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Why Does Belonging Matter at Work?

At some point in our lives, we’ve all been in a situation where we felt we didn’t belong. Perhaps it was that birthday party of a friend of a friend where you just couldn’t find anything in common. Maybe you were underdressed (or overdressed) for a professional conference. When faced with these types of situations and the uncomfortable feelings they bring up, we typically try to leave.

However, what if the place you felt you don’t belong is the place you have to be for eight or nine hours a day; Monday...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Baskaran Ambalavanan

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


Why did you choose a career in HR?

I started my career in sales and was successful in it for almost nine years in India, coming from a big joint family in India, being with and amongst people comes naturally to me. My friend was working in the Personnel department at a...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Michelle Kohlhof

 

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


 

Why did you choose a career in HR?

I love hearing how my peers started their HR careers. I think my story is an interesting one. I...

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Motivational Mapping

 

The art of establishing Employee Engagement has been a Slow Train Coming.....

We've adopted buzzwords and put others to bed. We've seen technology impact frequency and pats on the back are now covered with a strategic glove. Things don't change with rapid pace but the more we investigate the more we tend to find one common denominator to organizational excellence:

COMMON SENSE

Today, we will examine your employees' personality types and design an all-encompassing engagement strategy. It may just be the last blog post on #EmployeeEngagement that you will ever have to read.

The Behavioral...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Anthony Paradiso

 

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


Why did you choose a career in HR?

I can’t say that I chose HR but after graduating college I became a mortgage consultant and knew this was not for me. After resigning, I went on Craigslist and found a job that specialized in employee relations and that’s where I am...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Tracie Sponenberg

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


My HR Career - Why I Started, Why I Stayed
 

While most HR professionals I know seemed to have fallen into HR, I dove headfirst into my career…… in high school. Thanks to an early mentor, my Aunt Janice, who worked in “Personnel,” I understood from a young age that I could combine...

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On HR Professional Day, Looking Back and Moving Ahead

 

Today, September 26, is recognized as HR Professional Day—established in 2013 to recognize and celebrate the people who play a role like no other in the workplace.

We are business strategists, problem-solvers, talent developers, culture curators and so much more. I doubt there is any other role in an organization that wears so many hats, or shoulders so many diverse responsibilities. It’s hard to imagine how an organization...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Paul LaLonde

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.

 


Why did you choose a career in HR?

I chose HR because of the unique opportunity to influence all areas of an agency. When done right, an HR professional can add so much value to an organization...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Amanda Brunson

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


Let’s Succeed Together

In honor of National HR Professionals Day, I wanted to reflect on my time in the industry. My HR career started about five years ago when I decided to pursue a graduate degree in Human Resources at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. But...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Claire Petrie

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


 

Why did you choose a career in HR and what has been the most rewarding?

Both of my parents worked in the field and I always saw how passionate they were about their work. I decided to go to business school and as soon as I got to my HR...

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