Now More Than Ever, SHRM Will Help You Shape the Future of Work


As the world gets back to work, we know it won’t be business as usual. HR leaders are the ones who will put workplaces back together—with better-than-ever-before practices and policies that will help employers and employees thrive.

This is a key opportunity for our profession—and the purpose of our new Now More Than Ever resource platform launching today. As an HR practitioner, you’ve spent the past year demonstrating how vital your role is to the business. You worked around the clock, took unprecedented measures to keep your...


Now More Than Ever - The future of diversity and inclusion leadership: the new HR and the WHY for sustainable progress




Complaining about HR’s work in diversity is rather “on-trend.” Some social media posts and articles call HR too compliance-oriented, too legalistic. Others call it too soft. One commenter complained that HR shot down their brilliant plan “to fire old people and hire young people.” In this case - kudos, HR.

HR is not perfect, but there is a saying: the only people not making mistakes are those doing nothing. HR can’t be accused of idleness. But there are ways to do better, and now more...


Now More Than Ever - HR's Unique Opportunity

Now more than ever….

The world of work has changed. One could argue that farming in 10,000 BCE in ancient Mesopotamia – the cradle of civilization - or the domestication of animals, the Renaissance, the printing press, the Industrial Revolution, the assembly line, the internet, and mobile devices all changed how humanity operates.

Every one of those milestones expanded the workforce. Today, however, things are different. Hopefully, this is a temporary setback, but the “have’s” and the “have nots” no longer just applies to wealth – it’s those that have work vs. those that don’t. The pandemic has changed...


Now More Than Ever -- HR: Facing Today’s Challenges Head On


It is an understatement to say that 2020 was a challenging year for everyone. While the world faced a global pandemic, fear, and uncertainty; so many individuals stepped up to answer the call and face these challenges head-on. This included most importantly our dedicated healthcare workers, heroic first responders, and countless essential workers across so many industries that worked tirelessly to keep our infrastructure and quite frankly, our way of life functioning. We owe these front-line workers a great deal of thanks and gratitude now and always.

Behind the scenes, human resource professionals were assisting their organizations to maintain...


HR Professionals Couldn’t Be Tired … Could We?



HR professionals are exhausted. Over the last year or so, those in HR have faced numerous workplace challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, protests and civil unrest, equity and inclusion, workplace shootings, and the list goes on. Leaders and employees have looked to us to set an example and to be calm, cool and collected. The truth is that HR professionals deal with emotions, angst and uneasiness just like anyone else. However, we are tasked with finding a balance so that we can serve our leadership and employees to the...


Upskilling and Reskilling: Developing the Skills Within An Interview with CEO of Pindel Global Precision


The workplace currently presents some new challenges in need of innovative solutions. According to NFIB’s monthly jobs report, March 2021, 42 percent of small business owners reported job openings they could not fill, a record which is 20 points higher “than the 48-year historical average”. [i]Certain skills roles such as system architects, software developers, data analysts are in high demand. The competition for these roles has driven pay higher and made hiring more difficult. This results in another form of labor shortage.[ii]Additionally, in a February...


Words Have Power (Sometimes the Simpler the Better)



Ever hear someone say we need to "strive for perfection", or how about "pursue excellence"? Don't get me wrong, these are great phrases and can be inspirational in many cases. I don't know about you, but when I hear the word 'strive' I instantly get a picture of struggling and sweating to make something happen and I'm usually in an unflattering outfit. Kinda like that spinning class, I tried once (now there's a story, but I'll save that one for another time).

I know, I know, some of you are already thinking I've lost...


Precedent, Past Practice, and Exceptions to Your Rules


This is another kitchen sink case. An employee sued his former employer under the ADA, FMLA, state law and other claims asserting discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, interference and denial of leave.

The employee had a brain tumor and epilepsy. The employer had a policy prohibiting “excessive” absenteeism. Upon his initial diagnosis, the employer provided the employee with a medical leave of absence and exercised leniency by not issuing corrective action for other, related absences. The employer did advise him that his attendance would be monitored and he could be subject to corrective action...


How to Prepare for (and Crush!) a Panel Interview


Interviews are stressful, but a panel interview can be even more unnerving with all the dynamics at play.

In this video, Self Made Millennial Madeline Mann will reveal the No.1 mistake people make while providing expert advice on how to prepare for and confidently crush any panel interview. 


Originally posted on the Self Made Millennial YouTube channel



Chief of Everything Else


Over the past few years, and especially in 2020, top leaders have been challenged by health crises, social justice issues and economic troubles. The C-suite has had to expand their traditional roles of finance, operations or marketing to take on new responsibilities and learn new skills. Alignment and collaboration have been key to addressing remote work; employee well-being; non-diverse leadership pipelines; environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals; culture transformation; and even real estate planning. 

“A CEO and leadership team must be fully committed to owning the changes as an aligned team,” said ...