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Villanova HR Tea Podcast


HR Tea is a podcast featuring interviews with HR Leaders, Researchers, Students, and Influencers. HR Tea takes trending topics and research in human resources, steeps them for 30 minutes or less and leaves you with fresh-brewed ideas on how to drive high-performing, inclusive organizations and create meaningful work experiences. HR Tea is brought to you by Villanova HRD, the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development at Villanova University.

Season 2
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Season Two: "Think Differently"


About the Season: The second season of HR Tea features interviews with HR Leaders, like Imogen Puddock & Carla Cringle of Fizz Pop Bang,  Researchers, like Katina Sawyer and Patricia Grabarek of Workr Beeing, and Influencers, like Steve Browne, author of HR on Purpose!! In this season, we will challenge you to think differently about employee well-being and mental health, encourage you to authentically connect with your people, and provide you with strategies to bring in amazing untapped talent and support them in your organization, AND SO MUCH MORE!.  Season two launced on February 14, 2020.

The Host: Season two is hosted by Bethany Adams, Associate Director in the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development at Villanova University.  Connect with Bethany on social media.

The Team: Season two was curated, edited, and produced by Brittany Chapman, Jennie Killebrew, and Bethany Adams.  Brittany and Jennie were Graduate Assistants in the Graduate Programs in HRD at Villanova University in 2019-2020.  

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February 14, 2020

HR on Purpose with Steve Browne

This seasons we are starting off BIG! Steve Browne is an amazing HR leader, influencer, and author of HR on Purpose, and a self-proclaimed HR radical. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience. 

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May 7, 2020

Hiring Heroes with Jim Banks, JD

Did you know there are over 19 million men and women veterans in the U.S.? In this episode, Jim Banks will discuss his experience in the military and HR and give you the tools and advice to leverage the skill set of this talent pool.


August 13, 2020

Brand Employee Engagement with Fizz Pop Bang

In this episode, Bethany sat down with the Co-Founders of Fizz Pop Bang, to discuss how their business helps organizations create positive "brand employee engagement!"

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March 13, 2020

Worker Well-BEEing with WorkrBeeing

IO Psychologists Patricia Grabarek & Katina Sawyer started WorkrBeeing to bring science on how to build happier and healthier work environments to HR leaders and professionals who were interested in employee wellbeing.

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May 27, 2020

The Power of Play with Blair Bloomstron

In this episode, recorded at the SHRM Inclusion Conference in 2020, hear from Blair Bloomston of Game On Nation. Blair discusses the "rules of the game" and how the power of play of play can spark inclusion.

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September 10, 2020

Insights from 40 Years of Industrial Organizational Psychology Research 

Dr. Rick Jacobs, an I/O Psychologist with more than 40 years of research and consulting experience discusses his work, and shares how the research in our field has evolved.

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April 8, 2020

Mental Health at Work: Changing the Narrative

In this episode hear from Kelly Greenwood, Founder and CEO of Mindshare, about changing the narrative of mental health in the workplace and providing the support and resources that employees need.

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June 17, 2020

Wearable Technology & People Analytics

This episode we hear from Ben Waber, President and CEO of Humanyze about the work he is doing in the people analytics space, sensor data, privacy issues, insights for HR students for the future, and more.  


January 28, 2021

BONUS EPISODE: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Jameel Rush

in this bonus episode, you will hear from Jameel Rush, about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a fabric to our business operations.

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