I pursued a career in HR because I have seen firsthand how HR presence (or lack thereof) can make or break a business. Though I previously saw myself on the chief operating officer “track,” I came to realize that people operations should not be embedded within the business operations function. HR is a dynamic field, and the challenges faced today are different than those of the past. Employees represent most companies’ biggest expense, and this investment needs to be managed as intensively as any other.
Whether you’re just starting your HR career, looking to network with other professionals, seeking a professional certification, or need an outside source for industry trends, joining an established HR association or organization is a great way to expand your exposure to the field.
Is your New Year’s resolution to read more? In the ever-evolving world of HR, there’s an overwhelming amount of thought leadership, resources, and best practices to take in. Fortunately, we’ve narrowed down the best of the bunch to help you prioritize your reading list in 2019. Add some fresh ideas and perspectives to your toolkit with these timely HRreads.
The United Kingdom’s HR market is smaller than the United States’, and for good reason. There are nearly 130 million workers in the U.S. versus 33.4 million people in the U.K. That said, the country is seeing its biggest employment spike since the 2008 economic crash, with 396,000 more people in jobs now than a year ago.
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:
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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?