100 episodes

The Workspan Podcast takes on the day’s most pressing workplace issues with a healthy mix of insight, wit and irreverence. Produced and hosted by Tom Alexander and WorldatWork columnist Charles Epstein. 

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The Workspan Podcast takes on the day’s most pressing workplace issues with a healthy mix of insight, wit and irreverence. Produced and hosted by Tom Alexander and WorldatWork columnist Charles Epstein. 

    Interviewology, the New Science of Interviewing,

    Interviewology, the New Science of Interviewing,

    Anna Papalia gives us a sneak preview of her book, Interviewology, the New Science of Interviewing, published by Harper Collins and out this coming January. Anna is a career influencer with over 1.5 million followers across social media platforms and has coached over 10,000 clients to interview better. She discusses why conventional interviewing advice doesn't work, how to master the job interview, and describes the four main styles people exhibit in an interview: a Charmer, a Challenger, an Examiner, or a Harmonizer.  A fascinating conversation - there's a reason she's amassed over a million and a half followers over social media! 

    • 32 min
    A Deep Data Dive on EAP Outcomes with Dr. Mark Attridge

    A Deep Data Dive on EAP Outcomes with Dr. Mark Attridge

    Dr. Mark Attridge is President of Attridge Consulting, Inc., which focuses on workplace mental health and employee assistance programs. He joins us to discuss four studies he led that measured EAP outcomes based on over 50,000 users of EAP over five years. The studies focused on: EAP-driven clinical and work outcomes; EAP and coaching; EAP and its impact on anxiety; EAP outcomes when an employee is referred by their manager. We also touched on major trends in the industry and peered into what's ahead. The evidence-based studies were sponsored by CuraLinc; Mark’s co-authors were the company’s President Sean Fogarty, MBA, and COO David Pawlowski, MA. 

    • 31 min
    Highlights from WorldatWork's 2023-2024 Salary Budget Survey

    Highlights from WorldatWork's 2023-2024 Salary Budget Survey

    Our conversation focuses on WorkatWork’s just published 2023-2024 Salary Budget Survey, which organizations have come to rely on to design competitive compensation plans that attract and retain high-performing employees. Joining us are Liz Supinski, Director, Research & Insights at WorldatWork, and Michaela Leo, Head, Compensation & Benefits for Ipsen, a global specialty-driven biopharmaceutical group. We discuss the 1 or 2 most important takeaways, the most surprising findings, what listeners need to know about salary budget surveys in general, and what’s in store for next year’s survey.  https://worldatwork.org/resources/research/salary-budget-survey

    • 32 min
    Payscale's In-House Employment Counsel Weighs in on Pay Transparency

    Payscale's In-House Employment Counsel Weighs in on Pay Transparency

    Lulu Seikaly, in-house employment counsel for Payscale, joins us to discuss pay transparency: the law recently passed in Hawaii and how it’s different, varying levels of stringency by state,  benefits to employers, unintended consequences and trends employers need to be on the watch for.    

    • 24 min
    Tactical, Practical Sabbaticals: how companies can benefit from well-tailored employee sabbatical policies.

    Tactical, Practical Sabbaticals: how companies can benefit from well-tailored employee sabbatical policies.

    Rich Fuerstenberg, a Senior Partner with Mercer, works with clients on their healthcare and group benefit programs, connecting dots for employers and employees helping them reduce cost and risk while improving the benefits experience. The focus of our conversation is employer-sponsored sabbaticals – the different types, why they’re offered, ways they can be structured, how to prod employees with “tenure” to take them when they’re reluctant to do so, and best practices to ensure productive (paid and unpaid) sabbaticals. 

    • 34 min
    The Challenges of Executive Retiree Incentive Compensation: with Zayla Partners

    The Challenges of Executive Retiree Incentive Compensation: with Zayla Partners

    We’re joined by the two co-founders of Zayla Partners, an executive compensation and corporate governance consulting company: CEO Chris Crawford and Managing Partner Ian Keas. Our conversation focuses on solving the challenge of executive retiree incentive compensation: why more older employees are working past age 65 than the prior generation, the importance of succession planning and a “good leaver policy,” planning for a ”principled outcome,” and other timely issues.  

    • 33 min

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