Come payday, Roja Alkanti is every Namely employees’ favorite coworker. As a payroll manager, Roja makes sure every employee is paid accurately and on time. Having spent almost four years at Namely, Roja knows all of the ins and out of processing company payroll, but she’s not a one-trick pony. Roja spent years working as a hairdresser, office admin, accounts payable collector, and more. Luckily, she discovered a passion for payroll and has been with Namely ever since!
The world of human resources is changing. From artificial intelligence to human resources information systems, HR technology is not only revolutionizing the way HR professionals perform their day jobs, but also changing the very nature of that work. Only ten years ago, HR was known unaffectionately as “personnel management.” The department was tasked with mitigating legal risks, overseeing administrative tasks and employee inquiries, and maintaining the office’s ever-growing library of personnel files.
HR professionals can find themselves in a difficult situation when it comes to identifying employee genders. Annual EEO-1 or employee demographic reports limit employee gender to just two options, male and female, but gender identity is often not that black and white. As more employees identify as non-binary, HR teams have to find a balance between compliance and acceptance in their workplaces.
As states move to legalize medical and recreational marijuana use, employers around the country are left scratching their heads trying to determine the workplace impact. With a new law, Nevada lawmakers have given them a bit more clarity.
Just like birthdays, employee work anniversaries are the perfect time to celebrate your tenured employees and thank them for all their contributions through the years. While a cake and a card are nice gestures, some companies go even further to make their employees feel valued their first year, second year, and beyond.
Summer doesn’t just mean great weather, barbeques, and beach days. Depending on your workplace culture, it might also mean summer work perks. “Summer Fridays,” relaxed dress codes, and beer on tap are just a few ways companies encourage employees to relax, unwind, and make the most of the warmer months.
When Brett Berman first joined Namely in 2014 as a software engineer, the company only had 15 employees. At the time, he had no idea Namely would grow to become the company it is today. Five years later, Brett is now an engineering director and Namely has over 500 employees. When Brett isn’t helping his team enhance the product, he loves roasting his own coffee and training for marathons.
The Fourth of July is a summer favorite for employees across America. Whether you celebrate the nation’s independence with family, friends, or fireworks, there’s no better way to celebrate than with freedom from the office. While most offices are closed in observance of the holiday, this year’s schedule is a little atypical—July Fourth lands on a Thursday.
As many HR professionals know, our careers don’t always play out the way you’d expect them to. If you asked a young Valorie Kondos Field or “Miss Val,” if she would go on to become the award-winning head coach of UCLA gymnastics, odds are she would have never believed it. This year, Miss Val stepped down after 30 years of being UCLA’s head coach—but left behind a legacy that will last long after her departure. Under her guidance, UCLA’s women’s gymnastics team won seven NCAA Championships as well as 29 Pac-12 and NCAA regional titles.
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