HR Works Podcast

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

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Recent Episodes

HR Works: One DJ’s Novel Approach to Team Building

Imagine an organization filled to the brim with great individual talent. Now imagine that organization has no formal methods for bringing those people together as a team. Likely, many of you don’t have to imagine that at all because that just might be the case at your organization. Well, so what? If individuals strive for […]

HR Works: 10 Minutes of Recognition Makes All the Difference

The term engagement gets used a lot, and for good reason. Organizations spend so much money, time, and training getting the right people onboard. All of that vanishes when that employee walks out the door. In many cases, retaining employees is achievable with the right set of tools aimed at employee engagement. In episode 76 […]

HR Works: The Importance of Stress Resilience in the Workplace

I want you to imagine an organization filled with just the right combination of top-quality talent. By all measures, these are the people who should be delivering quality results. Now imagine that both the work and the work environment are stress filled. Instead of delivering results, those stressed out employees are under performing and maybe […]

HR Works: Giving Mentoring the Modern Treatment

We know that employers spend a lot of time and energy on the entire employee lifecycle: from sourcing to onboarding straight through retention, engagement, and, of course, exit interviews. Part of making sure that your workforce is not only successful but is also engaged surrounds mentoring. You could have the best product, the most modern […]

HR Works 73: What Will HR Look Like in 2025?

We know that employers spend a lot of time and energy on the entire employee lifecycle: from sourcing to onboarding straight through retention, engagement, and, of course, exit interviews. How can HR professionals grapple with that lifecycle if they can’t predict the terrain of the HR landscape 5 or even 10 years from now? In […]

HR Works: Get the Most Value from Your Job Reference Checking

Employers invest considerable time and money in hiring and training new employees and therefore want to ensure a job candidate is going to be the right fit.  Information gleaned from references – in contrast with a polished interview and resume – is pure gold for employers who are working hard to find the ideal matches […]

HR Works: A Powerful Community Can Transform Your Business

Our guest for Episode 70 of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources, international business coach Howard Partridge, says the solution to engagement and organizational success is rooted in community–something that’s ultimately achieved by tapping into the human need to connect and feel valued by others.  Howard provides us with 6 steps leaders can take […]

HR Works: How AI Can Improve Your Recruiting and Candidate Experience

“A new revolution has begun and AI is providing a new way of interacting with technology in a much more fun, enjoyable, and human way,” explains our guest on episode 69 of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources.  That’s right:  Emily He, Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management Cloud Business Group at Oracle says […]

HR Works: Create a Culture of Excellence by Embracing Failure (Yes, Failure!)

We often talk about how HR professionals can help their workforce achieve success and how to drive success in this podcast—but today’s guest is going to talk with us about failure, and how important it can be to an organization’s success. Courtney Branson is Director of People and Culture at Square Root, an Austin-based technology […]