super-charging your own development. Contact Priceless Professional Development: 770-57…
 
In this episode of the Iron Sharpens Iron Movement, Jim Hotaling interviews Dan Edds. Dan Edds is a researcher and thought leader in reinventing and innovating leadership for the 21st Century. George Clifton, CEO of Gallup states: "The American leadership philosophy simply doesn't work anymore". The solution, based on his research with leading heal…
 
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