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    What It’s Like to Be a Black HR Leader in This Moment

    June 25, 2020

    This is not my story. These are not my experiences. These comments — written by Beverly Carmichael, T. Tara Turk, Victorio Milian, Janelle Peterson, Madison Butler, and Angelique Hamilton — provide a window into the experiences of Black professionals in HR during this moment in time. All are navigating the complex intersection of protests, police brutality, and...

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    Reimagining the World of Work: 6 Provocative Predictions

    June 16, 2020

    Many things have been put on hold recently — weddings and vacations, family reunions and company offsites, sporting events and schoolwork. But Lars Schmidt says there is one thing that will no longer loom on the horizon. “We talk about the future of work,” says Lars, the host of the 21st Century HR podcast, “as though it were a far-off concept. The reality is...

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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...

  • 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...

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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...