Category Archive: Recruiting/Retaining Employees

Apr 05 2013

Employee Performance That Rocks

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Hard Rock Cafe veteran Jim Knight joins Business: Engaged! host Carrie Perrien Smith. They talk about creating the chemistry of people, product, value, and customer experience that sets the stage for rock star employee performance.

Success in business today requires a complex chemistry of people, product, value, and customer experience.

In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we welcome Jim Knight. He spent over 20 years with the iconic Hard Rock Cafe, one of the more recognized brands in the world. Their success is due as much to the people who work in the organization and the company culture as it is clever marketing. Today, Jim works with companies to revolutionize their culture so they set the stage for employee performance that rocks.

You can follow Jim Knight on Twitter at @knightspeaker.

Learn more about his work with companies at http://knightspeaker.com and http://hospitalityonpoint.com.

And over the coming weeks, I’m taking you with me on my journey to write my next book. I’ll share my process for writing the book and give you updates on my progress. I’ve decided what topics I’ll write about, so this week, I talk about setting goals and planning my book-writing time. If you want to catch the previous episode where I talked about the book writing process, click here.

Episode airs Friday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

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Episode 43

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Mar 05 2013

Motivating Employees to Do Their Best Work

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Learn how to bring out the best in your people and develop top performers, leaders, and influencers. Host Carrie Perrien Smith welcomes Mark Mathia, CEO and Executive Coach for Tiburon Financial and Trident Coaching Systems to Business: Engaged!

It’s been said that the speed of the pack is determined by the pace of the leader. Top performance is inspired by leaders who involve team members in the development of mission, vision, and values. In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we welcome Mark Mathia. He is the CEO and Executive Coach for Tiburon Financial and Trident Coaching Systems. He’ll share methods for creating an environment that brings out the best in our people and develops top performers, leaders, and influencers.

Click here to learn more about Mark Mathia at Trident Coaching Systems.

Click here to learn more about Tiburon Financial.

Episode airs Friday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. CST. Click here to listen to this episode.*

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Episode 40

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Feb 28 2013

Mental Illness in the Workplace

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How can you tell if someone in your company has a mental health issue? What can you do if so? David Duerr of Ozark Guidance Center joins host Carrie Perrien Smith on Business: Engaged! He’ll talk about how to help people dealing with mental health issues.

Everyone has a bad day and, admittedly, your workplace might make you crazy once in a while. But how do you know whether someone is struggling with mental illness or a stress-inducing issue that mimics the same symptoms?

In this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with David Duerr, Director of Business Services at Ozark Guidance Center. We discuss the issues that affect the mental well-being of our team members. He’ll talk about anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and situational issues that can bring drama and trauma to the whole workplace. He’ll also give us tips for opening the conversation with that individual who is struggling, assessing how to help them, and discussing options.

Click here to learn more about Ozark Guidance Center.

Episode airs Saturday, March 2 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Click here to listen to this episode.*

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Episode 39

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Oct 29 2012

Recruiting and Developing Today’s Employees

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Pamela J. Green joins Carrie Perrien Smith on Business: Engaged! She talks about what to look for when recruiting employees with the skills and talent we need to succeed. She also discusses how to develop them so they are prepared to advance and take on more responsibility.

Employees carry out your vision for your company and care for the needs of your hard-earned customers. Selecting them and understanding the needs of employees in today’s labor market determines your success. On this episode of Business: Engaged! we talk with Pamela J. Green MBA SPHR. She is a human resources consultant and executive coach. We talk about what to look for when recruiting employees with the skills and talent we need to succeed. We also discuss how to develop them so they are prepared to advance and take on more responsibility.

We again feature Courthouse Concepts on our product and service spotlight. You’ll learn more about their drug testing services. You’ll be surprised who is drug testing today.

And you won’t want to miss my twelfth update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. This week’s update is about out-preparing the competition. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at www.carrie4rogers.com.

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Aug 06 2012

Recruiting and Hiring the Right People

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Jan McCormick of Job Lingo joins Carrie on Business: Engaged! Jan shares insider secrets of the recruiting process. Lots of great tips for both recruiters and job searchers.

If you’ve hired anyone — or heaven forbid looked for a job yourself — in the last few years, you know the recruiting game has changed. On this episode of Business: Engaged!, Jan McCormick Ed D of Job Lingo talks about how and why we make our recruiting decisions. There are plenty of tips in this episode for hiring managers and job searchers alike. She even talks about hiring people who have a few dings on their record that are looking for a second chance.

Click here to learn more about Jan’s company, Job Lingo.

I’ve included the second update on my city council campaign in Rogers, Arkansas. The campaign team has just started meeting face to face and now we’ll travel the path to Election Day together. It’s been awhile since I’ve worked with a brand new team. I forgot how the natural process of team development takes place. Repeat after me: forming, storming, norming, and if we survive it, performing. I explain the process in this episode. To keep up with my campaign, you can visit my blog at http:// www.carrie4rogers.com.

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You can sign up to receive our e-mail newsletter Business: Engaged! Direct so you’ll be the first to know when we post a new show. Click here to our list of past episodes. And don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter at @businessengaged and Facebook (just search for “Business Engaged”). We love it when you tell others about the show so take a minute and post this link for your Facebook friends or Twitter followers.

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Apr 23 2012

Success Secrets from a Kitchen-Table CEO

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We welcome Kim Hodous, author of Show Up, Be Bold, Play Big: 33 Strategies for Outrageous Success and Lasting Happiness from a Former Stay-at-Home Mom Who Built a 7-Figure Business from Her Kitchen Table.

Join us to learn the secret to balancing a growing family with a growing business and hiring the right people. As a former high school history teacher, Kim Hodous, the founder and CEO of Rockwood Jewelry, had zero business experience. But from her kitchen table, she built a seven-figure business in less than seven years.Her jewelry designs have appeared in over ten million catalogs and her work was recognized in 2007 when she was inducted into the Arkansas Small Business Hall of Fame. Kim believes that how you show up in every situation sets the stage for the impact you make with those around you. With humor and insight, Kim shares some of her secrets for success. Her book is called Show Up, Be Bold, Play Big: 33 Strategies for Outrageous Success and Lasting Happiness from a Former Stay-at-Home Mom Who Built a 7-Figure Business from Her Kitchen Table.

kim-hodous-bookEpisode airs on Thursday, April 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

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This is an encore presentation of Episode 1.
The episode aired originally April 23, 2012.

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Episode 1

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