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Introducing HR Tea

What does curiosity have to do with people analytics? Is there a dark side to diversity and inclusion? Can human resources really make a difference in the lives of employees? How do these things relate? The answer...HR TEA!

We are LIVE! Our new podcast, #HRTea, is now live on Google Play and iTunes!

Our podcast is for any HR or business professional who is passionate about improving their organization and creating more meaningful work for their employees! HR Tea will feature 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. (Do you like all the tea puns?!) The theme for this first season is "Get Curious about HR."

HR Tea is hosted by Bethany Adams, Associate Director in VUHRD! This podcast has been a labor of love for Bethany and two of our Graduate Assistants, Conor Kennedy and Brittany Chapman, who have been responsible for all the production and editing. They are all new to the podcasting world but so excited to share all the amazing content they have been curating for this first season.

So what can you expect from Season 1 of HR Tea? Here is a list of the episodes to come:

  1. Introducing HR TEA | This 2-minute trailer episode is live now! Go listen!

  2. Be Curious | Hear from Jennifer McClure, co-founder of Disrupt HR, on what curiosity has to do with people analytics & how it can shape your career.

  3. Lessons from SHRM18 Bloggers | Bethany sits down with three HR bloggers, Keith Enochs, Jazmine Wilkes, and Carlos Escobar, at SHRM18 to discuss their blogs and learning from the conference.

  4. Diversity, yes, but… | Could there be a dark side to diversity and inclusion? In this episode Villanova Professor, Quinetta Roberson, shares some of the findings from her diversity research; “it’s not all puppies and rainbows.”

  5. Work, Family and LGBTQ Inclusivity | Have you ever considered if your organization sends signals to your LGBTQ employees that they are not welcome? Hear from VUHRD Assistant Professor, Christian Thoroughgood as he discusses his research in this area, and how to provide opportunities for allyship in your organization.

  6. Couples & Careers | Could who you marry impact your career? VUHRD Visiting Professor, Heather Cluley, shares her research on couples’ decision-making processes and how the couples’ values impact their career choices and their organizations.

  7. Driving Culture through Values at AD | Hear from Jack Templin, President & Chief Programs Officer at Affiliated Distributors on how AD drives culture through their 34 fundamental values. (Yes, 34!)

  8. Life after VUHRD | In this episode, Bethany sits down with Hallie Thompson and Rita Snell, two VUHRD alumni to hear how they are applying their education in their new positions in HR.

  9. Evidence-based HR… It’s Science! | Hear from VUHRD Director, Gerry Brandon, on how science can make you a better HR practitioner. In our final episode of Season 1, learn how you can apply evidence-based HR practices to make your organization more effective.

HR Tea is available on both iTunes and Google Play! Episodes will drop every two weeks so subscribe to be the first to hear when new episodes are available. If you love HR Tea, please share this podcast with your HR colleagues and friends. Let's find more ways to share our passions for improving work for all of us!


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