While there’s no business like show business, Jen Healy let the curtain close on her theater career to pursue a legal career. Though she originally wanted to be an agent, two internships with the City of New York led her down a different path. Now, Jen takes center stage as Namely’s senior counsel, leading contract negotiations and answering legal questions that come her way.
From onboarding to exit interviews, HR has a hand in all aspects of the employee lifecycle. While it’s great to stay busy, it’s impossible for small HR teams to “do it all,” especially as your company grows and evolves. Between staying on top of new compliance requirements, handling employee inquiries, processing payroll, overseeing strategic initiatives, and more, HR teams need all the help they can get to keep the office running smoothly and meet business needs.
Namely is thrilled to announce that New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor will be HR Redefined 2019’s keynote speaker! Achor is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, and has taken that expertise to Fortune 100 companies and events around the world. You can learn more about him here.
We pored through Achor’s catalog of best-sellers to share some of his most compelling HR insights. Click here to learn more about HR Redefined and our other speakers.
With the exception of finance, HR is the department most familiar with employee salaries. It should come as no surprise that HR professionals know how to negotiate for competitive compensation. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that HR specialists bring home a median amount of $59,180 and HR Managers an impressive $106,910—well above the cross-industry median of $44,668.
Julie Li started her career in financial services but became frustrated when her predictive analyses didn’t take employee happiness and motivation into consideration. Julie understood the positive and negative impact employees and strong leaders can have on business success. Her realization pushed her to attend business school and ultimately pursue a career in HR.
One of the most pressing issues in HR and employment law is gender pay equity. Across all industries, research shows that women make less than their male colleagues, or 76 cents to the dollar. Because of their influence over employee compensation, it’s often said that HR professionals are best equipped to stomp out the problem.
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If safety is the best policy, IT security follows closely behind. Out of all the policies in your handbook, few are as critical. While security policies don’t get much fanfare when they work well, botching them can have dire consequences. Look no further than the latest high-profile data breach in the headlines for an example of what can go wrong.
In the age of job-hopping, data reveals that it is actually advantageous for HR professionals to move around regularly to ensure that they are receiving competitive compensation. Considering a new job? If relocation is an option, you can now take into account the average HR salary of different regions.
The office has gone to the dogs. Well, that’s what it seems like given the growing number of pet friendly workplaces today.
HR professionals spend so much of their day preoccupied with the needs and wants of their workforce, but what about their own HR careers? Whether you’re just starting out or consider yourself a seasoned HR pro, there’s no time like the present to step back and think about your personal career goals.