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John Butler – Health Insurance Sucks

Saturday, January 15, 2022 @ 10am

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Show Topic:

Over half of the people in the United States are currently insured through employer-sponsored health insurance and it is no secret that the premiums for both employers and employees are rising.

In this episode of the HR Power Hour, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with bestselling author John Butler his book Health Insurance Sucks, where he delivers new innovative and powerful solutions that you can implement today.

About The Guest:

In his new book, Health Insurance Sucks, John Butler uncovers the sinister world of business healthcare and delivers new and powerful solutions that you could implement today.

The book aims to provide you with an entirely new way of approaching healthcare for employees and to arm you with every weapon you need to fight against big insurance, big pharma, and the big government players that have controlled us all for decades. You could be on offense rather than continuing to play defense against skyrocketing premiums and deteriorating benefits.

Yair Riemer – Employee Wellness that Matters.

Saturday, January 8, 2022 @ 10am

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Show Topic:

We talk a lot about Employee Wellness.

Providing robust health insurance policies, competitive financial compensation and 401(k) matches, but attrition is still high—why?

May the answer be that true employee wellness can be accomplished through low and moderate-cost benefits?

In this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny Alvarez as she speaks with Yair Riemer, CEO of Intoo, a leading career mobility solution provider for human resources, higher education, and workforce sectors, about low and moderate cost employee benefits that lead to higher engagement and better retention.

Using a recognition culture, communicating with empathy, and providing a health-conscious work environment are a few of the many ways that companies can create and maintain an environment that truly focuses on employee wellness.

About The Guest:

Yair Riemer is CEO at Intoo, a leading career mobility solution provider for the HR, higher education, and workforce sectors. He has 15+ years of experience as a founder/operator in the PeopleTech and EdTech industries building innovative career development solutions.

Yair previously served as a President at CareerArc, a leading HRtech company focused on employer brand. Prior to that, he was a founding team member and Chief Marketing Officer at, the world’s largest student-focused internship marketplace, which was successfully acquired by Chegg.

Earlier in his career, he was a founding team member at Amuzu, a SaaS mobile solution for higher education institutions, where he led product, marketing, and business development efforts.

Yair is a frequent contributor to HR-and technology-focused publications and has led studies on numerous HR topics including employer branding, workplace flexibility, internships, and the rise of social media in recruitment. He holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv.

REPLAY – New tools to Coach, Counsel and Cheer

Saturday, January 1, 2022 @ 10am

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Show Topic:

The world has changed. Globalism, technology, and remote work are today’s 21st-century management reality.

On this week’s episode, CMA’s David Ciullo hosts Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR, the Chief Human Resources Officer for William & Mary, the nation’s second-oldest university. They discuss how Leaders need new tools to Coach, Counsel, and Cheer their teams to success.

About The Guest:

Chris is the chief human resources officer for William & Mary, the nation’s second-oldest university. Prior to this role, he was Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources for the Virginia Community College System, a network of 23 colleges, serving over 200,000 students in the commonwealth.

He has over 25 years of experience as a chief human resources officer in higher education having worked at both public and private institutions.  He is a consummate human resources professional having experience as an author, consultant, and lecturer in addition to being an accomplished practitioner. He is a former question writer for the PHRand SPHR examinations administered by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

He is the author of numerous human resources-related articles and four books, including Performance Conversations: How to Use Questions to Coach Employees, Improve Productivity, and Boost Confidence (Without Appraisals). He has presented at conferences and consulted with clients in the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa on HR-related topics. He holds a master’s degree in HR Management, a doctor of philosophy degree in HR Development, and he is a certified human resource professional. Chris is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Marine Corps Reserves.

Understanding Accommodation Obligations

Saturday, December 25th, 2021 @ 10am

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Elizabeth JohnstonShow Topic:

State and Federal law provide provisions in which an employer must make an accommodation for employees in certain specific situations.
Understanding what those situations are, appropriately responding to the requests, and being mindful that the accommodation that the company is providing is not gutting the job duties and responsibilities of the position are all areas where companies sometimes make choices that increase their liability under accommodation laws.
In this episode of HR Power Hour, join co-host Tawny Alvarez as she talks to Verrill Labor and Employment Attorneys Elizabeth Johnston and Emily Waddell about not just understanding accommodation obligations, but also how to respond to requests to limit future liability.
That’s on the next HR Power Hour.

Emily WaddellAbout The Guest:

Liz Johnston: A regular contributor to Verrill’s Taking Care of HR Business blog, Liz handles a variety of employment matters including working with businesses of all sizes to ensure that their policies are in compliance with the latest legal updates and are working effectively for the organization in practice.
Liz also advocates for clients facing claims before state and federal courts, the Maine Human Rights Commission, and the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board.
Emily Waddell: Emily provides tailored legal solutions to support her client’s human capital and organizational objectives. As a member of Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, Emily uses her legal and business background to understand and solve complex employer and employee issues in the workplace.
With her on-the-ground experience in labor arbitration, mediation, collective bargaining negotiations, and contract administration, Emily understands the importance of reliable legal support in high-pressure situations.