How is accountability viewed within your organization or your team? How do you define trust? Where does feedback fit in with accountability and trust? In this episode of the People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie discuss nuances of accountability in the workplace. Plus, find out how often attendance issues in the manufacturing industry lead to loss of jobs for employees.

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Our New Website!
Workforce Institute 
Improve your 1:1s
Talent Health Check
Manager Quiz

Many employees are dissatisfied with their organization’s training and development program. What are ways you can improve? How can you be proactive and cater to your employees’ learning styles? In this episode of The People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie continue the discussion on training and development from our last episode. If you haven’t listened to that one yet, go back and check it out first! 

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Our New Website!
Workforce Institute 
Improve your 1:1s
Talent Health Check
Manager Quiz

Many organizations are missing the mark when it comes to training and developing their employees. The lack of innovation in training and development can lead to higher rates of turnover among new hires. In this episode of The People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie discuss ways to identify flaws in your training and how you can improve your organization’s development programs. Plus, find out how many people would recommend their company’s current program for training and developing them.

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Our new website!

What kind of manager are you?

1:1 Tips

Essential Onboarding Steps

Attracting Talent

How do you set a budget? What are your financial goals? How can you help your employees with their financial wellbeing? In this episode of The People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie discuss financial wellness and the steps you can take to better position yourself to be more informed. Plus, learn what the average debt is per person in the U.S. and how much the average person has in their savings account.

Resources

Our new website!

What kind of manager are you?

1:1 Tips

Essential Onboarding Steps

Attracting Talent

Welcome to a BONUS episode of The People Purpose Podcast. In this episode, Chas and Julie come to you live from New Orleans at the SHRM 22 Annual Conference. They discuss the conference's theme of "cause the effect." What does that theme mean to them? What does it mean to HR as a profession? Plus, go behind the scenes, and learn all about the expo, nightlife, speakers and more surrounding SHRM 22.

Our new website!

What kind of manager are you?

1:1 Tips

Essential Onboarding Steps

Attracting Talent

Are your employees feeling disengaged due to the distance while working remote? In this episode of The People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie discuss ways to keep employees engaged, and how to make sure you’re effectively communicating with your employees. Plus, find out how many job openings there currently are and how many people have been hired around the country in the last month.

Resources

Our new website!

What kind of manager are you?

1:1 Tips

Essential Onboarding Steps

Attracting Talent

What keeps you motivated? What does “burnout” look like to you? In this episode of The People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie reflect on how to identify burnout, ways to stay motivated, and how to practice self care. Plus, find out how many people are “opening to leaving their jobs?”

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Workforce Institute 
Improve your 1:1s
Talent Health Check
Manager Quiz

What does managing up mean? How can you work collectively to help improve your team dynamics? In this episode of the People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie discuss the ins and outs of managing up and down. Plus, find out how many people are believed to be qualified for a manager’s position. The number may surprise you. 

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Improve your 1:1s
Talent Health Check
Manager Quiz

What is the psychological contract? What happens when it’s violated? In this episode of The People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie discuss how to repair breaches of the psychological contract, and what it means for both employees and their workplace.

Plus, find out what percentage of jobs are currently remote positions, and how high that number is expected to go by the end of 2022.

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Do employees want to work for a company with a dress code? Are employees more likely to feel productive if they can feel comfortable in their work attire? In this episode of The People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie discuss the dress code conundrum — which has only been intensified since the start of the pandemic. Plus, are you forgetting to assign tasks to remote workers? You’re not alone. Find out what percent of managers typically neglect to remember their virtual employees.

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The Workforce Institute
Dress Code May Lead to Discrimination Claims
2022 Workforce Institute Predictions

What does the number $10,157 mean? How does it translate to 18 car payments or $1 million in retirement savings? In this episode of The People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie discuss ways to identify gaps in pay, how technology can play a role in closing the gap, the need to teach managers to go through processes in unbiased ways, and how to use data when determining ways to analyze pay equity.

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Today’s post comes to us from the Executive Director of The Workforce Institute, Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR.It’s been an exciting month for The Workforce Institute! On the heels of releasing our annual workplace predictions, this month, we debuted a new feature on the blog: The Workforce Institute Weigh-In. Here’s a recap of everything we covered in February at the institute.




The People Purpose Podcast: 2022 Workforce Institute Predictions

In episode 15 of the People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie take a deeper dive into this year’s workplace predictions. It’s been an exhausting and trying two years for all of us, both at work and in our personal lives. Learn how to navigate what’s ahead in the new year and ultimately make 2022 a success for your people and your business.




The Three Biggest Trends Impacting the Labor Shortage

The eighth episode from the “Leadership in the Labor Shortage” series — also known as “No Suits, No Slides” — is all about the empowered workforce, as in the leverage workers have gained in the Great Resignation era. What are the three biggest trends impacting the labor shortage, what do they mean for people looking for new jobs, and what can employers do to ensure they retain their best performers all while continuing to recruit top candidates? This is another can’t-miss episode from this timely series.




HR Experts Laurie Ruettimann, Joey V. Price Join The Workforce Institute Advisory Board

This month, we welcomed two amazing people to our advisory board: Laurie Ruettimann and Joey V. Price. Both are award-winning experts in HR and are sure to bring some great perspectives to our conversations this year. Laurie is an HR leader turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur known for her common-sense style and straightforward approach to workforce issues, as well as her podcast Punk Rock HR. Joey is the founder and CEO of Jumpstart:HR, which offers HR outsourcing and consulting for startups and small businesses. He also co-hosts “While We Were Working,” a weekly podcast for workplace leaders who wish to be better at handling people issues. Looking forward to their contributions!




What to Make of the Monthly Jobs ReportThe January 2022 jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics caught many by surprise, showing 467,000 jobs created across the country last month, according to the report. It’s not the first time that forecasts have varied from the reports’ actual numbers. Still, millions of people depend on the monthly jobs report and base critical economic decisions on the data. This episode of “No Suits, No Slides” explores whether we should be relying so much on the monthly jobs report. Are there better options out there for staying informed?




The People Purpose Podcast: Hindsight is 2020 — LiterallyFrom holding virtual lunches to asking a “question of the day,” which of Julie’s early pandemic projections about improving company culture ended up being true during the pandemic? In this episode of the People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie discuss what they thought a shift to remote work would look like back in March 2020 — compared with what it actually looks like today, nearly two years later.




Introducing: The Workforce Institute Weigh-In

The Workforce Institute Weigh-In is a new monthly feature on our blog. Each month, we’ll pose a top-of-mind question from the world of HR and include several perspectives from our advisory board. These are meant to be succinct actionable insights you can start implementing at your organization today. In some cases, you’ll see full articles from board members discussing the topic in proceeding weeks. The first Weigh-In asks, “What are two ways companies can create a culture where employees feel safe speaking up, asking questions, and/or providing feedback?”




How to Be a Better Empathetic ListenerThis post comes to us from Workforce Institute board member and HR Bartender, Sharlyn Lauby. It is a direct response to The Workforce Institute Weigh-In question for February on how to create a culture where employees feel comfortable providing feedback. We all know that listening is important. When it comes to work, listening allows us to gain understanding — which is why we need to get listening right. Learn how to become a better empathetic listener, and how doing so can improve life for you and your employees.


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