Ljnradio: Life Vs. Work

Synopsis

Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

Episodes

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Managing Caregivers (Pt. 2)

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Managing Caregivers (Pt. 2)

    26/02/2013 Duration: 09min

    In part two, we continue to discuss the considerations involved with managing caregivers, particularly talking about the benefits that come with a strong, understood balance of work and family. Overall, this is an area that has seen an increase in concern and awareness in recent years deals with employees who are caregivers in their homes. Once again Tim Muma is joined by Mara Levin, Partner and Co-Chair of the employment practice at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, who gives employers advice on their actions to prevent issues, protect their organizations and keep their business running smoothly. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Managing Caregivers (Pt. 1)

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Managing Caregivers (Pt. 1)

    26/02/2013 Duration: 18min

    Economic situations continue to make aspects of business and employment more difficult for both individuals and employers. An area that has seen an increase in concern and awareness in recent years deals with employees who are caregivers in their homes. Tim Muma is joined by Mara Levin, Partner and Co-Chair of the employment practice at Herrick, Feinstein LLP, who analyzes the escalated consciousness of caregivers and their place in the workplace. She also gives employers advice on their actions to prevent issues, protect their organizations and keep their business running smoothly. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Paid and Unpaid Sick Days

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Paid and Unpaid Sick Days

    20/02/2013 Duration: 20min

    Paid sick leave for employees isn't guaranteed in the United States, giving employers the opportunity to decide their own parameters in most cases. Erica Gamble, Assistant VP of Human Resources for Bank of America, talks about the factors that are weighed in determining paid sick leave, as well as the pros and cons of either decision. She also gives Tim Muma an idea of what might be some appropriate guidelines to follow to keep a business running smoothly. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Age Discrimination and Ways to Fight Against It

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Age Discrimination and Ways to Fight Against It

    20/02/2013 Duration: 23min

    Reports state that age discrimination does occur both in the workplace and during the hiring process, and many times, it's not necessarily a conscious act. Perceptions, experience and stereotypes may all play a role in the evaluation of an employee or prospective candidate. Kerry Hannon is the "Jobs Expert" for AARP and a contributing editor to Forbes magazine, as well as the writer for the "Second Verse" column for Forbes.com. Kerry discusses with Tim Muma the elements and factors that play a role in age discrimination. She also explains the challenges mature workers and job seekers face, while offering up some advice on how to fight against ageism. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Faith and Religion at Work

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Faith and Religion at Work

    01/02/2013 Duration: 27min

    It's a reality of life that people have certain beliefs or religious affiliations that play a large role in their lives. With such diversity in the workplace, it can be difficult to accommodate each employee whether you are the boss or a co-worker. Joyce Dubensky, CEO of Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, urges all involved to research, communicate and empathize with each other's differences, especially in the realm of personal beliefs and celebrations. She also talks with Tim Muma about some strategies and advice to keep everyone on the same page. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Staying Positive During the Job Search

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Staying Positive During the Job Search

    10/01/2013 Duration: 24min

    It's important to understand and accept that the mental side of the job search plays a large role in your success or failure when it comes to landing a new job - particularly if you're unemployed. Tim Muma chats with Gavin Redelman, Founder of RedStarResume, who describes a number of ways to help job seekers keep an optimistic outlook and positively impact their search. While some suggestions may seem like common sense, it's crucial for individuals to fully embrace their situation and commit to staying positive. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - An Introverts Challenges and Strengths

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - An Introvert's Challenges and Strengths

    07/01/2013 Duration: 27min

    In a world where extroversion is celebrated, admired and coveted - especially in the employment realm because they are seen as "go getters" - where does that leave the introverts? There's often a misunderstanding of what being an introvert means and that could affect the decisions of job seekers, employees and employers. Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, Ph.D., breaks down the world of introverts and the areas in which they actually thrive, as well as their struggles to land a job or fit into a company's culture. She also tells Tim Muma about some important keys that people across the employment spectrum should take away considering introverts potentially make up around half of the world's population. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Stopping Self-Doubt

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Stopping Self-Doubt

    02/01/2013 Duration: 25min

    The human psyche is a powerful, yet fragile entity that affects our personal and professional lives significantly. Thoughts of self-doubt at work can tremendously impact our emotions, performance and overall health in ways we don't often consider. Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D., discusses the various aspects of self-doubt and how it plays a role in the workplace. She also explains why self-doubt occurs, what it looks like at work, and how individuals can stop thinking this way or avoid falling into these traps at all. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - RelayRides: Peer-to-Peer Model

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - RelayRides: Peer-to-Peer Model

    15/12/2012 Duration: 26min

    A growing trend in the world of business plays off the ease of connecting with people across the globe quickly. The philosophy of peer-to-peer matches individuals with needs to individuals with the resources. Shelby Clark, Founder and Chief Community Officer of RelayRides, talks to Tim Muma about the keys to his business' success and how it all works together with Relay Rides and across this new dimension of consumerism. Shelby also discusses what impact might be felt and ways in which people can benefit across the board. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Finding Meaning at Work

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Finding Meaning at Work

    19/11/2012 Duration: 26min

    Engagement and motivation are buzzwords in the world of employment regarding many employees today. However, finding and feeling true meaning in what we do might be the secret to success in all things work-related, especially in terms of motivation. Psychologist Michelle Gielan joins Tim Muma to discuss the enormous impact other people have in our workplace lives, helping discover meaning and take pride in the things we do. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Cut the Clutter, Improve Performance

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Cut the Clutter, Improve Performance

    22/10/2012 Duration: 23min

    Most of us realize the importance of organization and a controlled work area, but few understand the overall affect clutter can have on our work and our minds. Papers and other items affect our ability to focus, work quickly and produce our best results. Tim Muma talks with Angela Wallace, president of the National Association of Professional Organizers about the details behind clutter's chaotic control at work, and the signs to watch out for. She also gives advice on getting your work area cleaned up and implementing strategies to stay organized and peaceful. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Burnout at Work

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Burnout at Work

    02/10/2012 Duration: 27min

    Job burnout is often mistaken for stress - in a way, yes, but worse. Although stress at work is one contributing factor, job burnout has its own causes and effects. Essentially, the extremes of the workplace are what brings about burnout - monotonous, boring work or overwhelming hopelessness - and it affects people's feelings of worth, competence and well-being. Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D., fills us in on the signs and symptoms of burnout and some guidelines for improving our overall well being as it relates to work-life balance. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Bullying at Work

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Bullying at Work

    02/10/2012 Duration: 27min

    Just as kids get bullied at school, people are subjected to many of the same behaviors and mind games in the workplace. Whether it's the employer or a peer, workplace bullying is more common than you might think, and it can have a serious impact in a number of ways. Dr. Jim Houran, psychologist and Managing Director for HVS, joins Tim Muma to examine the signs, consequences and possible solutions for all those involved in bullying at work. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Heart Healthy

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Heart Healthy

    19/09/2012 Duration: 26min

    Cardiologist Thomas Fenske discusses the affects of stress on the heart and why the day-to-day grind can be damaging. In an effort to help avoid suffering from heart problems, our guest gives us his expert opinion on how to take care of yourself when at the office and how to unwind after a day of work. The importance of rest and time management are important factors that can counteract the pressure of work and extra time completing projects. A big question is, how much responsibility should business take in keeping employees healthy? Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Comforts of Home

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Comforts of Home

    19/09/2012 Duration: 25min

    With all the advances in technology, working from home has become much more common in the 21st century. Large corporations, startups and local businesses have utilized the practice of allowing employees to complete some (if not all) of their work at home - provided they are actually productive. An Assurant executive states her positive reasons for allowing for work-at-home employees, while also pointing out its flaws. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

  • LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Emotional Stability

    LJNRadio: Life vs. Work - Emotional Stability

    05/09/2012 Duration: 27min

    Emotions can run high in a place of employment - terrific highs from success and terrible frustrations with failure. Many factors from work and home can negatively affect an employee, leading to emotional instability, unpredictable responses and an overall miserable time on the job. Mary Beth Wisniewski, Mental Health and Wellness Counselor at Cardinal Stritch University, joins us to examine the volatile emotions and behaviors that can damage the individual and the company. She will also give us some pointers in dealing with the strains of the work environment. Life vs. Work examines the delicate balance of running a business while ensuring the satisfaction of employees and management. From home life to health to time constraints, we consider what measures can be taken to understand the human side of human resources - and still be productive.

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