Blogger Mary Williams is an experienced HR Leader dedicated to developing and implementing well-organized processes and has extensive experience as an HR Department of One creating structure within an organization. She holds her Senior Professional Human Resources certification from HRCI. Named to The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List featuring the top 150 HR leaders, Mary enjoys giving back to the HR community by serving on the board of her local SHRM chapter, DuPage SHRM, as Registration Director. Connect with Mary on Linked In or on Twitter @conmkw.
Are you struggling with new hire turnover in your organization? Recent studies have revealed that turnover costs the U.S. economy 536 billion dollars per year: that’s 15,000 dollars per employee on average.
Candid conversations are part of the territory for HR professionals and managers. Stepping up and having a difficult conversation is no fun, easy task: it can be uncomfortable and stressful. But if we choose to not say anything, the issue is unlikely to get better and potentially can get even worse.
The solo HR practitioner, aka, HR Department of One or "HRDOO", is often pulled in so many different directions and sometimes all at the same time and sometimes with shifting priorities. Compliance is a critical priority which must be addressed.
Lori Kleiman is a recognized expert in HR Departments of One and has several sessions planned at this year's 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition:
I need to extend my sincere appreciation to Mary Kaylor & Andrew Morton from SHRM for the invitation to be part of the Blogger team and the opportunity to attend SHRM 18 National Conference & Expo. Their passion and dedication to the profession is evident in all they do to support and strengthen the HR community.
#SHRM18 Speaker Cy Wakeman is a significant thought leader and expert blogger with groundbreaking ideas featured in the Wall Street Journal, FastCompany.com, Forbes.com, hr.com, and SHRM.org. Her book, Reality-Based Leadership published by Jossey-Bass is now available and is receiving rave reviews throughout the nation.
I had the opportunity to connect with Jennifer Currence in preparation for #SHRM18 about her session, The Year's Top 5 Priorities for a Department of One on Sunday, June 17 from 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM.
I had the chance to connect with Gary Beckstrand, Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Institute in preparation for the upcoming #SHRM18 in Chicago and we chatted about creating a culture of recognition.
What's step one for an HR Pro to foster a culture of recognition to inspire employees to perform great work? Where/when does this start?
I had a chance to catch-up with Sabrina Baker and hear a bit about her session for HR Departments of One, Getting Out of the Weeds: How HR Departments of One Can Move from Fire Fighter to HR Igniter at the upcoming #SHRM18 conference.