My daughter is 3 years old, so the word “Why?” is a frequent flyer in her vocabulary. While irksome, I do my best to answer her with honesty. Why? Because I want her to be curious. I want her to naturally learn about the world around her, even if it means diving into a “Why?” […]
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As Courtney Branson writes for HR Daily Advisor, the role of HR is undergoing a transformation. That probably doesn’t come as a surprise to those serving in HR roles—it’s a profession that has been impacted significantly over the past few years by technology, as well as the economy and other forces.
Over the past few years, I’ve poured my heart into diversity and inclusion initiatives at Square Root. We’ve added generous parental leave, supported a local STEM education non-profit that benefits young girls called Girlstart, created sensitivity training, and fostered internal communities. With our efforts came a diverse team. We span generations, education levels, genders, sexual […]
As a mom to my two-and-a-half year old daughter, Henley, and the Director of People and Culture at Square Root, a fast-growing tech startup, I often find myself facing similar challenges.
Human resource (HR) professionals often get a bad rap. For many, the very term “HR” conjures up stereotypical images of a stuffy, rigid, rules-based, by-the-book corporate lacky whose primary purpose is to enforce company policies and occasionally make some changes to the company insurance plan. But Courtney Branson, writing for HR Daily Advisor®, argues that […]
The role of HR is undergoing a transformation. Where HR traditionally focused on compliance and risk management, over the past few decades, with the growth of culture-forward companies, it’s evolved to encompass the entire experience. HR managers are now, arguably, also designers and keepers of company culture.
From the customer experience revolution to Amazon’s continued dominance, the retail industry is embarking on its most transformative journey to date. As the retail landscape rapidly evolves, brands are firing on all cylinders to keep up. Unfortunately, operating at high speeds can often create gaps in key areas of business.