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Despite Some Toxic Workplaces, Most Americans Feel Fulfilled at Work

 

 

When you consider adults spend 90,000 hours of their lifetime at work, and how work impacts or shapes the personal lives of 3 billion people in the world (good, bad or something in between), you begin to realize just how connected our experiences at work—workplace culture—are to our sense of well-being.

SHRM has placed workplace culture at the center of public awareness this month with the launch of three new television commercials, our Workplace Convos & Coffee activation at the Oculus in New York City (happening today!) and the release of a brand-new report, The...

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#Nextchat: Women in Technology

 

More women are pursuing careers in technology and other high-growth STEM fields, but they continue to face challenges as they look to move up. The organizational practices and attitudes that exist in these industries tend to reinforce many of the roadblocks that prevent women from advancing. 

The SHRM news article “Disrupting the Tech Profession’s Gender Gap” says that, in addition to traditional roadblocks, practices such as using artificial intelligence to recruit candidates can contribute to the problem. “Amazon recently had to scrap its new recruiting engine because its algorithm wasn't...

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Can Your Job Posting Attract Diverse Candidates?

 


 

Even though it is difficult to admit, we have unconscious biases that influence our interactions and decisions in the workplace. If we do not check those biases, organizational leaders and HR professionals might create unintended outcomes. 

A few years ago, I didn’t pursue a career opportunity with a particular consulting company. The reason was this— the job posting clearly stated that candidates must be 26 years old or younger. I wondered how they came up with a random number like 26, but I wasn’t prepared to go through the application process...

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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: Kyra Matkovich

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.


 

HR Chose Me 

You’ll often hear HR professionals say that they “fell” into HR. It seems to be a common theme. I’m super accident-prone (klutzy, unstable, wobbly), so “falling” always sounds accidental. When it comes to my career, there is no doubt in my mind that landing in HR was anything but accidental....

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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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