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OSHA Mandating with Kris Dunn

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This special episode was put together at the 11th hour when the OSHA announcement was delivered. Former Vice President Joe Biden announces his intent to utilize OSHA to inspect and enforce a vaccine mandate to all employers over 100 employees. The other option is a weekly negative COVID test.

The Bloody History of Labor Day

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How’s that for a headline grabber? Strong to quite strong , I’d say. But crazily enough, it’s not an overstep to characterize the events leading up to the 1894 legislation making Labor Day a federal holiday as, well, an absolute bloody mess. History is great that way, really.


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Getting Woke with David Creelman

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For HR professionals, difficult conversations are the ticket of admission to strategic partnership. In this second episode of Season 2, I chat with David Creelman , a global HR consultant based in Canada (we won’t hold that against him, eh?)

Storytelling with Jerome Deroy

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Everybody loves a good story, right? We especially love stories that come from a place of authenticity and sincerity. Jerome Deroy ( connect with Jerome! knows all about this – his company, Narativ , helps companies realize the power of storytelling.

Leverage Powerful Data, More Actionable Plan for Better Workforce Engagement

Engagement surveys deliver volumes of data, but leaders often need a path to actionable insights. How do leading survey platforms help to build better employee engagement? Explore Gallagher's latest whitepaper to leverage data with insights that work.

Storytelling with Jerome Duroy

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Everybody loves a good story, right? We especially love stories that come from a place of authenticity and sincerity. Jerome Duroy ( connect with Jerome! knows all about this – his company, Narativ , helps companies realize the power of storytelling.

Improving Your Tech Hiring Practices

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(Part 1 of 2) If you’re worried about planning an effective recruiting strategy, you’re not alone.

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Saving The World with Larry (LK) Kihlstadius

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Larry “LK” Kihlstadius is a Naval Academy grad, a former Marine (I know, there are no “former” Marines), entrepreneur, coach to CEO’s and soon-to-be reality TV star.

Evolving (NOW) with Andre Young

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Andre Young is a leadership and work/life harmony consultant, three time author , motivational “teacher” ( not speaker), trainer and founder of You Evolving Now, LLC.

Getting Cerebral with David Creelman

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Hello Hardballers, If you harken back to 2020, you can listen to my first interview with David Creelman, where we discuss the perils of corporate “wokeness.”

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

Getting Deuced with Jessica Miller-Merrell

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Hello Hardballers, we’re back after a 2-month hiatus, so why not come back with a bang. Today’s guest, Jessica Miller-Merrell , is a Human Resources influencer of the highest order.

Perfect Document, Imperfect Men

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We, The (quite flawed) People have some pretty amazing goals to strive for.

Armadillos and Fauci

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In your wildest dreams could you imagine a cloth mask being the focal point of a cultural civil war? This is the nuttiest thing in America since Pet Rocks were a serious fad. From what I can tell, we have three distinct groups, each with an equal amount of support.

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Being Authentic with Sarah Hodges…

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This is a fun one, folks ~ Sarah Hodges is an executive coach, speaker, and founder of the Hodges Leadership Institute, an On’Demand, web-based program designed to improve corporate culture through leadership EQ training, all backed by her proprietary neurophysiological “A+ Method.” ” Download The HodgesCoaching 2020 Brochure right here.

What Is the Top HR Priority in 2021? Attracting and Retaining Talent

The war for talent is heating up. The 2021 Gallagher Workforce Trends Report: People & Organizational Wellbeing Strategy provides a data-driven approach to total rewards, helping you attract and retain a competitive workforce and drive organizational success.

Getting Political with Nancy Halpern

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You’ve said it before – heck, we’ve all said it before; “I just hate the politics we have to play at this company.”

Wanted: Courage (Apply Within)

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I completed my podcast interview with Karin Hurt yesterday as we discussed the concepts in her new book, Courageous Cultures. btw, I can’t wait for you guys to hear the finished product, so stay tuned for the release date.

Getting UN-busy With Garland Vance

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It’s a rote response we’ve almost become programmed to utter. A general greeting &/or welfare check like “How’s it going?” ” is met with the standard “ Busy as always!

Building Resilience with AJ Adams

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The pandemic has taxed our resilience reservoirs. Forced to respond to new work conditions, new social limitations and uncertain implications on our personal wellbeing – it’s been quite a psychological spartan race.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual on-boarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, August 19th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

Hitting the Snooze with Sarah Moe

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There are a few things in life we take for granted despite how critical it might be to our very existence. Breathing, for one, is something we do 20,000 times per day without even giving it a thought. Despite it being a subconscious function, it turns out we’re almost all doing it wrong.

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Hitting the Trifecta with Karen Whitaker

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Who interviews their wife as a podcast guest? Apparently I do, and the experience was even better than I had hoped. Has it been a crazy year? Yeah, it has, but that statement has become cliché.

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Getting Woke(r) with David Creelman

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Like a Happy Days episode from days gone by, I teased this topic into a “To Be Continued” two-parter.

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The “Why” of Returning

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I get it, really I do. Working from home, once considered a privilege, has now entered the realm of being a “right” of employees. That’s what 15 months of remote work environments will do. Even the most old school manager has grudgingly admitted that work-from-home is a viable business model in some form or fashion.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

Helping Them Grow with Julie Winkle-Giulioni

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We make it way more difficult than it needs to be, don’t we? It’s a universally accepted tenet that our ability and willingness to develop our people may be the most important investment in time and resources we have.

Election Fraud (no, not that one)

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Interesting dynamic I’m experiencing right now. As most of you have already surmised, I cast my ballot for the Republican candidate in the 2020 Presidential election.

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Being Rebellious with Kyle Roed, S.1 Episode 12

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Episode 12 brings us Kyle Roed, senior HR practitioner with CPM Holdings, author of the “ New School HR ” blog, and the creator and host of the Rebel HR Podcast , found wherever you fancy your podcast platforming.

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Stepping Up with Kris Dunn, Season 1 Ep. 11

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When you get a couple old HR bulls pawing the dirt, the conversation goes fast & furious.

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The Sh*t Storm Trifecta

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So here we all are, this is really happening. A pandemic response of historic significance, social unrest like we haven’t seen since the 1960’s , and it’s less than six months until we have an election that promises to provide an explosive outcome – no matter who is found to be the victor.

3 Things Your Employees Are Doing in The Age of COVID

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When a company is in a state of uncertainty, it is estimated that employees lose as much as 2 additional hours per day in productivity. The anxiety associated with change or even the possibility of change puts people into a distracted state beyond the norm.

HR Hardball Episode 8, Owning It with Andy Storch

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Andy Storch is a busy guy…host of two podcasts , founder of the Talent Development Think Tank conference and Talent Development Virtual Summit, husband, father, friend and just for kicks…author!

Improving Your Tech Hiring Practices, Part II

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This post courtesy of Artur Meyster, CTO of CareerKarma. Check him out on LinkedIn , he’s got a hell of a backstor y! And remember to check out Part 1 ! Reducing Application and Interview Processes.

Meeting Today’s Challenges for Better Organizational Success Tomorrow

According to Gallagher’s research, stress and burnout raised organizational concerns for 70% of C-suites, and 26% of employers noted a decline in emotional wellbeing. The 2021 Q2 Gallagher Better Works Insights Report: Adapting for Tomorrow explores today’s unique workforce challenges and trends.