Hire Up Podcast - A Podcast Devoted To Everything Human Resources

Dec 03 2019 30 mins 368

Welcome to Hire Up with your host, John Beck, the show dedicated to the latest news, interviews and updates on EVERYTHING HR. John along with guest and his expert panel will discuss, educate and provide information on wide range of Human Resource topics. Together, we'll explore the key to Unlocking the Code of the Occupational DNA required, to identify, select, develop and retaining top talent ………… and Take Your Business To A Higher Level. Subscribe Today!







37 Rehiring Former Employees is Good Business with Lee Caraher
Nov 11 2019 30 mins  
Lee McEnany, Author of Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work Lee McEnany Caraher is the founder and CEO of Double Forte PR & Digital Marketing, a 15-year-old national agency that works with beloved and up-and-coming consumer, technology, and wine brands. An acclaimed communication strategist, Lee is known for her practical solutions to big problems. Lee has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who get a lot done well and have fun at the same time. She is a straight talker who doesn’t hold too many punches, although she does her best to be pleasant about it. Her big laugh and sense of humor have gotten her out of a lot of trouble. The author of Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work, Lee based the book on her experience with epically failing and then succeeding at retaining Millennials in her business. Her second book, The Boomerang Principle: Inspiring Lifetime Loyalty From Employees, published in 2017, is a pragmatic and actionable guide to creating high-performing work cultures ready for the future. Lee is a popular guest expert on leadership, intergenerational workplaces, public relations, crisis communications, social media and integrated marketing. She splits her time between San Francisco and New York City and puts her medieval history degree to work every day. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes  |  Google Play  |  Subscribe on Android  | Subscribe by Email











32 It’s All In The Numbers with Guest, Chris Kunze
May 24 2018 51 mins  
In episode 32 of the Hire Up Podcast, John interviews guest, Chris Kunze. Chris is a multi-lingual assessment specialist with over 15 years of experience analyzing psychometric and workforce data. Assisting hundreds of companies all over the globe implement HR software, Kunze has used statistical trend line analysis to translate assessment results into the language of employee job performance. As a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Marquette University with a liberal Arts degree, Kunze also completed studies in Philosophy at the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He was a recruiter throughout Europe and worked three years as a student counselor at the Albertus Magnus University in Cologne and the Heinrich Heine University in Duesseldorf, Germany. President of Kunze Analytics, LLC, Chris recently worked four years in R&D at John Wiley & Sons’ Workplace Learning Solutions Division. While there, he leveraged governmental workforce and client data to publish a library of 139 job-related performance models for PXT Select™ Certified Partners and their clients. He is known for calculating ROI using the venerable BCG Utility Formula. Finally, Kunze enjoys the challenge of optimizing performance model validity by writing software code in SPSS Syntax and Excel Visual Basic languages. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email


31 The Business of Giving with Guest, Lain Hensley
Apr 03 2018 32 mins  
In episode 31 of the Hire Up Podcast, John interviews guest, Lain Hensley. Lain Hensley is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Odyssey Teams, which develops philanthropic team-building programs for large corporations: the prosthetic hand-building program, Helping Hands, and the bicycle-building event, LifeCycles. He is an inspirational speaker and corporate trainer with an eye for introducing organizational change. Everyone wants to be Lain Hensley’s friend. Lain is one of those rare people who sees what people often don’t see in themselves. The beautiful beginner. The sacred wonder. He’ll reveal your magic and he’ll get you to believe. He is generous, smart, and oriented to making things better. As the COO of Odyssey Teams, Inc., Lain and his company have changed the team building industry and keep pushing the envelope with their latest projects. Odyssey Teams gives you a way to improve your team and the world at the same time. The benefits of team building are well studied. Team building boosts productivity, increases motivation, sparks problem solving and catalyzes creativity. Together, Odyssey Teams have built and donated over 18,000 bicycles, 25,000 prosthetic hands, hundreds of playhouses, a “rad” amount of skateboards and they are just getting started. Friends and clients are all over the world and worthy recipients are in more than 75 countries. They hope you enjoy learning more about their passions and decide to become a part of the movement. Make your meetings matter and go beyond the training room walls and into the hearts and minds of a world in need! For more information on Lain Hensley and Odyssey Teams, Inc., click here For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email




29 Find The Fire with Guest, Scott Mautz
Mar 12 2018 30 mins  
In episode 29 of the Hire Up Podcast, John interviews Scott Mautz, the CEO of Profound Performance – a keynote, workshop, coaching, and online training company that helps you “Work, Lead, & Live Fulfilled”. He is also a Procter & Gamble veteran who ran several of the company’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses, including their single largest, a $3 Billion Dollar division. At P&G, Scott consistently transformed business results and organizational/cultural health scores along with it. Scott is a popular keynote speaker and author of the October 2017 release, Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again. The book is the follow up to Make it Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning, a book that’s been named “The 2016 Leadership Book of the Year – First Runner Up” by Leadership & Management Books and a “Best 30 Book of the Year” by Soundview Business Books. Scott’s been named a “CEO Thought-leader” by the CEO Executive Guild and a “Top 50 Leadership Innovator” by Inc. Magazine, where he writes a weekly column for the national publication on topics such as employee engagement, others-oriented leadership, meaning in and at work, workplace culture, the how to’s of motivation/inspiration, success, and entrepreneurship. Scott also teaches leadership and employee engagement/motivation at Indiana University. He’s appeared in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, and many other national publications and podcasts. Scott was born in Central New York and has an undergraduate degree from Binghamton University (1991) and an MBA from Indiana University (1994). He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and daughter who is growing up way too fast. For more information on Scott Mautz’s new book, Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again, click here. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email



28 Get Better with Guest, Todd Davis
Feb 16 2018 34 mins  
John interviews Todd Davis, the author of FranklinCovey’s newest book, Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. He is also a co-author of Talent Unleashed: 3 Leadership Conversations to Ignite the Unlimited Potential in People. Davis has over 30 years of experience in human resources, talent development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing. He has been with FranklinCovey for over 20 years, and currently serves as Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President. He is responsible for FranklinCovey’s global talent development in over 40 offices reaching 160 countries. As the former Director of FranklinCovey’s Innovations Group, Todd led the development of many of FranklinCovey’s core offerings containing the company’s world-renowned content, and he continues to contribute to the development of new offerings. Davis has also served as FranklinCovey’s Director of Recruitment and led a team responsible for attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent for the company, which included over 3,500 employees. For over 25 years, Davis has delivered numerous keynote addresses and speeches at top industry conferences, associations, corporate events, and for FranklinCovey clients, many of which are Fortune® 100 and 500 companies. His topics include leadership, personal and interpersonal effectiveness, employee engagement, talent management, change management, and building winning cultures. Davis has served on the Board of Directors for HR.com and is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For more information on Todd Davis and his book, Get Better, click here. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email


27 The New Frontier Of Recruiting with Guest, Aman Brar
Jan 24 2018 31 mins  
In episode 27, John Beck, Jr., welcomes to the studio, Aman Brar . Aman has an extensive background in leading technology companies through periods of high growth and has also held key corporate strategy and finance roles at Fortune 500 companies. As former president of Apparatus, Aman led the company through a $34.2 million acquisition by publicly traded and global consultancy, Virtusa, in 2015. Recognizing the need for a method to boost recruiting productivity, Aman has teamed up with Kelly Lavin and Jared Adams to launch Canvas, the first enterprise-grade text-based interviewing platform that enables recruiters to screen more job candidates and market employment brands. Companies are already turning to Canvas to interview a range of talent, from welders to engineers to salespersons. Early adopters span from startups to Fortune 500 companies located in Silicon Valley all the way to the Midwest. Canvas is enabling these organizations to transform their reach and engagement with talent by designing their recruitment strategies in a way that aligns with the communication preferences of today’s workforce. Prior to Apparatus, Aman was vice president of business development for ChaCha Search, leading its corporate strategic partnership activities. Before returning to Indiana for graduate school, Aman lived in Mountain View, Calif., and led a team responsible for the nation’s first consumer DSL broadband service. Aman sits on the board of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, Teach for America Indianapolis and Employ Indy. He’s also active with The Mindtrust, The Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council and Wabash College’s Center for Innovation, Business and Entrepreneurship. Aman earned his undergraduate degree from Wabash College and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University – Bloomington. For more information on Canvas, click here. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email


26 The New Age Of Giving with Guest, Jamie Serino
Aug 21 2017 35 mins  
In episode 26, John Beck, Jr., welcomes to the studio, Corporate Social Responsibility expert Jamie Serino. John and Jamie discuss the new age of giving and the latest technologies that are impacting the way organizations manage their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs. About Jamie Jamie Serino is Director of Marketing for Blackbaud’s Corporations & Foundations division. Bringing nearly two decades of leadership experience spanning the private and nonprofit sectors, Jamie oversees the strategy to communicate Blackbaud’s brand promise to grant making organizations and corporations, drives market leadership, and establishes strategic partnerships that lift the philanthropic sector. Jamie also hosts the Champions for Social Good podcast. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Jamie developed and led transformational marketing and communication strategies in both B-to-B and B-to-C technology industries, including financial services, network security, CRM, Internet telephony and HR/Recruiting. He was instrumental in building the Vonage brand, growing the customer base from 10,000 to 2.5 million, while helping the company through its IPO. He also led the centralization of communications and branding at SunGard in order to reposition the company for IPO/acquisition. For more information on how Blackbaud’s technology solutions can help manage your company’s CSR program, visit Blackbaud CSR. To listen to Jamie Serino’s podcast, visit Champions for Social Good or go to iTunes. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email


25 Assessments Made Simple, Human, Smart
Jul 12 2017 46 mins  
In episode 25 of the Hire Up Podcast, host John P. Beck, Jr. interviews show guest and panel expert Doctor Hamilton the CEO of Hamilton & Associates Consulting, specializing in Business Consulting, Executive Coaching, Assessment Development & Utilization. Dr. Hamilton formally served as the Chief Research Officer of Profiles International, Inc. and also served as its Executive Vice President of Research & Development. So many employees are now working from home too, so you need to know how to monitor work from home employees if you have staff working remotely as well. John and “Doc” Hamilton take the complex topic of employee assessment and break it down to a simple, human, smart approach. Together they cover all the basics, providing listeners with a wide range of topics: * What are Pre-employment assessments? * Why are they used? Differences between a test and an assessment? * Skill and Occupational Job Fit Assessments (ODNA) * Benefits in using Assessments * Drawbacks or pitfalls to using Employee Assessments * Conventional Assessment vs. Adaptive Assessments * Differences in Behavior vs. Personality Assessments * Understanding Validity and Reliability * and much more. If you have questions, please submit them to me. Doc and I will answer them in his next appearance on the Hire Up Podcast. For more detailed information on this Podcast or to contact Dr. Scott Hamilton, Ph.d., visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe by Email | Subscribe on Android


24 Listening Matters with Connie Sirois
Jun 01 2017 49 mins  
In episode 24, John Beck, Jr. welcomes back to the studio, communication expert Connie Sirois. John and Connie discuss how Listening is one of the most important components of communication. Listening Matters! With over 20 years of communication experience and over a decade of focused business communication study and teaching, Connie Sirois brings knowledge and techniques that clients can apply immediately to make a difference in their conversations or their boardroom presentations. She knows that, no matter the industry or position, communication matters, and excellent communication sets one apart. Therefore, as a business communication coach and consultant, she tailors her expert advice to the individual client to create a communicator who captivates. Her knowledge of how effective communication can transform a business drives her passion for coaching her clients, and she loves dissecting a communication situation with a client and developing a plan that takes the basic concepts of excellent business communication and brings them to bear in ways that both engage the audience and elevate the communication effort. Expectations and best practices change over time. As a long-time business communication expert, Connie has learned these changes, taught these changes, and implemented these changes. She has a deep understanding of how business communication works and what clients and colleagues expect. From this experience, she helps her clients hone their skills to create impressive, impactful, and engaging communications. Connie’s communication expertise spans several areas of communication theory. In addition to her decades of professional development as a university instructor, Connie has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication (emphasis public relations 1996), a master’s degree in English (emphasis rhetoric and composition 2001), and an Elite Life Coach certification from The Coach Mindset (2013). Her parent company, Reset Focus Life and Career Coaching, LLC (resetfocus.com), has two divisions–Connie Sirois, The BComm Coach (conniesirois.com–where she serves her business clients) and The Busy Woman’s Guide to Everyday Control (busywomansguidetoeverydaycontrol.com–where she focuses on serving busy women like herself). Find out more about Connie Sirois at: www.conniesirois.com www.busywomansguidetoeverydaycontrol.com www.resetfocus.com For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email






21 Training Don’t Work, Dr. Bruce Waguespack, PhD
Oct 24 2016 23 mins  
What Do You Mean Training Don’t Work? John with guest, Dr. Bruce Waguespack, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development at River Parishes Community College explore a shocking topic “Training Don’t Work”. Bruce has been a learning and performance professional for over 23 years, working in petrochemical, food processing, steel manufacturing, telecommunications, and construction across the southern US. He is a performance consultant and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with a passion for creating high-performance cultures and aligned systems to optimize organizational processes, and people potential. He served on the graduate faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi, Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute and has been an adjunct professor at LSU for 15 years, specializing in learning, performance and HRD. He earned his MS and PhD from Louisiana State University where he focused on learning styles, training, organizational development, leadership and building high-performance team cultures. Bruce is very active with ASTD, serving as Baton Rouge Chapter president for two separate terms, the board of directors for 8 years, program chair for Mississippi Gulf Coast Lighthouse Chapter, and Membership Chair for the North Alabama Chapter. He serves in various capacities with ASTD-CI since he earned the CPLP designation in 2006. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email



20 Talent Made Simple with Christina Boudreaux
Aug 31 2016 24 mins  
In episode 20, John and guest, Christina Boudreaux, discuss the challenges organizations face in the war on talent. Christina Boudreaux, PHR, is the founder and owner of Talent Made Simple, which was started in 2016. Christina has over 15 years of Human Resources (HR) and Talent Acquisition experience and is passionate about helping companies find and leverage the best talent possible. Christina’s experience includes senior level human resources and recruiting leadership roles in both the private and public sector. Christina started her career at Lamar Advertising where she worked in all areas of HR as an HR Generalist. In an effort to advance in her career, she joined Amedisys in 2006, where she held various roles in HR and recruiting. She participated in many process improvement initiatives, and large-scale ERP and ATS implementations, and in her final years there, led the national talent acquisition team. Christina then joined the Louisiana Department of Revenue, as an Assistant Secretary, an appointed position on the executive leadership team, where she led the Human Resources and Customer Service Divisions, and later created a Talent Management division. Christina brought HR and Talent Management practices into state government, that historically were not part of HR strategy in the public sector. These practices included introducing and advancing human capital practices to include pay for performance, employee engagement, leadership development, and more. Christina has also led talent acquisition for Our Lady of the Lake/Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady Health System. Christina graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Management, in 2001, and has maintained PHR certification since that time. Talent Made Simple is a premier human resource and recruiting consulting firm with a mission to simplify the complexities of human capital strategies in your organization, through innovative solutions, surrounding people, process, and technology. Talent Made Simple strives to be different by offering true thought leadership in the human resources arena, and focusing its approach around the client’s business needs. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email


19 New Era of HR with Guest, Michael Pires
Aug 18 2016 34 mins  
The New Era of Human Resources Host, John Beck, Jr., and guest Michael Pires, CEO & President of JetPay HR and Payroll Services, discuss how technology is rapidly changing and how organizations recruit, interview and on-board employees. Learn how video interviews can play a major roll in assessing candidates and speed up your selection process. Pires founded HRinterax in 2001 and grew the business into a highly profitable human resources outsourcing and recruitment management firm, restructuring the company around the vision of building a cloud-based SaaS HR platform for the small and mid-sized employer market and successfully launching the resultant flagship HR411® product in 2007. He built the company to a point where it ultimately attracted ADP to purchase the company in late 2009. Pires held a number of senior roles during his six years with ADP – most recently as the Division Vice President of Business Development. While at ADP, Pires helped to define and ultimately establish the HR solutions business for ADP’s Small Business Services, leading them to new sales growth of greater than 20 percent annually and overall existing client base penetration of more than 40 percent for HR solutions. He also led the development of numerous key strategic partnerships and ADPs payroll acquisition team. He has a track record of successfully scaling businesses, defining new markets and business models, acquiring companies, developing talent, designing, launching and improving products, and expanding into new markets. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email




17 Weeders to Leaders with Guest, Jeff Mcmanus
Jul 26 2016 29 mins  
Jeff McManus grows things. In episode 17, John Beck, Jr. and Jeff McManus discuss Jeff’s proven method for growing leaders. As the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, he grows plants…he grows people…he grows ideas. Jeff is a problem-solver, understanding that doing more with less is a 21st-century mandate. Discover insight into how Jeff took a failing enterprise and grew it into one of the premier facilities in the United States. After coming to the University in 2000, Jeff took on the challenge of managing a multi-million dollar landscaping beautification implementation project. Faced with a demand for excellence and high productivity, and a stagnant budget, Jeff knew that growing the people was critical to growing the plants. Through that experience, Jeff developed his approach to managing resources and developing personnel-his GROW theory, a management and professional development approach based on the belief that all humans either strive for or have within them the elements of Greatness, Resiliency, Opportunity, and Wisdom. Taking his grounds staff, affectionately known as “weeders”, and developing them into “leaders” has been a joyous challenge that reaped across acres of rewards in the form of national recognition by The Princeton Review, PGMS, Newsweek, and every faculty, staff, student and visitor who walks the Ole Miss Campus. He has designed a professional development plan called Landscape University-a training program that promotes the individual’s innate ability to GROW. To learn more about Jeff McManus, visit http://jeffmcmanusspeaking.com For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email


16 Communication Matters with Guest, Connie Sirois
Jul 12 2016 33 mins  
Impressive…Impactful…Engaging In episode 16, John P. Beck, Jr., interviews guest of Hire UP, Connie Sirois. Connie and John explore new ground and discuss “Self Talk”, unlocking keys to improving self-communication. Connie Sirois, MA, brings over 25 years of communication study and knowledge to her work as a Business Communication Coach. Her coaching helps her business clients create ever more impressive communications with all stakeholders. Connie’s knowledge of how effective communication can transform a business drives her passion for coaching her clients. From the everyday conversation to the boardroom presentation, she loves dissecting a communication situation with a client and developing a plan that takes the basic concepts of excellent business communication and brings them to bear in ways that both engage the audience and elevate the communication effort. In her Communication Matters posts on LinkedIn, Connie discusses techniques and concepts to help every communicator become more skilled. She knows that no matter the industry or position, communication matters, and excellent communication sets one apart. Therefore, in her coaching, she tailors her expert advice to the individual client and business to create truly excellent communications. Connie has taught thousands of students as a university instructor, and her communication expertise spans several areas of communication theory. In addition to her decades of professional development, Connie has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication (emphasis public relations, 1996), a master’s degree in English (emphasis rhetoric and composition, 2001), and an Elite Life Coach certification from The Coach Mindset (2013). Her parent company, Reset Focus Life and Career Coaching, LLC, has two divisions–Connie Sirois, The BComm Coach (conniesirois.com–where she serves her business clients) and The Busy Woman’s Guide to Everyday Control (busywomansguidetoeverydaycontrol.com–where she focuses on serving busy women like herself). Find out more about Connie Sirois at: www.conniesirois.com www.busywomansguidetoeverydaycontrol.com www.resetfocus.com For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call 800.434.2630. Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email




14 Techno-Etiquette with Jacqueline Whitmore, CSP
Jun 29 2016 28 mins  
Could You Benefit From Business Etiquette Training? In episode 14, John P. Beck, Jr. interviews guest, Jacqueline Whitmore, CSP. Cell phones, voice mail, email and social media have become a way of life in business. However, the rules of etiquette have not always kept pace with the innovations of technology. Jacqueline and John explore the do’s and don’t’s of techno-etiquette. Jacqueline Whitmore, CSP, is an international etiquette expert, author, and spokesperson who has helped thousands of people around the world learn to be more confident and courteous in business and social situations. She is the author of Poised for Success (St. Martin’s Press, November 2011) and Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), which is currently in its tenth printing and has been translated into four languages. Regarded as one of the foremost authorities on business etiquette and protocol in the world, Jacqueline has appeared on a variety of national television shows including ABC’s 20/20, The Fox Report with Shepard Smith, CNN International, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, ExtraTV, CNBC, and FOXNews. She is a frequent guest on national and international radio talk shows and has appeared on National Public Radio’s Motley Fool and Marketplace. Jacqueline has been featured or quoted in hundreds of national and international newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, Time, Fortune, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and O: The Oprah Magazine, among others. Jacqueline is highly sought-after as a corporate spokesperson. She has served as the cell phone etiquette spokesperson for Sprint and the holiday etiquette spokesperson for companies including Office Depot, CLARISONIC Skincare and Sam’s Club. She is the founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, a premier business etiquette consulting firm dedicated to helping executives polish their professionalism, enhance their interpersonal skills, and improve their personal brand. For more than a decade she has provided communication and leadership training programs, keynotes, and executive coaching to Fortune 500 companies, universities and national conferences. Some of her clients include Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young, The U.S. Department of Defense, Booz Allen Hamilton, Amgen, Caterpillar, Royal Caribbean, Burger King, The Hartford, and Digicel. An accomplished writer, Jacqueline was recently awarded one of the “101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2010” by WE Magazine for Women. She was also awarded the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers – the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform skill awarded to the top ten percent of speakers worldwide. Prior to starting her company, Jacqueline served as the assistant director of public relations and protocol officer for The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach where she was responsible for media relations and teaching the hotel staff the nuances of dealing with royalty, celebrities, and other VIPs. In her spare time, Jacqueline is involved with several worthwhile causes such as the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC). Additionally, she and her dog, Oliver, are involved in “Tail Waggin’ Tutors”, a therapy dog program designed to help children improve their reading skills and build self-esteem while reading to dogs. Jacqueline is professionally trained in television, public speaking, theater, and voice and has a degree in broadcasting from the University of Florida. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call, 800.434.2630.





12 Employee Engagement with Craig Juengling, PCC
May 17 2016 31 mins  
Are You Engaged or Just Satisfied? In episode 12, John interviews guest/panelist of Hire up, Craig Juengling, PCC. Craig explains, if you want to distinguish your company in the marketplace, build a hugely profitable business and become that 800 pound gorilla, you simply must create an environment where your employees are actively engaged in your company’s success. John and Craig discuss how leaders frequently think this type of success can be accomplished through having the best technology or the slickest marketing strategy. Craig is a leading expert on the topic of Employee Engagement and one of the first things he cover is the differences between Engagement and Satisfaction. Craig lays out how this is not an apples and oranges kind of difference; this is more like apples and zebras! Craig states, “engagement is when your employees are emotionally committed to the success of your company, where their values align with your business’s and they make a “personal investment” in the enterprise”. Episode 12 unveils how your organizations workforce is inexplicably intertwined with your business’s future. Your success is their success. About Craig Juengling, PCC Craig Juengling, PCC brings over two decades of executive level leadership and experience to his profession as a Professional and Executive Coach. His experience is principally in health care administration as a hospital CEO or as a Division President supervising hospital chief executives; he obtained an MBA from Louisiana State University in 1982. Running his first hospital at age 29, Craig’s responsibilities grew progressively during his years with a Fortune 500 specialty hospital company; when he left 7 years later, he was responsible for eleven hospitals in seven states situated in the central region of the country. Later in his career, Craig built Maryland’s second largest specialty health care system by acquiring competitors and implementing aggressive internal growth strategies. Over the course of ten years, his company grew from one location to eight locations, with nearly $100 million in annual revenue and over 750 employees throughout the state. In 2009, Craig made the decision to leave health care and pursue a passion to become a professional and executive coach. He completed his required postgraduate coursework with a college certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In 2012, he was accredited by the ICF, making him an elite member of the coaching profession. Less than 10,000 coaches around the world have achieved this level of distinction in the coaching profession and less than 3500 have achieved the Professional Certified Coach accreditation, and even fewer bring over two decades of C-Level experience to coaching. Craig focuses his coaching practice to meet the unique challenges of executives, entrepreneurs and business owners. Through a three part coaching process, Craig improves the financial performance of his clients by improving their capacity, strategic thinking and business agility. What makes him unique from many other executive coaches is the C-Level experience and mastery of dynamic change that occurred in over two decades of successful healthcare leadership. Craig loves strategic planning and crafting plans necessary to successfully implement key results; areas like employee engagement, growth and leadership development. He regularly conducts leadership seminars on Becoming the Employer of Choice, Behavioral Interviewing, Strategic Employee Development, Change Management and Emotional Intelligence. Craig also serves on the faculty of LSU’s Flores MBA Program and is sought out as a keynote speaker for area business conferences. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call 800.434.2630


11 Leadership Charisma with Guest, Deiric McCann
May 03 2016 35 mins  
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL, CHARISMATIC LEADER AND GET EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS FROM YOUR PEOPLE? John and guest, Deiric McCann, unlock the mystical force of Leadership Charisma. Deiric explains how Charisma, for its own sake, is good for a little more than your ego – but put it to work in service of your business, its impact can be enormous. John and Deiric discuss how focused properly, leadership charisma fosters an environment where every one of your people has a positive and energetic attitude, is emotionally and intellectually committed to your vision, and is inspired to contribute his or her very best.You’ll learn how new research, with more than 40,000 leaders worldwide, shows precisely what successful charismatic leaders do to develop their personal and commercial charisma. By following Deiric’s step-by-step guide, you will not only learn how to be more personally charismatic, but also harness your charisma to achieve superior bottom-line results for your business. As a special thank you gift to the Hire Up listeners, Deiric promised a $25 free bonus – a complete audio version of the book that you can listen to anywhere, delivered to your email, one chapter per week. Click Here to Sign Up About Deiric McCann Deiric McCann joined the team of an international employee assessment solutions publisher in 1998, initially as National Director for Great Britain & Ireland, and for the last 10 years as Executive Vice President, with responsibility primarily for development of European and SE Asian operations. He directly supports our partners (trainers, coaches and consultants) in growing their businesses – especially through helping their clients to develop more effective leaders. His 4 books include: Winning Business Proposals (3 editions since 1994), The Customer Continuum & The Business Bathroom Bible. He also co-authored 40 Strategies for Winning Business and Leadership Charisma (2011). Over the last 20 years, he’s also had more than 1,000 articles published worldwide. In 2012, he completed an intensive post-grad Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching with Smurfit Business School (UCD), graduating with ‘distinction’, and formalizing his years of ‘on the job’ coaching experience. Deiric’s real passion is speaking – there’s nothing he loves more than speaking to large groups on subjects he feels passionate about – e.g. Leadership Charisma, Mindful Leadership, and Building Resilient Leaders. For information on Deiric McCann, click here. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call 800.434.2630 Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email


10 Positively Balanced with Melinda Stallings
Apr 21 2016 32 mins  
Positively Balanced – Stress Management and Work/Family Balance This episode addresses the ever increasing nemesis of “stress in the workplace”. John and guest/panelist, Melinda Stallings, discussions focus on the types of stressors that we encounter, both positive and negative and how they impact our performance at work and our quality of life at home. You will learn how stress may be currently affecting your life. Techniques to manage stress will be an integral part of this episode, with how to ease the burden of stress and improve the quality of life. Melinda Stallings, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, transforms and enables greatness in individuals and organizations. Her interactions are engaging and enlightening, utilizing a rich mixture of knowledge, business acumen, organizational psychology concepts, and tools for application. With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, she blends the disciplines to integrate “the whys of the people and the hows of the organization”. She thrives on enhancing and enabling the lives of individuals who participate in any of her programs. With over 20 years of research and experience in the field of leadership and power from a positive perspective, her passion and enthusiasm for her work is continually throttled as she watches individuals and inherently organizations, experience transformation and evolution. Whether as a keynote, a facilitator of her acclaimed “positively powerful” programs, or a coach, she will inspire you and empower you. She has built an international following as a great communicator, listener, thought generator, and “greatness enabler”. Her motto is “I am positively powerful” and she will guide you to be “positively powerful” too. For more information on this topic and others, visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com or call 800.434.2630 Subscribe on iTunes | Google Play | Subscribe on Android | Subscribe by Email






07 Safety Culture with Guest Paul Amedee
Mar 22 2016 26 mins  
John Beck and guest and panelist, Paul Amedee discuss Developing a Safety Culture In episode seven John and Paul explore developing a strong culture of safety. Paul explains, how defining and establishing shared beliefs, practices and attitudes throughout an organization, is the single most important factor in reducing accidents and injuries. Paul said “when safety is infused throughout an organization’s culture on every level, everyone from employees to customers and shareholders wins”. Having spent 20 years in the field Paul Amedee brings relevant safety and leadership experience to organizations. Amedee has held leadership positions directly supervising field safety professionals, as well as corporate management roles, developing safety plans and leading strategic initiatives. During his five years with The Shaw Group, from 2006 to 2011, Amedee served as corporate environmental health and safety compliance manager. Most recently, Amedee served as the quality health safety security environmental leader for Champion Technologies, a global specialty chemical company serving the oil and gas and refinery industries. Amedee received his bachelor of science in safety, health and physical education from Nicholls State University in Louisiana. Currently Paul is Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety, Safway® Group. For more information on Developing a Strong Safety Culture, call 800.434.2630 or visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe by Email | Subscribe on Android


06 Conflict Resolution with Melinda Stallings
Mar 02 2016 33 mins  
John and guest, Melinda Stallings, discuss The Power Of Positive Conflict Resolution Episode six is packed with positive energy as Melinda explains her proven, practical, simple 8-step approach that could increase productivity, reduce negativity and increase morale. Melinda says, “If you can spell the word POSITIVE, you have the tools at your fingertips”. How would you like to have the ability to automatically think through the dynamics of a situation and be seen as the hero in diffusing a conflict? Well, get ready to put your cape on! It’s your time to be brilliant, as John and Melinda explore the power of Positive Conflict Resolution. Melinda Stallings, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR transforms and enables greatness in individuals and organizations. Her interactions are engaging and enlightening, utilizing a rich mixture of knowledge, business acumen, organizational psychology concepts, and tools for application. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, she blends the disciplines to integrate “the whys of the people and the hows of the organization”. She thrives on enhancing and enabling the lives of individuals who participate in any of her programs. With over 20 years of research and experience in the field of leadership and power from a positive perspective, her passion and enthusiasm for her work is continually throttled as she watches individuals and inherently, organizations experience transformation and evolution. Whether as a keynote, a facilitator of her acclaimed “positively powerful” programs, or a coach, she will inspire you and empower you. She has built an international following as a great communicator, listener, thought generator, and “greatness enabler”. Her motto is “I am positively powerful” and she will guide you to be “positively powerful” too. For more information on Positive Conflict Resolution, call 800.434.2630 or visit www.TheAssessmentCompany.com Subscribe on iTunes | Subscribe by Email | Subscribe on Android













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