Mental Health: A Work in Workplace Progress

Shawn and Chris work side by side. Until Shawn trips over the bicycle her young child left on the front sidewalk, falls and breaks a femur. After her doctor orders her to stay in bed for at least four...

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HR Thrives in Culture Commitment: Steward, Gatekeeper, Catalyst?

By Nancy Painter Once the domain of anthropologists and sociologists, the understanding of culture has become an area of significant interest in the corporate world. Culture Enables Organizational Success “Leaders now see organizational culture as an enabler of organizational success,” according to...

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Resilience and Adaptability: HR at the Root of Better Business

By Nancy Painter In today’s environment, change is omnipresent—only its pace and magnitude vary. What also varies is the presence of resiliency that enables organizations and individuals to deal with it; yet successful navigation of change is vital for survival. The Resiliency...

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Talent Management: Putting People First

By Nancy Painter Talent management is attracting a crowd. While usually delegated to HR, it is currently gaining visibility and sparking discussion about just what it encompasses, and who is best qualified to lead it. There are almost as many definitions...

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The HR Mindset: Keeping People First

By Nancy Painter For years now, HR professionals have heard that they need to understand their organization’s business to be effective. The question is—does business understand HR? “You can talk to 20 different leaders, and each can have a different idea...

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Leading Learning and Development: Challenging and Championing Change

By Nancy Painter Life is a learning experience, if you do it right. In the work world, learning and development (L&D) help you learn what you need to know, and, in most organizations, HR makes L&D work. But, as any HR professional...

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Disruption: HR for Challenging Times

By Nancy Painter Change surrounds us. The world has changed in every conceivable—and previously inconceivable—way within a generation. Some changes we take in stride:  the weather has changed since last week, our colleague is in a better mood today than yesterday,...

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Challenges of Change Inspire Innovation

By Nancy Painter “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …” Charles Dickens was commenting on society when he penned the famous opening lines to A Tale of Two Cities, but throughout history, many situations have...

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