Nick Narh always had an interest in technology but decided to pursue a political science and criminal justice degree in college. Nick kept his love for computers alive by working as a computer technician at his school’s IT desk. After teaching himself SQL and learning more on the job, Nick enrolled in a coding boot camp.
HR is making headlines, with some of the world’s most prominent companies at the center. Though HR departments aren’t always explicitly mentioned, there is a very public demand for better workplaces around the world.
Namely’s Director of Engineering, Jennifer Peffley, didn’t always know she was going to have a career in tech. From a young age, she had a strong interest in computers, but didn’t think her passion could evolve beyond a hobby. Jennifer initially planned on pursuing an English major, until a part-time job at her college’s IT desk made her realize her passion for coding and computer science. After double majoring in English and computer science, Jennifer jumped headfirst into the NYC startup world before finally making her way to Namely.
Whether you’re new to HR or a veteran, you’ve probably noticed that there’s an abundance of HR technologies out there and the landscape is continuing to grow at an exponential rate. Part of the reason for this growth has to do with the evolving workforce and the need for modern software to help companies keep pace.
“Early in my career, I thought my work would speak for itself and that I didn’t need to network, but it takes more than that to be a company founder or part of a company’s c-suite.” Intel chief information officer (CIO) Paula Tolliver said at Namely’s latest #SpeakHerMind event.
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Surveys show that HR professionals are more data driven than ever before. Thanks to human resource information systems (HRIS), it’s never been easier to analyze and draw insights from employee information. Leveraging the right data can show how your team’s initiatives are performing and help prove HR’s impact across the entire organization.
If you’re an HR veteran, chances are that you’ve had to create more than just a few "proof of employment" letters. For teams with a lot on their plates already, these requests can create unnecessary challenges due to their frequency and how long they take to generate.
Jesse Hernandez is a senior benefits consultant at Namely’s San Francisco office. When he’s not answering clients’ benefits questions, Jesse loves fixing up old hot rods and cutting hair. Jesse recently co-founded Namely’s first Hispanic/Latinx employee resource group (ERG), H.A.C.E.R, or the Hispanic Alliance for Career and Employee Resources, and is excited to see the group grow.
In college, Jeremy Cosme saw HR as a perfect opportunity to combine his love of business and psychology. After having a difficult time breaking into the industry, he decided that a job at an HR tech company was a step in the right direction. Jeremy accepted a position as one of Namely’s client support specialists. Eager to learn all he could, Jeremy quickly moved up the ranks while helping Namely’s people team on the side.