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HR Stories Podcast - where the Lesson is in the Story
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HR Stories Podcast - where the Lesson is in the Story

Author: John Thalheimer and Chuck Simikian, SHRM-SCP

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Welcome to the HR Stories Podcast! Our Storytellers - John Thalheimer and Chuck Simikian founded HR Stories Podcast to help Human Resource Professionals and Business Owners learn the best practices of human resources management. Both are successful entrepreneurs who help businesses through human resources consulting, training, and coaching leaders. In the last year, they have coached and trained thousands of HR Professionals as, Business Owners, and Leaders to prepare them for the future. When the Coronavirus stopped America, John and Chuck wanted to share their knowledge. They realized that the stories they shared in their seminars were the perfect vehicle to teach the principles of human resources management. In short, there is a lesson in every story. John is the Founding Director of True Star Leadership™, which focuses on helping managers and leaders learn the principles of performance management. Chuck is the Founding Partner of Alliance HR Partners, which provides human resources consulting and training to businesses across the country. Together they have over 40 years navigating the challenges of human resources.
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In December 2020 an audio leaked with actor Tom Cruise yelling and screaming at his production crew because of their lack of following COVID-19 protocols. What makes this different is that Tom Cruise was not only an actor on set....he was technically their employer. As Executive Producer, this was his project and they were his employees.Chuck and John explore this situation, listening to a clip of Tom's rant and then exploring the implications in the workplace.Don't make the same mistake this company did. This episode of HR Stories Podcast is sponsored by www.GetHRHelpNow.com. They can provide consultation, coaching, and training for you and your team....virtually or live in-person.Have an HR Story to tell? We may feature it in an upcoming Podcast. Email mystory@HRStoriesPodcast.com
Ask any of your employees; co-workers matter. What they do? How they treat you? And what they say? In this episode's story, we learn how Ingrid Reeves's male co-workers created a hostile work environment through the language they used and their lack of concern about how their actions might impact her. WARNING!!: Language that would make your Mom blush....seriously, not joking....HR is not pretty sometimes! Don't make the same mistake this company did. This episode of HR Stories Podcast is sponsored by www.GetHRHelpNow.com. They can provide consultation, coaching, and training for you and your team....virtually or live in-person.Have an HR Story to tell? We may feature it in an upcoming Podcast. Email mystory@HRStoriesPodcast.com
It should be one of your happiest moments when the doctor tells you you are pregnant. And for Rosario Juarez, it was, yet she was afraid of how she would be treated at work. And for a good reason, the New York Times reported that over the last decade, tens of thousands of pregnancy discrimination cases have been filed. In this story, we learn what happens when Ms. Juarez tells her boss and how the company's missteps ended with one of the largest jury rewards in California's history.  Don't make the same mistake this company did. This episode of HR Stories Podcast is sponsored by www.GetHRHelpNow.com. They can provide consultation, coaching, and training for you and your team....virtually or live in-person.Have an HR Story to tell? We may feature it in an upcoming Podcast. Email mystory@HRStoriesPodcast.com
We all have to attend meetings, but what if you couldn’t understand what is said.  For the deaf community in the United States, this can be a daily occurrence.  In this episode, we tell the story of Mauricio Centeno and UPS Supply Chain Solutions and how all he wanted was to be treated equally.  Under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act require employers to provide individuals with a disability reasonable accommodations, not only so they can do their job but also so they can enjoy the certain benefits and privileges of employment.Don't make the same mistake this company did. This episode of HR Stories Podcast is sponsored by www.GetHRHelpNow.com. They can provide consultation, coaching, and training for you and your team....virtually or live in-person.Have an HR Story to tell? We may feature it in an upcoming Podcast. Email mystory@HRStoriesPodcast.com
An applicant walks in....you want to hire him...he has a beard...you say he has to shave it...he says no, because of his religion. What happens now?Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on religion. This includes refusing to accommodate an employee's sincerely held religious beliefs or practices. Understanding what that means and how Title VII protects personal religious expression can save you and your company a lot of money in legal fees. In this episode of the HR Stories Podcast, John and Chuck explore the Tale of the Beard and then break it down so you can learn from other's mistakes.Don't make the same mistake this company did. This episode of HR Stories Podcast is sponsored by www.GetHRHelpNow.com. They can provide consultation, coaching, and training for you and your team....virtually or live in-person.Have an HR Story to tell? We may feature it in an upcoming Podcast. Email mystory@HRStoriesPodcast.com
Organizations spend thousands of dollars hiring the best candidate only to lose them on the first day. In the Story of The Lost Employee, a new employee finds it hard to navigate his first day at a new job. John and Chuck discuss best practices for onboarding new employees and the differences small changes can make to engage your employee from day one.Don't make the same mistake this company did. If you need help, reach out to us at help@HRStoriesPodcast.com – We can provide consultation, coaching, and training for you and your team....virtually or live in-person.Have an HR Story to share? We may feature it in an upcoming Podcast. Email mystory@HRStoriesPodcast.com
Are you sure you are paying your employees correctly? In this week’s story, The Accidental Wage Thief Steals Cook Pay, we hear how misunderstanding the FLSA can cause big trouble for your organization. John Thalheimer and Chuck Simikian discuss how organizations can protect themselves against accidental wage theft by better understanding the difference between exempt and non-exempt. Don't make the same mistake this company did. If you need help, reach out to us at help@HRStoriesPodcast.com – We can provide consultation, coaching, and training for you and your team....virtually or live in-person.Have an HR Story to share? We may feature it in an upcoming Podcast. Email mystory@HRStoriesPodcast.com
Job Postings, Discrimination, and EEOC - oh my!What happens when a media company decides to forgo their own job posting, ignore a qualified applicant, and hire a younger applicant....with way less experience? Listen in on this weeks tale of woe from within the files of the EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.Don't make the same mistake this company did. If you need help, reach out to us at help@HRStoriesPodcast.com – We can provide consultation, coaching, and training for you and your team....virtually or live in-person.Have an HR Story to share? We may feature it in an upcoming Podcast. Email mystory@HRStoriesPodcast.com
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