In an era where both employees and consumers are giving more weight than ever to a company’s mission and ethics, corporate social responsibility has become a staple of modern company culture. Between paid “VTO” or volunteer time off, team volunteer days, and company-wide fundraisers, employees have come to expect a level of support for their charitable initiatives.
With the prevalence of technology, there is rarely an email, chat message, or notification that goes by unnoticed. Flexible scheduling and remote teams necessitate communications at all hours of the day and night. As a result, the traditional boundaries of being on and off the clock are much harder to decipher.
Not all superheroes wear capes, and when it comes to the workplace HR professional are often an unsung hero. Just like the superheroes in comics, HR heroes play an important role in keeping employees happy and protected. Whether each day's villain wears the mask of time constraints, limited resources, or broken processes, HR is well equipped for the task!
“Diversity is defined by who sits at the table, while inclusion is which voices get heard,” says Jamie Velazquez, Ph.D and Director of Staff Development at Crittenton Services for Children and Families. Diversity has become a top priority at the individual, corporate, and national scale, and Namely’s recent Diversity Report reveals several trends around implicit bias in the workplace.
The field of human resources is changing. In our HR Redefined series, we give innovators a medium to share personal reflections, professional advice, and best practice guidance.
For HR, building a workplace culture of inclusivity and equality is a worthy goal—but as Namely’s latest Workplace Diversity Report reveals, the goal is a lofty one. While much conversation focuses on equal pay, and the oft-repeated stat that women make only 80 cents for every dollar made by their male counterparts, we identified other key areas of inequality: employee recognition and mobility.
This year over 22,000 HR professionals met in Chicago to learn and network with peers and thought leaders. With such a wide array of sessions, keynotes, and activities it was impossible to be everywhere and see everything in just a few short days. We’ve rounded up our five top takeaways to help you take your HR practice to the next level!
“Are you someone who speaks up, or stays silent? I’ve always been the person who stays silent.” Adam Grant opened his keynote speech at HR Redefined 2018 with a confession. He too has been guilty of the pervasive mentality that is so detrimental to original thinking.
We’re less than a week away from HR Redefined and if you’re as excited as we are, you probably can’t stop thinking about it! Whether you’re a first time attendee or returning for your second year, this year’s conference is sure to have something new and exciting in store for everyone. But don’t just take it from us—we asked our community of attendees which sessions they’re most looking forward to, and here’s what they had to say:
HR Redefined is less than a month away, and we hope you’re as excited as we are! Whether or not you attended last year’s inaugural HR Redefined conference, this year is one not to miss. We have a variety of surprises up our sleeve, but to get the excitement brewing, here are five things we’re looking forward to at this year’s HR Redefined:
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