Ask a SHRM Knowledge Advisor | Mental Health in a Pandemic

Over the past year, I have received calls from many HR professionals who have experienced an increase in managers seeking assistance with mental health challenges among their staff. Employees are sometimes disconnected and disengaged, having unexpected verbal outbursts and being aggressive. 

The impact of the pandemic on mental health has been tremendous to include an increase in depression, bipolar disorder episodes, anxiety behaviors and other mental health issues. According to a recent survey from SHRM, “Nearly half (48 percent) of employed Americans report feeling mentally and physically exhausted at the end of...


Nine HR Technology Trends Emerging From The Pandemic

What is one HR technology trend emerging from the pandemic that HR professionals should prepare for?

To help HR professionals identify the right tools in their technology stacks, we asked technology experts and the 2021 SHRM Annual Conference and Expo exhibitors this question for their best tech trends. From the automation of screening to...


Eleven Labor Market Trends HR Professionals Should Prepare For

What is one labor market trend that we're experiencing now, or is about to unfold?

To help organizations stay ahead of labor market trends, we asked HR professionals and business leaders this question for their best predictions. From the continued expansion of remote work to early Baby Boomer retirements, there are several labor market...


Twelve Tips To Effectively Onboard, Train, & Develop Employees In Remote Workplaces

How can HR effectively onboard, train, and develop employees in remote workplaces? 

To help organizations effectively set new hires up for success, we asked HR professionals and business leaders for their best onboarding and training pieces of advice. From establishing communication touch points to developing an in-house university, there are a wide range of...


Ten Ways Employers Can Build Trust in Remote Work Environments

What is one way companies can help build trust in remote work environments?

To help organizations build a trusting work environment, we asked HR influencers and thought leaders this question for their best tips. From setting clear expectations to addressing manager biases involving remote work, there are several steps that employers can take to improve their workplace cultures. 

Here are ten ways to build trust in remote work environments: 

  • Set clear expectations from the beginning
  • Place Value in Employee Wellbeing
  • ...

Eleven Talent Acquisition Trends To Hire Passive Talent

What is one talent acquisition trend that HR should prepare for in the year ahead, and why?

To help organizations stay ahead of labor market trends, we asked HR professionals and business leaders this question for their best predictions. From a wave of new tech offerings for TA professionals to employers being challenged by...


A #SHRM21 Interview with Corey Berkey, Senior Vice President, JazzHR

We hear digital transformation more frequently than ever, a needed disruptor of businesses and for their growth. So, what is digital transformation? According to CIO, "digital transformation is a foundational change in how an organization delivers value to its customers with the implementation of new technologies, talent, and processes to improve business operations and serve their customers better." Remote work due to the pandemic has accelerated the pace. In addition, the adoption of technology which takes years in digital transformation, has sped up in just months due to Covid19. Automation is part of the digital transformation, automation as defined by IBM, is...


A #SHRM21 Interview with University of Phoenix

Many moons ago, as a young single mother of two children, I began looking to pursue a degree, and the options for online learning were minimal then. The University of Phoenix literally saved the day! The experience was so amazing, I went all the way through to my Master's degree. Without their flexible learning options, I would have never been able to do it! I am a “Phoenix” and proud of it!  Please enjoy my “interview” with the University of Phoenix!

Who is the University of Phoenix? 

John Woods: We are one of the first universities to offer fully online programs...


A #SHRM21 Interview with Jennifer Currence, a Champion for the HRDOO

Jennifer Currence, MBA, SHRM-SCP, PCC is the president of WithIN Leadership, which specializes in training and coaching to enhance leadership development and management skills. Jennifer is a certified career coach, a professor of management at the University of Tampa, has been recognized as a Thought Leader by the International Society of Performance Improvement, and was named the Tampa Bay HR Consultant of the Year for 2017. 

In her work with SHRM, Jennifer has been published and featured in HR Magazine as well as featured in Fast Company magazine,, and BambooHR. She was an editor for SHRM's 2016 Learning System...


RESET – A Leader’s Guide to Work In An Age of Upheaval – New Book by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and SHRM


I’m out at the SHRM Annual Conference and Expo this week and excited to see all my HR Peers and Friends! It’s a big event since SHRM didn’t have an in-person 2020 conference and by far the largest in-person conference I’ve gone two in a very long time!

SHRM CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is also launching his new book, RESET: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval, and it couldn’t be better timing for HR leaders and organizational leaders looking for ideas and solid data around managing through...