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Chris Cluff – Evolving HR Compliance Challenges for Small Businesses

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Show Topic:

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and the pace of HR compliance change has been at a record setting pace in 2022 and now 2023 with no signs of it slowing down anytime soon.

In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with Chris Cluff, President of Papertrails, Evolving HR Compliance Challenges for Small Businesses. Learn what and how your small business can do to comply with issues like Earned Paid Leave, Vacation payout requirements, Paid Family Medial Leave, State Retirement Mandates and more.

About The Guest:

Chris Cluff is the President of Paper Trails, a payroll & HR firm located in Southern Maine. A fierce advocate for his clients and the small business community as a whole, Chris closely monitors legislative and regulatory changes at the federal, state, and local levels. Ensuring that his clients are on top of these regulatory changes has become a passion project. Each month, Chris hosts an educational webinar, disseminates countless blog articles and infographics, and works directly with clients to help them shape their internal policies and procedures to maintain compliance with regulations and laws while maintaining strong company cultures.

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Chris advocates not only for small businesses but also for his community. A lifelong resident of Kennebunk, Maine, he has served as the youngest-ever elected member of the Select Board, serving as Vice Chair for two years. Currently, Chris serves as the Vice Chair of the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel Chamber of Commerce and leads its young professionals group.

While payroll and HR are boring yet necessary evils for small businesses, Chris considers his firm to be one of the trusted advisors on every client’s team. Gone are the days of just your attorney, accountant, and financial advisor being your triad of advisors; the HR role is increasingly necessary for small businesses to succeed. Adding value to just the normal, transactional payroll relationship, the team at Paper Trails, with Chris’ leadership, continues to wow their clients with exemplary client retention and satisfaction ratings.

Melissa Denbow Encouraging Community Engagement

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Show Topic:

In this episode of The HR Power Hour, join Tawny Alvarez as she talks with Melissa Denbow, Vice

President Community Experience Manager at Machias Savings Bank.

 

Tawny and Melissa talk about the work that she has done to help Machias Savings Bank become a key member of the community it serves, and steps other companies can take to communicate the

value of community engagement to its team members.

About The Guest:

Melissa started her career at Machias Savings Bank in October 1995 as a teller, shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

 

During the past 28 years at Machias Savings, she has held various positions – Commercial Banker, Branch Manager, Contact Center Manager, and most recently, VP, Community Experience Manager.

 

While her background is in financial banking and management, her greatest strength is relationship-building and making a difference in the community. She serves on the following boards: Mano en Mano, Junior Achievement, and the Maine Jump$tart Coalition. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys gardening, canning, and spending time with their blended family of 4 beautiful adult children.

 

Melissa currently resides in Jonesport with her husband, Jeff.

Ankit Mahadevia – Quiet Leader- Loud Results

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Show Topic:

In an increasingly complex and chaotic world where leaders are in short supply, people of all personality types are needed to lead.

 

Rather than asking aspiring quiet leaders to “fake it” or pretend to be something they aren’t, the new book Quiet Leader, Loud Results provides real-world tested advice, and strategies on navigating the difficulties of having a quieter personality.

 

In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with author, Ankit Mahadevia, a quiet leader, founder, and CEO of nine biotechnology companies the triumphs and pitfalls of his own journey alongside other quiet leaders.

About The Guest:

Ankit Mahadevia is the founder and CEO of Spero Therapeutics, an organization committed to fighting the threat of infectious disease through the development of novel medicines. Over his career, he has led the formation of nine companies, including Spero, several of which are trading on the Nasdaq exchange, and several others acquired by large pharmaceutical organizations.

 

Through these companies, he has raised over $1 billion for the development of novel therapeutics and built multiple high-performing management teams. He and the companies he built have won multiple awards for their culture, including Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” Award and Glassdoor’s “Top 50 CEOs of 2021” (#15 nationwide). Prior to these roles, Ankit advised on and supported investments in the biotechnology sector as a Venture Partner at Atlas Venture, a Cambridge, MA venture capital firm.

 

He held previous positions at organizations including Genentech, McKinsey & Company, the United States Government Accountability Office, and the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. He has spoken widely on entrepreneurship and leadership, including at Harvard University, Columbia University, Northwestern University, MIT, and the Berkeley Forum. Ankit received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Northwestern University.

 

He lives in Chestnut Hill, MA with his wife and two sons.

Chuck Mollor- Psychological Safety in Remote Work

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Show Topic:
Employers often ask their employees to “bring their whole self to work.” Companies ask employees to engage in inclusion endeavors and to help the organization achieve its mission as it relates to culture, diversity, and growth.

Often, however, when the organization is unsuccessful in achieving any of these goals, the organization blames the individual—using terms and phrases such as “they weren’t the right fit” or they didn’t “integrate” well with the “culture”.

But the issue could be larger than these catch-phrases. Instead, it may be time for the organization to be asking—do employees feel psychologically safe at work?

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny Alvarez and Chuck Mollor, founder, CEO, executive coach, and advisor at MCG Partners, as they discuss the importance of psychological safety at work, including why it’s important and how you can help to build a more psychologically safe work environment for your employees.

About The Guest:

Chuck “Charlie” Mollor is the founder, CEO, executive coach, and advisor at MCG Partners. An organization specializing in leadership and talent optimization, aligning business and people strategy for maximum results. He is the author of his new and best-selling book, The Rise of The Agile Leader: Can You Make the Shift?, Amazon’s #1 best-selling book on management.

As a recognized expert in leadership effectiveness, a former Harvard Business School executive coach, and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Chuck specializes in coaching and advising senior global executives and leadership teams through times of rapid growth, M&A, and change. For over 35 years, he has advised, coached, and consulted executives and organizations across industries, from startups to Fortune 500 and not-for-profit organizations.

Chuck has served on several boards, was a Cranberry Grower-Owner of Ocean Spray, and is a fundraiser and rider for the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a 192-mile bike ride for the fight against cancer. Chuck has four children and three dogs and is a first-generation American.