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: Confronting and Overcoming Unconscious Bias

We all have unconscious biases. Without awareness and tools for confronting these biases, organizations will develop or extend major problems. The effects of such bias impact everything in an organization including recruiting and promotion decisions as well as heavily influencing company culture. This episode’s guest is an expert when it comes to confronting and eliminating […]

HR Works: Are Your Company Culture Efforts Making an Impact?

Company culture is the name of the game in HR, but experts wonder how best to create that culture. Is it enough to just announce your mission objectives and print them on the wall? The guests for episode 93 of HR Works would argue that that does not go nearly far enough. They instead suggest […]

HR Works: Mental Health Is a Hidden, Stigmatized, and Serious Problem

In this episode of HR Works, we discuss the very serious issue of mental health in the workplace. Mental health discussions have a tendency to focus on mental illness. While mental illness is certainly a critical concern of mental health, everyone is susceptible to poor mental wellness and HR managers need to address the concerns […]

HR Works: Great Leaders Generate Excellent Employee Engagement

Everyone knows how critical employee engagement is for the success of any organization. Despite awareness and vast amounts of money being spent on solving this problem, engagement rates are still low across the United States. Today’s guest is a CEO that has won Glassdoor’s Top CEO for multiple years, and the New York Times has […]

HR Works: What to Do When Leadership Doesn’t Listen to HR

Getting leadership to listen to HR is critical for the success of your HR department as well as for the success of your organization. But it can be very challenging to get them to really hear you. We discuss this, aligning goals across leadership, avoiding and correcting silos, and much more with our guest, Ed […]

HR Works: What Is U.S. Soccer Getting Wrong About Equal Pay?

In episode 88 of HR Works we discuss equal pay surrounding the Women’s U.S. soccer team—especially in the light of their recent World Cup victory with experts Tom Cunningham, VP of People at Pariveda, and Charles Bendotti, Senior Vice President, People & Culture, Philip Morris International. Tom Cunningham is the VP of People at Pariveda—an […]

HR Works: This Is What Leadership Looks Like in 10 Years

Whether it’s failing fast or being agile, leadership has already changed a lot from more traditional approaches. Our guest in this episode brings a lot of expertise surrounding what leadership and the workplace look like today, and what it will look like in 10 years. We are pleased to have Lisa Rueth, the Senior Partner […]

HR Works: Vulnerability Is Required for Successful Engagement and Leadership

With organizations losing unbelievable amounts of money to poor employee engagement, I always wonder what stops leaders from properly addressing this problem. In this episode of HR Works, we find a critical ingredient to successful leadership and employee engagement: vulnerability. This episode’s guest is Jason Treu, an executive coach who helps executives, managers, and employees […]

HR Works: How Leadership Can Navigate Chaotic vs. Ordered Employees

If I’ve learned one thing since taking on this podcast, is that change in an organization literally cannot happen without leaders being on board. How can HR managers make that happen? It’s the 100 million dollar question, and we are thrilled to have two experts from Rose Group Int’l to help us answer it. The […]