Unum HR Trends podcast

Season two

In its second season, HR Trends considers the future of work as we enter a new phase of the pandemic. Business leaders, HR thought leaders, and Unum experts share their insights on the growing importance of behavioral health at work, how tech is transforming HR practices, the expansion of leave policies, what role benefits play in a labor market turned upside down by the pandemic, and what the future of work means for employees and employers alike.

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Recent episodes

Conversations about the future of HR

Podcast S2:E24

HR Tech 2023: Conversations about the future of HR

October 10, 2023

Learn how tech will change the role of HR in 2024 and beyond, in interviews from the 2023 HR Technology Conference & Exposition.

Jenn Lim smiles sitting cross-legged on a couch holding a laptop in front of her.

Podcast S2:E23

Authentic leadership in the new working world

October 10, 2023

Listen as workforce experts discuss topics related to authentic leadership, mental health and workplace well-being.

Three coworkers look at a laptop screen on an office table during a meeting. Two are seated and the third is standing between them, leaning forward, and pointing at the screen.

Podcast S2:E22

Transforming the leave experience through real-time data connectivity

September 18, 2023

Listen as HR leaders explore the transformation of leave management through the power of real-time data connectivity inside Workday.®

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Podcast S2:E21

Reinventing benefits for younger generations

August 29, 2023

Experts discuss new data from LIMRA that shows a profound generational shift in what employees want from benefits and enrollment — and how HR can respond.

Megan Rapinoe,  Chief Equality Officer of Trusaic and captain of the U.S. National Women's Soccer Team.

Podcast S2:E19

Difference Makers Series: The care opportunity with Megan Rapinoe

March 8, 2023

World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe joins Unum leave expert Ellen McCann for a frank and lively discussion on pay equity, inclusive leave policies and other ways employers can demonstrate care for employees facing challenging times.

A black man and an older white woman laugh together while standing next to a wall.

Podcast S2:E18

Difference Makers Series: Belonging at work

January 27, 2023

Belonging is one of the most important aspects of the employee experience in today's world of work. Two powerful HR leaders, Khady Gaye of United Airlines and Kimberly Bowen of Unum, discuss empathy, authenticity and how employers can create a culture of genuine care.

Man smiling while holding infant

Podcast S2:E17

The good, the bad and the ugly: Improving the employee leave experience

December 14, 2022

Leave has never been more important to employees than it is right now. But HR has also never had more on its plate. Listen as Unum leave experts discuss the policies, practices and technology that can make the difference between a best-in-class employee leave experience and one that misses the mark, putting your attraction and retention efforts at risk.

Podcast S2:E16

How benefits help employers win the future

October 18, 2022

Based on in-depth research from LIMRA, experts discuss five mega trends expected to change the industry — and enrollment tips for employers to implement now.

Podcast S2:E3

Inflation and supporting employee wellbeing

September 7, 2022

The swift rise in inflation and worries about a potential recession have taken a financial and emotional toll on employees. In this episode, financial and wellbeing experts — Martha Leiper, Carl Gagnon and Laurie Mitchell — share their insights about what’s driving inflation and the practical steps organizations can take to support the people that power their business.

Podcast S2:E2

How to really listen to your employees

August 8, 2022

The pandemic didn’t create the need for workplace transformation, but it definitely accelerated it. Two experts in industrial organizational psychology explain how to create a competitive employee experience in today’s evolving labor market.

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Podcast S2:E1

Attract, retain, protect: Supporting people in the new world of work

May 27, 2022

Thought leaders discuss the shifts around work and time transforming HR in 2022.