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.

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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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”.

The Payroll Podcast. For Payroll Professionals. Subscribe Today!
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!

This 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!  You can also Tweet us with your comments!

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