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Redesigning Wellness Podcast

The Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees. The Redesigning Wellness podcast is centered around what works and doesn’t work in wellness. In this podcast, Jen will interview experts in various worksite wellness specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing common barriers to help get your wellness program moving forward. You’ll discover common sense approaches to wellness, tips for engaging employees and how to implement a program that your employees actually like.
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Now displaying: August, 2019
Aug 28, 2019

It’s no doubt that mental health is finally getting some of the attention it deserves. But many  employers and wellness pros are at a loss for how to address mental health in the workplace. Although it’s important to destigmatize mental health, for those who are suffering, talking about it is the most terrifying thing they can think of. Today’s guest, Justin Kruger, feels that if organizations solely try to identify mental health struggles first, they’ll fail.

Justin is the Founder and CEO of Project Helping, a Denver-based mental wellness organization. He played golf professionally before starting a career in the golf industry. His personal struggle with mental wellness led him to leave the golf business behind to start Project Helping and providing purpose, connection, and mental wellness through kyndfulness.

In this interview, Justin tells us about his story of his own challenges with mental health and when he discovered how helping others helped him dramatically (he calls it his therapy). He explains why if organizations identify mental health first, they’ll fail and what we need to do differently. Justin then explains KyndHub, an online community for sharing kindness. 

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Do you want a short summary of each week’s podcast? Each week, I send out an email that goes one step further than the interview. It’s my reflection of what I pulled out of the interview and at least one tip (and usually more) about how you can apply all the goodness to your work and life. If that sounds good, you can sign up HERE.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

Aug 21, 2019

Senior executives have ranked talent shortages as a top organizational risk in 2019. According to today’s guest, Sydney Finkelstein, this is not a new concern but rather one organizations have faced over many decades. Instead of accepting the same answers to this perpetual question, Sydney researched a different question “what do the world’s greatest leaders do to find, develop and retain talent?” and put the answers in his book, Superbosses. 

Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He’s listed at #23 on the “Thinkers 50,” the most prestigious ranking of management thinkers in the world, has published 26 books and 90+ articles and is a recognized thought leader on leadership, strategy, and corporate governance. Sydney is also host of his own podcast, the Sydcast. 

In this interview, Sydney tells us what got him interested in researching Superbosses, the three types and key elements they incorporate into their leadership. He tells us about some of their unconventional practices around hiring and talent, how organizations can aim for more Superbosses and how to seek out a Superboss to work for.

If you want to hear unconventional but effective leadership practices, learn how to become a better leader, tap into underutilized sources of talent and/or figure out how to find Superbosses within your organization, then this episode is for you!

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Do you want a short summary of each week’s podcast? Each week, I send out an email that goes one step further than the interview. It’s my reflection of what I pulled out of the interview and at least one tip (and usually more) about how you can apply all the goodness to your work and life. If that sounds good, you can sign up HERE.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

Aug 14, 2019

A 2019 survey by PwC found that more employees than ever admitted to being stressed about their finances. It’s no surprise with 6 out of 10 US adults holding credit card debt (with nearly 2 in 5 carrying this debt from month to month) and 4 in 10 adults in America unable to cover a $400 emergency.   

As a response to these stats, many organizations are now rolling out financial wellness programs, opting to educate their employees on a wide variety of topics – from building an emergency savings to retirement. But is financial education on a wide variety of topics the way to go? According to today’s guest, Jirs Meuris, research doesn’t back this up.

Jirs Meuris is an Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources and a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Financial Security at the Wisconsin School of Business (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Jirs looks at how work shapes people’s personal finances and the resulting consequences for individuals, organizations, and society. 

In this interview, Jirs walks us through his research across different industries, including a study that’s not yet published. He explains why financial education doesn’t work and offers thoughts on what we should do instead. This interview will definitely help you if you are having trouble making a case for bringing financial wellness solutions to your organization.

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Do you want a short summary of each week’s podcast? Each week, I send out an email that goes one step further than the interview. It’s my reflection of what I pulled out of the interview and at least one tip (and usually more) about how you can apply all the goodness to your work and life. If that sounds good, you can sign up HERE.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

Aug 7, 2019

Imagine fleeing your home (and everything and everyone you know) to escape violence, persecution or disease outbreak. You move into a temporary refugee camp with the desire to safely live and work in another country, only to get stuck in a refugee camp for multiple years with no ability to work.

This is what’s happened to 70.8 million people around the world who have been forced from their home. But only 1% of this population will be resettled in a developed country like the US.

Today’s guest, Chris Chancey, founder of Amplio Recruiting, found a way to match the dependable refugee workforce with some of the 7 million open positions in the US that will go unfilled this year. So far, they have placed over 5,000 refugees living in the US into full time employment over the past 4 years. Amplio Recruiting has far surpassed the retention rate of the staffing industry norms and are a certified B corp.

In this interview, Chris tells us how he got the idea for Amplio and how they’re different than the average staffing company. He educates us on the refugee workforce, their strengths that makes them valuable employees and some enlightening stories of refugees they have placed. Chris leaves us with what employers can do to help the refugee workforce be successful at their companies. 

Want more?

Do you want a short summary of each week’s podcast? Each week, I send out an email that goes one step further than the interview. It’s my reflection of what I pulled out of the interview and at least one tip (and usually more) about how you can apply all the goodness to your work and life. If that sounds good, you can sign up HERE.

For links mentioned in today's episode visit: http://bit.ly/Redesignpod

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