Catch up on the latest topics, trends, and ideas within HR from a variety of people and perspectives.

A recurring topic that has emerged in the learning and development space when discussing AI is this: should AI be used to do “creative” tasks, or should the focus be on using AI to do “mundane” tasks so L&D professionals can focus on creative work? In theory, this opposition of “mundane” and “creative” is meant to ease decision-making about how and when to use AI.

Loneliness is on the rise, and it's affecting the workplace, too. Addressing loneliness by encouraging connection in the workplace will create positive change at both the organizational and individual levels.

Even though as HR professionals we are no stranger to stress, we might underestimate one of the most powerful ways to combat it…laughter.

In a competitive talent landscape, inclusive onboarding both improves the employee experience and helps the organization become an employer of choice. Every onboarding program has an opportunity to be more inclusive.

Women’s health has traditionally been a taboo topic. Education and organizational support resources (e.g. pregnancy, maternity, and paternity leaves) reduced the stigma around pregnancy struggles. However, menopause, a later stage in a woman's life, remains hidden in the shadows, leaving affected employees unsupported. It’s time to overcome this taboo and start supporting employees through every life stage.

Most of us are accustomed to a seamless technology experience in our personal lives and expect the same level of digital ease at the workplace. A digital employee experience strategy will enhance employee engagement, higher productivity, higher retention, and improved collaboration between teams.

Equal pay, gender equality, and protection from workplace discrimination have been the core pursuit of the women’s rights movement since its founding in the 1960s. Although we have made laudable progress on these fronts, significant systemic and structural barriers remain for women, with one of the largest challenges revolving around the gender wage gap.

There’s no better time than now to recognize the connection between mental health and neurodiversity, reduce stigma, and create a way forward through inclusive design.

Trends show that HR needs to improve digital literacy, and given ChatGPT has a low barrier to entry because of its ease of use, HR must be intentional in terms of why and where to leverage this AI language model. HR professionals can cautiously leverage ChatGPT in several practices.

To care for all learners and foster effective learning solutions, facilitators of remote courses must ensure virtual delivery channels, learning methods, and content are accessible and inclusive. This article reflects on how to create more welcoming learning spaces and promote a sense of belonging for all.

What can organizations do to ensure their stated commitment to DEI is translated into meaningful action? Here are five recommendations for measuring and sustaining what matters most

Data-driven HR is now a must-have for organizations, and data can provide insights and recommendations for many HR functions. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of HR analytics on a day-to-day basis.


Get to know HR leaders, their perspectives, and their advice for others in the HR field.

In this Q&A, Iqbal Ali talks about his career, what drew him to this role, and what advice he would give to new HR leaders.

In this Q&A, Lisa talks about her background, what drew her to this role, how we can bridge the gap between HR and IT, and the challenges at the top of HR leaders' minds.

In this Q&A, Cara Danielson talks about her career, what drew her to this role, and what advice she would give to new HR leaders.

In this Q&A, Louis talks about his experience, what drew him to this role, and the top three things HR leaders can do to have a positive impact in their organization.

In this Q&A, Sharon talks about her career, what drew her to this role, and what challenges are top of mind for HR leaders.

In this Q&A, LynnAnn talks about her career, what drew her to this role, and what challenges are top of mind for HR leaders.

Get to know McLean's vice president of HR Research, Learning & Advisory Services. Karen Mann is a seasoned HR professional celebrating 30 years of service in HR, a dedicated career mentor, and a passionate “forever student” committed to growth and learning in the ever-evolving world of HR.

In this Q&A, Susanna Rothfuchs talks about her career, what drew her to this role, and what advice she would give to new HR leaders.

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