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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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Now displaying: 2016
Dec 21, 2016
On last week's #WorkTrends, Meghan M. Biro and her special guest Kevin W. Grossman discussed the importance of companies showing respect and professionalism to job candidates.  This week Meghan will be discussing the importance of companies showing gratitude and giving back to employees, partners and customers. She'll be joined by her special guest Elisabeth Vezzani, Co-founder of Sugarwish, a corporate gifting organization.  Join Meghan and Elisabeth on Wednesday, December 21 at 1pm EST for a fun and lively discussion around this timely topic.
Dec 14, 2016
The employee engagement experience. The candidate experience. Both very valid and important topics to be considered in today's business world. Gone are the days of companies ignoring their employer brand, reputation as an employer of choice and with that conducting interviews and onboarding new employees in a haphazard fashion. Join Meghan M. Biro and her former co-host Kevin W. Grossman on Wednesday, December 14 at 1pm ET as they discuss the importance of why all companies should conduct discoveries of how they are perceived by job seekers and candidates. With the jobs market leaning more towards the job seeker, now is the time for companies to invest in their reputation management and discover where additional attention is needed.
Dec 7, 2016
As U.S. voters exercised their democratic right in last month's Presidential election, the practice of democracy in rapidly spreading to all areas of life, most notably in the workplace.  Companies are beginning to offer employees the power to vote on various workplace amenities such as snacks in the breakroom, or even the location of the next company outing... but what if employees had the power to make more significant and impactful decisions like voting to keep or fire their CEO? Join Meghan M. Biro and Mr. Kelly Max, CEO of Haufe on Wednesday, December 7 at 1pm EST, as they discuss this intriguing and cutting-edge topic.
Nov 30, 2016
The world of education and business are at a precipice in relation to what we need to keep our economy chugging along without slowing down the advancements needed to remain an economic leader.  This week Meghan M. Biro and guest Rachael Mann discuss the intricacies around how academia and business can and should work collaboratively in supporting our growing need for more technically trained people... and this is especially true when it comes to technically educated female students. The initiative called STEM was developed for this exact reason.  Join Meghan and Rachael on Wednesday, November 30 at 1pm EST to hear more about this important initiative and to learn more about how businesses can support the academic cause to keep this movement growing.
Nov 16, 2016
Cyberslacking. This is not a word common to many people, but it's a workplace condition that has become a problem of epidemic measures.  According to a Harris Poll for CareerBuilder, it was reported that twenty-four percent of workers admitted they spend at least an hour a day on personal email, texts, and personal calls. Whatever the gains from the application of new technology, cyberslacking is eroding American productivity from the inside out. It is being chewed up by the use and abuse of Internet access to social media and apps for non-work purposes.  Join host Meghan M.Biro and special guest William Keiper on Wednesday, November 16 at 1pm EST, as they delve into this important topic and discuss the underlying causes of this prevalent workplace condition. 
Nov 9, 2016
The world of recruiting and talent acquisition has evolved over the past few decades... and changes are predicted to continue well into the near future.  The HR Technology space is teeming with options and competition with new companies coming onto the scene every day. Many will see a bright future, but others will barely see the light of day.  Join guest host Tim McDonald and special guest Elaine Orler, the Chairperson and Co-founder of Talent Board on Wednesday, November 9 at 1pm ET as they discuss the current state of recruiting and explore the possibilities of the future recruiting technology landscape. 
Nov 2, 2016
Robots are taking over the World. Well, no not really. But something that is going to be a game changer is about to take over the world of HR. Artificial Intelligence or AI is coming to an HR department near you and maybe sooner than you think.  Artificial intelligence is going to do for HR what the car did for transportation. It's going to transform how we look at data, what data is worth considering and help us to interpret the intricacies of big data. Join Meghan M. Biro along with her special guest Jessica Miller-Merrell on Wednesday, November 2 at 1pm EST as they discuss this hot and timely topic.
Oct 26, 2016
Have you heard the saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words"? We all have, and this week Meghan M. Biro and guest Chris Savage, the CEO and co-founder of Wistia, a video marketing and analytics platform, are discussing the value that video brings to many aspects of our business world.  Meghan and Chris will be discussing how using video as a call-to-action via various forms of communications can increase response rates and help you to achieve your recruiting, marketing, and sales goals. They'll also, talk about how video is a timely and great option to use with social media.
Oct 19, 2016
Join host Meghan M. Biro and special guest Michelle Lederman as they discuss the 11 laws of likability. During this lively conversation, they'll talk about relationship networking and what draws people to each other in a business capacity.  They will dive into the 11 laws Michelle has identified as the most relevant and impactful aspects of building solid relationships. As she describes it's not about transactions, but more about connecting with people in a real and honest manner that benefits everyone.  They will, also, uncover some of the misconceptions about what many people believe to be qualities mistakenly linked to likability.
Oct 12, 2016
There are more millennials among today’s applicants than any other generation, and they’ll be 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. In this week's show, we’ll talk about what attracts millennial talent. The challenge all businesses face is finding that sweet spot between the myths and the truth — and what resonates with millennials may surprise you. Time to set aside those misconceptions and focus on the must-haves: an optimized mobile portal, social media-linked application processes, and an authentic employer brand to pull it all together. That’s what it takes for this Digital Generation to engage, apply, interview and ultimately, perform.  Join TalentCulture #WorkTrends with founder and host Meghan M. Biro on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 1 - 2pm EST as she talks about millennial attraction factors with special guest Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Founder of The Muse, a career platform used by 50+ million people to advance in their careers.
Oct 5, 2016
In this special #WorkTrends, Host Meghan M. Biro and Guest Dwane Lay, Vice President of Customer Experience for Dovetail Software, will be live from Chicago as they cover the HRTech conference. Be sure to tune in to get an expert view of what's hot in HR technology, what's happening at the conference and much more. Whether you're at the conference or not, this live podcast and Twitter chat should not be missed!
Sep 28, 2016
During this special show, we will be joined by Steve Boese, the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference, Columnist for HR Executive Magazine, and Creator and Co-host of the HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast. We will discuss what to look forward to at the HRTech conference, which is October 4-7 in Chicago. Host Meghan M. Biro and Steve will talk about trends and current innovation in HR Technology, why it is important, and how HR and technology intersect inside modern organizations. During this live podcast and Twitter Chat, we will reveal some of the current areas of noteworthy innovation in HR Tech and how they can be leveraged in organizations of all sizes. Steve will also offer some strategies to make the best choices and investments in HR technology.
Sep 21, 2016
Numerous studies have confirmed that employee satisfaction with company culture is positively correlated with business outcomes, such as customer satisfaction, productivity and performance. Executives tend to be overly optimistic about the state of their company culture and employee engagement. Therefore, to make the case for investing in culture, you have to help executives understand your company culture. To do this, data is your best friend. Join our special guest, Greg Besner, CEO of CultureIQ, as we discuss how to layer business data (customer success, retention, operating profits, etc.) with culture data. The result will be to reveal the cultural drivers of key business metrics. This one-hour live podcast and Twitter chat between Host Meghan M. Biro and Guest Greg Besner on September 21 at 1pm ET will be a great show.  See you there!
Sep 14, 2016
Health and wellness extends far beyond preventing the spread of germs in the office during cold and flu season. It is a combination of keeping your mind, body and mental well-being in good standing to reach a higher level of productivity. Companies should prioritize the general health and wellness of their employees because it can impact productivity and the businesses’ bottom line. Recent research indicates that the availability of a wellness program is a selling point when looking for a new job, but many indicate their workplace doesn’t offer one. In a wellness program, employees report they’re looking for fresh foods, onsite gyms and other perks that help improve health and fitness. Additionally, employees want their kitchen, lounge, café or breakroom to be well-stocked. Join Host Meghan M. Biro and our special guest from Staples and its business-to-business arm, Staples Business Advantage (@StaplesB2B), to discuss health and wellness in the office. Jenya Adler, director of workplace strategy for Staples Business Advantage, helps businesses explore how they work, and how they want to work. This show is guaranteed to be an informative and practical conversation about how to improve the health and wellness of your workforce.
Sep 7, 2016
Join Host Meghan M. Biro (@meghanmbiro) and Guest Patrick Morin (@patrickbmorin) to discuss how to handle clashing cultures during mergers and acquisitions. Patrick Morin is a Managing Director with Transact Capital Partners, a Virginia-based investment banking firm that specializes in the mergers and acquisitions of privately owned companies. He is also a founding partner of BrightHammer, LLC., a global consultancy that assists in post-merger cultural integrations. Together, we will discuss: Bringing different corporate cultures together amicably;The Buy-In vs. Performance Matrix; andHow to initiate a corporate culture overhaul. This interesting and delicate topic is sure to be a great discussion.
Aug 31, 2016
Meaningful communication has a dramatic impact on happiness and morale in all facets of life. Join us for this #WorkTrends podcast and Twitter chat as our guest Mike Lindstrom discusses some powerful communication tips and tools to help you better understand the impact of your words on others. We will also cover why engaging people around you on a deeper level actually triggers happiness in the brain and creates a strong rapport. Get out of your own way and join us to discuss this very important topic with Host Meghan M. Biro and Guest Mike Lindstrom on 8/31 at 1pm ET.
Aug 24, 2016
Too many organizational leaders are scared of employee empowerment, often coming from cultures of command and control and fear what can happen if they give up that control. However, the greatest customer experience companies empower their teams to solve issues in real-time, resulting in more satisfied customers and fewer escalated issues. Our special #WorkTrends guest Adam Toporek (https://www.amazon.com/Your-Customers-Hero-Real-World-Techniques/dp/0814449050) will speak about customer service examples from Starbucks, Ritz Carlton and his own experience as a small business owner. Come learn these tips about how to Be Your Customer's Hero (http://beyourcustomershero.com/): How smart empowerment does not mean giving a blank check or giving up all control. It is a business decision based on analyzing risks and rewards.Why empowered employees are more dedicated to their jobs and more satisfied with their work.Why employee empowerment is one of the most powerful techniques for preventing poor customer experiences from occurring or escalating. This one-hour live podcast and Twitter chat between Host Meghan M. Biro and Guest Adam Toporek on August 24 at 1pm ET is not one to be missed!
Aug 17, 2016
#WorkTrends is back on August 17, 2016 at 1pm ET - join us! We will have guest Chris Cumby, author of The Success Playbook, on the show to we discuss how to build a rich and happy life. Come learn what he has named "The Four Pillars of Success." Chris will discuss what he defines as the fundamental basics to moving the needle in life. Come hear the keys to understanding who you are and how to identify the greatest opportunities. Chris, also known as, "The Kick Ass Sales Guy" will share the foundation for great success. It should be an informational and motivational show!    Mark you calendars every Wednesday at 1pm ET to join host Meghan M. Biro and our star-studded guest line-up. Our first half hour is the live podcast, followed by an active Twitter Chat using the hashtag #WorkTrends.  
Aug 10, 2016
There is a massive trend right now in the enterprise toward open office environments, and understanding how that trend impacts employees is important. IT should understand the distraction challenges that employees face in different environments. We will also unpack who should manage these issues, the IT impacts, and much more with special guest Jennifer Adams from Plantronics.
Aug 3, 2016
So, what's a dragon, you ask? It’s an agile company fit to adapt, innovate and thrive even in disruptive times. The ever-popular unicorn tends to rely on risky and experimental business models. Dragons, however, are established companies that continue to leverage their original startup mentality to systematically innovate their way to profitability. Built on purposeful reinvention, scalable market dominance, and a commitment to long-term success, dragons are increasing in popularity. Come learn more about what it takes to be a dragon from author Daniel Newman, who recently co-wrote the popular business book, "Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy."
Jul 27, 2016
During this exciting #WorkTrends, author and former FBI Lead International Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss will help us explore and understand the art of negotiation. Come learn why saying, “you’re right” and “yes” are at the root of the vast majority of misunderstandings in the workplace today. Do you want to know why, “that’s right” is the gold standard of great responses? Join us to learn why and much more.
Jul 20, 2016
When companies start to work on their compensation plans, often they do so with spreadsheets and formulas, far removed from either the people impacted by the compensation plans or the organizational objectives. Modern compensation brings people front and center in the pay business, creating a win/win situation between organizations and individuals. Join special guest Tim Low from Payscale learn more about: Using modern compensation practices to engage, motivate, and reward their top people.How compensation is a team sport, communicated transparently across the organization.Why compensation can be a win/win, not a battle, between employee and employer with fair pay.
Jul 13, 2016
Join us on #WorkTrends as we discuss a better way to create strengths-based organizations. Although this idea has been around for over a decade, most organizations have “false-started” on it. We will explore why this “false start” has happened and why it’s time to try a new approach. A truly strengths-based company is the competitive organization of the future - come learn more from author Josh Allan Dykstra.
Jun 29, 2016
During this #WorkTrends, Maria Orozova (@theMODstudio, @MariaOrozova) and Scott Thomas (@IntelechyGroup) will address how husband-and-wife entrepreneurs can work cohesively and collaboratively in the business world. There are so many entrepreneurs who have built businesses from the ground up — alongside their partners — but not many talk about the intersection of work and personal lives. Maria and Scott will share their first-hand experiences of working together as partner agency owners. Join us as we discuss how to: - Step forward in your businesses and be confident in forging your own paths - Break the norm by taking non-traditional approaches to partnerships - Build a foundation to feel comfortable when working alongside your partner. We will also review other useful tips you can use every day to make working with a spouse more harmonious.
Jun 22, 2016
Snapchat, Blab, Instagram, Periscope, Facebook Live, the list is growing… Live video has exploded onto the scene and now everyone can emulate their favorite talk show host. While video has been around for a while and we've witnessed YouTube sensations become legitimate celebrities, this is a whole new breed of social media. Join guest host Tim McDonald and special guest Brian Fanzo as we dig into the current trend and future promise of live streaming video across all industries.
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