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: Overcoming Training Roadblocks

What are your training roadblocks? Perhaps you don’t have the time or resources to roll out the training you need. Maybe you can’t get buy-in from leadership. It could be that your training never sticks, so why bother? In this episode of HR Works Podcast, our guest believes that such roadblocks are far from insurmountable. […]

HR Works: Coronavirus Compliance and Safety Concerns in the Workplace

In this special episode we address the so-called coronavirus. With cases numbering in the tens of thousands across dozens of countries, and hundreds of deaths, this poorly understood disease has created no small amount of chaos and fear. Some of those fears are justified and some not. The U.S. currently has around one dozen confirmed […]

HR Works: How to Make Personality Based Training Soar

Tackling training can be quite challenging. Other than getting training sticky and making sure it reaches the right people, another major concern concerns how training for one employee might not work so well. In this episode we to discuss an approach to training that takes those differences into account. And, we talk about birds. Merrick […]

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 […]