The All-In Employee Podcast

C.A. Short Company

The All-In Employee Podcast is a fun and exciting way to help businesses learn about the importance of employee recognition and engagement in today's ever-changing work culture. With our long-standing history, let us help you recruit, support, and sustain your employees through our knowledge of best practices. Contact us at cashort.com for more information on how we can help you! read less
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The Power of Intentional Employee Experiences with Kimberly Huffman of Dollar General
Jan 24 2024
The Power of Intentional Employee Experiences with Kimberly Huffman of Dollar General
Welcome to another episode of the C.A. Short Company All-In Employee Podcast with special guest Kim Huffman.  Kim, the Vice President in Human Resources at Dollar General Corporation, has been with the company since 2012, showcasing what it truly means to be All-In. With a background in business management, marketing, accounting, and statistics, Kim's journey includes significant roles in government, nonprofits, and major retailers. Currently, she serves on the board of Recognition Professionals International, holding the position of Vice President and Director of Communications.  In this episode, we delve into Kim's passion for intentional employee experiences. Dollar General, under her leadership, focuses on strategies prioritizing employee development, engagement, and essential business priorities. Kim shares stories from her diverse experiences, emphasizing the critical role of engagement and connection in every sector, from working with Airmen in the military to implementing programs in nonprofits.  We explore the impact of engaged employees on a company's success and the importance of leadership support in fostering a culture of engagement. Kim sheds light on how technology, like the companywide app, facilitates communication and shares positive impacts across Dollar General's 20,000 stores. She stresses the value of feedback through engagement surveys for continuous improvement.  What sets Kim apart is her holistic approach to life. Beyond professional achievements, she prioritizes intentional moments, continuous learning, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Her commitment is reflected not only in her personal life but also in her leadership style, positively influencing those around her.    Kim encourages listeners to take small steps in connecting with others, expressing gratitude, and fostering relationships. The episode concludes with a discussion about Recognition Professionals International (RPI) and the valuable resources it offers for those interested in employee recognition and engagement.
Game-Changing Insights: Coach of Champions, Cathy Compton, Unveils Tools for Personal Growth and Team Success
Jan 10 2024
Game-Changing Insights: Coach of Champions, Cathy Compton, Unveils Tools for Personal Growth and Team Success
Welcome to a compelling episode of the All-In Employee podcast, where your host, Cheri’ Lucas, engages in a dynamic conversation with Coach of Champions, Cathy Compton Dive into Cathy's extensive experience, not just in the realm of athletics but also as a coach working with Olympic athletes. The dialogue takes an intriguing turn as they dissect a pivotal game where the opposing team, misjudging Cathy's team based on mere appearances, inadvertently sabotaged themselves. This sparks a thought-provoking exploration of the universal challenge of getting in one's own way, a concept that extends beyond the boundaries of sports. Leveraging her rich coaching background, Cathy introduces the notion that "you'll always win the game you're playing." Unpacking this idea, they explore the nuanced yet impactful ways our beliefs shape outcomes, both on an individual and team level. The conversation takes a captivating twist as Cathy shares anecdotes from her coaching journey, shedding light on how mindset can be the determining factor in a game's success, irrespective of skill or ranking. The discussion then delves into the crux of the matter – recognizing and overcoming self-sabotage. Cathy introduces the concept of positive intelligence, a transformative tool that unveils the internal saboteurs running the show. As the episode unfolds, Cathy introduces another game-changing tool – "BANK" from Codebreaker Technologies. This personality-based system pledges to uncover the secrets to connecting with others, deciphering their motivations, and mastering the art of influence. With a unique focus on biology instead of generic psychology, this tool distinguishes itself in a crowded field of personality assessments. Get ready to immerse yourself in insights that will not only inspire but also equip you to navigate the intricate game of life.
An Inside Look at Baystate Health's Award-Winning Employee Holiday Program
Oct 11 2023
An Inside Look at Baystate Health's Award-Winning Employee Holiday Program
On this episode of the C.A. Short Company All-In Employee Podcast, Cheri' Lucas has the privilege of hosting special guests Lynn Boucher and Cathi Furlani from Baystate Health, along with Jimmy Spencer, an account director from C.A. Short. Lynn and Cathi share their heartwarming story of collaboration and recognition, where Baystate Health partnered with C.A. Short to create a truly exceptional holiday gift program for their 13,000 employees. The program's success, which boasted a remarkable 90% participation rate, was driven by meticulous planning, seamless execution, and heartfelt appreciation for their employees. Join us as we explore the behind-the-scenes details of this incredible employee recognition initiative, from personalized cards to customized swag; and discover how effective communication, reminders, and a responsive admin portal made this program a resounding success. But that's not all! Tune in to hear the heartwarming stories of gratitude and connection that emerged from this program, as employees experienced the joy of recognition, even during a challenging year. And to add a touch of surprise and celebration, C.A. Short honors Baystate Health with the "2023 Best Performing Holiday Program" award, a testament to the dedication and teamwork that made this initiative shine. If you're curious about the power of recognition, the ripple effect of employee engagement, and the value of a true partnership, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we celebrate the incredible impact of recognition at Baystate Health.
How Early Recognition Increased Employee Retention for Armorous
Mar 28 2023
How Early Recognition Increased Employee Retention for Armorous
Jimmy Spencer, Account Director for C.A. Short Company and Tawny Kesser, Chief Experience Officer for Armorous join R. Scott Russell and Kevin Gergel for this episode of the All-In Employee Podcast.   Recognition for Armorous starts at the top. Eric Hanson, CEO for Armorous, puts focus on his employees. As a former security guard, he wanted to do things differently for his own organization – putting people over profit to create a culture that people loved to work for. The security industry isn’t known for this.   Employees typically churn within the first 30-90 days. Armorous wanted a recognition program that recognized and engaged employees on the day they’re hired. Early recognition throughout the first 90 days of employment has made a huge difference for Armorous’ retention.   The orientation and onboarding process for Armorous focuses on culture and the instrumental role each employee plays in the success of the company.   Traditional methods of recognition are not enough anymore. You cannot affect retention as an organization if you wait until an employee’s one year milestone to begin recognition. C.A. Short Company’s recognition programs allow the flexibility to start recognizing employees on day one.   In today’s world, it’s rare for an employee to show up for orientation, so employees are recognized the second they walk through the door. The tone is set immediately for our core values.   Flexibility is key to the success of Armorous’ recognition program. Recognition is done in the following ways for their program:  New hire  Milestone recognition, starting at one month   Birthdays   Employee of the month   Attendance   Instant award cards for positive reviews, uniform inspection, reporting, safety, as well as going above and beyond   As part of their culture, Armorous also has 1:1 check ins with their employees that focuses on three key questions:  What can we stop doing?  What can we start doing?  What can we keep doing?   The recognition program is consistently an answer to keep doing.   And the results speak for themselves – the average tenure of an Armorous employee has increased from 4 months to 8 months as the average tenure.