Category: Faces of HR

Faces of HR profiles one of your peers, asking them about their experiences, successes, challenges, current practices, aspirations, and opinions on topics impacting HR and the workforce.

Faces of HR: How One HR Pro is Creating Employee Experiences to Move the Needle Forward

At the start of her career, Janine Yancey was an employment lawyer, helping to support HR and people leaders. While she advised business leaders and managers on employee relations issues and helped them resolve employee conflict, she noticed the same patterns of behavior that led to culture bias, including harassment, exclusion, and unethical business practices. […]

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Faces of HR: Neha Mirchandani Leads with Her Heart and Empathy

The past 18 months have put human resources leaders to the test in ways we’ve never imagined. Workplace culture quickly went out the window as millions of Americans began working from home. With a new work environment overnight, HR professionals’ biggest challenge has been keeping employees productive, motivated, and engaged. In a recent survey by […]

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Faces of HR: For Amy Zimmerman Building Culture and Transparency Go Hand in Hand

Before Amy Zimmerman entered the human resources field, she was a social worker. Although she was passionate about helping people, Amy also understood that supporting herself long term would be a challenge. Not long after, a friend who worked in the industry offered her the right opportunity at the right time. “I knew that I […]

Canon’s Philosophy: Working Together in Harmony for the Common Good

This special episode is a “Faces of HR” interview that I conducted with Scott Millar, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Corporate HR/Audit, Ethics & Business Consultation at Canon USA & Canon Solutions America. With a title like that, as you can imagine, Scott has a lot to say about the state of HR today. […]

Successfully Recruiting in the Highly Competitive Gaming Industry

We have a lot in common with our border buddy Canada, including crafting recruiting approaches that succeed in highly competitive spaces. Today’s guest works in the video game industry in Montreal, where the competition is steep, but that hasn’t stopped her from onboarding dozens and, in one case, over 100 quality candidates per year. Meet […]

HR Is Not a Spectator Sport

For many, the paths employees walk in an organization often seem undirected. The sales representatives may watch a company grow, but they are not guiding it outside of their department. The same could be said of many. But benefits experts and HR professionals have a very different role: to grip an organization’s many moving parts […]

Faces of HR: What’s Your HR Superpower?

I strongly believe that behind every HR professional is at least one HR superpower. For that reason, I ask all of my “Faces of HR” guests what their HR superpower is. Usually, the answer is part of our HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday series, but in this video, I wanted to share my favorite responses […]

How HR Leaders are Collaborating to Shape the Future of the Industry

Would you share information with your competitors? Would you discuss strategies with them? The concept can be so alien that a great source of mutual enrichment is often lost. I am not, of course, talking about corporate espionage. I am talking about HR professionals getting together with their peers within their industry to solve problems […]

HR Pros Can Improve Their Influence

Note: Kerry was recently a guest on HR Works 5-Minute Friday. You can listen to that here. In my latest “Faces of HR” interview, I discussed how HR professionals can improve their influence within their organizations and within their career with Kerry Unflat, Chief People Officer at Zipari. In this interview, I was also joined […]

One Restaurant Group’s Approach to Engagement and Communication

Everyone knows how challenging the pandemic was for the food service industry. Navigating a restaurant group must have been very difficult. In this “Faces of HR,” I spoke with Katie Laudick, VP of HR and Operating Partner at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, whose 39 restaurants comprise 18 different concepts with locations in 12 states, to learn […]