Where Business + Workforce + Talent Intersect.


Every Tuesday, 3pm MTHigher Resultswith Melodie Reagan


Where Business + Workforce + Talent intersect.

Talent is the core of every business and organization, and on Higher Results, we explore all things HR throughout the life cycle of a worker from talent acquisition to management and development to retirement and termination – from all perspectives. We provide you with tips, tools and insights for managing and your workforce as well as your career.

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March 27, 2018

Lawsuits that Business Owners Never See Coming

Our Guest
Justin Vaughn
The Business Owners Attorney



April 3, 2018

Own Your Time, Improve Productivity and Lower Stress

Our Guest
Stephanie Wachman
Executive Coach, Author & Speaker


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September 18, 2018

The Colorado Talent Pipeline and Recruiting in a Tight Market

Our Guest:

Sam Bailey, VP, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, Jill Tinnes, VP, Digicomm International and Beth Gath, Sr. Director, Juniper Networks.

Today we look back on our very first episode with some very import information. We'll be exploring the Colorado talent pipeline and recruiting in a tight market.

September 11, 2018

Recruiting Techniques and Tools

Join Melodie Reagan, host of Higher Results and CEO, i2i Workforce to explore the recruitment funnel. Learn about recruitment innovations and what is driving these changes. Give your recruitment process a boost and improve your hiring.

www.i2iworkforce.com

September 4, 2018

Employee Lawsuits – Your rights as a worker

Our Guest:

Justin Vaughn, Attorney at Lathrop Gage

In 2017 there 84,254 EEOC charges filed in the US (Not even 1% of the Civilian Labor Force, which is 161,55M). The main drivers of these charges by category were Race, Gender and Disability with the majority being retaliation – all statues and Title VII only. This is actually less than the number of charges filed each year since 2008; however, for the last 10 years we’ve seen between 82k and 100k charges each year.

Most employee lawsuits deal with discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation and injury. So, when does something cross the line and become illegal? What are your rights as an employee? It can be confusing. The law does not require an employer to treat their team members nice, nor does it require them to be particularly fair. Plus, the majority of employees in the US are at-will, and this means employers can end the relationship at any time so long as the employee is not being fired for discriminatory reasons or is not covered by an employment contract.

Join Melodie Reagan and our very own Business Owner’s Attorney Justin Vaughn to learn what are your rights as an employee and how to protect yourself.

www.lathropgage.com

August 28, 2018

Retention and Engagement in a Low-wage Workforce

Our Guest:

Linda Montgomery Streeter, Director of Engagement Services, WorkLife Partnership.

In 2Q 2018 the median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers was $876, and for women it was $780 compared to $959 for men (2Q 2018 bls.org). In 2016, the Census Bureau reported real median household income of $59,039. The number of earners per household ranges from 0.43 to 1.36 for the bottom three fifths and from 1.76 to 2.04 for the top two fifths, and income per earner ranges from $30k for the bottom fifth to $105K for the top fifth. We earn money to cover food, shelter, clothing, transportation, health care, child care, education and to have a little fun. So, how are we doing?

According to the 2018 Employee Financial Wellness Survey by PWC, 54% of employees are stressed about their finances. Care.com Cost of Care Survey found that one in three families now spend 20% or more of their household income on child care with a child care center average cost of $211 per week and after-school sitter costing $242 per week. Housing is 41% of the average American families annual spending with transportation at 16% and food at 14% (2017 bls.org). And often because of costs, it’s all over the web that 43% of highly qualified women with children are leaving careers or off-ramping for a period of time.

For many organizations raising salaries is not affordable as they are barely making ends meet. The good news is there are other ways to provide support for your workers. When asked what is a most desired employer benefit that they don’t already have, 25% of workers said financial wellness with access to unbiased counselors and 20% said help with understanding and using their employer benefits (2018 Employee Financial Wellness Survey by PWC). More than one in five workers would be willing to sacrifice future pay increases for better healthcare benefits. Workers would also value Dependent Care Assistance Programs (DCAPs), child care resources and referrals, flexible work schedules, flexible spending accounts and more.

Join Melodie Reagan, CEO, i2i Workforce and Host of Higher Results with guest Linda Montgomery, Director of Engagement Services, WorkLife Partnership to explore employee retention and engagement in a low-wage workforce.

www.worklifepartnership.org

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August 21, 2018

How to Work Remotely

Our Guest:

Trina Hoefling, Co Founder, The Smart Workplace
www.TheSmartWorkplace.com Being Agile in the Mobile Workplace
www.GroupONESolutions.com Just-In-Time Guides on the Side Helping People & Organizations Thrive
www.WorkingVirtually.org Working Virtually: Transforming the Mobile Workplace, 2nd edition

We all know that a majority of companies are embracing remote teams. What does this mean? How do you set-up remote working and is it right for your organization? What are the dos and don’ts? And does it change the way you hire and lead?

It is estimated that over a 3rd of full-time employees will work remotely in the next 10 years (Upwork). Most managers say that remote work is likely to become the new norm, and we know that telecommuting in America is on the increase. According to a 2017 Gallup survey, in the prior year, the of number of people working remotely four or five days a week rose from 24 percent to 31 percent, and 43 percent of Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely, up from 39 percent in 2012.

Joining us is Master teacher, coach, facilitator, organizational & leadership development consultant, serial entrepreneur and Author, Working Virtually, Trina Hoefling, Co Founder, The Smart Workplace.

August 14, 2018

Women & Work: The Power of Inclusion

Our Guest:

Maureen “Mo” Berkner Boyt, Head Moxie, Moxie Exchange

In the US, the male/female split in classical terms is 49%/51%, and since I’ve been on this earth, this split has remained steady…we are about half and half. At the same time, the rate of participation of females in the workplace has been steadily rising and today is at almost 47% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018). Yet, it has not risen evenly across cities. In many cities in Florida, less than half of working age women were in the paid workforce, while major cities in Wisconsin and North Dakota had more than 75%. It even significantly varies in cities in the same states.

When looking at education, in the 1970s attendance average around 60%/40% male to female. Today it is almost reversed (Source: The Hechinger Report, 2017). Women are ever more focused on their careers. The role of women as the family breadwinner has grown too. In 2014, of 4-in-10 households with children younger than 18, women were the sole or primary financial provider (Source: Pew Research Center, March 2018).

And according to Catalyst (July 2018), in 2018, 75% of businesses have at least one woman in senior management, compared to 66% in 2017. Yet, one quarter (25%) of global businesses have no women in senior management roles. And in the US, women held slightly over a third of management positions in 2017. And although the percentage of US businesses with at least one woman in senior management jumped from 69% in 2017 to 81% in 2018, the percentage of senior roles held by women decreased from 23% to 21% for the same period. It’s gains and gaps.

Join host Melodie Reagan and guest Maureen “Mo” Berkner Boyt, Head Moxie, Moxie Exchange to explore Women & Work and the power of inclusion. It is really important? And where do you start?

DisruptHR Talk "Hack Your Biased Brain"

www.moxieexchange.com

August 7, 2018

Translating the Multi-lingual Workforce

Our Guest:

Melissa Burkhard, president of Futuro Solido

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, today’s employed workforce is 78% White, 17% Hispanic or Latino 12% Black or African American, 6% Asian. The workforce actually closely matches the distribution of our almost 327m population give or take a percent. Our population and workforce are changing. According to the Brookings Institute, the US will become “minority white” in 2045. What does this mean for business? How we hire? How we manage? How we deliver?

We know that diversity is a powerful positive contributor to business. There are many elements of diversity, and today we are delving into language. Language is a foundational building block in our ability to communicate with each other. According to the 2016 American Community Survey, 40.5m Spanish speakers (12% of the population), the 2nd most dominant language beyond English in the US. All other languages are used by under 2m each in our population. And, of those that speak a foreign language very well, most also speak English very well. 8% of the US population is considered limited-English.

Join Melodie Reagan, Host, Higher Results and Guest Melissa Burkhard, president Futuro Solido, to explore what this means for business.

www.futurosolidousa.com

July 31, 2018

Coaching: Accelerating Your Success

Part 2: How to Create a Successful Coaching Relationship

Our Guest:

Jennifer Kronenberg, President, JMK Coaching and Consulting

Suzanne Levy, President, Bolder Leadership, Inc.

Steve Parry, President, Sales Productivity Consultants

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-kronenberg-19748ab/

July 24, 2018

Coaching: Accelerating Your Success

Part 1: Coaching is Hot. Does it Really Pay Off?

Our Guest:

Jennifer Kronenberg, President, JMK Coaching and Consulting

Suzanne Levy, President, Bolder Leadership, Inc.

Steve Parry, President, Sales Productivity Consultants

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-kronenberg-19748ab/

July 17, 2018

The Changing Landscape of Leadership

Our Guest: Lisa Niederman, Managing Director, Speed2Results, and Leadership & OD Specialist with i2i Workforce

July 10, 2018

HR and Small Business: What Matters

Our Guest: Susan Frew, CEO of Award Winning Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air

https://www.sunshineplumbingheating.com/

July 3, 2018

Learning & Development | A Must for Any Organization

Our Guest: Amy Lund
Learning & Development Professional
Works with i2i Workforce

June 26, 2018

Business Process Outsourcing & Contracting | The Future is Now

Our Guest: Erin Beckstein
COO, Crazy Good Marketing

crazygoodmarketing.net

June 19, 2018

Working Remote and Virtual Leadership Part II

Our Guests: Trina Hoefling and Kathy Kacher, Co Founders, The Smart Workplace

thesmartworkplace.com

June 12, 2018

Talent Availability and Changing Career Paths

Our Guest: Stephanie Veck
Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council

coworkforce.gov

June 5, 2018

HR, What You Need to Know if You Manage People

Our Guest: Kathryn “Kat” Barker, Sr. Business Partner, i2i Workforce

At-Will vs Right to Work

Term Meanings: https://www.employmentlawhandbook.com/general/at-will-v-right-to-work/

Right to Work Laws & States: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-to-work_law

Workplace Posters: https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters

May 29, 2018

Key Contracts for your Employees

Our Guest: Justin Vaughn, The Business Owner’s Attorney
Vaughn Law Offices

vaughn-law.com

May 22, 2018

The Fine Art of Finding of a Job Today

Our Guest: Patrice Barber
Director of the Executives in Transition Program and founder of the Touchstone Executive Forum

www.executivesintransition.org

May 15, 2018

The Office of Today: Location, Location, Location, Design, Design, Design

Our Guests: Meredith Gershberg, Design Resource Group and Tanner Mason
Benchmark Commercial

crebenchmark.com

May 8, 2018

HR Essentials: The Yearlong Calendar

Our Guest: Kathryn “Kat” Barker
Sr. HR Business Partner, i2i Workforce

i2iworkforce.com

May 1, 2018

Employee Lawsuits – Your Rights as a Worker

Our Guest: Adam Johnsen, CSP, CPSI, Safety Management Consultant
Colorado Special Districts Property & Liability Pool

Visit https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ for more information on Safety and Health Topics

April 24, 2018

Employee Lawsuits – Your Rights as a Worker

Our Guest: Justin Vaughn, The Business Owner’s Attorney
Vaughn Law Offices

vaughn-law.com

For more information on charges filed with EEOC, visit the EEOC website.

April 17, 2018

Training & Development and the Trades

Our Guest: Danaya Benedetto
Co-Founder & CEO, CHC Training

chctraining.com

April 10, 2018

Performance Management

Our Guest: Kathryn “Kat” Barker
Sr. HR Business Partner, i2i Workforce

i2iworkforce.com

April 3, 2018

Own Your Time, Improve Productivity and Lower Stress

Our Guest: Stephanie Wachman
Executive Coach, Author & Speaker

stephaniewachman.com

March 27, 2018

Lawsuits that Business Owners Never See Coming

Our Guest: Justin Vaughn
The Business Owner’s Attorney
Vaughn Law Offices

vaughn-law.com

March 20, 2018

What is a PEO? Should or Shouldn’t I use one?

Our Guest: Jim Gosselin
Managing Partner, AmCheck

www.amcheck.com

March 13, 2018

HR Essentials: The Yearlong Calendar

Our Guest: Kathryn “Kat” Barker
Sr. HR Business Partner, i2i Workforce

i2iworkforce.com

March 6, 2018

HR – What You Need When Starting & Growing a Business

Our Guest: Blair KochCEO &
Trusted Advisor, The Alternative Board

vaughn-law.com

February 27, 2018

Talent Availability and Changing Career Paths

Our Guest: Stephanie Veck
Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council

coworkforce.gov

February 20, 2018

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Drawing the Lines

Our Guest: Justin Vaughn
The Business Owner’s Attorney
Vaughn Law Offices

vaughn-law.com

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