Unlocking Performance

Unlocking Performance with Josh Schneider – #007

Unlocking Performance with Josh Schneider – #007

Nick Day from JGA HR Recruitment is joined by on the HR L&D Podcast by Josh Schneider an expert in unlocking performance and author of “5 Days to Your Best Work Yet: A Human Like Approach to Better Work”.

Josh is a sought-after keynote speaker and i first came across him following after I watched him deliver a superb talk on employee engagement and change management that really resonated with me and so I think his view on the world and his strategies will appeal to you too!  Josh tackles the strategies we can all use to help us find meaning in our daily lives while at the same time unlocking new levels of performance

This HR L&D Podcast interview was my opportunity to bring his expertise to your inquisitive ears so I hope you enjoy the episode!

In this “Unlocking Performance” with Josh Schneider episode of the HR L&D Podcast we discover:

  • Why Josh believes all businesses can adopt a more human-like approach if they want to be successful in unlocking performance
  • How HR and Learning & Development teams can achieve improved employee engagement by unlocking performance
  • Achieving a successful HR change management project with employee support
  • Tackle the strategies we can all use to help us find meaning in our daily lives while at the same time unlocking new levels of performance.
  • Why Josh has a passion for Story-Telling – and why you should too!
  • New strategies and insights on how to win in the new business economy!
  • How businesses and individuals can be successful in unlocking performance, energy, and happiness!
  • Why great leaders to play to their strengths and do work that matters
  • Josh Schneider’s key strategies for unlocking leadership potential!
  • Josh Schneider’s 5 key strategies are to unlocking performance to achieve better engagement and improving happiness at work
  • What are the biggest engagement frustrations that Josh thinks should be disrupted?

Competition Time!

Enter our exclusive HR L&D Podcast competition where you can win a copy of Josh’s latest Book: “5 Days to Your Best Work Yet: A Human Like Approach to Better Work

Listen to the podcast and then answer this question:

  • If Josh was given any super-power – what would it be?
  • Email your answer to to be in with a chance to win!

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A word from the host, Nick Day

The HR L&D Podcast is hosted by me, Nick Day, Managing Director of JGA HR Recruitment.

I will be upfront and say that I would love to help you if you have an HR recruitment requirement that needs the assistance of a niche recruiter.

I hope this podcast production helps demonstrate that we are very serious about all matters related to both HR and L&D.  We are not a generalist recruiter – we are a boutique.  We focus on quality, not quantity and that’s because we aim to provide nothing less than a value-added experience!  Trust us with your next HR or L&D vacancy, and we won’t let you down.

Still not convinced?

Look, we know you probably get approached all the time by many different recruiters.  However, if you have read this far, I would like to think you believe I can help you.  To get you over the line with a commitment,  if you contact me and quote “The HR L&D Podcast” I will provide you with a 20% discount on all of our Terms of business.  Contact me today on / 01727 800 377

In the meantime, I would also like to offer you some gifts by way of some free expert-level HR whitepapers.

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I can’t wait to partner with you!

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A Human First Approach to Payroll & HR – with Helen Patterson #017

#HumanFirst Helen Patterson, is a #HumanFirst Workplace Expert with an in-depth knowledge of employer culture, brand and program strategy who has previously held senior Payroll positions at ADP Canada, Thomson Reuters, CIBC, ADP, FootLocker, Champs and The Northern Group.  This is the last episode of The Payroll Podcast prior to Christmas so I hope you enjoy it!

At ADP Canada. Helen helped develop its Payroll & HR products and services.  Helen has also been a representative on two Canadian government committees with the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), where she helped shape changes to payroll legislation that impacted payroll providers and employers alike.

Helen is an expert when it comes to developing best practices for building client and user-friendly Payroll & HR tools.  She believes every employee has the right to feel valued and with Mental Health issues related to stress and work on the rise, Helen in response developed a #HumanFirst mantra.  She now applies this philosophy to everything she does.  Subsequently, Helen now works as a consultant, contributing author and blogger covering all areas of Payroll & HR and she also runs a small consultancy called “Life Works Well” that helps organizations create high-performance, people-focused workplaces.

Helen is now a sought-after speaker, engaging a captive audience at DisruptHR, CPA (Canadian Payroll Association) and HRPA’s annual conferences and in this episode, we find out more about exactly how Payroll & HR practices differ in Canada from the way we process here in the UK.  We also discover what the similar nuances are too!

A huge advocate for promoting women in leadership and motherhood in the workplace – we discover her views on what businesses can do to embrace motherhood in the workplace and we learn first-hand why this is an aspect of Helen’s life that she is hugely passionate about because ultimately, businesses can do a lot more…

In this episode of The Payroll Podcast, we also explore Helen’s passions and mentorship skills, work-life and caregiving strategies and how she achieves her focus of helping employers develop strategies that can support employees to enable them to manage their life and work challenges more effectively.

If you are a Payroll Leader who is interested in finding out more about how to embed and develop engaged employer cultures, people-focused workplaces and high performing payroll teams and operations then this is the Podcast for you!

Helen’s mantra is #HumanFirst and she brings this vision to her client’s while enjoying some fun at the same time!  Enjoy the Podcast!

For now, may I also take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019!

We hope you enjoy this ‘A Human First Approach to Payroll & HR’ episode of The Payroll Podcast!  If you know anyone else who works in payroll, then please, share this episode with your friends and get them to subscribe today!



The Payroll Podcast has one primary aim. To cut through the complex global payroll legislation, technology and compliance issues that affect payroll operations and to provide practical advice that you can implement immediately to improve your payroll department.  We aim to take our listeners on a journey through subjects complex payroll issues ranging from GDPR, Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence to, Global payroll compliance, payroll control frameworks, workplace psychology and payroll career planning.  We try to do it with a little bit of humour and with content that I truly hope will help you to improve your payroll function for the better!

Featuring leading industry experts, we interview Payroll Business Owners, Global Payroll Directors, Payroll Trainers, Payroll Managers, Payroll Software Professionals, Wellness-at-Work Practitioners, HR Directors, CEO’s, Recruiters and even Talent and Leadership Psychologists!

The Payroll Podcast is a niche podcast, so if you like the show, please subscribe to it, review it (on iTunes) and please, please share it with as many of your payroll colleagues as possible!

If you wish to get involved with The Payroll Podcast or indeed if you would like to suggest a topic or tell us what you think about it, then please email me at – I would love to hear from you!

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Thanks for Listening!

In the meantime, if you have any payroll or HR recruitment requirements that JGA Recruitment can assist with, please do reach out to us on 01727 800 377 or email You can also download free payroll whitepapers and check out a wealth of payroll articles on our website.  Find out more by visiting us at

We are specialist Payroll and HR recruiters with over 100 years of expert recruitment experience.  Whatever your requirements, if you get in touch and quote “The Payroll Podcast” then you can receive a 20% discount on all JGA Recruitment Terms of business.

Contact us today to find out more.
Tel: 01727 800 377.