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181: Inside Twiddy & Company | Our Featured Workplace Champion

"In order to continue to attract the very best in terms of aggressive, talented people, we have to be seen as a place that promises not only excellence but also growth." –Clark Twiddy, CEO, Twiddy &  Company Guest: Clark Twiddy Company: Twiddy & Company Headquarters: Outer Banks, North Carolina Contact: www.twiddy.com  @TwiddyOBX Battling Tribal Movements: When the…
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The Workplace Afterpod | Bill Sandbrook, CEO, U.S. Concrete

How do you make a great hire? Sandbrook: "References count for me, references whom I trust. Because in that hour interview or whatnot, you can get some sense but you can't be 100%. You're not always a 100% in knowing that individual, what their work ethic is, how they really handle pressure, what their true,…
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The Workplace Afterpod | Chris Byers, CEO, Formstack

  How do you make a great hire? "We do a couple of things to enhance the hiring process. The one most important thing I think we do is about two years ago we began to document our culture. This was writing down what has turned into nine culture code statements that really we believe…
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159: One Integrated Culture | Nancy Contillo, Chief People Officer, Carousel Industries

Fast-growing IT services firm Carousel Industries completed its acquisition of IT rival Atrion last fall, aiming to become a $1 billion company. However, for Carousel's Chief People Officer, Nancy Contillo, the deal-making was only the merger's kickoff, and the creation of a single integrated workforce would take place over the months ahead. Join us when…
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158: The Elements of a Performance Culture: Collaborate, Innovate, Drive

It's no secret that the IT infrastructure and applications business is experiencing hypergrowth these days. And few technology business leaders are more focused on making the appropriate investments to scale their businesses than those who compete inside the managed services realm. Join us when AHEAD CEO Dan Adamany explains how "cultural fit" is now top-of-mind…
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151: Making Hiring Your Business Growth Priority | Jim VanSteenhouse, CEO, InterLinc Mortgage

It is often the small bits of information that our guests share that help us to render a more complete picture of their growing business. In the case of Jim VanSteenhouse, one of those small bits was the estimate that he writes close to 3,000 thank-you and congratulatory notes a month. Join us as Jim reveals the leadership and…
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134: Inside Seven Corners | Our Featured Workplace Champion

Indianapolis, Indiana—As companies grow and advance beyond their entrepreneurial roots, talent often becomes a major growth hurdle. To meet the demands of an expanding workforce, firms must steadily enhance their talent best practices. Join us when Justin Tysdal, Cofounder, Seven Corners, explains how talent became the primary path for opening a new chapter of growth for the…
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130: When Talent and Capital Are Priority One | Ray Rothrock, CEO, RedSeal

Having invested in 53 companies including over a dozen cybersecurity ventures, Ray Rothrock took on the CEO role at RedSeal confident that he could redirect the company's security offerings to a more fruitful opportunity.  Three years later the career venture capitalist appears to have done just that having returned RedSeal to profitability and year-over-year growth.…
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121: Inside Worldwide Supply | Our Featured Workplace Champion

The loss of a prized employee frequently sounds the alarm inside middle-market firms, where properly boarding new hires can take many months. Join us when Jay Van Orden, CEO of Worldwide Supply, shares his middle-market mind-set and explains why each month the firm allots a percentage of its gross profits to employees. Workplace Champions Episode:…
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117: Coast to Coast Named Workplace Champion

Few middle-market business leaders can match the passion that Rick Roussin has regularly injected into his workforce during the past 30 years. Join us when Rick traces the history of Coast to Coast Computer Products and shares the guiding principles that have shaped his talent-minded leadership. From Brett’s Strategy Notes: Overpay “And one of those…
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