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Andy Przystanski

Andy Przystanski is Content Marketing Manager at Namely, the all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits platform built for today's employees. Connect with Andy and the Namely team on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Meet HR Redefined Speaker Mai Ton

We’re excited to host an all-star lineup of motivational speakers, thought leaders, and industry experts at HR Redefined 2019. With the conference just a few short weeks away, we wanted to highlight some of the talented speakers you’ll soon see on the HRR stage.

We sat down with Mai Ton, VP of humans at White Ops, to learn more about her background and session, How to Build an HR Metrics Dashboard. At the session, Mai will share how you can build and iterate on your first-ever HR metrics dashboard. She’ll touch on what to measure, how to measure it, and perhaps most importantly, how to share it with the rest of company leadership.

Here’s how Mai got her start in HR—and her recommendation on what to do if you're visiting New York City for the conference. 

The 5 Best HR TED Talks

Face it, we all love a good TED Talk. While they’ve become somewhat of a cliche in the professional world, akin to motivational quotes from Richard Branson or Wolf of Wall Street memes, they continue to fascinate viewers (this author included).
 

Meet HR Redefined Speaker Kellie Wagner

We’re excited to host an all-star lineup of motivational speakers, thought leaders, and industry experts at HR Redefined 2019. With the conference just a few short weeks away, we wanted to highlight some of the talented speakers you’ll soon see on the HRR stage.

We sat down with Kellie Wagner, founder and CEO of Collective — A DEI Lab, to learn more about her background and session, Why Celebrating Team Diversity Should Be an Everyday Event. At the session, Kellie will share some of the most impactful ways companies can go beyond one-off events and instead weave inclusion into their overall employee experience,

Here’s how Kellie got her start in the industry—and her recommendation on where to grab a bite to eat when visiting New York. 

Meet HR Redefined Speaker Andrew Greenfield

We’re excited to host an all-star lineup of motivational speakers, thought leaders, and industry experts at HR Redefined 2019. With the conference just a few short weeks away, we wanted to highlight some of the talented speakers you’ll soon see on the HRR stage.

DOL's New Overtime Rules Leaked


March 7, 2019
BREAKING: The DOL has formally published the new rules—this story is developing.
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Unlike your HR team, the nation’s capital isn’t known for keeping secrets—but according to a recent report, the latest “leak” in Washington might pique their interest.

Since 2016, HR and payroll professionals alike have braced themselves for significant changes to the rules governing overtime pay. After years of political and courtroom intrigue, the Department of Labor (DOL) is reportedly ready to make its long-awaited move.

3 Workplace Insights From Shawn Achor

Namely is thrilled to announce that New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor will be HR Redefined 2019’s keynote speaker! Achor is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, and has taken that expertise to Fortune 100 companies and events around the world. You can learn more about him here.

We pored through Achor’s catalog of best-sellers to share some of his most compelling HR insights. Click here to learn more about HR Redefined and our other speakers.

Are Women in HR Paid Fairly?

One of the most pressing issues in HR and employment law is gender pay equity. Across all industries, research shows that women make less than their male colleagues, or 76 cents to the dollar. Because of their influence over employee compensation, it’s often said that HR professionals are best equipped to stomp out the problem.
 

5 Tips for Building a Secure IT Policy

If safety is the best policy, IT security follows closely behind. Out of all the policies in your handbook, few are as critical. While security policies don’t get much fanfare when they work well, botching them can have dire consequences. Look no further than the latest high-profile data breach in the headlines for an example of what can go wrong.
 

Considering an Office Pet Policy? Start Here.

The office has gone to the dogs. Well, that’s what it seems like given the growing number of pet friendly workplaces today.
 

How to Implement a Workplace Safety Policy

We’ve all heard that safety is the best policy. For companies and HR teams alike, that old adage rings especially true. Work-related injuries cost businesses an average of $62 billion per year in lost productivity and workers’ compensation costs.

Workplace safety isn’t a perk, it’s a baseline expectation—and employers are the ones responsible for ensuring that it’s met. But when it comes time to actually put your safety policy on paper, where do you begin? Below we’ve outlined how to draft and communicate your first workplace safety policy.

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