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HR’s Thoughts on Balancing Company Culture and National Culture

Sandra was an HR Works Podcast 5-Minute Friday guest, listen to that here. “Culture” is a word that, in the world of HR, means company culture. But sometimes, a nation’s, a region’s, or an ethnicity’s culture becomes an important part of how HR maintains its company culture. Today’s “Faces of HR” guest has traveled all […]

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It’s OK to Point Out Your Own Success When Leading by Example

From an early age, most people learn to be humble. Those who brag about themselves and openly boast about their accomplishments are frequently looked down upon and considered arrogant. But as a manager, you’re likely to encounter situations when it’s actually beneficial and advisable to toot one’s own horn.

The Power of Boundaries in Open Communication

The value of communication cannot be understated. Learning how to connect with employees and leaders and knowing where the boundaries of that communication exist require strong communication skills. When HR successfully navigates that space, it stitches together leaders, managers, and employees in a powerful way.

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Welcome, 2021. Let’s Talk …

While watching college football over the holidays, I was treated to a humorous Match.com commercial titled “A Match Made in Hell.” The short plot went like this: Satan (a highly costumed actor portraying the lord of the damned) had gone on the site and filtered out “joy, happiness, toilet paper, and reason and met his […]

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Learning from Industry Peers

The old saying “it’s lonely at the top” reminds those on their way up the corporate ladder that the person sitting at the top of the organizational pyramid doesn’t typically have others at the same level they can speak with on equal terms.

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The Art of ‘Taking It Back Internally’

Many have felt the terrifying feeling of being asked a question during a meeting and not having the answer. Nobody likes being put on the spot. Not having a good response when this happens can make people feel unprepared and embarrassed. This can be especially true when facing external clients and customers.

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3 Solutions to Help HR Adjust to New Challenges

Every role in every vertical in every industry is facing massive changes to the way it typically operates. As the need for contactless and rapid transactions becomes more urgent, essential businesses (and those that have become essential during the pandemic) have to ramp up their processes and change their reliance on manual processes.

Juggling Empathy as an HR Professional

The workplace has seen a move towards the blending of employee’s personal and professional lives. At least, that’s what one HR professional has witnessed.

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Is ‘OK, Boomer’ Age Discrimination? Supreme Court Might Tell Us

Life may be a meme—or at least it may seem that way sometimes, especially after a meme embodying intergenerational conflict recently worked its way into arguments in an age discrimination case before the highest court in the land. At oral arguments in Babb v. Wilkie, Chief Justice John Roberts asked one of the advocates if […]