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

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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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On this episode of HR Power Hour, join host Tawny Alvarez as she talks to WeMaax Consulting Founder & CEO Mary Axelsen a...
06/10/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join host Tawny Alvarez as she talks to WeMaax Consulting Founder & CEO Mary Axelsen about CARE Change Framework and the work that WeMaax Consulting does in the Change Leadership arena.

From coaching circles to one-on-one leadership development programs on this episode we will discuss how organizations and leaders can bring their leadership team to the next level and how WeMaax helps leaders overcome many of the self-created impediments to change.

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Episode Topic: On this episode of HR Power Hour, join host Tawny Alvarez as she talks to WeMaax Consulting Founder & CEO Mary Axelsen about CARE Change Framework and the work that WeMaax Consulting do

If the healthcare system were an emperor, Covid-19 tragically revealed that it had no clothes.In his new book, Care Afte...
06/03/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

If the healthcare system were an emperor, Covid-19 tragically revealed that it had no clothes.

In his new book, Care After Covid, Dr. Shantanu Nundy―Chief Medical Officer of Accolade, lays out a comprehensive plan to transform healthcare.

Listen as CMA host David Ciullo and DR Nundy provides action items leaders and HR professionals can do right now to help their employees and their organizations navigate the medical minefield today.

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Episode Topic: If the healthcare system were an emperor, Covid-19 tragically revealed that it had no clothes. In his new book, Care After Covid, Dr. Shantanu Nundy―Chief Medical Officer of Accolade, l

At a time in which alcohol and drug abuse is on the rise, are you or someone in your company in a position to identify w...
05/27/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

At a time in which alcohol and drug abuse is on the rise, are you or someone in your company in a position to identify when an employee is under the influence of an impairing substance?

Whether your organization has a drug testing policy, has federal contracts, has employees driving vehicles or operating heavy equipment, each may play a role in your legal obligations, but what about your general obligations to keep your work environment—and the people in your work environment—safe.

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny as she talks to Scot Mattox, Esq. CEO of Dirigo Safety, LLC about identifying impairment in the workplace and the services that Dirigo Safety, LLC offers to companies to help educate leaders as to best practices related to safety and health concerning drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

From identifying signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug overdoses and impairment, appropriate elements to include in your impairment policies, and understanding the ever-changing and evolving “lingo” about drugs, this is a can’t miss episode.

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Episode Topic: At a time in which alcohol and drug abuse is on the rise, are you or someone in your company in a position to identify when an employee is under the influence of an impairing substance?

Inclusion has become a buzzword, but what does organizational inclusion really mean in 2021.In this week's episode, CMA'...
05/20/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

Inclusion has become a buzzword, but what does organizational inclusion really mean in 2021.

In this week's episode, CMA's David Ciullo hosts Jodi Detjen, author of the new book The Next Smart Step: How to Overcome Gender Stereotypes and Build a Stronger Organization.

Jodi and David discuss immediate actions you can take to make it a reality in your organization.

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Episode Topic: Inclusion has become a buzzword but what does organizational inclusion really mean in 2021. In this week's episode, CMA’s David Ciullo hosts Jodi Detjen, author of the new book The Next

https://conta.cc/3odDbtq  Authenticity is key to having an inclusive work environment. But studies show that upwards of ...
05/15/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

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Authenticity is key to having an inclusive work environment. But studies show that upwards of 60% of your workforce is likely covering some aspect of themselves.

What is covering? Coined in 1963 by Erving Goffman, the use of the term covering is increasingly used today for when individuals manage or downplay their differences and aspects of their true identity in order to "fit in."

Examples of covering can include everything from hiding one's sexual orientation or group affiliations to altering their appearance and grooming habits.

On this episode of HR Power Hour join Tawny as she talks to Verrill Labor and Employment lawyer Liz Johnston as they talk about what covering in the workplace looks like, how it is sabotaging DEI plans, and the legal implications of covering in the workplace.

Episode Topic: Authenticity is key to having an inclusive work environment. But studies show that upwards of 60% of your workforce is likely covering some aspect of themselves. What is covering? Coine

Leaders need to have the courage and conviction to use the trust they have built in their organizations to pursue and in...
05/06/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

Leaders need to have the courage and conviction to use the trust they have built in their organizations to pursue and influence the rapid and difficult changes that are happening today.

Ryan Estis of ryanestis.com is a national speaker, consultant, coach and advisor who speaks with HRPH's host David Ciullo on the personal growth, innovation and leadership skills needed in 2021 and beyond https://conta.cc/3xQI4x0

Episode Topic: Leaders need to have the courage and conviction to use the trust they have built in their organizations to pursue and influence the rapid and difficult changes that are happening today.

Special Offer:For HR Power Hour Listeners OnlyWorkplace policies guide daily procedures, ensure compliance with laws, gu...
04/29/2021
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Workplace policies guide daily procedures, ensure compliance with laws, guide decision-making, and build mutual understanding among employees. Your workplace milk expression policy is an opportunity to set your intention around, and make known, your commitment to healthy families and communities.

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Ripped from the April 8, 2021 Headlines of the Bangor Daily News: “Readfield Woman says company rescinded job offer afte...
04/29/2021

Ripped from the April 8, 2021 Headlines of the Bangor Daily News: “Readfield Woman says company rescinded job offer after she sought breastfeeding accommodation”.

Would you like that story to be about your organization?

Did you know that there is an organization that can help employers nationwide with family-friend benefits, tools and an app that can minimize the risk, foster employee engagement, and improve your bottom line?

Join CMA’s host David Ciullo as he speaks with CEO and Founder Amy VanHaren of Pumpspotting to discuss How to Accommodate Breastfeeding in the Workplace: One Maine tech startup is helping employers with family-friendly benefits.

Special Offer:

For HR Power Hour Listeners Only

Workplace policies guide daily procedures, ensure compliance with laws, guide decision-making, and build mutual understanding among employees. Your workplace milk expression policy is an opportunity to set your intention around, and make known, your commitment to healthy families and communities.

A gift from your pals at pumpspotting, download this free, best-in-class sample today.

https://employers.pumpspotting.com/hr-power-hours

Ripped from the April 8, 2021 Headlines of the Bangor Daily News: “Readfield Woman says company rescinded job offer after she sought breastfeeding accommodation”.

Would you like that story to be about your organization?

Did you know that there is an organization that can help employers nationwide with family-friend benefits, tools and an app that can minimize the risk, foster employee engagement, and improve your bottom line?

Join CMA’s host David Ciullo as he speaks with CEO and Founder Amy VanHaren of Pumpspotting to discuss How to Accommodate Breastfeeding in the Workplace: One Maine tech startup is helping employers with family-friendly benefits.

Special Offer:

For HR Power Hour Listeners Only

Workplace policies guide daily procedures, ensure compliance with laws, guide decision-making, and build mutual understanding among employees. Your workplace milk expression policy is an opportunity to set your intention around, and make known, your commitment to healthy families and communities.

A gift from your pals at pumpspotting, download this free, best-in-class sample today.

https://employers.pumpspotting.com/hr-power-hours

2021 will be a great year if you #MoveForward and do the dedicated and focused work to make it happen. CMA’s David Ciull...
04/22/2021

2021 will be a great year if you #MoveForward and do the dedicated and focused work to make it happen.

CMA’s David Ciullo hosts John Brubaker, Speaker, Executive Coach, and Author of the new book Beyond Stadium Status in a practical and tip-filled discussion for all C-Suite, HR, and business leaders.

In addition, John gives an update on his clothing line Chin Up Chest Out and the difference it is making mental health awareness.

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2021 will be a great year if you #MoveForward and do the dedicated and focused work to make it happen.

CMA’s David Ciullo hosts John Brubaker, Speaker, Executive Coach, and Author of the new book Beyond Stadium Status in a practical and tip-filled discussion for all C-Suite, HR, and business leaders.

In addition, John gives an update on his clothing line Chin Up Chest Out and the difference it is making mental health awareness.

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Affinity groups, mentoring, sponsorship, in many organizations, employees will say, we have these programs, but they hav...
04/15/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

Affinity groups, mentoring, sponsorship, in many organizations, employees will say, we have these programs, but they have limited success. So how does an organization recognize the need for such a program, and even more so, how does an organization make it work?

In this episode of HR Power Hour, join host Tawny Alvarez of Verrill as she talks with Catherine Lamson, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at MEMIC as she discusses how the Million Women Mentors program acted as the catalyst for her and her team to create a mentoring program to emphasis STEM work within the insurance and provide MEMIC employees with an opportunity to connect with co-workers in a mentor/mentee fashion.

Catherine will discuss the successes and hiccups experienced in rolling-out MEMIC’s mentoring program in the midst of a pandemic and how the program has organically evolved to meet the needs of the MEMIC team, resulting in a tripling of program participants in the first year.

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Episode Topic: Affinity groups, mentoring, sponsorship, in many organizations, employees will say, we have these programs, but they have limited success. So how does an organization recognize the need

This week on the HR Power Hour, our guest is Ken Gronbach, author of the book Upside, Profiting from the Profound Demogr...
04/08/2021

This week on the HR Power Hour, our guest is Ken Gronbach, author of the book Upside, Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead.

Did you know that when it comes to understating trends in the world that demographers are around 80% right, and economists are only 30% right?

It's true, and you can learn why listening to CMA's David Ciullo host the discussion with Ken on why there is GREAT NEWS for HR and business professionals when it comes to hiring and talent in 2021. Get educated and enjoy the next HR Power Hour.

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This week on the HR Power Hour, our guest is Ken Gronbach, author of the book Upside, Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead.

Did you know that when it comes to understating trends in the world that demographers are around 80% right, and economists are only 30% right?

It's true, and you can learn why listening to CMA's David Ciullo host the discussion with Ken on why there is GREAT NEWS for HR and business professionals when it comes to hiring and talent in 2021. Get educated and enjoy the next HR Power Hour.

https://conta.cc/321TVJG

This week on HR Power Hour, we have a replay of new year, new you. Despite the pandemic, as in past years, many employee...
03/31/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

This week on HR Power Hour, we have a replay of 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, we have a replay of new year, new you. Despite the pandemic, as in past years, many employees are likely at the beginning journeys of new year’s resolutions.

This week on the HR Power Hour, the question of if Work-Life Balance being attainable is asked, and according to the aut...
03/25/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

This week on the HR Power Hour, the question of if Work-Life Balance being attainable is asked, and according to the author of the new book The Work-Life Balance Myth: Rethinking Your Optimal Balance for Success, there is no such thing. There are two important facts:

1) stress happens―you can't avoid it, and

2) your existence is composed of far more than "work" and "life."

The critical concept of seven slices in your life and how to have harmony with them is exactly what CMA's host David Ciullo discusses with author Dave McNeff.

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Episode Topic: This week on the HR Power Hour, the question of if Work-Life Balance being attainable is asked and according to the author of the new book The Work-Life Balance Myth: Rethinking Your Op

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny as she talks to Shawn O’Leary, Executive Vice President of Dirigo Safety, L...
03/18/2021
This week's HR Power Hour Show

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny as she talks to Shawn O’Leary, Executive Vice President of Dirigo Safety, LLC, about active shooter training and the importance of having a plan in place to respond to the aftermath of an attack.

Most employers think that it could never happen to them. Their organization is staffed with great people, and none of them would ever wish harm on their co-workers. In many situations, however, the threat is not from one of your employees but from a third party.

Have you recently performed a security assessment of your physical location, are your employees trained on how to respond to an active shooter incident, do you have a plan in place as to how to respond in the aftermath of such an event? Tawny and Shawn will discuss best practices in responding to all these concerns and how to keep employees as safe as possible should an active shooter event occur at your workplace.

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Episode Topic: On this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny as she talks to Shawn O’Leary, Executive Vice President of Dirigo Safety, LLC, about active shooter training and the importance of having a

LISTEN: Podcast of Brann & Isaacson and Career Management Associates' Latest Employment Law Update.Brann & Isaacson and ...
03/16/2021
An Update For Employers on Key New Workplace Developments - HR Power Hour

LISTEN: Podcast of Brann & Isaacson and Career Management Associates' Latest Employment Law Update.

Brann & Isaacson and Career Management Associates continue their Employment Law webinar series with a timely update for employers on some of the new key workplace developments in managing the pandemic and also addressing other pressing workplace issues.

Brann & Isaacson and Career Management Associates continue their Employment Law webinar series with a timely update for employers on some of the new key workplace developments in managing the pandemic and also addressing other pressing workpla...

This week on HR Power Hour, we look at how 2020 has changed our economy including the business trends of remote work, cu...
03/11/2021

This week on HR Power Hour, we look at how 2020 has changed our economy including the business trends of remote work, customer expectations, and the disruption of "norms."

In addition, we uncover the growth opportunities for business owners and cost reductions in 2021.

Join CMA host David Ciullo as he speaks with Chris Cynkar, Business Owner, Franchise Consultant, and Expense Reduction Expert, as we look at what business owners are planning this year.

https://conta.cc/3ez9O1R

This week on HR Power Hour, we look at how 2020 has changed our economy including the business trends of remote work, customer expectations, and the disruption of "norms."

In addition, we uncover the growth opportunities for business owners and cost reductions in 2021.

Join CMA host David Ciullo as he speaks with Chris Cynkar, Business Owner, Franchise Consultant, and Expense Reduction Expert, as we look at what business owners are planning this year.

https://conta.cc/3ez9O1R

On February 4, 2021, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021 was introduced by House and Senate Democrats...
03/04/2021

On February 4, 2021, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021 was introduced by House and Senate Democrats.

This legislation has been touted as the most significant reform of labor law in the United States since the Taft-Hartley Act and the 1935 Wagner Act—both World War II-era laws. Even if your work environment is not unionized, and thus labor concerns are not at the top of mind, the PRO Act has elements, which, if passed, will have significant impacts on your organization.

For those operating in a unionized environment, employers can expect to feel the substantial impact in the PRO Act (from union membership to replacement of striking workers) if passed.

In this episode of HR Power Hour, join Verrill Attorney Robert Brooks as he shares with Tawny the top ten aspects of the Act that employers should keep at the top of mind.

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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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