HR Works Podcast

The mission of HR Works is to provide clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to HR professions in podcast form through engaging and insightful interviews with experts and thought leaders.


HR Works: How Can HR Combat Unconscious Bias in the Workplace?

Following protests and a firestorm of controversy after two black men were arrested inside a Philadelphia Starbucks, the coffee purveyor closed its U.S.-based retail stores and corporate offices on May 29 to provide racial-bias training to its workforce. Incidents such as this one, as well as similar issues that have since involved LA Fitness, AirBnB, […]

HR Works: Attract Top Candidates with Visual Job Postings & Storytelling

We’re all posting job openings, and our postings are competing with hundreds of others to grab the attention of top candidates. How do you fight through to be sure your posting gets in front of the kinds of candidates you seek, and then entices them to respond? Today’s guest, Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, […]

HR Works: Is Your Engagement Problem Really a Hiring Problem?

Engagement and retention. We’ve covered these twin topics many times, generally agreeing that if you have an engagement problem, you’ll have retention problems—as well as productivity issues, morale issues, and so on. Best-selling author and consultant Bob Kelleher has a different perspective: He says in most companies with which he has consulted, it’s not an […]

HR Works: Improve Your Organization’s Culture Through Change Marketing

Neil Bedwell and Andrew Osterday often describe themselves as reformed marketers. They learned their craft over the last 15 years at agencies and brands in both US and Europe. Their experience at Coca-Cola navigating internal cultural barriers was the catalyst for the creation of their company, Local Industries. The company is a change marketing consultancy. […]

HR Works: Manage Performance to Foster an Employee-Centric Organization

Everyone’s talking about engagement and retention, but many of us aren’t sure what steps to take to create meaningful change in our organizations. Our guest for Episode 57 of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources is the CEO of a company that’s achieved “Best Places to Work” status, and has a 5-star Glassdoor rating. […]

HR Works: Want To Improve Workplace Transparency? Have a Strategy

Transparency—an issue that many organizations struggle with—how much to reveal, when to reveal it, how to reveal it. To help us sort this out, we’ve asked Dan Harris to join us on Episode 56 of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources.  A Workplace Insights Analyst at Quantum Workplace, Dan aggregates data to tell stories. […]

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 […]