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Welcome to #WorkTrends - a weekly podcast hosted by Meghan M. Biro, one of today's foremost "world of work" experts. Get all the insights you need to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, with fresh insights from "hot topic" interviews with a spectrum of HR practitioners and technology innovators. Tune-in anytime. Then join us live on social media - just use the hashtag #WorkTrends to find us and keep the conversation going!
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May 17, 2024

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on February 12th, 2021. Did you know that Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk identify as introverts? Like countless others with this trait, they've leveraged their capacity to listen attentively, maintain objectivity, and navigate through chaos to achieve remarkable success. Considering their extraordinary accomplishments, why wouldn't we seek to unlock the valuable contributions of introverts in our workforce?

May 3, 2024

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on July 30th, 2021. Self-sabotage entails obstructing oneself from attaining desired outcomes. Its manifestations are diverse, ranging from anxiety and depression to negative self-dialogue, and it permeates both personal and professional realms, wreaking havoc therein. Consider, for instance, how self-sabotage might determine whether one dares to step outside their comfort zone for a promotion or relinquishes the opportunity altogether. To cultivate a fulfilling existence, fostering profound self-awareness is imperative. Through restructuring behaviors, dismantling detrimental thought patterns, and committing to transformative endeavors, one can seize command over self-sabotage and triumph over the barriers hindering personal progress.

Apr 19, 2024

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on November 11th, 2022. Numerous HR tools now leverage AI, subtly altering our work processes and decision-making in talent management. This prompts questions about AI's expectations and whether such innovation aligns with our goals. Specifically, what part should AI have in skills-based talent acquisition and workforce mobility? These are crucial considerations for employers amidst the current talent scarcity. Join me as I explore ethical AI in HR tech on this #WorkTrends podcast episode.

Apr 12, 2024

In this episode, we crack open how to build and facilitate an excellent employee experience through savvy technology. Join us for thoughtful insights into how to map and execute an employee journey that meets people where they are. By using marketing principles, HR leaders can proactively engage employees at critical points, improving company culture and boosting engagement.

Mar 15, 2024

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on February 11th, 2022. In today's fiercely competitive job market, companies are vying for top talent amidst the challenges of the Great Resignation and the lingering effects of the pandemic. Prioritizing inclusion and diversity has become a foundational strategy for attracting exceptional candidates. Studies show that cognitive diversity boosts team innovation by 20%, while 67% of job seekers consider diversity and inclusion when evaluating job offers. Moreover, a vast pool of diverse and skilled candidates, such as the 360,000 individuals exiting military service annually according to SHRM, presents an opportunity for teams to tap into adaptable problem solvers who can bring significant value.

Mar 1, 2024

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on May 19th, 2023. Generative AI has swiftly emerged as a prominent force in workplace technology, presenting employers with remarkable prospects for boosting productivity at an unprecedented pace. However, akin to other transformative technologies, it also sparks significant apprehensions. Consider the ramifications of generative AI on recruitment, for instance. Although AI-driven content creation tools are a recent addition, their permanence is undeniable. Consequently, it's vital for employers to grasp the evolving landscape of HR ecosystems shaped by this technology and ready themselves for its influence on recruitment and hiring methodologies.

Feb 23, 2024

In this episode, we will discuss the necessary elements to deploy and maintain an effective referral program. The world of recruiting quality talent has changed with the growth of social networking and crowdsourcing, providing new ways to engage employees as company ambassadors. We will explore technology, effective reward systems, and how to create a successful program that provides automation, scalability, and long-term success.

Feb 16, 2024

In this episode, we are joined by Julie Jeannotte from Workleap. We discuss the evolving topic of performance management, specifically through the lens of transitioning to a continuous performance cycle. We address the challenges linked to traditional performance management and illustrate how it can be enhanced with a continuous and agile approach.

Feb 9, 2024

In this episode, we are joined by Keith Goode, Vice President of Client Services with ZeroedIn Technologies. We dive into how to gather actionable and sustainable data that can be used to improve business operations. We cover what to consider, areas of data, and how to balance fundamental basics with the newest technologies available.

Jan 22, 2024

In this episode, we are joined by Mateo Cavasotto, CEO and Co-founder of Emi, to discuss frontline employees. We will explain the DNA and behaviors of this workforce segment, as well as how to improve the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of deskless workers in today’s world of work. 

Dec 15, 2023

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on August 19, 2022. It's no secret that traditional hiring processes can be lengthy and often expensive, yet many organizations continue to rely on them. Even though they don’t necessarily work. In this podcast, we'll take a look at some of the reasons why traditional hiring practices are ineffective for hiring leaders and offer ways to streamline the process and find the best candidates in an ever-evolving work landscape.

Dec 1, 2023

This is an encore podcast presentation previously aired on January 6, 2023. For the past few years, inflation has gripped the economy. Previously unstoppable tech companies are reeling from recent layoffs. And other industries are tightening their belts, as a recession now seems unavoidable. It takes a lot for company leaders to manage through this type of uncertainty.

Strategies that helped organizations thrive under different circumstances are no longer relevant. But during lean times, companies need to preserve what’s valuable and unique about their organization. A question that is top of mind for most business leaders is how they can do this seamlessly and with conviction to assure employees and customers that business is still of the utmost importance. 

Nov 17, 2023

In this episode, we are joined by Thomas Kunjappu, CEO and Co-founder of Cleary. Thomas and Meghan discuss how scaling companies can approach the Employee Experience as it relates to the people, tactics, and resources necessary to ensure employees are engaged and contributing to a positive company culture. 

Nov 10, 2023

This is an encore presentation from a previously aired episode from July 8, 2022. Gamification is not exactly new, but it certainly holds potential for workplaces in the future. Gamification is essential if we want to have any success at work as it can bring teams together and help build camaraderie in the workplace. Further, it can build morale and increase productivity along with creating stronger ties to the mission and values of an organization. Gamification brings pieces from games into situations that weren’t meant to be a game, adding an element of excitement and engagement. 

Nov 3, 2023

This episode features Daniel Callaghan, CEO of Veremark, as we dive into the critical importance of trust in the workplace. This multi-faceted discussion covers how and why building trust can reap the vast benefits of positive relationships, better communication among colleagues, increased job satisfaction, improved productivity, reduced turnover rate and therefore lower costs associated with onboarding. We discuss how fairness is fundamental to building a trust-driven organizational culture, and how to foster a collaborative environment built on relational trust. And to learn more about how to build trust in the workplace, get your free eBook on best practices from Veremark. 

Oct 27, 2023

This is an encore presentation from a previously aired episode from May 13, 2022. Mentorship programs continue to be a great way to develop employees' skills and help them grow in their careers. Many companies offer mentorship programs, but not all of them make the most of these opportunities and some are not sure how to implement and gauge for success. In this podcast, we explore the benefits of mentorship programs and how to ensure your company's program is successful. We'll also look at some examples of successful mentorship programs and what we can learn from them.

Oct 20, 2023

This is an encore presentation from a previously aired episode about people science from November 18, 2022. For years, organizations have invested heavily in programs designed to improve employee engagement and work performance. But despite good intentions, too many of these endeavors have fallen short. Now, some companies are turning to people science and coaching as a solution. Gone are the days when people-driven decisions were made on hunches and good intentions. Smart companies are leaning into using data to drive decisions and to lead their workforce. 

Oct 13, 2023

In this episode, we are joined by Kudos COO Karim Punja to take a hard look at the business angle of employee recognition from someone who truly understands its ROI. Join us as we discuss how to create a budget for an employee recognition platform, how to communicate the value of employee recognition to senior leadership and others in the organization, how to use employee recognition programs to retain and attract new talent, and much more! 

Sep 29, 2023

In today’s experience economy, consumers increasingly expect personalized products and services. Customization allows companies to better meet customers’ unique needs and desires. Join us as we explore the power of tailored offerings and how they can help businesses stand out. Our guest will provide insights into how his company is transforming its industry through personalization. This is a podcast you won’t want to miss if you are interested in how customization can invigorate business and customer relationships.

Sep 15, 2023

How can companies tap into the voice of employees, especially deskless workers, to shape a successful culture? Our guest discusses the importance of listening to frontline perspectives and how technology creates seamless communication exchanges between leadership and staff. Learn creative ways to implement flexible scheduling, better recognition programs, and increased engagement for non-desk employees. Discover how to select the right tools to break down barriers and actionably use employee feedback and improve engagement outcomes.

Sep 8, 2023

6What does it take to be a truly great manager that people want to work for? In this podcast, discover the meaning of “servant leadership” and the tools found in a manager’s toolbox. We’ll also explore trends in leadership development, training, and preparing the next generation for management roles. Whether you’re new to management or a seasoned leader, this podcast offers invaluable wisdom from an expert.

Aug 25, 2023

In today's rapidly changing work environment, companies face the challenge of ensuring they have the right talent to meet their evolving needs. To build a resilient workforce, organizations can tap into flexible, remote workers with specialized skills. This allows companies to scale up or down more nimbly. In this podcast, we explore strategies for leveraging a flexible, remote workforce to build organizational resilience.

Aug 18, 2023

Employee perks are a great way for companies to show appreciation and gratitude and enforce their employer brand's power. Perks are more than just the customary items that satisfy the mainstream. Today's employee perks are designed to help employers address the financial, mental, and physical wellbeing of employees and their families by offering everything from entertainment, travel, food, and gym memberships to car oil changes and pet care. Most are self-service, taking the administrative strain of managing a program of this nature off of the benefits officer and allowing it to be managed by the employee. Additionally, the financial advantage of providing employees with more affordable access to options can create long-lasting goodwill.

Jul 21, 2023

In today's rapidly evolving work landscape, understanding the dynamics of the modern workplace is more crucial than ever. Recognizing that today’s workforce is composed of multiple generations at varying stages of life is critical to both the wellbeing of the employee and employer. Topics like remote work personalization, employee engagement and wellbeing, all directly impact productivity and business success. Smart companies understand that it takes everyone in an organization to make the company successful with employees being one of the greatest assets worth protecting.

Jun 16, 2023

This episode focuses on a less-talked-about yet significant influence on the dynamics of your workforce - menopause. It often impacts employees silently but significantly, affecting their performance and wellbeing.

Join us as we discuss this topic in depth with a specialist in human resources. They'll share how organizations can adopt a more empathetic and understanding approach, recognizing the unique challenges menopause brings for your employees. Learn how to foster a work environment that is cognizant of this phase in an employee's life, ensuring a supportive space that boosts overall productivity and engagement.

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