Introducing HONEST HR: A Podcast from SHRM Spilling HR Truths



It’s HERE! I feel like the dad in A Christmas Story when he gets his leg lamp…

A little backstory for you:  I started listening to podcasts when my commute to work tripled.  I was driving an hour each way for a new job and my supervisor asked me if I was going to be ok with the drive.  I said “yes” but they must have seen a little hesitation because I started getting a bunch of suggestions from my new coworkers for audiobooks and these new things called podcasts. 

I prefer to read my books (the paper kind because nothing quite compares) but was intrigued by the idea of a short, TV episode-like audio bite that I can listen to while I drive.  After trying a bunch of different podcasts, I found a few I really liked and was hooked! 

Fast forward a couple years to a brainstorming session with a few of my coworkers at SHRM.  We were talking about different ways to reach people when the podcast platform came up.  I was PUMPED and after a bit of planning, content scrubbing, and learning new technical skills, Honest HR was born. 

The idea behind Honest HR is honesty – shocking, I know.  We want to get real about HR successes and struggles and we want to hear from YOU!  We’re using guests who have stories to tell as well as our LinkedIn page (SHRM Young Professionals) to get your feedback.  I’m so excited to help give a voice to our members and talk about HR topics that people care about. 

We’ve recorded a few episodes already and I can’t wait for you to hear them.  I’m not at all embarrassed to say that I have already name-dropped the Green Bay Packers once (#GPG) and I can’t promise I won’t do it again.  I can promise that you’ll learn something and (hopefully) enjoy our approach to all things HR.  If you don’t, that’s ok too – SHRM has a bunch of other ways its giving you the content you need to grow and thrive.  Check out the first two episodes here:

If you listen and you’re interested in being a guest, let’s chat!  Send me an email and we’ll connect >  I’d also love to hear your suggestions and feedback.  Nothing is off the table & HONESTY is appreciated. 




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