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Doug Currier – Managing Difficult Employees

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On the next HR Power Hour, workplaces are comprised of a variety of people with a diverse array of personalities and skills.

While the spectrum of personalities can be vast, most employees conduct themselves in a professional manner, they understand the expectations that their position holds, and they respect authority, their fellow employees, and the company.

But what happens when an employee’s attitude and actions change? As a leader, do you and your teammates have the tools and resources to manage difficult employees with the goal of finding a solution that allows all parties to overcome the issues at hand and move towards a positive and productive work environment.

At the same time, are your team members aware of the legal pitfalls that could await if there is a misstep?

For answers to these questions and a lively discussion about managing difficult employees, join co-host Tawny Alvarez as she talks to Labor and Employment Attorney Doug Currier about managing the practical and legal risks that difficult employees can bring to the workplace.

About The Guest:

Douglas P. Currier is a Partner at Verrill. Since he began practicing law more than 30 years ago with Verrill, Doug has earned high regard in the region for his litigation skills and proactive counsel to management on employment issues such as discrimination suits and traditional labor law issues like collective bargaining agreements, union grievances, and elections.

 

As a member of the Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, Doug represents companies in diverse industries such as health care, higher education, manufacturing, professional services, banking and finance, and agriculture. In the employment arena, Doug works with clients to develop workplace strategies that achieve objectives and navigate an intelligent path through complex personnel issues while maintaining compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and other relevant laws.

He advises on issues ranging from drug testing, whistleblowers, and workplace investigations to compensation and exit strategies, succession planning, and class actions. Doug is also litigation counsel for businesses facing legal challenges arising from traditional labor issues such as union campaigns, labor arbitrations, wrongful discharge, OSHA citations, and discrimination claims.

Debra Weiss Ford – Romance in the Workplace

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We spend over 90,000 hours during our lifetime working so it is no surprise that 1/3 of U.S workers say they have been or are in a workplace romance.

We are of course dealing with primal human behavior. In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with employment attorney Debra Weiss Ford at Jackson Lewis P.C. Romance in the Workplace.

We discuss the legal issues dealing with consensual and nonconsensual relationships and why employers need have policies and processes in place to ensure respect in the workplace is a top priority.

About The Guest:

Debra Weiss Ford is office managing principal and litigation manager of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has more than 35 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Debra also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Debra trains frequently in New England on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, wage and hour issues, proper documentation, leaves of absence, and Title IX compliance. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.

Debra was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. She is an approved federal and state mediator.

Matt Bahl – Maintaining Financial Wellbeing

 

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This week on HR Power Hour. Financial health and wellbeing is at the top of employees’ minds.

Research shows that lack of financial stability can lead to adverse health consequences for your employees, both mental and physical.

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join co-host Tawny Alvarez as she talks to Matt Bahl, Vice President and Head of Workplace Financial Health at the Financial Health Network about the importance of a livable wage and why employers should invest in supporting employee financial health.

During the course of the episode we will discuss current Human Capital Management rules, the importance financial management plays in DEI and ESG measures, and concreate steps that employers can take to collect and analyze data to understand impediments to helping employees achieve financial stability.

About The Guest:

Matt Bahl is Vice President and Head of Workplace Financial Health. In this role, Matt leads market development and workplace strategy efforts across the organization. Matt is deeply committed to the goal of helping improve financial health for all and believes work and the workplace play a key role in making that goal a reality.

With over 15 years of financial services, consulting, legal, and human resources experience, Matt understands the impact that works and the workplace can have on improving workers’ financial health. Previously, Matt led workplace financial wellness consulting teams at Prudential Financial where he helped organizations design financial wellness programs with a focus on measuring the impact of those programs on workers financial health.

Prior to that Matt was a Vice President of Human Resources for one of the largest healthcare systems in Northern New England. Matt began his career as a labor and employment attorney, focusing on collective bargaining and ADA, FMLA, ERISA, and Title VII counseling and litigation. Matt is a cum laude graduate of the SMU Dedman School of law and a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Colorado College with a BA degree in Sociology.

Matt lives in Maine with his wife Maggie, and three boys, and enjoys reading, running, and enjoying the natural wonders of Maine with his family.

Kevin Campbell- The Science of a High Performing Workplace

 

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What can you learn from an Employee Experience Scientist?

The answer is a lot if you want to lean about how to get the optimal experience of total engagement.

In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with Kevin Campbell M.A., Employee Experience Scientist at Qualtrics, how to think differently and optimize the results of both your employee engagement measurement and performance management tools.

About The Guest:

Kevin helps organizations acquire, develop and retain their most valuable asset: their people. Kevin also helps people manage an aspect of their lives that plays a key role in their happiness: their work. He’s spent the last decade of his career building leaders at every level and creating scores of engaged, high-performing, strengths-based teams.

Kevin has driven talent strategy, employee engagement, performance management, and leadership development initiatives for clients in the professional services, medical device, banking, hospitality, consumer products, technology, healthcare, and life sciences industries. He also served as a principal investigator and researcher for social science programs funded by the U.S. Federal Government.

Prior to founding Lifted Leadership, Kevin served as a Lead People Scientist for Culture Amp where he helped organizations like Airbnb, Palo Alto Networks, and ServiceNow reinvent and optimize their performance management and employee engagement initiatives. Kevin also served as a Workplace Consultant and Executive Strengths Coach for Deloitte Human Capital and the Gallup Organization where he helped coach leaders from companies like Stryker, P.F. Chang’s, US Bank, Amazon, CH2M (now Jacob’s), and PayPal leverage their unique individual talents into greater performance.

As a certified coach, Kevin has logged over 1,000 hours of paid executive coaching and workshop facilitation sessions. As a coach, he makes use of a variety of psychometric assessment tools and feedback techniques to identify and coach high-potential, high-performance next-generation leaders.

Prior to his career in the industry, Kevin received a Master’s in Organizational Psychology where he studied under Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, co-founder of Positive Psychology and the first researcher to recognize and name the mental state of flow—the optimal experience of total engagement.