Jess Huckins

Jess Huckins is a content producer at Workhuman. She launched the Workhuman Book Club and writes white papers, checklists, video scripts, and other content, focusing primarily on the data fueled by gratitude and recognition. Jess lives in Salem, Mass., where she enjoys adventuring outdoors with her two border collies.

  • How gratitude amps up belonging and civility in the workplace

    How gratitude amps up belonging and civility in the workplace

    How do we create a workplace where people feel seen and included? Take employee recognition out of a hierarchical structure and empower everyone to express gratitude and call out good work.

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  • Humans of HR: Meet Robin Schooling, managing partner of HR and people strategy at Peridus Group

    Humans of HR: Meet Robin Schooling, managing partner of HR and people strategy at Peridus Group

    We chat with Robin about creating human workplaces, helping entry-level and front-line employees, and why honesty and fairness are the future of HR.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: "The Cure for Stupidity" by Eric M. Bailey

    Workhuman Book Club: "The Cure for Stupidity" by Eric M. Bailey

    Connection and communication are vital to our experience as humans. Getting these right isn’t easy, but it is based in science – brain science.

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  • New insights on performance management in the future of work

    New insights on performance management in the future of work

    Traditional performance management – a process during which employees may receive an annual performance review and small pay raise – is falling out of favor.

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  • HR Tech 2019: Human apps are the future of HR technology

    HR Tech 2019: Human apps are the future of HR technology

    Author and consultant Jason Lauritsen will join Workhuman customers to talk about how successful organizations are using human applications to meaningfully connect employees at work.

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  • Humans of HR: Meet Natalie Egan, CEO and founder of Translator

    Humans of HR: Meet Natalie Egan, CEO and founder of Translator

    Natalie Egan (pronouns: she/her/hers) is the openly transgender CEO and founder of Translator, a startup that builds diversity and inclusion software for corporations, schools, and nonprofits.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: "Mastering Civility" by Christine Porath

    Workhuman Book Club: "Mastering Civility" by Christine Porath

    While most people go to work with the best intentions in terms of treating others with humanity, many of them fail. It’s usually not malicious, but we get wrapped up in the reality of the workplace.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: performance management insights from Jason Lauritsen and M. Tamra Chandler

    Workhuman Book Club: performance management insights from Jason Lauritsen and M. Tamra Chandler

    Last Friday, Jason and Tamra joined us for a Twitter chat to talk about ratings, the contingent workforce, the future of performance, and working more human in every aspect of performance management.

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  • Humans of HR: Meet Sarah Brennan, founder and principal at Accelir Insights

    Humans of HR: Meet Sarah Brennan, founder and principal at Accelir Insights

    Sarah never planned to go into HR. Her first on-campus job was in career services and observing her fellow students’ struggles to find jobs made her begin thinking about a better approach to HR.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: talking trust with David Horsager

    Workhuman Book Club: talking trust with David Horsager

    In our Twitter chat with David last week, he took questions on vulnerability, meetings, remote workers, interviewing candidates, and other areas of business where trust – and humanity – are vital.

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  • Webinar: Continuous Performance Management Tips from CAE

    Webinar: Continuous Performance Management Tips from CAE

    Lisa Stedel-Smith from CAE and Rosette Cataldo from Workhuman will demystify the continuous performance management journey and share steps you can take to prepare your culture for the transition.

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  • Humans of HR: Meet Victorio Milian, HR Consultant

    Humans of HR: Meet Victorio Milian, HR Consultant

    Victorio is a consultant at Humareso and in his day-to-day he is the HR director of a not-for-profit preschool for kids with special needs. We chat about how he helps those around him work human.

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  • Mindfulness, Motivation, and More Human Workplaces

    Mindfulness, Motivation, and More Human Workplaces

    In this week's episode of Workhuman Radio, we chat on the logic behind people-centric organizations, how recognition contributes to culture, and mindful feedback’s role in performance management.

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  • [VIDEO] The Magic of Gratitude at Work

    [VIDEO] The Magic of Gratitude at Work

    Sit with difficult emotions. Re-define happiness. Build your gratitude muscle. These are just a few tips we learned from Nataly and Lauren in last week's Workhuman Book Club Facebook live event.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: "Happier Now" by Nataly Kogan

    Workhuman Book Club: "Happier Now" by Nataly Kogan

    Happiness isn’t just an emotion, but a skill that can be honed. Nataly teaches us how to develop “daily anchors” – small habits that help us to cultivate our emotional health, resilience, and joy.

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  • Humans of HR: Meet Sabrina Baker, Founder of Acacia HR Solutions

    Humans of HR: Meet Sabrina Baker, Founder of Acacia HR Solutions

    Sabrina helps small businesses and startups with legal compliance, culture, and employee engagement. We chatted with her intentional leadership, trust and autonomy, and being mindful at work.

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  • The Science Behind the International Day of Happiness

    The Science Behind the International Day of Happiness

    Happy companies perform. The 2019 Global Happiness and Well-Being Policy report includes new data on how LinkedIn's social recognition program drives employee retention and performance.

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  • Celebrated 2019 Speakers Making Headlines

    Celebrated 2019 Speakers Making Headlines

    Our speaker lineup for Workhuman 2019 is one of the best we’ve ever had. And we’re not the only ones who have noticed – our keynote and breakout session speakers have been making a lot of headlines.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: "No Ego" by Cy Wakeman

    Workhuman Book Club: "No Ego" by Cy Wakeman

    Your organization may have an ego problem when you find yourself spending time trying to engage employees and working to get their buy-in on decisions over which they have no real say.

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  • Humans of HR: Meet Dawn Burke, HR Consultant

    Humans of HR: Meet Dawn Burke, HR Consultant

    For our first Humans of HR post, we chat with Dawn about what working human truly means and what she sees for the future of human resources and employee engagement.

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