HR Articles

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    6 Meaningful Ways Companies Welcome Moms Back from Maternity Leave

    March 5, 2020

    “Working mothers.” The phrase is very much in vogue these days, but it’s still an odd coinage — moms have always worked, whether in the home or, increasingly, in the office. With International Women’s Day rolling out on Sunday, we’d like to salute working mothers everywhere, whether the change management they’re leading focuses on organizational overhaul or...

  • 7 Ways HR Looks Different in 2020

    February 13, 2020

    In January 2019, I decided to focus on writing about modern HR and people practices. My aim was to dig into companies and leaders who embrace a more contemporary approach to human resources. What are they doing that’s different? How has the leadership profile changed? Is it making a difference? I interviewed more than 30 people leaders around the world for the...

  • Have We Finally Outgrown HR?

    January 23, 2020

    Not that long ago, I was moderating a panel of chief people officers in San Francisco. The discussion spanned career paths, the future of work, diversity and inclusion, and a host of other topics germane to leading people teams in today’s world of work. One of the more spirited exchanges was during a discussion about the term “human resources” (HR). None of the...

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    The Top Moments for HR in 2019

    December 23, 2019

    Unquestionably, 2019 has been a huge year for HR. (You’re right — HR always has a huge year.) There has been an increased focus on pay...

  • VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer Reveals the Secrets to a ...

    October 3, 2019

    Claude Silver had a great career. As senior vice president at VaynerMedia, she loved her team and had a great relationship with her...

  • 3 Reasons Why People Analytics Should Be a Priority for...

    August 27, 2019

    We’ve run the numbers and the results suggest that it’s time for HR professionals to add data analytics to their tool belts, if they...