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The JoyPowered Workspace Podcast: Where we put the humanity back into HR! JoyPowered is updated at least once a month.


Millennials As Managers
Jan 20 • 35 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss millennials as managers with professional speaker Lindsay Boccardo. Topics include the differences between generations, the skills millennials have from growing up with technology, and leadership skills it would be…
SHRM Credit: Creating an Engaging Company Culture
Jan 13 • 58 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how to create a culture that engages your employees with Carrie Frash, Lead Consultant at The Culture Tribe. Topics include how to figure out what…
Transgender Employees in the Workplace
Jan 6 • 31 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss transgender employees with Jeremy York, President and Lead Consultant at InvigorateHR. Topics include why it’s important to talk about this topic, how to prepare your workplace to be more inclusive, and common…
Onboarding and Equipping Your Employees for Success
Dec 30, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss onboarding with Chris Ronzio, founder and CEO of Trainual. Topics include important components to include in onboarding, when to begin documenting your processes, and the best ways to train employees. Visit…
SHRM Resources
Dec 23, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the Society for Human Resource Management, its podcasts, and other resources with Tony Lee, SHRM VP and Head of Editorial Operations and host of the All Things Work podcast. Topics include Tony’s responsibilities…
Extinguishing Burnout and Igniting Engagement
Dec 16, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how to reduce burnout and increase engagement with authors and speakers Robert and Terri Bogue. Topics include who’s responsible for burnout, how people get into and out of burnout, and what organizations can do to…
SHRM Credit: Enhancing Your Business Communications
Dec 9, 2019 • 57 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan speak with Linda Comerford about business communications. Topics include why communication skills are consistently among the most sought after by…
Insider Threat
Dec 2, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss insider risk with Mark Grimes, Certified Threat Manager and owner of 23 Risk LLC. Topics include how HR and business leaders can minimize insider risk, additional scrutiny in the interviewing and selection process,…
Healthy Living
Nov 18, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss healthy living and high performance with Erica Ballard, CEO of The B Method. Topics include why you should focus on food, how healthy eating and high performance are connected, and where to start optimizing your…
SHRM Credit: AI in Recruiting
Nov 11, 2019 • 57 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss artificial intelligence in recruiting with Keith Campagna, founder of Lifework Integration, and Zach Linder from Canvas. Topics include how…
SHRM Credit: Workplace Investigations
Oct 28, 2019 • 52 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss conducting workplace investigations. Topics include when workplace investigations are warranted, who should lead investigations, and the most…
Corporate Social Responsibility
Oct 21, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss corporate social responsibility with Sara Glenn from Limelight Consulting. Topics include how corporate social responsibility drives employee engagement, how to identify your CSR needs, and simple ways to start a…
Story Powered
Oct 7, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the power of storytelling in a workplace setting with professional storyteller Dr. Sally Perkins. Topics include the two parts of a human mind, storytelling in the recruitment and onboarding process, and how to…
Confidence in the Office
Sep 30, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss confidence in the workplace with author, keynote speaker, and leadership consultant Erin Fischer. Topics include the difference between under- and overconfidence, how to exude confidence, and the concept of being…
SHRM Credit: Compensation 101
Sep 16, 2019 • 58 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the fundamentals of compensation management with Jennifer Loftus, founding partner and national director for Astron Solutions. Topics include…
Building High Performance Teams
Sep 9, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how to build high-performance teams and workplaces with Sue Bingham and Bob Dusin from HPWP. Topics include what a high performance team is, the problems with policy manuals, and the importance of performance…
What Leaders and Improvisational Comedians Have in Common
Aug 26, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how the tools of improv comedy can make you a better leader with Beth St. Clair, founder of ActUp Consulting. Topics include the value of improv comedy for leaders, specific improv skills that can be applied to…
HR in Nonprofits
Aug 12, 2019 • 44 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the unique challenges for HR in not-for-profits with United Way of Central Indiana’s Nancy Ahlrichs. Topics include recruiting and retention strategies, the best parts of working in HR at nonprofits, and how to…
Empathy in the Workplace
Jul 29, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss workplace empathy with consultant Liesel Mertes. Topics include the cost of disruptive life events, why empathy at work is important, and how to get better at showing empathy. A listener asks about getting…
Creating Client Focused Cultures
Jul 15, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss creating a great customer experience with Amy Woodall of Sandler Training. Topics include misconceptions about customer care, dealing with difficult people or situations, and creating trust. A listener asks how to…
SHRM Credit: Team Building
Jul 1, 2019 • 52 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss team building experiences with Deseri Garcia of Vida Aventura. Topics include team strengthening processes and tools, experience-based team…
SHRM Credit: Civility in the Workplace
Jun 17, 2019 • 53 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss behaving civilly in the workplace with Purple Ink’s Denise McGonigal, Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford, and NFL player turned financial advisor…
Creative Problem Solving
Jun 3, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss using creativity to solve problems. Topics include how to become more creative, how to help others be more creative, and why adults aren’t using much of their creativity. A listener asks about staying connected to…
The JoyPowered Team
May 20, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss their new book, The JoyPowered Team, with their co-authors and editor. Topics include what inspired the book, what it’s about, and who should read the book. A listener asks how to vent about issues without…
SHRM Credit: Benefit Trends
May 6, 2019 • 51 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss what’s new in benefits with Paul Ashley of FirstPerson. Topics include elder care resource services, advancement initiatives for women,…
Careers Without College
Apr 22, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss careers that don’t require a college degree with Chuck Haberman of Gaylor Electric Company, David Decker of Hub and Spoke, and Carmel High School College and Career Counselor Melinda Stephan. Topics include…
SHRM Credit: Switching Careers
Apr 8, 2019 • 61 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss changing jobs with Purple Ink Career Coach Peggy Hogan. Topics include why people switch careers, what to do if you want to make a change, and some…
SHRM Credit: Mindfulness in the Workplace
Mar 25, 2019 • 59 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the growing movement of mindfulness in the workplace with Levelhead CEO Saundra Schrock. Topics include why mindfulness at work is important, the…
SHRM Credit: Networking
Mar 11, 2019 • 54 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss why you need to network and how to do it effectively. Amy Waninger of Lead at Any Level calls in to talk about diversity and inclusion in building…
Great Companies Make Their People Better
Feb 25, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how great companies can make their people better with Kyle DeFur and Gretchen Schott of trueU. Topics include what makes an employer great, whether it makes sense to separate personal and professional lives, and…
SHRM Credit: Creative Talent Sourcing
Feb 11, 2019 • 54 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how to find great candidates for the job openings in your company. Topics include internal sources, external sources, and how to hire the best in a…
Building a Tribe
Jan 28, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss building a tribe with Jason Barnaby, Tribe Leader and Chief Fire Starter of Fire Starters, Inc. Topics include what a tribe is, why you should have one, and the three stages of a tribal inventory. Visit…
SHRM Credit: HR Business Partnering
Jan 14, 2019 • 50 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss what an HR Business Partner is, what competencies HRBPs need, and where to gain the skills you need to be an effective partner. Business leader…
How Personal Style Can Build Confidence
Dec 31, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how personal style can build confidence with personal brand and style expert Nicole Busch, owner of Nicole Blair Wear. Topics include why personal style is important, misconceptions around working with a stylist,…
Propel Your Career Through Volunteer Leadership
Dec 17, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how volunteer leadership can advance your career with Julie Petr, executive director of Dress for Success Indianapolis. Topics include how to get leadership opportunities on boards and committees, what type of…
Executive Coaching
Dec 3, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the executive coaching process. Topics include coaching credentials, how executive coaching works, and trends in coaching. In best practice sharing, they discuss listeners’ best wellness benefits. Visit…
Social Media and Mental Health in the Workplace
Nov 19, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss social media’s impact on mental health and the workplace with therapist Danielle Ireland. Topics include why people are drawn to social media, common complaints about it, and how to use it for good. Visit…
What HR People Need to Know About Retirement Plans
Nov 5, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss retirement vehicles offered in the workspace with Kevin Ervin, founder of Market Street Wealth Management. Topics include the difference between Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution plans, where to start if…
U.S. Immigration Update
Oct 22, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the current state of affairs on U.S. Immigration policy with Jenifer Brown, Partner at Ice Miller. Topics include common misconceptions about our immigration system, the effect of the travel ban and NAFTA…
SHRM Credit: Recruiting and Retaining People with Disabilities
Oct 8, 2018 • 57 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how to recruit and retain people with disabilities with Angie Vandersteen of Tangram Business Resourcing. Topics include how to start a disability…
Interview Hacking
Sep 24, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how to have a great job interview, from both the interviewer’s and the interviewee’s perspectives. Topics include interview formats, questions you need to have an answer for, and questions to avoid to stay legally…
Unconscious Bias
Sep 10, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss unconscious bias with speaker, trainer, author, and unconscious bias expert Julie Kratz. Topics include the definition of unconscious bias, why now is the time to educate people on it, and whether creating tribes…
SHRM Credit: Diversity in the Workspace
Aug 27, 2018 • 90 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode is eligible for 1.5 credits and combines three popular past episodes: “Women Winning in the Workplace,” “Aging in the Workplace,” and “Communication Strategies with a Multicultural Workforce.” JoDee and…
Offering Outplacement? Outstanding!
Aug 13, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss outplacement services with career coach Catherine Schmidt of Purple Ink. Topics include what outplacement entails, why you should offer outplacement, and what an outplaced employee should expect. Listener Kara asks…
How to Become an HR Consultant
Jul 30, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss a question they get a lot: “How do I become an HR Consultant?” Topics include how to get started, how to determine how much to charge, and how to get the word out about your consulting business. Listener Hayley…
Podcasting for Internal Communications
Jul 16, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss creating, utilizing, or enhancing podcasts for internal communications with expert podcaster Jen Edds of The Brassy Broadcasting Company. Topics include why podcasts are great for internal communication, why now is…
SHRM Credit: Communication in the Workspace
Jul 2, 2018 • 54 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode is eligible for one credit and combines two popular past episodes: “Healthy Office Communications,” and “HR Naysayers to HR Thought Leaders.” JoDee and Susan discuss communication best practices at the…
Managing Up
Jun 18, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how to build and maintain effective relationships with your boss, executive team, and other leaders. Topics include the right and wrong ways to manage up and how to get your boss to trust you. Listener Rosemary…
Communication Strategies with a Multicultural Workforce
Jun 4, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss communicating with a multicultural workforce with Marina Waters, president of LUNA Language Services. Topics include why language services is a fast-growing industry, how to attract culturally diverse applicants,…
HR Naysayers to HR Thought Leaders
May 21, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan talk about using communication to connect and become a thought leader with Alex Rufatto-Perry, founder of Practically Speaking, LLC. Topics include what makes someone a naysayer vs. a thought leader, why HR professionals…
SHRM Credit: Building an Effective Business Case
May 7, 2018 • 52 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how to develop business cases to earn approval from senior leaders. They outline the steps to creating the case, talk about how to strengthen your…
SHRM Credit: HR Technology
Apr 23, 2018 • 55 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss choosing and implementing HR software with special guest Jessica Stephenson, an HR and social media technology superuser. Topics include making a…
SHRM Credit: Parting Ways in a Humane Way
Apr 9, 2018 • 54 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how to fire employees in a humane way. They talk about questions to ask before you terminate someone, progressive corrective action, best practices…
SHRM Credit: Office Etiquette
Mar 26, 2018 • 51 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how people behave at work, how they treat each other, and some tips for being a considerate office mate. Topics include email, office gossip,…
The JoyPowered Family
Mar 12, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss JoDee’s new book, The JoyPowered Family, with her co-author, Denise McGonigal. They talk about why they wrote the book, their definition of joy, and the effect of CliftonStrengths on family joy. Other topics…
SHRM Credit: Meeting Skills
Feb 26, 2018 • 58 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan share their advice for leading effective meetings. Topics include how to get people to focus in meetings, what to do when people don’t speak up, and never…
SHRM Credit: Employment Law Q&A
Feb 12, 2018 • 66 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan answer listeners’ questions about employment laws, including FMLA, harassment, FLSA, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. JoDee discusses the work flex…
Aging in the Workplace
Jan 29, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss aging - and ageism - in the workplace. They talk about what constitutes “old,” common misconceptions about senior workers, and how to engage and retain older employees. In response to listener mail, the hosts…
Women Winning in the Workplace
Jan 15, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss their experiences as women in male-dominated fields and talk to Saundra, who also formerly worked in a male-dominated field, started her own company, and is researching gender-based stereotypes. Topics include…
SHRM Credit: Performance Reviews
Jan 2, 2018 • 57 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode extends our “Constructive Performance Reviews” episode and is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss how to do employee reviews right, with input from “Measuring to Manage” author Mike and trainer…
SHRM Credit: Harassment
Dec 18, 2017 • 56 min
Need SHRM Recertification credits? This all-new episode is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the definition of harassment, fears of retaliation, and how to investigate allegations of harassment. They also talk about a few high-profile cases…
Constructive Performance Reviews
Dec 4, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how to do employee performance reviews right, why it’s important to have semi-regular check-ins, and documenting performance. They talk to Mike, author of a book (“Measuring to Manage”) about using data to measure…
SHRM Credit: Succession Planning
Nov 20, 2017 • 60 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode extends our popular “The Importance of Succession Planning” episode and is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss why you need a succession plan, how to create your company’s plan, and how often to…
Measuring Employee Engagement
Nov 6, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss employee engagement with special guest Nikki from Emplify, a company that helps organizations gain insight into their engagement using hassle-free surveys. Topics include the problem with annual engagement surveys,…
Time Management Strategies
Oct 23, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss several strategies for successfully managing your time. Suggestions include the Pomodoro Technique, calendar reminders, and meeting-free days. Listeners ask about when to bring up a scheduled vacation during a job…
SHRM Credit: StrengthsFinder
Oct 9, 2017 • 57 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode extends our popular “Utilizing the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment” episode and is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the assessment and why they’re fans of it. They talk to Denise, a…
Creating Meaningful Internships
Sep 25, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss internships with special guest Chris, owner of Apprenace, a company that specializes in creating meaningful internship programs. Topics include unpaid vs. paid internships, how to get started on creating a great…
Healthy Office Communications
Sep 11, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss communication best practices at the office. Topics include setting expectations, workplace email etiquette, and productive team meetings. They also talk about managing work stress so you can be a healthier team…
SHRM Credit: Working Remotely
Aug 28, 2017 • 59 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode combines our popular “The Growing Trend of Working Remotely” and “Work from Home Technology” episodes and is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the benefits, problems, and common concerns of…
Ask an HR Expert
Aug 14, 2017 • 25 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan answer voicemails from listeners. Topics include managing people older than you, what to do if your company wants you to relocate and you’d rather not, and whether you should offer unlimited PTO. Visit…
SHRM Credit: How to Start a Job Search and Negotiate Salary
Jul 31, 2017 • 61 min
Need SHRM recertification credits? This episode combines our popular “Starting a Job Search” and “Successful Salary Negotiation” episodes and is eligible for one credit. JoDee and Susan discuss the six steps of a successful job search, keeping your…
Work from Home Technology
Jul 10, 2017 • 26 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss technology that makes working remotely easier. Special guest Bob from communication technology company Polycom explains some of the products available, their capabilities, and the best way to get your boss to let…
Utilizing the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment
Jun 12, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the popular Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. They talk about why they are fans of StrengthsFinder, how it can help teams, and the problem with “weakness fixing.” Strengths coach Denise calls in to share her…
Wellness in the Workspace
May 9, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan talk to Laura, who has taken charge of wellness programs in healthcare and consulting organizations. Topics include why you might (or might not) want to have a wellness program, how to decide what kind of program works for…
The Importance of Succession Planning
Apr 11, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss why you need a succession plan, how to create your company’s plan, and how often to update your plan. They also answer questions from listeners about finding out if you’re part of the succession plan and how to get…
Starting a Job Search
Mar 14, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the six steps you should follow for a successful job search. They also give employers some tips on keeping their employees from wanting to leave and explain why you should always be “job change ready.” This month’s…
Successful Salary Negotiation
Feb 10, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss how to negotiate salary from either side of the negotiation, where to find data to understand market value, and the reality of the gender pay gap. Also, Frank from Greenwood asks what to do when an application asks…
The Growing Trend of Working Remotely
Jan 12, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode, JoDee and Susan discuss the growing trend for working remotely, the benefits, the problems, and common concerns. Topics covered range from when it is appropriate for employers to let employees work remotely, and what employees can do to…