Lyssa Test

Lyssa Test

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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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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How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to an HR Conference

Conferences provide a unique experience, helping professionals to stay up on emerging trends, network with peers, and hear from industry experts. But with some of the year’s most popular conferences quickly approaching, it’s time to win your manager’s approval, so you can secure tickets, finalize your travel plans, and make the most of your conference experience.

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What Is Bereavement Leave?

Losing a loved one is extremely difficult. During tough times, work needs to take a back seat as people focus on being with family, friends, and loved ones. Many companies offer bereavement leave as a way to give employees space and time to cope with  loss .

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The HR Guide to Employee Jury Duty Leave

Whether you view jury duty as an honorable civic duty or an inconvenience, odds are you’ll find a summons in your mailbox at some point. But sometimes a “speedy trial” isn’t so speedy. If selected as a juror, your obligation could last anywhere from a few days to a few months, which means missing work.

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How to Start an Employee Resource Group (ERG)

Your employees are the heart of your organization. Their diverse personalities, backgrounds, and experiences help shape the spirit and culture of your organization. As an employer, you can help your employees celebrate what makes them unique by supporting employee resource groups (ERGs). ERGs help employees come together to spread awareness of the issues facing certain demographic groups, like black professionals, LGBTQ employees, remote workers, working parents, and more.

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4 Ways Your Company Can Benefit From an HRIS

From onboarding to exit interviews, HR has a hand in all aspects of the employee lifecycle. While it’s great to stay busy, it’s impossible for small HR teams to “do it all,” especially as your company grows and evolves. Between staying on top of new compliance requirements, handling employee inquiries, processing payroll, overseeing strategic initiatives, and more, HR teams need all the help they can get to keep the office running smoothly and meet business needs.

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