Category: Faces of HR

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.

A Look at Childcare Policies from a Passionate HR Professional

Recent years have seen a widespread demand for childcare benefits and workplace flexibly surrounding parents in the workforce. As the philosophies of work change, older organizations face serious challenges when trying to get their policies and culture up to date. Start-ups have many different challenges, but they do have the unique opportunity to start off […]

Mental Health ERGs and Benefits Communications: The Struggle of HR

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 […]

The Evolution of Women and HR in the Workplace

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 […]

How to Use Data When You Don’t Have a Data Background

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.

Juggling Empathy as an HR Professional

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.

How One HR Professional Encourages Honest Exit Interviews and Tackles Turnover

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 […]

The Challenges of HR Require More than Gut Instincts, Says One Professional

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.

Were You Thrown Into HR? Here’s How One HR Professional Adapted

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,” […]

Entitled Applicants, Savvier Candidates, and Comedic Résumé Errors: How One Recruiter Has Adapted

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.