Honest HR

Honest HR is the podcast for HR professionals, people managers and team leads intent on elevating how they improve and grow their companies. Co-hosts Gloria Sinclair Miller, Amber Clayton and Wendy Fong for bring you honest, forward thinking conversations and relatable stories from the workplace that challenge the way it’s always been done, because after all, you have to push back to move forward. Honest HR is a podcast from SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, and by listening, you’re helping create better workplaces and a better world. This podcast is approved to provide SHRM-CP/SCP recertification PDCs. Details are included during qualifying episodes.

21:44:55 2022-06-24
Have you ever extended a job offer to a candidate who turned out to be a total dud? In this episode of Honest HR, host Amber Clayton, Director of SHRM’s Knowledge Center, continues the conversation on sound hiring with SHRM Knowledge Advisors Rosa Harde...
21:42:53 2022-06-10
In an era of acute talent shortages and employee departures, it’s important to be sure you’re hiring the right “somebody”, not just “some body”. In this episode of Honest HR, host Amber Clayton, Director of SHRM’s Knowledge Center, speaks wi...
21:58:42 2022-02-01
Each day, more than 10,000 people turn 65, which prompts conversation on a topic that comes up much less frequently in the workplace: Elder care and caring for aging parents. In this episode of Honest HR, host Wendy Fong speaks with Liz O’Donnell on nav...
21:59:22 2021-11-04
Maya Angelou famously said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”, and this rings especially true in the workplace. In this episode of Honest HR, host Wendy Fong speak...
21:48:22 2021-09-28
A recently terminated employee threatens you. One of your team members hasn’t reported for work in days. The underage intern is displaying signs of physical abuse. In each of these instances, should you call should you call the police? In this episode o...
21:34:48 2021-09-13
A tragic byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an increase in the frequency of domestic violence. Likewise, domestic violence carries over to the workplace, which has real impacts on employees’ safety and attendance. In this episode of Honest HR, ...
21:42:44 2021-08-16
The heart of workplace equity lies in providing fair opportunities to all of your organization’s employees by identifying and supporting the specific needs of employees from different demographics, but how do you that? In this episode of Honest HR, host...
21:35:55 2021-07-16
Despite their strong technical backgrounds and experience working in specialized teams, veterans still have a hard time securing employment when they enter the civilian workforce.In this episode of Honest HR, host Gloria Sinclair Miller speaks with Ronda ...
21:45:58 2021-06-28
In this episode of Honest HR¸ co-hosts Wendy Fong, Amber Clayton and Gloria Sinclair Miller continue their discussion of workplace-related issues the Biden administration has acted on in the first half of 2021, alongside discussion of other pertinent wor...
21:29:07 2021-05-10
In this premiere to Season 4 of Honest HR, hosts Gloria Sinclair Miller, Amber Clayton and Wendy Fong share stories on unexpected impacts of COVID-19, and Amber leads a discussion on the first 100 days of the new presidential administration and what it al...
21:44:19 2021-04-15
This episode is Part 2 of a 2 part Mini-Series on Communication and Consultation.Reported symptoms of depression and anxiety tripled and quadrupled since the start of the pandemic, and nearly 75 percent of workers say they’re experiencing burnout as the...
21:35:47 2021-04-05
This episode is Part 1 of a two (2) part Mini-Series on Communication and Consultation.Whether it’s a big announcement from your CEO or a quick email you send to a coworker, all communication at work plays a role in shaping both your organization’s ef...
22:18:10 2021-04-01
In this episode of Honest HR, host Wendy Fong leads a wide-ranging conversation with HR consultant and SHRM instructor Trisha Zulic, SHRM-SCP, on how to develop into a more effective and empathetic HR professional. Trisha provides her insights on topics i...
21:59:03 2021-03-25
Employees identifying as POC and LGBTQIA+ have disproportionately experienced negative outcomes resulting from the pandemic, including higher rates of infection, greater loss of employment and AAPI discrimination. In this episode of SHRM’s Honest HR pod...
21:30:27 2021-03-19
Leadership is never just about “staying the course”. Rather, effective leadership involves actively monitoring the efficacy and impact of your decisions for the organization. Todd Holzman is an organizational leadership consultant who works with CEOs,...
21:31:54 2021-03-16
Exceptional leaders don’t focus exclusively on the here and now, they commit to the long game of helping others grow and emerge as the next generation of leaders. Dr. Denise Montoya serves as associate vice president for finance administration and gover...
21:32:42 2021-02-24
You don’t need to be a C-suite executive to make an impact at your organization: In this episode of SHRM’s Honest HR podcast, host Amber Clayton and talent acquisition maven Susan Gygax consider what it means to have influence as an HR professional. T...
22:12:10 2021-02-08
Gary Ware is a corporate facilitator, professional speaker and creative catalyst. In this episode, Honest HR host Wendy Fong and Gary discuss the power of adopting a mindset of creative play and how it can help you achieve greater performance, resilience ...
21:31:27 2021-02-02
Don’t miss this engaging conversation with human dynamics expert, Cherrie Davis, in part two of the Global and Cultural Effectiveness mini-series. Host Gloria Sinclair Miller leads an openly honest and forthcoming conversation, and you’ll learn about ...
21:34:11 2021-02-01
What does inclusion and leadership look like today? Stephen Frost, a globally recognized diversity, inclusion and leadership expert shares his answers in a candid discussion with host Gloria Sinclair Miller on systemic discrimination and how he’s arrive...
21:32:37 2020-10-20
Hear from Chatrane Birbal and Lisa Horn discuss the impact of this year’s election results, policy not politics and how HR professionals can ensure that public policy doesn’t have unintended consequences.  Host Amber Clayton guides this discussion wi...
21:40:05 2020-10-08
Just in time – did you know it’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month!  On the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), host Amber Clayton dives into a discussion with Jennifer Sheehy and Louis Orslene from th...
21:25:45 2020-09-23
Listen to this episode because Honest HR is back! This season of Honest HR brings three new hosts to explore the complicated and sometimes wonderful sides of the workplace. In each episode, you'll hear different combinations of Amber, Gloria, and Wendy ta...
21:02:26 2019-11-11
On September 12, 2019, the host of Honest HR and our beloved friend and colleague, Callie Zipple passed away, she was 32. shrm.org/honesthr ...
21:39:06 2019-11-06
This week we are continuing our rebroadcast of our popular three-part mini-series on business acumen. This is part three of that mini-series, Strategic Planning for HR Teams.Katie Powers, Director of Human Resources at Path Forward, an organization that e...
21:31:40 2019-10-22
This week we are continuing our rebroadcast of our popular three-part mini-series on business acumen. This is part two of that mini-series and is called Transformation Over Transaction: Using Lean and Six Sigma in HR.During this episode the founder of Sve...
21:37:40 2019-10-08
This week we are rebroadcasting our very popular three-part mini-series on business acumen. This is part one of that mini-series and is called Becoming the Sought-After HR Pro and Understanding the Business of Your Organization.A conversation on HR influe...
21:34:40 2019-09-24
This week we are continuing our rebroadcast of our first two-part mini-series on leadership and navigation and communication. This is part two of that mini-series.This episode featured guest Brittany Hanson, a Talent Acquisition Consultant for UW Credit U...
21:38:24 2019-09-10
This week we are replaying for you our Honest HR season 2 opener. On this episode, Callie and guest Sam Arpino, previously the Talent & Culture Manager of DoSomething.org and currently the Director of People Operations at the Trevor Project, discuss what ...
21:23:01 2019-08-13
This week on Honest HR, Callie we have a bonus conversation with HR pros Jon Thurmond and Wendy Dailey, from The HR Social Hour Podcast, on networking and communication. If you enjoyed their recent episode, Finding Your Comic Book: Defining Yourself as a ...
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