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HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources

English, Finance, 1 season, 511 episodes, 2 days, 13 hours, 25 minutes
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HR Works Podcast: How to Eat an Elephant One Bite at a Time

We all dread tough conversations at work. But what if they held the key to a thriving, inclusive workplace? Listen in as Hannah Yardley, Chief People and Culture Officer at Achievers, dives deep into the importance of fostering open dialogue, even when it gets messy. Discover how HR leaders can cultivate psychological safety and create a space where employees of all backgrounds feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work, and how diversity and inclusion play a crucial role in building a culture of safety and belonging.
7/16/202430 minutes, 6 seconds
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HR Work Break: 60 Years of Civil Rights

July 2 marks the 60th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Tune in for a special episode about the history, impact, and future of equal employment in America.
7/15/20243 minutes, 50 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Hard Conversations for a Safe Place at Work (Part II)

In part two of this two-episode series, Hannah Yardley, Chief People and Culture Officer at Achievers, takes a seat at the table to discuss how companies can help increase employee trust and set up organizations – from top leaders to entry-level employees – to foster a culture of safety and belonging for all employees. Additionally, she also sheds light on how diversity and inclusion plays a role in all of this too.
7/8/202414 minutes, 38 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Kindness, Civility, and Leading Through Change with Jim Link

In the latest episode of the HR Works podcast, we dive deep with Jim Link, CHRO of SHRM. At SHRM 2024, we sat down with Link for an exclusive chat about his career journey, including uncovering his biggest influences and a valuable learning experience disguised as a “mistake.” This episode is a must-listen for HR professionals looking to foster a positive, productive work environment. Listen in as we explore: *The importance of kindness and emphathetic leadership in building a thriving workforce. *Understanding SHRM’s incivility index and its impact on employee well-being. *Reviving civil discourse in the workplace for better collaboration and results. *Jim’s insights on what HR should be focusing on to empower their organizations and drive success, and more.
7/2/202423 minutes, 29 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Hot Takes & HR Hacks Live from SHRM Chicago 2024

Get ready for an electrifying episode live from SHRM Chicago 2024! We’re joined by a special guest, the one and only Chief Human Resources Officer of SHRM, Jim Link, for an exclusive conversation about the hottest trends, challenges, and opportunities shaping the HR landscape. Buckle up and get ready for insights straight from the heart of the action!
6/25/20246 minutes, 26 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Unpacking Shame to Become a Better Leader (Part II)

Welcome back to part two of our conversation with Chris Michalak, CEO of Personify Health. Listen in as we wrap up our discussion on shame and how to overcome it to become a better leader. We’ll discuss how organizations can navigate sensitive conversations around taboo topics at work, how HR leaders can build resilience to navigate life’s ups and downs (both personally and professionally), the importance of being an ally in the workplace, ways HR leaders can demonstrate true connection and commitment to their colleagues, fostering a sense of belonging, and more.
6/18/202414 minutes, 21 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Unpacking Shame to Become a Better Leader (Part I)

In this episode of HR Works, Chris Michalak, CEO of Personify Health, joins to discuss shame and how to overcome it to become a better leader. Additionally, by demonstrating true connection and commitment to his colleagues, Chris has transformed his workplace into a haven where discussions surrounding mental health topics like guilt and shame are stigma-free. In part one of this two-part episode, listen in as we discuss the power of acknowledging shame, being comfortable with your authentic self, the journey from shame to acceptance, the importance of being self-accountable, and more.
6/11/202418 minutes, 43 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Can the Employee Experience Be Personalized and Shared?

In honor of HR Daily Advisor’s 2024 HR Employee Experience & Company Culture Now event, this week’s episode of HR Works is a popular gem from our archive. As the employee experience continues to become more and more personalized, how can HR teams help ensure their company culture remains shared and unified? What are the most-effective ways for HR teams to measure and truly understand the impact of their employee experience? Kamaria Scott, founder and CEO of consulting firm Enetic, joined the HR Works Podcast to help us answer these questions and more! Listen in as Kamaria discusses the path to creating effective corporate cultures and building an employee experience that supports personalization, while maintaining a shared and distinct identity. Don’t forget to register for our Now event, which kicks off today and runs through Wednesday, July 5th!
6/4/202449 minutes, 53 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Hard Conversations for a Safe Place at Work

Let’s face it – sometimes the conversations we need to have are the ones that make us squirm. But what if I told you that by avoiding these “uncomfortable” discussions, including those around world events and their impact on employees, we’re actually creating a less safe, less inclusive workplace? We need to shift the paradigm. By creating a space where open dialogue is encouraged, even when it’s messy or emotional, we build psychological safety—a foundation where employees of all backgrounds feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work, where vulnerability isn’t a weakness but a sign of trust. In part one of this two-episode series, Hannah Yardley, Chief People and Culture Officer at Achievers, takes a seat at the table to discuss how companies can help increase employee trust and set up organizations – from top leaders to entry-level employees - to foster a culture of safety and belonging for all employees. Additionally, she also shed light on how diversity and inclusion plays a role in all of this too.
6/3/202415 minutes, 48 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Navigating the Post-Military Career Transition (Part 2)

Welcome back to part two of our episode with Eric Ryan, a Marine Corps veteran and senior director of Military Operations at the University of Phoenix. In honor of Memorial Day, we give flowers to our veterans not just for their service, but for the valuable skills they bring to the civilian workforce. Listen in as he discusses how companies create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for transitioning veterans, best practices for attracting and recruiting veterans, and more.
5/28/202413 minutes, 54 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Navigating the Post-Military Career Transition (Part I)

This Military Appreciation Month, we honor our veterans not just for their service, but for the valuable skills they bring to the civilian workforce. In this episode, Eric Ryan, a Marine Corps veteran and senior director of Military Operations at the University of Phoenix, joins to explore the unique challenges and opportunities faced by veterans transitioning to new careers. In part one of this two-part episode, listen in as we discuss some of the biggest challenges you face when transitioning from the military to a civilian career, how can veterans effectively translate their military experience and skills into civilian job descriptions, and more.
5/21/202415 minutes, 3 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Balancing Data with Decency in Layoffs and Return to Office (Part 2)

In part two of this two-part episode, Sam Naficy, CEO of Prodoscore, a leader in employee visibility and productivity intelligence software, discusses how HR leaders can approach layoffs with empathy and respect, best practices for maintaining trust with remaining employees during difficult times, using the layoff experience as a learning opportunity to improve company culture and employee relations, and more.
5/14/202410 minutes, 40 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Balancing Data with Decency in Layoffs and Return to Office (Part I)

The return to office battle continues as Dell recently announced that its fully remote employees will not be promoted. Dell cites that its policy change is to improve productivity. On the other side of this coin, the debate around layoff etiquette has begun to resurface. With policy changes like these, many are asking if in-person time really that important? And could this all be a ploy to push people out or will this inadvertently push top talent out? And if you are undergoing a workforce reduction, can you do it with empathy? In part one of this two-part episode, Sam Naficy, CEO of Prodoscore, a leader in employee visibility and productivity intelligence software, discusses how to incentivize employees to return to office, the value of leveraging data to measure the success of a return to office policy and identify areas for improvement, the importance of reimagining employee engagement and teams in a hybrid and remote environment, and more.
5/7/202415 minutes, 33 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Talent Outlook Study– Findings Reveal Untapped Benefits

As we prepare to kick-off HR Mental Health & Wellness Day at HR Daily Advisor, this week’s episode of HR Works spotlights our sister publication’s podcast, Nine to Thrive HR. In this episode, host Cindi Koetzle talks with Dave Barnett, Chief HR and University Relations Officer at DeVry University, framing the conversation around Devry’s 2023 Talent Outlook Study. Listen in as Barnett offers insights for HR professionals about the underutilization of professional development benefits and the significance of mental health in the workplace and access/awareness of both. Additionally, don’t forget to register for HR Mental Health & Wellness Day. Join us for a day full of free online events and digital resources around employee mental health and wellness! Post navigation
4/30/202430 minutes, 55 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Why Business Acumen is HR's Superpower

The latest episode of HR Works is all about superpowers. Although we're not discussing any of your favorite Marvel characters, we are highlighting our favorite heroes here at HR Daily Advisor: people leaders. So, how can people leaders tap into what Darcy Mackay, SVP of HR and Client Services at Rippling, calls HR's superpower? It starts with understanding the business they serve. According to Mackay, HR professionals not only deeply understand the business their company is in, but they also become experts in the demands each business unit faces and the success factors for every function. Listen in as we discuss how Mackay acquired HR's superpower, what holds people leaders back from even starting to flex their superpower, why continuous learning is important, and more.
4/23/202424 minutes, 45 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Demystifying Compensation & Achieving Pay Equity

In the latest episode of HR Works, we break down the complexities of compensation and pay equity to help your organization achieve true compensation fairness. Sarah Deveraux, leadership coach and advisor at Third Coast Consulting and HCI facilitator, joins to discuss the biggest challenges organizations face in establishing pay equity, how HR can partner with other departments (like Finance and Legal) to navigate this process, addressing unconscious bias in compensation decisions, and more.
4/16/202451 minutes, 58 seconds
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HR Work Break: Trends, Technology, and the Future of Hiring

56% of applicants say that they would discourage others from applying to a company based on a bad recruiting experience. In today’s market, businesses must invest in the candidate experience, technology, and the human element to successfully acquire today’s top talent. As part of HRDA's Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Week 2024, our experts reflect on key trends HR leaders should utilize in their 2024 hiring strategy.
4/12/20246 minutes, 48 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: How AI Will Transform the Recruitment Sector

Today we’re discussing two hot topics that continue to pick up steam in the world of work: AI and recruitment. I’m excited to have Krishna Shetty, Global Leader of Workforce Planning for IT giant NTT Data with me. Krishna works to source talent for global projects requiring thousands of employees and has been at the bleeding edge of AI implementation, recruiting thousands of highly qualified tech employees. Krishna joins us to talk about how AI can help skilled people find better, more fulfilling jobs, and how it can also be used to assist companies to connect with the best talent in the market.
4/9/202428 minutes, 47 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Using Data-Driven Decision Making to Shape Your Organization

Today we’re discussing a hot topic in the world of HR: data analytics. According to my guest, actionable data-based insights are like digital gold for organizations looking to achieve their DEI goals, particularly when it is properly mined. Listen in as SurveyMonkey’s Chief Diversity and Social Impact Officer Antoine Andrews discusses the value of data, the importance of viewing data through an intersectionality lens, SurveyMonkey’s employee’s lived experiences, and more. Antoine was also recently featured in our Diversity Insights column, where he shared insights into SurveyMonkey’s innovative approach to DEI. The article is linked within this post on our website. So please, be sure to check it out after you finish listening to this.
4/8/202423 minutes, 51 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Creating Future-Ready Organizations with AI-Driven Talent Optimization

For this episode of HR Works, we’re happy to share this engaging podcast from our sister publication HCI. Listen in as host Cindi Koetzle dives deep into the intersection of AI, HR, and talent management with Aashir Shroff, Head of Product at Eightfold. Aashir shares insights into how AI is revolutionizing resource management and skill development within organizations. He discusses how Eightfold’s AI-powered platform helps organizations optimize resource allocation, retain talent, and foster employee growth.
3/26/202434 minutes, 2 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Debunking Gen Z and their Workplace Preferences

Today’s guest is no stranger to HR Works. In fact, he’s earned the title of “friend of the podcast.” Over the course of his more than 20-year career as a human capital advisor and career and HR expert, Jesse has provided great insight as a member of the HR community. His impressive track record continues as he has returned to help us learn more about the latest generation to join the workforce: Generation Z. Listen in as we discuss Gen Z employees, misconceptions about this generation, how they want to experience work, and more.
3/19/202429 minutes, 19 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Menopause in the Workplace

Today, we’re talking about menopause in the workplace. There's a huge movement toward providing support for women in the workplace who are navigating this midlife transition -- and there are lots of recent studies showing the economic cost to companies who are neglecting to do so. A recent Mayo Clinic study found that 15% of women cut back on hours or missed work entirely due to their menopause symptoms, costing them about $1.8 billion a year. My guest for this episode, Joanna Strober, is passionate about discussing menopause at work. She is Founder and CEO of Midi Health, a virtual healthcare clinic focused on women navigating menopause and perimenopause. Midi Health works with employers and benefits platforms to expand access to menopause care benefits to female employees.
3/11/202413 minutes, 41 seconds
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HR Work Break: International Women’s Day 2024

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate women’s achievements and take action to drive gender parity. Cristina Jimenez, Senior Partner & Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at RHR International, joins to discuss this year’s theme (“Inspire Inclusion“) and the importance of support, representation, and DEI in the workplace.
3/8/202420 minutes, 37 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Ready to Go Rogue? Part 1

Tune in for part one of our conversation as Shannon Gabriel, VP of Leadership Solutions at TBM Consulting, explains “rogue interview” tactics and interviewing best practices!
3/5/202418 minutes, 49 seconds
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HR Work Break: Today’s Top L&D Trends

Madeline Miller, Leadership & Executive Coach; Ann Marie Morris, President of AM Morris Consulting; and Sarah Devereaux, Leadership Coach and Advisor at Third Coast Coaching & HCI Facilitator; dive into the top L&D trends of 2024.
3/1/20246 minutes, 54 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 277: Mentor Programs Are Not Your 'Easy Button' for L&D!

Guest: Ann Marie Morris, President, AM Morris Consulting What are HR teams looking to achieve when building mentorship programs and offering career-coaching resources to their employees? Are unrealistic expectations being put on mentorship programs serving as a 'magic bullet' and the easy solution to the demand for career development resources? Where do these employer-backed mentorship programs often come up short on their R.O.I.? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Ann Marie Morris, President of AM Morris Consulting, returns to help us take a closer look at the impact and effectiveness of employer-led mentorship programs. Widely viewed as a go-to option for supporting employee learning initiatives and career growth resources, Ann Marie explains why the traditional approach to mentorship may not the optimal solution for HR teams and organizations, and offers alternative approaches for HR teams to consider when building professional development and career-coaching resources for their employees.
2/27/202420 minutes, 4 seconds
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HR Work Break: Keeping Employees Engaged

Low levels of employee engagement have a negative effect on productivity, retention, wellbeing, and more. So, what can leaders do to keep their workforce engaged? Shannon Gabriel, Vice President of Leadership Solutions at TBM Consulting, shares her advice and best practices.
2/23/202412 minutes, 29 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Reconstructing Inclusion

While most of us would never dream of ostracizing our coworkers—especially those who have been historically excluded in the workplace because of their perceived “otherness”– many people routinely feel left out of workplace culture. According to DEI strategist Amri B. Johnson, it’s because truly good people, who wholeheartedly support diversity, equity, and inclusion, don’t go far enough to show they care. He notes that, “real inclusion is rooted in what’s in our hearts, but it must live in our daily actions.” That good intentions aren’t enough, and while leaders can set the tone for everyone to follow, caring peer-to-peer interactions make the biggest positive impact. Listen in as we discuss his new book: Reconstructing Inclusion: Making DEI Accessible, Actionable, and Sustainable. Reconstructing Inclusion offers a guide to better understanding the historical context of inclusion, a rethinking of the efforts organizations are undertaking now, and an actionable, robust approach to carrying this work into the future.
2/21/202430 minutes, 18 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 276: Love & The Workplace - HR Strategies for Managing Office Relationships

Has the perception of workplace romance evolved in recent years? What are some of the common challenges that HR teams still run into with romantic office relationships, and how can the introduction of 'love contracts' provide a practical, effective solution to HR teams looking to implementing workplace romance policies and best practices? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Vanessa Matsis-McCready, Vice President of HR Services and Associate General Counsel at Engage PEO, to discuss what employers need to know about having an up-to-date, 'Gen Z-proof' love contract that establishes clear, realistic guidelines to building a practical workplace romance policy that protects both employers and employees.
2/13/202438 minutes, 34 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: DEI is for Everyone

or this episode of A Seat at the Table, I’m joined by Ryan Whitacre and Toya Lawson, partners at executive search firm Bridge Partners LLC. Ryan and Toya have joined to share valuable insights from Bridge Partners’ recently commissioned survey of C-Suite leaders and HR decision-makers on DEI. Listen in as we discuss the firm’s inaugural DEI Barometer survey and some of the key findings, which include: - 80% of Large Employers See DEI Programs as Positive - 88% of Large Employers See DEI Programs as Necessary - 96% of Large Employers Believe DEI is the Most Impactful Social Impact Initiative - 60% of large company leaders use an increase of racially and ethnically diverse employees as a metric of success for DEI programs.
2/12/202434 minutes, 37 seconds
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HR Work Break: Are You Prepared for Super Sick Monday?

Sandra Moran, CMO of WorkForce Software, joins HR Work Break to discuss “Super Sick Monday” and why employers need to embrace flexible, empathetic management strategies.
2/9/202420 minutes, 19 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 275: Retention Over Acquisition: Why (Re)Recruiting Top-Talent Matters in 2024

Guest: Vicki Salemi, Career Expert at Monster What is causing so many employees to have this ‘wandering eye’ in 2024 and consider these new career opportunities? Are the same factors in play that we saw driving the Great Resignation back in 2021 or are we looking at something entirely different? And most importantly, what can organizations and their HR teams do to ‘re-recruit’ their existing talent and make them want to stay? Monster’s very own career expert, Vicki Salemi, returns to the HR Works Podcast to help us take a closer look at what the 2024 Work Watch Report. Vicki explains why a reported 57% of recruiters will be shifting their focus to retention strategies over acquisition in the coming year, and we discuss some key areas of the employee experience that matter right now for prospective talent and existing employees. And don't miss as Vicki offers some effective strategies for HR teams to consider when re-recruiting and reengaging their existing workforce!
2/6/202432 minutes, 52 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 274: The Time is NOW for Shifting the Mindset on Talent Intelligence

Guest: Jason Cerrato, Vice President of Market Strategy at Eightfold Why should talent intelligence be a top priority for HR leaders as they build out their tech stack for 2024? What advantages can HR teams gain from utilizing talent intelligence in their people operations functions and how do those advantages translate up at the C-suite? Organizations have access to more data than ever before! So, how can HR teams and their organizations use that information to make more informed strategic decisions regarding one of their most prized resources…their talent? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Eightfold‘s VP of Market Strategy, Jason Cerrato, joins to help us take on these question and take a closer look at the emergence of talent intelligence as an essential tool in winning the talent battle. Listen as Jason shares key metrics that HR teams should be paying attention to when using talent intelligence and how to build a case for buy-in from key decision makers can start with shifting to a mindset of using data and analytics as solutions.
1/30/202446 minutes, 52 seconds
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HR Work Break Presents: The ABCs of AI Compliance

As HR pros adapt to the ins and outs of artificial intelligence, compliance is top of mind for most leaders. In the past year alone, President Biden issued an executive order that seeks to manage the risk of AI and the EEOC created a resource on AI and its relation to Title VII of Civil Rights Act. Tune in for best practices for AI compliance in 2024!
1/26/20245 minutes, 46 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 273: Show Me The Money! The Rising Trend of Pay Transparency

Guest: Lauren Winans, CEO and Principal HR consultant of Next Level Benefits How has the growth and embrace of pay transparency impacted the hiring process in 2024? Does pay transparency offer more to organizations than just checking-box for compliance, and what are the common concerns that accompany pay transparency for HR teams? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Next Level Benefits’ Lauren Winans returns for a conversation about the impact pay transparency is having across HR and hiring teams, and its emergence as a compliance trend within the modern workforce. Listen as Lauren discusses the benefits employers can draw from embracing a proactive and productive pay transparency process and conversely, how it can ‘go off the rails’ when not treated with intentionality and proper communication across an organization’s prospective and existing workforce.
1/23/202440 minutes, 7 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Leading with Wisdom in 2024

2023 was a whirlwind for the HR industry. We saw everything from massive tech layoffs, return to office mandates, back-peddling on DEI efforts, AI and tech advancements that threatened some jobs, and so much more. Because of the way these messages and announcements were delivered, buzz words like emotional intelligence, empathy, kindness, and gratitude were tied to not only the workplace, but also leadership. In this episode of Pages, Jann Freed – author, leadership development coach and speaker, joins to discuss her book “Leading with Wisdom: Sage Advice from 100 Experts.” This book aims to help leaders integrate the best of themselves and their lives into the tasks and roles of leaders. Listen in as we discuss leadership do’s and don’ts, why excelling as a leader has much to do with self-management and overcoming one’s ego, and more.
1/17/202425 minutes, 48 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 272: Unlocking Potential: Could Second-Chance Hiring Be Your Talent Cheatcode?

Guest: Jessica Artz, Executive Vice President and CHRO of ViaPath Technologies What is second-chance hiring, and could it be your solution for overcoming hiring challenges and opening up a new talent pipeline in 2024? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Jessica Artz, Executive Vice President and CHRO of ViaPath Technologies, helps us take a closer look at second-chance hiring and the opportunities these programs can create for hiring teams in search of their next great wave of talent. Listen as Jessica addresses some of the misconceptions that often challenge second-chance hiring programs, while offering the major benefits that introducing second-chance and fair-chance hiring can provide to an organization’s DEI and ESG efforts, in addition to opening an untapped market of talent.
1/16/202445 minutes, 15 seconds
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HR Work Break: Financial Wellness in 2024

Timothy Flacke, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Commonwealth, joins to discuss how employers can support their workers’ financial wellbeing, the impact of the Secure Act 2.0, and more!
1/12/202415 minutes, 46 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 271: Can Equity Still Compete in the Compensation ‘Arms Race’?

Guest: Jesse Meschuk, Senior Advisor at Exequity How have employee expectations around total rewards changed going into 2024? What non-cash benefits should hiring teams be considering to keep up in the compensation ‘arms race’ when competing for talent? And while equity incentive awards once served as a unique way to provide employees value, are they still a viable option in the current economy? If you are been a regular listener of the HR Works Podcast, then you are certainly familiar with Jesse Meschuk (Senior Advisor with Exequity) and the great insight that he’s been providing during his 20+ year career as a member of the HR community. Certainly qualifying for “friend of the podcast” status at this point, Jesse makes his triumphant return to help us prepare for this new year in HR and shares some of the workforce trends that he sees on the horizon for 2024. Listen as we dive into his recent HR Daily Advisor article, and Jesse offers a closer look at how the current economy is changing the viability of certain non-cash compensation strategies, such as equity incentive awards, for organizations aiming to compete in the compensation ‘arms race’.
1/9/202430 minutes, 43 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Keeping DEIB at the Table in 2024

My guest for today’s episode, Monica Davis, has dedicated her professional journey to creating inclusive and equitable workplaces that celebrate diversity and foster belonging. She also has a background in HR management and extensive experience in organizational and leadership development. Currently, she serves as the Director of Talent Experience, DEIB at software development company EngageSmart, where she leads with unwavering determination and a passion for creating lasting change. Listen in as she shares advice for HR leaders looking to push for positive change in their organizations, why it’s important to reframe the benefits of DEIB, and more.
1/8/202417 minutes, 4 seconds
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HR Work Break: The Future of L&D

Originally shared as part of our HR Learning & Development Week, listen as Dr. Trish Holiday, VP of HR and Corporate Services at Nashville Electric Service, and Kara Hardin, CEO of The Practice Lab, help us take a closer look at how the learning and development space is poised to change and evolve.
1/5/202417 minutes, 50 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 270: Is Your Approach to Employee Feedback Outdated?

How do organizations benefits from building a culture of real-time feedback and regular performance conversations? Does the annual employee performance review process still work in 2024? In this latest episode, Jason Walker, Thrive HR Consulting's Fractional CHRO and Founder, joins for a conversation about the latest trends in employee feedback and how the access real-time information is changing the employee experience. Listen as Jason explains how embracing a culture of constant feedback and actionable data can unlock talent development and a more effective, engaged workforce in 2024. And don't miss as Jason shares the thing that surprised him most from the HR community in 2023, and offers some workforce predictions for the new year.
1/2/202442 minutes, 43 seconds
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HR Work Break: 2023’s Biggest HR Buzzwords

In the final week of 2023, now is an excellent time for leaders to consider how to best prepare themselves, their teams, and their organizations for a successful New Year. Tune in for HR Work Break’s special end-of-year episode that highlights trending topics in the HR world!
12/22/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 269: What's Your ROI on Employee Self-Service Tools?

Guest: Ann Marie Morris, President, AM Morris Consulting How has the rise of employee self-service functionality, present in many of today’s latest HRIS and HR software tools, changed the role people operations teams across organizations? What benefits do organizations experience when implementing employee self-service, and are there any specific functions that HR teams should never automate? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Ann Marie Morris, President of AM Morris Consulting and one of Human Capital Institute’s newest adjunct facilitators, helps us take a closer look at the growth of self-service functionality within HRIS tools, and the impact this technology is having on the HR teams that rely so heavily upon them. Listen as we discuss the appeal of implementing employee self-service and HR task automation across the modern workforce, and ways that organizations and their HR teams can assess the ROI of adopting these employee-first tools. How can teams determine the technology investment is worth it?
12/19/202337 minutes, 50 seconds
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HR Work Break: Investing in the Future of L&D

Sam Zheng, CEO & Founder of DeepHow, joins HR Work Break to discuss the benefits of employee-led training, best practices for employee growth, and L&D trends that will shape the year ahead.
12/16/202316 minutes, 12 seconds
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HR Work Break: 2024’s Future of Work

In a recent survey, McKinsey highlighted three major trends that will likely continue to reshape work as we know it: remote work, e-commerce, and the adoption of automation and AI. Jared Pope, Co-Founder & CEO of Work Shield, joins HR Work Break to discuss how these topics will affect the future of work, the importance of employee engagement, and other trends to keep an eye on in the new year.
12/12/202322 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 268: Employee Wellness Starts With Flexibility

Guest: Daniela Elazari, Director of Well-Being in the Office of Work/Life at Columbia University Have employee expectations around work/life balance and flexibility changed? Why is it vital for employers to show their investment and commitment to workplace wellness, and what elements of employee well-being should HR teams be paying close attention to as many teams return to the office in 2024? In this week’s episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Daniela Elazari, a workplace well-being expert and Director of Well-Being in the Office of Work/Life at Columbia University. Listen as Daniela helps us take a closer look at how workplace well-being has changed in recent years, and learn why a renewed support of work/life balance and employee wellness is essential for organizations, especially as RTO mandates and policies ramp up in 2024. And don’t miss as Daniela offers some must-have wellness and nutrition tips for HR teams to support employee health, both mental and physical, during this holiday season. This is one you’ll definitely want to check out!
12/12/202339 minutes, 6 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 267: Build Teams That Can Thrive During Change

Guest: Simon Taylor, Head of Organizational Effectiveness at Gap Inc. Why is organizational effectiveness essential in building thriving, high-performing workforces? Where can HR teams make their biggest contribution to organizational effectiveness, and what are some red flags of organizational ineffectiveness that HR leaders should be looking out for in 2024? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Simon Taylor, a globally recognized organizational leadership thought leader and Head of Organizational Effectiveness at Gap Inc. Listen as we discuss the importance of maintaining a dedicated workforce strategy, built to withstand challenges and ultimately lead to long-term success, and Simon shares a preview of his upcoming book, Build Smart: A Blueprint for Building a High-Performing Organization that is set to release in April 2024.
12/5/202336 minutes, 15 seconds
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HR Work Break: The Loneliness Epidemic

The US Surgeon General recently deemed loneliness and isolation and “epidemic” as over half of Americans reported experiencing measurable levels of loneliness. What can HR leaders do to better support their employees' mental health? Bestselling author Erica Kezwin joins HR Work Break to discuss the loneliness epidemic, employee mental health, and more.
12/1/202318 minutes, 9 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 266: Can Predictive Intelligence Unlock the Talent Market?

Guest: Thomas Leeper, Vice President of Client Services at Sevenstep What are successful talent acquisition and hiring teams doing differently to address the latest challenges of the labor market? Could predictive workforce intelligence tools and talent analytics be the difference makers for the organizations looking to attract top-talent in the marketplace? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Thomas Leeper, Vice President of Client Services at Sevenstep, joins to helps us take a closer look at how are hiring teams and organizations taking advantage of an evolving access to analytics and deeper understanding of the talent market. Listen as Thomas shares findings from a recent Sevenstep report, Predictive Workforce Intelligence Comes of Age, explaining what the latest workforce analytics are telling us about the future of the talent market, and which data sets and trends hiring teams need to be paying closer attention to going into 2024.
11/28/202335 minutes, 51 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 265: Pay It Forward – Game-Changing Career Advice From HR Pros

What is the best piece of professional advice that you’ve received and could pass along to HR and recruiting professionals? We ask this question every week to our first-time guests on the HR Works Podcast and each time we get a truly unique and impactful response. In this week’s episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are sharing some our favorite responses from our 2023 season and paying it forward, giving the gift of game-changing advice as we head into the gift-giving season.
11/21/202317 minutes, 12 seconds
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HR Works Podcast Presents Pages of HR: How to Deal with Ageism in the Workplace (Part II)

In last month‘s Pages of HR, I chatted with Patti Temple Rocks. Over the course of her four-decade career in the communications industry, Temple Rocks has held senior leadership positions in different sectors including PR, advertising, and the corporate client side. Patti is also an inspirational leader, builder of teams, creative thinker, problem-solver, and agent of change. Welcome back to part two of our discussion as we delve further into her book, "I’m Still Not Done: It’s Time to Talk About Ageism in the Workplace."  Listen in as we discuss how to use the mirror test to determine if you or your organization is being ageist, five tips for mentoring employees over 50 years old, 10 steps to creating an anti-ageism organization, and more.
11/15/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 264: From IC to Manager - Setting Your Newest Leaders Up for Success

Guest: Dr. Trish Holliday, Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services at Nashville Electric Service (NES) What are some of the biggest challenges facing new managers transitioning from roles as individual contributors into managerial and leadership positions? What skill gaps need to be immediately addressed to prepare new managers and what should be built into a long-range learning plan? In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Dr. Trish Holliday, Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services at Nashville Electric Service, helps us take a closer look at the challenges facing employees as they take on their first roles as managers and leaders. Listen as Dr. Holliday offers her expert insight and shares how HR teams can support their advancing workforce in their career growth, becoming effective, successful future leaders of their organization.
11/14/202346 minutes, 5 seconds
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HR Work Break: What Is 'Tethered Nomading?'

As many companies contemplate a return to office, the digital nomad trend has since shifted into "tethered nomading." Audra Nichols, Chief Operating Officer at MBO Partners, joins to discuss this trend, the importance of flexible work, and more!
11/10/202319 minutes, 46 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 263: It’s Showtime! Making Your Open Enrollment a Success

Guest: Lauren Winans, CEO and Principal HR consultant of Next Level Benefits What are the biggest challenges facing HR teams during open enrollment? What are some effective methods for driving employee engagement when selecting their 2024 benefits, and have any new must-have benefits emerged to attract talent in recent years? With open enrollment season underway, HR teams are collectively diving into the challenge of educating and assisting their workforce with enrolling in 2024 benefits. So what better time than right now to check-in on the pulse of employee benefits and unpack some of the most-common challenges facing HR teams during the open enrollment process? Next Level Benefit’s CEO and Principal HR consultant, Lauren Winans, joins this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast and offers her expert insight and advice for HR leaders looking to navigate a successful and productive open enrollment process.
11/7/202349 minutes, 55 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 262: Is Your Workforce Stuck in a ‘Performance Paradox’?

Guest: Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Growth.how and author of The Performance Paradox How can HR leaders unlock a culture of constant growth, development and performance from their workforce? Why does the Performance Paradox challenge so many employees, making them feel stagnant and disengaged, and what can HR leaders do to help break the cycle? In this week’s episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Growth.how and author of the recently released book, The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset into Action. Listen as we explore Eduardo's keys to unlocking employee growth potential and he helps us explore the connection between professional growth, upskilling, and employee retention.
10/31/202344 minutes, 37 seconds
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HR Work Break: Remote, Hybrid, or In Office?

Carol Howard, Chief People Officer at Eptura, joins to discuss the pros and cons to hybrid work and a RTO and best practices for developing a remote, hybrid, or in office work plan for your employees.
10/27/202315 minutes, 38 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: How to Deal with Ageism in the Workplace (Part I)

Over the past two years, perceptions of older Americans took a deep dive downward and those negative perceptions – that older people are frail and weak and, sadly, disposable – have crept into the workplace. In fact, before the pandemic, an AARP survey showed 61 percent of people ages 40 to 65 had either seen or experienced ageism in the workplace. In May of 2021 that number jumped to 78 percent, the highest number AARP has ever recorded since they began tracking in 2003. My guest for this episode, Patti Temple Rocks, is passionate about discussing and fighting age discrimination as well as helping people understand how ageism stunts business growth and reflects poorly on our society. Temple Rocks is also an author and we’re discussing her book,”I’m Still Not Done: It’s Time to Talk About Ageism in the Workplace.“ In part one of this two-part episode, listen in as we discuss why retirees are returning to the workplace and the value they provide, why senior employees are less likely to quiet quit and why organizations should care, the hidden cost of turnover that organizations risk by excluding workers over 50, and more.
10/25/202320 minutes, 37 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 261: Can the Employee Experience Be Both Personalized and Shared?

Guest: Kamaria Scott, Founder and CEO of Enetic and host of the Manager To Manager podcast As the employee experience continues to become more and more personalized, how can HR teams help ensure their company culture remains shared and unified? What are the most-effective ways for HR teams to measure and truly understand the impact of their employee experience in 2023? Kamaria Scott, founder and CEO of consulting firm Enetic, joins the HR Works Podcast and helps us answer these questions and more! Listen as Kamaria discusses the path to creating effective corporate cultures and building an employee experience that supports personalization, while maintaining a shared and distinct identity.
10/24/202349 minutes, 22 seconds
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HR Work Break: This Barbie Is a Recruiter Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of my conversation with Brianna Rooney, CEO of TalentPerch, about Barbie and what recruiters can learn from the blockbuster film. Tune in as we discuss how to contextualize various skills for career growth, the importance of diversity and representation, and more.
10/20/202317 minutes, 24 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 260: All Aboard! How HR Is Keeping Culture On-Track in Times of Change

Guest: Jesse Meschuk, Senior Advisor at Exequity Change is never easy and it’s safe to say that in 2023, many workforces and employees have encountered their fair share of change. From companywide layoffs to organizational restructuring to announced RTO mandates, the morale of many workforces have been put to the test. So what role should HR teams play in those challenging moments immediately following a major company announcement or change impacting the workforce? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Jesse Meschuk, Senior Advisor at Exequity, makes his return to the HR Works Podcast and joins us for a conversation about the impact that major company announcements can have on a workforce and the role HR leaders can play in preserving their ever-important company culture in those moments of change. Tune in as we discuss some of the practical ways that organizations and their people teams can help recover and re-inspire a workforce, turning around morale and getting employees back onboard for future success.
10/17/202331 minutes, 32 seconds
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HR Work Break: This Barbie Is a Recruiter Part 1

As the Barbie movie continues to dominate headlines, is there anything HR professionals can learn from Barbie and her friends? Briana Rooney, CEO of TalentPerch, joins to discuss what recruiters can learn from the Barbie movie, the importance of DEI, and more.
10/13/202310 minutes, 50 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Tapping Leadership Training for a Positive Workplace Culture

In the latest episode of A Seat at the Table, I am joined by Savina Perez, co-founder of Hone, the all-in-one talent development platform based on small-group, expert led, live virtual classes. Savina’s passion for DEI is both personal and professional as she helps leaders uncover bias in the workplace – and offers data points to back it up. Listen in as we discuss mental healthand wellbeing, unconscious bias, employer accountability from employee’s, workplace empathy, and more.
10/10/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 259: Powered by AI – Shaping the Future of Your Workforce Training

Guest: Marc Ramos, Chief Learning Officer at Cornerstone How has the emergence of generative AI impacted employee upskilling and training initiatives? What are some innovative ways that L&D leaders can utilize technology for the skills development and growth of their workforce? In this week’s episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Marc Ramos, Chief Learning Officer at Cornerstone, as we examine how AI and modern technology is changing the employee experience as we know it. Listen as Marc shares the must-have AI skills that L&D leaders should be focused on learning right now and the best thing he's seen come out of the HR community in 2023. This is one you'll definitely want to check out!
10/10/202343 minutes, 37 seconds
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HR Work Break: Beating Burnout & Improving Mental Health

As burnout, depression, and anxiety affect more and more of the population, what can employers do to support their workers’ mental health? Jeri Hawthorne, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Aflac U.S., joins to discuss burnout prevention, the importance of wellness benefits, and more!
10/6/202320 minutes, 9 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 258: All In! Transform Your Workforce with Coaching Culture

Guest: Whitney Walker, Director of People Operations at Rhymetec What are the signs of a healthy coaching culture? What role can HR teams play in keeping their organization’s approach to coaching fresh, innovative, and engaging? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Whitney Walker, Director of People Operations at Rhymetec, helps us take a closer look at the benefits of building a people culture that creates and supports good coaching habits from the bottom up. Listen as Whitney shares some of the key indicators of healthy coaching culture and how a companywide buy-in to coaching can unlock your workforce’s full potential!
10/3/202329 minutes, 17 seconds
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HR Work Break: What Is Toxic Behavior Carryover?

What can leaders do to address workplace toxicity and other culture issues? Lena McDearmid, Co-Founder, COO, and Chief Culture Officer at Momnt, joins HR Work Break to discuss Toxic Behavior Carryover (TBC), company culture, and more!
9/29/202322 minutes, 26 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 257: Is a 'September Surge' Happening in 2023?

Guest: Jâlie Cohen, Group SVP and Head of Global Talent at The Adecco Group Is the 'September Surge' actually happening in 2023 or is it just optimistic buzz? And who is currently driving the talent marketplace – Existing employees, prospective talent, or the employers? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we check on the pulse of the hiring market and examine the current buzz surrounding 'September Surge' with Jâlie Cohen, The Adecco Group's Group SVP and Head of Global Talent. An expert in leading talent acquisition and the talent experience initiatives, Jâlie shares her great insight on unique trends from the current talent pool and offers valuable advice to HR and talent acquisition leaders on where they should be investing their resources to be most-effective in the final months of 2023.
9/26/202343 minutes, 5 seconds
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HR Work Break: Decoding AI's Role in Recruiting

What should hiring teams keep in mind as they incorporate new technologies into their recruiting strategy? Will Rose, Chief Technology Officer at Talent Select AI, joins to discuss the future of hiring technology, the influence of AI in recruiting, and more!
9/22/202315 minutes, 25 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 256: 5 Generations, 1 Goal – Keep Your Multigenerational Workforce Motivated

Guest: Lisa Ryan, Founder and Chief Appreciation Strategist of Grategy With five generations of workers currently coexisting in the modern workforce, is each generations looking for the same thing out of their workplace experience in 2023? What factors are keeping these unique generational groups ‘locked-in’, engaged, and motivated? In this week’s episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Lisa Ryan, engagement expert, best-selling author and Grategy’s founder and Chief Appreciation Strategist, as we examine what it takes to build a corporate culture that meets the needs of multiple workforce generations. Originally shared as part of our recent HR Now: Turnover & Retention virtual summit, listen as Lisa brings her expert insight and passion for engagement strategy into a conversation that gives HR leaders and their organizations the keys to creating a culture that all generations of employees will want to be a part of in 2023!
9/19/202345 minutes, 5 seconds
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HR Work Break: Back to School Best Practices

Sadie Funk and Sara Redington, leaders from The Best Place for Working Parents, join HR Work Break to share best practices for supporting parents, the importance of flexible and inclusive benefits, and more!
9/15/202313 minutes, 9 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 255: What Does Workplace Flexibility Mean in 2023?

Guest: Kathy Cullen-Cote, Chief People Officer at Teradata What does it mean to have a fully flexible work environment in 2023? What elements of the employee experience need to be factored into making a decision on the balance between in-office and remote work? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Kathy Cullen-Cote, Teradata‘s Chief People Officer, helps us understand what it means to embrace a fully flexible work environment – one that provides employees with the right balance between in-office and remote work, all without sacrificing the employee experience. An expert in building engaged, connected, and caring workplace cultures, Kathy explains how organizations and their HR leadership teams are being defined by their decisions of being in-office, fully remote, or hybrid and shares how HR leaders can best determine the right balance for their workforce.
9/12/202331 minutes, 41 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Planting Seeds for a Positive Culture

Building a better culture is a wise investment in your organization’s future. Like a gardener, organizations must keep their garden (workplace) healthy and productive. So, what does this entail? Well, mindfulness and intentionality are key. And that starts with being intentional about what seeds you plant in your organization. My guest today is all about intentionality and mindfulness. Listen in as Tiffany Castagno, CEO and founder of HR consulting firm CEPHR, LLC, discusses seeds organizations should be intentional about planting to harvest a healthy culture, how organizations can use their company handbook to design a thriving workplace culture, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and productive workforce.
9/11/202321 minutes, 3 seconds
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HR Work Break: Interview Intelligence and the Human Element

How can HR professionals bring together the power of AI while maintaining the human connection in interviews? Rich Mendis, CMO of HireLogic, joins this episode of HR Work Break to answer this question and more.
9/8/202316 minutes, 18 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 254: Busting Remote Workforce Myths

Guest: Kelly Scheib, Chief People Officer at Crunchbase Can company culture still be built and clearly defined with a fully remote workforce? Are employees less productive when they are not in a shared office space together? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Kelly Scheib, Chief People Officer at Crunchbase, to discuss her first-hand experiences in leading the people operations of a ‘remote-first’ company. Listen as Kelly helps us bust a few of the myths and misunderstandings that are commonly associated with distributed and remote-first workforces.
9/5/202336 minutes, 7 seconds
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HR Work Break Podcast: The Road to True Inclusivity

Melissa Danielsen, CEO and Cofounder of Joshin, joins to discuss the importance for companies to adopt a human-first approach to disability inclusion though leadership, policies, benefits, and more.
9/1/202320 minutes, 34 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: 7 Keys to Creating an Irresistible Organization

In the latest episode of Pages of HR, I’m joined by Josh Bersin, author, global HR research analyst, and CEO of The Josh Bersin Company. Listen in as we discuss his new book, Irresistible: The Seven Secrets of the World’s Most Enduring, Employee-Focused Organizations. This HR management book is a leader’s handbook for today’s unpredictable business world, where people and culture are more important than ever. Irresistible challenges companies to rethink their current approach to organizational design, leadership development, and human resources strategy. Listen in as we discuss the seven principles detailed in Irresistible, which are designed for remote and hybrid work, and reflect the need for diversity, purpose, and belonging, all with the goal of higher performance at work.
8/30/202326 minutes, 32 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 253: Get Your Workforce PWFA-Ready! (Pt 2) - Reasonable Accommodation

Guest: Paige Hoster Good, Attorney and Shareholder with McAfee & Taft What constitute as "reasonable accommodations" under the newly proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) regulations? What steps are employers required to take when a qualified employee requests accommodation for a “known limitation” due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition? Our coverage around the PWFA continues, as McAfee & Taft's Paige Hoster Good joins the HR Works Podcast to discuss the EEOC's recently proposed regulations that are currently subject to a 60-day comment period, ending on October 10, 2023.  An expert in employment law, Paige shares what employers and HR teams need to be aware of in the current regulation proposal and breaks down the PWFA's interpretive guidance on employer responsibilities.
8/29/202330 minutes, 30 seconds
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HR Work Break Podcast: The Future of Employee Benefits

Originally presented as part of a panel discussion from HR Daily Advisor’s Employee Benefits Week 2023, we’re sharing the audio from this great, informative conversation with experts Joshua Dunsby from One Medical, Gwen Gollmer from Ally Financial Inc, and Sony Jean-Michelle Thornton from Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center. Tune in for an exciting conversation about the evolving landscape of employee benefits.
8/25/202318 minutes, 6 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 252: Leadership Communication is ‘Not One Size Fits All’

Guest: Neil Bryant, Vice President of Coaching and Leadership at Bluepoint Are all business leaders great communicators? Why is it important for organizations to focus on developing flexible communication skills are part of their leadership development initiatives? Listen as we examine the multiple lenses of leadership communication and the need for adaptive, unique methods to messaging with Bluepoint’s Vice President of Coaching and Leadership, Neil Bryant. Originally presented as part of HR Daily Advisor‘s HR Leadership Week, Neil and host Josh Zygmont take a closer look at the four major language dimensions that all effective leaders must harness and understand. Learn how how HR teams play a crucial role in helping their organization’s develop their leaders and strengthen their essential communication skills in a workplace that is anything but “one-size-fits-all”.
8/22/202352 minutes, 43 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: The Benefits of Employee Recognition

Allison Ellison, CHRO of Avesis, joins HR Work Break to discuss how employee recognition programs benefit company culture, employee happiness, and retention.
8/18/202313 minutes, 37 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 251: Your Employment Brand Matters!

Guest: Ken Schmitt, CEO and Founder of TurningPoint Executive Search What factors define an employment brand? More importantly, do organizations have a true understanding of how their employment brand measures up in this highly-competitive hiring market? Recruiting expert, author, podcast host and CEO and Founder of TurningPoint Executive Search, Ken Schmitt, joins this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast and shares why employment brand matters for hiring teams, HR teams, and the C-suite of organizations, especially in 2023. Ken shares the red flags that signal an employment brand is working against efforts to attract and retain top-talent, and we learn some quick and simple ways for HR teams to immediate improve their organization’s reputation out in the hiring marketplace. Ken also shares some great leadership lessons and learnings from his recently released book (and so to be audiobook), The Practical Optimist: An Entrepreneurial Journey Through Life’s Turning Points.
8/15/202350 minutes, 43 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Weaving DEIB into the Fabric of Workplace Culture

In the latest episode of A Seat at the Table, Leslie Wingo, DEIB Strategic Consultant and CEO of Sanders\Wingo, an independent advertising agency that specializes in multicultural marketing, joins to discuss the importance of storytelling within and about DEIB, the value of listening to understand, why DEIB cannot be “lip service,” and more.
8/14/202320 minutes, 16 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Navigating Change as a Leader

Curtis Bateman, Vice President of Internarial Direct Offices at Franklin Covey and co-author of the book, Change: How to Turn Uncertainty into Opportunity, joins to discuss best practices for leaders in times of change. Tune in for our discussion on change management, leadership best practices, change fatigue and more. This podcast is presented as part of the HR Daily Advisor’s HR Leadership Week 2023. Don’t miss your chance to check out the full lineup of leadership-focused programming!
8/11/202317 minutes, 14 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 250: Struggling with Workplace Culture? It May Be Time for a ‘Meeting Apocalypse’

Guest: Dr. Jessica Kriegel, Chief Scientist of Workplace Culture for Culture Partners Are we reaching a virtual meeting overload? In this post-pandemic, modern workplace, the use of virtual meetings and communication tools have become as second-nature to the workplace as desks, chairs, conference rooms, and break rooms (Some of you still remember when those were a thing, right?!). Are these tools that were initially meant to make us more efficient and better communicators, actually become a threat to workplace culture and productivity? Dr. Jessica Kriegel, Chief Scientist of Workplace Culture for Culture Partners, has the answer and is calling for a “Meeting Apocalypse” as the solution! Jessica joins this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, as we discuss the current trends (and challenges) defining today’s workforce culture and unpack the burden that the current trend of virtual communication has placed on our overall productivity. She explains how an approach that she has dubbed the “Meeting Apocalypse”, can help teams break away from their challenges of burnout, while supporting efforts to realign their workplace culture and start driving meaningful results.
8/8/202339 minutes, 5 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Mentally at Work (Part II)

In last month's Pages of HR, I chatted with Genevieve Hawkins, a senior executive with extensive experience in leading major change programs in large organizations. Welcome back to part two of our discussion as we delve further into her book, Mentally at Work: Optimizing Health and Business Performance Through Connection. In this episode of Pages, listen in as we discuss why leaders should take employee mental health seriously rather than delegating the responsibility, the importance of conversations and the way we interact with each other, what a mental health workplace strategy is and isn't, and more.
8/2/202323 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 249: Parents Are Returning to Work...How Can We Help Them Stay?

Guest: Sadie Funk and Sara Redington from The Best Place for Working Parents What family-friendly policies matter most to working parents in 2023? As recent workforce studies have shown parents making a return to the workplace, with participation totals for parents with children under 18 now climbing back to pre-pandemic levels, how can companies build a more supportive employee experience to keep them there? In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Sadie Funk and Sara Redington, leaders from The Best Place for Working Parents, joins to discuss some of the latest workforce trends and their impact on the working parent population.  As members of an expanding national network of business leaders committed to providing support for working parents, Sadie and Sara explain the recent resurgence of parent participation in the workforce and offer a look at why family-friendly policies can make good business for HR teams and their organizations. And for those organizations committed to building a more inclusive and DEI-focused workplace in 2023, you will learn from this conversation why the parent population can play a vital role!
8/1/202327 minutes, 46 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 248: Can HR Be Both Product-Minded and People-Centric?

Guest: Jessica Zwaan, speaker, author, HR thought-leader, and Chief Operating Officer at Whereby Is it time to start looking at the employee experience as a subscription product? What advantages can organizations and their workplace cultures gain by taking a product-management approach to leading people? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we examine this innovative, product-influenced approach to people operations with Jessica Zwaan, an author, speaker, HR thought-leader and COO of Whereby. With extensive experience leading global people and talent teams across the startup and technology space, Jessica is introducing philosophies that are common across product management teams and demonstrating their broader application across entire workforces. Listen as she shares how HR leaders can improve their workforce performance by embracing evidence-based decision making, while establishing a culture of continuous feedback and iteration. We also take a closer look at her latest release, Built for People, a must-have guide for leaders looking to proactively develop an employee experience which attracts, engages and retains the talent the business needs and supports them to operate at their full potential.
7/25/202341 minutes, 58 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 247: Flexibility Matters! Making Your Employee Benefits More Beneficial

Guest: Sony Jean-Michel Thornton, Sr. HR Business Partner at Columbia University Irving Medical Center When it comes to employee benefits, what does “flexibility” mean to workers and their employers in 2023? How can HR leaders and organizations know if flexible benefits, such as unlimited PTO or hybrid work, are the right fit for their corporate culture? In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Sony Jean-Michel Thornton, Sr. HR Business Partner at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, joins as we take a closer look at the growing demand for employee benefits that offer more flexibility and choice. With over 20 years of HR experience in strategic HR practices including total rewards and talent engagement strategy, Sony brings her first-hand insight and expertise into our conversation and shares her prediction for the future of employee benefits. And don’t miss her advice for the one thing HR teams should START doing today to help create a more productive and attractive employee experience!
7/18/202333 minutes, 17 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Supporting Your Workforce with Divorce Benefits

Companies have procedures about what to do if one of their team members has a death in the family, must take care of a child who is sick, or is suffering from a long-term illness. But although 10% of their workforce goes through a divorce every year, most companies don’t have plans to support these employees. Fortunately, my guest for today’s episode, Sheri Atwood, is an expert in this area. Sheri is CEO and Founder of SupportPay, which offers first-of-its-kind employee benefits for divorce and separation. Listen in as we discuss the stigma of divorce in the workplace and its implications for employees and managers, what companies can do about divorce inequality, and more.
7/17/202314 minutes, 24 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 246: Are 2023 Grads Your Newest Talent Advantage?

Guest: Alexandra Levit, Founder and CEO of Inspiration at Work What unique skills and competitive advantages are recent 2023 graduates bringing into this highly-competitive talent marketplace? For the HR teams that are hiring these newest members of the workforce, what skills training should be prioritized to set up their new Gen Z hires for long-term success? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we tackle these questions and so much more about future workforce trends with the impressive Alexandra Levit, author, speaker, workplace futurist, and Founder and CEO of Inspiration at Work. Listen as Alexandra shares her insight on the strengths (and weaknesses) that 2023 graduates are offering organizations, what sets them apart from their Millennial and early-Gen Z predecessors, and how organizations can best prepare for the future of work. She also helps debunk a misconception with AI that challenges HR leaders, as we take a closer look at her latest book release “Deep Talent: How to Transform Your Organization and Empower Your Employees Through AI”.
7/11/202348 minutes, 6 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Trust and Transparency at Work

Jared Pope, Co-Founder and CEO of Work Shield, joins to discuss the importance of transparency, best practices when developing an employee misconduct reporting system, and more.
7/7/202319 minutes, 58 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: The Growth of Intelligent Technology

Lou Bachenheimer, CTO of the Americas for SS&C Blue Prism, joins the show to discuss the advancement of intelligent automation (IA) and artificial intelligence (AI).
6/30/202317 minutes, 4 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 245: Get Your Workforce PWFA-Ready!

Guest: Darci Dunn, President of EssentialHr – HR Done Right With the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) taking effect on June 27th, the onus is on HR departments to review their accommodation policies for their U.S.-based employees during pregnancy and childbirth. So what does the PWFA entail and what do organizations and their HR teams need to know to ensure they remaining compliant under these updated EEOC standards? Employee relations and benefits expert Darci Dunn, President of EssentialHR – HR Done Right, joins the HR Works Podcast and helps us take a closer look at the details of the PWFA. Listen as she shares some must-have insight and next steps to help HR leaders meet the updated standards for reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees. Darci also offers some effective ways to communicate these policy changes across a workforce, and provides predictions for the next wave of workplace protections that could be on the horizon.
6/27/202335 minutes, 32 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: HRDA at SHRM 2023

One week after SHRM23, we take some time to reflect on hot topics in HR, the future of work, the importance of flexibility, and more.
6/23/202317 minutes, 24 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Mentally at Work (Part I)

In the latest episode of Pages of HR, I'm joined by Genevieve Hawkins, a senior executive with extensive experience in leading major change programs in large organizations. We’re discussing her book, Mentally at Work: Optimizing Health and Business Performance Through Connection.  “Mentally at Work” is about understanding the science behind why connection matters and the practical strategies to build your mental health, the mental health of the team, and the strength of connection that delivers results. In an ever-changing, complex world, how we lead has become an increasingly critical skill. Genevieve hopes that this book can guide leaders to lead in a sustainable way for them, their teams, and their businesses, so that we may collectively reverse the trend of mental illness in the developed world. In part one of this two-part series, listen in as we discuss Hawkins' 20-year career in senior management and knowing exactly what this level of leaders face, as well as how a leader’s mental health reverberates through their ranks, the value of connection and what connection with others virtually and physically means for mental health, and more.
6/21/202323 minutes, 22 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Embracing the New AI - Achievement Intelligence

Guest: Caroline Dowd-Higgins (Executive leadership coach, media host, public speaker and best-selling author) How are we seeing the emergence of artificial intelligence in the workplace impacting some of HR’s most valued and prioritized elements, such as workplace culture and employee wellbeing? What are some of the long-term challenges from being solely focused on goals without celebrating achievements? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Caroline Dowd-Higgins joins to share her new philosophy that encourages employers and HR leaders to embrace a new kind of AI - Achievement Intelligence.  Listen as Caroline explains why workforces should start embracing an approach that looks beyond the quantity of work being done and instead values the quality of the work being accomplished from a workforce.
6/20/202334 minutes, 56 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 243: Upskilling Your Managers to Make an Impact

Guest: Will Clive, Chief People Officer at Pluralsight Where are managers making the greatest impact to an organization, and how can HR leaders provide the support and training to successfully navigate the demands of their roles in 2023 and beyond? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Will Clive (Chief People Officer at Pluralsight) helps us take a closer look at the value and impact that a team of effective managers can have on a workforce and an organization’s overall performance. Learn the skills and training that organizations and their HR teams should prioritize, helping to set their managers up for success and effectively lead in this digital economy.
6/13/202331 minutes, 44 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: LGBTQ Identity in the Workplace

Vicki Salemi, Career Expert at Monster, joins to discuss some of the common challenges and disconnects seen between employers and LGBTQ workers.
6/9/202314 minutes, 34 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 242: Moving Your DEI Culture from Awareness to Strategy

Guest: Larry Nelson-Guillen, Senior Talent Management Product Manager at American Family Insurance What are some best practices for HR teams to support and fortify their DEI culture, and avoid backtracking during challenging times? In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Larry Nelson-Guillen, an experienced DEI practitioner and Senior Talent Management Product Manager at American Family Insurance, to discuss how the recent wave of layoffs is impacting DEI efforts across organizations.  Listen as Larry explains how organizations should consider shifting their approach to DEI culture in 2023, moving beyond simply creating awareness across the workforce and instead utilizing their diversity as a strategic asset for long-term success and growth.
6/6/202337 minutes, 40 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Implementing a Preferred Name at Work

This episode of A Seat at the Table is not only featured as part of HRDA’s HR Diversity week but it also celebrates Pride Month, which recognizes the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on the world. This is the perfect time for HR leaders and organizations to assess their company’s DEI efforts. One of those important efforts is implementing and using pronouns at work. According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, about 1.6 percent of adults are openly transgender or nonbinary, and about 5 percent of people younger than 30 are transgender or nonbinary – that is, their gender differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. My guest today is one of the world’s few transgender CEOs, Wynne Nowland, and she transitioned at the age of 56, coming out as trans in an email to her entire company at Bradley & Parker. Listen in as we discuss tips for employees and employers who are implementing a preferred name at work.
6/5/202322 minutes, 54 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: LGBTQ+ at Work, a History

46% of LGBTQ+ workers have experienced unfair treatment at work at some point in their lives. In light of events both past and present, we’ll dive into the history of the US’s protections of LGBTQ+ workers and best practices.
6/2/20237 minutes, 20 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 241: Build a Strategic Workforce Plan That Actually Works!

Guest: Sadhana Bhide, Strategic Workforce Planning Lead at Faethm by Pearson Why should strategic workforce planning (SWP) be at the front of priority lists for HR leaders and their organizations in 2023? What are the most common roadblocks getting in the way of building a successful workforce strategy? Well, we went right to the source and asked Faethm by Pearson's SWP expert, Sadhana Bhide for the answers! Sadhana joins this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast and explains why a well-executed SWP is a must-have for organizations and HR leaders, along with a walkthrough of a 6-step approach to creating a workforce plan that actually works.
5/30/202328 minutes, 41 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: The Stay Interview

Kylie Luff, Senior HR Consultant at OneDigital, joins to discuss stay interviews, what you can learn from them, best practices for retention, and the affect of turnover on businesses.
5/26/202315 minutes, 51 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 240: Tech Forward – Driving HR’s Top-Priorities with Technology

Guest: Sarah White, CEO, Founder and Head of Research at Aspect43 How is technology shaping the agendas and driving top-priorities for many HR teams in 2023? What are some ways that HR teams can leverage technology to better support the employee experience and win the battle for talent? In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by HR Tech expert Sarah White (CEO, Founder and Head of Research at Aspect43), as we discuss the current state of HR Tech and how teams can introduce the right technology to unlock the full potential of employee experience.
5/23/202340 minutes, 57 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: The Impact of Trustworthy Leadership

Gloria St. Martin-Lowry, President of HPWP Group, joins to discuss how trust impacts retention, motivation, and employee engagement.
5/19/202320 minutes, 8 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Effectively Setting Up New Leaders for Success (Part 2)

Welcome back to part-two of my conversation with Ramona Shaw, author of “The Confident & Competent New Manager: How to Rapidly Rise to Success in Your First Leadership Role.” Listen in as we discuss how new leaders can crush self-doubt and build confidence, the importance of managing your mind, listening to your inner dialogue and challenging it, and more.
5/17/202311 minutes, 43 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 239: Create a Consumer-like Employee Experience

Guest: Aradhya Srivastava, Group Technology Manager of HR Tech at Intuit How is technology playing a key role in retaining top talent and creating a consumer-like experience at work? How can employers and HR teams utilize technology to meet the expectations of the modern-day workplace experience? Intuit's Group Technology Manager of HR Tech, Aradhya Srivastava, joins the HR Works Podcast and helps us answer these questions and more! Listen as Ardy discusses the importance of creating an employee experience that treats employees as customers, as well as best practices for onboarding and adopting new technologies across organizations.
5/16/202324 minutes, 52 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Reinvigorate Your L&D Opportunities

James Micklethwait, Vice President of Kahoot! at Work, joins to discuss the need for interactive L&D, how to create customized learning opportunities, and the importance of employee engagement.
5/12/202317 minutes, 51 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 238: Scaling Smarter, Not Harder! Grow Your Workforce With HR Tech

Guest: Cassandra Margolin, Head of People Operations at Jasper Can technology be the unique advantage for organizations looking to expand their teams? What impact is technology having on the onboarding process for new employees? Cassandra Margolin, Head of People Operations at Jasper, helps keep our conversation around HR technology going as she joins this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast. Since joining Jasper in 2022, Cassandra has helped scale a workforce from 25 employees to now over 200, and she brings first-hand experience and insight into the impact technology is having on the HR role.
5/9/202343 minutes, 25 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Preparing for Gen Z in the Workplace

The pandemic has shifted many of our priorities in the workplace and this includes Generation Z. According to Microsoft’s Work Trend Index Annual Report, 51% of Gen-Z employees are more likely to prioritize health and well-being over work. Gen Zers also want to see values reflected in their workplace as well as diversity and inclusion. In the latest episode of A Seat, Brian Anders, Director of Human Resources at WorkSmart Systems, joins to discuss the arrival of Gen Z in the workplace and ways HR leaders can prepare for this generation that has many expectations. Listen in as we discuss a few key things Gen Z looks for in the workplace, the benefits of a multigenerational workforce, social media’s impact on the workplace, and more.
5/8/202319 minutes, 19 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Automating the Workplace

Colin Redbond, Global SVP of Product and Strategy at SS&C Technologies Blue Prism, joins to discuss the pros and cons of intelligent automation, how artificial intelligence affects employees, and best practices when incorporating AI into the workplace.
5/5/202315 minutes, 30 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 237: Leveraging HR’s Data Advantage in 2023

Guest: Shira Ravid, HR Manager at Walmart Technology How have HR departments been able to utilize recent technology and HR tools to improve their talent and performance management processes across an organization?  Can technology be the key to developing an organization’s future leaders? In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Walmart Technology's Shira Ravid joins to discuss the impact technology is having on people operations role and how HR teams can use their access to data to drive the overall employee experience.
5/2/202322 minutes, 51 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Play, Reflect, & Learn Part II

Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks, CEO of KeepWOL, returns to continue our discussion on gamification. Tune in to learn about how gamification improves employee retention, the affect of L&D on company culture, and the importance of measurable success in L&D investments.
4/28/202314 minutes, 17 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 236: Not the Fun Police! Breaking the HR Myth and Building Relationships

Guest: Jenna Everhart, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Health-E Commerce Does it feel like your HR department is carrying a reputation as being the “fun police”? When your responsibilities include enforcing disciplinary actions, establishing employee regulations, and terminating employees, it can often create the impression that HR solely exists to make rules and ruin the workday fun. By no means is this a new struggle and let’s be honest, those well known characters of TV and film are not helping the matter (I’m looking at you, Toby Flenderson!). So how can HR leaders and their teams help change the narrative of their relationship with employees? Jenna Everhart, Health-E Commerce’s SVP of Human Resources, joins this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast and helps us tackle this long-standing challenge facing HR professionals.
4/25/202335 minutes, 51 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Play, Reflect, & Learn Part I

Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks, CEO of KeepWOL, shares what gamification looks like in L&D, best practices for employee training, and much more.
4/21/202313 minutes, 49 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Effectively Setting Up New Leaders for Success (Part I)

Ramona Shaw, a Certified Professional Leadership Coach, podcast host, and author, discusses the four critical mindset shifts new leaders should consider to become a people leader people love to work with, why 60% of first-time managers underperform in their first two years, the value of soft skills, and more.
4/19/202316 minutes, 34 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 235: Is the HR Your Workforce MVP?

Guest: Caroline Werner, Chief People Officer at LogicGate As organizations continue to evolve and adapt throughout this new world of business, could the HR department be the MVP of your workforce – Most Valuable Partner? If an organization has yet to realize the importance of integrating their HR members into every aspect the business in 2023, they are clearly missing out! Caroline Werner, LogicGate’s Chief People Officer, joins this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, and we discuss the importance of embedding HR in the business and how HR can help build the organization of the future.
4/18/202339 minutes, 5 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Bare Minimum Mondays & Retention

Karen Siegel (HR and Business Development Manager at Delta Hire) joins to discuss “Bare Minimum Mondays,” burnout, how work/life balance improves retention, and more!
4/14/202318 minutes, 5 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 234: Making the Most of a Hiring Slowdown

Guest: Mark Hager, Senior Recruiter of Financial Advisor Recruitment at Edward Jones How can recruiters make the most of the current hiring slowdown, continuing to provide impact and unmatched value to their organizations? Mark Hager joins the HR Works Podcast to discuss some of the challenges facing recruiters during this current job market, as layoffs and hiring freezes are becoming far too familiar for organizations.  Listen as he shares some unique skills that make recruiters and HR professionals an untapped resource for improving corporate culture and making an impact with long-term dividends.
4/11/202335 minutes, 24 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: DEIB is About Progress Not Perfection

In the latest episode of A Seat, our guest reminds us that the “beautiful thing about progress is that we’re constantly reinventing every facet of life.” Listen in as Jennifer Armstrong-Owen, VP of People at talent platform SeekOut, shares why understanding that progress is perfection, DEIB must be part of a company’s DNA, the importance of aligning values and company culture, as well as why leaders should get comfortable with being uncomfortable, and more.
4/10/202329 minutes, 6 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: What We Learned from President Biden's 2024 Budget Proposal

This week, we discuss how President Biden's 2024 budget proposal showcases trending topics within the benefits and compensation space.
4/7/202314 minutes, 56 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 233: Winning Employee Hearts With Your Benefits Package

Guest: Kathie Patterson, Chief Human Resources Officer at Ally Financial What role are employee benefits playing in an organization’s ability to retain top-talent in 2023? In this week’s episode of the HR Works Podcast, Ally Financial's CHRO, Kathie Patterson, joins for a great conversation about the value and impact of employee benefits in 2023. Listen as Kathie shares expert insight into how a thoughtful, strategic benefits package, along with a simple equation that she shares, can help win over the hearts of employees and drive success for an organization.
4/4/202324 minutes, 21 seconds
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HR Works Showcase presents: HR Break Room – Flying Past Barriers w/ Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

The HR Works Showcase is BACK with another great feature episode from Paycom’s HR Break Room, as we share a recent conversation with America’s first Black woman combat pilot, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour. Listen as FlyGirl takes host Morgan Beard through her gutsy, trailblazing path from the Nashville Police Department to two tours in Iraq and beyond. The two discuss overcoming the obstacles of gender equity in the workplace, breaking through paradigms, and the importance of holding business leaders accountable for DEI efforts.
3/30/202347 minutes, 57 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Cultivating Meaningful Partnership at Work

Now more than ever, both leaders and their teams crave deeper connection and more authentic relationships. But how can organizations accomplish this goal — particularly knowing that it will require a reset of how leaders and teams interact? Leaders and team members must embrace a new mindset. They need to acknowledge that the leader-team relationship is more than a one-way service-oriented arrangement. Both sides need support equally if the relationship and what they do together is to be successful. In this episode of Pages, we're joined by Seth R. Silver, Ed.D., principal of Silver Consulting, Inc., and Timothy M. Franz, Ph.D., an Organizational Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, and Chair at St. John Fisher College. Their new book is Meaningful Partnership at Work: How the Workplace Covenant Ensures Mutual Accountability and Success between Leaders and Teams. Listen in as we discuss how to create a new paradigm of partnership through the development of a workplace covenant. Ultimately, this process enables essential dialogue and engagement, which in turn helps create and continuously improve empathy, respect, trust, alignment, and — ultimately — partnership.
3/29/202340 minutes, 3 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 232: Empowering Women Through Internal Career Development

Guest: Carina Cortez, Chief People Officer at Cornerstone What role do HR leaders play in promoting female representation and development opportunities within their organization, and how can they be more effective in doing so? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Cornerstone’s Chief People Officer, Carina Cortez, joins to help us take on this question and more! Listen as Carina offers steps to increasing the representation of women across every levels of an organization, and we use data from Cornerstone’s 2023 Talent Mobility Study to help examine some great ways that HR leaders can foster a culture of continuous development.
3/28/202332 minutes, 35 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Leaders Vs. Managers

Karen Leal, Performance Specialist at Insperity, joins to discuss the key differences between leaders and managers, tips for training future leaders, and the importance of communication.
3/24/202318 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: HR Break Room – Digging Deep: The Costs of Payroll Errors

How much time and money is it costing your HR team to correct payroll errors? Our latest episode on the HR Works Showcase tackles that costly question and more, as we share a brand-new feature episode from Paycom's podcast series, HR Break Room. Listen as H3 HR Advisors co-founder, Steve Boese, joins host Morgan Beard, and the two to dig into a recent Ernst & Young (EY) study that reveals how payroll errors and traditional payroll systems can actually harm the employee experience.
3/23/202340 minutes, 7 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 231: Lifting Women Leaders Out of the Great Breakup

Guest: Monica Eaton, co-founder and COO of Chargebacks911 and creator of the LIFT Mentorship Program Why are women leaders quitting their jobs and what can organizations, and specifically their HR teams, do to support and retain the talented women of their workforce? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Monica Eaton, co-founder and COO of Chargebacks911 and creator of the LIFT Mentorship Program. Listen as Monica helps us examine the challenging workforce trend of “The Great Breakup” and provides advice to HR teams looking to not only support their women leaders, but cultivate the aspiring leaders of the future.
3/21/202337 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Seat at the Table Podcast: Authenticity Drives Culture Forward

In this episode of A Seat at the Table, Odessa “OJ” Jenkins, President at workplace compliance/HR tech start-up Emtrain, joins us. Although Jenkins’s background might not seem like an ideal fit for the role of a Silicon Valley president, she’s proof that breaking the mold isn’t a bad thing. She’s a pioneer in women’s sports for founding and leading the nation’s biggest women’s tackle football league, but she also has enterprise software and HR/workplace chops through her past position as vice president of client success at YourCause, an enterprise software company that connects clients and employees to the global community through corporate social responsibility. Listen in as we discuss how knowing who you are as an organization benefits your employees, the importance of belonging, defining inclusion in order to change it, and so much more.
3/20/202321 minutes, 56 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Women’s History Month

Andrea Ferrara, CHRO at PepsiCo Beverages NA, joins HR Work Break to discuss Women’s History Month, DEI, and the “She Is Pepsi” program.
3/17/202314 minutes, 21 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 230: Stop Making Burnout Taboo!

Guest: Shimrit Paley Markette, Chief People Officer, Second Nature What is one thing HR leaders should START and STOP doing in 2023 to improve workplace wellness? Listen as we share the audio from our recent Now and Next Research Review webinar, presented as part of HR Daily Advisor’s HR Now: Wellness and Burnout virtual summit. Second Nature’s Chief People Officer, Shimrit Paley Markette, joined to help us review the results from a recent subscriber survey and discuss the latest trends of workplace wellness. Shimrit shared great insight and advice for HR professionals battling against employee burnout, and we only felt it right to share with our HR Works audience!
3/14/202330 minutes, 3 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 229: Does a 4-Day Workweek Mean You Are Flexible?

Guest: Scott Day, Chief People Officer at Alludo The 4-day workweek concept is dominating headlines and conversation in the HR space right now, and while it may help workers set better boundaries and balance, is it the best solution for pairing productivity and flexibility in the workplace? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we explore workplace flexibility and the recent 4-day workweek trend with Alludo’s Chief People Officer, Scott Day. Listen as Scott explains why workplace flexibility should be a major focus for HR teams in 2023, but why the attendance models can’t be looked at as one-size-fits-all for organizations.
3/7/202342 minutes, 5 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: 2023’s Gig Economy

John Godfrey, Director of Levelling Up at Legal & General, joins to discuss the impact of gig work on the labor market, the pros and cons of freelancing, and much more!
3/3/202315 minutes, 31 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 228: Doubling Down on Talent Mobility

Guest: Mike Bollinger, Global Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Cornerstone In today’s competitive workforce, companies are scrambling to retain, reskill and remobilize their employees to meet new demands for growth and transformation. At the same time, employees are eager to grow in their careers and are yearning for more development opportunities. So how can HR leaders meet in the middle, accomplish both the goals of their business and their workforce, and ultimately double down on their talent development in 2023? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Cornerstone’s Mike Bollinger (Global VP of Strategic Initiatives) returns to help us answer this million-dollar question by taking a closer look at findings from the 2023 Talent Mobility Study, released by the Cornerstone People Research Lab and Lighthouse Research & Advisory. Listen as Mike shares valuable insight from this latest survey and helps provide HR leaders with tools to help meet the pressing need for transparent growth opportunities in their workforce.
2/28/202328 minutes, 49 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Gen Z and the Future of Work

Faith Brinkley, HR Consultant at PerformancePoint LLC, joins to discuss the benefits and challenges of generational diversity, as well as Gen Z’s strengths and needs in the corporate world.
2/24/202316 minutes, 31 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 227: Can ChatGPT Be Your Next Great HR Tool?

Guest: Jesse Meschuk, Senior Advisor at Exequity In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Exequity’s Jesse Meschuk helps us unpack ChatGPT and better understand what generative AI tools could mean for the future of HR teams. Listen as Jesse explains what sets ChatGPT apart from other AI-powered HR tools, and find out what tasks HR teams should start automating immediately.
2/21/202333 minutes, 12 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Addressing and Overcoming Racially-Fueled Workplace Bullying

In the latest episode of "A Seat," we discuss how organizations can address racially-fueled workplace bullying. A survey by Gallup last year found that workplace bullying disproportionately affects Black and Hispanic Americans. I'm joined by Zenica Chatman. She helps women rediscover their inner strength and confidence after an encounter with a workplace bully. As a trained journalist and communications strategist, Zenica uses her unique background to help people identify what’s no longer working in their lives, discover their unique strengths, and design an action plan to create a life they love. Listen in as we discuss how workplace bullying manifests, what we can all do to stop letting managers bully employees, as well as the difference between harassment and leadership, the importance of prioritizing voices of women of color, and more.
2/20/202324 minutes, 20 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Recruit, Retain, and Record

Dr. Jo Webber, CEO & Founder of AtlasJobs, joins to discuss layoffs, how to cultivate talent, recruiting and retention strategies, pay transparency and more!
2/17/202323 minutes, 13 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Unraveling the Knot of DEI

It’s Black History Month and it’s the perfect time for HR leaders to assess their company's DEI efforts. According to our guest today, it takes more to be an ally than adding a statement of inclusion to a website. DEI efforts must be embedded in the ground floor of an organization. I’m super excited to be joined by Dr. Nika White. She's an award-winning management and leadership consultant, keynote speaker, published author, and executive practitioner for DEI efforts in business, government, non-profit, and education. She's also president and CEO of Nika White Consulting. Listen in as we discuss her new book, Inclusion Uncomplicated: A Transformative Guide to Simplify DEI. If you'd like to learn how your organization can simplify DEI and make true change, this episode is for you.
2/15/202330 minutes, 18 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 226: Using Data to Unlock Engagement

Guest: Adam Probolsky, President and Chief Data Scientist of US Employee Survey Why is employee data a must-have asset for organizations and their HR teams in 2023? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, US Employee Survey’s Adam Problosky joins to discuss the impact data can have on workforce engagement and why surveys can be an essential tool for HR teams looking to create a positive working environment.
2/14/202340 minutes, 3 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Business Growth Done Right

Chantel Rowe, VP of Product at Topia, breaks down what global expansion means for HR teams and provides advice, best practices, and insights on how to remain compliant as you grow.
2/10/202316 minutes, 19 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 225: How Soon is Too Soon for HR Due Diligence?

Guest: Erika Duncan and Aaron Olman, Human Capital Advisors and Co-founders at People on Point How early into the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process should organizations be including their HR teams? In this week’s episode of the HR Works Podcast, we dig into the valuable role that people operations and HR leaders play in the M&A process with Erika Duncan and Aaron Olman, human capital advisors and co-founders of People on Point. Listen as this team of HR experts walk us through an effective due diligence approach and call out those overlooked elements of the M&A process that HR teams can help address early-on to avoid long-term headaches.
2/7/202347 minutes, 54 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: DEI Should Be Your Primary Objective

Sanja Licina, PhD, President at QuestionPro Workforce, joins to discuss the importance of diversity in the workplace and DEI best practices.
2/3/202324 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 224: Can Your Leaders Be a Burnout Risk?

Guest: Abby Hamilton, Chief People Officer at LiveIntent Are your business leaders and managers at risk for burnout? While leaders are supposed to help prevent burnout in their employees, they could also be struggling to balance their own stress and workload. In this week’s episode of the HR Works Podcast, Abby Hamilton, Chief People Officer for LiveIntent, talks about why business leaders need to prioritize their own wellness in 2023 and show their employees what it means to truly have work-life balance. Recorded in front of a live virtual audience as part of our recent HR Now Virtual Summit, our conversation with Abby addresses the unique challenge of leadership burnout and offers advice to HR leaders who are looking to create a more positive, supportive wellness culture for all levels of their workforce.
1/31/202322 minutes, 54 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: New Year, Same Financial Stress

Assad Lazarus, Chief Client & Development Officer at Purchasing Power, joins to discuss financial wellness education, tips to implement financial wellness programs, and the affect of financial stress on mental health, productivity, and retention.
1/27/202314 minutes, 56 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 223: The New Era for HR Leadership

Guest: Don Robertson, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Northwestern Mutual How has the role of CHRO and the C-suite HR executive changed over the past few years? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Don Robertson (Executive Vice President and CHRO at Northwestern Mutual) joins to discuss how the role of HR teams has evolved across organizations, and how aspiring HR leaders can best prepare for taking their next step into executive leadership roles.
1/24/202336 minutes, 25 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Consciously Creating An Inclusive & Humane Culture

New research has shown that during the pandemic our professional network shrank by 16 percent, which is about 200 people. Today, connection is more important than ever. So, how can we stay connected in a post-COVID workplace? It all starts with culture. In the latest episode of "A Seat at the Table," I'm joined by Elizabeth Weingarten, Head of Behavioral Science Insights at Torch, a leadership development company. Listen in as we discuss the importance of defining culture upfront, why it's important to center the needs of underrepresented groups to change culture, the value of providing employees access to professional development opportunities, cultivating an inclusive and humane culture, and more.
1/23/202321 minutes, 37 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Create Meaningful Change in the Workplace

We celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past Monday. While it’s important to use that day to honor Dr. King’s groundbreaking work to address injustice and violence, HR leaders should embrace and teach these values throughout the year. Kike Ojo-Thompas, Founder & CEO of the KOJO Institute joins to discuss workplace DEI strategies, how to develop an anti-racist company culture, and what it takes to effect positive change.
1/20/202323 minutes, 39 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 222: Become More Human-Centric…With Technology?!

Guest: Christina Erne, Vice President of People at Amplitude Can HR technology actually make the workplace a more human-centric environment? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we look at the impact that technology and the latest HR software tools are having on the workplace with Amplitude’s Vice President of People, Christina Erne. Listen as Christina shares her thoughts on the changing roles of HR within organizations and how taking a tech-forward approach can help create a more employee-focused corporate culture.
1/17/202320 minutes, 4 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Do More With Less

Brandon Weber (CEO of Nava Benefits) and Dawn Sharifan (Member of Nava Benefits’ Advisory Board) join HR Work Break to review the study, predict benefits trends for the coming year, and share best practices for HR professionals.
1/13/202325 minutes, 41 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: An Inclusive Workplace for All (Part 2)

Welcome back for part two of my conversation with Michael Bach, author of Alphabet Soup: The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion at Work. Listen in as we continue our discussion on what it means to create an LGBTQ2+ inclusive workplace, the value of a Code of Conduct in the workplace, and much more!
1/11/202318 minutes, 11 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 221: Make Your Organization a Talent Magnet

Guest: Carol Schultz, Founder and CEO of Vertical Elevation What does it take for an organization to become a "talent magnet" in 2023, and win the battle on attracting (and retaining) the top performers? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we explore the latest hiring challenges with recruiting expert and Founder/CEO of Vertical Elevation, Carol Schultz.  Carol explains how becoming a talent-centric organization is essential for winning the war on talent in 2023, and also shares her thoughts on why job descriptions could be working against your hiring efforts. This is one not to miss!
1/10/202331 minutes, 27 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: What Does the 'Human' aspect of HR Mean to You?

HR leaders understand that initiatives, policies, and practices should center on the people who are affected by it. Do your 2023 plans keep your employees in mind? I’ve collected a series of quotes from past guests that answer one central question: What does the “human” part of human resources mean to you?
1/6/202314 minutes, 33 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 220: Let Go of Those PTO Woes!

Guest: Vicki Salemi, Career Expert at Monster One of the latest trends buzzing throughout the HR community has been the realization that employees are increasingly becoming hesitant to use their PTO. Fittingly referred to by job board platform Monster as "PTO woes", there is a a growing stress among workers when returning to work after taking time off, leading to many avoiding use of their PTO altogether. In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Monster's very own career expert, Vicki Salemi, gets us up to speed on this emerging workforce trend and identifies some of the major factors contributing to employees’ apprehension in using their paid time off.
1/3/202326 minutes, 36 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 219: Building a Dynamic Corporate Culture

Guest: Elizabeth Chrane, Chief People Officer at OneDigital In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we explore the value of corporate culture with OneDigital's Chief People Officer, Elizabeth Chrane.  Listen as Elizabeth offers her insight and look into assessing and developing corporate culture, ensuring that both leadership teams and their employees are aligned on the values, attitudes, and outcomes that matter most to an organization.
12/20/202230 minutes, 53 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Do Your Company Values Truly Encompass Everyone? (Part 3)

Join us for the final installment of my conversation with John Register (Paralympic silver medalist, Board Member of the American Association of People With Disabilities, and Member of Kanarys’ Advisory Board). We’ll wrap up our discussion on disability inclusion, DEIB, veterans in the workforce, and much more!
12/16/202210 minutes, 48 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 13 – Empowering Employees to Find Their Superpower

How do you unlock the best there is in your employees? Our latest episode of the HR Works Showcase aims to answer that question and more, as we feature another great episode from the BambooHR podcast series, The Era. Listen as host and BambooHR CEO, Brad Rencher, shares a recent conversation with Sandy Gould, Chief People Officer at Callisto Media.  Learn why Sandy advocates for empowering employees to find and use their very own superpowers, and understand why he thinks leaders should co-design their company's culture with their employees.
12/15/202252 minutes, 20 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Do Your Company Values Truly Encompass Everyone? (Part 2)

Welcome back for part two of my conversation with John Register (Paralympic silver medalist, Board Member of the American Association of People With Disabilities, and Member of Kanarys’ Advisory Board). We'll continue our discussion on disability inclusion, building a culture of belonging, and much more!
12/9/202220 minutes, 3 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: An Inclusive Workplace for All (Part I)

Today’s Pages of HR is presented as part of our sponsored Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Week. This episode is a special one as we’re talking and learning about what it means to create an LGBTQ2+ inclusive workplace. I’m joined by Michael Bach, author of Alphabet Soup: The Essential Guide to LGBTQ2+ Inclusion at Work. Alphabet Soup serves as a critical guide to creating a truly inclusive workplace for all, regardless of sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression. Whether you consider yourself an ally, or don’t know what it means to be one, you’ll come away armed with everything you need to know to create a safe, productive, and thriving organization. In part one of this two-part series, listen in as we discuss sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression (yes, they’re different things, and it matters), define what a Safe Space is, and how to turn your space into one, and more.
12/7/202225 minutes, 24 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 218: Elevate Your Workforce With ERGs

Guest: Kathryn Zaki, Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Cisco Meraki Should a dedicated employee resource group (ERG) program be considered a must-have for organizations who that looking to develop a diverse and talented workforce going into 2023? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we explore ERG programs with Cisco Meraki's Head of Global Talent, Kathryn Zaki, and learn how can these employee communities be a crucial resource to both employees and their leadership teams.
12/6/202228 minutes, 52 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Advancing Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Today’s A Seat is presented as part of HR Daily Advisor‘s sponsored Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Week. I’m joined by Jessica Tuman, Head of Enterprise ESG at Voya Financial. She also leads the company’s Voya Cares program, which specializes in financial planning needs and advocacy for those with special needs and disabilities, as well as their caregivers. Listen is as we discuss the myths that need to be dispelled around disability employment, steps companies can take to create a culture to support disability inclusive hiring, what employers and HR professionals need to understand about the complex realities of people with disabilities – and their caregivers – and how to best support them, and more.
12/5/202225 minutes, 35 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Do Your Company Values Truly Encompass Everyone? (Part 1)

John Register (Paralympic silver medalist, Board Member of the American Association of People With Disabilities, and Member of Kanarys’ Advisory Board) joins HR Work Break to discuss disability inclusion in the workplace. Tune in as we discuss diversity, equity and inclusion, the true meaning of belonging, and the importance of representation.
12/2/202218 minutes, 42 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 12 – Creating the Ideal Employee Experience

Today we are featuring Episode 12 of BambooHR's The Era, and sharing a recent conversation between BambooHR CEO and host, Brad Rencher, and Lattice’s Vice President of Advisory Services, Dave Carhart. Listen as Dave discusses what he has learned in developing a new hybrid work model at Lattice and how to improve the benefits companies offer their workforce.
12/1/202244 minutes, 24 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 217: Employee Wellness and the Rise of Presenteeism

Guest: Abbie Buck, Chief People Officer at Collective Health Has the perception of employee wellness changed in 2022? And what is this concept of presenteeism that has become the new challenge in the workplace? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we catch up on the current state of employee wellness with Collective Health's Chief People Officer, Abbie Buck.  Listen as Abbie explains the rising trend of presenteeism that is challenging workforces across the globe, and learn how a well-defined and dedicated health benefits and wellness plan can truly support the employee experience.
11/29/202239 minutes, 36 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 11 – Defining Employee Wellness and Pain Management

The HR Works Showcase is back with another feature episode from BambooHR’s The Era, a series aimed to better understand the impact of the employee experience on business outcomes. Today we are sharing Episode 11, Defining Employee Wellness and Pain Management, as BambooHR’s Brad Rencher discusses the impact that health and wellness have on the overall employee experience with Dr. Jim Feng, CEO at Phyxable. Listen as Brad and Jim converse about working with business leaders and HR teams to create effective organizational wellness programs that address pain management.
11/23/202238 minutes, 45 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 216: Upskilling Your Workforce With Content

Guest: Doug Segers, Head of Original Content at Cornerstone In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Cornerstone’s Head of Original Content, Doug Segers, joins to take a closer look at the recent advancements in corporate learning and upskilling in the workforce…not just WHAT learning content is being delivered to employees, but HOW content is being delivered to workers in the modern era. Doug also shares the latest update on a new product Cornerstone OnDemand introduced to the L&D market that is going to be a game changer in the employee experience. Listen to learn more!
11/22/202241 minutes, 38 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: The Importance of Personal Touches in Leadership

Jenn Kischell, VP of Workforce Engagement at Metlife, joins to discuss benefits and compensation, how company culture affects retention, and the importance of a personal touch in leadership.
11/18/202218 minutes, 51 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Ep. 10 – Leading A Workforce with Generational and Cultural Differences

How do you know if your employees actually trust you? HR Works Showcase returns with another installment from BambooHR‘s podcast series, The Era. Listen as host and BambooHR CEO, Brad Rencher, shares a conversation with Oro Collective's Teresa Mitrovic and the two examine how promoting the shared values of a workforce can build a culture of trust and help overcome many workplace challenges.
11/17/202240 minutes, 33 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Workplace Wellness That Works

Today, it’s more important than ever for CEOs and HR managers to show their emotions at work and be vulnerable with their employees. If you aren’t sure what to do or where to start, you’re in for a treat. I’m joined by Laura Putnam, workplace wellbeing expert, international public speaker, CEO and founder of Motion Infusion and creator of Managers on the Move, a leading well-being provider. She is also author of Workplace Wellness That Works and it’s all about why CEOs should show their emotions and be vulnerable with their employees. Listen in as we discuss why leaders need to lead by example if they want to create a workplace culture that is compassionate, caring, and vulnerable, why it's more important than ever to create a workplace culture where employees feel safe, secure, and heard, why employee-wellbeing is critical to a business’s bottom line, and more.
11/16/202231 minutes, 35 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 215: Building a Leadership Development Culture

Guest: Neil Khaund, President and CEO of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Neil Khaund, the President and CEO of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), checks in for a conversation regarding the value in building a culture of leadership development. Tune in as we discuss some of the practical ways that organizations can create a culture of leadership development and Neil shares why this current era is tailormade for building a mentorship program. And in case you missed it, check out Neil's first visit to the HR Works Podcast on episode 176 (Hiring the Gen Z Advantage).
11/15/202227 minutes, 37 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Bringing a Proactive Military Mindset to the Compliance World

For Veterans’ Day episode, Roxanne Petraeus, Co-Founder and CEO of Ethena, joins to discuss how her military service shaped her leadership style, the importance of being proactive, how to make mandatory training engaging and effective, and much more.
11/11/202215 minutes, 49 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 214: The Advantage of Hiring Veterans

Guest: Jake Wood, Founder and CEO of Groundswell As Veterans Day approaches and the nation takes an opportunity to honor those who have bravely served in the military, we are presenting a very special mini-episode of the HR Works Podcast and picking up our recent conversation with Jake Wood, the founder and CEO of Groundswell and accomplished Marines veteran. Leading a scout sniper unit through deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jake brings immense experience and insight into the advantages, and even some challenges, that face veterans as they leave active duty and enter into the workforce. Listen as Jake shares some of the unique, intangible skills that veterans possess and can bring into a role, as well as some great ways for HR leaders and organizations to support their veteran colleagues.
11/8/202210 minutes, 52 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: DEI Isn’t About Preference, It’s A Big Warm Hug

In the latest episode of A Seat at the Table, I’m joined by Adam Probolsky, an opinion researcher and President of Probolsky Research. With DEI and workplace satisfaction being critical topics for HR leaders and organizations, Adam is also here to discuss recent data on how important diverse hiring is to employees and the public. Listen in as we discuss how HR leaders and organizations can use quantitative data to engage employees with an emphasis on DEI, how they can maximize internal opinion research to implement diversity, inclusion, or other company policies, as well as how fostering inclusion and belonging starts with listening and more.
11/7/202219 minutes, 46 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: The Benefits of a Financial Wellness Program

A recent Bank of America survey found that 84% of employers now believe that offering financial wellness tools can help reduce employee attrition. Brandon Weber, CEO of Nava Benefits, joins to discuss the importance of financial wellness, how to develop a financial wellness program, and best practices to help employees manage financial stress.
11/4/202214 minutes, 50 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 213: Modernize Your Corporate Giving

Guest: Jake Wood, Founder and CEO of Groundswell In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we look at the impact of volunteering and philanthropy on organizations with Jake Wood, the founder and CEO of Groundswell. A Marines veteran, Jake brings unique perspective through his time leading a scout sniper unit, building and leading Team Rubicon, widely considered one of America’s leading nonprofits, and now leading Groundswell, which he started with the goal of decentralizing philanthropy. Learn how organizations can modernize their approach to corporate giving, and why philanthropy and volunteerism should be high your organization’s priority list going into 2023. For more on Groundswell, visit https://groundswell.io/
11/1/202233 minutes, 19 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: L&D Is the Engine that Powers Employee Engagement

Sean McGinty, Learning and Product Engineer at Simplify Compliance, joins to discuss how to improve L&D programs, the difference between a push and pull learning culture, and how L&D departments should teach, support, and elevate a company's mission, vision, and values.
10/28/202217 minutes, 11 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 9 – How Better Culture Leads To Better Employee Experiences

How do culture and the employee experience work together in the workplace? And are there common leadership styles that actually create negative employee experiences? BambooHR’s podcast series, The Era, returns to the HR Works Showcase with an episode exploring these questions and more, all while digging into the human aspect of the workplace. Host and BambooHR CEO, Brad Rencher, shares a conversation with Jeff Hunt (CEO and founder of GoalSpan), and the two explore what positive workplace culture is composed of and how organizations can attain it.
10/27/202247 minutes, 23 seconds
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Pages of HR: Leading Your Team Through Change

In the latest episode of Pages of HR, I’m joined by consultant, leader, and executive coach Dr. Elizabeth Moran. We’re discussing her upcoming book, Forward: Leading Your Team Through Change, which is available February 1, 2023 (currently available for pre-order). Forward is a condensed playbook, grounded in neuroscience and written with humor, addressing the most common change leadership challenges. This timely topic is more important than ever as every week thousands of leaders around the world in organizations large and small, are asked—or told—to lead through a change they didn’t initiate and one that their team will likely resist. You’re in for a treat as this book can provide the necessary tools to help you move through common barriers to change with beginning-to end action steps, team and individual conversation guides, as well as a clear approach to measuring success.
10/26/202244 minutes, 35 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 212: What Does L&D Mean to Your Gen Z Employees?

Guest: Faith Brinkley, HR Consultant at PerformancePoint, LLC What does learning and development mean for Gen Z workers and young professionals, newly entering the workforce and embarking on their careers? Is upskilling a priority or does networking take precedence? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we look at learning and development through the lens of today's young professionals, Gen Z and late-Millennials, who are quickly growing within the workforce and making an impact. Listen as we chat with PerformancePoint, LLC's Faith Brinkley and learn about steps HR leadership teams can take to foster productive L&D programs and opportunities for their young workers and set up tomorrow's business leaders for success.
10/25/202223 minutes, 1 second
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: The Results Are In! Authentic Appreciation Leads to Success

When employees are recognized at work, they are up to 10 times as likely to strongly agree that they belong at their organization, according to a recent study conducted by Gallup and Workhuman. To weigh in on these findings and more, Dr. Meisha-Ann Martin (Senior Director of People Analytics and Research at Workhuman) joins the latest episode of HR Work Break!
10/21/202216 minutes, 32 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 211: Catching Up on the CROWN Act and Equal Pay

Guests: HR Hero's Celeste Duke, SPHR (Managing Editor and DEI specialist) and Joan Farrell, JD (Sr. Legal Editor and discrimination specialist) In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by two past contributors to the HR Daily Advisor and current members of the HR Hero editorial staff, Celeste Duke and Joan Farrell, to get the latest update on pressing topics impacting discrimination and DEI efforts in the workplace. Listen as Celeste and Joan examine the growing popularity of the CROWN Act, as its activity has moved from state legislature to now being considered at the federal level, currently sitting as a bill in the US Senate. They also dig into some of the latest workplace efforts and debates involving equal pay and the inclusion of gender identity as part of Title VII protections.
10/18/202247 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: The Power of Fostering Inclusion and Belonging

In episode eleven of A Seat, listen in as Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Co-Founder of job search and career advice site The Muse, discusses tips to foster inclusion and belonging, which starts with taking different approaches to listening, including listening to your people, according to Minshew. We also discuss the power of incremental progress, the value of a personalized workforce, as well as the rise of the values driven employee, shift shock, and more.
10/17/202225 minutes, 11 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 8 – Maintaining a Healthy Culture at Any Scale

The HR Works Showcase series is back to share another episode BambooHR’s The Era, a podcast dedicated to the employee experience. In Episode 8, listen as Brad Rencher and Donna Morris, Walmart’s Chief People Officer, discuss how building a positive corporate culture is just as valuable for teams of two employees or two million employees.
10/13/202239 minutes, 36 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 210: The Art of Speedy Workforce Scaling

Guest: Sarah Fern, Chief People Officer at Velocity Global When an organization decides it is ready to expand its workforce, meeting business needs and potential growth opportunities, where does the strategy for scaling begin? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we look at ways to quickly grow a workforce and standout in a competitive candidate marketplace with Sarah Fern, Velocity Global's Chief People Officer. Learn how Sarah was able to successfully lead scaling efforts at a breakneck pace, helping to add over 400 people to Velocity Global over the last year and a half, all while maintaining her focus on finding the perfect fit for each role. With over 20 years of experience in the HR community, Sarah share's her first-hand insight and advice to speedy scaling, as well as tips to avoid making the dreaded and costly "wrong hire".
10/11/202253 minutes, 49 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: DEI Is Essential When Addressing Quiet Quitting

What does quiet quitting mean for your workforce, and how can you remedy it? Star Carter (Co-Founder, Board Member, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel at Kanarys) joins to discuss quiet quitting, the importance DEI in all aspects of business, burnout, and company culture.
10/7/202220 minutes, 18 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 209: Connected People Make Better Teams

As so many teams have moved toward more distributed workforce models, what does successful employee engagement look like in this Remote Era? In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we take a closer look at the current state of employee engagement with Shane Kovalsky, founder and CEO of Mystery. A champion of the idea that "connected people make better teams", Shane explains Mystery's evolution from what was once a date-planning service to becoming an end-to-end employee engagement platform dedicated to boosting workplace morale through shared experiences. Listen as we discuss the key components to building and maintaining a healthy corporate culture, and learn how distributed teams can use shared experiences to build workplace bonds that are stronger than ever.
10/4/202254 minutes, 59 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Bringing the Human Back to Human Resources

I’m joined by Aimee Gindin, Head of Marketing and Strategy at Torchlight, a LifeSpeak company. Listen in as we discuss hybrid and remote work, employee engagement, and how to foster genuine human connections in the workplace.
9/30/202216 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pages Of HR: Leaders Can Be Emotional and Strong

In the latest episode of Pages of HR, I am joined by Carolyn Stern, President and CEO of EI Experience, an executive leadership development and emotional intelligence training firm. Carolyn is a certified Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Development Expert, professional speaker, and university professor whose emotional intelligence courses and modules have been adopted by top universities in North America. She’s also the author of THE EMOTIONALLY STRONG LEADER: An Inside-Out Journey to Transformational Leadership. The book provides managers and their teams with self-coaching tools that allow them to grow their Emotional Intelligence on their own. This book is available Oct. 4th in the U.S. and is now available in Canada. Listen in as we discuss the value of emotional intelligence training, how being emotional and strong aren’t mutually exclusive, why it’s essential to be in the driver’s seat of your emotions, as well as why it’s time to change your perspective as a leader.
9/28/202229 minutes, 25 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 208: Trends With Benefits

Monster’s Chief Human Capital Officer, Claire Barnes, joins this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast and helps us explore some of the recent trends in employer-sponsored benefits. Learn what employees and potential candidates are valuing most from employers in 2022, and get some tips on the best ways to communicate benefits updates throughout an organization and ensure they are getting used to their full potential.
9/27/202238 minutes, 37 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: How to Support Employees Going Through Divorce

With over 39 million parents raising children in non-nuclear households, how do employers support divorced parents? I’m joined by Sheri Atwood, Founder and CEO of Supportpay, to discuss mental health in the workplace, the stressors of divorce and raising a family, and how leaders can be more supportive of all employees, regardless of their lived experiences.
9/23/202216 minutes, 31 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 7 – Improving Candidate Experience with Fair Chance Hiring

Does putting employees first really lead to better business outcomes? This latest episode of the HR Works Showcase series aims to answer that question, as we feature Episode 7 of BambooHR’s podcast series, The Era. Listen as BambooHR’s CEO, Brad Rencher, shares a conversation with Daniel Yaniese (Co-founder and CEO of Checkr), and they discuss how building a great employee experience actual starts with a great candidate experience.
9/22/202233 minutes, 45 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 207: Is Your Leadership Development Program Actually Working?

Guest: Rob Kjar, Ph.D., Senior Managing Consultant, Vaya Group In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Vaya Group’s Senior Managing Consultant and organization development expert, Rob Kjar, Ph.D., joins to take a closer look at current state of leadership development in organizations. While many companies are emphasizing and investing heavily in efforts to build pipelines of talented and diverse future leaders, can they tell if it is actually working and yielding positive results? Listen as we discuss Vaya Group’s finding from their recent 2022 Vaya Vision Survey, understanding the effectiveness of leadership development and DEI efforts, and learn the key Dos and Don’ts for building successful development programs that truly champions opportunity.
9/20/202250 minutes, 12 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: From School Desk to Office Desk

Daphne Gomez, Host of The Teacher Career Coach Podcast and Founder & CEO of Teacher Career Coach, joins to discuss why so many educators are entering the corporate space, the strengths teachers bring to the workforce, and what employers can learn from the teacher shortage.
9/16/202214 minutes, 35 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 206: Back to the Office! Who’s Coming With Me?!

Guest: Estelle Izuno, Director of Employee Experience at Actalent As calendars have turned into September, a new wave of return-to-office dates and deadlines are approaching for many organizations and their employees, many of whom have been working remotely over the past few years. Actalent’s Director of Employee Experience, Estelle Izuno, provides her insight and offers some steps that HR leaders can take to continue building a positive Employee Value Proposition (EVP) while back in the office.
9/13/202234 minutes, 29 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Having A Voice That Counts

In episode ten of A Seat at the Table, we're joined by Neha Mirchandani. She leads the people and marketing functions at BrightPlan, an HR tech company specializing in total financial wellness. Listen in as we discuss the importance of having a voice that counts, the evolution of leaders and rise of the rise of the empowered employee, why DEIB should be a C-suite issue, as well as how inclusion is tied to well-being, and more.
9/12/202222 minutes, 50 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: What Can We Accomplish Together?

Ryan Naylor, founder and CEO of VIVAHR, joins to discuss the social and emotional aspect of hiring, the new relationship between employers and employees, the pros and cons of remote work, and much more.
9/9/202216 minutes, 40 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 6 – Do The Right Thing

In this latest episode, BambooHR's Brad Rencher continues his journey into the employee experience and shares conversations with BambooHR founders, Ben Peterson and Ryan Sanders, and the CEO of Great Place to Work, Michael C. Bush. Listen as we look at the practical ideas that help organizations and employees consistently do the right thing.
9/8/202235 minutes, 23 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 205: Can HR Leaders Embrace Quiet Quitting?

Guest: Dr. Kyle Elliott, Career coach and the founder of CaffeinatedKyle.com In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we dive into the concept of Quiet Quitting with Dr. Kyle Elliott, an accomplished career coach and founder of CaffeinatedKyle.com.  Listen as we take a closer look at the reasons behind employees embracing this concept of Quiet Quitting and how it connects into the larger battle against burnout.
9/6/202230 minutes, 5 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Transferable Skills, Growth, and Passion

58% of workers aren’t sure how to include transferable skills on their resume. However, in today’s labor market, both hard and soft transferable skills are in high demand. Bailey Showalter, VP of Talent Solutions at Credly, knows first-hand how adaptable skills and experience are essential in one’s career path. Listen in as we discuss the growing importance of learning and development opportunities, how to look beyond job titles when recruiting, and how managers can tap into workers’ passions to drive both career and company growth.
9/2/202216 minutes, 16 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 204: The Raw Ingredients of Leadership

Guest: Dr. Michael Ehret, Head of Global Talent Management at Johnson & Johnson Are there any inherent, natural ingredients shared by high-potential leaders? And does there always need to be a direct correlation between performance and leadership potential? In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Johnson & Johnson’s Head of Global Talent Management, Dr. Michael Ehret, joins for a conversation about leadership development and optimizing succession management to build the future of an organization.
8/30/202239 minutes, 49 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Gain Perspective and Operate with Heart

I’m joined by Jeff Ostermann, Sweetwater’s Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. Tune in as we discuss how new perspectives can revolutionize companies and human connections, how to reframe HR to be personal rather than transactional, and how to become a leader that motivates and leads people to opportunity.
8/26/202218 minutes, 33 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 5 – Lead from Where You Are

The latest episode of the HR Works Showcase series features Episode 5 of BambooHR’s podcast series, The Era. Listen as BambooHR CEO, Brad Rencher, speaks with a series of business leaders who are dedicated to setting their employees free to lead from where they are.
8/25/202235 minutes, 16 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 203: Building a Bespoke Learning Path

Guest: Sandra Humbles, Global Head of J&J Learn at Johnson & Johnson Who really drives the direction of an employee's learning and development? The managers or the employees? In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Johnson & Johnson's Global Head of J&J Learn, Sandra Humbles, and learn about the cutting edge and customizable approach she and her team have instituted across their massive workforce, shifting global learning and development efforts toward a more employee-focused model.
8/23/202250 minutes, 3 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Tapping Global Talent

In the latest episode of A Seat at the Table, I'm excited to be joined by Ronnie Kwesi Coleman, CEO and Co-founder of Meaningful Gigs. Ronnie launched Meaningful Gigs in 2019 and today the emerging platform serves as the blueprint for companies to engage and connect with premiere African talent. Listen in as we discuss the value of a diverse and remote workforce, why HR leaders should consider casting a wider net to tap talent, and more.
8/22/202215 minutes, 33 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Brining the Human Element into the Workplace

In this episode of HR Work Break, I’m joined by Joe Gagnon, CEO of 1upHealth. Listen in as we discuss passion, authenticity, support, and leadership in today's world.
8/19/202218 minutes, 41 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: See, Support, and Honor Working Parents

August is National Breastfeeding month! In the latest episode of HR Work Break, I'm joined by Amy VanHaren, Founder and CEO of pumpspotting. Listen in as we discuss why 50% of working parents are concerned that pumping at work could impact their career growth, and how employers can provide community and support for working parents.
8/16/202218 minutes, 36 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 202: Can A Distributed Workforce Work For Your Team?

Guest: Erin Dertouzos, Vice President of People Strategy at strongDM In the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, strongDM's Vice President of People Strategy, Erin Dertouzos, shares her insight on successfully leading a fully distributed workforce.  Learn the skills that help employees thrive when working on a fully remote team, and hear how Erin is creating a culture that puts strongDM's people-first philosophy into action.
8/16/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 4 – Be Open & Assume the Best

The HR Works Showcase series returns with another great feature episode from BambooHR’s The Era. Listen as host and BambooHR CEO, Brad Rencher, takes us on a deep-dive into healthy communication and how it can be the key component for an organization's success. Brad interviews the co-founders of BambooHR, Ben Peterson and Ryan Sanders, as they reveal the origin stories behind two of their company's core values. He then shares a conversation with VitalSmarts co-founder, Joseph Grenny, about how remote work is impacting workplace communication, and closes out with an employee's story about remote work gone wrong.  This is not one to miss!
8/11/202249 minutes, 20 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 201: Uncover the Passive Talent Market

Guest: Kathleen Duffy, President and CEO of Duffy Group Is the Great Reshuffle preventing teams from finding and hiring great new talent? Recruiting expert Kathleen Duffy (President and CEO of Duffy Group) joins the HR Works Podcast to take a closer look at how her model of Recruitment Research can be the key to unlocking a network of passive talent and create a candidate pipeline to find your next great hire!
8/9/202239 minutes, 13 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: The Heart of Leadership

As part of HR Leadership Week 2022, we’re joined by Alice Carleton, Head of People Potential at Ceros. Listen in as Alice talks about the differences between leadership development and coaching, the role of emotional intelligence and psychological safety in the workplace, and what tomorrow’s leaders will prioritize.
8/5/202220 minutes, 22 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 200: Get Your Leaders Into the Integrity Game

Jeff Klubeck, world-class coach, consultant, author, and Founder and CEO of Get a Klu, Inc., joins the HR Works Podcast and shares his keys to developing the soft skills that make the strong leaders of tomorrow. Listen as we discuss Jeff's newly released book, The Integrity Game, and learn how HR pros can better cultivate the future of an organization's leadership.
8/2/202259 minutes, 51 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Building a Platform for Change

I’m joined by Christie Lindor, Principal of Tessi Consulting. Listen in as we discuss Christie's journey from corporate DEI to founding her own consulting agency, best practices for an inclusive workplace, and more!
7/29/202222 minutes, 12 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 3 – Make it Count

The HR Works Showcase series is back with the third installment from BambooHR's podcast series, The Era. Listen as BambooHR's CEO, Brad Rencher, leads us through conversations with expert executives and members of the HR community, discussing the importance of leading through times of unprecedented change and how the ability to adapt in challenging times can help build a resilient culture and really help organizations thrive.
7/28/202245 minutes, 34 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 199: Closing the Skills Confidence Gap

Guest: Mike Bollinger, Global Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Cornerstone OnDemand In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Cornerstone On Demand’s Mike Bollinger (Global VP of Strategic Initiatives) joins to take a closer look at the efforts organizations are taking to reskill and upskill their workforces…or so they think! Listen as we discuss Cornerstone’s recent 2022 Global Skills Report, learn about the Skills Confidence Gap that is leaving business leaders and their employees misaligned, and find out what is setting high-performing organizations apart from their competition in leadership development.
7/26/202238 minutes, 7 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: It's All About Intentionality

I'm joined by Kim Hiler, Chief People Officer at Intradiem. Tune in as we discuss best practices in a remote-first world, the importance of listening to employees, and much more!
7/22/202215 minutes, 38 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 198: From Classroom to Corner Office – What’s Changing in HR? (Part 2)

Guests: Dr. Albert Orbinati (Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Human Resources Management program at Champlain College) and Alisa Avelar (Vice President of People at Docker and Professor of Human Resources Management at Champlain College) We are back with Part 2 of our conversation with Champlain College's Dr. Albert Orbinati and Alisa Avelar, as we look at the potential challenges and roadblocks facing teams that are now working in different workplace formats. So what can HR leaders do to help overcome these challenges? Listen as we answer this question and learn what Albert and Alisa are most excited for in the future of HR.
7/19/202244 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: The Power of a Vulnerable Leader

In the latest episode of A Seat at the Table, listen in as Elena Valentine, CEO and Co-founder of SkillScout Films, a media company that has helped some of the most iconic brands tell their stories, discusses the value of fostering storytelling cultures, emotional connections, kindred curiosity, and more in today's workplace.
7/18/202223 minutes, 14 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Fostering Employees' Financial Wellness

I'm joined by Neha Mirchandani, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of People at BrightPlan. Listen in as we discuss the importance of financial wellness and how COVID-19 has affected employee engagement, DEI efforts, and financial planning.
7/15/202216 minutes, 17 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 2 – Enjoy Quality of Life

The HR Works Showcase series returns with the second episode of BambooHR’s podcast series, The Era, dedicated to the employee experience and sharing the journey organizations are taking as their workforce becomes a top-priority. In Episode 2, BambooHR CEO, Brad Rencher, takes a closer look at the role corporate culture and values can play in building a foundation for an exceptional employee experience. Listen as InclusionPro’s Sara Jones teaches us about inclusion and the modern employee, while Pluralsight’s Anita Grantham offers her insight on how to identify and communicate shared values in an organization. Lastly, BambooHR’s Cassie Whitlock discusses how those shared values can impact every single thing you do in the workplace.
7/14/202245 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pages of HR: Building Team Connections in a Disconnected World

In the latest episode of Pages of HR, I'm excited to be joined by Ryan Jenkins, co-founder of LessLonely.com, a resource for addressing workplace loneliness and creating more belonging at work. Along with Steven Van Cohen, also co-founder of Lesslonely.com, Ryan recently co-wrote and published "Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In," the world’s first book to address workplace loneliness. Listen in as we discuss loneliness, belonging, a four-part framework to help organizations and HR leaders understand and tackle loneliness at work, the importance of being intentional, how to extend pro social behaviors, and much more.
7/13/202220 minutes, 36 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 197: From Classroom to Corner Office - What's Changing in HR? (Part 1)

Guests: Dr. Albert Orbinati (Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Human Resources Management program at Champlain College) and Alisa Avelar (VP of People at Docker and Professor of Human Resources Management at Champlain College) In this special two-part episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by members of Champlain College's Human Resources Management program staff, Dr. Albert Orbinati and Alisa Avelar.  Listen as we go back into the classroom and learn how the Champlain College team is preparing the next wave of HR professionals for a workplace that looks significantly different and is constantly evolving. In Part 1, we tackle some of the latest challenges facing HR professionals and the new philosophies being introduced into the Human Resources Management curriculum over the past two years.
7/12/202232 minutes, 7 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Caring for Caregivers

I'm joined by Jessica Kim, Co-Founder and CEO of ianacare. Listen in as we discuss how caregiving affects all parts of a worker's life, how employers can support caregivers, and much more!
7/8/202217 minutes, 9 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Out and Proud in the Workplace

I'm joined by Ivori Johnson, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at ChartHop, and Kat Kibben, CEO and Founder of Three Ears Media. Listen in as we discuss Pride Month, being LGBTQ+ at work, and how to be an inclusive employer.
7/1/202217 minutes, 41 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 196: New Graduates – Recruiting the Latest Wave of Talent

Guest: Andrea Colabella, Executive Recruiter & Principal of Cardea Group What makes these newest entrants into the workforce unique and how can hiring teams set themselves apart to attract the latest influx of talent entering the job market? In our latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by Cardea Group’s Andrea Colabella (Executive Recruiter & Principal) to take a closer look at the newest members entering the workforce and discuss trends that she’s most excited for in the future of recruiting.
6/28/202228 minutes, 53 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Listening Is the First Step in Allyship

I'm joined by Deb LaMere, Chief HR Officer at Datasite. Listen in as we discuss how listening is the first step to becoming a genuine ally, how to build a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and much more.
6/24/202215 minutes, 59 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 195: Buying Into the Belonging Experience

Guest: DDS Dobson-Smith, CEO and founder of Soul Trained “Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is a behavior. Belonging is an experience.” In our latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, licensed therapist, author, executive coach, and CEO and founder of Soul Trained, DDS Dobson-Smith, joins to dig deeper into this quote and explain how a culture of belonging can have a massive impact on workplace performance. Learn why DDS feels we are in an era that should be referred to as the Great Realization, and the first steps HR leaders can take to create a culture of belonging.
6/21/202238 minutes, 38 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: DEIB Can't Be a Second Thought

In the latest episode of A Seat at the Table, listen in as Shrina Sood, Associate Vice President of Talent Acquisition & DEIB Programs at Curriculum Associates, discusses the importance of giving others a seat at the table, what employees are expecting from employers, how accountability benefits everyone, the value of transparency, and so much more.
6/20/202219 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Pay Access in Today's Automated World

I’m joined by Scott Relf, Chief Revenue Officer at Qrails. Qrails is a Cloud based, API-driven, and developer friendly payment platform that empowers employees and their families through innovative financial wellness solutions. Listen in as we discuss earned pay access and the future of HR payroll technology.
6/17/202215 minutes, 15 seconds
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HR Works Showcase: The Era, Episode 1 – Grow from Good to Great

In our premiere of the HR Works Showcase series, we partnered with BambooHR to share their brand-new podcast series, The Era, dedicated to the employee experience and the journey organizations are taking as they enter the workplace’s latest era – the Employee Experience Era. Hosted by BambooHR CEO, Brad Rencher, this pilot episode explores the psychological contract between employer and employee and the bind on HR to serve both. Then, we’ll hear from special guest, Katie Burke (Chief People Officer at HubSpot), as she shares her take on what it means to grow better.
6/16/202241 minutes, 3 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 194: The Right Balance of Benefits in a Tight Labor Market

Guests: Holly Severance (Health & Wellbeing Manager) and Erica Phelps, RD (Health and Wellness Specialist) from Shape Corp., and Lauren Higgins (Managing Director of Client Success) from the EX Program by Truth Initiative. In today’s labor market, HR leaders are delicately balancing the need for a differentiated benefit offering to attract talent—and all done with a fixed budget. In this special episode of the HR Works Podcast, done in collaboration with the EX Program by Truth Initiative, we speak with two members of the Health & Wellbeing team at Shape Corp., a Michigan-based tier-one automotive supplier, and find out which incentives and rewards they are using to attract talent, retain their current workforce, and improve employee health. We then spend some time with the EX Program's Managing Director of Client Success, Lauren Higgins, to learn about the latest changes in benefit offerings to support tobacco addiction and how HR leaders can identify when they need to make room for tobacco cessation programs within their benefits budgets.
6/14/202239 minutes, 30 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Recruiting, Retention, and Reflecting on the Last 2 Years

Chris Carver, Sourcer at Wayne Technologies, joins the latest episode of HR Work Break. Listen in as we discuss how sourcing can optimize the recruiting pipeline, how recruitment has changed in the last two years, and the future of talent acquisition.
6/10/202216 minutes, 23 seconds
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Pages of HR: The Talent Fix

In the latest episode of Pages of HR, I'm joined by Tim Sackett, President of HRU Technical Resources, an IT and Engineering Staffing firm. Tim not only writes for Fistful of Talent and his popular HR blog The Tim Sackett Project, but also brings 20 years of Executive HR and Talent Acquisition experience working for Fortune 500 companies to the table. In partnership with SHRM, Tim recently released his first book, “The Talent Fix: A Leader’s Guide to Recruiting Great Talent”. The Talent Fix presents a proven, practical, and scalable recruiting model for talent acquisition leaders and shows how organizations can build and sustain a great talent acquisition function. Listen in as we discuss how to find your winning formula for recruitment, the importance of owning your mistakes, marketing, as well as hourly recruiting technologies, and more.
6/8/202220 minutes, 49 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 193: Recruiting a Global Workforce

Guest: Alison Long, Chief People Officer at Till Payments What are some of the biggest challenges international organizations face when entering into new markets and building teams overseas? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Alison Long (Chief People Officer at Till Payments) explains how a clearly established corporate culture and identity can solidify any international recruiting efforts and galvanize teams across that span continents.
6/7/202234 minutes, 25 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Every Level

In this episode of HR Work Break I’m joined by Amy Hull, Director and Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Paycor Inc. Listen in as we discuss the importance of investing in diversity, equity, and inclusion, infusing DEI at every level, and the positive ripple effect of opportunity.
6/3/202219 minutes, 17 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 192: How to Build a Successful Internship Program

Guest: Jeff Ostermann, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Sweetwater What does it take to run a successful internship program that truly brings value to both the students and the business? How are expectations changing for internship programs and the newest group of young employees entering the workforce this summer? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we speak with Jeff Ostermann, Sweetwater's SVP and Chief People Officer, and learn more about some keys to building a program that is beneficial for all participants.
5/31/202245 minutes, 16 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: 2022's Unionization Trends

I’m joined by Charlie Plumb, attorney and shareholder at McAfee & Taft. Listen in as we discuss recent unionization efforts, how to show workers you value them, and the importance of communication in leadership.
5/27/202215 minutes, 31 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 191: Wellbeing That Goes Beyond Work-Life Balance

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we take a closer look at the definition of employee wellness with Dr. Kristal Walker, Vice President of Employee Wellbeing at Sweetwater.  Learn how wellness goes beyond simply finding work-life balance and how mental health is one of five elements Kristal uses to build an effective employee wellbeing program. Kristal shares her key wellness components and explains why the employee experience need to be a top priority for leadership teams in this era of the modern workforce.
5/24/202251 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Seat at the Table: Reframing the Workplace Lens

Dr. Marlette Jackson, the Global Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Virgin Pulse, and I talk about the value of employee voice, authenticity in the workplace, how to bake DEI into your performance management process, the importance of reframing conversations in the workplace, and more.
5/23/202223 minutes, 6 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Employee Mental Health and the Importance of Appreciation

I’m joined by Dr. Meisha-Ann Martin, Senior Director of People Analytics and Research at Workhuman. Listen in as we discuss the importance of check-ins, appreciation, and psychological safety for employee mental health.
5/20/202218 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pages of HR: The Silent Killers of Exploration

In the latest episode of Pages of HR, I am pleased to be joined by Andy Binns, co-founder of Change Logic and award-winning corporate innovation guru. Andy has teamed up with Charles O’Reilly and Michael Tushman on the new guidebook Corporate Explorer: How Corporations Beat Startups at the Innovation Game. Corporate Explorer is a guidebook to the practices that not only can help managers go from idea to action, but also shows how success is possible. Listen in as we discuss who corporate explorers are, how corporate explorers can beat startups at the innovation game, and so much more.
5/18/202221 minutes, 19 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 190: Does a Return to the Office Make Sense?

Does leaving the home office and returning to the workplace really make sense for your organization? In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Patrik Wilkens, Vice President of Operations at TheSoul Publishing, joins to talk about what is driving companies in making the decision to return to their offices. Listen as Patrik shares some of the key factors teams should be assessing when determining if a full-time office return, hybrid model, or remote workforce is right for long-term success and growth.
5/17/202234 minutes, 32 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Pay Transparency and the Workforce's New Needs

In this episode of HR Work Break, I’m joined by Kathleen Quinn Votaw, CEO of TalenTrust, a strategic recruiting and human capital consulting firm. Listen in as we discuss pay transparency and the needs of today’s workforce.
5/13/202216 minutes, 39 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 189: Turning the Great Resignation into the Great Onboarding

Andrew Martin, of PwC Products and Technology, joins the HR Works Podcast to talk about the importance of creating an effective employee onboarding experience that drives retention and gives employees a reason in the era of the Great Resignation. Listen as Andrew shares the key elements to building a successful onboarding program that can make your newest employees feel more connected, engaged, and satisfied from Day 1.
5/10/202238 minutes, 28 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: You Don't Know What You Don't Know

In this episode of HR Work Break, , I’m joined by Claire Schmidt, Founder and CEO of AllVoices. Listen in and Claire and I discuss how to utilize employee feedback to build corporate culture from the bottom up.
5/6/202219 minutes, 4 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 188: Doubling Down on Your Corporate Culture

Brad Federman, CEO of PerformancePoint LLC, joins the HR Works Podcast to discuss the defining factors of corporate culture and elements team leaders can introduce to maintain a healthy team dynamic during times of change and turbulence. Listen as Brad shares advice from his book, Cultivating Culture: 101 Ways to Foster Engagement in 15 Minutes or Less, and reveals some of the red flags that HR professionals should be looking for to recognize that their corporate culture is in need of an overhaul.
5/3/202244 minutes, 11 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: COVID-19's Effect on Human Resources

In this episode of HR Work Break, I’m excited to be joined by Lin Grensing-Pophal, contributing editor here at HR Daily Advisor. Listen in as we discuss employee needs, the Great Resignation, and what truly motivates people.
4/29/202216 minutes, 38 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 187: Treating Candidates as Customers

Dave Vu, VP of Talent at Local Logic, joins the HR Works Podcast to talk about the evolving recruiting process and his unique philosophy of treating job candidates as customers. Learn what elements HR teams can introduce into their recruiting process and create an employee-centric experience from Day 1.
4/26/202230 minutes, 8 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Small Ripples of Innovation Can Make Big Waves

In the latest episode of A Seat at the Table, I'm excited to be joined by Steve Pemberton, chief HR officer at workplace recognition company, Workhuman. Listen in as we discuss the importance of having a seat at the table, the power of recognition and innovation, gender in the workplace, and so much more.
4/25/202227 minutes, 24 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Show Compassion to Your Caregivers

In this episode of HR Work Break, I’m excited to be joined by Evan Falchuk, Chairman and CEO of Family First, an AI-powered technology platform that provides expert caregiving solutions for employees so they can continue to be productive on the job. Listen in as we discuss caregiving, workplace benefits, the effects of burnout, and much more!
4/22/202216 minutes, 33 seconds
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HR Works Presents Pages of HR: The Future of the Office

So, if you’re anything like me, there’s a good chance you listen to your favorite podcasts while working from home – something so many of us have been doing for two years now and will likely continue to do for the foreseeable future. Now that remote work is the “new normal,” many of us are asking the question: where do we go from here? For this episode, I’m excited to have someone who has spent his career studying the workplace and has the credentials to offer thoughtful insight and impactful advice in his new book, The Future of the Office: Work from Home, Remote Work, and the Hard Choices We All Face. Today’s guest is Peter Cappelli, the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at the Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. Listen in as Peter explores how both employers and employees should think about choices going forward as well as who wins and who loses when it comes to remote work.
4/20/202216 minutes, 26 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 186: Preparing Your Workforce for the New Normal

Kerris Hougardy, Head of People at Ada, joins the HR Works Podcast and takes a closer look at the many changes facing workforces as they determine their "new normal" for workforce operations in 2022 and beyond. What are some of the biggest challenges facing HR leaders of teams returning to the office? How can HR leaders ensure corporate culture remains intact for teams remaining remote? We answer these questions and so much more in a great conversation with Kerris!
4/19/202242 minutes
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HR Works Podcast 185: How Would HR Have Handled the Oscars Slap?

Employee relations expert and HR Acuity founder and CEO, Deb Muller, joins the HR Works Podcast to take a closer look at the Oscars 2022 incident through the lens of an HR professional. Muller shares how it could have been handled differently and the steps team leaders can take to protect corporate culture in the moments following a workplace altercation.
4/12/202242 minutes, 30 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: Listening with Open Minds and Hearts

Dr. Lusharon Wiley, Vice President of Corporate Culture at Innisfree Hotels, joins A Seat at the Table for a conversation on the importance of listening with open minds and hearts, receiving new perspectives, and so much more. Dr. Wiley brings more than two decades of experience as a successful manager and leader in higher education, along with years of academic muscle in the study and science of DEI, into this "can't-miss" episode!
4/11/202224 minutes, 46 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Care and Belonging Post-Pandemic

In this episode of HR Work Break, I’m excited to be joined by Maurice Bell, Head of People Operations at Lattice, a market-leading people management platform that empowers leaders to build engaged, high-performing teams that inspire winning cultures. Listen in as we discuss the evolving role of managers in today’s workplace, how employers can support their employees through benefits, and much more!
4/8/202218 minutes, 12 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 184: Lifelong Learning - A New Career Normal?

In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, Kevin Kelly, Director of Cloud Career Training Programs at AWS, takes on this timely topic of upskilling in the workplace and discusses how investments in company-led training can help employers remain competitive in a challenging job market.
4/5/202227 minutes, 36 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Being Inclusive and Being Yourself

In this episode of HR Work Break, I’m happy to be joined by Ivori Johnson, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) at ChartHop, a data analytics company that specializes in people data—from payroll & demographic to performance and engagement. Listen in as we discuss how DEIB is essential to career growth, company culture, and organizational success.
4/1/202220 minutes, 7 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 183: Start Screening for Better Candidates

Abhishek Kaushik, CEO and cofounder of technical screening platform, WeCP, joins the latest episode of the HR Works Podcast and explains how recruiters are wasting precious time by not properly screening their candidates during the hiring process.  Learn how important background checks can be in the hiring process, especially in the technical talent market, and how the right screening process can help lead employers to their right hire faster.  Finding that perfect hire doesn't come easily and is far from cheap, so make sure you're getting it right!
3/29/202230 minutes, 16 seconds
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HR Works Presents HR Work Break: Making the Hiring Process Inclusive

In the very first episode of HR Work Break, I’m excited to be joined by Kat Kibben, CEO and Founder of Three Ears Media, an agency that specializes in recruiting and team training, especially in creating unbiased, inclusive job postings. Kat seeks to ensure that the hiring process is open, accessible, accepting, and focused on the people involved.
3/25/202217 minutes, 33 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 182: The Stay Interview Solution

As employee retention remains a top challenge for organizations in 2022, the growing trend of “stay interviews” is emerging as a solution to better understanding the employee experience and keeping their top talent engaged. Amy Mosher, Chief People Officer for isolved, a Charlotte, NC-based human capital management technology firm, shares how stay interviews and employee check-ins can play a crucial role in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of an organization and company culture. Check out the episode and decide if the stay interview is the right option for your team!
3/22/202219 minutes, 31 seconds
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HR Works Presents A Seat at the Table: An Intentional Focus on DEI

In the fourth episode of A Seat at the Table, I am delighted to be joined by Bailey Showalter, VP of Talent Solutions at Credly, the world’s largest network of verified talent. For nearly 10 years now, Showalter’s service mindset has driven her to help others. Listen in as we discuss the importance of having a service mindset, the ability to pivot when necessary, discovery conversation, and much more.
3/21/202226 minutes, 54 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 181: Going Global - Is Your Organization Ready?

We are joined by Jessica Baker, Vice President of Digital Technologies for Enterprise Ireland, the Ireland's government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. Listen as Jessica explains some of the most common mistakes facing organizations and their human resources teams when they decide to enter into the global marketplace, and the unique benefit that Irish-based technology companies are bringing to the global talent and recruiting space.
3/15/202223 minutes, 30 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 180: Breaking the Mold in Leadership

In celebration of International Women's Day (March 8), Vitri Bhandari, Chief People Office at Andela, a data-driven tech technology talent platform, joins the HR Works Podcast for a conversation about empowering women in the workplace and creating more diverse employee pipelines at organizations.
3/8/202234 minutes, 28 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 179: What’s Next for the Great Resignation?

Is the Great Resignation still a challenge for organizations in 2022? Michelle Bush, Head of Consulting at Vaya Group, offers a look at the current state of The Great Resignation and explains how the right leadership can help employers succeed and thrive during these challenging and uncertain times.
3/1/202220 minutes, 28 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 178: Answering Mental Health and Addiction with Benefits

In this special episode of the HR Works Podcast, done in collaboration with EX Program by Truth Initiative, we take a closer look at the critical interplay between mental health and tobacco addiction, as tobacco use has increased—while quit attempts have declined during the pandemic. Juliet Vestal (VP of Corporate Benefits at B. Braun Medical) shares what has worked at manufacturing sites across the U.S. to successfully address both mental health and tobacco addiction. Plus, Dr. Jessie Saul (Director of Strategic Insights with EX Program by Truth Initiative) shares insights on the surprising impact that quitting tobacco can have on mental health outcomes and how organizations can support employees looking to live healthier in 2022.
2/22/202233 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 177: A World of Opportunities in HR Tech

Claudia Ivanova, Head of Human Resources for FISPAN, a market leader in ERP-banking and banking solutions, joins the HR Works Podcast to discuss how technology can help today's HR leaders.  Claudia shares some of the top technology trends currently making an impact on the Human Resources community, as well as factors HR professionals need to be thinking about as they grow and globalize their workforces in 2022.
2/15/202223 minutes, 31 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 176: Hiring the Gen Z Advantage

Neil Khaund, President and CEO of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), joins the HR Works Podcast as we take a closer look at the latest wave of talent entering the workforce, Gen Z. Neil shares some his thoughts on the unique advantages and challenges facing the newest generation of workers and offers advice to HR professionals looking to attract their next great Gen Z hires.
2/8/202222 minutes, 49 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 175: Compensating the Modern Workforce

In this latest episode of the HR Works Podcast, we are joined by compensation expert David Wudyka, Managing Principal and Founder of Westminster Associates. With over 30 years experience as an HR professional, David discusses some of the unique compensation challenges facing HR leaders in 2022.
1/25/202225 minutes
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HR Works Podcast 174: So Where Should We Work This Week?

Liza Mash Levin, co-founder and CEO of Gable, a hybrid workforce management platform, shares her insight on the future of the hybrid workplace and explains how workspace services could be a solution for HR professionals considering the alternative to traditional office settings.
1/18/202222 minutes, 26 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 173: Good Leadership Eats the Handbook for Breakfast

Eric Harkins, president and founder of GKG Search & Consulting and author of "Great Leaders Make Sure Monday Morning Doesn’t Suck: How To Get, Keep & Grow Talent" offers insight on setting expectations and building a successful workplace culture that does not rely on the employee handbook for disciplinary actions.
1/11/202238 minutes, 51 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 172: A New Year for DE&I

Amy Hull, Director and Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Paycor, a leading HR software provider, joins to discuss why corporate-focused DE&I initiatives are stronger than ever going into 2022. Listen as she also offers advice to HR leaders looking to shift their hiring approach to be more diverse and one thing we should start doing to be more inclusive in the new year.
1/4/202241 minutes, 4 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 171: The Future of Talent

Nolan Church, co-founder and CEO of Continuum, joins to discuss the future of the talent marketplace, explains the rise of the gig workforce, and shares why some of most valuable employee roles in the US right now are in People Operations.
12/14/202130 minutes, 33 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 170: Performance Management for the Modern Era

Dave Carhart, VP of People at Lattice, a market-leading people management platform, joins to take a closer look at performance management in the current working environment. Listen as he offers tips for finalizing year-end reviews and goal setting for the upcoming year, and shares how technology is changing the process of people management as we know it.
11/23/202138 minutes, 23 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 169: A New Approach to Workplace Wellness

Cassidy Rouse, Global GM of Corporate Wellness at Peloton, joins to discuss the connection between employee wellness, engagement, and business outcomes, explains why employers should consider integrating employee-sponsored wellness programs into their benefits packages, and shares how the driving factors behind the launch of Peloton Corporate Wellness.
11/16/202118 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 168: An Army of People to Help You Change (A Seat at the Table preview)

In this special episode, we are joined by lead editor of HR Daily Advisor, Bianca Herron, to premiere her latest show, A Seat at the Table (launching in December 2021). Bianca shares her recent conversation with Kerry Unflat, Chief People Officer at Zipari, the company behind the first and only Consumer Experience Platform built specifically for health insurance. Listen as they discuss ways that HR leaders can rework their company culture to encourage diversity and establish a culture of belonging.
11/9/202138 minutes, 53 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 167: Building Culture Through Wellbeing

In this latest episode, we are joined by Nikki Salentetri, Vice President of People at Gympass, to discuss the importance of a establishing a corporate wellbeing strategy and the role that wellness can play in the overall health of an organization’s culture.
11/2/202126 minutes, 14 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 166: Improving Corporate Culture Through Improv

Today’s guest is Erin Diehl, founder and CEO of professional development company, Improve It! Learn how Erin embraces a mindset of “failfluence” and uses improvisational comedy tactics to create cultures of trust, teamwork, and collaboration across some of the largest organizations in the business world.
10/26/202144 minutes, 6 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 165: Workplace Vaccine Issues

As many employers are pushing for a return to the workplace, often in a hybrid capacity, employers are naturally cautious about their safety and security. In episode 165 of HR Works, we talk about workplace vaccine issues in general, and specifically about vaccine passports. Today’s guest is Dr. Dena Bravata, Chief Medical Officer at Castlight Health. Dr. Bravata is the Co-Founder of Lyra Health where she also served as the chief Medical Officer from 2015 to 2016. She was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Products at Castlight Health from 2009 through 2014. Dr. Bravata was a practicing internist for 16 years in her own private practice and an attending physician at Stanford University in the Palo Alto VA. As a Senior Research Scientist in Stanford Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, and a nationally recognized health services researcher, Dr. Bravata has published widely on the clinical effectiveness of a variety of key clinical and public health topics.
10/12/202124 minutes, 39 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 164: Building an Effective Organizational Culture

We all know that getting culture right is an absolute must at any organization. But sometimes the stakes are higher than just a potential loss of motivation or high turnover. For example, when poor work cultures intersect with poor safety cultures, lives can be at risk. In episode 164 of HR Works Podcast, we talk about the space shuttle Columbia disaster, a fatal incident in the U.S. space program. On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle exploded as it reentered the atmosphere, killing all seven crew members. After an investigation, the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) found that NASA’s organizational culture was as much to blame for the explosion as technical difficulties. Today’s guest is Dr. Phillip Meade, co-owner and COO of Gallaher Edge. Dr. Meade is also co-author of the upcoming book, The Missing Links: Launching a High Performing Company Culture, which is set in the aftermath of the Columbia shuttle disaster.
10/5/202138 minutes, 59 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 163: Accelerating Board Diversity

In episode 163 of HR Works Podcast, we talk about diversity at the C-Suite level and the role human resource professionals play in it. Today’s guest is Fiona Hathorn, CEO of Women on Boards UK, which exists to supports its 30,000 members into the boardroom. Hathorn is an expert in the areas of Governance, Regulation and Talent Management who has sat on both marketing and audit & finance committees. She also advises a number of different boards and organizations. Currently she is an Advisory Panel Member for the Financial Reporting Council, an Advisory Board Member to Spktral, advisor to Peel Hunt and Chair of Hanx’s Nominations Committee.
9/28/202137 minutes, 31 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 162: ADHD Isn't a Knowledge Problem, It's a Performance Problem

According to experts, the number of adults with ADHD is between 8 and 9 million. Although we can’t say for sure what the numbers are among the workforce, but it is likely you have employees with ADHD – and if you don’t, you will. ADHD is one of those things that is vastly misunderstood and poorly portrayed in the media. And even the name itself poorly describes what ADHD is and what it is really like. In addition to being misunderstood, individuals with ADHD routinely have difficulty with employment, and those difficulties can mask their natural capabilities. In our latest installment of HR Works Podcast, our guest is an advocate and disability expert with a lot to say on the subject. Please take a listen in to learn symptoms of adults with ADHD, how to help them better focus at work, get organized, and more. We are pleased to have Dr. J. Russell Ramsey, Co-Director of Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
9/20/202150 minutes, 48 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 161: Selecting for Softskills in a Remote World

Guest: Annie Lin, VP of People, Lever Evaluating soft skills has always been a challenge, and that challenge only increased with the move towards remote interviews, onboarding, and work. What has been lost since the transition to remote hiring and onboarding? What has been gained? Today I am going to talk about this with my guest. I am pleased to have with me today Annie Lin, VP of People at Lever (https://www.lever.co/), a recruiting software company. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq). We are also now releasing regular content on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BLRInc), which includes some podcast episodes as well as new videos and other kinds of content. There is a link to that in the description. As mentioned in the show, the HR Daily Advisor Exchange is taking place on October 17-18, 2021 in Kissimmee FL (https://bit.ly/3xCUgjD).
9/7/202129 minutes
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Understanding Change Fatigue and Supporting Mental Wellness

Guest: Brenda Smith, Workplace Possibilities Director, The Standard Mental health was a serious issue even before the pandemic in the United States, and the effects of the pandemic on mental health have only begun to be felt. Some attribute at least part of the great resignation to mental health challenges, and that is just a tiny part of the overall impact that these concerns will have. Today we are going to talk about the idea of change fatigue, what it is, and what role it plays in regards to mental health. I am pleased to have with us today Brenda Smith, Workplace Possibilities Director at The Standard (https://www.standard.com/) Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq). We are also now releasing regular content on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BLRInc), which includes some podcast episodes as well as new videos and other kinds of content. There is a link to that in the description.
9/3/202113 minutes, 37 seconds
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Canon’s Philosophy: Working Together in Harmony for the Common Good

This special episode is a Faces of HR (https://bit.ly/3jtLArQ) interview that I conducted with Scott Millar, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Corporate HR/Audit, Ethics & Business Consultation at Canon USA & Canon Solutions America (https://www.usa.canon.com). We discuss his career, as well as the guiding principle of Canon: working together in harmony for the common good. Millar applies this principle to his work as an HR professional. For more interviews like this one, check out the HR Daily Advisor's "Faces of HR" column: https://bit.ly/3jtLArQ
9/2/202145 minutes, 59 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 160: Strong Candidates Among the Disabled

Guest: Carolyn Cannistraro, Account Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate for persons with a disability is 12.6% compared with the total unemployment rate of 5.4%. False myths about people with disabilities often lead to their termination before other employees, as evidenced by the 1 million such employees who were let go since the pandemic began. Since March 2020, 1 in 5 workers with disabilities have been dismissed from employment compared with 1 in 7 other employees. These figures represent a tragedy for employees and employers alike as employees with disabilities are demonstrably excellent and dedicated workers. They are also often in delicate situations outside of work for which the loss of a job can and often does spell disaster. Today’s guest is an advocate and disability expert with a lot to say on the subject. I am pleased to have with me Carolyn Cannistraro, Account Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo (https://www.wellsfargo.com/). Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq). We are also now releasing regular content on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BLRInc), which includes some podcast episodes as well as new videos and other kinds of content. There is a link to that in the description. As mentioned in the show, the HR Daily Advisor Exchange (https://bit.ly/3xCUgjD) is taking place on October 17-18, 2021 in Kissimmee FL.
8/31/202128 minutes, 36 seconds
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HR Works 5-Minute Friday: Converging Factors Created Great Resignation

Guest: Bill Armstrong, President, Gava Talent Solutions A convergence of factors has aligned to create record-breaking turnover over the last few months, a trend that does not seem to be backing off anytime soon. In fact, The BLS has shown a very high voluntary quit rate for the last four months. In July it was 3.9 million per month. What does it all mean? How do organizations survive? Today’s guest might have an idea or two. I am pleased to have with us today Bill Armstrong, President at Gava Talent Solutions (https://www.gavatalentsolutions.com/). Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq). We are also now releasing regular content on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BLRInc), which includes some podcast episodes as well as new videos and other kinds of content. There is a link to that in the description.
8/25/202114 minutes, 44 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 159: Adapting Beyond the Transaction Mindset

Guest: Sanja Licina, Ph.D., President of Workforce Experience, QuestionPro The needs and concerns of employees have changed significantly over the last year and a half. But have they become more difficult to address? Today’s guest does not believe so. She believes employers need to get out of the transactional mindset that pervades employment and take some time to reexamine their employees. She also believes that tried-and-true solutions to the current set of employee issues will work only if employers can identify what those issues are. I am pleased to have with me in this episode Sanja Licina, Ph.D., President of Workforce Experience at QuestionPro (https://www.questionpro.com/). She has 20 years of experience as an executive and senior leader in high-growth organizations, as well as a researcher and product manager. For nine years she held multiple strategic roles at CareerBuilder, including product management, talent intelligence, and workforce analytics. Prior to joining QuestionPro she led the Future of Organizations unit at Globant, a company that leverages digital-cognitive technologies to help companies transform. Early in her career, she was a researcher for Ipsos and a consultant for Harvard Business School. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq). We are also now regularly uploading content to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BLRInc).
8/24/202149 minutes, 31 seconds
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HR Works 5-Minute Friday: The 8 Hour Workday Is Dead

Guest: Greg Portell, Lead Partner in the Global Consumer Practice, Kearney Is the 8-hour workday dead? Today’s guest thinks so and maybe for good. What will take its place? Will organizations move into new territories with grace? I am pleased to have with us today Greg Portell, Lead Partner in the Global Consumer Practice of Kearney (https://www.kearney.com), a strategy and management consulting firm. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq). We are also now regularly uploading content to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/BLRInc).
8/20/202113 minutes, 34 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 158: For Health Benefits, Employee Experience Is Everything

Employee benefits, and especially health plan costs are among the top costs that employers have. Therefore, they have a vested interest in the health and wellbeing of their employees. But there is a big difference between encouraging healthy behavior among employees, and employees actually sticking to them. That divide costs employers big every year, especially in regards to chronic diseases. In this episode, we are joined by Sean Duffy, CEO of Omada Health (https://www.omadahealth.com/) to discuss methods for creating wellness that sticks by considering the employee experience when it comes to health benefits.
8/17/202131 minutes, 12 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Food Service Industry Desperate for New Ideas

Perhaps the best indicator of the current hiring crisis is the extent to which large organizations, especially those from the fast food industry have gone to try to acquire talent. That includes everything from posting pay at the drive through to offering extensive benefits; this is a symptom of a larger issue at play and one we are going to talk about briefly today with our guest. I am pleased to have with us today Andrew Hunter, Co-Founder & Economist at Adzuna (https://www.adzuna.com/), a comprehensive job search engine. You can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
8/13/202111 minutes, 32 seconds
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HR Works Podcast: Diversity in STEM Jobs? No Problem

Guest: Zenita Henderson, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at SCTE If you are looking for a STEM industry that got gender equity and diversity right, look no further than the cable industry. Today's guest shares how she helped create and maintain these goals over her thirty year career. I am pleased to have with me today Zenita Henderson, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at SCTE (https://www.scte.org/). In 2020, Zenita Henderson was named a “trailblazer” on the cable industry's list of Most Influential Multi-Ethnic Executives.  As the vice president of marketing and business development, Zenita also played a pivotal role in the success of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2020, and there will be a 2021 expo on October 11th – 14th Atlanta, Georgia—despite circumstances driven by the pandemic—and received the prestigious Women in Technology Award in 2019. Here is the report that we discussed in the episode: https://www.wict.org/research/wict-par-initiative/
8/10/202138 minutes, 15 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: It's Never Been Better for Recruiters

It may be odd to say there has never been a better time than now, during the recruiting crisis, to be a recruiter, but today’s guest maintains that this is true, and she can back up the claim. I am pleased to have with me today Barb Bruno, CEO of Good As Gold Training (https://goodasgoldtraining.com/). Barb will be conducting a webinar with us on August 17th at 2:00PM Eastern Time called Proactive vs. Reactive Recruiting (https://store.blr.com/recruiting-081721). The program is 1 hour long and is valid for 1 SHRM-CP or SCP Professional Development Credit and is pending HRCI credit approval. There is a link to the webinar registration page in the description. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
8/6/202110 minutes, 21 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 156: Keeping Culture Alive in Global Organizations

Guests: Brandy Rosner, VP of People Operations and Rachel Lutz Guevara, VP of Global Wellness & Resiliency, TaskUs Today’s episode is part of the HR Daily Advisor’s HR Appreciation: Leadership Week, 2021 (https://bit.ly/3iAbGbc), which features unique content like this and online sessions and talks each day this week. There is a link with more information in the description. I’m also pleased to announce that today’s episode is sponsored Namely, the only all-in-one HR solution everyone on your team will love. Many organizations found themselves managing remote talent since the pandemic began, and the search for talent has brought others to hire nationally or even globally to fill their needs. Those situations come with a whole slew of new logistical challenges. Chief among them is the need to grapple company culture across regions and nations in a completely remote environment. Today we are going to tackle this and related challenges with two guests who know more than a little about them. Today I am pleased to have with us, Brandy Rosner, VP of People Operations at TaskUs (https://www.taskus.com/) and Rachel Lutz Guevara, VP of Global Wellness & Resiliency also with TaskUs. HR Works Podcast YouTube Channel (https://bit.ly/3lmoyEF) Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
8/3/202133 minutes, 13 seconds
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HR Works 5-Minute Friday: HR Must Rein In the Chaos

Guest: Danny Nelms, President, Work Institute Next week is the HR Daily Advisor’s HR Appreciation: Leadership Week 2021 (https://bit.ly/3iAbGbc) during which there will be daily events and a daily offering of unique and relevant content. Today we are going to set the stage for that event with our guest, Danny Nelms, President of Work Institute (https://workinstitute.com). You can find a link to HR Appreciation Leadership Week in the description. Danny is here today to talk about what HR should be doing right now amid a hiring crisis and amid mass worker resignations. We’ll also discuss how to rethink our leadership development. Finally, Danny and the team are working on a video series called the Retention Roundup where we explore cutting-edge research conducted by Work Institute that explores everything from the reasons that employees leave their jobs to how you can tackle employee engagement. You can learn more about the Work Institute’s 2021 Retention Report here (https://workinstitute.com/retention-report/). Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
7/30/202117 minutes, 42 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 155: Beating Burnout

In this episode, we are going to visit a long-overdue topic: employee burnout. What is it precisely? Why is it still a problem? Do we have solutions? If we do, how do we apply them successfully? Today’s guest has dedicated herself to understanding and addressing this destructive condition. I am pleased to have with me today Paula Davis, JD, and author of her recently published book Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret of Well-Being and Resilience (https://bit.ly/3eWH6rb). Paula is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute (https://stressandresilience.com/about-paula-davis/), a training and consulting firm that partners with organizations to help them reduce burnout and build resilience at the team, leader, and organizational level. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
7/27/202145 minutes, 18 seconds
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HR Works 5-Minute Friday: Knowing and Leveraging People's Strengths

Guest: Guest: Kerry Unflat, Chief People Officer, Zipari Because HR is such a people-facing role, it requires a certain level of intuition and perception to master. Today's guest says her superpower is understanding people's strengths and how to leverage them for everyone's success. It's a skill she has honed over years and one that you likely will find in yourself as an HR professional. I am very pleased to have with me today Kerry Unflat, Chief People Officer, Zipari (https://zipari.com/). If you enjoy today’s episode, consider checking out the rest of the interview which I will release on our Faces of HR (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column next Thursday, July 29th. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
7/23/20218 minutes, 58 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 154: You Need More than Passion to Tackle Diversity

Guest: Minal Bopaiah, Founder & Principal Consultant, Brevity & Wit It takes more than passion to create and/or maintain a successful diversity program. That is the topic I tackle in this episode with an expert dedicated to helping organizations improve their diversity and inclusion efforts. Minal Bopaiah, Principal & Founder of Brevity & Wit (https://brevityandwit.com/) is a marketing, communications, and branding strategist with 20 years of professional experience. She is an expert in using psychological principles to create brand identities and communications that win both hearts and minds. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
7/20/202123 minutes, 22 seconds
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HR Works 5-Minute Friday: Stressed Employees Make Data Mistakes

The pandemic saw record levels of data insecurity from every imaginable angle. But were you aware that stressed employees lead to a significant portion of those issues? Today’s guest is here to discuss the relationship between workplace stress and data exposure. I am very pleased to have with me today David Powell, President at Prodoscore (https://www.prodoscore.com/). Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
7/16/202110 minutes, 45 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 153: Transcending Performance Reviews

Guest: Gaylyn Sher-Jan, Chief People Officer, Bright.md If you've ever suspected that performance reviews were not achieving the results you were hoping for at your organization, this episode may help. With employees and organizations being as complicated as they are, this system of assessment has a hundred ways to go wrong. In this episode, I dig deeper into the impetus behind performance reviews, and how we can all aim higher. Today's guest is Gaylyn Sher-Jan, Chief People Officer for Bright.md (https://bright.md/), an organization dedicated to delivering virtual care. Gaylyn was also a guest on a recent Faces of HR column which you can read here (https://bit.ly/3xD3dKt). Gaylyn is an experienced human resources and organizational development executive with more than 20 years leading HR across high tech, healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing industries—with specific expertise scaling high growth companies. Gaylyn previously held roles at CrowdStreet, Insitu, and Zoomcare, and is leadership certified in Myers-Briggs, DiSC, PDI, and other leadership and profile assessment tools. Gaylyn builds and scales Bright.md’s people and resource strength through its planned growth and expansion. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
7/13/202141 minutes, 36 seconds
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HR Works 5-Minute Friday: Explaining HR to Aliens

Guest: Mindy Honcoop, Chief People Officer, TimeClock Plus How difficult do you think it would be to explain HR to an alien? Today's HR Works 5-Minute Friday guest takes a pretty good shot at answering that question. Meet Mindy Honcoop, Chief People Officer at TCP Software (https://www.tcpsoftware.com/). If you enjoy today’s episode, consider checking out the rest of the interview which I will release on our Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column next Thursday, July 15th. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
7/9/20218 minutes, 39 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 152: LinkedIn Learning Executive on Critical Skills of 2021

What are the critical skills and L&D trends of 2021? That’s what we aim to learn in this episode of HR Works Podcast with the Senior Director of LinkedIn Learning Solutions, Amy Borsetti. LinkedIn Learning (https://www.linkedin.com/learning/) recently released their 2021 Workplace Learning Report (https://learning.linkedin.com/resources/workplace-learning-report), and it had a lot of very interesting findings. In this episode, we are going to focus on skill-building, including re-skilling and up-skilling employees. Amy Borsetti is a human behavior expert and industry leader in learning & development. Over the past 15+ years, Amy has partnered with hundreds of organizations to help them reimagine how to harness the power of their people and leverage technology to achieve more. In working with LinkedIn’s largest customers, Amy helps business leaders connect their business strategy to their talent strategy—reimagining the future of work. As a leader, Amy is deeply passionate about creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace and was recently named as one of Outstanding’s Top 100 LGBT+ Execs, selected as one of San Francisco Business Times’ OUTstanding Voices, and featured in GO Magazine’s “100 Women We Love”. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
7/6/202138 minutes, 38 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Secret HR Ingredient Is Building Relationships

What is the secret ingredient to HR? Today's guest, Alyssa Lahar, CHRO at ZoomInfo (https://www.zoominfo.com/) said building trust and relationships with employees and leaders. Learn what else we talked about in this episode. If you enjoy today’s episode, consider checking out the rest of the interview which I will release on our Faces of HR (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column next Thursday, July 8th. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
7/2/20217 minutes, 19 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 151: LGBTQ+ Discrimination Still a Major Struggle

Guests: Ella Slade, Global LGBTQ+ Leader, IBM and CV Viverito, Deputy Director of Global Programs & Stakeholder Engagement with Out & Equal Workplace Advocates As part of Pride Month, I wanted to tackle LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace. Discrimination against individuals of the LGBTQ+ community was codified as illegal just about a year ago, in June of 2020 by the US supreme court when they added sexual orientation and gender identity to classifications protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It was a victory for equality, but as we all know too well, legal protections do not equal the end of discrimination. A recent IBM Out & Equal survey found significant and persistent discrimination against the LGBTQ+community in the workplace. I am pleased to be joined today by two experts. Ella Slade is Global LGBTQ+ Leader at IBM (https://www.ibm.com). They work on IBM's global diversity and inclusion team within HR and have been in their role for two years. Ella first joined IBM as an intern in 2014 and worked in Talent Attraction for 5 years before their current role. CV Viverito, Deputy Director of Global Programs & Stakeholder Engagement with Out & Equal Workplace Advocates (https://outandequal.org/), where they manage programming aimed at advancing LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion in Brazil and Latin America, China, and India. Through partnerships with NGOs and multinational and national corporations, they play a key role in the development and implementation of the organization’s global strategy and activities. Drawing from a variety of sources, local experts, and stakeholders, they oversee the curation of Out & Equal’s globally-focused content. They are here to help HR and employers understand the results and drive real and lasting progress in the workplace for LGBTQ+ employees. The report mentioned in the podcast can be found here (https://www.ibm.com/thought-leadership/institute-business-value/report/lgbt-inclusion).  Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
6/29/202146 minutes
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HR Works 5-Minute Friday: Belonging and the Employee Experience

Guest: Cassie Whitlock, Director of HR, BambooHR The pandemic really did force a lot of organizations to consider the employee experience in a way they had not before. I find that to be one of the best things to come out of the pandemic, and today's guest agrees. I am pleased to share some of my recent conversations with Cassie Whitlock, Director of HR at BambooHR (https://www.bamboohr.com/). If you enjoy today's segment, feel free to check out the rest of my interview with Cassie which will be shared on our “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column next Thursday, July 1st. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
6/25/20217 minutes, 17 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 150: Cancer Benefits and Early Detection

Guest: Mark Stadler, CEO, AccessHope A new mutli-cancer early detection blood test called Galleri has been created by an organization called GRAIL. Detecting cancer early is often the difference between a treatable illness and one that is not. What does this have to do with Human Resources? Some organizations, like the one today’s guest is a part of, helps organizations bring services like these in the form of benefits packages to their employees. Early cancer detection saves lives, but it also reduces medical expenditures and promotes better employee lives. We are pleased to be joined today by Mark Stadler, CEO of AccessHope (https://www.myaccesshope.org/), a company that provides cancer expertise to employers and their healthcare partners to discuss the new test, and cancer benefits in general. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
6/22/202123 minutes, 10 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Your Truth, My Truth, and The Truth

Guest: Jignasha Amin Grooms, Chief Human Resources Officer, Epicor Software As an HR professional, you are often called up to learn the truth. These can be high-stakes scenarios like workplace investigations, but also when it comes to basic employee relations. But what is the truth? Today's HR Works 5-Minute Friday guest says there is your truth, my truth, and The Truth. Understanding the differences can go a long way towards navigating difficult workplace situations. Today I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview with Jignasha Amin Grooms, Chief Human Resources Officer at Epicor Software (https://www.epicor.com/en-us/). If you enjoy this episode, please consider checking in next Thursday, June 24th in our “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column where I’ll share the rest of our conversation. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
6/18/20217 minutes, 45 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 149: Hispanic Recruiting Trends

Guest: Jacob Monty, Partner & Founder, Monty & Ramirez LLP and Host, Human Recursos (https://bit.ly/3w2b6Z0) podcast As part of the HR Daily Advisor's Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Week (https://bit.ly/3oTuG7d). I am pleased to release this HR Works Podcast episode discussing the hiring landscape involving organizations with large Hispanic workforces. Specifically, we’ll discuss recruiting surrounding organizations with Hispanic workforces including foreign national workers from Hispanic countries. A lot has changed since the last administration, and we are also experiencing a recruiting crisis. There is a lot to unpack here, so I’m glad we have with us today expert Jacob M. Monty, managing partner and founder of Monty & Ramirez LLP (https://montyramirezlaw.com). For over two decades, Jake Monty has successfully practiced at the intersection of immigration, labor, and employment laws. A nationally recognized authority on issues facing employers with large Hispanic workforces, Jake has written not one, but three books on the topic and speaks regularly in English and Spanish on navigating labor and employment matters in industries with heightened immigration scrutiny. His clients include professional baseball teams, grocery store chains, single establishment and chain restaurants, and leading companies in the construction and facility maintenance fields. Jake has been interviewed by major media outlets such as Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC regarding national immigration concerns. Jake founded Monty & Ramirez LLP to offer an integrated approach to dealing with Hispanic workforces. He and his bilingual partners address all the critical aspects of employer advocacy, from immigration to union matters, workplace safety, and employment disputes. I am also excited to share with you all that Jacob has begun his own podcast called Human Recursos: A Lawyer’s Guide to the Latino Workforce (https://bit.ly/3w2b6Z0). I’ve listened to a few episodes and it is a great podcast that dives deeply into a lot of the topics we are going to discuss today as well as much more. Please consider heading over there for a listen. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
6/15/202141 minutes, 56 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: More Great Interview Questions

Guest: Vicki Salemi, Career Expert, Monster In this episode, learn about more great hiring questions as well as what happened to the so-called great rehiring from Monster Career Expert Vicki Salemi. Starting next Monday, June 14th, we at the HR Daily Advisor’s will be conducting our Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Week (https://bit.ly/3oTuG7d). We will be offering a recruiting-oriented session on Monday through Thursday of next week, and there is a link to register in the description. We are also offering a unique piece of recruiting-oriented content each day, including the rest of this conversation next Thursday, June 17th on our “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
6/11/20218 minutes, 18 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 148: AWS on How to Train 29 Million

A recent McKinsey report found that 100 million workers across the globe will need to find new jobs by 2030. That comes to about 17 million Americans that will be transitioning to a new career. However, an Amazon-commissioned Accenture report found that 33 million low-income Americans could be upskilled for emerging jobs with the right training. For this reason, Amazon recently announced that they are committed to training 29 million people across the world for free for in-demand skills. I am pleased to have on the show today Maureen Lonergan, Director of Worldwide Training and Certifications at AWS (https://aws.amazon.com/). Maureen leads a team of builders committed to training the next generation of diverse cloud talent. Maureen empowers AWS customers, partners, and employees to gain the skills and knowledge needed to leverage the power of the AWS Cloud. Maureen launched AWS Training and Certification in 2012 with the vision of delivering new training and certification programs to meet learners where they are and to rapidly proliferate cloud skills. Her team has built a robust portfolio of flexible training offerings alongside an industry-leading certification program and continues to deliver innovative cloud learning opportunities. Education programs from Training and Certification—AWS Academy and AWS re/Start—are building a pipeline of cloud talent to meet the demands of the future. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
6/8/202127 minutes, 14 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Best Interview Questions

Guest: Jessie LaJoie, People Operations Lead, Doodle What are the best interview questions? Any that get at the heart of who a candidate really is would qualify. But what about the worst? We get into both in today's episode with Jessie LaJoie, People Operations Lead, Doodle(https://doodle.com/en/) If you enjoy this episode, please consider checking in next Thursday, June 10th in our “Faces of HR” column (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) where I’ll share the rest of our conversation. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
6/4/20216 minutes, 21 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 147: The Dangers of Misunderstanding Burnout

Guest: Dr. Kamila Sip, Senior Director of Neuroscience Research & Science Content Lead, NeuroLeadership Institute Burnout. We’ve all experienced it, and it’s been talked about a lot over the last year. Unfortunately, it is often misunderstood or overlooked. Meanwhile, talking about it is only the beginning of what we can do to address the issue. In this episode, we discuss the signs of burnout, common misconceptions about what it is and how it works, and what can be done with a neuroscientist. Dr. Kamila Sip is the Senior Director of Neuroscience Research and the Science Content Lead for the NCI's Education Programs (https://neuroleadership.com/). At NLI, Kamila manages and oversees the implementation of science-based content into NLI’s solutions, ensuring rigorous scientific findings are translated in a digestible and actionable style while maintaining the integrity of the science behind them. Kamila is a neuroscientist with expertise in decision making, risk-taking, unconscious bias, feedback, habit formation, and change management. She lends her expertise to various types of work, from supporting consulting engagements to leading webinars and delivering talks. Kamila has delivered interactive keynotes and briefings on the science of leading smarter teams, behavior change at scale, and better hiring practices for Fortune 500 companies across finance, consumer electronics, pharma, and technology. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
6/1/202148 minutes, 59 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Boards Need HR Members Now

Guest: Naveen Bhateja, CHRO, Medidata Solutions Inc. Welcome back to HR Works Podcast’s 5-Minute Fridays. Today I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview with Naveen Bhateja, CHRO at Medidata Solutions (https://www.medidata.com/en/) as well as an HR tech advisor, investor, and board director. In this episode, we discuss why HR really should be included on boards of directors, among other things. If you enjoy this segment, consider reading the rest of the interview will be shared on the “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column next Thursday, June 3rd. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
5/28/20218 minutes, 49 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 146: Why You Should Hire the Formerly Incarcerated

Guests: Harley Blakeman, Founder & CEO, Honest Jobs and Arthur Yamamoto, VP of Talent, Checkr, Inc. According to the World Prison Brief at PrisonStudies.org, the United States has the largest prison population in the world and the highest per capita incarceration rate. While we could discuss the ethics of such a system, today I’d rather discuss one of the consequences of this system: unhirable candidates among the formerly incarcerated. A job seeker’s incarceration becomes a matter of public record, except in certain specific cases, and comes up on even the most cursory background checks. While many have tried to make things fairer for these candidates, the truth is that the formerly incarcerated have serious difficulty landing jobs. In this episode we are going to explore why the perspective of not hiring the formerly incarcerated is misguided and results in the loss of potentially wonderful talent with two experts. Our first guest is Harley Blakeman, he is the Founder & CEO of Honest Jobs (https://www.honestjobs.co/), an organization dedicated to getting jobs for people that have been affected by the criminal justice system. We also have with us today Arthur Yamamoto, VP of Talent at Checkr (https://checkr.com/), Inc. an organization dedicated to giving every candidate a fair chance to work. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
5/25/202146 minutes, 23 seconds
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HR Works 5-Minute Friday: This HR Professional Likes Change

Guest: Carol Mackinlay, Chief People Officer, UserTesting If you are like me, you probably don't like change. It's an instinct for survival to keep on doing what works. Human Resources and that instinct are not particularly compatible. Change is the bread and butter of any HR role, and while that may put some like me outside of their comfort zone, it also invites personalities like that of today's guest. Today I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview with Carol Mackinlay, Chief People Officer at UserTesting (https://www.usertesting.com/). If you enjoy this episode, please consider checking in next Thursday, May 27th in our “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column where I’ll share the rest of our conversation. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
5/21/20216 minutes, 15 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 145: Verizon Supporting Women – Part 2

Guest: Samantha Hammock, SVP, Global Talent, Verizon This special episode of HR Works Podcast is available in video format here: https://bit.ly/3hrYk1K Last week I shared my first interview with people from Verizon to discuss their efforts to support professional women. This week I am pleased to release part two of that interview. Samantha Hammock, SVP, Global Talent, Verizon. We discuss the issue of women leaving the workplace in record numbers, how to stem the exodus, and how to bring them back into the workplace. Samantha, along with her peer Aimee Novak, also helped create Verizon's Women in Business program that they launched bringing together leading female business leaders in the space in a series of intimate video roundtables. They also launched a very recent effort known as The Women’s CoLab (https://www.verizon.com/about/womens-co-lab). This effort will bring together resources to succeed, both during the pandemic and beyond and in an increasingly digital world. Participants get access to trailblazing leaders, best-in-class development resources, and an array of tools to remain in the workplace and thrive. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq). Music: www.bensound.com
5/18/202122 minutes, 55 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Iterate for Your Life

Guest: Nadia Vatalidis, Director of People, Remote.com In this episode of “HR Works 5-Minute Friday,” I’ll be sharing a portion of an interview I conducted a month or 2 ago with Nadia Vatalidis, the Director of People at Remote.com (https://remote.com/). We discuss, among other things, how essential iteration is for meeting the challenges of the pandemic and beyond. If you enjoy this segment, hop on over to the “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/2021/04/29/making-values-more-than-words-across-a-global-organization) column where I share the rest of the interview with Nadia. Finally, you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
5/14/20218 minutes, 17 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 144: Verizon Supporting Women - Part 1

Guest: Aimee Novak, Vice President of Business Sales at Verizon This special episode of HR Works Podcast is available in video format here: https://bit.ly/3eZgSTU As women continue to leave the workplace in record numbers, it is more important than ever for organizations to get a handle on the situation and do whatever they can to help. Today we are pleased to release the first of a two-part video interview with two executives from Verizon discussing their efforts to support professional women. In this interview, I wanted to better understand two of their efforts. The first is the Women in Business program that they launched bringing together leading female business leaders in the space in a series of intimate video roundtables. The second is a very recent effort known as The Women’s CoLab (https://www.verizon.com/about/womens-co-lab). This effort will bring together resources to succeed, both during the pandemic and beyond and in an increasingly digital world. Participants get access to trailblazing leaders, best-in-class development resources, and an array of tools to remain in the workplace and thrive. The first interview is with Aimee Novak, Vice President of Business Sales at Verizon. Aimee has been inspiring women and business owners nationwide when it comes to teaching them how to help grow their business and building their own personal advisory board. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq). Music: www.bensound.com
5/11/202120 minutes, 9 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: HR Leading Through Influence

Guest: Nadian Zak, Senior Vice President of People, Vertava Health HR represents the middle ground between employees and employers. That gives HR a special kind of power that is neither from-the-top leadership nor that of a general employee. Rather, they have the power to influence both sides to reach their strategic outcomes. Today's HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday guest, Nadian Zak, Senior Vice President of People at Vertava Health (https://vertavahealth.com/) shares this view and explores this and other topics including why HR would be well-positioned to be an executive-level leader. If you enjoy this episode, make sure to check out the rest of the interview which will be shared on the “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column next Thursday, May 13th. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
5/7/20215 minutes, 48 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 143: Star Wars is an HR Nightmare

What do poor diversity, hostile work environments, corporate espionage, and poor safety cultures have in common? They can all be found long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away. Whether you are talking about the Empire, the Rebellion, or even the First Order, the organizations that populate the Star Wars universe have a lot to learn from HR and safety professionals. I hope you all enjoy this lighthearted diversion from our often much more serious topics. I am very pleased to be joined today by Simplify Media’s own Justin Scace, a colleague of mine who is the Editor of the Environmental, Health, and Safety Daily Advisor. Justin is also the host of our sister podcast, EHS on Tap. We actually recorded another episode with an EHS perspective that is live right now (https://ehsdailyadvisor.blr.com/podcast/ehs-on-tap-e69-star-wars-day/).
5/4/202118 minutes, 2 seconds
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HR Works 5-Minute Friday: Celebrating Employees Work & Life Milestones

Guest: Karen Crone, CHRO at Paycor. Employers often recognize employees' work milestones, but what about their life milestones? When organizations recognize life milestones, it shows they care about employees beyond their capacity as a worker. Today I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview with Karen Crone, CHRO at Paycor (https://www.paycor.com/) about this and other topics. If you enjoy this episode, make sure to check back next Thursday, May 6th when I’ll release the rest of the episode on our “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column. Also, we are now releasing a new longer episode every Tuesday and one of these shorter episodes every Friday, so make sure to tune twice a week for more great HR-related episodes. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
4/30/20217 minutes, 17 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 142: Not All Background Checks Are Created Equal

Guests: Ofer Reiss, CEO & Owner of ProfCheck LTD, and David Garcia, the CEO of ScoutLogic. In this episode, we are going to discuss background checks. So many organizations require background checks on potential employees, and there are countless services out there to assist you. But not all background checks are equal, and there are some tricky compliance issues to navigate as well. Finally, the pandemic has changed the nature of background checks as well. You may have noticed that we have been releasing a podcast every Tuesday and Friday. We are pleased to announce that this will be our permanent schedule for the foreseeable future. Every Tuesday we will launch a full-length episode of HR Works, and every Friday we’ll release our much shorter 5-Minute Friday episodes. Additionally, we are now available on Apple Podcast, Audible, and Spotify, so if you prefer to listen via one of those services, you can now! We are pleased to have two experts with us to examine these issues. First, we have Ofer Reiss, CEO & Owner of ProfCheck LTD (https://www.profcheck.co/), a new layer of security that conducts background checks and ongoing monitoring to defend employers from inner threats. Offer worked for over twenty years with the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel doing everything from heading counter-terror interrogation schools to conducting polygraph exams. We also have with us today David Garcia, the CEO of ScoutLogic (https://www.scoutlogicscreening.com/), a national pre-employment background check company located in the USA. David has over 25 years of experience in securing new clients, increasing revenue, and delivering superior client satisfaction in the B2B field. He is also an advisor to NVP and their portfolio companies, working with founders and sales and marketing leaders to help them grow their businesses. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
4/27/202133 minutes, 6 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Don’t Accidentally Hire an Axe Murderer

Have you ever accidentally hired a terrorist? What about an ax murderer? Today I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview with two background check professionals. I’ve asked each to share with us their most interesting background check story, and they may shock you. If you enjoy this episode, make sure to check back next Tuesday, April 27th for the rest of the interview Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
4/23/20216 minutes
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HR Works Podcast 141: Evolving Benefits in an Evolving World

Today’s podcast is part of the HR Daily Advisor’s HR Employee Benefits Week (https://interactive.blr.com/Employee-Benefits-Week-2021/schedule-2926SW-81071W.html)which takes place all this week of April 19th. We’ll be offering unique and exciting content every day this week discussing, you guessed it, employee benefits. We’ll be examining everything from how the need for benefits has changed over the last year and why including which benefits don’t matter as much anymore and which new benefits are a must-have. I’ve included a link to an overview of the week in the description. In this episode, we are going to discuss these and related benefits topics with Carla DeMello, President, Employee Benefits at GCG (https://gcgfinancial.aleragroup.com, an Alera Group company. Carla is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the employee benefits division along with all aspects of client experience and operations oversights. As the leader of employee benefits, she focuses on ensuring GCG delivers exceptional service by overseeing the teams, solutions, and infrastructure to meet the ever-evolving benefits landscape. With over 15 years of benefits administration and operations experience, Carla has helped organizations think beyond the conventional delivery of service support, transforming corporate operations into a strategic business driver. With relevant prior experience in human resource, labor, benefit administration and insurance carrier environments, Carla’s background provides a breadth of perspectives when it comes to understanding the interests and intricate operations of each stakeholder. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
4/20/202133 minutes, 52 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: The Champions of People

This week’s HR Works 5 Minute Friday is part of the HR Daily Advisor’s HR Employee Benefits Week (https://interactive.blr.com/Employee-Benefits-Week-2021/schedule-2926SW-81071W.html) which takes place for the entire week of April 19th. We’ll be offering unique and exciting content every day of that week discussing, you guessed it, employee benefits. We’ll be examining everything from how the need for benefits has changed over the last year and why including which benefits don’t matter as much anymore and which new benefits are a must-have. We are pleased to kick off HR Employee Benefits Week with our guest Gianna Driver, Chief People Officer at BlueVine (https://www.bluevine.com/). If you enjoy this interview, get the rest of it on Monday, April 19th in our Faces of HR (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
4/16/20215 minutes, 32 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 140: VR Sexual Harassment and DEI Training

Way back in April of 2019 I spoke with today’s guest about virtual reality and sexual harassment. Some things have changed since then (I’m looking at you the pandemic), some things are the same (I’m looking at you ineffective sexual harassment training). Either way, we are very pleased to with us again today Morgan Mercer. Morgan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vantage Point (https://www.tryvantagepoint.com/), an organization that strives to leverage virtual reality immersive technology to tackle complex training challenges, such as sexual harassment training and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Prior to founding Vantage Point, she concurrently served as the Head of Digital for an e-commerce startup and as an Analyst for a digital agency where she has worked on high-profile contracts focused on attitude change and behavior change within the domain of complex social issues. She has been featured on the BBC, in British Vogue, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Wired, VentureBeat, and many other media outlets. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
4/13/202136 minutes, 49 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Training Lessons Learned

In this episode, I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview Morgan Mercer. Morgan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vantage Point (https://www.tryvantagepoint.com), an organization that strives to leverage virtual reality (VR) immersive technology to tackle complex training such as sexual harassment training and diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this shorter episode, we'll look at how training has changed since the pandemic, what lessons we have learned, and how what we'll need to remember going forward. The rest of the podcast, which will focus on VR sexual harassment and DEI training will be aired next Tuesday, April 13th. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
4/9/20217 minutes, 8 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 139: The Relationship Between Stress and Fear

April is stress awareness month, and for that reason, I wanted to talk with someone about the presence of stress in the workplace, the role of stress in and out of work, and most importantly, how organizations can get in the right mindset and make a difference when it comes to mental health in general. I am pleased to have with us Leigh-Ann Larson, Founder and CEO of Eleveate Counseling (https://www.elevate-counseling.com/). Leigh-Ann graduated from Bridgewater State College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, with a double minor in Health Promotion and Psychology. She took this foundation and in 2005 with a Masters Degree in Education, specializing in Mental Health Counseling, also from Bridgewater State College, designed a Holistic Model of Healing combining the tenants of Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Well being as the foundation in which she has built her clinical meaning-making and personal life practice. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
4/6/202136 minutes, 26 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: I Wish Employees Knew HR Wasn’t Out to Get Them

In this shorter segment, we showcase portions of interviews that don’t necessarily make it into longer episodes or other content, but we still wanted to share with you anyway. Today I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview with Teri Keller, Vice President of Human Resources at Automox (https://www.automox.com/). The rest of the interview will be shared on the “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/)column next Thursday, April 8th. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
4/2/20217 minutes, 24 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 138: Staying Ahead of the Recruiting Curve

Recruiting during 2020 required adjusting to a drastically new situation, new technologies, and solving new problems (along with a few old ones too). Now that we've all had a chance to find our footing, it's time to get ahead of the recruiting curve. That is, keep what worked in 2020 and find out what will work for the rest of 2021 and beyond. This episode's guest shares some of his very interesting research and what it all means. We are pleased to have with us today Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research and Advisory (https://lhra.io/). Eubanks is a veteran author, speaker, and researcher. His 5th book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, debuted on Amazon’s “New and Noteworthy” books list and is rated 4.5 stars. He has 10+ years of research and advisory experience and is an award-winning international speaker. He hosts the We’re Only Human podcast and the HR Tech Talks livestream show. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
3/30/202136 minutes, 4 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday: Can We Even Go Back?

Many organizations held their breath for a long time, waiting for the world to go back to normal. Think water cooler chats, company picnics, cubicles, and daily commutes. Meanwhile, the world has moved on. In today's HR Works 5 Minute Friday, I ask our guest Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research and Advisory (https://lhra.io/) two simple questions. First, can we even go back to the way things were before? Second, even if we could, should we? Ben Eubanks is a veteran author, speaker, and researcher. His 5th book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, debuted on Amazon's "New and Noteworthy" books list and is rated 4.5 stars. He has 10+ years of research and advisory experience and is an award-winning international speaker. He hosts the We're Only Human podcast and the HR Tech Talks livestream show. If you enjoy today's episode, check back next Tuesday, March 30th for a full-length HR Works Podcast episode with Ben where we discuss some of his latest recruiting research. We'll get into what's changed, what's going to work going forward, and how we all wrap our heads around a constantly evolving workplace. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
3/26/20215 minutes, 38 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5 Minute Friday: Should HR Run the Business?

Welcome back to HR Works Podcast’s 5 Minute Friday. In this shorter segment, we showcase portions of interviews that don’t necessarily make it into longer episodes or other content, but that we still wanted to share with you anyway. Having spoken with so many HR professionals I often ask myself, “Shouldn’t HR be in charge of organizations?” From a certain perspective, HR seems to have the best set of tools to do so. In this episode, I ask the Global Head of Human Resources at Solve.Care (https://solve.care/) Sandra Hannon this question, plus a few lighter ones as well. If you enjoy this conversation and want to see more of the interview, check back next Thursday, March 25th on our “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
3/19/20216 minutes, 42 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 137: Forget Generations, Look at Digital Literacy

In this episode, I explore multiple generations in the workplace with returning guest and HR expert Ira Wolfe. We discuss the stereotypes and introduce a better segmentation to look at than generation: digital literacy. Such stereotypes are foolish because, for example, there are digitally literate boomers and millennials that don't know how to set up a printer. Ira is the president of Success Performance Solutions (https://www.successperformancesolutions.com/), which excels in pre-employment testing software for sales, leadership, service, and production across a number of industries. In addition to being a blogger and prolific business writer, Ira is an accomplished speaker, having visited the stages of TEDx and DisruptHR. He has also published books such as The Perfect Labor Storm and Recruiting in the Age of Googlization: When the Shift Hits Your Plan. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
3/16/202140 minutes, 54 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5 Minute Friday: Helping Adults Adult at Work

Welcome back to HR Works Podcast’s Five Minute Friday’s, I am your host Jim Davis and the editor of the HR Daily Advisor. In this shorter segment, we showcase portions of interviews that don’t necessarily make it into longer episodes or other content, but we still wanted to share with you anyway. Today I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview with Miranda Nicholson, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Formstack (https://www.formstack.com/), The rest of the interview will be shared on the “Faces of HR” (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/category/faces-of-hr/) column next Thursday, March 18th. I certainly hope you are all enjoying these smaller episodes. If you found this interesting, please consider checking in next Thursday, March 18th when I’ll release the rest of the interview with Miranda via our “Faces of HR” Column. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
3/12/20214 minutes, 22 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 136: Women's Struggle with Imposter Syndrome

Today is International Women’s Day 2021. It is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is also a day to remember that much inequity still exists among the genders, and this last year has been quite destructive to efforts to bring such equity to the workplace. Today’s discussion aims to raise awareness of some of the issues that women face in the workplace, including imposter syndrome and microaggressions. We are very lucky to have not one, but two organizational psychologists with us today from Gallaher Edge (https://gallaheredge.com/), an organization dedicated to helping executives and other professionals grapple with challenges in the workplace. First, we have Dr. Laura Gallaher, who has worked in the field of professional and personal development since 2005. Laura is an Organizational Psychologist, Speaker, Facilitator, and Executive Coach. She is the founder and CEO of Gallaher Edge, which she started in 2013 and rebranded in 2018. Laura is an expert teacher, trainer, speaker, and consultant, particularly in the concepts of self-awareness, accountability, trust-building, and team cohesion. We also have with us Dr. Stephanie Lopez, an Organizational Psychologist and Executive Coach who is an expert in the application of the science of psychology to organizations. Her passions lie in leadership development and team cohesion. Stephanie specifically helps leaders become more authentic and self-aware, which enables greater resilience, stamina, and flexibility in the face of demanding and difficult leadership challenges. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
3/8/202148 minutes, 28 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5 Minute Friday: Organizational Architects

Welcome back to HR Works Podcast’s Five Minute Friday. In this shorter segment, we showcase portions of interviews that don’t necessarily make it into longer episodes or other content, but we still wanted to share with you anyway. Today I am happy to share a few minutes of my recent interview with Gaylyn Sher-Jan, Chief People Officer for Bright.md (https://bright.md/), an organization dedicated to delivering virtual care. The rest of the interview will be shared on the “Faces of HR” column next Thursday, March 11th. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
3/5/20215 minutes, 45 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 135: No Vaccine or I Quit

Can you mandate vaccinations? And if you can, should you? What are the legal considerations of doing so? What are the medical and practical considerations? Finally, what do HR experts advise in order to maximize vaccination rates among employees? These are the answers that I attempt to answer in this episode. We are going to discuss this issue from three perspectives. We’ll consider employment laws surrounding mandating vaccines, medical considerations about the efficacy and safety of the vaccine, and the HR perspective of making employees comfortable and engaging with them surrounding the notion of getting the vaccine. We are joined by three panelists today. The first is Whitney Brown (https://lehrmiddlebrooks.com/professionals/attorneys/whitney-r-brown/), a shareholder with Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C. in Birmingham, Alabama. Whitney represents employers in a range of employment litigation, including harassment and discrimination cases, Family Medical Leave Act, and cases involving state law claims. The second is Kimberly Cassady (https://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/company/executives/kimberly-cassady/), the Chief Talent Officer at Cornerstone OnDemand. In this role, she works to ensure all Cornerstars realize their potential through the development of a unique culture that strengthens Cornerstone’s core values and supports our employee lifecycle to attract, develop and retain our global team. Finally, we have with us Sree Chaguturu, MD and Senior VP of CVS Health and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark (https://www.caremark.com/). He focuses on enhancing the quality of services provided to millions of its members and patients, while also contributing to the overall mission of CVS Health. I also mentioned a few past podcasts that cover aspects of this episode. You can find them here: HR Works Podcast COVID-19 Update: Religious Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccines (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/podcast/hr-works-covid-19-update-podcast-religious-exemptions-to-mandatory-vaccines/) HR Works Podcast COVID-19 Update: Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines? (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/podcast/hr-works-covid-19-update-can-employers-mandate-covid-19-vaccines/) HR Works Podcast COVID-19 Update: Latest Coronavirus Testing Methods (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/podcast/hr-works-covid-19-update-latest-coronavirus-testing-methods/) Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
3/2/202152 minutes, 6 seconds
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HR Works Podcast 5 Minute Friday: Social Media Mayhem

Welcome to our first episode of HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday. In these short, special episodes, we’ll examine a different topic with the guests of upcoming episodes. Today, we are pleased to talk with Ira Wolfe about what happens when an employee’s unsavory social media history comes to light. If you like what you hear, join us on March 16th for a full-length episode with Ira discussing multiple generations in the new workplace. Ira is President of Success Performance Solutions (https://www.successperformancesolutions.com), which excels in pre-employment testing software for sales, leadership, service, and production across a number of industries. In addition to being a blogger and prolific business writer, Ira is an accomplished speaker, having visited the stages of TEDx and DisruptHR. He has also published books such as The Perfect Labor Storm and Recruiting in the Age of Googlization: When the Shift Hits Your Plan. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
2/26/20216 minutes, 14 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Religious Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccines

As many of you may know, there are basically two exemptions when employers mandate COVID-19 vaccinations: medical and religious. Most of us can wrap our heads around a medical exemption because such exemptions are a little more concrete than their religious counterparts. In this episode, we are going to discuss religious exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine in some detail. We are going to learn how it applies, what the limitations are, and how HR can interact with employees that claim such an exemption. I am pleased to be joined today by Morgan E. Geffre (https://www.foulston.com/who-we-are/morgan-e-geffre), an Associate at Foulston’s Employment & Labor Law Practice Group (https://www.foulston.com) in Wichita, Kansas. She assists employers with the review and development of comprehensive employment policies and procedures and proactively researches rapidly evolving issues to help clients stay ahead of developing legal trends. Morgan writes in-depth about relevant legal matters for the Midwest Employment Law Letter and Kansas Employment Law Blog. For more details on this topic, check out Morgan's recently published article (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/2021/02/08/tips-for-judging-sincerity-of-employees-religious-beliefs). Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
2/19/202119 minutes, 58 seconds
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HR Works 134: The Future of HR Tech Is AI

The pandemic ensured that so much of our communication takes place remotely through chats, phone calls, video conferences, and e-mails. While these methods of communication keep organizations alive, they also leave a lot behind. How do we recover the value of in-person communication? The answer might be AI that offers real-time analysis to stakeholders during meetings. This episode is part of the HR Daily Advisor’s HR Technology Week 2021 (https://interactive.blr.com/HR-Tech-Week-2021). Our goal is to discuss HR technology in general, and AI technology specifically with our guest, Neil Sahota (https://www.neilsahota.com/), an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations A.I. Advisor, professor at UC Irvine, and globally-recognized speaker and author. Neil is a founding member of the UN’s Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Committee. He is the author of Own the A.I.Revolution, providing a future-forward look at A.I., focusing on how businesses can use it to commercialize while doing good in the world. Remember you can always follow us on Twitter at @HRWorksPodcast (https://bit.ly/3l0dzP3), and we are also now available on Spotify (http://spoti.fi/3t8of13) and Audible (http://adbl.co/30uhdaq).
2/16/202145 minutes, 14 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Stimulus Bill and Employment Law Changes

In this episode we are going to look at the relief package that is being kicked around between the House and the Senate, and what some of the provisions might mean for employers and employment law. President Joe Biden’s goals are clear and well outlined (https://joebiden.com/covid-plan/). They indicate a number of desired changes that would influence employment law. We are pleased to have back with us today the illustrious Maggie Spell (https://www.joneswalker.com/professionals/mary-margaret-spell.html), partner at the New Orleans location of Jones Walker (https://www.joneswalker.com). Maggie focuses her practice on cases brought under federal, state, and local employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. She regularly offers wage and hour compliance advice and has represented employers in numerous Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions and state-law wage and hour class actions.
2/12/202115 minutes, 44 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Coronavirus Related Employer Lawsuits

In this episode, we examine the nature of employer lawsuits that are COVID-related. We’ll find out what lawsuits are on the rise and how employers can avoid them. Here to talk about these and other legal issues is employment lawyer and member of Clark Hill (https://www.clarkhill.com) in Collin County Texas, Kim Moore (https://www.clarkhill.com/people/kimberly-s-moore). Kim Moore has been pragmatically solving employer's problems for almost twenty-five years. A board-certified employment lawyer with an MBA and extensive experience in and out of the courtroom. Kim is passionate about achieving the client's goals in non-compete, theft of trade secrets, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour matters. Kim genuinely enjoys her work, particularly understanding each client's business and its people. Kim serves as the Member in Charge of the firm's Collin County office. Kim is also a AAA trained mediator. She uses her knowledge to help parties resolve all types of conflicts.
2/5/202124 minutes, 22 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Grace in the Untimely Death of a Coworker

Last year saw so many additional deaths due to COVID-19 and related causes that the life expectancy in the United States has dropped by 1.13 years. That means employers will be encountering unexpected employee deaths more frequently. How do leaders and HR handle this? How do they share the information with your employees? How can they find a balance of grieving and support? In this episode, we have with us Kari Niblack, the CEO of ACS Benefit Services (https://www.acsbenefitservices.com/) in North Carolina. She had to personally face this situation and is here to discuss her experiences and what she learned.
1/29/202127 minutes, 20 seconds
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HR Works 133: Working Mothers in Crisis

In this episode, we will be taking a hard look at how mothers in particular fared over the last year, the impact that the pandemic had on them, and how employers better position themselves to support mothers and create a place for them in the next normal. The issue will be discussed from an HR perspective as well as an employment law perspective. Our first guest is Kara Shea (https://www.butlersnow.com/attorney/kara-shea/), an attorney with Butler Snow (https://www.butlersnow.com/) in Nashville, TN. Kara is a member and Practice Group Leader for Labor and Employment. She regularly counsels clients in financial services, healthcare, and home health industries on employment law compliance. She has extensive trial and appellate experience in Tennessee and around the country. Our other guest is Michelle Keefe, CEO of Momup (https://www.momup.com/). As a stay at home mom, Michelle discovered like many of her friends she wanted to continue her career path with businesses that value work/life balance. She found herself surrounded by highly educated, skilled, energetic multitasking mega stars that were unemployed and looking for new exciting challenges. She realized by forging partnerships with progressive companies and connecting them with skilled talent Mom Up could make a huge impact. She holds a graduate degree from Harvard University and an ungraduated degree from the University of Notre Dame.
1/26/202159 minutes, 42 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Zoom Can’t Fix Employee Morale

The pandemic pushed so many workers home at the same time that it introduced countless new sources of stress and anxiety. Keeping employees happy, or at least, not burnt out has never been more important as they work in isolation from their coworkers, and perhaps from everyone. How far can remote efforts to improve morale really go? Can any one approach, or combinations of approaches, offset what is lost with in-person camaraderie? In this episode, we are pleased to have with us Vicki Salemi (https://www.vickisalemi.com/). Vicki is a career expert, author, speaker, consultant, and a former corporate recruiter from New York City.
1/22/202120 minutes, 32 seconds
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HR Works 132: Lessons from the Capitol

It was just last Wednesday when an unprecedented attack on the Capitol building captured the attention of the world. I, for one, watched with disbelief as doors were breached, police were overrun, tear gas was used on both attackers and defenders, and when one woman died. It was a grim scene and one that reminds us that even those places that are supposed to be secure can have serious security flaws. Ahead of the inauguration, the FBI recently warned all 50 states that there might be armed violence. We’ve all seen the pictures of the national guard in the capitol building but not everywhere will have such resources to protect themselves to that degree. As an HR professional, you likely play some role in your organizational security. This event has highlighted for all of us how important that role is, and how more can always be done. I am lucky to be joined today by Ty Smith, a retired Navy Seal and founder and CEO of CommSafe AI (https://commsafe.ai), an African American and disabled veteran-owned technology company that helps companies disrupt emerging threats via an AI communications analysis system that helps companies identify and mitigate toxic communication in the workplace before it escalates. As promised, here is a link to the article (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/2020/06/15/pandemic-create-new-threats-and-exacerbate-old-ones/) I mentioned discussing new threats during the pandemic with Ty.
1/15/202136 minutes, 46 seconds
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HR Works 131: Recruiters, Don't Overlook Military Spouses

When it comes to hiring, veterans are often overlooked. Many organizations have worked very hard to bring their unemployment numbers closer to other groups with some success. However, there is one related group of candidates that is even more often overlooked: military spouses. This episode will examine why that is a mistake on the part of employers. Our first guest is Lida Citreon, founder of LIDA360 (https://www.lida360.com/). A leader in reputation management and personal branding, Lida has worked with hundreds of international business leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals, designing and promoting authentic, passionate, and intentional reputation strategies that drive results. She also focuses on building up veteran and military spouse talent. We are also joined by Tina Flores, SPHR and 16 year military spouse. Tina knows all about the struggles that mil spouses face as she’s seen and lived it all. She has had to give birth (2x) without her husband present, she’s had to let go of her former life during a move (New State didn’t recognize a former state’s law school…) and safe to say she’s been married to a man who has been home less than he’s been away. More recently in her career, she has been focused on the more human side of business and has found her happy place in human resources. She’s been performing HR-ish roles since 2011, but has recently made it her mission to focus on this niche as sourcing, cultivating, training, and reviewing teams is where she belongs. Finally, we are also joined by Kayla Eberhardt. She is Program Coordinator, Entrepreneurship at the Institute for Veterans & Military Families (https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/). She is responsible for the coordination and support of objectives related to the growth of the Coalition for Veteran Business (CVOB) and the Center of Excellence in Veteran Entrepreneurship (CoE). Kayla brings a unique perspective to her role through her knowledge as both a former military spouse and daughter of a veteran entrepreneur.
1/12/202152 minutes, 13 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Cultural Impact of Workplace Investigations

In the last episode of HR Works COVID-19 Update (https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/podcast/hr-works-covid-19-update-conducting-remote-workplace-investigations/), we began to discuss conducting remote workplace investigations with an expert attorney. In this episode, we are going to continue that discussion, focusing specifically on how poorly conducted investigations can impact workplace culture. We once again have Andre Caldwell (https://ogletree.com/people/andre-b-caldwell/), a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins in Oklahoma City, to discuss this important issue. Mr. Caldwell began his career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma where he was assigned to the Violent Crime and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. During his tenure, he was awarded the FBI Director’s award from FBI Director Robert Mueller for his outstanding prosecutorial skills. Just prior to joining Ogletree Deakins Mr. Caldwell was a shareholder at one of the largest and oldest law firms in Oklahoma and was an active member of the Criminal Defense Compliance and Investigations and Litigation and Trial practice groups. Mr. Caldwell utilized his wealth of trial and investigative experience to represent private and public companies of various sizes in all aspects of commercial litigation, preparation of compliance guidelines, and conducting corporate criminal risk assessments.
1/8/202111 minutes, 41 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Conducting Remote Workplace Investigations

The pandemic has changed so much about how everyday HR tasks are completed. One of those tasks includes workplace investigations. A combination of remote work and additional health security measures have likely hampered workplace investigations. In this episode we have Andre Caldwell (https://ogletree.com/people/andre-b-caldwell/), a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins in Oklahoma City, to discuss this important issue. Mr. Caldwell began his career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma where he was assigned to the Violent Crime and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. During his tenure, he was awarded the FBI Director’s award from FBI Director Robert Mueller for his outstanding prosecutorial skills. Just prior to joining Ogletree Deakins Mr. Caldwell was a shareholder at one of the largest and oldest law firms in Oklahoma and was an active member of the Criminal Defense Compliance and Investigations and Litigation and Trial practice groups. Mr. Caldwell utilized his wealth of trial and investigative experience to represent private and public companies of various sizes in all aspects of commercial litigation, preparation of compliance guidelines, and conducting corporate criminal risk assessments.
12/22/202011 minutes, 58 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines?

In this episode we explore a simple question: can you mandate vaccinations at your workplace? We also discuss the latest guidance from the EEOC to some degree and take a stab at whether you should or not along with some other detailed considerations. We are pleased to have back with us today the illustrious Maggie Spell (https://www.joneswalker.com/professionals/mary-margaret-spell.html), partner at the New Orleans location of Jones Walker (https://www.joneswalker.com). Maggie focuses her practice on cases brought under federal, state, and local employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. She regularly offers wage and hour compliance advice and has represented employers in numerous Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions and state-law wage and hour class actions.
12/18/202019 minutes, 58 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Latest Coronavirus Testing Methods

It has been a few months since we have discussed workplace policies surrounding testing on this podcast. Since that time, testing has become much more widespread and available. In this episode, we will discuss what testing methods have been most effective, and what testing will look like next year. We are pleased to have back on the show today Dr. Sree Chaguturu, Chief Medical Officer for CVS Caremark (https://www.caremark.com/), the pharmacy benefits management business for CVS. He focuses on enhancing the quality of services provided to millions of its members and patients, while also contributing to the overall mission of CVS Health. Most recently, he was Chief Population Health Officer at Partners HealthCare. In this role, he led the system’s accountable care organization, one of the largest in the nation serving over 600,000 lives. Previously, he was a health care consultant at McKinsey and Company. Dr. Chaguturu is a practicing internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. His articles have appeared in publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs.
12/11/202015 minutes, 17 seconds
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HR Works 130: Batman’s Thoughts on Hiring in 2021

Many analysts and experts weighed in around this time last year to give their hiring predictions for 2020. We’ll never know how those predictions would have played out had the pandemic not occurred. Now we once again ask ourselves “what will hiring look like next year?” I have expert Michael “Batman” Cohen on the show to find out. Batman is the Founder of Wayne Technologies (https://www.waynetechnologiesinc.com/the-heros), a Contract Sourcing and Recruitment Training Organization. His approach to sourcing is one based on deliverables, transparent data, and using multiple sources/platforms to find the greatest diversity and quality of candidates. He will also be the keynote speaker in our virtual summit on December 9th called HR Now. Learn more here: https://interactive.blr.com/HR-Now-120920#Benefits
12/8/202051 minutes, 12 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Workcations a Growing Trend

We all know that the move to remote work has many implications for the modern workforce. But does remote have to mean from home? Does it have to mean from your state? What about your country? Some countries have special packages that allow US employees to work abroad. In this episode we will explore this with Moe Vela, Chief Transparency Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of TransparentBusiness (https://transparentbusiness.com/), has worked in the remote work business for over a decade. He's been seen and quoted on Fox Business, Inc, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and more.
12/4/202020 minutes, 1 second
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HR Works 129: Employment Attorneys Discuss Legal Landscape Under Biden Administration

The Biden administration will be taking over on January 20, 2021. The administration’s approach to employment law will likely be very different from the current administration’s. Additionally, Executive Orders have played a large role in how employment law is conducted in the United States. What changes can Biden make with his own orders? What direction will the overall administration take? These are the questions I seek to answer in this episode of HR Works with my two guests. I am also excited to announce that this a SHRM-credit-approved podcast episode. Stay tuned for information on how to get your credits later in the program. My first guest is attorney Jo Ellen Whitney (https://www.davisbrownlaw.com/Jo-Ellen-Whitney) of Davis Brown (https://www.davisbrownlaw.com/) in Iowa. She is adept at managing the everyday chaos employers and human resource managers face. She is known for her approachable demeanor and practical approach to employment law. Jo is a prolific speaker and writer, simultaneously educating and entertaining audiences on the grey areas of employment law.  Her clients are employers, managers, physicians, hospital administrators, and HR professionals in the health, manufacturing, telecommunications, technology, agriculture, and finance industries as well as not-for-profit service organizations. She is described as “top notch” by clients she advises on a wide array of matters and issues relating to employment and labor law, health law, fair housing, privacy, and data security compliance, and contract and policy issues relating to grant funding. Our other guest is Charlie Plumb (https://www.mcafeetaft.com/bios/charles-s-plumb/), a shareholder at McAffee & Taft (https://www.mcafeetaft.com/) in Tulsa Oklahoma. He represents management in all phases of employment law and labor relations. Much of his practice is dedicated to counseling employers on compliance with a broad range of state and federal employment laws and regulations and educating management on best practices for avoiding disputes arising from the employer/employee relationship. He also has extensive litigation experience before federal and state courts, regulatory and administrative agencies, and in arbitration matters involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, and constitutional law violations.
11/24/202056 minutes, 2 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: What Vaccines Mean for Employers

It has been a few months since we have discussed workplace policies surrounding testing on this podcast. Since that time, testing has become much more widespread and available. Recent news has also offered us perhaps our first breath of fresh air in quite some time: two viable vaccines have been successfully developed. In this episode, we will discuss what these vaccines mean for employers, what kind of time frames we are talking about, and to what extent the vaccines will mitigate COVID-19. We are pleased to have back on the show today Dr. Sree Chaguturu, Chief Medical Officer for CVS Caremark (https://www.caremark.com/), the pharmacy benefits management business for CVS. He focuses on enhancing the quality of services provided to millions of its members and patients, while also contributing to the overall mission of CVS Health. Most recently, he was Chief Population Health Officer at Partners HealthCare. In this role, he led the system’s accountable care organization, one of the largest in the nation serving over 600,000 lives. Previously, he was a health care consultant at McKinsey and Company. Dr. Chaguturu is a practicing internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. His articles have appeared in publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs.
11/20/202027 minutes, 16 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: the Online Accessibility Act

In the last episode, we began to discuss the issue of online accessibility and an increase in general, especially since the pandemic hit in lawsuits surrounding this issue. Today we are going to continue that discussion, specifically focusing on a proposed piece of legislation called the Online Accessibility Act. We are pleased to have back with us employment attorney Conner Eversole (https://www.hallestill.com/our-team/conner-eversole) to discuss this important issue today. Conner is an attorney at the national law firm Hall Estill (https://www.hallestill.com/) in corporate law. He's been helping businesses navigate the growing issue to help them comply with digital guidelines under the Americans With Disabilities Act. The WCAG guidelines that Conner spoke of can be found here: https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/
11/13/20208 minutes, 59 seconds
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HR Works 128: Employee Monitoring and Protecting Trade Secrets

This special episode is sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management, also known as SHRM. We are also excited to announce that this is our very first SHRM credit approved podcast episode. Stay tuned for information on how to get your credits later in the program. With large swaths of the workforce working remotely, some employers have growing concerns about employee productivity, as well as information security and confidentiality. While some monitoring of employees will occur at virtually every organization, the degree to which that monitoring is implemented and how can be the difference between getting useful information and accidentally learning protected information about your employees. Additionally, employers are struggling to protect their trade secrets and other confidential information among employees that are outside the watchful eye of their employers. We are pleased to have with us two attorneys from Jones Walker (https://www.joneswalker.com/) to discuss the issue of employee monitoring as well as how employers can protect themselves from trade secrets and confidential information threats. First, we have with us Joseph Lavigne (https://www.joneswalker.com/professionals/joseph-f-lavigne.html), a partner at Jones Walker. As a lead attorney on Jones Walker’s trade secret and non-compete team, Joe focuses his practice on prosecuting and defending claims of employee misconduct involving trade secret violations, unfair trade practices, non-compete violations, invasion of privacy, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act issues, theft, and related disputes. He also advises clients on employment policies and practices and regularly negotiates employment agreements for employers. We also have with us today P.J. Kee (https://www.joneswalker.com/professionals/p-j-kee.html), also a partner at Jones Walker. P.J. regularly represents clients in federal and state courts. He has been on trial teams that have not only successfully obtained and fended off injunctions relating to trade secrets, but also prevailed on the merits at trial. P.J. also litigates other complex commercial and employment matters that involve breach-of-contract claims, business torts, fraud claims, fiduciary duty actions, defamation claims, invasion-of-privacy claims, wage-and-hour disputes, Title VII claims, and appellate advocacy.
11/10/202055 minutes, 29 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Employers Beware; Online Accessibility Lawsuits Are on the Rise

With the mass migration toward working from home, more employees are depending on digital devices and the Internet for essential information for everything both in and out of work. Yet, many websites, services, and digital tools are not accessible to people with disabilities. That may mean your employees are having difficulty completing their work. Meanwhile, your liabilities are increasing rapidly. We are pleased to have with us employment attorney Conner Eversole (https://www.hallestill.com/our-team/conner-eversole) to discuss this important issue today. Conner is an attorney at the national law firm Hall Estill (https://www.hallestill.com/) in corporate law. He's been helping businesses navigate the growing issue to help them comply with digital guidelines under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Please check back next week when we'll discuss proposed legislation that is designed to make online accessiblity lawsuits largely vanish for employers.
11/6/202010 minutes, 20 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: DOL's Proposed Independent Contractor Classification Rule

In September, the DOL released a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding rules for employers to follow when classifying a worker as an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In this episode, we unpack what these proposed rules would mean for employers with employment lawyer Jacob M. Monty. Jake is managing partner and founder of Monty & Ramirez LLP (https://montyramirezlaw.com/). For over two decades, Jake has successfully practiced at the intersection of immigration, labor, and employment laws. A nationally recognized authority on issues facing employers with large Hispanic workforces, Jake has written not one, but three books on the topic and speaks regularly in English and Spanish on navigating labor and employment matters in industries with heightened immigration scrutiny. His clients include professional baseball teams, grocery store chains, single establishment and chain restaurants, and leading companies in the construction and facility maintenance fields. Jake has been interviewed by major media outlets such as Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC regarding national immigration concerns. Jake founded Monty & Ramirez LLP to offer an integrated approach to dealing with Hispanic workforces. He and his bilingual partners address all the critical aspects of employer advocacy, from immigration to union matters, workplace safety, and employment disputes.
10/30/202024 minutes, 21 seconds
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HR Works 127: Real Partnerships Create Ideal Training Programs

When the leader of a digital identity and access management company wanted to rapidly expand, he needed a configurable training management solution that could handle the pressure. Ultimately, he found more than just a solution, he found a business partner. Through that partnership, both organizations grew to great heights. This is our second episode with our sponsor Administrate (https://www.getadministrate.com/), an EdTech infrastructure platform that provides configurable training management solutions for enterprises across the globe. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, with offices in Montana, USA, and Beirut, Lebanon, Administrate is a diverse, creative software company born from within the training industry that focuses on creating the Ultimate Human Organization in culture, practice, and product. Now in its sixth year, Administrate is proud to support the training teams of Fortune 100 companies in the US, EU, and EMEA regions with a team of 100 talented professionals focused on creating and delivering learning & development technology innovation. Last time we discussed new ways for employers to get a hold of their training metrics to unlock the true potential of their training programs as well as to rapidly expand a training program. Today we have Administrate’s CEO, John Peebles, back with us on the show along with one of his clients to discuss what this process looks like. Before Administrate, John helped found Fort Lauderdale-based Sentry Data Systems, where he served as Chief Information Officer and VP of Operations while it grew to more than $30 million in revenue within five years. He is passionate about education, teamwork, technology, and mental health in the workplace, and often speaks on these subjects around the world. We also have one of John’s clients, Kevin Streater, Vice President of ForgeRock University (https://www.forgerock.com/university) at ForgeRock  Kevin is a leader in the IT Learning and Development industry and currently the Vice President of ForgeRock University at ForgeRock, a leader in digital identity and access management. He is also a Director of CEdMA (Computer Education Managers Association) and is known for innovating unique learning and development initiatives in response to learner analytics. Before ForgeRock, Kevin spent nearly 20 years in various service delivery, project management, and training leadership roles at Sun Microsystems.
10/27/202033 minutes, 28 seconds
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HR Works 126: The Next Culture for the Next Normal

Before the pandemic, awareness of the need for a well-crafted and -maintained company culture was high, and HR was making real strides toward taking charge of those efforts. That awareness has only been heightened, and being effective has simultaneously been challenged by the pandemic. How do HR professionals adapt? What tools do they discard, and what tools do they acquire? You can also listen to the episode here: https://bit.ly/37nuiqM In today’s episode, we tackle these questions with Neil Sahota (https://www.neilsahota.com/hrworks/) an IBM Master Inventor, United Nations A.I. Advisor, professor at UC Irvine, and globally-recognized speaker and author. Neil is a founding member of the UN’s Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Committee. He is the author of Own the A.I.Revolution, providing a future-forward look at A.I., focusing on how businesses can use it to commercialize while doing good in the world.
10/20/202039 minutes, 43 seconds
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HR Works COVID-19 Update: Delivering Difficult News with Grace

The pandemic has changed so much about how we work together and how we interact. It has also redefined many social norms and etiquette. Layoffs, pay reductions, employee illness, and death have all increased over the last months, and with each comes a difficult conversation. HR has always been positioned to be the people who have to deliver difficult news to employees. Compassion, then, becomes an important currency of how organizations operate today. Uber, for example, has become infamous for how they fired over 3,500 employees over zoom calls. There has to be a better way, and we have with us today an expert in delivering bad news compassionately. In this episode we are pleased to have with us Dr. Anthony Orsini practicing neonatologist and founder of The Orsini Way (https://theorsiniway.com/), join me to discuss tips employers and HR professionals can use when delivering bad news. Dr. Orsini took what he learned as an ICU physician who had to deliver difficult news to families and founded The Orsini Way, a communication training company that helps healthcare professionals and business leaders navigate difficult conversations and build strong relationships.
10/16/202019 minutes, 15 seconds
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HR Works 125: Finding Hidden and Meaningful Training Trends

If you have a learning management system, you probably have access to a boatload of metrics. But what do they really tell you? Do they help you fine-tune your training regiments? One expert suggests that a swath of additional, less common metrics exist and they can help you unlock hidden and meaningful trends within your training process. You may also listen to this track here: https://bit.ly/3lr2OnN In this episode, we will discuss the intersection of training and business intelligence. This episode is sponsored by Administrate (https://www.getadministrate.com/scale-your-training-operations/), and we are pleased to have with us John Peebles, the CEO of Administrate, an EdTech infrastructure platform that provides configurable training management solutions for enterprises across the globe. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, with offices in Montana, USA, and Beirut, Lebanon, Administrate is a diverse, creative software company born from within the training industry that focuses on creating the Ultimate Human Organization in culture, practice, and product. Now in its sixth year, Administrate is proud to support the training teams of Fortune 100 companies in the US, EU, and EMEA regions with a team of 100 talented professionals focused on creating and delivering learning & development technology innovation.  Prior to Administrate, Mr. Peebles helped found Fort Lauderdale-based Sentry Data Systems, where he served as Chief Information Officer and VP of Operations while it grew to more than $30 million in revenue within five years. He is passionate about education, teamwork, technology, and mental health in the workplace, and often speaks on these subjects around the world.