43 episodes

Helping Bosses & Employees Build Stronger Relationships Together

The Corporate Shadow Dr. Ryan Giffen

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

Helping Bosses & Employees Build Stronger Relationships Together

    44. Don't Sign That Offer Letter Yet -Screening Your Future Employer

    44. Don't Sign That Offer Letter Yet -Screening Your Future Employer

    Employers screen candidates to discover whether a job applicant could jeopardize what they stand for, their reputation, and workplace safety. The same should apply to job seekers. Screening your future employer will give you the necessary knowledge and understanding of the company’s needs, potential, and weaknesses. Thus, helping you make the right decision to be part of the right organizational culture. In this episode, you’ll learn: * Why you should screen companies before applying for the job* Tips on how to run an efficient employer screeningAbout Dr. Ryan Giffen: With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.  Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach. For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness.  Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast. Connect with Dr. Ryan Giffen:Website (https://ryangiffen.com/)Podcast (https://www.corporateshadowpod.com/)LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgiffen)Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dr.giffen)Twitter (https://twitter.com/ryan_giffen)

    • 27 min
    43. Becoming Happier at Work

    43. Becoming Happier at Work

    Feeling unhappy with your work can decrease your motivation, productivity, and enthusiasm. You might think you are unable to do anything about how you feel at work, but there are things you could do to increase your workplace happiness and reinforce the sense of meaning. In this episode, you’ll learn: -What makes people happy at work -5 things you can do to be happier workAbout Dr. Ryan Giffen: With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.  Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach. For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness.  Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast. Connect with Dr. Ryan Giffen:Website (https://ryangiffen.com/)Podcast (https://www.corporateshadowpod.com/)LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgiffen)Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dr.giffen)Twitter (https://twitter.com/ryan_giffen)

    • 18 min
    42. How to Excel at Work and Make the Most of Development Opportunities

    42. How to Excel at Work and Make the Most of Development Opportunities

    It’s no surprise that 43 percent (https://www.mercer.com/content/dam/mercer/attachments/private/global-talent-trends/2021/gl-2021-gtt-usa.pdf) of companies want to increase the talent learning ecosystem, focusing on upskilling or reskilling (https://www.mercer.com/content/dam/mercer/attachments/private/global-talent-trends/2021/gl-2021-gtt-usa.pdf). However, employees should also learn how to make the most of career opportunities and advance in the workplace. In this episode, you’ll learn:* What you can do to speed up your professional development.* How to leverage growth and learning opportunities in the workplace. About Dr. Ryan Giffen: With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.  Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach. For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness.  Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast. Connect with Dr. Ryan Giffen:Website (https://ryangiffen.com/)Podcast (https://www.corporateshadowpod.com/)LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgiffen)Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dr.giffen)Twitter (https://twitter.com/ryan_giffen)

    • 16 min
    41. How to Tell Your Boss You’re On the Brink of Burnout

    41. How to Tell Your Boss You’re On the Brink of Burnout

    85 percent (https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2021-07-09-gartner-hr-research-reveals-more-than-half-of-employees-have-experienced-significant-damage-to-their-workforce-health-since-the-start-of-the-covid-19-pandemic) of employees experience high levels of burnout, and 41 percent report a decline in work-life balance. An overwhelming number of employees reports that companies are pushing them to their limits, requiring availability beyond work hours. Thus, causing concern for complete worker burnout. In the previous episode, we discussed how you can deal with work overload and restore work-life balance.  In this episode, Dr. Giffen shares 4 tips on how you tell your boss you’re on the brink of burnout.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    -4 tips on how to tell your boss you’re on the brink of burnout.
     
    About Dr. Ryan Giffen:
    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.
    Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach.  For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness.
    Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast.

    Connect with Dr. Ryan Giffen:
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    • 14 min
    40. How to Deal with Work Overload

    40. How to Deal with Work Overload

    Overworked employees have more tasks and responsibilities than they can handle or their job role allows. They either feel intrinsic pressure to go the extra mile due to a competitive workplace atmosphere, or their managers impose these expectations on them. So, how do you deal with work overload and restore work-life balance?  Here are 4 tips on how to deal with work overload.  In the next episode, Dr. Giffen shares 4 tips on how you tell your boss you’re on the brink of burnout.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    * How the COVID19 Pandemic Exacerbated Burnout in Already Overworked Society
    * 4 tips on how to deal with work overload



    About Dr. Ryan Giffen:
    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.
    Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach.  For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness.
    Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast.
    Connect with Dr. Ryan Giffen:
    Website
    Podcast
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
    Twitter

    • 16 min
    39. Making Recruitment More Inclusive

    39. Making Recruitment More Inclusive

    How many companies have efficient Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity (DI&E) policies in place that make a long-lasting difference across all levels? – That mostly depends on the size of an organization. 
    For instance, 60 percent of businesses with under 50 employees have no diversity initiatives at all. On the other side, 55 percent of companies with between 5000 and 10,000 hires have structured DI&I practices. 
    Yet, the positive change can only be enduring when all organizations, regardless of their size, have effective inclusive programs. But at the moment, 41 percent of managers state they’re too busy to implement any diversity and inclusion initiatives.
    As long as that’s the case, preferential treatment, bias, and segregation will hinder inclusive recruitment, workplaces, and impartiality. There shouldn’t be any pretexts for why a company is failing to drive inclusion. 
    DI&E initiatives integration is challenging, but it’s essential as it ensures everyone gets an equal chance. The path towards fostering unbiased recruitment and diverse values starts with assessing how inclusive your workplace is.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    · 5 strategies to help foster an inclusive work environment through recruitment.
    About Dr. Ryan Giffen:
    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.
    Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach.  For over a decade, he continues to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness.
    Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast.
    Connect with Dr. Ryan Giffen!
    Website: https://www.inospire.com
    Podcast: https://inospire.com/podcasts
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgiffen/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.giffen
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryan_giffen
     
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Cindy0332 ,

Helpful!

Love his enthusiasm and passion in his voice, this will be my go to podcast to listen to on the car, especially long drives. Am fourth year college student and these were the advices that were needed to be happy at work!

Paymon001 ,

Outstanding!

Ryan gives the behind the scenes to what happens behind close doors at company’s. Definitely worth a listen as you will walk away with the armor needed to protect yourself and overcome obstacles in the workplace. Thanks Ryan!

_MJa ,

Informative and fun

Dr. Giffen excels at balancing extensive knowledge and experiences that helps inspire and build quality leaders. The integration of professionalism and levity is exactly what other podcasts lack. Episodes 26 & 31 are favorites!

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