Quirky HR

Quirky HR

Welcome to Quirky HR, the source for everything HR infused with a lot of humor and a bit of profanity. On the podcast, we talk about the realities of working in Human Resources, nuances of specific industries, careers, and compliance. Hosted by Dana Dowdell, Owner and HR Fanatic of Boss Consulting HR.

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November 4, 2022 33 min

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We have an amazing conversation with Solange Charas, PhD and Stela Lupushor, authors of Humanizing Human Capital on how practicing human capital strategies can drive enterprise performance and value-creation.

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I'm so excited to share my chat with Kate Bischoff and Marc Alifanz, hosts of the Hostile Work Environment podcast. We talk about how they began practicing law, how they were connected, and some of their favorite episodes of the podcast.

If you have an HR story or question, send it in to Kate and Marc to discuss on the podcast at  hwepodcast@gmail.com.

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Dana answers one of the most common questions that she hears, "How did you start your consulting business?"


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In this episode, we talk with the founder of EQ Community, Marcus Sawyerr. Marcus is an expert in the HR tech field and founded EQ Community to help businesses with a sincere focus on improving their DEI to find the right candidates.

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September 6, 2022 11 min

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September 2, 2022 15 min

We talk about the TikTok trend quiet quitting. What is it? Where did it come from? And how can managers do better?

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Our interview with Lois Krause, a semi-retired HR professional discusses her journey from food service to human resources and why respect is essential. Connect with Lois below!

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Tune in this week to hear from Michael Yinger, cofounder of Resume Sieve, a platform created to prevent any biases during the resume process.  Resume Sieve is used to screen candidates and disregard any biases by focusing only on experience and talent.

Michael has been in the talent acquisition field for 20 years. He believes that eliminating biases in the recruitment process can create more diverse and effective workforces. We dis...

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August 5, 2022 21 min

For this episode of Quirky HR, your host Dana Dowdell gets down to the nitty gritty of employment at will and the exceptions that most commonly come with it. She explains how with employment at will, there is often more than meets the eye to consider.

When it comes to employment at will, as well as all other things HR, Dana is an expert. If you would like to connect with her, you can find her on LinkedIn.

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July 29, 2022 33 min

Joining us this week is work-life balance expert Anna Meller. Anna tells us a bit about herself in this episode, as well as the book she had published called Upcycle Your Job. Anna believes that with employer understanding and employee patience, positions can be fixed and longevity in employment can be achieved.

Anna also talks to us about her other specialty, which is recognizing the stigmas women in the labor force face, and suppo...

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On this week's episode, we are doing things a bit differently. Tune in to catch this solo episode with our creator, the one and only Dana Dowdell. At one point early on in her career, Dana was faced with a challenge that proved she needed help and wasn't sure where to get it. Thankfully, her employer had the answer.

Throughout her experience in Human Resources, Dana has seen some real success in companies who provide their e...

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This week we are having a fantastic conversation with Richard Pummell about the importance of checking in with your employees. Richard is a Human Resource expert with 25 years of experience in the field. He is also the founder of Workonnex, a platform created to help small business track and maintain employee satisfaction.

Richard believes that an annual check-in with your employees is not enough, and implementing brief daily check-...

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This week on Quirky HR, we've got a special guest: our very own host, Dana Dowdell. Dana is a seasoned HR professional who not only runs this podcast, but runs her own business, Boss Consulting, as well. At Boss Consulting, we provide consulting and support for any and all of our clients HR needs.

During this episode, Dana talks about the power that lies within networking. While it can seem intimidating, and maybe even unnecess...

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We talk with Jill Westhoff, Director of Strategy and Wellness Solutions with Alight about employee wellness, why it requires a strategy, how to get buy-in from upper management and engagement from employees and why culture is essential for a wellness strategy.

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June 17, 2022 7 min

Boss Consulting HR is taking things one step further. Tune in to hear about our newest endeavor: coaching others in the field of Human Resources! This training is for any and everyone working in HR. No matter who you are, we want to help you.

With this training, you get the chance to meet with our host, Dana Dowdell, for just under an hour every 2 weeks. Throughout 5 whole sessions, you can present her with your proposals and ask fo...

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Melissa Root: psychologist, professor, author, and this week’s guest speaker. On this episode of Quirky HR, we will be hearing from Melissa Root, who in addition to all of the accomplishments listed above, is also the CEO and founder of Root Success Solutions LLC, which supports businesses to create videos for their training processes.

Melissa tells us about her creation of the CalmPak, a keyfob you hold to your phone and it takes y...

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Joining us for this episode is one of our own: HR Consultant Allie Geilich! Allie has been with us at Boss Consulting for almost a year now, and she brings a new perspective to our work! She recently wrote an excerpt for our website that discusses the gig economy and how it has grown exceptionally, especially over the last few years.


Tune in to hear Allie’s professional opinion on the stigma surrounding jobs in the gig economy and h...

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We talk with employee engagement data genius Kevin Campbell. Kevin is an Employee Experience Scientist at Qualtrics and talks about everything employee experience.

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We talk with Jen Trumm, a life coach for women in Human Resources about managing our roles and commitments while being the most effective support systems for employees.

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