79 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.

    77. The Importance of Transferable Skills w/ Jeri Rosenberg

    77. The Importance of Transferable Skills w/ Jeri Rosenberg

    Doing the same thing for years on end doesn’t offer much opportunity for growth—and it quickly gets boring. Jeri Rosenberg, corporate HR director at CASSIA, knows how important balance is when making career decisions. On one hand, we all have skills and abilities that set us apart—and that’s great! But on the other hand, it’s important to stretch ourselves, get out of our comfort zone, and use our skills to do new things.
    In this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, we talk about:
    Why people resist branching out in their careers
    How to transition our existing skills to new roles
    Utilizing transferable skills to help your company thrive
    Why organizations benefit from hiring people with diverse skill sets
    Ways to refresh your skills and gain new ones
    Connect with Jeri on LinkedIn

    • 19 min
    77. Pay Transparency—the Challenges and Benefits w/ Brandon Fluckiger

    77. Pay Transparency—the Challenges and Benefits w/ Brandon Fluckiger

    Pay transparency is one of the biggest topics in HR right now—and one of the most controversial. What are the advantages and disadvantages of posting salaries in job descriptions? Do the pros outweigh the cons?
    In this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, Brandon Fluckiger, people and capability advisor at Thiess and freelance HR consultant, tackles those questions and more. He’s a strong believer in transparency, but he knows that in order for transparency to work, businesses need to have the right processes in place first.
    In this episode, we talk about:
    The definition of pay transparency
    How companies can benefit from making salary information public
    Potential downfalls of salary transparency
    Why it’s essential to have a solid compensation strategy
    How small businesses can be transparent—without losing their competitive edge
    Resources HR can use to determine how much to pay employees
    Connect with Brandon on LinkedIn
    Read his article on pay transparency
    Visit Brandon’s website to learn more about his consulting services

    • 25 min
    76. People Success: What Work Will Look Like in 2023 and Beyond w/ Kelly Loudermilk

    76. People Success: What Work Will Look Like in 2023 and Beyond w/ Kelly Loudermilk

    Nobody can see the future. But Kelly Loudermilk, talent innovator at BuildHR, has a knack for predicting HR trends. In episode 27 of the HR Mavericks podcast, she predicted that 2022 would see an anti-work movement. Now, she’s back to discuss what she thinks will happen in the people industry during 2023.
    In this episode, we talked about:
    How people ops has transformed the workplace
    What the term “people success” means—and why it’s important
    How the people industry had been impacted by the 2022 layoffs
    Why Kelly believes HR will have to adopt a “less is more” mentality
    How to become a true partner with your employer (even when times are tough)

    • 28 min
    75. 5 Fast Fixes for Employee Burnout w/ Deb Calvert

    75. 5 Fast Fixes for Employee Burnout w/ Deb Calvert

    It’s a vicious cycle: employees feel burnt out, so their engagement drops. With less engagement, the burnout just continues to get worse. HR often tries to solve the problem with rewards, recognition, events, and culture initiatives. While all of these are great, they don’t solve the issues at the heart of burnout.
    In this episode, Deb Calvert, president of People First Productivity Solutions, offers some simple but powerful methods to tackle burnout at its roots.
    During our discussion, we talked about:
    The rising levels of employee discontent and disengagement in 2022
    Who’s responsible for minimizing workplace stress
    What factor influences employee engagement the most
    Ways that HR and management can work together productively
    Five things you can do to help employees feel less burnt out
    People First Productivity Solutions
    People First Leadership Academy

    • 24 min
    74. Is Employee Engagement Really the Problem? w/ Gregory Offner Jr.

    74. Is Employee Engagement Really the Problem? w/ Gregory Offner Jr.

    How can we create an experience at work that reflects what our employees really want? Gregory Offner Jr, founder of Global Performance Institute and keynote speaker on the topics of engagement and performance, believes he has the answer: a tip jar culture.

    In this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, Gregory uses his experiences as a performer at a dueling piano bar to explain the give-and-take of employee experience. Ultimately, it’s all about creating a workplace culture where everybody gets what they want, and gives something in return.

    In the episode, we talk about:

    What piano bars and people management have in common
    The three types of people in any organization
    What a tip jar culture is—and how to create one
    Why a great employee experience benefits everyone
    The importance of learning & development
    How to understand what your people really want from work


    Want to get in touch with Gregory? Email him at greg@gregoryoffner.com, visit his website, or connect with him on LinkedIn.

    • 21 min
    73. How to Motivate and Engage Your Employees w/ Violet Mendez

    73. How to Motivate and Engage Your Employees w/ Violet Mendez

    When it comes to employee engagement, appreciation is key—but it has to be done right. In this episode of the HR Mavericks podcast, we sat down with HR consultant Violet Mendez to talk about how appreciation can keep employees motivated, engaged, and eager to do their best work. Violet knows from experience the difference it can make when an HR leader truly cares about each individual they work with, and she shares how she’s used those insights in her own career.

    During our discussion, we talked about:

    Why it’s important to value employees’ ideas
    The effect that recognition can have in the workplace
    What it looks like to care about individuals’ wellbeing
    How to show appreciation—whether you have a budget or not
    The connection between engagement and employer brand

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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So good!

Love the insight - one of the best podcasts out there. So so good.

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If you are looking to learn best practices from actual HR pros for local businesses.

Production quality is good and content is short, simple, and potent as well.

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Awesome guests with practical insights for small biz HR

Very insightful guests with practical suggestions to help small business HR professionals improve their craft.

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