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.

Leading Through Influence Can Save Jobs

When HR is given an opportunity to lead through influence, it has a good chance to take a struggling organization and reshape it into a successful one. It takes a little faith on the part of leaders, but the effects can be remarkable. Today’s “Faces of HR” guest shares with us the story of how […]

Balancing Employee Resilience with Employee Needs

One thing the pandemic has taught us is how resilient employees are across nearly all industries. Organizations and employees alike needed to trade on that resiliency to make it to today. But such resiliency is not without costs. Today’s “Faces of HR” guest spends a lot of time thinking about that balance.

Making Values More Than Words Across a Global Organization

Simply identifying your organization’s values does not make them real. It’s easy to bandy about words like “trust” and “innovation” or “motivation.” But if they are not grounded in real actions and supported by congruent behaviors, such values can fall remarkably short. Making those values real can be very difficult, but many would agree with […]

Benefit Expert Advocates an Important Part of Your Benefits Communications

Communicating benefits to your employees is a critical component of any employee benefit strategy. Today’s “Faces of HR” guest discusses how she approaches these communications, including via benefits advocates—that is, people who use certain benefits who share their experiences as a model for educating other employees about individual benefits. We are very pleased to have […]

Asynchronous Communication Solves Global Workforce Woes

If you haven’t heard of asynchronous communication within a workforce, it’s the practice of not bringing everyone together into regular large meetings. It means not requiring an immediate answer when sending an e-mail or another communication. Basically, it means employees have control over when they communicate with their teammates, and it’s perfectly designed for truly […]

Tips from an HR Expert at a Cybersecurity Company

Hackers and scammers evolve every day to find new ways to compromise your security. There are many dedicated individuals out there fighting against these efforts, and today’s “Faces of HR” guest works at one. She was kind enough to share with us her tips for other HR professionals to get in the right mind-set about […]

HR’s Thoughts on Balancing Company Culture and National Culture

“Culture” is a word that, in the world of HR, means company culture. But sometimes, a nation’s, a region’s, or an ethnicity’s culture becomes an important part of how HR maintains its company culture. Today’s “Faces of HR” guest has traveled all over the world and managed HR for global organizations. Her perspective offers some […]

Questions HR Needs to Ask When Buying HR Software

When you hit the market for HR software, it can be an overwhelming process. There are at least hundreds of solutions, many that specialize in one or two specific aspects of HR but then tag on all kinds of additional functionality. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what to ask a salesperson when you are […]

Rising Higher: Eliminating Performance Reviews

My personal opinion, for whatever that’s worth, is that performance reviews do more harm than good. Most people have different feedback needs, and memorializing their flaws in documentation can make otherwise excellent employees head for the door. I am not alone in that belief. Today’s “Faces of HR” guest feels similarly; that’s why she eliminated […]