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.

The Thrill of Building a Company from Within HR

Is HR an extreme sport? You might think so when you’ve finished talking with Megan Masoner Detz, Chief People Officer at VARIDESK. She finds helping companies undergo rapid growth to be particularly exhilarating.

Genuinely Caring about Employees: The Emerging Workplace Paradigm

What happens when you put a scientist and someone with a passion for HR together? You get someone like Laura Hamill, PhD, the Chief People Officer and Founder of the Limeade Institute. In today’s edition of “Faces of HR,” we learn more about Laura, how she approaches engagement and culture, and what she thinks HR […]

One Expert’s View on the Evolution of Strategic HR

When traveling abroad for work and sitting at a meal with your foreign colleagues, don’t order first. That’s the advice that David Binkley, Senior Adviser in Strategic Talent Management at Vantage Leadership Consulting in Chicago, has anyway. During his 30 years of HR experience, David has had to keep up with a host of changes […]

Technology Allows HR to ‘Focus on the Human Side’ of Their Role

With such a variety of HR technology solutions available, it can be easy to think that there is a solution for every HR problem. Meet Diane Strohfus, CHRO of Betterworks, an HR software company with 125 employees spread across three locations in Denver; New York City; and Redwood City, California, as well as full-time remote […]

What Was Being in HR Like in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria?

Being in HR can be very rewarding and very challenging. Meet Teresita Quinones, Talent Manager North Latin America Operations, Kimberly-Clark. She knows all about the challenges of HR. From having to deliver layoffs to helping keep her Puerto Rican office together in the wake of Hurricane Maria, she has seen it all.

How to Convince Your Leadership that the Culture Needs Improving

How do you convince leaders that a long-term plan, like implementing an organizational culture strategy, is worth the short-term investment? How do you find the bravery to deliver the bad news of layoffs and conduct challenging workplace investigations? Today’s face of HR gives us her approach to these challenges.

How a Passionate VP of HR Connects in a World of Remote Workers

Meet Sharon Edmondson, VP of HR at IWG, an organization that provides work spaces around the world for flexible remote work. She is responsible for the America’s Division of HR and has 16 direct HR reports across the globe. She leverages her 19 years of HR experience by managing an organization filled with remote workers […]

VP of Employee Success at Reflektive Explains How HR Should Define and Defend Their Role

The Faces of HR column aims to acquaint our readers with various types of HR professionals and the many hats they wear. Meet Rachel Ernst, the VP of Employee Success at Reflektive and a member of Forbes HR Council. Along with several direct reports, Ernst is responsible for all 200 employees at her organization. Her […]