HR Articles

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    3 Forward-Thinking Recruiting Practices from Industry Leader Lars Schmidt’s New Book — ‘Redefining HR’

    January 28, 2021

    When Lars Schmidt joined NPR as head of talent acquisition and innovation in 2010, the nonprofit was undergoing a transformation from a radio/broadcast to digital brand and Lars had to compete for talent on two fronts — digital/tech and journalism — against for-profit companies. The task was daunting. He built his strategy around the newly developing field of...

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

    June 25, 2020

    This piece is part of our community voices series where we feature articles written by professionals in the Talent Acquisition and HR space. 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...

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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...

    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...

  • 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...