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: 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 […]

HR Works: How to Communicate and Influence Others at Work

The ability to influence others is perhaps the most important ingredient of leadership. In episode 45 of our award-winning podcast, HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources,  Stacey Hanke—a trainer, coach and mentor to C-suite executives—poses that most leaders are not as influential as they think they are, and not as influential as they could […]


HR Works: Concierge Program Helps Working Mothers Stay on Career Path

We hear a lot of talk expressing concern about the under-representation of women in corporate boardrooms.  And we know that one substantial factor that can slow down the professional advancement of women is starting a family. But what can actually be done to minimize the disruption of women’s career paths, particularly for working mothers?    In […]

HR Works: Keurig Brews Employee Engagement Via Volunteerism & Source Trips

Employee engagement—everyone agrees it’s important for productivity and retention, but not everyone is able to describe it or measure it. To help us boost engagement at our organizations, representatives from Keurig Green Mountain join us for Episode 43 of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources. The company is known a great place to work […]

HR Works: Expand Your Onboarding Beyond the ‘New Hire’ Experience

Does your onboarding process mainly consist of new hire paperwork and introductions to staff and management?  Mimi Jerkan and Marina Vasich of SilkRoad, a global leader in talent activation, say that onboarding should involve much more than the new hire experience, and should encompass the entire employee journey. They call it ‘strategic onboarding’ and they’re […]

HR Works: How To Build Championship Mindsets in Your Organization

We often look to sport teams for examples of engagement and passion and motivation, and we use sports metaphors for several workplace situations. In keeping with the start of the NFL season this week, a few of the many football metaphors used in business include “kicking off” a new project or product planning process, “Monday […]


HR Works: 7 Practices of Extraordinary Workplace Teams

Workplace teams can be the cornerstone to the success of an organization when they are functioning at a high level.  But unfortunately, as nearly anyone who has been part of a workplace team can attest, that isn’t always the case.  And the symptoms of a team that isn’t working well are probably also too familiar—unclear […]

HR Works: Make Employee Training More Impactful Through Storytelling

HR professionals and in-house trainers know that in a world of non-stop communication and distractions, effective employee training can be challenging.  But our guests –Sharon Lucas, President of CDT3 Training and Jessica Du Preez (, a Graphic Recorder—have experience in making training more engaging, memorable and impactful by incorporating storytelling. In episode 39 of HR […]

HR Works: Get Winning Workplace Results by Winning Over Your Employees

In many workplaces across the country, managers feel pressured by company leaders to achieve specific goals or levels of productivity, and become focused on winning no matter what it takes, using motivation by fear to get their employees to work faster, harder and for longer hours. These tactics may work in the short term, but […]

HR Works: Strengthen Your Employer Brand by Offering Outplacement Services

Organizations are spending more and more time focusing on conveying their employer brand when recruiting candidates—generally, these efforts are intended to give potential candidates insights into company culture, as well as what they might expect in their day-to-day experience at the company. But one area that employers may overlook when crafting and projecting their brand […]