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Promoting Your CHRO: A Strategy for National Recognition

Promoting Your CHRO: A Strategy for National Recognition In today’s dynamic and interconnected world, a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) can contribute significantly more than just their internal role. By projecting their expertise, insights, and core values, they can earn national recognition and become champions for change, contributing to the organization’s reputation and the broader…

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Connect & Grow: Mary Williams, SPHR

I’m back with the “Connect & Grow” series, this time introducing a truly inspiring figure, Mary Williams, who has quietly revolutionized the HR landscape with her dedication, expertise, and remarkable approach to empowering others. Mary holds strategic experience as an HR and Operations Executive and has made significant strides in the HR community through her…

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Pronouns: The Hidden Superheroes of Language and Identity for Today’s Business Professionals

Laurie Ruettimann is a workforce expert, author, and podcaster. Please check out the homepage for her most recent books, podcasts, LinkedIn courses, and newsletters.   Pronouns never stop making the news, eliciting strong reactions from business professionals in leadership positions who may not fully understand what they are and how they function in our language. …

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Connect & Grow: Donald Knight

I’m back with our “Connect & Grow” series, featuring remarkable HR leaders making a difference in our ever-evolving industry. Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you to my friend Donald Knight, an Atalnta-based executive with a proven track record of driving results and transforming organizations. Donald is currently the Chief People Officer at Greenhouse Software, leading…

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