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Why I (Finally) Accepted a Promotion to HR Director

Last year, Shayleen Stuto shared how she turned down a director-level promotion at TechnologyAdvice because she felt her experience didn’t measure up to the senior title. After two years, and a significant expansion of her role and responsibilities, Stuto decided she was ready to accept a new title. Here’s her story:


Why I’m Thankful to Work in HR

The holiday season is a time for gratitude and reflection. As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we asked Namely’s community of HR professionals why they’re thankful to be a part of the field.

Top HR Conferences to Attend in 2019

Where is the best place to learn the latest industry trends, hear from industry thought leaders, and network with your peers? HR conferences of course.

5 HR Lessons from Namely Advisor Adam Grant

Adam Grant, a top-rated Wharton professor and New York Times-bestselling author, has joined Namely as a formal advisor. Adam’s extensive expertise, academic insight, and passion for workplace issues offers a wealth of inspiration for HR professionals. He’ll participate in a number of key initiatives at Namely, including our client advisory board and gender equality event series, #SpeakHerMind.

11 HR Influencers You Need to Follow

In the HR profession, it pays to keep good company. Whether you need to “phone a friend” about a workplace curveball or just want to exchange tips and tricks, maintaining a strong professional network can make all the difference in your career.

Don’t know who to connect with first? We’ll help you get started. Below we’ve highlighted some of our favorite HR influencers, their areas of expertise, and where you can find them online.

If I Weren’t in HR, I Would Be...

We all know that when it comes to choosing a career, it’s almost never a straight line. Over the years, many of us let go of our childhood ambitions of being a baseball star-ballerina-doctor. Many of us dabble in a few different college majors, only to wind up in a role we never imagined. HR in particular is a field many “fell” into.

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HR Deserves More Than a 'Seat at the Table'

We’ve all heard about how HR needs a “seat at the table.” Given that people represent any company’s most valuable asset, that sounds reasonable, right?

How to Become a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP)

Payroll isn’t for the faint of heart. Of those who are brave enough to tackle the intricacies of multistate taxation, FUTA credit reductions, and wage garnishment, only a select few earn the full endorsement of the American Payroll Association (APA).

Meet Namely’s 2018 HR Scholarship Winners: William Sanders

After our judges pored through dozens of compelling applications, we’re thrilled to introduce this year’s Namely HR Scholarship recipients! Each one comes from an entirely unique location, company, and background.

Meet Namely’s 2018 HR Scholarship Grand Prize Winner

After our judges pored through dozens of compelling applications, we’re proud to announce the Namely HR Scholarship grand prize winner, Ashley Valenzuela-Ruesgen! Ashley is an HR “team of one” and her company’s very first HR professional. She single-handedly implemented a human resource information system (HRIS), created a “Construction Over Coffee” employee relations program, wrote the employee handbook, and developed a community scholarship—all in her first 11 months at the company.