Pages of HR

Providing insightful conversations about HR-related books with the writers who create them.

Jessica Zwaan

Pages of HR: From Products to People, Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of our conversation with Jessica Zwaan, author of Built for People: Transform Your Employee Experience Using Product Management Principles, about the connection between product management and people management strategies. Zwaan says that by incorporating tactics used to improve your company’s product can improve the employee experience and in turn, a better […]

HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Balancing Innovation and Integrity

Since the release of ChatGPT, AI’s potential to revolutionize the workplace has become apparent, especially in the field of HR. AI’s ability to create articles and emails and streamline HR tasks like analyzing data and writing job descriptions, can help HR leaders do their jobs more efficiently. Still, advances in technology now go hand in hand […]

HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Reconstructing Inclusion

While most of us would never dream of ostracizing our coworkers—especially those who have been historically excluded in the workplace because of their perceived “otherness”– many people routinely feel left out of workplace culture. According to DEI strategist Amri B. Johnson, it’s because truly good people, who wholeheartedly support diversity, equity, and inclusion, don’t go […]

HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Leading with Wisdom in 2024

2023 was a whirlwind for the HR industry. We saw everything from massive tech layoffs, return to office mandates, back-peddling on DEI efforts, AI and tech advancements that threatened some jobs, and so much more. Because of the way these messages and announcements were delivered, buzz words like emotional intelligence, empathy, kindness, and gratitude were […]

HR Works Podcast Presents Pages of HR: How to Deal with Ageism in the Workplace (Part II)

In last month‘s Pages of HR, I chatted with Patti Temple Rocks. Over the course of her four-decade career in the communications industry, Temple Rocks has held senior leadership positions in different sectors including PR, advertising, and the corporate client side. Patti is also an inspirational leader, builder of teams, creative thinker, problem-solver, and agent of change. […]

HR Works Presents Pages of HR: How to Deal with Ageism in the Workplace (Part I)

Over the past two years, perceptions of older Americans took a deep dive downward and those negative perceptions – that older people are frail and weak and, sadly, disposable – have crept into the workplace. In fact, before the pandemic, an AARP survey showed 61 percent of people ages 40 to 65 had either seen or […]

HR Works Presents Pages of HR: 7 Keys to Creating an Irresistible Organization

In the latest episode of Pages of HR, I’m joined by Josh Bersin, author, global HR research analyst, and CEO of The Josh Bersin Company. Listen in as we discuss his new book, Irresistible: The Seven Secrets of the World’s Most Enduring, Employee-Focused Organizations. This HR management book is a leader’s handbook for today’s unpredictable […]

HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Mentally at Work (Part II)

In last month‘s Pages of HR, I chatted with Genevieve Hawkins, a senior executive with extensive experience in leading major change programs in large organizations. Welcome back to part two of our discussion as we delve further into her book, Mentally at Work: Optimizing Health and Business Performance Through Connection. In this episode of Pages, […]

HR Works Presents Pages of HR: Mentally at Work (Part I)

In the latest episode of Pages of HR, I’m joined by Genevieve Hawkins, a senior executive with extensive experience in leading major change programs in large organizations. We’re discussing her book, Mentally at Work: Optimizing Health and Business Performance Through Connection.  “Mentally at Work” is about understanding the science behind why connection matters and the […]

Pages of HR: Effectively Setting Up New Leaders for Success (Part 2)

Welcome back to part-two of my conversation with Ramona Shaw, author of “The Confident & Competent New Manager: How to Rapidly Rise to Success in Your First Leadership Role.” Listen in as we discuss how new leaders can crush self-doubt and build confidence, the importance of managing your mind, listening to your inner dialogue and […]