Making HR More Productive

Achieving Productivity Gains in Business with “Mr Productivity”, Mark Struczewski #012

Making HR More ProductiveAchieving Productivity Gains in Business with “Mr Productivity”, Mark Struczewski #012


JGA HR Recruitment is joined on the HR L&D Podcast by Mark ‘Ski’ Struczewski (“Mister Productivity”), a professional who has dedicated his life to helping other people be more productive in our distracted worlds (including how we can become the boss of our own emails!!)


In addition to being a productivity expert, Mark is a speaker, host of The Mark Struczewski Podcast and an online trainer.  His strategies have guided CEO’s/Executive Directors, business owners, business corporate specialists and entrepreneurs get back control of their time. You can find out more about how to connect with Mark and his mission to create confident leaders at


Mark has worked with executives around the world to help them gain control of their time by taming distractions so they can experience less overwhelm, feel a sense of freedom and enjoy their lives. His productivity-themed podcast, The Mark STRU – CHESS – SKEE podcast has over 400 episodes with a new episode released 7 days a week.  With productivity and engagement currently placed at the heart of HR & L&D Strategies, I think this is an episode you are going to enjoy.

In this “Achieving Productivity Gains in Business” episode of the HR L&D Podcast with Mark Struczewski we discover:

  1. How did Mark get into the world of productivity?
  2. What are the top 5 distractions Mark has identified that affects us all?
  3. A major distraction is ourselves. So how can we deal with “
  4. When it comes to HR or L&D, what are the biggest distractions that affect productivity?
  5. How can we be the boss of our email instead of letting it be the boss of us?
  6. How can we tame the beast known as social media?
  7. Dealing with humans is a part of life. What suggestions do you have for this?
  8. Mark says it’s okay to watch TV or play video games. Explain yourself, Mark!!
  9. Mark has developed a “BASICS OF PRODUCTIVITY COURSE” which walks you through how to improve your productivity step-by-step – Mark provides us with an overview of the course if you want to find out more!


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Wellness Hari Kalymnios

Wellness and Working Well by becoming “Super-Human” – with Hari Kalymnios. #04

Working Well Hari Kalymnios ThumbnailHari Kalymnios is a wellness expert and author of three thought-jarring books – “The Thought Gym”, “The Super Journal” and more recently, “Working Well“.

With Health Awareness month upon us, I felt that this would be a great time to release this podcast as I get to witness first-hand just how stressed payroll and HR professionals are right now and I appreciate the pressures you are facing. In fact, the reality is that across all professions of the industry many employees are working under increased levels of stress.

We are in the grip of a stress epidemic.

However, there is hope! In this episode of the Payroll Podcast, Hari offers efficient and practical steps for changing habitual patterns that may be affecting our state of wellbeing. You will hear about several strategies you can implement right not to improve your wellness.

As our lives get busier and busier, boundaries between work and leisure blur and we spend less time thinking about what we’re putting our bodies through. If you work in payroll or HR, you are probably reading this and thinking “that’s me”!

The reality is that this fast-living is resulting in a pandemic of ‘ill-being’: from general weariness and ‘feeling under the weather’ to prolonged bouts of sickness, lethargy and sharp increases in stress, depression and mental health issues. Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases are now the four main causes of non-communicable disease death, making up around 70% of all deaths (around 17 million) across the world each year. By the year 2030, the figure will top 24 million.

The way we’re working isn’t working.

Hari teaches listeners on the Payroll Podcast how they can “unlock your inner superhuman” and be “on point” – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually so you can be the best payroller, HR leader, entrepreneur, employee, colleague, parent, friend or human that you can be. To do this Hari shows you how first, you can need become the master of yourself.

Changing your thinking is the first step towards any change – especially if you want to achieve high performance.

Hari has trained corporates and entrepreneurs across the world to help them achieve improved focus, productivity, resilience, relationships, happiness, health, vitality and energy.
Here is what Phil James (, CEO of the Institute of Leadership & Management had to say about Hari’s most recent book, “Working Well“:

“It’s time we took ourselves, that is our mind and bodies more seriously. Working Well asks us to do just that. Read this book, crease its pages, wear it out, share it and most of all act. Do something different and start working well today.”

To find out more about Hari Kalymnios:

Hari puts it like this – “train the mind…and the rest will follow”.

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The Payroll Podcast has a primary aim. To cut through the confusing legislation, technology and compliance issues that can affect a payroll operation and provide practical tips and advice that you can implement immediately. Over the coming weeks, we will journey through subjects such as GDPR, workplace wellbeing, SaaS, global payroll compliance, leadership, recruitment, best practice, workplace psychology, payroll training, process improvements and career planning and who knows what else! I try to do it with a little bit of humour and with information that I hope can make your payroll function better!

Featuring many industry leaders, interviews will include meetings with Global Payroll Directors, Payroll Trainers, Payroll Managers, Payroll Software Professionals. However, we will also be speaking with Wellness-at-Work Practitioners, HR Managers, the HMRC, CEO’s, Recruiters and even Talent and Leadership Psychologists!

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