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we're only human podcast tileHR is a challenging field. It's easy to forget that in spite of the tools, technology, and resources at our disposal, at the end of the day we're only human. How can we tailor our approach so that we take into account the diverse needs of individuals while still moving forward as an organization in a highly competitive landscape?

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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Podcasts Featured on the Blog

New Research on Diversity and Inclusion Technology [Podcast]

By Ben Eubanks | February 5, 2019

(Subscribers click through to check out this episode) Our team has been researching diversity and inclusion with a specific look at how training can help (or hurt) D&I efforts. Stay tuned for our findings in the next few weeks, but today let’s take a look at the latest We’re Only Human podcast. In case you’re…

How Learning is Changing: An Interview with Skillsoft’s Chief Content Officer

By Ben Eubanks | December 3, 2018

Ask almost any business leader, and they’ll tell you that they want their organization to have a culture of learning. However, in today’s discussion, Mark Onisk points out that firms often fail at that “squishy” dream because it’s not well-defined. Simply setting up a learning portal won’t lead to improved results, says Onisk. In this…

Algorithms, Bias, and Decision-Making: Podcast Insights from IBM Leaders

By Ben Eubanks | November 1, 2018

To prevent biased algorithms you need to make sure you have unbiased training data on hand. You also need algorithms to be developed by a diverse set of people. –Lisa Seacat DeLuca,┬áDirector of Offering Management and Distinguished Engineer for IBM Watson Internet of Things   How do we select vendors and what do we focus…

4 Millennial Myths that Should Not Impact Your Talent Strategy

By Ben Eubanks | April 11, 2018

While there is a growing number of publications on generational differences, much is incorrect or misleading. Typically information falls into one of two categories: First, widely generalized statements that apply to anyone. Often these are a marketing exercise, like “Top 8 Tips for Managing Millennials in the Workplace.” Suggestions include tips like “explain the company…

HR Tech Vendor Demo Makeovers: A Conversation with George LaRocque

By Ben Eubanks | January 30, 2018

If you didn’t already know it, one of the information channels we provide at Lighthouse is a podcast called We’re Only Human. The focus of the discussions is often about how technology is changing the workplace, but we also speak with practitioners and other influencers to understand what’s working and how work is changing. Today’s…