Announcing the People Purpose Podcast

Today’s post comes to us from the executive director of The Workforce Institute, Dr. Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR.

If you’ve been following The Workforce Institute over the years, you probably know that we were early to the podcasting game. It was 2008 that we released our very first podcast on the topic of Hourly Workforce Planning: One Size Does Not Fit All (shout out to our former board member Dr. Steve Hunt who joined us for that one), just four years after the term podcasting was invented.

More than 120 podcasts later, we felt it was time to re-think ours and create something new and different to compete with the more than 115,000 English language podcasts available (although, as far as I can tell, about 110,00 of those are about cold case murders, so maybe it’s closer to 5,000 we are competing with).

We’ve had many conversations about creating an accessible and interactive outlet that serves up research and recommendations to help business leaders and employees alike navigate the complexities of the workplace. And after a lot of discussion, preparation, and sweat equity, we’re ready to introduce to you The People Purpose Podcast, brought to you by The Workforce Institute at UKG.

The hosts of this new podcast will be two folks whose names may be familiar to you as they have contributed to The Workforce Institute blog in the past: Julie Develin and Chas Fields.

You may be wondering what our podcast will cover. Well, it’s fully loaded with human resources, business, and people process chatter. Fair warning: We keep it lighthearted, fun, professional, and real! Tune in for insights and real-life stories from the world of human resources, business, leadership, and technology.

You can find us on iTunesSpotify, or Amazon or by using the handy-dandy QR Code below.

Our very first episode is live on your favorite platform or on our website now. Listen to our People Podcast Trailer, a Welcome to the PPP, and our first episode “The State of HR” where Chas and Julie talk about all the clichés HR has faced over the last year, cover the top trends and discuss how HR folks need to take a break so they can bring their whole selves to work below:

New episodes will be posted on a bi-weekly basis to ensure you are up to date with what’s going on in the world of work. 

Subscribe so you don’t miss any new episodes!

And in addition to subscribing, we encourage you to share your ideas and the topics you want to know more about by using the hashtag #peoplepurposepod on social media or leaving a review via iTunes. Who knows, we might even invite you on the show to share your story some day!

4 thoughts on “Announcing the People Purpose Podcast

    1. Joyce you are the foundation of the WFI and we wouldn’t be able to think of something like this without your hard work for so long as Executive Director. THANK YOU!

      1. Insightful and upbeat podcast with truly positive energy displayed by Chas and Julie! It is really easy to listen to these two talk! I look forward to listening in on the next podcast in 2 weeks…

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