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What does the future of finding work look like? Well, my friends, it is challenging, of course. We all know that. Our guest today will help guide us through some of the struggles people face in a transition between jobs. Patrick Lynch is the President of CMP Southeast Region, a talent and transition firm that helps HR leaders develop their people and teams across the full talent life cycle – from talent acquisition and leadership development to organization development and outplacement support.

In this conversation, we speak honestly about the challenges of finding work, especially if you’re over 50, you’re a woman, or you’re differently abled. We talk about the ways in which outplacement can help you develop a network, grow your network, and find a job that you can actually be successful in. Plus, we talk about some of the challenges workers of all types are facing in today’s job economy. So if you want to think more strategically about the future of finding work or learn more about outplacement, check out this episode of Let’s Fix Work.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. What outplacement is and the ways this service can benefit you
  2. How getting a new job is changing and how to look at networking in the 21st century
  3. How an introvert really can be effective at networking
  4. Pat’s take on the future of work
  5. That older candidates must be creative at finding new work
  6. The importance of taking control and being a lifelong learner

“Things are moving at such a fast rate that you have to be always keeping yourself current because some industry darling all of a sudden could be disrupted in a matter of a few short years. Now what do you do? And so you have to have that ability to adapt and be flexible.” ~ Pat Lynch, CMP

 

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Thanks to our sponsor: Greenhouse.io

Connect with Patrick on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/patricklynchcmp/

CMP website: www.careermp.com/

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Thank you to our sponsor, Greenhouse Software! At Greenhouse OPEN 2019, their annual conference, they are celebrating the Talent Makers – the people who have figured out how great hiring drives business growth. Registration is open for the conference. I’ll be there speaking and I would love to see you! Head on over to GreenHouseOpen.com and use code fixwork for 25% off discount your conference ticket. Then I’ll see you in New York in June!

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The commoditization of work is real and it’s not just for people at Uber and Postmates. The future of work has nothing to do with humans and has everything to do with worker metrics.

From retail to healthcare to hospitality, algorithms and machines that can do certain jobs are doing them and they’re doing them better than humans. We don’t get to digitization and automation without first having an honest discussion about how jobs are commodities. If a company can commoditize and outsource your job and remove the financial and emotional burden of being responsible for your overall experience, they will.

Guess what, folks? We’re not having an honest conversation about these topics. Until now, that is. In this episode of Let’s Fix Work, I’m talking about human resources and the commoditization of work. I share some strategies HR professionals and leaders can employ to put the focus back on humanness in human resources.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. The future of work and examples of commoditization
  2. Full-time jobs are being replaced by contractors or freelancers
  3. The reason HR professionals need to start to pay attention to the gig-economy
  4. Why HR must get involved and start thinking about the whole talent pool

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Thanks to our sponsor: Greenhouse.io

www.wsj.com/articles/the-end-of-employees-1486050443

www.ipse.co.uk/about-us/ipse-us.html

blog.freelancersunion.org/

greenhouseopen.com/ Use code fixwork for 25% off your ticket

Thank you to our sponsor, Greenhouse Software! At Greenhouse OPEN 2019, their annual conference, they are celebrating the Talent Makers – the people who have figured out how great hiring drives business growth. Registration is open for the conference. I’ll be there speaking and I would love to see you! Head on over to GreenHouseOpen.com and use code fixwork for 25% off discount your conference ticket. Then I’ll see you in New York in June!

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I have another exciting episode of Let’s Fix Work for you this week! My guest is Dane Hurtubise, Vice President of Platform and Partnerships at Greenhouse Software. In today’s episode, we talked about moments that matter, whether it’s in the interview process, the hiring process, pre-boarding or onboarding, whatever moment you’re in regarding the world of work. Those moments matter and they also better be great, especially in our current talent-driven economy.

We discussed the relationships that exist in the corporate world between employers and their employees and how software can enhance that relationship and how to empower employees so that they can be as productive as possible. Plus, we discussed how hiring managers or recruitment teams can now get beyond the point of being bogged down with administrative paperwork and focus on the employee instead. All of this leads to having the best experience possible at work to help people have meaningful lives. So, are you ready to fix work? If you want to hear how Greenhouse Software can help bring meaning back to your office, how to advance the onboarding process, or how to empower employees, then listen to this episode of Let’s Fix Work.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. How the relationships between companies and employees are changing
  2. Opportunities for employers to connect with potential employees that have often been missed, and how employees can now be heard and taken care of
  3. The idea of onboarding and development cycles between employers and employees
  4. The differences between good and bad onboarding
  5. What or who is responsible for good onboarding to occur
  6. How the best practices for recruiting are included in Greenhouse’s software product
  7. What the future of technology holds for enhancing the employer/employee relationship and the innovation that is being developed
  8. Encouraging a proactive nature in recruiting and empowering companies with the technology they need for recruiting
  9. The importance of work in people’s lives and how meaningful that work should be

Think about all the different crucial moments that happen in someone’s life as an employee. Things like termination, a relocation, a promotion, and of course, onboarding. These are the kind of moments that really matter, the ones that you tell your friends and your loved ones about.” –Dane Hurtubise, Greenhouse Software

“If we’re having 10 jobs or more or even a short career,  we want to be able to make those moments really matter. When you leave the organization, what are you going to say about your time at that company? Are you going to say great things? I really think there’s a moment of feeling empathy that we can capture, create, and  build trust with employees.” –Dane Hurtubise, Greenhouse Software

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Thanks to our sponsor: Greenhouse.io

Connect with Dane Hurtubise on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/hurtubise/

greenhouseopen.com/ Use code fixwork for 25% off your ticket

Greenhouse Software is a new sponsor of Let’s Fix Work. At Greenhouse OPEN 2019, their annual conference, they are celebrating the Talent Makers – the people who have figured out how great hiring drives business growth. Registration is open for the conference. I’ll be there speaking and I would love to see you! Head on over to GreenHouseOpen.com  and use code fixwork for 25% off discount your conference ticket.  And then I’ll see you in New York in June!

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We live in a world where everybody hates HR.

If they don’t hate human resources, they don’t give it much time. It’s a shame because HR is the one department in any company that could, without much effort, positively change people’s lives for the better. People should love human resources, and, if their department stinks, they should get promoted — or get a job in HR — to make it better.

But HR doesn’t change if we stand around waiting for people to stop complaining. It changes when we raise our hands and commit to making work better while simultaneously making companies profitable.

The two can go hand-in-hand.

That’s why I’ve been honored to partner with Ultimate Software over the past three months to sponsor my podcast called Let’s Fix Work. We hoped you would sign up for their free HR workshops around America — where you can earn HRCI, SHRM and APA credits — and learn new ways to fix work.

Turns out, y’all signed up in record numbers. You believe in the future of human resources, and you also believe in professional development and continuous learning.

As recently reported in Harvard Business Review, “Employees experienced fewer negative emotions on days when they engaged in more learning activities at work compared to other days.”

Even if your company has an awful culture and doesn’t spend money on your professional development, your “employee experience” is yours. Ultimate Software continues to offer its free and fantastic HR workshops all across America. You should sign up for a workshop if one is in your area, and take advantage of the unfettered opportunity to learn and grow.

Please visit ultimatesoftware.com/LFW and tell them Laurie sent you when you attend one of those fantastic live events!

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This week’s show is all about well-being. Joining me is an expert in the well-being field, Dr. Laura Hamill. Laura is the co-founder, Chief Scientist, and Chief People Officer of Limeade. Limeade is a software company that elevates the employee experience and helps build great places to work. Their focus is on the whole person and the whole company, with tools and programs to support both.

Laura and I had a great conversation about what it means to be a whole, healthy functioning adult, plus non-toxic work environments and the actual work it takes to get there. Additionally, we talked about how to build a productive environment where people enjoy their jobs, respect one another, have boundaries, and actually can go home and enjoy their lives.

if you’ve ever thought about well-being and wondered if it’s just a fad, I think you’re going to love this episode, so sit tight and listen to this episode of Let’s Fix Work with my special guest, Dr. Laura Hamill.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Limeade: who they are, what they do, and who they help
  2. Dr. Laura’s journey from the world of psychology and research to Chief People Officer and Chief Scientist at Limeade
  3. Burnout: the science behind it, why it happens, and how to prevent it
  4. The power of gratitude and recognition
  5. Dr. Laura answers the question, “Does it do gratitude and recognition a disservice when we create a formal program around it?”
  6. Laura shares what she is most optimistic about when it comes to the future of work
  7. The evolution of caring about people in the workplace

“There’s a lot of great research to say that the more gratitude you have in your life, the higher levels of well-being you have. This kind of overall quality of life is enhanced by being grateful.” ~Dr. Laura Hamill, Ph.D

“What if we thought about all these things we do in human resources from the perspective of the employee? Instead of thinking about… we have these benefits and we have learning and development and we have a recognition program, what if we really tipped all of this on its side and said, how do we show our employees that we care about them and how do we create an amazing employee experience?” ~ Dr. Laura Hamill, Ph.D

Resources from this episode:

Thank you to our sponsor: Ultimatesoftware.com/LFW

Connect with Laura on LinkedIn

Limeade Learn more about Laura

Laura is one of the top 100 HR tech influencers

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We’re proud to be sponsored by Ultimate Software. They’re a leading cloud provider of people management solutions with a commitment to continuing education for HR, talent, and payroll professionals.

Ultimate Software is hosting dozens of free educational HR workshops around the country. Check out ultimatesoftware.com/LFW for more information on how to earn free HRCI, SHRM, and APA recertification credits.

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This week on Let’s Fix Work I am going to be talking about goals and goal setting. The topic is timely because I’m heading down to Atlanta to meet with my business coach, Jesse Itzler. I’m going to stand in front of him and my entire cohort of about 100 and I’m going to talk about why I didn’t achieve my fourth quarter goals in 2018.  Yes, it’s going to be hard. But, I am all about owning up to why I didn’t make things work and learning the steps needed to fix what wasn’t working.



In this episode, I share how and why I began working with Jesse. One of the things you will hear is about how Jesse coaches his clients using a system that prioritizes goals while focusing on your health, work, family, and creativity. When I began working with Jesse, I also wanted to layer that approach of prioritizing goals on top of a time management tracking tool and really learn how to spend my time doing the things that would move my life and my business forward. I wanted to put myself first.

At the beginning of the year, I took a page out of the corporate playbook and I got my head out of my ass. Once I started to have boundaries, I started to have goals. I began setting standards for myself and 2019 came into focus. I’ve been doing more writing, I’ve been doing more speaking and I’ve been doing more business development. But yet, I’ve been missing some goals because I’m human. Today, I also share insights and lessons about the best laid plans, because I’ve learned that even when you map it out and you create rock-solid systems, life happens.

If you want to hear about my successes and failures with goal setting, the importance of putting yourself first, and making an effort to at least try to attain a specific goal, then listen to this episode of Let’s Fix Work.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. My method for creating a system and plan for goal setting
  2. Writing a book proposal even if when I was scared and my pre-mortem told me I was sure to fail – but I got a book deal!
  3. Running life on your schedule and with integrity
  4. The importance of putting yourself first
  5. When to consider getting a coach or therapist

Resources from this episode:

Thank you to our sponsor: Ultimatesoftware.com/LFW

Jesse Itzler: jesseitzler.com/

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We’re proud to be sponsored by Ultimate Software. They’re a leading cloud provider of people management solutions with a commitment to continuing education for HR, talent, and payroll professionals.

Ultimate Software is hosting dozens of free educational HR workshops around the country. Check out ultimatesoftware.com/LFW for more information on how to earn free HRCI, SHRM, and APA recertification credits.

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I am so excited to share this episode of Let’s Fix Work with you! My guest this week is Kevin Kruse, founder and CEO of LeadX. Kevin is also a New York Times bestselling author of nine books. He has a brand new book hitting the shelves titled Great Leaders Have No Rules: Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business. I have been following Kevin’s career for around ten years, and it is wonderful to finally have him as a guest on the show.

Besides talking about a “no rules” work zone, we discussed the role of “love” in leadership. That’s right, love. We explored the idea that you don’t actually need to like someone who works for you or with you, but you do need to love that person. It’s smart and interesting conversations like this one that keeps me excited about doing this podcast! So if you enjoy learning about the interconnectivity between love and work, leadership principles, or “no rules” work zones, join me for this conversation with Kevin Kruse.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. How rules can get in the way of relationships
  2. Success and understanding that can develop when leaders connect with employees, explain the company culture, and the “why” behind certain actions
  3. Leadership is a superpower – not a choice
  4. The importance of the “close the open door” principle and the power of creating a sense of psychological safety in others
  5. The “crowd the calendar” idea and the importance of scheduling open-office times and your work
  6. How to personalize your leadership approach
  7. The reasoning behind not over-investing in one person but rather leveraging the talents of top performers
  8. Kevin’s perspective on why leaders must lead with love by putting the needs of others ahead of their own
  9. That whatever rules you have, it’s important to have a conversation about them…then the rule will be strengthened because of the relationship that develops

Resources from this episode:

Thank our sponsor: Ultimatesoftware.com/LFW 

Great Leaders Have No Rules: Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business: amzn.to/2U59biV

John Wooden Quotes www.success.com/27-quotes-by-john-wooden-to-motivate-you-to-be-better/

Kevin’s website: www.kevinkruse.com

Kevin on Twitter: twitter.com/kruse

Kevin on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kevinkruse67

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We’re proud to be sponsored by Ultimate Software. They’re a leading cloud provider of people management solutions with a commitment to continuing education for HR, talent, and payroll professionals.

Ultimate Software is hosting dozens of free educational HR workshops around the country. Check out ultimatesoftware.com/LFW for more information on how to earn free HRCI, SHRM, and APA recertification credits.

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This week on Let’s Fix Work, I am excited to introduce you to Rana Stanfill-Hobbs. She wears many hats, including Director of Insights at Ultimate Software (our sponsor), mom, step-mom, musician, and consummate learner. On today’s episode, Rana and I talk about enterprise software and technology, of course.  We also talk about her journey from someone who recognizes patterns to an individual who’s living a full and authentic life at work.



Rana is also the founder of Compass Credo, a website that helps people achieve their best lives and live according to their own set of values. I love it!  It’s not often that I speak to someone who’s an artist, singer, and songwriter, as well as the Director of Insights at a technology company. Rana’s background and expertise are really fascinating. If you love strong women, technology talk, and learning how to live an authentic life, then sit tight and listen to this episode of Let’s Fix Work.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. The influences of creativity and understanding how to create the best work environments
  2. Recognizing what you’re good at and how you excel
  3. The importance of having an open dialogue with customers to determine where they are in their journey, everyone is at different experience points
  4. Balancing the excitement of introducing a new technological platform in a company and why it’s important to slow the pace when onboarding
  5. Moving towards an honest conversation about imperfect solutions that can help move an organization forward
  6. How technology can help with positive conversations such as continuous performance management
  7. How to be your authentic self at work

“The more that you can be human, more authentic, and the more holistic you are thinking about life and the work that you’re doing, the better you can navigate all of this. And the more powerful the connections are that you have with your customers, your colleagues, and with people in general.” ~ Rana Stanfill-Hobbs

Resources from this episode:

Thank our sponsor: Ultimatesoftware.com/LFW

Rana Stanfill-Hobbs on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ranahobbs

CompassCredo on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/compasscredo

CompassCredo on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/compasscredo/

Compass Credo www.compasscredo.com

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We’re proud to be sponsored by Ultimate Software. They’re a leading cloud provider of people management solutions with a commitment to continuing education for HR, talent, and payroll professionals.

Ultimate Software is hosting dozens of free educational HR workshops around the country. Check out ultimatesoftware.com/LFW for more information on how to earn free HRCI, SHRM, and APA recertification credits.

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This week on Let’s Fix Work, I’m talking to Max Yoder, Co-Founder and CEO of Lessonly. Lessonly is an online service that provides bite-sized learning with a big impact on today’s trainers, managers, and subject-matter experts to help them create training content in minutes. Max is also the author of Do Better Work: Finding clarity, camaraderie, and progress in work and life.

In today’s episode, Max and I flex our Midwestern accents and talk about training in the workplace. We also talk about vulnerability, leadership, and nonviolent communication. Not bad for a kid from Goshen, Indiana, right? So if you like tech entrepreneurs who don’t pat themselves on the back for simply being CEOs, you’re going to love Max!

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. How Lessonly got started and how it addressed the need for training software in the workplace
  2. Max’s impression of Human Resources in the workplace today
  3. About Max’s book, Do Better Work, and what drove him to write it
  4. What is actually means to “do better work”
  5. Vulnerability: why Max doesn’t use the word and what he thinks it has to do with work. Plus, what to tell someone who has no space to be vulnerable in their job
  6. How Max got to a point in life where he actually gave a shit about work
  7. The Lessonly conference, some speakers that will be attending and what attendees can look forward to in 2019
  8. Max shares his thoughts on broken workplaces and what he thinks the first step is in fixing them

Resources from this episode:

Thank our sponsor: Ultimatesoftware.com/LFW

Book: “Do Better Work: Finding clarity, camaraderie, and progress in work and life”

Megan Jarvis, PHR: www.linkedin.com/in/megan-jarvis-phr-41961327/

Max Yoder: Next Tech Star

Lesson.ly: www.lessonly.com/yellowship/

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We’re proud to be sponsored by Ultimate Software. They’re a leading cloud provider of people management solutions with a commitment to continuing education for HR, talent, and payroll professionals.

Ultimate Software is hosting dozens of free educational HR workshops around the country. Check out ultimatesoftware.com/LFW for more information on how to earn free HRCI, SHRM, and APA recertification credits.

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This week’s episode features Jeanette Bronée, performance strategist, culture coach, wellness advocate, and founder of Path For Life, Inc.  Jeanette helps leaders and companies rethink performance by asking “The Right Why®” so they can lead themselves and their people better and achieve sustainable success. She is passionate about how we can create a culture of care by unlocking what truly drives performance, engagement, and motivation from the inside out.

In this episode, we talk about the intersection of wellness, well-being, culture, leadership, and performance. In addition, Jeanette shares a poignant story about her mother. She also sweetly talks about her father who was also an executive headhunter.

If mental illness has touched your life, or you simply want to know how to take better care of yourself, and also want to know what well-being has to do with leadership and performance, I promise you don’t want to miss this episode. Sit back and listen to a special and very human episode of Let’s Fix Work.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Jeannette’s idea of changing the nature of work and the importance of self-care
  2. Her unique approach to fixing work
  3. Applying the methodology of thinking as your employee’s clients when a conflict arises, how it can help clear the fog and makes relationships a little bit different
  4. What is making us sick at work and how we can overcome it
  5. The connection between nutrition and work and what Jeannette is doing to advocate for better nutrition
  6. Advocacy of mindfulness, what it is, and the applicability for the workforce
  7. Jeannette’s thoughts on creating a company culture of pausing, and what could change
  8. The role of leadership in fixing work, creating a less toxic and more engaging culture, climate, and work environment

Resources from this episode:

Thank you to our sponsor: Ultimatesoftware.com/LFW

Website: www.jeanettebronee.com

For videos:www.jeanettebronee.com/keynote-speaker/

Blog: pathforlife.com

Twitter: twitter.com/jeanettebronee

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeanettebronee

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We’re proud to be sponsored by Ultimate Software. They’re a leading cloud provider of people management solutions with a commitment to continuing education for HR, talent, and payroll professionals.

Ultimate Software is hosting dozens of free educational HR workshops around the country. Check out ultimatesoftware.com/LFW for more information on how to earn free HRCI, SHRM, and APA recertification credits.

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