#WorkTrends: Remote Work Is More Than Staying in Your PJs

#WorkTrends: Remote Work Is More Than Staying in Your PJs

Remote work is a hot topic these days, and many people dream of working from home. And why shouldn’t you? Who wouldn’t want to keep their pajamas on, stroll over to their laptop and work from the convenience of home? … Read more

#WorkTrends: Empathy Is the Answer

Here’s one thing all of us agree on about the future of work: It would be great if it didn’t involve mean people. But, sadly, mean people aren’t going away, so what can we do about them to make both … Read more

#WorkTrends: 10 Dangerous Gaps That Could Put Your Business at Risk

#WorkTrends: 10 Dangerous Gaps That Could Put Your Business at Risk

Are you minding the gap? The compliance gap, that is.

Keeping up with regulations can be a real challenge. There are federal laws, state laws, county laws, city laws — and if your business is located in more than one … Read more

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#WorkTrends: Preparing for the HR Perfect Storm

Think about all the transformations sweeping HR right now: AI, automation, the hottest talent market in decades. Keeping track of it can be exhausting.

But if you’re hoping for a break, I’ve got bad news for you: There’s more coming. … Read more

#WorkTrends: Why Wait? Mark Stelzner Says HR Should Change NOW

Change. Change. Change. Repeat. It’s the new normal for every organization, and it’s not going to end anytime soon. As HR leaders, how can we build teams that are resilient in the face of that constant change?

Mark Stelzner, founder … Read more

#WorkTrends: Your Fall Conference Season Primer: 9 HR Tech Vendors to Watch

#WorkTrends: Your Fall Conference Season Primer: 9 HR Tech Vendors to Watch

Fall conference season is fast approaching, and you know what that means: It’s time to figure out which HR tech vendors you need to make face time with.

Of course, your HR tech BFFs here at #WorkTrends have you covered. … Read more

#WorkTrends: How to Give Your People Story a Heart

#WorkTrends: How to Give Your People Story a Heart

Quick — tell me your organization’s story.

If you can’t do that then you’ve got a problem, says Tiffany Sauder, founder and president of marketing agency Element Three. In today’s candidate-driven employment market, employer branding is more important than … Read more

#WorkTrends: Your D&I Journey

#WorkTrends: Your D&I Journey

These days, many organizations are on a journey to become more diverse and inclusive. But how can we as individuals go on our own journey — and help our organizations too?

Those are big questions, but thankfully we’ve got some … Read more

#WorkTrends: Remove Bias, Discover Talent

#WorkTrends: Remove Bias, Discover Talent

Unconscious bias plays a large role in the hiring process, but with the HR tech revolution in full swing, recruiters are finally armed with the tools they need to one day eliminate bias from the process.

But what about the … Read more

#WorkTrends: Why Every HR Pro Should Think Like a Marketer

#WorkTrends: Why Every HR Pro Should Think Like a Marketer

Look at your company’s org chart. Since you’re reading this, odds are you’re comfortably nestled in HR, and marketing is somewhere far away. The marketers at your organization have one job, and you have yours. Perhaps you meet up a … Read more

#WorkTrends: How to Take Control of Your Career as an "Employeepreneur"

#WorkTrends: How to Take Control of Your Career as an “Employeepreneur”

We’ve all had those moments. You’re sitting at your desk, frustrated with your job, wondering just why your coworkers seem so happy. Are they crazy? Are you?

Well, maybe a few of them are, but they can’t all be. That Read more

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#WorkTrends: Building Your Personal Platform

If you work in HR, you know the importance of branding, particularly your employment brand. But what about our own personal brand?

The concept of personal branding might sound a bit uncomfortable for some, but this week’s guest, Cynthia Johnson, … Read more

#WorkTrends: Ask These Questions to Change the Employee Experience

#WorkTrends: Ask These Questions to Change the Employee Experience

It seems kind of crazy that “employee experience” has only now become a buzzword in our industry. I mean, don’t we all want to work in the best environment possible?

But even if it’s taken a while to make it … Read more

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#WorkTrends: How Video Can Make Hiring More Human

Video may have killed the radio star, but it’s doing the exact opposite for the recruitment process — it’s making it stronger and more dynamic.

We’re seeing the rise of video in all aspects of recruiting, from branding and marketing … Read more

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#WorkTrends: How to Build a Company Where Everyone Wants to Work

We’re obsessed with culture in HR — and for good reason. We want our offices to be engaging, fun places to work, and anyone who has worked at a company with a toxic culture knows how miserable the experience can … Read more

#WorkTrends: AI for HR

As we in HR know, AI is more than just a topic Common raps about in Microsoft commercials. Ready or not, it’s the future of work — and it’s coming quicker than we think.

So how can your organization adopt … Read more

A Preview of SHRM 2019 with SHRM Chief Knowledge Officer Alexander Alonso

A Preview of SHRM 2019 with SHRM Chief Knowledge Officer Alexander Alonso

Who’s ready for SHRM 2019? I know I am. I can never turn down a trip to Las Vegas, but more importantly — nerd alert! — I can never turn down the chance to connect with HR professionals and … Read more

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#WorkTrends: Beating Your Bias

Yassmin Abdel-Magied says she changed the appearance of her headscarf one day and noticed that people on the street began to look at her differently. This experience with the power of unconscious bias was the basis for Abdel-Magied’s moving TED Read more

#WorkTrends: How to Build a More Diverse Pipeline

Here at #WorkTrends we spend a lot of time thinking about how to transform buzzwords into action, and this week we’re breaking down “diversity in hiring.”

There has been a lot of lip service paid to this topic, but many … Read more

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#WorkTrends:How to Make 2020 a Transformational Year

We talk often about the future of work here at #WorkTrends — and this week’s guest says the future will be arriving pretty soon. Brent Colescott is the senior director of business strategy and transformation for SumTotal, and he … Read more

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#WorkTrends: The Bridge Between Work and Technology

This episode is especially exciting for me. I love all of my guests, but it isn’t every day that I have one of my BFFs on the program. So I’m really pumped to have China Gorman back on #WorkTrends this … Read more

#WorkTrends: What HR Transformation Looks Like at 130 Organizations

HR transformation. It’s one of my favorite buzzwords in the HR tech space. But unlike some past buzzwords, HR transformation is actually a pretty big freaking deal.

It also seems to stress a lot of people out. So this week … Read more

#WorkTrends: Live from HR Transform, Part 1

Kevin and I recently traveled to this year’s HR Transform conference in Las Vegas. Although HR Transform is one of the newest HR tech conferences in the country, it’s already a must-visit on any HR professional’s calendar.

But we know … Read more

#WorkTrends: Building a People-Focused Culture

#WorkTrends: Building a People-Focused Culture

Donna Kimmel is executive vice president and chief people officer at Citrix, so I guess you could say she’s literally a people person! And that makes her the perfect guest for this week’s #WorkTrends topic: the importance of building a … Read more

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#WorkTrends: Lessons on Leadership and Diversity from One of West Point’s First Female Grads

Sara Potecha was one of West Point’s first female graduates. Now, she works as a speaker, consultant and writer. If that isn’t enough to make you feel lazy, know that Potecha also works as a leadership coach, often advising women … Read more