The podcast started as a way for employees to get to know senior leaders, but will eventually be used to “amplify some of our diverse workforce and help to create a more inclusive company” through interviews with employees who have personal connections to heritage holidays or DE&I initiatives going on at Arlo, O’Leary explained. It’s hosted by Maeve O’Neill, HR generalist on O’Leary’s team.

O’Leary said that Arlo has judged the success of its podcast not based on numbers but on employee feedback, which has been positive so far.

Telus International, a Canadian customer experience company, also developed its internal podcast, Learning Hacks, using Workvivo in 2020, Maricel Perez-Lovisolo, its VP of global learning excellence, told us in an email. Episodes have since been played 30,000 times, with listenership increasing steadily over the past two years, she said.

The podcast was designed to spark conversations among employees about topics like work-life balance and professional development, “all delivered in a more relaxed, casual, and conversational approach,” Perez-Lovisolo said.

By Kath Greenhough