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The C.A. Short Company All-In Employee Podcast

The C.A. Short Company All-In Employee Podcast

By R Scott Russell

The C.A. Short Company All-In Employee Podcast is a fun and exciting way to help businesses learn about the importance of employee recognition and engagement in today's ever-changing work culture. With our long-standing history, let us help you recruit, support, and sustain your employees through our knowledge of best practices. Contact us at cashort.com for more information on how we can help you!
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Recognition is the Easiest Tool in Your Toolbelt as a Leader, A Conversation with Adams County Government
Recognition is the Easiest Tool in Your Toolbelt as a Leader, A Conversation with Adams County Government
Shelley Lubick, Senior People & Culture Specialist, and Caitlin Trever, Employee Relations Manager, at Adams County Government join R. Scott Russel and Kevin Gergel on this episode of the All-In Employee Podcast.  This episode discusses The importance of executive buy-in for a successful program The significance of a successful employee recognition program launch  Why you should directly connect your company mission and values to your recognition program  How as a leader, recognition is the easiest tool in your toolbelt Adams County Government recently won a C.A. Short Company All-In Award for most successful recognition program launch. 
38:46
July 19, 2022
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED Sales Incentive Program Built On Immediate Gratification
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED Sales Incentive Program Built On Immediate Gratification
Special guests Alec Taylor, Market Activation Manager for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED, & Brent Lee, National Account Manager for C.A. Short Company, join R. Scott Russell & Kevin Gergel on this episode of The All-In Employee Podcast! In this episode, Alec & Brent discuss Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED's sales incentive program, which was recently shortlisted for an Excellence in Sales Incentives 2022 IMA Award.
32:06
June 21, 2022
Employee Engagement & Recognition at Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
Employee Engagement & Recognition at Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
Erica Schulman, National Recruiter for Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. (a recent C.A. Short Company All-In Awards Winner), joins R. Scott Russell & Kevin Gergel on this week's episode of the All-In Employee Podcast! This episode covers the important work Spectrum Health does in life-long recovery. Erica also shares her career journey and the importance of recognition and engagement, both personally and professionally. As an added bonus, Kevin Gergel drops a few dad jokes.
37:09
May 04, 2022
Are Employee Engagement Surveys Meaningful?
Are Employee Engagement Surveys Meaningful?
In this episode Kevin and Scott talk about the "I can't believe this guy is eating my doughnuts" story and it's recent history and meaning...we will give you a hint...it's all about perception. Then the guys go into some discussion of Employee Engagement surveys and why it is important to gather insights from your employees. Scott provides some personal thoughts and tips as you consider a survey in your future.
31:49
March 02, 2022
How to Retain Your Employees During the Great Resignation
How to Retain Your Employees During the Great Resignation
C.A. Short Company presents season three of the All-In Employee Podcast! VP of Sales Kevin Gergel joins R Scott Russell as our new co-host. Episode one discusses a recent article that puts a positive spin on the Great Resignation, relabeling it as the Great Recognition. Recognizing and engaging your employees is imperative for retainment. Today's employees want more than a paycheck. They want flexibility and choice. They also want to make an impact and feel connected to their company. Listen for more tips to retain your top talent.
25:14
January 28, 2022
2021 Season Finale
2021 Season Finale
R Scott and Nelsa reflect on the recent excitement surrounding Sara Blakely and SPANX...her very generous employee gift upon selling the majority stake in SPANX to an investor group. They also chat about the changes coming to the show in 2022 for Season 3.
29:51
December 20, 2021
Chatting with COO of CA Short, Christopher Cheney
Chatting with COO of CA Short, Christopher Cheney
R Scott and Nelsa spend some time chatting with Christopher Cheney, COO of CA Short Company about his journey in the recognition industry. Christopher came to CAS with more than 30 years in the business and shares his insights and thoughts.
31:19
November 23, 2021
Nelsa and R Scott Catch Up on Current Topics
Nelsa and R Scott Catch Up on Current Topics
Nelsa and R Scott talk about the current state of the workforce and the upcoming holidays...with a little discussion about a famous chicken place...tune in to find out what they have to say!
33:11
October 18, 2021
The Jimmy Spencer Interview
The Jimmy Spencer Interview
Nelsa and Scott interview longtime CA Short employee, Jimmy Spencer. Jimmy has worn many hats at CA Short and is active today in many facets of the company. Jimmy shares his work story along with some great examples of how CA Short works to build strong relationships with their clients and customers.
35:01
October 05, 2021
Nelsa & Scott Talk Hot Topics and RTW
Nelsa & Scott Talk Hot Topics and RTW
This elongated episode dives into the current return to work status and other current summer topics in business and life. Enjoy!
48:45
July 14, 2021
Meet Ryan Hobbs, PAE Product Manager at CA Short
Meet Ryan Hobbs, PAE Product Manager at CA Short
Nelsa and R Scott interview Ryan Hobbs, Product Manager at CA Short. Just what does a Product Manager do at an engagement provider? What products does he manage? Ryan's role is integral to the success of the People Are Everything recognition/engagement platform.  
30:41
May 13, 2021
Engaging with NUDGE - A conversation with Kyle Arnold from NUDGE
Engaging with NUDGE - A conversation with Kyle Arnold from NUDGE
R Scott and Nelsa sit down with Kyle Arnold, VP of Business Development for NUDGE to walk through who NUDGE is and why YOU should care! CA Short recently announced a special partnership with NUDGE, a leader in employee engagement through mobile communication. Deep dive into that relationship and see if NUDGE and CA Short can help your business build back better!
25:42
May 13, 2021
The President of RPI, Tonda Ferguson joins R Scott and Nelsa to talk about the organization's new direction!
The President of RPI, Tonda Ferguson joins R Scott and Nelsa to talk about the organization's new direction!
Recognition Professionals International is the world leader in recognition resources and they made a big announcement recently. The current President, Tonda Ferguson joins the panel to discuss the new direction for the organization and the excitement and buzz all around. We also dive into Tonda's 38 year history with SouthWest Airlines.
39:40
March 25, 2021
Introducing Belinda Elmore - Leader of Customer Experience at CA Short!
Introducing Belinda Elmore - Leader of Customer Experience at CA Short!
Nelsa and R Scott get candid with Belinda Elmore and talk about her goals and vision for supporting our clients and their program participants. We also learn about Belinda's career path and what brought her to CA Short.
36:19
March 25, 2021
An interview with Lauren Gagne, Director of Merchandising for CA Short
An interview with Lauren Gagne, Director of Merchandising for CA Short
Nelsa and Scott have some time with Lauren Gagne and talk about her 25+ years of experience in Rewards & Recognition and how she plays a vital role in the success of programs at CA Short. Having the right rewards...and knowing the trends in the appreciation market are important factors in a successful program. 
43:48
February 25, 2021
Engaging in Healthcare w/special guest, Latecia Pusha - HR Manager of Effingham Health System
Engaging in Healthcare w/special guest, Latecia Pusha - HR Manager of Effingham Health System
R Scott and Nelsa have a great conversation with a very special guest. Latecia shares how Effingham Health (Springfield, GA) has high levels of employee engagement while dealing with the COVID crisis on the frontlines. Effingham drives engagement through effective communication and a powerful recognition program. Latecia shares her expertise and some bright ideas for all!
30:45
February 16, 2021
A talk with Traci Snowden, CEO/Founder at Apto Global
A talk with Traci Snowden, CEO/Founder at Apto Global
Nelsa and Scott have a great conversation with Traci Snowden of Apto Global. Traci shares her perspective on women's empowerment in the work force and describes her journey to launch Apto. Traci is also a seasoned musician and Scott's songwriting partner. 
36:41
December 15, 2020
Engaging Your Virtual Workforce w/special guest, Ashlee Green from Verizon
Engaging Your Virtual Workforce w/special guest, Ashlee Green from Verizon
Special guest Ashlee Green, CRP, joins Scott and Nelsa for a robust discussion about engaging the virtual workforce in 2020 and beyond. Verizon has shifted from a call center based customer support model to a home based agent model and it has been a great success. Ashlee helps uncover some of the strategic actions that were taken to make this move a positive and how they are engaging for success.
41:34
November 23, 2020
Hot Topics w/special guest: Chase Corry
Hot Topics w/special guest: Chase Corry
Nelsa and Scott discuss hot topics with special guest, Chase Corry, Account Manager here at CAS.
37:39
November 13, 2020
Hot Topics w/special guest: Allison Ratkovich
Hot Topics w/special guest: Allison Ratkovich
Nelsa and Scott cover hot topics and converse with special guest and new member of the CAS team, Allison Ratkovich.
38:49
November 13, 2020
Staying All-In & Buy-Up at CAS
Staying All-In & Buy-Up at CAS
In this episode, Scott and Nelsa discuss habits to leave behind and cultivating new behaviors as 2020 approaches the fourth quarter.  Also, find out about the "Buy-Up" option at CAS in order to give the most value to your employees who use the People Are Everything platform.  Check out our website at cashort.com to find out how we can help you retain, recognize, and cultivate high employee engagement at your business!
17:36
September 25, 2020
Pandemic Fatigue, Holidays and Employee Engagement
Pandemic Fatigue, Holidays and Employee Engagement
Scott and Nelsa discuss the implications of pandemic fatigue on employee engagement and ways your company can make an impact just in time for the holidays. 
28:37
August 25, 2020
What Does The Recent Gallup Data Regarding Engagement Tell Us?
What Does The Recent Gallup Data Regarding Engagement Tell Us?
Join us for a discussion around the recent Gallup poll data regarding Employee Engagement and some fun thoughts with our VP of Incentives, Kevin Gergel.
23:52
August 06, 2020
Well-being with Cheri' Lucas
Well-being with Cheri' Lucas
Master life coach, trainer, and friend to CAS among other titles, Cheri' Lucas co-hosts the podcast with Scott and Nelsa and brings her expertise to the topic of well-being, especially with all the change taking place in our workforce.  Cheri' offers practical wisdom and advice on how companies can partner with employees to improve wellness in the workplace.  
40:55
August 05, 2020
Wellness and All-In Employees
Wellness and All-In Employees
In this episode, Scott and Nelsa discuss hot topics trending, including Wellness in the workplace and how that affects employee engagement, as well as ways that employers can assist their employees in increasing wellness through programming.  
23:13
July 17, 2020
Years of Service and Safety/Special Guest: Jeff Ross, CEO/CFO of CA Short Company
Years of Service and Safety/Special Guest: Jeff Ross, CEO/CFO of CA Short Company
In this episode, Scott and Nelsa cover current topics and the impact to employee engagement.  Special guest, Jeff Ross, CEO/CFO of CA Short Company joins the show to discuss the impact of engagement programs.  This show also covers safety incentive programs and how they impact your employee performance.  
30:24
July 08, 2020
Welcome to CA Short's "All- In Employee" Podcast!
Welcome to CA Short's "All- In Employee" Podcast!
In this episode we introduce you to employee recognition and engagement and why in this current time, an "all-in" employee culture is so important.
19:21
June 19, 2020