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HR Works provides clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to human resources (HR) professionals

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HR Works provides clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to human resources (HR) professionals

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Great content!!!!

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Consistently thought provoking. I love bringing these ideas back to my HR team :)

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Thank you for providing great content to your audience!

iTunes Ratings

56 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
10
6
4
5

Great content!!!!

By Bnor438 - Aug 14 2019
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Consistently thought provoking. I love bringing these ideas back to my HR team :)

Thanks for providing great content!

By BrieGF - May 23 2017
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Thank you for providing great content to your audience!
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HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources

Latest release on Feb 18, 2020

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Rank #1: HR Works (E45): How to Communicate and Influence Others at Work

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The ability to influence others is perhaps the most important ingredient of leadership. Stacey Hanke, a trainer, coach and mentor to C-suite executives, thinks that most leaders are not as influential as they think they are, and not as influential as they could be.
In this interview, we explore her views as expressed in her newly published book, Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday®. and get her step-by-step method for improving the ideal form of influence—influence that moves people to action long after an interaction is over.

Oct 31 2017

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Rank #2: HR Works (Episode 3): Supporting Business Strategy as an HR Department of One

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How can an HR department of one support their organization's strategic goals while keeping up with the administrative functions and day-to-day activities? Our guest, Diane Breeding, PHR, SHRM-CP, HR Manager for Edwards Moving & Rigging (KY), does just that--and she gladly shares her experiences to inspire other human resources managers (just don't call her a 'Lone Ranger' of HR).

Mar 08 2016

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Rank #3: HR Works (E51): Strategic Talent Management Improves Engagement, Organizational Effectiveness

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Talent management has moved to the front burner for most organizations as the economy has improved. Today's guest, Magi Graziano, has developed a talent strategy system that gives business leaders the actionable steps to align their corporate strategy with their people strategy, thereby maximizing employee performance, engagement and innovation.
Note: Magi will be a featured speaker at BLR’s upcoming HRDA 2018 Conference in Savannah March 8 and 9—there’s a $100 discount for HR Works listeners: Just visit BLR.com/HR18 and enter discount code WORKS100.

Jan 30 2018

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Rank #4: HR Works (E57): Manage Performance to Foster an Employee-Centric Organization

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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 on Episode 57 of HR Works is the CEO of a company that’s achieved “best Places to Work” status, and has a 5-star Glassdoor rating.
Rajeev Behera is co-founder and CEO of Reflektive, the modern performance management startup. He leads the company’s innovation, investment, growth and business development strategies, and—importantly—sets the tone for culture. He has striven to make Reflektive the gold standard in employee-centric organizations where people love coming to work every day.

Apr 24 2018

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Rank #5: HR Works (E58): 'Engagement' Is Elusive—Focus on Driving Business Outcomes Instead

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We’ve talked about engagement a lot on HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources, and the general thrust of our discussions has focused on engagement as a cure-all for all organizational woes. Today’s guest has a different take on this—he says the approach is misguided and he has data to prove it.

Dr. Scott Mondore is a predictive analytics expert, technology innovator, best-selling author, and speaker with over 17 years of experience in the areas of HR technology, analytics, strategy, talent management, measurement, organizational development and customer experience. Scott is a pioneer in developing the new way for HR to approach surveys and assessments: moving from a focus on the outcomes of surveys to utilizing surveys and assessments to impact business outcomes.

May 08 2018

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Rank #6: HR Works 73: What Will HR Look Like in 2025?

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We know that employers spend a lot of time and energy on the entire employee lifecycle: from sourcing to onboarding straight through retention, engagement, and, of course, exit interviews.

How can HR professionals grapple with that lifecycle if they can’t predict the terrain of the HR landscape 5 or even 10 years from now?

We are very fortunate to be joined by Ira Wolfe to explore just that: what HR might look like by 2025 and 2030. Ira is the president of Success Performance Solutions, which excels in pre-employment testing software for sales, leadership, service, and production across a number of industries.

In addition to being a blogger and prolific business writer, Ira is an accomplished speaker, having visited the stages of TEDx and DisruptHR. He has also published books such as The Perfect Labor Storm and Recruiting in the Age of Googlization: When the Shift Hits Your Plan.

Dec 11 2018

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Rank #7: HR Works(E59): Improve Your Organization's Culture Through Change Marketing

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Neil Bedwell and Andrew Osterday often describe themselves as reformed marketers. Their company, Local Industries, is a change marketing consultancy. Put simply, they apply consumer-grade marketing expertise to drive real cultural change inside organizations by focusing on their most important asset—people.

In this episode of HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources, Bedwell and Osterday explain their approach for improving engagement and company culture—a marriage of HR and marketing.

May 22 2018

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Rank #8: HR Works 78: No More Bad Hires

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Every HR professional and recruiter knows the cost of a bad hire. Time and money spent on the hiring and training go down the tube and now you are left with nothing but that same vacancy. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid making bad hires in the first place?

In this episode, we are joined by Jeff Hyman. Jeff is the Chief Talent Officer at Recruit Rockstars, an organization with a simple mission: no more bad hires!

Mr. Hyman is author of the bestselling book “Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook to Find The Winners & Ignite Your Business.” As Professor at Kellogg School of Management, he teaches the MBA course about recruiting. He is also the host of the 5-star-rated "Strong Suit Podcast" and weekly contributor to Forbes.

Jeff is the keynote speaker at RecruitCon 2019. The keynote is called "The 10 Deadly Sins of Recruiting" and takes place on May 9th in Austin Texas. RecruitCon features workshops on May 8th and the main conference on May 9th and 10th. To learn more, check out this link: https://live.blr.com/event/recruitcon/

Feb 26 2019

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Rank #9: HR Works (Episode 19) - Revamp Your Onboarding Experience to Improve Retention & Productivity

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Onboarding—a dull, boring day or two of introductions and filling out paperwork? It doesn’t have to be that way. In today’s workplace, onboarding (or orientation as we used to call it) goes a lot farther--done right, it brings big rewards in retention and productivity.

As president of her talent management and leadership development consulting company, Performance ReNEW, our guest Natasha Bowman helps employers develop their next generation of organizational leaders. Moreover, as Director of Education & Organizational Development at White Plains (New York) Hospital, Natasha has launched a new onboarding program called WOW that’s been very successful.

Natasha will be presenting on the topic of onboarding at BLR's upcoming LearningCon conference in Las Vegas November 7 & 8. Learn more about LearningCon at http://learningcon.blr.com.

It this podcast, Natasha provides details of her WOW onboarding program and explains to listeners how to get more positive, impactful and long-lasting results from their onboarding process.

Oct 18 2016

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Rank #10: HR Works (E30): 2017 Recruiting Trends—Social Media Tactics, Negotiation & 'Thinking Locally'

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Given the current talent economy, organizations are challenged to consistently attract and retain the right caliber of talent. BLR, with the kind sponsorship of SilkRoad, has just completed a survey about several interesting aspects of recruiting today. To help us interpret some of the survey data, we’ve asked Alexandra Levit to join us. She is the CEO of Inspiration at Work.
In this episode of HR Works, Alexandra addresses:
• Trends in salary and benefits negotiation
• Importance of customizing your social media communications for different audiences
• Examples of successful social recruiting tactics (that also engage your current employees!)
• The characteristics of career sites that really attract top candidates
• The advantages of 'thinking locally' when recruiting
• Which metrics to provide to the C-Suite that measure your recruiting success
And much more!
A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a current writer for the New York Times, Alexandra has authored several books, including the bestselling They Don't Teach Corporate in College, Success for Hire, and Blind Spots.

Mar 28 2017

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Rank #11: HR Works (E35): How Can HR Truly Impact The C-Suite? A Q&A with Dave Ulrich

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HR execs are getting better and better at the basics of HR management and many have also improved at the strategic level. Dave Ulrich, the man some call the “father of modern HR,” joins us to discuss the roles and skills HR executives must assume and acquire in order to both earn a proverbial 'seat at the table' AND have a significant impact once they have that seat.
He says HR execs must be credible activists, strategic positioners, and paradox navigators—and he defines and explains the logic behind each term in this episode of HR Works. Dave, also known for backing up his recommendations with rigorous research and data—discusses the metrics and measurements that he recommends HR managers use when approaching the c-suite.

Jun 06 2017

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Rank #12: HR Works (E42): Expand Your Onboarding Beyond the 'New Hire' Experience

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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 with us on HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources to go over it's essential components.

Sep 19 2017

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Rank #13: HR Works 76: 10 Minutes of Recognition Makes All the Difference

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Today we are going to talk about engagement. The term gets used a lot, and for good reason. Organizations spend so much money, time, and training getting the right people onboard. All of that vanishes when that employee walks out the door. In many cases, retaining employees is achievable with the right set of tools aimed at employee engagement.

Today we are lucky enough to be joined by Gregg Lederman, President of Employee Engagement at Reward Gateway, the employee engagement people! He is also a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. In October he released his most recent book, Crave: You Can Enhance Employee Motivation in 10 Minutes by Friday.

Between his title and the title of the book, I think we can safely say that we are good hands when it comes to employee engagement.

Jan 29 2019

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Rank #14: HR Works 101: The Cultural Impact of 1 on 1 Meetings

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In episode 101 of HR Works Podcast, we tackle the performance review: an issue that is sometimes hotly debated. Some organizations still believe in yearly reviews, others on informal discussions, and still others believe that there should be no reviews at all. Today’s guest is an expert on performance reviews, especially the 1 on 1 meeting.

We are pleased to have Shane Metcalf, Co-founder & Chief Culture Officer, at 15Five.

Shane is a seasoned executive coach and speaker who is obsessed with building healthy organizations, and creating the opportunity for people to have meaningful work and meaningful relationships.

Driven by his deep belief in the potential of our species, Shane co-founded 15Five, industry-leading performance management software that is unlocking the potential of the global workforce. As Chief Culture Officer, Shane understands what fundamentally motivates people, how to architect high performance, and which principles and rituals create “self-organizing cultures.”

This episode is sponsored by 15Five (https://www.15five.com/podcast).

Dec 09 2019

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Rank #15: HR Works (E62): How Can HR Combat Unconscious Bias?

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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, and a Pennsylvania golf course, reveal that hidden, unconscious, and systemic bias are costly issues that employers cannot ignore.

While most workplaces have clear anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies in place, unconscious bias can nonetheless creep in and damage workplace culture, productivity, and even retention. How does this happen? And what can HR do about it?

Here to provide some insights is Patricia Pope, a recognized subject matter expert with over four decades of knowledge and experience in diversity, inclusion, and culture change.

Jul 03 2018

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Rank #16: HR Works (Episode 21): Hire for Success Through Cultural Fit Interviews

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Have you ever gone through the recruiting and interviewing process, finally decided on a candidate, and made what you thought would be a great hire, only to realize later that the person just didn’t fit? If you're in HR, we're guessing more than a few of you answered 'yes' to this question.

To get some tips on how to assess cultural fit, we’ve asked Tara Kelly to join us. Tara, CEO of customer experience software provider SPLICE Software, conducts culture interviews with candidates alongside conventional interviews to determine who will mesh with her existing team, and who has the necessary soft skills to sell their communication-focused product and brand.

Nov 15 2016

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Rank #17: HR Works 89: What to Do When Leadership Doesn't Listen to HR

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Getting leadership to listen to HR is critical for the success of your HR department as well as for the success of your organization. But it can be very challenging to get them to really hear you. We discuss this, aligning goals across leadership, avoiding and correcting silos, and much more with our guest, Ed Muzio.

Below is a partial transcript of this episode. For a complete transcript, go here: https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/2019/08/07/getting-senior-leadership-to-truly-listen-to-hr/

Jim: Hello, everyone, and welcome to HR Works, the podcast for HR professionals. We really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy day to join us. I am the host of HR Works—Jim Davis—and the editor of the HR Daily Advisor.
Today, we are joined by a strategic HR expert, Ed Muzio. Ed’s mantra is higher output, lower stress, sustainable growth. He is also the author of a number of books, including his most recent, Iterate: Run a Fast, Flexible, Focused Management Team, an Inc. Original publication, and that was published in 2018. Ed has also been featured in national and international media, including CBS News, Fox Business News, and the New York Post, and has contributed regularly to CBS, Monster.com, and the Huffington Post, among others.
Jim: Ed, thank you so much for taking the time to join us today. We are really excited to have you here.
Muzio: Jim, thank you. It’s great to be here.
Jim: Why do so many of us in HR have a hard time making ourselves understood to senior leadership?
Muzio: You know, I think the answer has a lot to do with language and the language we use to talk about the work and the output it produces. Senior leadership, in my experience, and I do a lot of work with middle to senior leaders and executives; they’re focused on what they’re focused on, which is producing output for stakeholders, and a lot of times in HR, we have some language problems with that.
For example, here’s one that I talk about in my book Iterate. I like to say we have a deficit of language around managing. We have what I call managing with a capital ING, and that is if you have direct reports, you are managing them, with a capital ING. You’re setting goals. You’re helping them develop. You’re modeling policy. You’re dealing with issues. I think HR is very good about talking about those kinds of things and has a lot of good tools for that.
Often, you’re also doing what I would call change management, with a capital CHANGE, which is major shifts in structure or purpose for the whole organization, shepherding large groups of people through those shifts—again, an important thing to do, just like managing, and HR has some good tools and some good language.
But there’s a third part of the equation, and it’s what I call management with a capital MENT, and that is that anyone who’s in management, particularly true in middle and senior leadership, is part of a system of people who are together working to allocate and reallocate the resources of the organization in pursuit of its output, to keep adjusting it back on track toward the output we need it to produce.
We don’t have, a lot of times in HR, good language for that, and so we end up talking—whether it’s about tactical things like hiring and firing or whether it’s even about strategic things like talent strategy or succession planning—we end up using a lot of language that’s sort of internally focused, whereas what our clients care about and what they’re hearing about from the other people around their sort of metaphorical and physical leadership table is they’re hearing about their output. What am I doing? What are you doing to support their output?
I think when HR has a hard time drawing that line, when we don’t do a good job of saying, “Look, I’m here in support of your output, and here’s what I’m doing in support of your output,” I think we have a hard time honestly getting taken seriously by the people we’re trying to serve.

Jul 23 2019

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Rank #18: HR Works 65: Increase Productivity & Profits by Focusing Your Workforce on the Right Things

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Today, we accept distracted as the norm, says our guest, keynote speaker and author Neen James. We are so focused on technology, our never-ending to-do list, and our lack of time, we fail to pay attention to the people, priorities, and passions that are truly important to us.
But it’s not a time management crisis, Neen says— it’s an attention management crisis. The title of her new book is Attention Pays, and she explains why following her suggestions will boost workplace productivity, increase profits, and drive accountability.

Aug 14 2018

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Rank #19: HR Works 90: Great Leaders Generate Excellent Employee Engagement

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Everyone knows how critical employee engagement is for the success of any organization. Despite awareness and vast amounts of money being spent on solving this problem, engagement rates are still low across the United States.

Today's guest is a CEO that has won Glassdoor's Top CEO for multiple years, and the New York Times has profiled him in an article titled, "The Incalculable Value of a Good Boss." Aron Ain, CEO of Kronos, attributes truly believes in making work a better place, and that results in great employee engagement.

Ain began at Kronos in 1979 and never left! In fact, he worked his way up to CEO and has been going strong ever since. He has been tackling employee engagement for years, and practices what he preaches.

Jul 30 2019

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Rank #20: HR Works (E50): How HR Can Use Design Thinking for Creative Problem Solving

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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 to his design thinking background. His mission is to innovate the human experience, and he has been applying design thinking to Fortune 500 companies, careers, and leadership challenges for more than 20 years.
John will be keynoting the HR Daily Advisor 2018 conference (http://live.blr.com/event/hr-daily-advisor) March 8th and 9th in Savannah.

Jan 16 2018

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