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  • Workhuman Live Session Spotlight: 3 Thought Leaders You Need to Know

    Workhuman Live Session Spotlight: 3 Thought Leaders You Need to Know

    Each of these speakers will open your mind to new, purposeful ways of creating a connected and high-performing workplace.

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  • [Updated] The Official Workhuman Live Reading List

    [Updated] The Official Workhuman Live Reading List

    At Workhuman Live, May 11-14 in San Antonio, the world’s leading thinkers on creating a human workplace are convening – and many of them are published authors.

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  • What Is a Regenerative Organization?

    What Is a Regenerative Organization?

    A regenerative organization grows its employees into innovators by building a culture where anyone can bring forward radical ideas. It thinks beyond the current quarter, year, and even decade.

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  • Rosa Parks: A Legacy of Diversity, Inclusion, and Workplace Humanity

    Rosa Parks: A Legacy of Diversity, Inclusion, and Workplace Humanity

    Continuing our Black History Month series, we chat with Susan Reyburn, senior writer and editor in the Library of Congress Publishing Office, about Rosa Parks' lifelong commitment to equality.

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  • How to Find Hidden Gems and Future Leaders Using the 'Wisdom of the Masses'

    How to Find Hidden Gems and Future Leaders Using the 'Wisdom of the Masses'

    A peer-to-peer employee recognition and continuous performance management platform can help colleagues drive each other’s performance and shine a light on previously unknown leadership potential.

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  • Random Acts of Kindness Day: 11 Characteristics of a Kind Leader

    Random Acts of Kindness Day: 11 Characteristics of a Kind Leader

    Kind leaders have a sincere desire to help an employee become their best self and create strong relationships with their teams, colleagues, and stakeholders.

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  • Recognition: The Bridge Between Diversity and Inclusion

    Recognition: The Bridge Between Diversity and Inclusion

    Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat, the civil rights movement, the building of the NMAAHC, and navigating the minority experience are all rooted in a desire to belong and be recognized.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: "Broadcasting Happiness" by Michelle Gielan

    Workhuman Book Club: "Broadcasting Happiness" by Michelle Gielan

    No one has to wait for HR to create a positive work culture. This book provides ways for each employee and leader to create positive work environments by changing behaviors and mindsets.

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  • Working Human: Autonomy Leads to Employee Engagement

    Working Human: Autonomy Leads to Employee Engagement

    In “Drive,” Daniel Pink shares four concepts that can help organizations build autonomy into their culture.

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  • Workhuman Joins Unilever's Accelerating Agile Event

    Workhuman Joins Unilever's Accelerating Agile Event

    Derek Irvine, senior vice president, client strategy and consulting at Workhuman, will speak about how crowdsourced pay can unlock hierarchy and be the enabler for agile ways of working.

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  • Black History Is Being Made Every Day

    Black History Is Being Made Every Day

    Let us not forget that not all history makers are well-known. Not all “firsts” are in the news. Not all heroes wear capes. Not all heroic gestures are grand.

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  • Want Employees to Love Their Jobs? Bring More Romance to Work

    Want Employees to Love Their Jobs? Bring More Romance to Work

    All of us could use more romance at work – if we see “romance” as a celebration of emotion, authenticity, imagination, purpose, and gratitude.

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  • The Cost of Doing Nothing (It's More Than You Think)

    The Cost of Doing Nothing (It's More Than You Think)

    Do you need help getting buy-in from internal stakeholders who claim there are too many other initiatives to focus on recognition right now? Here are five ways recognition indecision is costing you.

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  • Q&A: Top 5 Trends for Savvy HR Leaders in 2020 – and Beyond

    Q&A: Top 5 Trends for Savvy HR Leaders in 2020 – and Beyond

    From investing in pay equity to being an advocate for change and keeping up with AI, we answer your questions on the key trends shaping the HR industry.

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  • What Cats, Harry Potter, and Google Can Teach Us About Contrarian Thinking

    What Cats, Harry Potter, and Google Can Teach Us About Contrarian Thinking

    Ozan Varol shares some practical tips – like “beware of process” and “have a beginner’s mind” – that remind us how innovation can result from a simple shift in perspective.

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  • Can Rocket Science Prevent Herd Thinking?

    Can Rocket Science Prevent Herd Thinking?

    In an exclusive Q&A with Ozan Varol, we discuss learnings from rocket science’s successes and disasters and why it's so difficult to speak your mind in an organization that rewards herd thinking.

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  • Culture Is Best Built From Day One

    Culture Is Best Built From Day One

    Culture is the starting point for all other employee programs and waiting until it is a problem before addressing it means you are starting from a negative place that can impossible to pull out of.

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  • Humans of HR: Meet John Baldino, Founder and President of Humareso

    Humans of HR: Meet John Baldino, Founder and President of Humareso

    We chat with John about the gaps he sees in HR, why we shouldn’t frown upon “boomerang employees,” and how encouraging critical thought can improve our workplaces – and the world.

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  • Purpose Is the Foundation for Working Human

    Purpose Is the Foundation for Working Human

    There’s a direct connection between organizational goals, employee performance, and purpose.

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  • Webcast: Top 5 Trends for Savvy HR Leaders in 2020 – and Beyond

    Webcast: Top 5 Trends for Savvy HR Leaders in 2020 – and Beyond

    Get predictions and insights on what the next ten years will bring in the areas of pay equity, AI, D&I, and performance management.

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