Human resources is an ever-changing field where new challenges emerge time and again. The shift in work patterns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on racial and social justice in broader society are just two recent examples. According to the HR Policy Association’s Annual Membership Survey, which saw a one-third response rate, there are […]
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Although it’s understood your job isn’t a lifetime commitment, it can still come as a shock when a colleague announces his or her departure. And it can be even more jarring when the departing team member is a manager or another member of the leadership team, who are generally viewed by staff as institutional.
Since the pandemic began, I’ve been wondering how HR personnel at large organizations have handled themselves, especially those who have a full complement of remote and frontline employees. It’s my pleasure to share with you all today a recent interview with Andrea Ferrara, CHRO for PepsiCo Beverages North America at PepsiCo.
The business world has been steadily moving in a remote-first, digital-friendly direction for years now. Over time, companies great and small have gone digital in Human Resources, marketing, e-commerce, and so on. Remote work capabilities have also rapidly continued to gain ground.
The virtues and values of an organization are tested during key events—for example, how new hires are onboarded, how they are treated when they need time off, and how they are supported when they are let go. These moments express the true spirit of an organization, and one HR professional refers to them as “moments […]
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 […]
HR can be unexpectedly emotional. One moment, you are helping an organization achieve a major goal, and the next, your employees need help navigating something they have never dealt with before, like sick parents. Both of these situations require something between cold strategy and making calls based on your gut.
Innovations like self-driving vehicles, intelligent virtual assistants, and healthcare robots have fueled both anxiety and optimism about jobs and automation. But actual adoption in recent years hasn’t been the stuff of science fiction: Automation was primarily focused on simple computational tasks (such as credit scoring) and analysis of structured data.
One thing I have learned from interviewing so many HR professionals is that the path to HR is rarely direct. Virtually everyone begins in another field and gravitates toward HR. Others fall into the field when they take on some HR duties and realize they are good at it. In this week’s “Faces of HR,” […]
When people talk about their potential career paths, they might mention becoming doctors, lawyers, or teachers. They’re clear-cut jobs that make it easy to figure out how to land your first position and turn that into a lifelong pursuit.