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.
Last week, Namely CEO Elisa Steele sat down with a panel of activists and innovators to discuss equality in the workplace. Azure Antoinette of Flatirons Political Art, Yasmeen Hassan of Equality Now, Jeff Richards of GGV Capital, and Lisa Stone of Ellevest shared how they fight for equality in the workplace and in their personal lives.
The #1 topic on the minds of CEOs and senior HR leaders is ‘culture & engagement,’ according to Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends Report. Employee engagement can be defined as proactively and passionately adding value while aligning with the company mission. Or according to Deloitte, “culture describes ‘the way things work around here’, while engagement describes ‘how people feel about the way things work around here’.”
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.
The HR function is inherently human. When working on employee benefits, payroll, and talent management, you’re bound to touch on several personal points that employees may not otherwise share with coworkers. It can be hard to avoid a more personal relationship with employees who confide in you. However, it is important to be aware of the boundaries that separate HR from any other type of employee friendship.
Google announced big changes to its sexual misconduct policy, a week after employees staged a global walkout in protest of the company’s history of allegedly mishandling workplace sexual harassment.
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Close your eyes. Breathe in, breathe out. Relax your muscles. In the darkness under your eyelids, you see something taking shape. It’s an article on meditation at work.
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.
With all the talk of artificial intelligence in the press, it’s only natural that some professionals are worried about becoming obsolete. From driverless cars to chatbots and everything in between, there’s no shortage of emerging technologies that could make businesses more efficient than ever—and potentially lighter on headcount.
We’re thrilled to welcome Lorna Hagen as Namely’s new Chief People Officer. Lorna brings over 20 years of leadership experience and a passion for data-driven HR strategy to the table. She most recently served as the CPO at OnDeck, where she helped the business scale its people strategy after going public. She has also served in leadership roles at LOFT, Dow Jones, and Harper Collins.