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We're Only Human is a podcast focused on the intersection of people and technology in the workplace. We talk with practitioners, vendors, consultants--a wide spectrum of voices to help us all learn and improve our practices. Topics can range from talent acquisition trends to improving performance management practices, new research on engagement, or even case studies of successful organizations with leading practices in HR, talent, or learning.

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The show reaches thousands of HR professionals and consistently receives positive reviews (5.0 rating on Apple Podcasts). Our most recent demographic survey put our audience at 45% HR Manager/Director and above, 46% HR Generalist/Individual Contributor, and the remainder as students/entry level.

We're Only Human was started in 2016 by Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, as a way to explore pertinent topics, technologies, and innovations in the human capital management space. We typically publish one episode a week.

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We’re Only Human 85: Stop Apologizing For Being In HR

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“We need to own what we do. We’ve been apologizing and apologetic for being in HR instead of owning what we do. Every other profession says, I’m a salesperson, I’m a finance person. I’m a marketer. We go, I’m sorry. I’m in HR.” Steve Browne In this conversation, a replay from the most popular session…

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We’re Only Human 86: Working On The HR Tasks That Matter With Amit Parmar

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“What really excites someone to join a company? Why do they stay at the company? Every person you talk to has a different story.” Amit Pamar, HR executive at Unisys This conversation happened at IAMPHENOM, one of the last live events prior to the COVID-19 shutdown.  In today’s episode, Ben interviews Amit Parmar, an HR executive…

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We’re Only Human 87: This Company Screens Thousands Of Candidates To Improve Inclusive Hiring Outcomes

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“That hiring maanger still has a view of the candidate’s abilities and skills without being exposed to their race, gender, or ethnicity.” Scot Sessions, Talvista Did you know that there are nearly 200 cognitive biases that affect our decisions every day? While a decision about where to eat or what to wear is unlikely to…

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Combining Learning, Technology, And Culture With Christopher Lind On We’re Only Human

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“For me it’s always been about focusing on how we can use technology to transform the way we develop, grow, and care for our employees.” Christopher Lind, learning technology leader at GE Healthcare and founder of Learning Sharks We’re Only Human episode 89 In today’s discussion, host Ben Eubanks digs in with Christopher Lind on…

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Virtual Open Enrollment and Benefits Communication Strategies On We’re Only Human

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“We need help communicating the benefits we pour our hearts and souls into and making them successful for our employees.” Jesse Albro, Flimp Communications We’re Only Human Episode 90 Heads up: open enrollment will happen this year. While this seems like the strangest year in, well, forever, it also has some predictable elements to it.…

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Blockchain, Skills, And The Future Of Work With The Velocity Network Foundation On We’re Only Human

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“We as an industry are driving toward the cliff and the HCM [technology] vendors are competing over who offers better tire pressure.” Dror Gurevich, Velocity Network Foundation We’re Only Human Podcast Episode 91 How are organizations gathering skill data inside the business? Our research shows that the most common method is also one of the most…

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Identifying The Skills Of Enterprise Organizations With Starmind On We’re Only Human

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“At the beginning of my career, HR was looked at as a necessary evil. Now it’s completely flipped to where HR is the driving force for how companies grow and expand.” Eric Storm, Starmind We’re Only Human – Episode 92 Skills are the currency of business. Research shows that in the 1980s, 85%+ of organizational…

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Why Learning Is The Superpower We All Need: The Upskilling Imperative On We’re Only Human

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“And to me, just hands down learning is the future of work. Let’s just put a period on that. That’s how I feel about this. We’ve entered this era of where there’s continuous, rapid change. It just keeps coming for us. Every day we’re faced with a new change. And the only way that we…

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How Do I Support A Remote Work Culture? A Q&A Episode On We’re Only Human

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“My company is going remote because of COVID. How do I transition our culture over?” We’re Only Human — Episode 97 In today’s episode, Ben takes three audience questions: How do we move to a remote work culture? What payroll technology works for a smaller organization? How do I leave a toxic workplace? We are…

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Insights from Cox Enterprises, Emerson Electric, Delta Airlines, and More [Podcast]

By Ben Eubanks | February 18, 2020

When I started writing nearly 11 years ago, I never imagined it would become the tool to reach the large audiences that it is today. Some of that writing happens here on the blog, but much of it now comes in the form of reports, research, and case studies. However, the podcast has become an…