Unum HR Trends podcast

Season one

Launched in March 2020, the first season of HR Trends documents how the workplace rapidly changed in response to the pandemic. Speaking with theorists, CEOs, and Unum's own legal experts, we help listeners make sense of a world turned upside down.

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Recent episodes

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Podcast S1:E40

How COVID-19 has accelerated the future of work

March 18, 2022

HR leaders discuss how COVID-19 changed the trajectory of the future of work.

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Podcast S1:E39

What’s next now that OSHA has withdrawn the Emergency Temporary Standard?

January 26, 2022

Learn about the future for vaccine mandates and what employers should do now.

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Podcast S1:E38

Does the latest Supreme Court ruling halt all vaccine requirements? Not by a long shot.

January 25, 2022

Not by a long shot. Learn what employers should do now to keep workplaces safe.

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Podcast S1:E37

The business case for behavioral health

January 4, 2022

Why it's good business to focus on employee behavioral health.

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Podcast S1:E36

Updates on the federal vaccine mandate

November 11, 2021

Listen now to hear the latest updates to the federal vaccine mandate.

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Podcast S1:E35

Strategies to increase engagement this enrollment season

November 1, 2021

Listen now to hear expert recommendations for a successful enrollment season.

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Podcast S1:E34

The President’s vaccine mandate

September 15, 2021

"What we know so far about the vaccine mandate and what it means for employers.

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Podcast S1:E33

Best practices for behavioral health at work

September 9, 2021

As the pandemic continues to disrupt daily lives, the rate of stress-related disorders is rising amid the ongoing unpredictability. In this episode, two behavioral health experts share ways employers can support employees.

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Podcast S1:E32

How to modernize your leave program

August 16, 2021

Listen to leave experts share their insights on leave technologies.

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Podcast S1:E31

Benefits education with year-round communication

July 14, 2021

Why year-round benefits education is so important and tactical tips for building a messaging strategy.

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Podcast S1:E30

Leave, the ADA and return to work

June 09, 2021

What employers need to know as employees return to work after the pandemic.

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Podcast S1:E29

How employers can respond to the mental health crisis

May 10, 2021

Featuring Dr. Philip Levendusky from Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital.

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Podcast S1:E27

Employers' critical role with COVID-19 vaccinations

March 23, 2021

Health and benefits experts discuss the key role employers play in the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Podcast S1:E26

The state of public sector employee benefits

March 2, 2021

Listen to how the pandemic has impacted the public sector employee benefits and why benefits remain a top retention strategy.

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Podcast S1:E25

How the small business benefits landscape is changing

January 25, 2021

Listen to HR industry leaders Lars Schmidt and Joey Price discuss how the small business employee benefits landscape is changing.

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Podcast S1:E24

Entrepreneurs and benefits planning in 2021

January 20, 2021

Small and mid-size businesses are shifting their employee benefits planning.

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