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HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources

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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 :)

Thanks for providing great content!

By BrieGF - May 23 2017
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Thank you for providing great content to your audience!

iTunes Ratings

54 Ratings
Average Ratings
30
9
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

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

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 (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 #4: 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 #5: HR Works (E54): Uncover the Real Issues Behind Your "People Problem"

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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? Today we’ve got an expert at diving into organizations, finding the real problem, and fixing it.
With over 20 years’ experience in leadership and team building, Lisa Rueth leads the team of consulting professionals at Cultivate Leadership, where she is CEO. Lisa helps companies and organizations with the mechanics of leadership, human performance, and systems of collaboration, all with the goal of helping leaders make a deeper impact.
Lisa will be speaking at HR & Employee Benefits Summit, taking place this April 23 & 24 in Boston, Massachusetts. This VIP Forum Event is the perfect fit for HR decision-makers looking to source new solutions and engage with other mid-size and larger employers. Find out how you can get a complimentary ticket, as well as executive hotel accommodations at ForumEvents/HRWorks.

Mar 06 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 (Episode 11): Enacting Change in a Dysfunctional Workplace

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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 joins us to provide perspective and best practices for how HR can enact change in a toxic or dysfunctional workplace environment. Dr. Cloud also provides his definition of what makes a 'great leader' which is worth the price of admission alone! ('HR Works' is free, of course, but you get the idea.)

Jun 27 2016

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Rank #8: HR Works (E32): How One Employer Transformed Its Culture & Stepped Up LGBT Support

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Culture—it seems everyone is currently talking about it, pondering how important it is, and how employers might go about changing it. Today we're joined by Karen Whalen Senior Vice President, Human Resources of data management firm First Data, an organization that recently experienced a successful cultural transformation.
Karen addresses what prompted the cultural transformation, what goals were set, communication strategy and metrics used to help gauge success. She also talks about First Data's particularly increased support for LGBT workers as part of the organization's cultural changes.

Apr 25 2017

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Rank #9: HR Works (Episode 23): Recharge Your Performance Management with Future-Focused Reviews

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Who thought that performance appraisals would undergo a dramatic about face, but that’s what’s happening in many companies. They are abandoning the traditional approach—look backward once a year—for a new one that emphasizes forward thinking, employee development, and frequent feedback.
It sounds good, but is there evidence that it’s a change for the better? To sort it out, we’ve asked Rajeev Behera, CEO of Reflektive, a modern performance management tech company, to join us.

Dec 13 2016

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Rank #10: 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 #11: HR Works (Episode 18): Create Personal Accountability in the Workplace to Drive Success

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Everyone talks about personal accountability in the workplace, but few of us are confident that we have fully established accountability throughout our organizations. To help HR pros gain some concrete knowledge of personal accountability and why it’s important element of a successful organization, we’ve asked Kelli Hinshaw to join us.
Kelli is VP of Strategic Development at Cy Wakeman, who provides actionable ways that change the way her audiences lead and approach their personal and work life. She leads Reality-Based Leadership consulting and training engagements across the United States, and she combines her business acumen with expertise in coaching individuals and teams to lead large scale M&A and business readiness projects, conduct strategic planning, and drive culture changes. She was awarded the Training Magazine “Emerging Training Leader Award” for her demonstrated leadership in developing, facilitating and generating strong ROI from her training programs.
Kelli will be speaking on organizational readiness for change at BLR’s upcoming Advanced Employment Issues Symposium in Las Vegas in November. Learn more at aeisonliine.com.
In this podcast, Kelli addresses topics such as:
• The elements of the competency of accountability
• How to determine if a job candidate demonstrates personal accountability
• “Hardwiring” accountability throughout an organization
• The connection between accountability and engagement
• How to measure accountability

Oct 04 2016

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Rank #12: 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 #13: HR Works (Episode 5): The ROI of Employee Benefits Communication

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Many HR managers find it difficult to communicate the full value of benefits to employees and equally hard to calculate ROI of benefits communication and convince upper management of its value. Jennifer Benz, CEO and Founder of Benz Communications, joins us to explain the what, how and when of benefits communication and how to measure and report ROI.

Apr 05 2016

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Rank #14: HR Works 93: Are Your Company Culture Efforts Making an Impact?

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Company culture is the name of the game in HR, but experts wonder how best to create that culture. Is it enough to just announce your mission objectives and print them on the wall? The guests for episode 93 of HR Works would argue that that does not go nearly far enough. They instead suggest implementing a purpose driven culture. What exactly is that? I’ll let our guests explain.

We are happy to have Keith Goudy, Managing Partner at Vantage join us today. For over 20 years Goudy has been a leader and a consultant. He has extensive skill in working with individuals and senior management teams to optimize their effectiveness and demonstrate strategic leadership. Dr. Goudy’s coaching specialties include accelerating the development of high potentials, helping company officers get to the next level in their careers, building and leading high performance teams, and minimizing unproductive behaviors and habits that can limit personal credibility and effectiveness.

We are also pleased to be joined today by Duncan Ferguson, Director of Client Services at the same organization. He has held a variety of senior leadership roles with both BP-Amoco and GATX. Prior to joining Vantage, Duncan was Managing Director at BPI Group, a global HR consulting firm. His role at Vantage is diverse and includes executive coaching, leadership development consulting, marketing, social media, and relationship management. Duncan has been researching what it means to be a “Best Boss” and how this impacts organizational leadership, engagement, performance, and retention.

Aug 27 2019

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Rank #15: HR Works (Episode 12): Creating a Culture of Growth to Get the Best from Your Employees

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Imagine a young employee in the early stage of his or her career walking up to the CEO of the company and saying "I'm giving you a D+ on the presentation you gave at the prospective client meeting." Now imagine that same young employee still having a job with the company the next day.
Hard to imagine? Not if the employee works in a Deliberately Developmental Organization (DDO), in which honest, open feedback is a crucial part of the culture.
Our guest, Harvard University Professor Robert Kegan, is the co-author of AN EVERYONE CULTURE: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization. Kegan explains this concept of people development in both theory and practice—including real life examples of employers who have embraced the DDO model and are benefiting with reduced turnover and greater productivity AND profitability.

Jul 12 2016

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Rank #16: 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 #17: HR Works (E28): Recruiting from Alternative Candidate Pools—Ex-Offenders, Vets and the Disabled

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Suddenly, with the improving economy, recruiting is on the front burner again. Organizations from all types of industries are experiencing difficulty hiring workers at all levels. For some guidance on how to kick start your recruiting, we’ve asked Arte Nathan to join us.
Arte is the Principal of Strategic Development Worldwide and also serves as a Hope for Prisoners Board Member.
He served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Steve Wynn’s gaming companies from 1983 - 2006, and opened all of Wynn’s casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Mississippi and China.

Feb 28 2017

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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 #20: HR Works (Episode 25): Workplace Violence Prevention and Readiness Essentials

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It’s hard to listen to the news without hearing about an act of violence, and an unfortunate number of those happen in the workplace. No employer or employee is immune from becoming a victim and many employers are “soft targets” for violence.
But it’s hard to know exactly what steps to take to protect your workers. To help us with practical tips, we’ve asked Michael Miele to join us.
Miele, the Northeast Sub Regional EHS Manager for EATON Corporation, has 36 years of experience in manufacturing environments and a Masters of Professional Studies in Homeland Security from the University of Connecticut.
He explains how you can “harden” your facility or office so it’s less vulnerable, discusses the most effective anti-violence measures employers can take, and much more.

Jan 17 2017

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