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HR’s Guide to the Fourth of July: What Happens When a Holiday Falls Midweek?

The Fourth of July is a summer favorite for employees across America. Whether you celebrate the nation’s independence with family, friends, or fireworks, there’s no better way to celebrate than with freedom from the office. While most offices are closed in observance of the holiday, this year’s schedule is a little atypical—July Fourth lands on a Thursday.

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Leadership Lessons With UCLA Gymnastics Legend ‘Miss Val’

As many HR professionals know, our careers don’t always play out the way you’d expect them to. If you asked a young Valorie Kondos Field or “Miss Val,” if she would go on to become the award-winning head coach of UCLA gymnastics, odds are she would have never believed it. This year, Miss Val stepped down after 30 years of being UCLA’s head coach—but left behind a legacy that will last long after her departure. Under her guidance, UCLA’s women’s gymnastics team won seven NCAA Championships as well as 29 Pac-12 and NCAA regional titles. 

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Announcing Namely’s Integration With TripActions

We’re excited to announce our partnership with TripActions, the business travel platform trusted by the world’s most innovative companies. Our new integration streamlines travel policies and approvals for HR professionals while delivering a best-in-class booking experience to delight road warriors.

“TripActions and Namely have partnered to streamline a previously manual process, saving HR administrators time and eliminating the need to constantly update employee information within their travel system,” said Graham Younger, Namely’s president and chief revenue officer.

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Key Q3 Dates for HR

Time flies when you’re having fun! It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the new year and now we’re headed into the second half of 2019. With the start of Q3, departments across the company will be working hard to put the pieces in place to reach their end of year goals. In HR, Q3 is the perfect time to focus on employee engagement and your own career development before facing down the year end/year start tasks that come in Q4.

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Want to Be Happier at Work? Try This.

We all want to be happy, but why does happiness seem to come more naturally to some people? Shawn Achor, New York Times best-selling author and HR Redefined 2019 keynote speaker, says there’s hope for even the most negative-minded pessimists to find happiness.

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Announcing Namely’s Integration With Zapier

We've all heard that we live in an interconnected world—but more often than not, the technologies we rely on are anything but. Moving information between one application to another often involves manual work, taking up hours of your time and creating plenty of opportunity for human error. 

What if you could easily eliminate that problem, sans engineering degree? From our HR, payroll, and benefits software to our timesaving workflows, Namely has always been a big believer in the power of automation. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our new integration with Zapier, the tool that connects the applications you use every day.

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Ask HR: ‘An Interviewer Just Asked My Religion. He’s a Priest.’

mailto:ask@namely.comThe modern workplace moves in mysterious ways. That’s what our monthly Ask HR mailbag series is all about. Over the past few weeks, we’ve collected your anonymous HR, payroll, and benefits head-scratchers. And as always, you delivered. We received dozens of questions on a wide range of issues, ranging from recruiting compliance to office hygiene. 

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How to Supercharge Your HR Analytics

There’s arguably nothing as influential in shaping HR’s role in the modern workplace as data. Data allows us to identify areas of opportunity, measure the impact of our initiatives, and plan for the future. But in order to use data effectively, you need access to clean, customizable reports you can pull whenever you need them.

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Meet Namely: Stephen Chapman

Stephen Chapman is one of Namely’s newest account executives. But while he’s a seasoned deal closer now, Stephen wasn’t always sold on a career in sales. Stephen originally thought he wanted to be an actuarial scientist before an internship helped him realize the field wasn’t for him. When a sales position opened up that let him fulfill his dream of living in New York, Stephen jumped at the opportunity and hasn’t looked back.

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9 Ways to Handle HR Burnout

Everyone experiences work burnout at different points throughout their careers. Often, the burden falls on HR to support employees through these tough periods. But what happens when HR is the one to experience burnout? Especially on smaller teams, it can feel like there’s no time to take a break from putting out fires. We’re all human, and HR is no exception. It’s important to acknowledge burnout, ask for help, and take the time you need to get back to your full speed.