May 24, 2017
Mothers In The Office
In honor of Mother’s Day month, HR Radio tackles the challenges that face those dedicated working mothers. What accommodations should be provided to working nursing mothers, mothers to be, and the single parent? Don’t think for a second this episode is only of interest to just females. (Well, the “nursing” might be…) As traditional molds have long been shattered, Men are grappling with fatherhood responsibilities and workplace demands also.
April 4, 2017
Taking Advantage as an Employer or College Graduate
In this episode, HR Radio had a special in-studio guest, Brittany Deneau, Assistant Director of Career Education at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Topics covered addressed how to best utilize the Career Center as an employer looking to recruit, as well as college graduates looking for internships and regular employment.
Of particular interest was the subject of The Age Wave impacting the workforce and how the Millennials require a different style of leadership and development from the more traditional employee. As always, Todd took calls from listeners throughout the show, tackling issues from pin-up posters and calendar girls in the workplace to employees taking excessive restroom breaks.
March 27, 2017
Reduce Your Risk of the Inevitable
Surveys show that 37% of Americans engage in interoffice romances. This week’s episode talks about the risks to the company and the individuals when personal involvement with co-workers impact supervision, efficiency, security and morale.
We discuss measures employers can take to reduce their risk of the inevitable dating, while supporting the benefits and obligations of allowing employees their expected right to privacy away from the workplace. We also explore actions that employees can consider when they feel that they are the victims of favoritism due to personal relationships in the workplace.
March 21, 2017
Hiring the Wrong Person is a Costly Mistake
This week’s episode deals with Hiring, Recruiting, and Sourcing for jobs both from the employer and the job hunter’s perspective. Todd’s special in-studio guest is Devin Hornick, Sr. Partner & Sr. VP of Kore1, a leading provider of recruiting and staffing solutions for businesses and industry leaders such as The Walt Disney Co, Vizio, Samsung, UCLA, Mazda, Deloitte and others. Devin shares some valuable tips to job seekers and to employers. In addition, a heated debate takes place on-air between Todd (the show host) and Devin (the guest) on whether it’s necessary for the job seeker to send a thank you note after an interview.
March 14, 2017
Dealing With Termination
Are you an employee faced with a possible termination? Are you an employer faced with the difficult challenge of having to terminate an employee? This week’s episode deals with the many facets of making these tenuous decisions.
March 6, 2017
Don’t Allow Solicitation
Getting “hit up” at work? This week’s episode focuses on employees soliciting other employees at work. (Not THAT kind of “soliciting”!) Are employees selling Avon, Mary Kay, or Amway at work? Perhaps they are promoting their charitable organizations like Breast Cancer and Leukemia Walks or selling candy bars and wrapping paper for their child’s elementary school or Soccer Team.
February 28, 2017
Harassment in the Workplace Will Destroy Your Business
There are a variety of ways that employees can be harassed at work. Sexual harassment is one of the primary forms, but there are also non-sexual types of harassment that can occur on the job.
It is essential that everyone understand harassment in the workplace. This will help you know how to handle it or prevent it from happening. This includes recognizing what harassment is, how to file a harassment claim and what to do if you lose your job because of it.
February 24, 2017
Conduct Outside the Workplace: Best Practices
Most human resources professionals are comfortable issuing discipline to employees who engage in workplace misconduct during the workday. Consult the handbook and determine the appropriate course of action based upon the nature and level of the offense. The situation becomes considerably more fraught, however, when employees engage in inappropriate conduct outside of the workplace.
Employers must balance the potential for bad publicity and negligent retention litigation for failing to address behavior with laws that protect aspects of an employee’s personal life from discipline.
February 14, 2017
Handling Rumors Peacefully
Have you been a victim of nasty rumors and gossip? Is your company prone to rumors and gossip that affect your professional life? How would you properly handle them if they affect corporate or public life?