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Why I (Finally) Accepted a Promotion to HR Director

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:


Your 2019 HR Checklist

The new year has officially begun, and most professionals are in goal-setting mode to ensure this year is your best yet. We all know how fast time flies, and HR likely has a mountain of various goals and compliance deadlines for the upcoming year—from hiring to employee engagement. To help your team achieve them all, we’ve compiled a month-by-month HR and compliance checklist for 2019:

Your 2019 HR Calendar

Mark your calendars, HR: it’s time to pop open the champagne and ring in 2019 without dropping the ball. Ahead of the new year, we’ve launched our free 2019 HR CalendarFrom special occasions like “National Coffee Day” to important compliance deadlines, the calendar features all of the key dates HR professionals need to know. 
 

The 6 Most Creative HR Job Titles

Human resources has an image problem. Considered by workers to be the corporate equivalent of a “principal’s office,” HR’s bad rap even extends to its portrayal in popular culture.

Why I’m Thankful to Work in HR

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.

#SpeakHerMind: Building Equality in the Workplace

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. 

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How to Calculate Your Employee Engagement ROI

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’.”

Top HR Conferences to Attend in 2019

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.

Should HR Be Friends With Employees?

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 Updates Sexual Misconduct Policy Following Employee Walkout

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.