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Douglas Currier – Managing Difficult Employees

 

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Show Topic:
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.

April Sabral – The Positive Effect

 

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Retail is the heartbeat of a thriving economy and community, and our guest’s mission is to inspire a new era of leadership, one that teaches leaders to value their most precious asset, their people.

In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with April Sabral, author of her new book The Positive Effect: A Retail Leaders Guide to Changing the World.

April shares her personal journey, lessons learned, and how to lead with a positive attitude against all the odds.

About The Guest:

April Sabral loves retail and developing leaders. April is an experienced retail operations leader, entrepreneur, executive coach(WABC), and Author.

April has led retail teams for brands such as Paul Smith, Apple, Banana Republic, Starbucks, Holt Renfrew, and DAVIDs TEA. April’s retail experience is vast, from a part-time sales associate to a vice president of stores in three international markets UK, US, and Canada, and is now the founder and CEO of retailu.ca.

April’s mission is to inspire a new era of leadership, one that teaches leaders to value their most precious asset, their people. In 2019 April launched retailU the online leadership portal for retail managers to develop their core leadership skills and published her book “The Positive Effect” A retail leader’s guide to changing the world. April has mentored and developed thousands of leaders throughout her career. Aprils clients hire her to coach and develop their leaders to perform at their best, her clients include Ardene, a Canadian fast-fashion brand expanding into the US market, and other privately owned retailers.

She is also working with non-profits to secure youth internships with major retailers into field leadership positions to support get the next generation of retail leaders.
April is a member of the prestigious Forbes coaching council, an invitation membership that recognizes career coaches that are making a difference in their industry. She is also a John C. Maxwell coach and a certified corporate coach which is part of the world association of business coaches. April also received the 2022 rethink retail influencer award for adding value and making a difference in retail.

This award recognizes 100 top experts, press, and other leaders that make a difference in retail.

Matt Bahl – Financial Health and Wellbeing

 

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Show Topic:
This week on HR Power Hour. Financial health and well-being 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.

Andrew Bartlow

 

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2020 -2022 has been described as the Golden Years for the Human Resources.

 

 
C-Suite and Owners have relied on HR to guide them thru the pandemic and now thru the Great Resignation. So how does a HR Professional capitalize and have a career path to CEO, Executive Director or Business owner?

 

 
On this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with Andrew Bartlow, Founder of People Leader Accelerator, How HR Leaders can Scale to Success.

 

 
In a freewheeling, frank, and open discussion Andrew and David look at HR trends in 2022 as well as what it will take for HR to make it to the top.

About The Guest:

Andrew Bartlowhas 25 years of Human Resources and Talent Management experience at organizations across a wide spectrum of sizes, maturity stages, and industries.

 

 
He is the co-author of “Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High Growth Organizations,” has a master’s degree from the top program in his field, and has been CECP, SPHR, Six Sigma, and executive coaching certified.

 

 
Andrew leads Series B Consulting, which helps businesses to articulate their people strategy and accelerate their growth while navigating rapid change. He also founded the People Leader Accelerator, which is the preeminent development program for startup HR leaders.

 

 
He’s worked with clients like Masterclass and many others to help them overcome obstacles in a hyper-growth phase. For the first time ever, he wants to share his lessons on podcasts.