Tag: Compensation

Faces of HR: Jennifer Trzepacz Talks Keeping the ‘Human’ in HR, Her Best Mistake, and Reimagining the Workplace

Jennifer Trzepacz has more than 20 years of experience implementing operational and talent strategies at transformative, industry-leading companies. During her career, not only has Trzepacz held talent leadership positions at fast-growing technology companies, but she has also been an early adopter of HR technology, supporting many start-ups to build out their product offerings for mainstream […]

4 Ways to Encourage PTO Use

Employee well-being is top of mind for most business owners today. The one-two punch of the pandemic and the increased number of resignations has exacerbated burnout. However, with many companies being short-staffed, employees do not feel like they can, or have the time, to take their earned paid time off (PTO). According to Psychology Today, downtime […]

This is Us: What’s the FMLA Got to Do With It?

For six seasons, fans of the NBC hit drama This is Us tuned in each week to watch the Pearson Family saga unfold and to have a collective soul cleansing cry. This is Us delicately weaved in and out of multiple time periods to tell the heartwarming story of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca Pearson (Mandy […]

Caregiver Return to Work

As the war on talent continues to put pressure on employers of all sizes, many are contemplating how and when a return to the workplace might unfold. In the past 2 years, employees have experienced more flexibility and integration of work and home than ever before. While this has been a luxury for many, it […]

Can the Metaverse Elevate Your Leadership? It’s Up to Your Voice

Some leaders who were adept at running in-office meetings pre-COVID have found holding effective videoconferences in the remote working world to be a whole different animal. There are new fundamentals to master. Communication approaches that worked in a formal physical setting, like a nicely appointed room with an oak table and a dry-erase board, haven’t […]

In the Fight for Top Talent, Organizations Must Rethink Conventional Strategies

Regardless of industry, few organizations have been immune to the impacts of employee attrition, whether due to layoffs necessitated by the pandemic or subsequent voluntary exits as part of the Great Resignation. Across all industries, 4 million people quit their jobs in April 2021 alone, and July of last year saw another 4 million leave, […]

Faces of HR: Elena Valentine’s Interest in HR Storytelling Began as a Child

Elena Valentine’s passion for storytelling and film was ignited as a child. By the age of three, she knew that “make belief and pretend” what a place she could get lost in. Although others her age were playing with Barbie’s or pretending to be princesses, Elena imagined that she was a surgeon or another job […]

Work-from-Anywhere Policies

The terms “work from home” and “remote work” are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle but important distinction. If one considers the literal meaning of both terms, the former is more restrictive than the latter. “Work from home” means employees have the ability and the prerogative to work from their homes. They can […]

RecruitCon 2022 Recap: Hiring Doesn’t Work in a Vacuum

After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, RecruitCon took place in Denver, Colorado, last week, and boy was it great to be back at a live event! Our event agenda was packed with an amazing lineup of presenters, and the covered topics included sourcing, automation, diversity, college recruitment, strategy, and more. During the preconference sessions, […]

Are You Ready for the Challenges of an Extended Workforce?

When most people think of a “job,” they think of a full-time, traditional, W-2 relationship in which the worker is an employee of the company paying him or her and works only for that employer, with close supervision of his or her work and performance. Of course, this is a vast oversimplification. Employment relationships can […]