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HR and Company Culture: The Roles Human Resource Management Plays

The culture of an organization is king. Unfortunately, if it is not managed carefully, you may end up with a culture that is misaligned with the values and mission of the organization. As the Chief People Officer, your role as human resource management is critical in order for this to work. Culture is all about […]

How to Establish Your Role as an Effective and Successful HR Leader

Being a strategic Executive who is action-oriented and technologically savvy is our mantra. That can feel like a phrase that is easier to say than to embrace and bring into your daily practice. But it doesn’t have to be. The issue with many human resource professionals is that we can get bogged down in meeting […]

10 Ways to Unlock the Benefits of a Mastermind Group to Boost Your HR Career

Mastermind groups can be an essential part of leadership development. The value of these groups is enormous, and when you unlock the benefits of a mastermind group, you can quickly grow your HR career.   What Is a Mastermind Group? A mastermind group is a place where similarly-situated individuals come together on a regular basis […]

4 Ways to Create a Future-Oriented HR Department

Throughout the years, HR departments have evolved from a present-oriented role (think recruiting, hiring, and employee orientation) to one that is more future-oriented, which focuses on working with management to lay the right path forward for the business. Companies that have made the shift have experienced many benefits from having a future-oriented HR department: HR […]

How the HR Department of One Gains Authority to Make an Impact

Being an HR Department of One can feel lonely, but there are more out there than you think. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) estimates that 25% of their membership is now comprised of HR Departments of one. We know that their annual conference has steadily grown its efforts to address this critical audience. […]

Is it Worth Investing in a Human Resources Information System?

Once upon a time, in a world not too long ago, there was a department called Personnel that sat at the end of the hall. The desks were metal and had a typewriter on each one, perfect for completing the endless forms that were required. There were walls of file cabinets that contained employee files, […]

5 Tips for the New HR Department of One

When you first enter the world of business as an HR Department of One (or DOO, as I like to call it), it can be intimidating. There is a lot to do and seemingly not enough time to do it. The chaos surrounding the HR DOO is overwhelming, to say the least. Don’t get overwhelmed […]

10 Most Common HR Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid

“I love recruiting and hiring!” is not something we typically hear from many HR professionals or managers. I suppose this is because there’s a lot of administration in the process, and, at the end of the day, we are taking a chance on someone we have spent a total of two hours or less with. […]

6 Steps Leaders Can Follow to Help Stop Harassment in the Workplace

Harassment and discrimination issues are flooding the news. What we do not hear as much about, however, is the massive impact harassment in the workplace can have on businesses. Businesses compete for both employees and customers. Each expects you to have ethical workplaces that treat people with respect. Employees have options, and they are no […]