77. The Importance of Transferable Skills w/ Jeri Rosenberg
Doing the same thing for years on end doesn’t offer much opportunity for growth—and it quickly gets boring. Jeri Rosenberg, corporate HR director at CASSIA, knows how important balance is when making career decisions. On one hand, we all have skills and abilities that set us apart—and that’s great! But on the other hand, it’s important to stretch ourselves, get out of our comfort zone, and use our skills to do new things. In this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, we talk about: Why people resist branching out in their careers How to transition our existing skills to new roles Utilizing transferable skills to help your company thrive Why organizations benefit from hiring people with diverse skill sets Ways to refresh your skills and gain new ones Connect with Jeri on LinkedIn
77. Pay Transparency—the Challenges and Benefits w/ Brandon Fluckiger
Pay transparency is one of the biggest topics in HR right now—and one of the most controversial. What are the advantages and disadvantages of posting salaries in job descriptions? Do the pros outweigh the cons? In this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, Brandon Fluckiger, people and capability advisor at Thiess and freelance HR consultant, tackles those questions and more. He’s a strong believer in transparency, but he knows that in order for transparency to work, businesses need to have the right processes in place first. In this episode, we talk about: The definition of pay transparency How companies can benefit from making salary information public Potential downfalls of salary transparency Why it’s essential to have a solid compensation strategy How small businesses can be transparent—without losing their competitive edge Resources HR can use to determine how much to pay employees Connect with Brandon on LinkedIn Read his article on pay transparency Visit Brandon’s website to learn more about his consulting services
76. People Success: What Work Will Look Like in 2023 and Beyond w/ Kelly Loudermilk
Nobody can see the future. But Kelly Loudermilk, talent innovator at BuildHR, has a knack for predicting HR trends. In episode 27 of the HR Mavericks podcast, she predicted that 2022 would see an anti-work movement. Now, she’s back to discuss what she thinks will happen in the people industry during 2023. In this episode, we talked about: How people ops has transformed the workplace What the term “people success” means—and why it’s important How the people industry had been impacted by the 2022 layoffs Why Kelly believes HR will have to adopt a “less is more” mentality How to become a true partner with your employer (even when times are tough)
75. 5 Fast Fixes for Employee Burnout w/ Deb Calvert
It’s a vicious cycle: employees feel burnt out, so their engagement drops. With less engagement, the burnout just continues to get worse. HR often tries to solve the problem with rewards, recognition, events, and culture initiatives. While all of these are great, they don’t solve the issues at the heart of burnout. In this episode, Deb Calvert, president of People First Productivity Solutions, offers some simple but powerful methods to tackle burnout at its roots. During our discussion, we talked about: The rising levels of employee discontent and disengagement in 2022 Who’s responsible for minimizing workplace stress What factor influences employee engagement the most Ways that HR and management can work together productively Five things you can do to help employees feel less burnt out People First Productivity Solutions People First Leadership Academy
74. Is Employee Engagement Really the Problem? w/ Gregory Offner Jr.
How can we create an experience at work that reflects what our employees really want? Gregory Offner Jr, founder of Global Performance Institute and keynote speaker on the topics of engagement and performance, believes he has the answer: a tip jar culture. In this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, Gregory uses his experiences as a performer at a dueling piano bar to explain the give-and-take of employee experience. Ultimately, it’s all about creating a workplace culture where everybody gets what they want, and gives something in return. In the episode, we talk about: What piano bars and people management have in common The three types of people in any organization What a tip jar culture is—and how to create one Why a great employee experience benefits everyone The importance of learning & development How to understand what your people really want from work Want to get in touch with Gregory? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit his website, or connect with him on LinkedIn.