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 Vital Importance of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI) is one of those things that becomes very important when someone on a team, or a leader, does not possess it. The success of a team and an organization requires that leaders and employees possess the EI to support and empathize with one another in a healthy way. I recently spoke with […]

Antiquated Leadership Style Is Hindering HiPos, Says HR Pro

The disconnect between executive leadership and HR can often have disastrous consequences for an organization. Perhaps a critical talent identification program isn’t considered important by leaders, or safety and compliance concerns are not taken seriously. But what happens when the leader is HR? I recently had a chance to speak with someone who got into […]

HR Professional Shares Expert Tips for Building an HR Team

Whatever the current circumstances may be, recruiting will always have challenges. Those include making sure the person you are interviewing will work out; making room for nerves; and, of course, knowing when to hire for skills and when to hire someone you will help grow. I recently spoke with an HR professional who, like many, […]

What HR Looks Like on the Other Side of the COVID-19 Crisis

It seems it will be months here in the United States before things “go back to normal.” Of course, we all know that the new normal will be as unfamiliar as it is challenging. The transformation of the way we work and live has already been severe. What new challenges has that brought to employers […]

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.