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Upcoming Shows

May 25 – Replay
Ken Lizotte
Consulting Group

What Would Henry Do?

Jun 1
Joe Hart
Dale Carnegie Training
Beyond Technology:
Preparing People for AI

Jun 22
Cathy Riley and
Barbara Applebee

Berry Dunn
Wealth Management

Retirement Issues

Jun 29
Michelle Anderson
Junior Achievement
Financial Education
John Bishop
Hire To Compete
How to NotHire a Turkey



European Approach to HR

Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 10am

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Mike Burgneay
Managing Director


Connoisseur of GREAT Companies, Coauthor: NUTS! & GUTS! – See more at:

The European Approach to HR

My first experience of career guidance was in my sixth form at school. From what I recall, and it was a while ago, the advice I was given was “Pass your A levels and go to Uni. If you fail get a job at Natwest or Midland.” That was it. Looking back, nobody asked me what I wanted to do, what interested me or what excited me. Fast forward to 2014 and the career transition support we provide people couldn’t be further from that rather pitiful help I received all those years ago.

Anyway, I’m pleased to say I didn’t listen. I wanted to work in advertising. It looked fun, glamorous and exciting. After a spell in the media I landed a fantastic job with one of the most creative recruitment ad agencies of the time. And I can honestly say it lived up to the fun and exciting bit – not sure about glamorous though! During the 90s I was helping my clients plan and implement advertising strategies to attract what we used to refer to as the ‘casual browser’ and ‘passive job seeker.’ As we headed in to the 00s my conversations with clients began to change. We were talking less about advertising and more about employer branding. And of course, the internet was beginning to transform how candidates found employers and, critically, vice versa.

I learnt a lot during my time in recruitment comms. First and foremost, it was clear that attracting talent into an organisation is only part of the story. Managing, developing and engaging talent is how the really successful businesses gain an edge.

At the back end of 2011 I joined Chiumento. I’d met Ian Gooden way back in the 80s at Austin Knight (hands up who remembers AK) and I am living proof that networking can be the most successful of routes to a new job. Chiumento was a breath of fresh air for me having worked in large scale agencies and consultancies. Agile, nimble and flexible – it’s a business that is equally adept at delivering very big as well as very small projects. And I like that.

My client-facing role is to ensure we develop a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and are able to design and implement solutions that make measurable difference and are aligned to their corporate goals. My management responsibility is to ensure Chiumento’s talent consultancy continues to delivers a quality service to our clients and commercial success to the business.

Outside work I’m a family man with a love of getting out on the fells of the Peaks, Lakes and Dales. And seeing Palace finish mid-table in the premier league this season against all the odds has been very, very enjoyable. Just shows the power of hard work, belief and teamwork!

2nd Anniversary Show

Saturday, July 19, 2014 @ 10am

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This week on the HR Power Hour we celebrate
two years on the air!

This special anniversary show will feature many of the moments and key guests that continues to make our show a great success. Like last year’s first anniversary show, we have bloopers! These never before heard outtakes will have you laughing throughout the hour.  The HR Power Hour is educational but it can be fun!

Thank you to all our listeners as without you the show’s success would not be possible. Also, thank you to the local, regional, national and now international guests that provide us so many tips and take-a-ways. So kick back, listen, enjoy, and learn.


The Culture Works

Saturday, July 12, 2014 @ 10am

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Chester EltonX
Chester Elton
Author, National Speaker

The Culture Works –

Connoisseur of GREAT Companies, Coauthor: NUTS! & GUTS! – See more at:
Called the “apostle of appreciation,” by the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest newspaper, and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times, Chester Elton is co-author of several successful leadership books and is an in-demand speaker the world over.Elton’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold more than a million copies worldwide. The Carrot Principle by Simon & Schuster has been a regular New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and 24-Carrot Manager has been called a “must read for modern-day managers” by Larry King of CNN. The Orange Revolution was the number one selling business book in the United States according to the Wall Street Journal.

As a motivation expert, Chester has been featured in The Financial Times,Washington PostFast Company and the New York Times. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC’s Money Matters, MSNBC and National Public Radio.

Chester has spoken to delighted audiences from Seattle to Singapore and from Toronto to Istanbul. He holds the acclaim of being the highest rated speaker at the national Society for Human Resource Management annual conference (Bill Cosby was the number-two rated speaker). He serves as an employee engagement consultant to firms such as Pepsi, American Express, Madison Square Garden, Avis Budget Group and Texas Roadhouse. However, he is most proud to be the father of four exceptional children.

Locker Room Antics – Replay

Saturday, July 5, 2014 @ 10am

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Peter LoweX
Peter Lowe. Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

Locker Room Antics –

Peter Lowe is a partner who provides advice and counsel on labor and employment law and education and municipal law. Peter serves as lead labor counsel for some of the premier employers in Maine, including L.L. Bean, Inc.

Peter has a wealth of experience both advising clients on conducting internal investigations, and serving as an outside independent investigator for sensitive and high profile workplace issues.

Peter is a frequent presenter to local and national organizations giving workshops on best investigative practices, and he has spoken to many audiences on the lessons learned from the Penn State scandal.

In 2009, Peter was selected to edit the Maine Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter published by Business & Legal Resources. Peter has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best lawyers in America® (2013) (Employment-Law Management). He is current president of Maine Council of School Board Attorneys.