Our New HR: ER Podcast: Real-Life HR Stories With Life-Saving Advice
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Welcome to HR: ER, the podcast that serves as the emergency room for business owners, HR professionals, and anyone tasked with managing a team. Hosted by Elissa Thursfield, founder of Hroes, and Oliver Robinson, a long-standing software service specialist, HR: ER is your go-to source for a generous dose of insights, practical advice, and real-life stories from the world of HR.

Meet the Hosts:

Elissa Thursfield – Founder

Elissa brings 15 years of first-hand lawyer and consulting experience to the table. She’s also a BBC Radio employment law expert contributor and award-winning advisor!

Oliver Robinson – Software Specialist

Ollie has worked in software for the entirety of his career and in HR platforms, specifically.

Our hosts of HR: ER form a dynamic duo committed to unravelling the complexities of HR challenges. Together, they explore hiring nightmares, compliance chaos, and the unexpected and downright disastrous events that unfold in workplaces worldwide.

So, what’s it all about?

HR: ER is different from the typical dry HR podcast, we share scandalous HR stories that make you think “does that really happen?” in the workplace. Expect a rollercoaster of emotions, from gasps to laughter, to nodding in understanding. This podcast delves into the daily hurdles faced by HR professionals, revealing the intricate details of HR missteps, legal blunders, and workplace fiascos. It’s a candid exploration that peels back the curtain on the realities of navigating the complexities of the HR landscape.

Real Stories, Real Solutions:

What sets HR: ER apart is its commitment to authenticity. By sharing real stories, the podcast creates a relatable space for its audience. Listeners will find themselves immersed in tales that reflect the diverse challenges faced in workplaces globally. From hiring nightmares that make your jaw drop to compliance chaos that keeps HR professionals up at night, HR: ER doesn’t shy away from the nitty-gritty details.

Industry Experts and Seasoned Professionals:

Our podcast is hosted by industry veterans Elissa Thursfield and Oliver Robinson. In the future, we will also be inviting industry experts, seasoned HR professionals, and legal minds to join the conversation. The result? A well-rounded perspective on the issues at hand, offering listeners not only stories but also practical solutions and expert advice.

Building a Community:

HR: ER is not just about entertainment; it’s about creating a community dedicated to improving the world of work. Whether you’re an HR professional looking to enhance your skills or a business leader aiming to create a resilient workplace, HR: ER invites you to join the conversation. Subscribe now, and send your questions to to become part of the community.

Where can I tune in?

You can listen on all major podcast streaming platforms, as well as YouTube in video forms. We’ve included some plugins below, but you can also visit our HR:ER podcast page to find your favourite podcast player.

In a world where workplace drama is inevitable, HR: ER stands out as a beacon of guidance and entertainment. This podcast offers a judgment-free zone where real stories, expert insights, and practical solutions come together to redefine the world of HR.

And if you need specialist help to deal with your own workplace emergency, you can contact us for a free consultation and our award-winning advisors will be more than happy to help. Subscribe to HR: ER, because treating your HR right can make your workplace disaster-free!