Emily Smul

Emily Smul

Emily Smul is a Senior Demand Generation Associate at Namely, the HR, payroll, and benefits platform built for today's employees. Connect with Emily and the Namely team on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Recent Articles


5 Benefits of Social Media in the Workplace

It’s no secret that employees use social media during the workday. What might be surprising is just how much it’s used. 


How to Ask for a Raise

Compensation requests affect HR professionals at more than just an administrative level—it’s one of the most common times employees rely on HR for guidance. Not only does HR often cut the checks, but employees may also come to you for help navigating tough career conversations with their managers. And when was the last time you had a raise yourself? Whether you’re advising employees, or considering your own career advancement, it’s always good to know how to advocate for a pay increase.


The 4 People You Need to Include in Onboarding

HR professionals know better than anyone else that first impressions matter. After all, that’s why getting employee onboarding right is so important. But between all the paperwork and red tape involved, making day one a positive experience is often easier said than done.


Include These Five People in Your Interview Lineups

Improving candidate experience has quickly become a top priority for HR and recruiting teams across industries. Onsite interviews play a big part in leaving candidates with a lasting impression, so it’s important to give them a positive glimpse of what it’s like to work for your company.


Neglecting HR Data? Here’s What to Do About It

People analytics continues to be one of the hottest topics in HR. Companies are more focused than ever before on gaining insights around previously hard-to-measure factors like employee engagement, projected growth, and ROI of benefit offerings. And with the array of systems utilized by HR teams, relevant data is more accessible than ever.


5 Ways Learning & Development Drives ROI

While learning and development initiatives are certainly a hot buzzword for HR professionals, it can often be hard to create and execute on an effective and continuous strategy—whether due to lack of employee interest or executive buy-in. The result? Companies are spending thousands of dollars per employee on training programs that are underutilized.


Here’s What Gen Z Means for the Future of Work

Generation Z—although they may not want you to call them that—is about to replace millennials as the next culture shock to the workplace. Comprised of the 60 million individuals born between 1998 and 2016, Generation Z has been molded by the 2007 economic recession and the expansion of technology into every facet of modern life.

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