WOH 74: Using Internal Podcasts to Communicate with Deskless Workers

Today, more workers than ever are in roles that do not provide them with an office, a desk, or even a computer or email address. Forbes says that more than 2 billion workers work in a deskless environment. So how can employers communicate with those staff, engage them with learning content, and keep them informed? 

In today’s episode, Ben interviews Jon Thurmond, an HR leader with Team Fishel, to explore this challenging issue. Thurmond has led the charge at Team Fishel to create an internal podcast to share content both for communications and training purposes, and it is already receiving positive support from the rest of the organization. 

In the conversation, Jon explains how to get started, what it takes to build a business case, and a few ideas for the kinds of content he is targeting with the new communication channel. 


Connect with Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jon_Thurmond

Check out Jon’s podcast: https://hrsocialhourpodcast.podbean.com/

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HR and Talent Trends webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mRX4LkNSTzSz90OjZOP1NQ