41 episodes

Helping Bosses & Employees Build Stronger Relationships Together

The Corporate Shadow Dr. Ryan Giffen

    • Business
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Helping Bosses & Employees Build Stronger Relationships Together

    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:
    Website
    Podcast
    LinkedIn
    Instagram
     
    Twitter

    • 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
     
    Facebook:

    • 19 min
    38. Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Initiatives

    38. Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Initiatives

    In 2020, the world struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic, which the majority finds wor...

    • 19 min
    37. Asking Your Boss for a Pay Raise – 6 Tips

    37. Asking Your Boss for a Pay Raise – 6 Tips

    Is there anything more nerve-racking than preparing to ask for a raise? You have been working diligently, sacrificing holidays and vacations, and going the extra mile for the employer. They should have noticed your dedication by now, but it doesn’t seem you’ll hear the long-awaited news anytime soon.
    Finally, you decided. It is time to be brave and voice that question that makes you uncomfortable, although you know you deserve it. But you’re not the only one feeling that way.
    For instance, even though they are satisfied with their employer, 52 percent of employees feel uneasy negotiating salary. On the other side, 30 percent are worried about losing their jobs, while 49 percent don’t want to be perceived negatively.
    But no matter how nervous they were, 55 percent of those who asked got it. Don’t allow the fear to stop you. Find the right moment and go toward your goal. After all, if you don’t ask, the answer will always be no.
    Asking for a raise can be frightening. If you're ready to overcome the fear of asking and get paid what you truly deserve, this episode is for you!
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    · The different types of pay raises (in business terms)
    · 6 top tips on how to ask your boss for a salary boost
    · Advice on how to craft a strong case for your pay increase request
    · How you can get free coaching to help you
    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 everyday employees navigate the nonsense of workplace obstacles as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast.

    Connect with Dr. Ryan Giffen!
    Website: https://www.inospire.com
    Podcast: https://www.corporateshadowpod.com/ (https://www.corporateshadowpod.com/)
    LinkedIn:

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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!

Invisable Jaguar ,

Insightful!

The Corporate Shadow is captivating and helpful for anyone and everyone functioning in the ever-changing modern work environment. Dr. Giffen offers thoughtful insight on a variety of topics that have helped me become a better supervisor.

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