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TALKING ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH AXEL NEFF!

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On this episode Ricky and JC connect with Axel Neff, formerly of VK & Telegram. Axel shares his experiences helping build VK (VKontakte) and Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service.  Crowd sourcing projects, crypto currency prizes and ethical differences with the CEO regarding the future of the product, Axel tells his story in his own words.

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN FLORIDA!

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On Monday March 18, 2019 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that makes smokable medical marijuana legal in the Sunshine State. Ricky and JC discuss how Florida employers should prepare for this uncharted territory.

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HR IS NOT YOUR FRIEND! OR IS IT?

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Ricky and JC discuss HR issues at Microsoft Corporation as outlined in the Fortune Magazine article called “HR is Not Your Friend. Here is Why.”

http://fortune.com/2018/02/16/microsoft-hr-problem-metoo/

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WORKPLACE COMPLAINTS!

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On this episode Ricky and JC talk about handling common complaints filed in HR. But what happens when you come across an “uncommon” complaint?

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INTER-OFFICE RELATIONSHIPS & LOVE CONTRACTS

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Love is in the air….. And if you’re not careful, so will complaints of conflict of interest as flowers, cards, and chocolate make their yearly rounds at the office this Valentines Day. Ricky and JC talk about inter-office relationships and what to do when employees focus a little too much on the “H” in HR.

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HR TECH VENDORS & STORY TELLING

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As organizations turn to technology to get an edge over the competition, navigating through crucial data is becoming more of an art form than a scientific equation. How do you make sense of terabytes of data? You tell stories!

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TALKING LABOR AND RACE RELATIONS WITH SPECIAL GUEST JASON GREER!

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On this episode JC and Ricky connect with the founder and President of Greer Consulting, Inc. (GCI), Jason Greer. As a nationally renowned labor relations consultant, Jason is recognized as a Labor Relations expert by major national publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. Highly rated CBS, ABC and Clear Channel Network stations in top markets across America including New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Portland, and Cincinnati have all called upon Jason Greer’s expertise. Jason is also the author of “People Matter Most,” with became a #1 best selling book on Amazon.com.

You can learn more about Jason at www.greerconsultinginc.com or follow him on twitter @LaborDiversity

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5 WAYS HR DIRECTORS SCREW UP! WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVID MIKLAS

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On this episode JC and Ricky speak with David Miklas on the different ways HR directors get in trouble. Mr. Miklas is the managing attorney of the Law Office of David Miklas, P.A. For 20 years he has practiced all types of labor and employment law exclusively representing Florida employers, including both private employers, as well as Florida municipalities. He is the co-author of one of the country’s leading legal Treatise on Employment Law in Florida, has written hundreds of employment law articles, including a LexisNexis Expert Commentary in his field of work.  For seventeen years, he was a contributing author for The Developing Labor Law book. Mr. Miklas a member of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, has previously served on the Florida Bar Labor & Employment Law Section’s Wage and Hour Administration Liaison subcommittee. He has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers since 2009 and he is a frequent employment law presenter and is a nationally recognized speaker and an invited guest lecturer addressing employment law and human resource issues with over thirty universities.

Mr. Miklas can be reached at www.MiklasEmploymentLaw.com




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TALKING HR WITH AMANDA BRUNSON!

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On this episode of HR Talk! JC and Ricky connect with Amanda Brunson. Amanda is an HR Young Professional and is still fairly new to the HR profession. She works for a rapidly growing consulting firm in Orlando as their HR Generalist. Amanda is an active SHRM member and is heavily involved in volunteering in various capacities. She is currently on the SHRM Young Professional Advisory Council and she is the Communications & Marketing Director for the Greater Orlando SHRM chapter.

A few other facts about Amanda: She earned her SHRM-CP credentials earlier this year, she is originally from West Virginia, and she is a huge fan of everything Disney. In fact, her favorite quote of all time is by Walt Disney: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

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