The HR Power Hour

The HR Power Hour HR Power Hour is about all things in the Human Resource world. This covers a lot of ground which means we’ll enjoy a variety of guests and topics.

HR POWER HOUR with Hosts David Ciullo and Tawny Alvarez HR Power Hour is about all things in the Human Resource world. We hope you’ll tune in as Tawny and David provide listeners with useful information geared toward helping decision-makers with valuable insight into why Human Resource Management is critical to business success and why it matters to them. Catch HR Power Hour in three ways: Every Saturday at 10-11am (EST) on News Talk WLOB, 1310 AM and 100.5 FM Streaming live on wlobradio.com, Download from the website hrpowerhour.com Presented by Career Management Associates 465 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, 207-780-1125 and Verrill One Portland Square, Portland, ME 04101, 207-774-4000 ____________________________________________________ David Ciullo David Ciullo is the President of Career Management Associates a 20+ year old HR Services firm based in Northern New England. He is also the talk show host of the HR Power Hour, a national HR focused radio show currently streaming worldwide from the Newstalk WLOB studios in Portland ME. In 2012 David was elected President of the Lincolnshire International an Arbora Global Company and also continues to serve on its Board of Directors. Prior to CMA, David has over 25 years of experience as an executive for some of the largest corporations in the US, including American Eagle Outfitters, Pacific Sunwear, and Levi Strauss. His extensive business management, sales, and human resource experience has built a solid foundation for his ability to chart the right course for CMA’s clients. As a speaker, David provides positive, energetic and fun keynote and seminar presentations on a variety of relevant and current topics. David graduated from Norwich University with a BS degree in Business Administration, a minor in management, and had four years of ROTC in the Norwich Corp of Cadets. David is also certified in Creative Training Techniques, is an Eagle Scout, a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and an avid sports enthusiast. Tawny Alvarez Tawny prides herself on helping clients comply with the law while simultaneously creating an amazing place to work. She centers her practice on the understanding that the employment landscape is ever-changing and organizations do not have the time or resources to keep abreast of all these changes—from medical (and recreational) marijuana’s effect on drug testing to the effect of social networking in the workplace, including the effect of the use of mobile devices on wage and hour issues. In this evolving landscape, Tawny recognizes that for companies to remain profitable and successful they must be proactive, not merely reactive, to these issues. As many of these issues are swiftly evolving, Tawny prides herself on keeping current on these developments in the workplace and is skilled at crafting cost-effective solutions for adapting to them. She sensibly recognizes that one-size representation does not fit all, and focuses her practice on providing creative, cost-effective, and individualized labor and employment counseling and representation to clients while maintaining the culture that they have worked so hard to construct.

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This week on the HR Power Hour join host David Ciullo and Ron Thurston Author and VP of Stores at INTERMX.On this episod...
02/25/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

This week on the HR Power Hour join host David Ciullo and Ron Thurston Author and VP of Stores at INTERMX.

On this episode we discuss Ron’s book Retail Pride; The Guide to Celebrating Your Accidental Career.

Want to accelerate your potential and grow your career? Listen to David and Ron discuss straightforward and practical tips for developing your talents, connecting with customers and building your leadership skills.

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Episode Topic: This week on the HR Power Hour join host David Ciullo and Ron Thurston Author and VP of Stores at INTERMX. On this episode we discuss Ron’s book Retail Pride; The Guide to Celebrating

On this week’s HR Power Hour, success feels great, but we learn the most from our failures. Whether the failure is large...
02/18/2021

On this week’s HR Power Hour, success feels great, but we learn the most from our failures. Whether the failure is large or small, the growth potential that comes with the experience provides an opportunity for future success.

In this episode, we have a replay of Robert Baldacci discussing his work with Baldacci Consulting Group, his experiences in the restaurant industry (both in a well-known family-owned restaurant and as a franchisee), and the lessons that he has learned throughout his business career that are helpful generally, and to businesses as they pivot operations and plans amidst pandemic concerns.

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Ever wonder if your business needs a Board of Directors? The fact is that there are many different types of Boards as we...
02/15/2021
Everything Owners Need to Know About Boards - HR Power Hour

Ever wonder if your business needs a Board of Directors? The fact is that there are many different types of Boards as well as many different reasons to create one to help your business, and yes yourself.

This week on the HR Power Hour, join host David Ciullo and Colleen McCracken, a Strategic Business Advisor, discuss Everything Owners Need to Know About Boards and why you should get clear guidance when making this critical decision.

Ever wonder if your business needs a Board of Directors? The fact is that there are many different types of Boards as well as many different reasons to create one to help your business, and yes yourself. This week on the HR Power Hour, join host D...

Ever wonder if your business needs a Board of Directors? The fact is that there are many different types of Boards as we...
02/11/2021

Ever wonder if your business needs a Board of Directors? The fact is that there are many different types of Boards as well as many different reasons to create one to help your business, and yes yourself.

This week on the HR Power Hour, join host David Ciullo and Colleen McCracken, a Strategic Business Advisor, discuss Everything Owners Need to Know About Boards and why you should get clear guidance when making this critical decision.

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This Week on the HR Power Hour: As employers, we are focusing significant time and energy on Diversity Equity and Inclus...
02/04/2021

This Week on the HR Power Hour: As employers, we are focusing significant time and energy on Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives.

Do we have the right people in the right positions? Do our policies appropriately set forth our commitment to these initiatives? But has your organization given thought to the fact that who you lease or rent property from could be a reflection on your business's commitment to DEI?

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny as she talks to James W. Dinkle, Executive Director of the Kennebec Regional Development Authority/FirstPark in Oakland Maine about the importance of community and the location in which you are starting or relocating your business and the questions you should ask when you are assessing whether the business community appropriately reflects your organization's DEI initiatives.

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Listen to the HRPH the Following Ways!-On 100.5FM-Online at HRPowerHour.com-On your Favorite Podcast appshttps://conta.c...
02/01/2021

Listen to the HRPH the Following Ways!

-On 100.5FM
-Online at HRPowerHour.com
-On your Favorite Podcast apps

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This week on the HR Power Hour join host David Ciullo and Coleen Greco founder of Reset Refuel Renew. In this episode, w...
01/28/2021

This week on the HR Power Hour join host David Ciullo and Coleen Greco founder of Reset Refuel Renew.

In this episode, we discuss the three pillars for optimal health.

Today more than ever organizations are looking to help their employees succeed. Coleen and David discuss how virtual personal training, nutrition coaching, and mindset coaching properly designed can help you discover JOY and improve your performance at work and in life.

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This week on HR Power Hour: Employers have spent much of the last year focusing on employee health and well-being; empha...
01/21/2021

This week on HR Power Hour: Employers have spent much of the last year focusing on employee health and well-being; emphasizing the creation of a healthy work environment to minimize the spread of the virus in the workplace.

Some employers have taken that focus a step further, to make sure that during this difficult time employee’s mental health is also being looked after.

Join Lindy Graham, LCSW and Founder of Well Space Maine and [email protected] and Celine Frueh, Human Resources Director at Allagash Brewing Co. as they discuss the partnership the two organizations have entered into to remove barriers that employees may traditionally experience when seeking mental health counseling and care.

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This week on HR Power Hour: We all know the importance of workers’ compensation insurance but how does it relate to the ...
01/14/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

This week on HR Power Hour: We all know the importance of workers’ compensation insurance but how does it relate to the current pandemic and COVID-19?

In some states, what is known as a presumption has been instituted, resulting in certain classes of employees who become sick as being presumed to have contracted the virus at work. How does this work and what implications are created? What does it mean and what things should HR Professionals have at top of mind when thinking about workers' compensation during the pandemic?

Join Elizabeth Connellan Smith, Labor and Employment Attorney at Verrill to find out the answers to these questions and more. That’s next week on the HR Power Hour.

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Episode Topic: This week on HR Power Hour: We all know the importance of workers’ compensation insurance but how does it relate to the current pandemic and COVID-19? In some states, what is known as a

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01/12/2021
Helping Employees Meet New Year’s Resolutions - HR Power Hour

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This week on HR Power Hour, new year, new you. Despite the pandemic, as in past years, many employees are likely at the beginning journeys of new year’s resolutions. When those resolutions involve health and wellbeing, often bringing a professiona...

This week on HR Power Hour, new year, new you. Despite the pandemic, as in past years, many employees are likely at the ...
01/07/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

This week on HR Power Hour, new year, new you. Despite the pandemic, as in past years, many employees are likely at the beginning journeys of new year’s resolutions. When those resolutions involve health and wellbeing, often bringing a professional in helps employees stay on track and accountable, helping them to achieve their goals.

And what do healthy employees make? Usually happier and more engaged employees and what does that mean for your organization—well I don’t think any of us have argued that engagement is negative.

Join Verrill co-host Tawny Alvarez as she speaks with Shelby Turcotte, founder, owner, and trainer at Shelby Trained for a discussion on helping employees meet their health and well-ness related goals and his “Simplementation System” for success.

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Episode Topic: This week on HR Power Hour, new year, new you. Despite the pandemic, as in past years, many employees are likely at the beginning journeys of new year’s resolutions. When those resoluti

This week on the HR Power Hour we have a replay of Christopher Littlefield, International and TedX Speaker and founder o...
12/31/2020
This week's HR Power Hour Show

This week on the HR Power Hour we have a replay of Christopher Littlefield, International and TedX Speaker and founder of beyondthankyou.com discusses his new book 75+ Team Building Activities for Remote Teams.

As an expert in employee appreciation, workplace culture and relationship building, Chris joins us from Chilie to provide you practical immediate tips that can make a difference in engaging your remote teams.

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Episode Topic: This week on the HR Power Hour we have a replay of Christopher Littlefield, International and TedX Speaker and founder of beyondthankyou.com discusses his new book 75+ Team Building Act

This week on HR Power Hour we have a replay of, Tawny Alvarez and Nancy Marshall of Marshall Communications for a discus...
12/23/2020
This week's HR Power Hour Show

This week on HR Power Hour we have a replay of, Tawny Alvarez and Nancy Marshall of Marshall Communications for a discussion on how individual leaders can stay relevant during COVID-19 by focusing on personal branding.

Prior to the pandemic, the ability to personally brand has taken many forms of in-person interactions off the table, how do individuals stay relevant and memorable when social distancing and remote connections are the new norm?

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Episode Topic: This week on HR Power Hour we have a replay of, Tawny Alvarez and Nancy Marshall of Marshall Communications for a discussion on how individual leaders can stay relevant during COVID-19

This week on the HR Power Hour, join David Ciullo and Joe Hart President/CEO of Dale Carnegie & Associates.On this episo...
12/18/2020
This week's HR Power Hour Show

This week on the HR Power Hour, join David Ciullo and Joe Hart President/CEO of Dale Carnegie & Associates.

On this episode we discuss the Importance of Culture and Resilience especially with the challenge of both the onsite and virtual workplace of today. We also discuss tips and strategies to reduce stress and support productivity as well as how to engage employees in this new hybrid workplace.

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Episode Topic: This week on the HR Power Hour, join David Ciullo and Joe Hart President/CEO of Dale Carnegie & Associates. On this episode we discuss the Importance of Culture and Resilience especiall

This week on the HR Power Hour, join David Ciullo and Jim Edholm Founder of Business Benefits Inc.On this episode, we di...
12/10/2020
This week's HR Power Hour Show

This week on the HR Power Hour, join David Ciullo and Jim Edholm Founder of Business Benefits Inc.

On this episode, we discuss Healthcare Benefit Strategies in 2021. There may be a Brightside to COVID-19, and it may happen in an unusual place -Healthcare Benefits. According to Jim, this could be the best time in years for an employer to consider new funding options for their health care benefit program.

Both you and the employees can save money. That's on the next HR Power Hour.

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Episode Topic: This week on the HR Power Hour, join David Ciullo and Jim Edholm Founder of Business Benefits Inc. On this episode we discuss Healthcare Benefit Strategies in 2021.There may be a Bright

This week on the HR Power Hour join host David Ciullo and Debra Weiss Ford the Managing Partner at Jackson Lewis.On this...
12/03/2020

This week on the HR Power Hour join host David Ciullo and Debra Weiss Ford the Managing Partner at Jackson Lewis.

On this episode we discuss the critical topic of doing Investigations in a Covid World.

How are you the leader or HR professional really going to do thorough and fair investigations without doing them in person? Deb and David talk about 10 rules for conducting effective workplace investigations even during a pandemic.

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Episode Topic:This week on HR Power Hour we have a replay of Tawny Alvarez and Asker Saeed, of Saeed Consulting LLC, dis...
11/25/2020
This week's HR Power Hour Show

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This week on HR Power Hour we have a replay of Tawny Alvarez and Asker Saeed, of Saeed Consulting LLC, discussing the steps organizations must undertake before instituting effective diversity and inclusion programs and why so many companies’ diversity and inclusion efforts are unsuccessful.

Specifically, in this episode we will discuss the impediments that already exist in many companies that disrupt the ability to maintain a diverse culture and interfere with inclusion, as well as why companies are failing (or refusing) to hold themselves accountable when their diversity or inclusion undertakings are unsuccessful.

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Episode Topic: This week on HR Power Hour we have a replay of Tawny Alvarez and Asker Saeed, of Saeed Consulting LLC, discussing the steps organizations must undertake before instituting effective div

Episode Topic:What do Maine's recent election results (at the local, state, and federal level) mean for Maine businesses...
11/19/2020

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What do Maine's recent election results (at the local, state, and federal level) mean for Maine businesses?

What should companies keep at the top of mind for the first quarter of 2021 and the future? How will the results effect the next Maine legislative cycle as well as what changes can we expect to see at a national level in 2021?

Join Tawny Alvarez for a dynamic discussion with Maine Street Solutions Managing Principal Mike Saxl, and Government Affairs Specialist Bobby Reynolds, for answers to these questions and more.

That's on the next HR Power Hour.

* The views expressed by today's guests are the guests alone and do not reflect the views of the hosts, the hosts' employers, sponsors, advertisers, the station, or the network.

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11/12/2020

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This week on the HR Power Hour, join David Ciullo and Matt Hollister CEO of Business Benefits Inc.On this episode we dis...
11/12/2020

This week on the HR Power Hour, join David Ciullo and Matt Hollister CEO of Business Benefits Inc.

On this episode we discuss Why a “Virtual PEO” May Be a Better Option for employers or small businesses especially in today’s challenging environment.

We take you from the beginning of what is a PEO, its benefits and challenges, and what your options could be. This quick Q&A conversation provides you all the necessary info to understand and make the right decision.

That’s on the next HR Power Hour.

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This week on the HR Power Hour, join David Ciullo as he speaks with Nadra and Rob Edgerley, Owners of three small busine...
11/05/2020

This week on the HR Power Hour, join David Ciullo as he speaks with Nadra and Rob Edgerley, Owners of three small businesses in Maine (Nadra Photography Inc., Maine Life Real Estate, Dale Carnegie Maine).

In this episode, we discuss the Real Small Business Lessons from 2020. With 4 teenage children, 1 dog, 1 cat, and 10 chickens at home and 3 small businesses to run, Nadra and Rob provide inspiring lessons on how to reduce stress as well as retrain and re-engage employees through the use of the Dale Carnegie principals in your personal and professional life.

That’s on the next HR Power Hour.

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This week on HR Power Hour, the presidential election is days away. Are you up to date on the laws that effect employers...
10/29/2020

This week on HR Power Hour, the presidential election is days away. Are you up to date on the laws that effect employers during election season?

Do you need to pay employees who miss work as they stand in long lines waiting to vote? Must you permit employees to take time away from work in order to vote? Should you be concerned if an employee waits in line for hours during a pandemic and isn’t wearing a mask or social distancing?

Voting during a pandemic leads to all types of questions from employers about what they can and cannot do. On this episode of HR Power Hour we talk to employment attorney Elizabeth Johnston of Verrill about the do’s and don’ts that employers should keep at the top of mind during election season.

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This week on the HR Power Hour, Jim Reidy, Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group at Sheehan Phinney, discusses imp...
10/22/2020

This week on the HR Power Hour, Jim Reidy, Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group at Sheehan Phinney, discusses important Tips on Managing a Remote Workforce.

This isn’t our Fathers Workplace! It’s a brave new world. Home used to be a separate refuge from work. Now because of advances in technology, public health issues, and changes in how we view work, the home is where work happens.

Listen to your host David Ciullo and Jim, discuss how we can properly manage remote relationships on the next HR Power Hour.

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This week on HR Power Hour join Tawny Alvarez and Ben Ford, attorney and partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Gr...
10/15/2020

This week on HR Power Hour join Tawny Alvarez and Ben Ford, attorney and partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Verrill.

In this episode we discuss the recent White House Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping and the effect that it does (and will) have on the content set forth in the company’s diversity and inclusion training as well as implicit bias training.

We will discuss the effect that the Order has on federal contractors and the penalties that are set forth in the order should a company fail to take the required actions.

Woven into this discussion is recent reports of DOL letters received from some of the country’s largest employers concerning Title VII obligations as they relate to the organization’s commitment to hiring and recruiting individuals of color in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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That’s on the next HR Power Hour.

This week on the HR Power Hour, we have a replay of John Brubaker, aka Coach Bru, discusses the sequel to his last best-...
10/08/2020

This week on the HR Power Hour, we have a replay of John Brubaker, aka Coach Bru, discusses the sequel to his last best-selling book, Stadium Status.

Beyond Stadium Status takes you on a behind the scenes journey into what it takes to elevate and separate your brand in today’s crowded and commoditized environment.

He also discusses his new clothing line “Chin UP Chest Out” which supports mental health awareness. That’s on the next HR Power Hour.

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This week on HR Power Hour join Tawny Alvarez and Nancy Marshall of Marshall Communications for a discussion on how indi...
10/01/2020

This week on HR Power Hour join Tawny Alvarez and Nancy Marshall of Marshall Communications for a discussion on how individual leaders can stay relevant during COVID-19 by focusing on personal branding.

Prior to the pandemic, the ability to personally brand has taken many forms of in-person interactions off the table, how do individuals stay relevant and memorable when social distancing and remote connections are the new norm?

Answers to those questions and more on the next HR Power Hour!

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Next on the HR Power Hour, Christopher Littlefield, International, and TedX Speaker and founder of beyondthankyou.com di...
09/23/2020

Next on the HR Power Hour, Christopher Littlefield, International, and TedX Speaker and founder of beyondthankyou.com discusses his new book 75+ Team Building Activities for Remote Teams.

As an expert in employee appreciation, workplace culture, and relationship building, Chris joins us from Chilie to provide you practical immediate tips that can make a difference in engaging your remote teams.

That’s on the next HR Power Hour.

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HR POWER HOUR with Hosts David Ciullo and Tawny Alvarez

HR Power Hour is about all things in the Human Resource world. This covers a lot of ground which means we’ll enjoy a variety of guests and topics. We hope you’ll tune in as Tawny and David provide listeners with useful information geared toward helping decision-makers with valuable insight into why Human Resource Management is critical to business success and why it matters to them.

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