HR Works

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.

HR Works: Increase Productivity & Profits by Focusing Your Workforce on the Right Things

Today, we accept distracted as the norm, says our guest, keynote speaker and author Neen James. We are so focused on technology, our never-ending to-do list, and our lack of time, we fail to pay attention to the people, priorities, and passions that are truly important to us. But it’s not a time management crisis, […]


HR Works: Social Media, Video & Mobile Recruiting Best Practices

Suddenly it’s slim pickings for top candidates—nobody’s having an easy time recruiting.  And for hard-to-fill roles, it can seem to border on the impossible. But there’s hope!  Our guest, Lindsay Stanton, Chief Client Officer for Digi-Me, is an expert in recruiting technology. She talked with us at BLR’s RecruitCon conference about trends and best practices  in use […]

HR Works: Use Persuasive Messaging To Increase Responses from Job Candidates

Recruiting is on every HR manager’s front burner these days, yet many organizations find they can’t get candidates they want to recruit to engage with or respond to them. Today’s guest, Angie Verros, founder of Vaia Talent, is going to help—she’s got suggestions for creating compelling messages that get the responses you’re looking for.  She […]

HR Works: How Can HR Combat Unconscious Bias in the Workplace?

Following protests and a firestorm of controversy after two black men were arrested inside a Philadelphia Starbucks, the coffee purveyor closed its U.S.-based retail stores and corporate offices on May 29 to provide racial-bias training to its workforce. Incidents such as this one, as well as similar issues that have since involved LA Fitness, AirBnB, […]


HR Works: Attract Top Candidates with Visual Job Postings & Storytelling

We’re all posting job openings, and our postings are competing with hundreds of others to grab the attention of top candidates. How do you fight through to be sure your posting gets in front of the kinds of candidates you seek, and then entices them to respond? Today’s guest, Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, […]

HR Works: Is Your Engagement Problem Really a Hiring Problem?

Engagement and retention. We’ve covered these twin topics many times, generally agreeing that if you have an engagement problem, you’ll have retention problems—as well as productivity issues, morale issues, and so on. Best-selling author and consultant Bob Kelleher has a different perspective: He says in most companies with which he has consulted, it’s not an […]

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HR Works: Improve Your Organization’s Culture Through Change Marketing

Neil Bedwell and Andrew Osterday often describe themselves as reformed marketers. They learned their craft over the last 15 years at agencies and brands in both US and Europe. Their experience at Coca-Cola navigating internal cultural barriers was the catalyst for the creation of their company, Local Industries. The company is a change marketing consultancy. […]


HR Works: ‘Engagement’ Is Elusive—Focus on Driving Business Outcomes Instead

We’ve talked about engagement a lot on HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources, and the general thrust of our discussions has focused on engagement as a cure-all for all organizational woes. Today’s guest has a different take on this—he says the approach is misguided and he has data to prove it. Dr. Scott Mondore […]

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HR Works: Manage Performance to Foster an Employee-Centric Organization

Everyone’s talking about engagement and retention, but many of us aren’t sure what steps to take to create meaningful change in our organizations. Our guest for Episode 57 of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources is the CEO of a company that’s achieved “Best Places to Work” status, and has a 5-star Glassdoor rating. […]


HR Works: Want To Improve Workplace Transparency? Have a Strategy

Transparency—an issue that many organizations struggle with—how much to reveal, when to reveal it, how to reveal it. To help us sort this out, we’ve asked Dan Harris to join us on Episode 56 of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources.  A Workplace Insights Analyst at Quantum Workplace, Dan aggregates data to tell stories. […]