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In episode 120 of “The JoyPowered® Workspace Podcast,” JoDee and Susan discuss the newest JoyPowered® book, The JoyPowered® Organization, with JoDee’s fellow authors Megan Nail and Jeremy York.
The JoyPowered® Organization is the fourth book in the JoyPowered® series, joining JoyPowered®, The JoyPowered® Family, and The JoyPowered® Team. This time, JoDee teamed up with two of her HR colleagues, friends, and fellow HR Indiana volunteers, Jeremy York and Megan Nail. While both books can really be for anyone, JoDee’s first book, JoyPowered®, was more personal, focused on how to create your own JoyPowered® workspace, while The JoyPowered® Organization is more about how you can empower not just yourself, but others around you to create a JoyPowered® organization.
Jeremy joins the show to share some of the concepts he wrote about in the book. People strategy is often forgotten when we’re looking at how to run our businesses and organizations, but people are the ones doing the work, so if we don’t have a strategy behind our people, we can’t get any of the other strategies completed. It’s also crucial to have diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and they really do have an effect on an organization’s bottom line! And in the talent shortage we’re experiencing, we need to understand that the employer doesn’t have the upper hand anymore – there’s a major need out there, and employees can easily find other jobs.
Megan calls in to discuss the areas covered in her chapters. To have a successful total rewards strategy, you need to understand what each employee truly values, because it may be different for different people. There are a lot of trends going on in compensation right now, like increases in incentive pay and a focus on pay equity. In benefits, the trends are a focus on mental health and ways to support caregivers. In employee development, we need to keep in mind that we’re living in a fast-paced world, and taking things in smaller timeframes instead of annual goals and performance evaluations is a good idea.
In this episode’s listener mail, a listener asks about how to handle profanity during staff meetings. In the news, JoDee and Susan discuss the effect of the pandemic on employees taking time off and the reasons you should encourage employees to take that time.
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