If you ask 10 HR professionals what their biggest challenge is, they’ll likely say 10 different things. It’s a testament to how diverse this crowd is. Each of those challenges, however, would likely have the same content: How do you best serve your employees? In this issue of “Faces of HR,” I spoke with one […]
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Faces of HR profiles members of the human resources community, sharing their personal experiences, successes, challenges, current practices, aspirations, and opinions on topics impacting the industry and its workforce.
We did it, folks. We found the one and only HR person who’s been in HR from the get-go. Today’s guest on “Faces of HR” did not fall into HR. She doesn’t have a funny story about how she started as a recruiter part time or found that business school awakened an HR function within […]
As HR becomes a more strategic role in the workplace, professionals in the field have found they need to be data experts, even if they have no such background. In this issue of “Faces of HR,” we learn how one professional carefully developed a comfort with data and how she uses them today.
The workplace has seen a move towards the blending of employee’s personal and professional lives. At least, that’s what one HR professional has witnessed.
Some industries are more susceptible to turnover than others, but everyone has to deal with it to some degree. Keeping turnover at bay requires a lot of attention, especially when it comes to exit interviews. In this edition of “Faces of HR,” we speak with one expert who has developed a method for encouraging honest […]
HR can be unexpectedly emotional. One moment, you are helping an organization achieve a major goal, and the next, your employees need help navigating something they have never dealt with before, like sick parents. Both of these situations require something between cold strategy and making calls based on your gut.
One thing I have learned from interviewing so many HR professionals is that the path to HR is rarely direct. Virtually everyone begins in another field and gravitates toward HR. Others fall into the field when they take on some HR duties and realize they are good at it. In this week’s “Faces of HR,” […]
Recruiting has evolved heavily over the last 10 years—and not just because of record-low unemployment rates. Some candidates have become better negotiators. Some ghost interviewers. Others fight back when they are rejected, sometimes with foul language—at least, that’s been the experience of one seasoned recruiter.
When labor shortages or specific skill sets are required, many organizations turn to foreign nationals to build their workforce. In recent years, however, that landscape has changed. More intense vetting, longer application processes, and fewer slots for visa workers all contribute to a more challenging foreign national work arrangement.
In my line of work, I run into employment lawyers and HR professionals all the time. But I almost never run into people who are both. Today’s interviewee has that distinction, and it has given her a unique look at both worlds.