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.


HR Works Podcast: How to Build and Protect Your Employment Brand

EPISODE 16 We’re hearing a lot about branding these days, what it is, how to develop it, and how to defend it. It seems that social media and online communications have made it both easier to develop a brand and easier to threaten it. To talk about employment brands and what companies can do to […]

HR Works Podcast: Simplify Your Workplace to Drive Innovation & Productivity

EPISODE 15 Is there anyone today who isn’t beleaguered by busywork—endless emails, reports, and meetings that soak up time you’d rather be spending on strategic imagination, creativity, or high-value work? In this episode of HR Works, Lisa Bodell, CEO of futurethink ( and author of the best-selling book Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start […]

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: 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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]