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Lyssa Test

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

Recent Articles

How to Get the Most Out of HRIS Workflows

HR teams have a lot on their plates. That’s why it’s important to get the most out your HR technology and choose a human resources information system (HRIS) that can keep up with your growing company. While implementing an HRIS at your company is a great way to streamline administrative work, there is one tool in particular that can revolutionize how you prioritize your day: workflows. Workflows let employees update their own information, assigning approvers, and notifying anyone affected by the changes, so you can track progress and see changes implemented in real time.

Meet Namely: Doug Chiki

Doug Chiki is a payroll consultant at Namely’s Atlanta office. A veteran in the HR technology industry, Doug has worked for three software companies around the country before finding a home in Atlanta and at Namely. When he’s not helping clients process payroll, Doug loves spending time with his dog and attending concerts.

Meet HR Redefined Speaker Eric Knudsen

With over a decade of experience in people and data analytics, Eric Knudsen, Ph.D. is Namely’s resident data expert. As a manager of people analytics, Eric loves using data to build a happier and healthier workplace at Namely. When Eric’s not busy crunching numbers, you can find him spending time with his wife, exercising on his Peloton bike, enjoying fine bourbon, and speaking at HR Redefined.

The $20,000 Comma: Your Job Title Could Be Costing You Thousands

When it comes to salary negotiations, you might be better off negotiating for a comma in your title rather than just a pay raise. Namely’s HR Careers Report 2019 reveals a surprising salary disparity between two seemingly similar job titles: director, HR, and HR director. While both are director-level titles, employees with the former title earn significantly more than their comma-less counterparts.  

If your title is director, HR, you can expect to collect an average salary of $138,929. Without the comma, just $109,181. Unconvinced? We were surprised to find that HR professionals aren’t the only ones getting short-changed. Namely data from over 1,200 companies reveals that the phenomenon holds just as much weight in other departments.

Meet Namely: Miranda Brokenberry

Miranda Brokenberry is one of Namely’s managed services all-stars. When she’s not on the phone helping clients, Miranda loves getting to know her team and helping her coworkers. She’s a people person and works hard behind the scenes to help others succeed. That’s why one day she dreams of being a talent manager in the entertainment industry and discovering the next big star.

Meet HR Redefined Speakers: Rebecca Liebman, Rob LaHayne, and Juli Insigner

We’re so 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 a few of the talented speakers you’ll soon see on the HRR stage.

Strangers Project: How Sharing Stories Brings Coworkers Together

As part of Namely’s Inclusion Week, we welcomed Brandon Doman and the Strangers Project to our New York office. Doman created the Strangers Project in 2009 as a way to encourage people to share their stories and connect with the experiences of those around us. The project collects handwritten stories ranging from light-hearted thoughts to emotional revelations. Doman displays the stories in public spaces—and the occasional office—for passersby to read and connect with.

Meet HR Redefined Speaker Danielle Schlar

We’re so 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 a few of the talented speakers you’ll soon see on the HRR stage.


3 Can’t-Miss Sessions at HR Redefined 2019

It’s hard to believe that HR Redefined 2019 is less than two months away. There’s a lot to be excited for, and we're counting down the days until we can attend all of the amazing sessions planned for this year’s conference. From a keynote speech from best-selling author Shawn Achor to How to Build an HR Metrics Dashboard with HRR alum Mai Ton, the agenda has something for everyone.

SpeakHer Mind: Adam Grant on Improving Gender Equality at Work

Last week, Namely CEO Elisa Steele sat down with best-selling author and Wharton professor Adam Grant to discuss gender equality and advocacy in the workplace. The event represented just the latest installment of Namely’s SpeakHer Mind series, which is dedicated to providing education around women’s issues and empowering women in the workplace.

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