210 episodes

Jackie Koch has been in the trenches building the teams that grow companies for over 15 years. She’s hired hundreds of people, navigated countless sticky situations, and earned an MBA along the way. From being deeply involved in the nitty-gritty of team building to now helping others navigate the waters of running a business, she wants to help you avoid the messes she’s had to help clean up.

Listen in and discover insights on leadership dos and don'ts, strategies for effective hiring and team building, and essentials to keep your business in employment compliance. Through solo episodes, guest episodes featuring experts in the field, and candid conversations with her business partner you'll be well on your journey to becoming the World’s Greatest Boss.

World's Greatest Boss Jackie Koch

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    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Jackie Koch has been in the trenches building the teams that grow companies for over 15 years. She’s hired hundreds of people, navigated countless sticky situations, and earned an MBA along the way. From being deeply involved in the nitty-gritty of team building to now helping others navigate the waters of running a business, she wants to help you avoid the messes she’s had to help clean up.

Listen in and discover insights on leadership dos and don'ts, strategies for effective hiring and team building, and essentials to keep your business in employment compliance. Through solo episodes, guest episodes featuring experts in the field, and candid conversations with her business partner you'll be well on your journey to becoming the World’s Greatest Boss.

    179. How to Build a Strong Company DNA to Attract the Right Candidates and Repel the Wrong Ones

    179. How to Build a Strong Company DNA to Attract the Right Candidates and Repel the Wrong Ones

    Establishing your company culture is a non-negotiable for success. Today I define what makes up your company’s DNA and break down the key components to consider. You'll get the inside scoop on how to craft a mission statement that truly speaks to your team and why setting clear goals and priorities is a game-changer. We also cover the crucial step of establishing core values that guide your team's actions and decisions.
    But I don't stop there! I share actionable tips on how to implement and truly live your company DNA, ensuring it's more than just a concept but a part of your daily operations.

    What you'll hear in this episode:
    [0:00] The recruiter's pet peeve.
    [1:10]Importance of establishing company culture.
    [1:50] Defining your company's DNA.
    [3:25] Components of company DNA.
    [7:55] Creating a mission statement.
    [9:55] Setting goals and priorities.
    [13:50] Establishing core values.
    [18:20] Implementing and living your company DNA.
    [19:55] Conclusion and resources.

    Listen to Similar Episodes:
    How to Define Core Values for the Culture You Crave with Ashley Alderson
    Cultivating Core Values for Your Small or Non-Traditional Team with Shannon Weinstein
    How to Master HR Practices and Compliance in Your Business This Year

    * Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiemkoch/
    * Find more information on my website peopleprinciples.co

    • 20 min
    178. How to Select Candidates Who Will Contribute Positively and Effectively to Your Business with Jonathan Porter-Whistman

    178. How to Select Candidates Who Will Contribute Positively and Effectively to Your Business with Jonathan Porter-Whistman

    In this episode of World’s Greatest Boss, we dive deep into the world of hiring with an entrepreneurial powerhouse, Jonathan Porter-Whistman. Jonathan shares his key hiring insights and strategies that have paved his way to success.
    We explore the critical importance of employer branding and how it can transform your business from the ground up. Jonathan reveals the secrets to building successful teams and the effective interview techniques he swears by. We delve into the non-negotiable skills every hire must possess and the pivotal role feedback plays in every position. Jonathan's unique techniques for stress testing candidates and observing their behavior provide a fresh perspective!
    But that's not all! Jonathan enlightens us on the revolutionary role of AI in recruiting! And for those looking to speed up their hiring process, he shares his tips on compressing the hiring timeline without sacrificing quality.
    What you'll hear in this episode:
    [0:50] Meet Jonathan Porter-Whistman
    [1:20] Key hiring insights and strategies
    [6:05] Jonathan's entrepreneurial journey
    [7:05] The importance of employer branding
    [11:25] Building successful teams
    [15:35] Effective interview techniques
    [20:25] Non-negotiable skills in hiring
    [22:45] The importance of feedback in roles
    [23:30] Techniques for stress testing candidates
    [24:30] Observing candidate behavior
    [27:50] The role of AI in recruiting
    [33:05] Building performance fingerprints
    [35:40] Custom data models for companies
    [38:30] Compressing the hiring timeline

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    Embracing Innovation and AI with Jim Carter
    Elevate Your Hiring Game: From Culture Fit to Culture Add
    Using Personality Assessments for Hiring with Adrian Koehler

    * Connect with Jonathan on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jon.whistman/
    * Find out more on Jonathan's website https://whohire.com
    * Order Jonathan's Book The Sales Boss: The Real Secret to Hiring, Training and Managing a Sales Team

    * Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiemkoch/
    * Find more information on my website peopleprinciples.co

    • 42 min
    177. What You Need to Know About Updated U.S. Labor Laws

    177. What You Need to Know About Updated U.S. Labor Laws

    Get ready to unpack the critical updates to labor laws for U.S. businesses! I'll provide essential compliance strategies to ensure your business stays on top of these changes. I'll simplify the complex world of employee payments, distinguishing between salary and hourly bases, and we'll explore the nuances of navigating overtime and minimum wage laws effectively.
    You'll learn the ins and outs of correctly classifying your employees as I guide you through the essential criteria for exempt employees and share my best practices for managing non-exempt staff effectively. I'll also address the risks of misclassification and share robust strategies to ensure your business remains compliant!

    What you'll hear in this episode:
    [0:00] Update on new labor laws for U.S. businesses
    [0:55] Understanding employee payment: salary vs. hourly
    [4:25] Navigating overtime and minimum wage laws
    [7:25] The exempt employee criteria: salary and duties
    [9:50] Upcoming changes to federal minimum salary requirements
    [12:00] How to correctly classify your employees
    [14:55] Best practices for managing non-exempt employees
    [17:50] Addressing misclassification and compliance strategies
    [22:50] Ensuring compliance and effective leadership

    Listen to Similar Episodes:
    Back to the Basics: Your Compliance Checklist
    Unveiling Your Team's True Potential With Time Tracking
    Salaried Vs. Hourly Hiring

    * Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiemkoch/
    * Find more information on my website peopleprinciples.co

    • 24 min
    176. How to Define Core Values for the Culture You Crave with Ashley Alderson

    176. How to Define Core Values for the Culture You Crave with Ashley Alderson

    Dive into team building and leadership with entrepreneur turned CEO, Ashley Alderson. Join us as Ashley shares invaluable insights on cultivating the dream team and company culture that you've always envisioned. You'll learn how to empower and train your team for success, all while creating a unique and vibrant company culture.
    Throughout the episode, we delve into essential tools for communication and management, ensuring seamless collaboration and productivity within your team. Whether you're a seasoned leader or just starting your journey, this episode is packed with inspiration and actionable advice to help you become the world's greatest boss. Tune in now and unlock the keys to building an intentional company culture that drives success!
    What you'll hear in this episode:
    [0:00] The struggle of building a dream team
    [2:35] Ashley's journey from entrepreneur to CEO
    [7:00] Cultivating leadership and learning from mistakes
    [12:40] Defining and implementing core values in your team
    [18:20] The impact of core values on employee evaluation
    [21:00] Building a strong team culture: strategies and expectations
    [25:45] Essential tools for effective team communication and management
    [29:15] Empowering and training your team for success
    [32:10] Inspiration to build an intentional company culture

    Listen to Similar Episodes:
    Elevate Your Hiring Game: From Culture Fit to Culture Add
    How to Motivate Your Team and Build Culture with Cory Charles
    Cultivating Core Values for Your Small or Non-Traditional Team with Shannon Weinstein

    * Connect with Ashley on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ajalderson
    * Get Your Planner at https://boutiquebossstore.com

    * Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiemkoch/
    * Find more information on my website peopleprinciples.co

    • 34 min
    175. Should Your Contractors Actually Be Employees? How to Properly Classify Workers to Avoid Legal Issues

    175. Should Your Contractors Actually Be Employees? How to Properly Classify Workers to Avoid Legal Issues

    I’m diving into a crucial topic that will help keep you out of legal trouble: the misclassification of workers who should be employees as contractors. I'll share a fascinating case study on the gig economy and legal battles, where companies like Uber and Lyft have faced complex challenges and regulations.
    Understanding the key differences between employees and contractors is vital for every business owner. We’ll discuss why the government is so invested in worker classification and the serious consequences of getting it wrong. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with tips on how to correctly classify your workers to stay out of hot water!

    Plus, I’m sharing practical advice to help you stay informed and compliant with the latest regulations. Tune in, and let’s ensure you have all the tools you need to succeed and stay on the right side of the law!

    What you'll hear in this episode:
    [0:00] The Common Misclassification Mistake
    [2:40] Case Study: The Gig Economy and Legal Battles
    [6:40] Understanding the Difference: Employee vs. Contractor
    [9:40] Why the Government Cares About Classification
    [11:45] Consequences of Misclassification
    [13:10] How to Correctly Classify Your Workers
    [20:50] Practical Advice for Staying Informed and Compliant

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    147. Navigating Wage and Hour Laws
    167. Should You Be Friends with Your Employees?
    171. Do You Need Worker's Comp Insurance?

    * Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiemkoch/
    * Find more information on my website peopleprinciples.co

    • 26 min
    174. Simplifying and Automating Compliance with Alex Kehayias

    174. Simplifying and Automating Compliance with Alex Kehayias

    I'm thrilled to welcome Alex Kehayias, founder of Mosey. Join us as we dive into his entrepreneurial journey and the fascinating impact of Mosey on automating compliance. We'll explore how Alex's experiences have shaped the mission and mechanics of Mosey, with a focus on simplifying and automating compliance for businesses worldwide.
    Discover the importance of effective people management in entrepreneurship and how Alex has built a high-performing remote team at Mosey. Throughout our conversation, we'll shed light on the challenges and triumphs of navigating compliance in today's fast-paced business landscape.

    Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business leader, join us as we uncover the secrets to creating a workplace culture that thrives on kindness and performance!

    What you'll hear in this episode:
    [2:30] Alex's entrepreneurial journey and lessons from working at Stripe
    [6:05] The importance of people management for entrepreneurs
    [10:30] Building a high-performing and kind team at Mosey
    [16:15] The mission and mechanics of Mosey: simplifying compliance
    [19:45] Personal experiences and the broader impact of Mosey
    [24:25] Advice for entrepreneurs on compliance and leadership

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    How to Master HR Practices and Compliance in Your Business This Year
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    * Connect with Alex on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexkehayias
    * Find more information at https://mosey.com

    * Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiemkoch/
    * Find more information on my website peopleprinciples.co

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

GVandegrift ,

Value packed!! Must Listen

So many great topics, tips and convos that all small biz owners need to hear. Great combo of solo and guest episodes with action steps you can take back to your business immediately and see results! Must listen for sure!

John McGlothlin ,

Useful info and fun atmosphere

As the title suggests, this is a fun and informal look at managing people and other workplace/HR challenges. The host asks thoughtful questions, and the episodes are varied, focused, and informative. Definitely worth a listen.

Nicole Myden ,

Love how real this show is!

Jackie is amazing and I love the transparent and real conversations. Feels like you’re hanging with your fav friends having coffee and chatting about work, alignment and all of our goals. Love this show and Jackie!!!

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