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.
Michael Goldberg is Namely’s new manager of total rewards. After getting his start at Deloitte, Michael found a passion for start-ups, joining Etsy and WeWork before finding his way to Namely. His entrepreneurial spirit doesn’t end there. Michael dreams of having his own barbecue restaurant in the future. When Michael is not sporting a chef’s apron, he’s busy serving up detailed equity and compensation plans and educating employees on Namely’s offerings.
In the HR profession, it pays to keep good company. Whether you need to “phone a friend” about a workplace curveball or just want to exchange tips and tricks, maintaining a strong professional network can make all the difference in your career.
Don’t know who to connect with first? We’ll help you get started. Below we’ve highlighted some of our favorite HR influencers, their areas of expertise, and where you can find them online.
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What does an HR person actually do all day? Every HR professional knows there’s no such thing as a “typical” day at work. In ourDay in the Lifeseries, we speak with pros from a variety of cities and industries to get a snapshot of their work lives.
We all know that when it comes to choosing a career, it’s almost never a straight line. Over the years, many of us let go of our childhood ambitions of being a baseball star-ballerina-doctor. Many of us dabble in a few different college majors, only to wind up in a role we never imagined. HR in particular is a field many “fell” into.
Fort Point Beer Company is a San Francisco-based craft brewery offering five year-round beers and a rotating selection of seasonal and specialty beers. Now boasting a full-scale brewery, distribution center, and tap room, Fort Point has grown tremendously since it was founded in 2014. Fort Point’s director of HR and finance, Rafi Bortnick, joined the company when it only had 25 employees. Now, his hands are full keeping up with almost 150 employees, all while balancing his HR and finance responsibilities.
Whether you view jury duty as an honorable civic duty or an inconvenience, odds are you’ll find a summons in your mailbox at some point. But sometimes a “speedy trial” isn’t so speedy. If selected as a juror, your obligation could last anywhere from a few days to a few months, which means missing work.