employee burnout

Employee Burnout & Performance Management with David Shar #30

Employee Burnout & Performance Management with David Shar #30

Nick Day is joined on The HR L&D Podcast sofa by David Shar, founder of Illuminate PMC to discuss how we can prevent employee burnout and improve performance management.

David is a sought after keynote speaker, consultant, and trainer and in this podcast, he examines how organisations can improve their leadership and culture, combat burnout, and design meaningful work.  David combines decades of leadership experience with the latest psychological research to help you discover how you can prevent burnout to attract, retain, and motivate top talent.

David holds his bachelor’s in human resource management from Colorado State University and his master’s in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Maryland – College Park. He is a current doctoral candidate in business psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where he is studying the interaction between meaningful work and burnout.

David is NOT your typical academic – as a scientist/practitioner translator, David makes leadership theory & business psychology accessible, implementable, and fun through the use of humor, stories, and ‘real-world’ examples.

In this “Employee Burnout & Performance Management” episode with David Shar on The HR L&D Podcast, we also explore:

  1. Employee burnout – what is it? What causes it? How can an organization fix it?
  2. How do I know if my company has a burnout problem?
  3. If I discover that my employees are burned out, what is the first thing step I can take to fix it?
  4. How are people supposed to find meaning in their work? What if I have a mundane job?
  5. How did you get into this line of work and where did you develop a passion for work?
  6. What long-term effects will COVID-19 have on the world of work?
  7. Why is diversity useless without inclusion?
  8. What have been your findings from studying the interaction between meaningful work and burnout?
  9. Where can we find out more about you David?

Links highlighted in this episode are included below:

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Thanks for listening folks – I look forward to bringing you the next episode of the HR L&D Podcast real soon

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!

To find out more about Josh Schneider or his book; the links referred to in this “Unlocking Performance” episode are highlighted below:

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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.

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