Why Podcasting Might Be Your Best Employee Communication Secret – Part 2

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Check out Part 1 of our series on Podcasting in HR and Recruitment. You can check out the Workology Podcast for HR and Recruitment

As I mentioned in Part 1, podcasting allows for longer retention while also being a great way to engage candidates as well as employees. Since podcasting enables me to multitask, I adore it. I can listen to a podcast while driving, working out, or doing nothing at all. Time is something that is getting increasingly limited these days, so it helps me feel like I’m being productive and making the most of my time.

Why Podcasting Might Be Your Best Employee Communication Secret – Part 2 

Like most people, I want to be informed, but I also realize that I need a break from my day-to-day activities because I am virtually never not in front of my computer or on the go. You may take advantage of these opportunities for your team, employees, or candidates by using podcasting.

Podcasting to Share Your Employee Value Proposition

Companies like Geico are using podcasts internally to share information and communication with team members who are on the go or just prefer audio to the traditional written word or video. Geico also uses podcasts to engage with their candidate population much like Marriott. Instead these podcasts are distributed via YouTube. The use of YouTube as an additional channel for distribution outside of iTunes, your website and other podcast tools, is one that I’m looking at adding to my own podcast. It’s just another channel to drive engagement, build relationships and connect with community members and candidates.

Whether its podcasts, videos or photography, all these channels are a great way to bring an organization’s employee value proposition or EVP to light.

Another popular job search podcast is CareerCloud. Hosted by Chris Russell who works as a recruiter has built a great reputation and relationship with candidates actively as well as passively looking for work. He boasts 2,000 downloads a day. Talk about candidate engagement and the power of community.

Podcasting for HR and Workplace Communication

Aside for the obvious use of candidate engagement brand building, I see podcasts used as an internal engagement and communication tool within the organization.

Message from the CEO

Monthly or Weekly Team Meetings

Important Company Announcements

New Company Program Announcements

Enhancement to Employee Recognition Program

Organizational Changes

HR, Safety or Process Announcements

Corporate Earnings Call

Consider how much more effective you could be if you listened to a couple of podcasts, especially if you missed the weekly call due to a soccer match, a vacation, or your job schedule. By using podcasts, you may learn more, stay updated, and be more involved in what’s going on with your team or business during those downtimes and with much more flexibility. These podcasts are internal materials and cannot be accessed by anybody outside the company. Only the employee may use them.

Companies like All Children’s Hospital in Florida (pictured above) are taking a different approach using the Blog Talk Radio platform. They currently have 29 episodes available to the public sharing company resources and information that benefits both the employee and the prospective candidate.

Check out Part 1 of our series on Podcasting in HR and Recruitment. You can check out the Workology Podcast for HR and Recruitment

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Learn more about Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource, and the host of the Workology Podcast. More of her blogs can be found here.

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  1. Steph Rakus says

    The link to GEICO in the article goes to their website and includes internal videos. It’s unclear which are examples of podcasts and none appear to be in the traditional sense of a podcast format.



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