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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 77: Implementing The Agile Talent Acquisition Methodology At BBVA

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

Agile talent acquisition? What’s that? Many of the talent leaders we encounter have heard of agile as it pertains to the software development industry, but what lessons does this methodology have for today’s talent leaders? Agile, at its core, is about prioritizing (ruthlessly) on the things that need to get done. In agile talent acquisition,…

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We’re Only Human 78: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What Employers Need To Know

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“Here’s my general advice for businesses–don’t be afraid to get help.” In recent weeks a flurry of legislative activity has led to numerous laws to help employers and businesses dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act is a big part of the activity. What does this law mean for employers,…

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We’re Only Human 79: How Employers Are Responding To Shutdowns, Quarantines, And Coronavirus

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“As the head of HR, I’m now suddenly expected to be a doctor, virologist, and epidemiologist.” That quote came from a discussion with an HR leader in the last few days, and it clearly outlines what many companies are going through right now. In today’s conversation, Ben talks with Brett Meager of Paycor to learn…

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We’re Only Human 80: 11+ Ideas To Engage And Support Your Remote Teams

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

In recent weeks the podcast has covered critical topics like the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and how HR technology providers are supporting businesses during this time. Today, we’re going to take a step toward engaging those workers that are working remotely, many of them doing so for the first time. In this solo episode,…

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We’re Only Human 81: Rethinking Work, Productivity, And Engagement In The Modern Workplace

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“People don’t want flexibility. they want complete control over their time.” Today, we keep hearing that flexible work is the way to go. People want it. They crave it. Yet in today’s episode of We’re Only Human, Ben talks with Jody Thompson, creator of the ROWE movement. ROWE stands for “results only work environment,” and…

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We’re Only Human 83: Balancing Candidate Experience and Objective Hiring With AI

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“The assessment traditionally has seemed a bit disconnected from the job role. This can come across as friction. You’ve worked hard to find a candidate and you want them to join–this can seem disjointed.” Jora Gill, SHL Hiring is a balancing act. We want to drive candidates into the funnel, create positive experiences, and bring…

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We’re Only Human 84: Job Seeker Nation Report Shows Anxiety and Opportunity

By David Jordan | January 7, 2021

“And then the other piece of it was just the fear of losing a job increased dramatically… So the top line headline was one of anxiety in the marketplace.” Jeff Rohrs, Jobvite In recent months things have turned upside down not just for many employers but for job seekers as well. In this episode Ben…

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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…