Jen Stroud

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Post date: January 28, 2016
Can you imagine arriving for your first day of work, full of excitement and eager to dive into your new responsibilities, only to discover everyone has apparently forgotten you were coming?   Sounds like the premise of a TV sitcom, but sadly, that's exactly what happened to me several years ago....
Post date: February 11, 2016
What could you accomplish if you didn't have to spend nearly 12 hours every week on mundane administrative tasks like replying to emails, answering phone calls, and updating spreadsheets? What strategic, high-value projects and initiatives would you be able to devote your energy to? The common...
Post date: May 19, 2017
Recently, I had a conversation at the birthday party of my five-year-old daughter’s friend. I spoke with other parents about how different kindergarten is today compared to when we were 5 years old. As I recall, and as my mom confirms, kindergarten used to be about learning our shapes and colors,...
Post date: February 4, 2016
HR is a people business. We help our people deal with a wide range of issues and problems, from simple tasks such as asking for vacation days to the complicated and very emotional challenges life throws at us, both at work and at home. We strive to establish one-on-one relationships because we want...
Post date: March 17, 2017
I once worked for organization where most employees exiting said their reason for leaving was because it was just too difficult to be an employee there. Wow! Too difficult to be an employee? As HR professionals, we hear concerns about managers, pay, or even leadership as reasons people leave. Those...
Post date: September 21, 2016
If you ask a human resources professional why they got into HR, most of them will tell you that they enjoy working with people and engaging with business operations, not how much they enjoy replying to emails and updating spreadsheets. However, as we spin cycles in an attempt to simply keep up with...
Post date: January 19, 2017
When it comes to providing top of the line service for employees, HR leaders understand all too well the complexities involved. From developing key employment strategies and initiatives to managing benefit plans and technology investments, today’s HR executives are responsible for ensuring that all...