HR Works Podcast

The mission of HR Works is to provide clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to HR professionals through engaging and insightful interviews with experts and thought leaders.

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Recent Episodes

HR Works: Don’t Make These Common Workplace Investigations Mistakes

Workplace investigations are very serious, usually resulting from unfortunate or unpleasant events. Furthermore, the entire process can easily end up under the scrutiny of a number of legal professionals including employment lawyers and judges. It is very important that HR professionals get their investigations right. This episode’s guest specializes in workplace investigations and is here […]

HR Works: How Liberty Mutual Approaches Inclusion

Whatever your aims, be they improving retention and engagement, upskilling your employees, encouraging innovation, or improving inclusion; training your employees is a critical tool. Everyone wants to know: how do we make sure that training is effective, that it lasts, and that employees engage the training process? This episode’s guest has been part of a […]

HR Works: Getting Managers Up to Speed on the ADA & the FMLA with Annual Training

With limited resources and time, it can be challenging for employers to initiate annual Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) training programs for their managers and supervisors. However, the Department of Labor routinely reports that supervisor training is a top area of non-compliance for employers. If organizations don’t properly […]

HR Works: Driving Diversity and Inclusion by Training a New Generation of Leaders

As an HR professional you know how important diversity and inclusion are. Our guest for this episode specializes in diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts with the specific goal of training a new generation of leaders that can implement major change. This episode’s guest is a leader of the conversation surrounding these efforts. We are pleased […]

HR Works: The Cultural Impact of 1 on 1 Meetings

In episode 101 of HR Works Podcast, we tackle the performance review: an issue that is sometimes hotly debated. Some organizations still believe in yearly reviews, others on informal discussions, and still others believe that there should be no reviews at all. Today’s guest is an expert on performance reviews, especially the 1 on 1 […]

Celebrating 100 Episodes of HR Works Podcast with Dave Ulrich

HR plays a central role in keeping abreast of the constant change that organizations must undergo to survive. Having a strategy for change is critical, but with so many voices out there on how to do that, one can be easily lead astray. With that in mind, we are pleased to celebrate our 100th episode […]

HR Works: Not All Employee Engagement Programs Are Created Equally

How do you qualify employee engagement? This episode’s guest, Chris Meroff, is an employee engagement specialist who believes that not all engagement is created equally. While everyone agrees that engagement is important, the execution of engagement is where employers tend to make mistakes, says Meroff. A successful program addresses the employee’s need for fulfillment.  That […]

HR Works: How Can You Combat the Opioid Epidemic and Substance Abuse at Your Organization?

We all know that performance and safety issues surrounding substance abuse in the workplace are big concerns. My guests for episode 98 of HR Works Podcast discuss a much wider range of legal and other challenges surrounding substance abuse. For example, working with your insurance company before obtaining Narcan (the anti-drug for opioid overdoses) to […]