Category: HR Query

HR Query: Navigating Political Conversations in the Workplace

With five generations in the workplace, it’s no surprise if you have co-workers whose views differ from yours. Tension may not only build due to these conflicting views, but also the polarized nature of today’s politics. As a result, you might feel compelled to suppress your own beliefs to keep the peace or – on […]

HR Query: The Value of Recognition Equity

According to recent Achievers Workforce Institute (AWI) findings, more than eight in 10 HR leaders (84%) say diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a high priority for their organization. However, HR leaders are overlooking a key element of DEI – recognition equity. AWI’s new data found that recognition equity is a key driver of business […]

HR Query: Applying Unorthodox Methods to Recruit Gen Z

The future of work has much to do with Gen Z as the generation will comprise about 27 percent of the workforce by 2025.  Despite knowing the vital role this generation will play in the years to come, many HR leaders and organizations are unsure about how to recruit and retain Gen Z workers. So, […]

HR Query: Why Zuckerberg Is Wrong About Mid-Level Managers

After Elon Musk fired middle managers in mass after his Twitter takeover, Zuckerberg called this trend “good for the industry.” Management expert Verity Creedy begs to differ. According to Creedy, VP of Product Management at global leadership company DDI, mid-level managers are being underutilized and unappreciated – when in reality, they’re the unsung heroes of […]

HR Query: How AI Fits into the People Experience

In today’s digital world, digital transformation has grown from just an IT strategy and now is increasingly tied to people strategy. According to recent research, remote working, collaboration and productivity are the top priorities for business leaders’ enterprise technology strategy. Lisa-Moné Lamontagne, PsyD, SHRM-CP, People Experience Leader at Unit4, believes HR leaders can help their […]

HR Query: How to Hire Top Talent

Although Hanna Neuborn, Global Head of Talent Science at Canonical, doesn’t believe she’s found the Holy Grail of finding the best talent, she feels it’s pretty close and has been effective for her company.  At the start of 2023, Neuborn was integral in turning Canonical’s Talent Acquisition team into a Talent Science team. Canonical employs […]

HR Query: Is Leavism the Latest Toxic Workplace Trend?

As layoffs in various industries continue, employees are feeling the impact of thinning teams on their workload. To stay on top of their tasks, many employees are turning to leavism, where they use PTO time to catch up on outstanding assignments. Although this gives employees the chance to cross things off their list, it also […]

How to Take Advantage of the September Hiring Surge

In this week’s HR Query, Alice Rush, Career Advisor at the University of Phoenix, and Anthony Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer of HireVue, share insights about the hiring trends during this peak hiring season, as well as what HR leaders and organizations can expect to see through the remainder of the year. Here’s what they had […]

HR Query: How to Incentivize Gen Z in the Workplace

Gen Z has entered the workforce and is bringing unique skills and valuable perspectives to the organizations where they work. According to the World Economic Forum, the demographic is expected to make up 27% of the workforce by 2025. Gen Z is already shifting workplace culture and setting trends, ultimately forcing organizations to adapt to […]

HR Query: Companies Forcing More RTO – How Can They Make It Appealing?

Return to office mandates continue to make headlines as companies roll out demands for their employees. Google recently announced they are cracking down on requiring three days in-office for most staff, while Salesforce is encouraging people to come back in by donating to charity for every worker that comes in. According to’s recent survey […]