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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HR Works: Why Content Marketing Should Be Part of Your Recruiting Strategy

Talent acquisition has quickly moved front burner for many organizations and most realize that they’re going to have to do more to attract—and keep–top candidates than they’ve had to do the past few years. Our guest for Episode 55 of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources  has some great ideas and practical tips to […]

HR Works: Uncover the Real Issues Behind Your “People Problem”

Many times, HR managers and  executives know that something’s wrong—the organization is not functioning at as high a level as it should.  Departments are butting heads and pointing fingers.  But what’s really to blame?  Do you have a people problem?  Or is something else at the root cause?  For Episode 54 of HT Works: The […]

HR Works: Employees Want to Learn on their Smartphones—Are You Ready?

L&D—learning and development—is moving to the forefront for HR managers, not just for the importance of developing skills, but to maintain engagement and retention of employees who demand to stay up with new developments in their fields. Of course, there are new developments in L&D as well, and one of the most challenging today is […]

HR Works: Talent Development Professionals Can Improve Retention and Your Bottom Line

Retention is a major concern for most every organization these days. Changing employee demographics and expectations, evolving business needs, and rapidly advancing technology add complexity to the challenge. And for sure, as the unemployment rate drops, it’s even tougher to keep your best talent. On the plus side, all this means that talent development professionals […]

HR Works: Strategic Talent Management Improves Engagement, Organizational Effectiveness

Talent management has moved to the front burner for most organizations as the economy has improved. In episode 51 of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources, our guest, Magi Graziano discusses a talent management system she’s developed that gives business leaders the actionable steps to align their corporate strategy with their people strategy, thereby […]

HR Works: How To Use Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

In episode 50 of HR Works: The Podcast for HR Professionals, John K. Coyle, founder and CEO of The Art of Really Living, joins us to discuss “design thinking”—an approach to innovation and problem solving that could be useful to HR managers. John won an Olympic silver medal in speed skating—an achievement he attributes directly […]

HR Works: Why You Should Consider Gamification for Talent Development

Gamification—it seems everyone wants to use it, and, for sure, gamification can be a way that companies use learning software not only to educate employees, but also to increase productivity.  Gamification also encourages and fulfills employees’ desire for social interaction, competition, and collaboration.  But as our guest today explains, proper design is crucial to how […]

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HR Works: The State of HR Tech—How and Where Is It Helping?

We hear a lot about how technology solutions will or can make HR’s job easier—and most of us, but perhaps not all—have implemented tech into facets of one or more of our major roles:  applicant tracking, development of our ‘talent pools’ (and recruiting passive candidates), onboarding and pre-boarding, performance management, succession planning, training and more.  […]

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HR Works: High-Profile Sexual Assault Claims Put Spotlight on Workplace Harassment

There’s no shortage of reminders these days that harassment is still a major issue for employers. And it’s particularly challenging—as we’ve seen all too often lately in the news—when an executive is a harasser or when a company culture implicitly condones or perpetuates sexual harassment or a hostile work environment. With increased attention on the […]

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HR Works: How to Retain High-Performing Employees in the ‘Wrong Seat’

Every HR manager faces this situation—the organization has a great employee, one the organization wants to keep, but the person is in the wrong job. For whatever reason, it’s just not a good fit; or maybe it’s just time for the person to move up—or over—to another position. On Episode 46 of HR Works: The […]