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Engaging People Podcast
47 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Ep. 155: How to Measure DEI in Your Engagement Survey
Care for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is critical for any modern organization. But how do you best measure the current state of DEI and surface opportunities for improvement? In this podcast episode, Christian Nielson, Chief Revenue Officer of DecisionWise and Dave Long, Chief Operating Officer, will discuss the best techniques to include DEI as a key component of an employee engagement survey.
48 minutes | Jul 22, 2022
Ep. 154: Getting More From 360 Degree Feedback
Christian Nielson, Principal of Spectiv, reviews how you can get more out of your 360 degree feedback assessments. He touches on several strategies, including how 360 assessments can enhance your organization’s learning and development efforts, as well as best practices for including special groups such as low performers, high potentials, and top executives. You’ll walk away with a clear idea of how 360 feedback can help enhance your organization’s strategy. Podcast Production provided by Arches Audio: https://archesaudio.com
47 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
Ep. 153: Employee Lifecycle Survey Best Practices
The need to hire, retain, and motivate employees has never been more vital to the success of organizations. During this episode we will discuss the strategic advantages of using employee lifecycle surveys to measure the key factors that contribute to a great onboarding experience and understand the main reasons for why employees leave. Join DecisionWise COO, David Long, and VP of Consulting Services, Charles Rogel, as they review several employee lifecycle survey best practices based on years of experience working with hundreds of clients.
55 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Ep. 152: Employee Engagement Survey Action Planning Best Practices
Once employee survey feedback is collected, there are several ways to use the data to promote organizational change and improve employee engagement. DecisionWise COO, David Long, and VP of Consulting Services, Charles Rogel, will review several best-practice action planning approaches based on years of experience working with hundreds of clients. Topics addressed during this session include: • How to define your organization employee engagement strategy and best action-planning approach • The differences between enterprise-wide, department, and team-level action planning • How to form an employee action planning committee • How to shift ownership and accountability from HR to leaders throughout the organization • Best-practice frameworks and templates to facilitate action planning
57 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Ep. 151: Employee Engagement Best Practices for 2022
One question to consider as you think about whether to put effort and investment into employee engagement: “Is engagement worth the effort and investment we put into it?” The short answer to this question is “yes,” but depending on the type of organization you are, engagement may be more critical or less critical to your success. During this podcast we’ll share the best methods for preparing, administering, and rolling out the results from your employee engagement survey based on over 20 years of experience conducting surveys around the world. We’ll also identify the most common mistakes organizations make when conducting an employee engagement survey and how to avoid them.
13 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Ep. 150: How Managers Can Better Recognize Employees
Everybody likes to be acknowledged for a job well done. We all like to feel validated and yet, many managers are reluctant to give recognition. Why is this? If we recognize someone for the things they are doing, it increases their discretionary effort. They’re more highly engaged and they know how to produce faster because they’ve gotten feedback that what they’ve done is right, and they want to do it even more and more. Learn more about these concepts and ideas on giving recognition in this insightful conversation.
47 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Ep. 149: 360 Degree Feedback Insights and Analytics
What can 360 Degree Feedback tell us about our workforce? Join us as we share the trends and patterns we’ve seen from combing through millions of survey results. Learn how you can harness this power for your organization.
18 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Ep. 148: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace
In this episode, Matt Wride and Charles Rogel discuss one of DecisionWise’s core leadership competencies: Psychological Safety. They'll dive into the academic research around psychological safety and explore how the concept has played out over time in the professional workplace. They'll also share stories and give best practices on how to foster a feeling of psychological safety on your team.
18 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Ep. 147: Developing Others
In this podcast episode, DecisionWise VP of Assessment and Sr. Consultant Dave Long discusses the topic of developing others. Often managers tend to shy away from growth conversations with their employees because it’s either not convenient or there isn’t a promotional opportunity immediately available. But our research shows that the more often you are able to have these conversations, the more likely employees are to be engaged in their jobs and less likely to leave. The key is finding the right balance between burnout and boredom; where an employee is engaged in meaningful work with growth opportunities but not so busy that they become overwhelmed. Learn about these ideas and other common challenges with developing others in this insightful conversation.
15 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Ep. 146: Promoting A Sense Of Meaning
In this Engaging People Podcast episode: Promoting a Sense of Meaning, we discuss practical ideas and suggestions that you can implement as a manager (and on an organizational level) to help employees engage and connect them to the work they do. Read our blog, Meaning: Your Work Has Purpose Beyond the Work Itself (https://decision-wise.com/meaning-your-work-has-purpose-beyond-the-work-itself/)
45 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Ep. 145: Emerging Trends in HR for 2022
In this episode, Matt Wride and Christian Nielson discuss where the HR industry is headed with technology and navigating new challenges for a modern workforce.
11 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Ep. 144: Creating A Sense of Connection At Work
In this Engaging People Podcast episode, DecisionWise VP of Consulting, Christian Nielson discusses the topic of creating a connection at work. Connection is a sense of belonging and feeling like we’re part of something bigger than ourselves; a team, an organization, a mission. We have such a strong need for connection as human beings that some will even forgo physiological needs to reach it. In fact, connection consistently shows up as the #1 driver of engagement in our surveys. When we feel like we belong, we tend to bring our best ideas to our work. Learn more about how to create a sense of connection on a social level, but also connecting employees to the vision and mission of your organization. For more on employee engagement, visit: https://decision-wise.com/
21 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Ep. 143: How To Be a Problem-Solving Leader
On this episode of the podcast, Matthew Wride and Charles Rogel continue our discussion around manager best practices, focusing on problem-solving. They touch on: - How to identify the root cause of a problem before jumping to a solution. - Having a competency-based culture where behaviors are measured and improved upon. - Myths and common misconceptions associated with problem-solving. - Creating a roadmap by working backward from the ideal state to your current state.
55 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Ep. 142: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Developing a Clear Roadmap
During this podcast, we’ll share the latest DecisionWise employee survey research as well as tested best practices and stories from AAA National on how to map a clear DE&I strategy. We’ll answer the following questions: - What structural blind spots and policies exist in your organization that prevent action? - What are the myths and common misconceptions around diversity? - What are you doing to gain the support of your leadership? - What message is your company sending with the way it communicates about diversity? - How do you measure the impact of your DE&I initiatives to know if they are making a difference? To download the “DE&I Discussion Starter Questions” handout, visit: https://decision-wise.com/guide-dei-discussion-starter-questions/
14 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Ep. 141: Sara Blakely - Keeper of the Spanx Culture
In this episode, Matthew Wride and Christian Nielson meet together to discuss our first in a series of founder-based cultures. Our first case study will be on CEO and Founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely. Sara Blakely's journey to begin Spanx is an admirable combination of grit and determination. Most of all, Sara has built a company culture that embodies who she is as a person. Join us to learn about defining your company culture, aligning leadership expectations, and creating a culture that will last beyond those who created it.
52 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Ep. 140: 360 Feedback Coaching Best Practices in 2021
In this podcast, learn about the best methods for debriefing and coaching from the results of a 360-degree feedback survey. HR professionals will learn how to coach individuals, interpret individual and group reports, and guide the development planning and follow-up with participants.
16 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Ep. 139: Employee Voice And Listening (Rebroadcast)
In this episode, we discuss the concept of giving your employees a voice and truly listening to their ideas and concerns. - How do you create a culture of listening in your organization? - How can team members feel like they've been heard? - What are some practical tips a manager can follow to really facilitate good listening with their employees? We'll answer these questions and more in this insightful conversation.
18 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Ep. 138: How to Be An Effective Decision-Maker
On this episode of the podcast, Charles Rogel and Jefferson McClain continue our discussion around manager best practices, focusing on decision making. They'll touch on: - How decision-making capabilities are measured in a 360-degree assessment - How to improve your decision-making - Collaborative decisions vs. Assertive decisions - Empowerment of your team in decision-making
22 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Ep. 137: The What, How, and Why of Emotional Intelligence
Tune in to this episode to join Charles Rogel and Dave Long discuss the holy grail characteristic of leadership: EQ (Emotional Intelligence). They will be diving into the what, how, and why of Emotional Intelligence, including: 1. The definition of EQ 2. The why behind the importance of EQ 3. How to measure EQ 4. How to develop and improve EQ as an individual and as a leader
16 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Ep. 136: Battling the Bro Culture at Uber
In this episode, Matt Wride and Christian Nielson discuss a cautionary tale of the "bro culture" that existed at Uber, how the leadership of it's former CEO, Travis Kalanick contributed to it, and how it ultimately lead to his downfall. Learn what steps you can take as an HR leader to help ensure a more healthy and diverse culture exists at your organization.
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