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The Work and the Future podcast is a forum to discuss the trends shaping the future of work. Is remote work here to stay? What skills should our kids have to ensure their future? Will robots take our jobs - oris the notion of a job done anyway? Economist Linda Nazareth, herself an expert on the future of work, engages with those on the front lines of change to talk about what comes next and how we can best negotiate the world emerging.

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The Work and the Future podcast is a forum to discuss the trends shaping the future of work. Is remote work here to stay? What skills should our kids have to ensure their future? Will robots take our jobs - oris the notion of a job done anyway? Economist Linda Nazareth, herself an expert on the future of work, engages with those on the front lines of change to talk about what comes next and how we can best negotiate the world emerging.

    Episode 75: Is Remote Work the Key to a Sustainable Future?

    Episode 75: Is Remote Work the Key to a Sustainable Future?

    How we work impacts many things including the environment and equity and income distribution as welI and there are indications that  moving more work remote could help us achieve our societal goals. To discuss why remote work could have so many spin-off benefits, Linda Nazareth is joined on this episode by   Chase Warrington, Head of Remote at Doist. 

    Guest:

    Chase Warrington 

    Head of Remote, Doist

    Chase Warrington is the Head of Remote at Doist, a pioneer of distributed work that specializes in productivity software. Doist created the award-winning task management app Todoist, and Twist, the first team messaging app designed for async work. Collectively, Doist supports 25 million people globally to stay organized and productive.

    Chase is responsible for developing and executing Doist’s remote work strategy, co-located events, and advocating for the future of work on behalf of the company. His work has led him to be recognized as a leader in the 2022 Remote Influencer Report and a 2022 LinkedIn Top Voice for Remote Work. He has worked remotely for over 12 years, as one of Doist’s 100 employees in 35 countries. He is a regular contributor, instructor, and consultant to many of the leading remote work organizations and publications, as well as the host of his own podcast, About Abroad. 

    Chase is currently based in Spain and is fluent in English and conversational in Spanish. When not nerding out about remote work, he loves traveling in his campervan, spending time in the mountains, and taking his husky pup on a jog from time to time. 

    Links:.

    chase@doist.com 

    https://twitter.com/dcwarrington 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/chase-warrington

    https://www.instagram.com/dcwarrington 

    https://aboutabroad.com/ 

     

     

    • 20 min
    Episode 74: Can We Turn the Great Resignation into the Great Retention?

    Episode 74: Can We Turn the Great Resignation into the Great Retention?

    Is there a way to turn the Great Resignation into the Great Retention? For the past year we have heard a lot about the  Great Resignation, the rush of people who are quitting jobs because they are not happy where they are, often for reasons that have nothing to do with compensation. That is leading to some good conversations within organizations about how to make people happier. To talk about some of the trends around retention, Linda Nazareth is joined on this episode by Mark Mancuso, Country Manager, Canada at SAP SuccessFactors. They discuss what he has seen from companies across a variety of sectors and what it will take to go from starting the conversation to creating better leadership and ultimately better outcomes around retention.

    Guest:

    Mark Mancuso is the Country Manager for SAP SuccessFactors in Canada. Over the past two decades, Mark has been working with some of Canada’s best companies to improve their business operations to better support their customers and employees. With a focus on employee experience management, he is supporting his customers with the digital transformations they need to keep their employees engaged and make their business an employer of choice. Mark is focused on quality of work, self-improvement, discipline, integrity, and process over outcome, all with the intent of helping others.

    Links:

    Future of Work | SAP Community

    SAP SuccessFactors | SAP Community

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jasonlpoole_turning-the-great-resignation-into-the-great-activity-6917240720974061568-bHoJ?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web

    • 22 min
    Episode 73: Can We Get Used to Business Travel Again?

    Episode 73: Can We Get Used to Business Travel Again?

    Two years ago, business travel ground to a halt and we learned to communicate with each other without getting on planes or driving for miles. Now, travel in general is coming back and business travel is as well.  That means we need to budget the time for it, or decide whether it is an effective way to spend time at all. To talk about the time management aspects of business travel, Linda Nazareth is joined on this episode by time management coach Elizabeth Saunders, founder of Real Life E Time Coaching & Speaking, and author of  How to Invest Your Time Like Money and Divine Time Management.

    Guest:

    Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E® a time management coaching company that empowers individuals who feel guilty, overwhelmed and frustrated to feel peaceful, confident and accomplished. She was named one of the World’s Top 30 Time Management Professionals. The Christian division of her company focuses on a God-centered approach to time management through Divine Time Management Group Coaching. McGraw Hill published her first book The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success with Less Stress. Harvard Business Review published her second book How to Invest Your Time Like Money. FaithWords published her third book Divine Time Management. Elizabeth contributes to blogs like Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company and has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox.

    Links:

    www. RealLifeE.com

    • 19 min
    Episode 72: How Does Disability Disclosure Matter for Workers and Organizations?

    Episode 72: How Does Disability Disclosure Matter for Workers and Organizations?

     

    This is a special episode of work and the future sponsored by Microsoft, and it is on a special topic as well, the subject of disabilities in the workforce. More specifically it is about the disclosure of disabilities because there are far more people dealing with them than is easily visible to the eye.

    Disabilities span a wide swathe from mobility issues through to having a chronic illness through to having a learning disability. Sometimes organizations know about the disabilities that their workers are dealing with and sometimes they do not, simply because the workers have not disclosed them. Arguably, both the organization and the worker would be better off if they did, but there are many views on that subject. To talk about the issues around the disclosure of disabilities, Linda Nazareth is joined by Karen Kelsey, Relationship Manager for Canada for Lime Connect, a non-profit that aims to rebrand disability though achievement.

    Guest:

    Karen Kelsey, Relationship Manager, Canada

    Lime Connect

    Karen Kelsey is Lime Connect’s Relationship Manager in Canada, where she is responsible for managing and building the corporate and post-secondary educational institution partnerships integral to the success of the Lime Connect mandate in the Canadian marketplace. Karen also focuses on attracting high-potential students and alumni to grow The Lime Network in Canada and acts as the lead and coordinator for a group of Lime Connect Ambassadors. Prior to joining Lime Connect, Karen had a 30 plus year career in Banking, primarily in retail banking and human resources. She also has over 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector including over 15 years on the board of an organization focused on individuals with Asperger Syndrome.

    Links:

    Learn more about The Lime Network at www.limeconnect.com

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    • 16 min
    Episode 71: Is Leadership Training Going to the Wrong People?

    Episode 71: Is Leadership Training Going to the Wrong People?

    Is leadership training going to the wrong people? Typically organizations give leadership training it either to very senior people or those who they have identified by conventional metrics as future senior people, but maybe that is not the best way to do things. On this episode Linda Nazareth is joined by Navio Kwok Vice President of Research and Marketing at Kilberry Leadership Advisors, and Winny Shen an Associate Professor at the Schulich School at York University. They have done research that suggests the norms around choosing who to train are not serving anyone – not individuals, but not organizations either.  They discuss the leadership development paradox and why organizations need to change how they choose leadership training candidates.a

    Guests: 

    Navio Kwok, Ph.D., is vice president of research and marketing at Kilberry Leadership Advisors, a leading firm of organizational psychologists specializing in executive assessment and C-level leadership advisory. At Kilberry, he oversees the firm’s commitment to advancing the science of executive leadership and translating it into practical, actionable advice for the firm’s preeminent clients.

    Winny Shen is an Associate Professor of Organization Studies at the Schulich School of Business, York University. She teaches and conducts research that supports inclusive, productive, and healthy work organizations. Specifically, her work addresses issues of leadership, diversity and inclusion, and worker well-being. Her work has appeared in leading academic outlets in management and psychology, and she is frequently called upon by media outlets to provide her expertise on workplace topics.

    Links:

    https://hbr.org/2022/01/leadership-training-shouldnt-just-be-for-top-performersxxx

     

     

    • 26 min
    Episode 70: How Can Companies Help Hourly Paid Workers with Income Stress?

    Episode 70: How Can Companies Help Hourly Paid Workers with Income Stress?

    As companies scramble to find hourly-paid workers, what can companies do to attract them? One thing would be to recognize that many of their workers are dealing with considerable financial stress, and that helping them to counter that would be of mutual benefit to workers and company. To talk about that, Linda Nazareth is joined on this episode by Sabina Bhatia, Chief Customer Officer of Payactiv a platform that gives workers ‘Earned Wage Access’ or basically the right to get their earnings without a waiting period. The discussion covers how the advantages of making wages more readily available to workers, as well as the broader question of financial stress for workers, and the issues around that.

    Guest:

    Sabina Bhatia

    Chief Customer Officer

    Payactiv

    As the Chief Customer Officer Sabina is the ambassador for the voice of Payactiv clients and their employees. Her tenure spans from the early days of Payactiv when the company had less than a hundred clients and has been instrumental in the evolution of Payactiv as the industry leader in Holistic Financial Wellness. With great passion and focus, Sabina advocates for a positive impact on the livelihood of workers with financial wellness tools provided by Payactiv. She is similarly committed to enabling employers to offer this impactful wellness benefit to their employees. Sabina spent 20 years on Wall Street as an analyst to assist financially stressed companies restructure their financial position. She then joined PayActiv to apply her passion and skills to make a positive impact in the lives of workers.



    Links



     https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabinabhatia/



    Whitepaper (gated): https://www.payactiv.com/whitepapers/why-employers-should-focus-on-employee-financial-health/Blog – Best Benefits for Hourly Employees: https://www.payactiv.com/blog/hourly-employee-benefits/Blog – Why EWA Needs To Be In Your Employee Benefits Package: https://www.payactiv.com/blog/stand-out-in-2022-why-ewa-needs-to-be-in-your-employee-benefits-package/Press Release – B Corp: https://www.payactiv.com/press/payactiv-wins-best-world-bcorp-excellence-beyond-profit/



     

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