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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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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Jenni Stone

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.


I didn’t choose to be in HR…it chose me.

Have you ever asked someone why they chose HR, or how they got their start in HR?  It’s amazing how...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Mark Fogel

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?

Well, I think it chose me. I should have known from my time as an RA at college, and a swim instructor at camp, that helping and teaching others was the right vocation. It took over a decade in retail operations to realize that...

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Human Resource Professional Day 2019 | Spotlight: Melanie Peacock

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. 


As a self-described businesswoman with a specialization in Human Resource Management, I understand that organizations need to accomplish strategic outcomes and be operationally viable. With this in mind, I always stress that organizations achieve success with and through their people and not at the expense of them. 

As such, our work as...

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#Nextchat RECAP: Taming a Toxic Workplace Culture

On September 25, @shrmnextchat chatted with HR professionals and others from around the world about Taming a Toxic Workplace Culture.

If you missed this important chat filled with tips and advice about how to identify and remove the toxic elements from your culture to build healthier, happier and more-productive organizations, you can read all the tweets here or below: 

 

 

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4 Ways to Nurture a High-Trust Culture

 


 

High-trust organizations generally perform better over time than their low-trust counterparts. They’re innovative. These organizations tend to have more pleasant workplaces than low-trust organizations. In fact, low-trust organizations tend to damage the lives and health of those condemned to labor in what often becomes politically dense zones of recrimination, second-guessing and vague, sometimes passive-aggressive, communications. 

The good news is that there are ways leaders can nurture a high-trust culture. One of the most important is simply by sharing information clearly, persuasively, and thoroughly. This means telling the truth during good...

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Better Managers Can Remedy the Workplace Culture Crisis

 

 

 

One in four Americans say they dread going to work each morning, and almost half of American workers have thought about leaving their current jobs. Those statistics point to a grim reality for today’s employers: We have a culture crisis at work. And it’s costly.

SHRM’s new report, The High Cost of a Toxic Workplace Culture, released today, reveals what many employers are seeing every day: the strong correlation between workplace culture, satisfied and engaged employees, and business productivity. When it’s toxic, everyone loses.

Nearly 1 in 5...

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#Nextchat: Taming a Toxic Workplace Culture  

 

 

We live in an era in which civility is on the decline. Examples of bad behavior can be found just about everywhere—in our government, in our schools, at sporting events and during the rush-hour commute. It’s pervasive on social media.

Perhaps the most debilitating incivility is found in our workplaces. To spend an entire workday immersed in a dysfunctional, stressful environment destroys employees’ physical and mental well-being and kills productivity. 

In July 2019, SHRM commissioned a survey of the U.S. workforce...

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Conversations with the Boss

 

 

Growing up, we always had the radio playing in the background—an old wireless in the kitchen that was stuck on one station. My favorites were the dramas that would play just before bedtime. I loved listening to the stories that would go on for weeks until the series would come to an end.

Radio made me love listening to people talk. It also helped me develop my listening skills and possibly also helped me with some areas of the English language. So, I have this thing for listening with my...

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