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 20, 2018

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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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July 17, 2018

The Changing Landscape of Leadership

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

When you look at training budgets for organizations in 2017, you see again and again that Leadership training is one of the top 3 training topics. Article after article speaks to a Leadership Crisis from CEOWorld Magazine to The Leadership Challenge to CBS News, and when you dig in, you find some disappointing, but not surprising, statistics:

According to CareerBuilder.com, a whopping 58 percent of managers said they didn’t receive any management training. 
Leigh Branham, author of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave shares that 89 percent of bosses believe employees quit because they want more money. It’s simply not true. In reality, only 12 percent of employees actually leave an organization for more money.

A Harvard Business Review survey reveals 58 percent or people say they trust strangers more than their own boss.

Global studies reveal that 79 percent of people who quit their jobs cite ‘lack of appreciation’ as their reason for leaving.

The Conference Board reports that 53 percent of Americans are currently unhappy at work.

Much of the leadership in organizations was learned from the Military, and during the 20th century, autocratic leadership was often the norm. In autocratic systems, management is the key decision maker. Today, autocratic leadership is a non-starter. The landscape for leadership is rapidly changing with 5 generations in the workforce, more diversity, supply chain outsourcing, faster product life cycles, automation, and globalization, to name a few. Business is more volatile and rapidly changing than ever before, and organizations need to be ever more adaptive. Join us for an open and exploratory discussion of how leadership is and needs to change, and why.

www.Speed2Results.com

July 10, 2018

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

As others say, many small businesses treat HR much as they may treat fire safety and I would agree. The day-to-day pressures of running a business take all of their energy, and HR becomes the “address it” when there is an issue function.

To save money, SHRM reports research shows, 54 percent of small businesses handle employment matters themselves. They strive to do it in-house and often assign the responsibility to someone with little or no HR experience. According to ADP's Ad Hoc Human Resource Management Study 70 percent of businesses with five to 49 employees add HR onto the workload of employees with little to no experience in workforce issues. 23 percent of the time, these "ad hoc HR managers" fill roles including office administrator and chief operating officer, while 12 percent work in finance.

We all know that people are our most valuable asset and that HR matters, however, hiring a full-time HR person for a small organization isn’t financially sound. Join us to explore HR and the small business, and how you can ensure you are on-top of your HR needs.

Sunshine's 12 Points of Love:

  1. Answer the phone with "How can we make you smile today?"
  2. Send appointment reminders.
  3. Send a photo and a bio of your technician.
  4. Our technicians use iPads and we are completely paperless.
  5. Immediate follow-up emails.
  6. Follow up by phone in 48 hours.
  7. Send monthly specials and promotions.
  8. Send "Thank You" notes.
  9. We send you gifts sometimes!
  10. We send boo boo gifts if we screw up.
  11. We carry dog biscuits on our truck.
  12. If somehow we can't fix your heating and air problem, and its our fault - we'll put you in a hotel for the night.

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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