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 COVID-19 Update: The Online Accessibility Act

In the last episode, we began to discuss the issue of online accessibility and an increase in general, especially since the pandemic hit in lawsuits surrounding this issue. Today we are going to continue that discussion, specifically focusing on a proposed piece of legislation called the Online Accessibility Act. We are pleased to have back […]

HR Works: Employee Monitoring and Protecting Trade Secrets

This special episode is sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management, also known as SHRM. We are also excited to announce that this is our very first SHRM credit approved podcast episode. Stay tuned for information on how to get your credits later in the program. With large swaths of the workforce working remotely, […]

HR Works COVID-19 Update: Employers Beware; Online Accessibility Lawsuits Are on the Rise

With the mass migration toward working from home, more employees are depending on digital devices and the Internet for essential information for everything both in and out of work. Yet, many websites, services, and digital tools are not accessible to people with disabilities. That may mean your employees are having difficulty completing their work. Meanwhile, […]

HR Works COVID-19 Update: DOL’s Proposed Independent Contractor Classification Rule

In September, the DOL released a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding rules for employers to follow when classifying a worker as an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In this episode, we unpack what these proposed rules would mean for employers with employment lawyer Jacob M. Monty. Jake is managing […]

HR Works: Real Partnerships Create Ideal Training Programs

When the leader of a digital identity and access management company wanted to rapidly expand, he needed a configurable training management solution that could handle the pressure. Ultimately, he found more than just a solution—he found a business partner. Through that partnership, both organizations grew to great heights. This is our second episode with our […]

Culture

HR Works: The Next Culture for the Next Normal

Before the pandemic, awareness of the need for a well-crafted and -maintained company culture was high, and HR was making real strides toward taking charge of those efforts. That awareness has only been heightened, and being effective has simultaneously been challenged by the pandemic. How do HR professionals adapt? What tools do they discard, and […]

Interview

HR Works COVID-19 Update: Delivering Difficult News with Grace

The pandemic has changed so much about how we work together and how we interact. It has also redefined many social norms and etiquette. Layoffs, pay reductions, employee illness, and death have all increased over the last months, and with each comes a difficult conversation. HR has always been the department that has to deliver […]

HR Works: Finding Hidden and Meaningful Training Trends

If you have a learning management system, you probably have access to a boatload of metrics. But what do they really tell you? Do they help you fine-tune your training regiments? One expert suggests that a swath of additional, less common metrics exist and they can help you unlock hidden and meaningful trends within your […]

HR Works COVID-19 Update: Supporting Employees with Headaches and Migraines

In the last episode of HR Works COVID-19 Update, I was joined by neurologist and headache expert Charisse Litchman, MD, to discuss how the pandemic has led to increased screen times and, consequently, increased headaches. Today, we’ll continue our discussion with Litchman, including how HR can help employees prevent headaches and support them in finding […]

HR Works COVID-19 Update: More Screen Time Means More Headaches

Recent research has shown that the ordinary 11 hours a day of screen time that most employees are exposed to have increased by 3 hours every day since the pandemic began. That amount of screen time leads to more headaches and more serious headaches—an often misunderstood and underappreciated concern for employers and employees alike. In […]