Category: Strategic HR

Employee feedback, compliance, government forms, leave policies, recruiting: the list of tasks that an HR professional have to perform is nearly endless. Just as important as any one task is how professionals put them all together into a united front. Welcome to the Strategic HR topic.

Kevin Sheridan

Engagement: 3 Lessons Learned from Kevin Sheridan’s Native American Sister and Iraq War Veteran

Last summer I went home to the Native American Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin on which I was raised.  I always find it so grounding to go home to the “Res,” as it is known to the locals.  It was especially grounding this trip because I got to spend 2.5 peaceful hours with my Chippewa […]


So, You Think You Have a Strong Severance Agreement?

It’s no secret that a severance agreement can be an effective risk-management tool.  When done right, the separation agreement will forever bar legal claims by the employee who signs it. The question is: do you do yours right? 


To Enable Success, HR Technology Should Retain the Human Touch

How many remotes does it take to change a TV channel? That’s not a trick question. Instead of simplifying life, technology often makes things more complicated. Many fitness trackers come with instructions that can take weeks to decipher—and features that few people use. Security protocols demand new passwords and user questions every few months. WiFi […]


What Is Positive Discipline?

Facing the prospect of disciplining an employee, many managers would rather … not. Having difficult conversations like this is one of the more frustrating and cumbersome (and, let’s face it, sometimes awkward) tasks a manager faces. And for HR managers, who may be tasked with employee discipline (directly or by assisting) or with training managers […]


Got Burnt-Out Employees? Here Are 5 Ways to Win Back the Overworked Workforce

According to a survey administered by Kronos and Future Workplace, 46% of Human Resource (HR) professional respondents (at organizations with 100 to over 2,500 employees) blame burnout for up to half of their staff quitting each year. The top three reasons for this burnout include compensation, unreasonable workload and too much overtime or after-hours work.