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Join MRA’s 30-minute THRIVE podcast, your ultimate source for the latest HR trends and best practices. Hear from industry experts and thought leaders as they share insights and expertise on HR services, learning and development, talent management, and total rewards.

Get actionable and practical advice to help HR professionals stay up-to-date with the latest HR trends including: innovative L&D strategies, recruitment and retention, and the latest trends in compensation and benefits.

Whether you’re an experienced HR professional or just starting out in your career, the podcast offers something for everyone in the HR field. Subscribe to MRA’s 30 minute THRIVE podcast today and join a community committed to helping HR professionals THRIVE!

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Work Hard, Play Hard! Balancing Fun and Productivity in the Summer | Interviewee: Samantha Siebenaller | 5/31/23

Summer is the time of year when many people want to kick back, relax, and enjoy the warm weather. However, with work and other responsibilities still demanding attention, finding the balance between having fun and being productive can be challenging. In this episode, we explore strategies for achieving that balance and discuss the benefits of taking time off to recharge. Our guest Samantha Siebenaller shares her personal experiences and offers practical tips for managing work and play during the summer months.

Talent Report: Emerging Leaders, Planning for Your Organizational Future | Interviewee: Jim Morgan | 5/24/23

In this episode, we’ll explore the May edition of MRA's monthly Talent Report: Emerging Leaders, Planning for Your Organizational Future! We’ll hear from Jim Morgan, Vice President of Workforce Strategies, on best practices regarding emerging leaders, uncover C-Suite priorities and top creative HR strategies, learn how to improve employee retention, and more!

2023 HR Conference Highlights | Guests: Paula Davis (Stress & Resilience Institute), Jamie Jackson (Humorous Resources), Josh Miller (Project50), Tricia Shields (Naviant,Inc.), and Shawn Gulyas (humanworks8). | 5/17/23

There has never been a more crucial time to focus your efforts on elevating the work experience of your employees. MRA's 2023 HR Conference Highlights episode will provide you with tangible ways to help you raise the bar throughout the entire employee life cycle, from recruitment to retention, while building and solidifying employee loyalty along the way. And it’s not just about the employees, but it’s also time to elevate you—the HR professional!

Surviving the 9 to 5: Managing Work-Related Stress and Burnout | Interviewee: Michelle Hyde | 5/10/23

Many employees face work-related stress and burnout in today's fast-paced and demanding work environment. In this podcast, we delve into the challenges of the modern workday and explore practical strategies for managing stress, avoiding burnout, and achieving work-life balance. We discuss common stressors in the workplace, such as heavy workloads, long hours, deadlines, and high expectations, and offer insights on how to cope with them effectively. We also share expert tips on time management, setting boundaries, practicing self-care, and building resilience to thrive in the 9 to 5 grind.

Breaking the Stigma: Normalizing Mental Health Conversations | Interviewee: Cheryl Lucas-DeBerry | 5/3/23

In this episode, we explore how to break down the stigma surrounding mental health conversations in the workplace. Mental health is a critical aspect of overall well-being, but the topic can still be challenging to discuss. This episode provides actionable strategies for managers and employees to encourage open and honest conversations about mental health.

Hot on the Hotline: Compliance Requirements for Job Descriptions | Interviewee: Nicole Morehouse | 4/26/23

In this episode, we will be discussing the compliance requirements for job postings, a topic that is frequently requested by MRA’s HR Hotline callers. Ensuring that job postings are compliant with current laws and regulations can be a daunting task, but it's essential to avoid costly legal issues and attract a diverse pool of qualified candidates. We'll cover the key compliance areas that you need to be aware of, including equal employment opportunity, labor laws, and necessary disclosures. Our expert guest, Nicole Morehouse, Manager, HR Hotline will provide practical advice and insights based on the hotline team's experience helping employers create compliant job postings. She’ll share real-life examples of common compliance pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as tips for creating inclusive and accessible job postings that attract a diverse talent pool.

Talent Report: Talent Strategies for Retention | Interviewee: Jim Morgan | 4/19/23

In this episode, we’ll explore the April edition of MRA's monthly Talent Report! We’ll hear from Jim Morgan, Vice President of Workforce Strategies, on best practices regarding internships and cross-departmental training, uncover C-Suite priorities and top creative HR strategies, learn how to improve employee productivity, and more!

The Engagement Equation: Finding the Right Balance | Interviewee: Kristie Haase | 4/5/23

In this episode, we’ll explore the idea that workplace engagement is a two-way street and that employees and managers must play an active role in finding the right balance. Engagement is crucial to productivity, motivation, and satisfaction in the workplace, which both employees and managers should strive for. But what does it take to create a workplace culture where engagement is a shared responsibility? We’ll hear from MRA’s Employee Engagement Survey Director, Kristie Haase, who will share her insights on creating a workplace where employees and managers are equally engaged.

Talent Takeover: What Recruiters Need to Know | Interviewee: Jennifer Trucks | Resource: Shownotes | 3/29/23

In this podcast, we'll explore the changing landscape of talent acquisition and how recruiters can stay ahead of the game. We interviewed industry expert and thought leader, Jennifer Trucks, Recruiting Business Partner at MRA, who shares her insights and perspectives on the current state of the recruitment landscape and offers practical advice for recruiters looking to stay competitive in today's fast-paced job market. Whether you're a seasoned HR professional or just starting out in the world of recruitment, "Talent Takeover" will provide you with the knowledge and inspiration you need to succeed in your career. So tune in and join the conversation!

Spring Training: It’s Time to Win! | Interviewee: Mike Connell | Resource: Shownotes | 3/22/23

It's time to win with training! Mike Connell, MRA Learning & Development Instructor, is here to ensure you are engaging in the current top-of-the-line training practices. We'll go over training opportunities for companies, how to keep people engaged during training sessions, and how the evolution of training affects you and your success.

Keeping Your Best: Strategies for Employee Retention | Interviewee: Jim Morgan | Resource: Shownotes | 3/15/23

This episode delves into the importance of training and retaining your greatest assets - your employees. We discuss how investing in employee training and development can enhance their skills and knowledge and increase their job satisfaction and loyalty to the organization. Our guest for this episode is Jim Morgan, Vice President, Business Development & Workforce Strategies. He shares insights into MRA's March Talent Report, which includes trends from recruiting & retention, top creative HR strategies, c-suite level happenings, and more. Whether you are an HR professional, a manager, or an employee looking to enhance your skills and advance your career, this episode offers valuable insights and practical tips for training and retaining your greatest assets. Join us as we explore the importance of investing in your employees and building a culture of continuous learning.

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Sara Benjamin

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Sophie Boler

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