72 episodes

The HR Mavericks podcast is a weekly discussion dedicated to helping small businesses know how to streamline their HR processes and improve their employee experience for frontline workers.  
As a small business HR leader, you know the difficulties of hiring, managing, paying and engaging frontline employees. You also know the business importance of creating an exceptional employee experience where people can excel. 
But how do you actually make it happen––especially if you’re just an HR team of one? 
Each HR Mavericks episode features an interview with a small business HR pro or thought leader who shares tangible tips and firsthand experiences on topics such as managing deskless workers, running payroll, onboarding new hires, building culture, employee journey mapping, employee recognition, employee engagement, internal company communication and more.

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The HR Mavericks podcast is a weekly discussion dedicated to helping small businesses know how to streamline their HR processes and improve their employee experience for frontline workers.  
As a small business HR leader, you know the difficulties of hiring, managing, paying and engaging frontline employees. You also know the business importance of creating an exceptional employee experience where people can excel. 
But how do you actually make it happen––especially if you’re just an HR team of one? 
Each HR Mavericks episode features an interview with a small business HR pro or thought leader who shares tangible tips and firsthand experiences on topics such as managing deskless workers, running payroll, onboarding new hires, building culture, employee journey mapping, employee recognition, employee engagement, internal company communication and more.

    71. Maintaining People Over Profits w/ Ashleigh Wilson

    71. Maintaining People Over Profits w/ Ashleigh Wilson

    What’s your focus: profits or people? Of course, there’s no reason you can’t have both: a profitable business and happy, engaged employees. In fact, Ashleigh Wilson believes that the best way to have a successful company is to prioritize your people. In this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast we talk with Ashleigh, CEO and founder at Auditmate, about how her mission-driven, human-centered approach has helped her grow her business.

    We talked about:

    What it means to bring your authentic self to work
    How to have a heart-centered corporate culture
    Choosing investors who share your company values
    Why it’s important for leaders to be aware of their blind spots
    Simple ways to build a diverse workforce


    Learn more about Ashleigh’s company Auditmate by visiting their website or checking out their LinkedIn page.

    • 25 min
    70. Compliance and Caring Aren’t in Conflict w/ Bob Coursey

    70. Compliance and Caring Aren’t in Conflict w/ Bob Coursey

    In business, it’s easy to slip into an “us-versus-them” mindset. When an issue arises, there’s the company on one side, the employee on the other, and human resources—or a legal team—stuck in the middle of the fight. But moving away from this adversarial mindset benefits everyone in both the short- and long-term.

    On this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, Bob Coursey shares his take on the intersection between compliance and compassion. As an attorney and owner at Modern Age Employment Law LLC, Bob has spent 20-plus years litigating employment law cases. In that time, he’s come to realize that viewing employees as human beings is the key to handling conflict.

    We talked about:

    The real purpose of employment law (and lawyers)
    How seeing employees as people helps with compliance issues
    Going beyond legal requirements to help employees
    How the younger generations are changing the workforce
    Consequences that come from not treating employees well
    Tips for changing your company’s approach to compliance


    Get in touch with Bob by emailing him at bobcoursey@modernagelaw.com or visiting his website.

    • 31 min
    69. Emotional Intelligence for Safer Workplaces w/ Steven Farber

    69. Emotional Intelligence for Safer Workplaces w/ Steven Farber

    “Let’s talk about our feelings.” Those are words that you don’t often hear at work. But understanding—and mastering—our emotions can make a huge impact on physical and psychological safety in the workplace. On this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, Steven Farber explains what EQ is, why it matters, and how to improve workplace EQ. As vice president of training and certifications at Take Flight Learning, Steven knows a thing or two about how humans work together, and he says that growing our emotional intelligence is one of the first steps toward success at work.

    During our discussion, we talked about:

    The importance of controlling our emotions
    How having a higher EQ leads to better workplace safety
    Understanding personality types to better understand emotional intelligence
    Why awareness is the first step toward improving EQ
    Signs of a high-EQ workplace
    How to develop greater emotional intelligence
    The 4 main components of EQ

    • 30 min
    68. Healthcare Recruiting in This New Era w/ Cecilia Clark

    68. Healthcare Recruiting in This New Era w/ Cecilia Clark

    The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way that healthcare workers see their jobs. As medical professionals prioritize flexible schedules and work-life balance, competition to hire talent is fierce. But with the right techniques, recruiters in the healthcare industry can still be incredibly successful. On this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, we sat down with HR business partner Cecilia Clark to talk about what it’s like recruiting for healthcare roles, how things have changed in recent years, and the best ways to recruit.

    We discussed:

    How the pandemic has taken a toll on healthcare workers
    The types of jobs that healthcare workers are most interested in
    The importance of company culture, values, and brand
    Why “speed is king” when it comes to recruiting
    How technology has shortened the hiring process
    Becoming familiar with the environment you’re recruiting in
    The importance of networking and building personal relationships

    • 23 min
    67. Don’t Write Off Job Hoppers w/ Necole Jones

    67. Don’t Write Off Job Hoppers w/ Necole Jones

    In the past, there’s been a stigma against job hoppers—why hire somebody who might not stay long? But there’s a lot more to job hoppers than meets the eye. On this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, we talked to Necole Jones, HR director at Webhelp, about why companies shouldn’t shy away from hiring job hoppers. Necole compared job hoppers to grasshoppers; both are fearless and forward-thinking. While you may not know why somebody has switched jobs quickly, you should definitely be aware of what they could bring to the table.

    We talked about:

    What the term “job hopper” means
    How at-will employment applies to employees too
    Generational differences in the way we approach work
    Reasons people might have for changing jobs
    The importance of a paycheck in determining if people stay at their jobs
    How to boost retention (without focusing on candidates’ employment history)
    What companies miss out on when they refuse to hire job hoppers

    • 18 min
    66. Recruiting in Rural Areas w/ Sarah Hughes

    66. Recruiting in Rural Areas w/ Sarah Hughes

    Sometimes, the best way to promote your employer brand and attract candidates is through social media. Other times, it’s through … a newspaper ad? On this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, Sarah Hughes, corporate compensation advisor at Acher Daniels Midland (ADM), shared some of the things that make recruiting in rural areas unique—for one, newspaper job ads still work. Sarah explained that while recruiting in rural areas has its own challenges, it’s rewarding to see firsthand the outcomes of your work.

    During our discussion, we talked about:

    Three things that make recruiting in rural areas challenging
    How to overcome those challenges
    Effective ways to find candidates in rural areas
    The way that small town culture affects employer branding
    Tips for new recruiters
    Why recruiting in rural areas is exciting and rewarding

    • 17 min

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