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.

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HR Works Podcast: Straight Talk about Employee Wellness from Weight Watchers

EPISODE 13 Everyone’s talking about wellness, and one of the common denominators of wellness programs is weight management. So where better should HR professionals search for some practical guidance on wellness then Weight Watchers? In this episode of HR Works, Cindy Bubniak, the head of Marketing for Weight Watchers Health Solutions, joins us to discuss […]

HR Works Podcast: Creating a Culture of Growth to Get the Best from Your Employees

EPISODE 12 Imagine a young employee in the early stage of his or her career walking up to the CEO of the company and saying “I’m giving you a D+ on the presentation you gave at the prospective client meeting.” Now imagine that same young employee still having a job with the company the next […]

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HR Works Podcast: Enacting Change in a Dysfunctional Workplace

EPISODE 11 Wouldn’t it be nice if all of our workplace relationships were stress-free and productive?  HR managers have a dual role when it comes to workplace relationships: They have to manage their own, and they have to step in when other relationships are floundering. Psychologist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Henry Cloud […]

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HR Works Podcast: EEOC’s New Digital Portal–What Employers Need to Know

EPISODE 10 One HR challenge that won’t go away is dealing with the EEOC and responding to charges. Recently, the EEOC has begun a new digital processing program for its activities. Naomi Oglesby, an associate with The Murray Law Group, joins us to provide clearer understanding of the new EEOC program, and some practical tips.

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HR Works Podcast: New Overtime Regs Create Tough Decisions for Employers

EPISODE 9 On May 18, the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) released long-awaited changes to the overtime regulations—the first major changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) since 2004. The regulations take effect on December 1, 2016, but that may be little consolation to the many employers faced with tough decisions regarding their workforce […]

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HR Works Podcast: How to Avoid Discrimination in Employee Dress Code Policies

EPISODE 8 It might seem that drafting and addressing violations of dress code and appearance policies would be old hat for HR, but the challenges in this area just keep mounting, and there’s no shortage of eager lawyers waiting to bring a suit for religious or national origin discrimination or failure to accommodate. To pin […]

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HR Works Podcast: Best Practices in College Recruiting

EPISODE 7 To help us understand today’s college students and how to run successful programs to recruit them, expert Tom Borgerding, CEO and president of Campus Media Group Inc joins us as or guest on this episode of HR Works. Tom works on college recruiting programs with a large number of notable companies such as […]

HR Works Podcast: Elements of a Successful Employee Referral Program

EPISODE 6 As the economy improves, finding qualified candidates to fill your open jobs becomes more difficult. Employee referral programs can play an important role in your recruiting efforts, but many aren’t as effective as they could be. In this episode of HR Works, Jody Ordioni, Chief Brand Officer & President of Brandemix, provides the […]

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HR Works Podcast : The ROI of Employee Benefits Communication

EPISODE 5 Many HR managers find it difficult to communicate the full value of benefits to employees and equally hard to calculate ROI of benefits communication and convince upper management of its value. Jennifer Benz, CEO and Founder of Benz Communications, joins us to explain the what, how and when of benefits communication and how […]

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HR Works: Election 2016 & Politics in the Workplace

EPISODE 4 To say that the 2016 election season is ‘heating up’ would be an understatement. Contentious political arguments abound across the United States, and it’s inevitable that some of these conversations will occur at work. In this episode of HR Works, BLR Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld, JD, explains what employers and human resources […]