Gratitude is a rare thing to receive in human resources. Traditionally, HR’s role in many organizations was to do their best to keep up with paperwork and other tactical requirements of compliance issues, leading employees to see HR as disciplinarians and leadership to see HR as an obstacle to overcome.
But now that HR has the technological bandwidth to handle these compliance tasks, employees and leaders are expecting more. HR has to strike a balance between three competing roles: employee advocate, strategic partner, and compliance facilitator. The workforce continues to put emphasis on wanting to work for companies that will invest in their professional development, and companies are constantly in a battle for top talent. This puts HR in a unique position—they become the bridge between their leadership’s vision and the employee experience, doing their best to protect the organization and support everyone’s future in it. The new HR professional can’t just react to issues—they need the knowledge and tools to become a strategic resource for their organizations.
Join Libby Mullen from BizLibrary and Cassie Whitlock from BambooHR as they discuss how HR professionals can balance the demands of legal, leadership, and employee concerns. We’ll cover four key facets where HR’s efforts will be the key factor in producing desirable results, like increased employee engagement, higher productivity, and strong company culture. With this new mindset, HR will finally have the time, know-how, and buy-in to focus on the human side of human resources.
Director of Human Resources at BambooHR
Cassie started her career in the accounting world but working with small and medium sized companies, the HR function was always handed to her. She loves the intersection of business and humans, and believes that when companies focus on the human aspect of their people, the people in turn focus on the business needs. She enjoys her work most when she can take her talents in data, processes, and human psychology to make someone's day better. She believes that strategy is accomplished in the details of how you manage the daily tactical items. A quick humor and a thoughtful, listening nature are the mark of her leadership style. She views her team as part of her family and enjoys working hard with them, while they all learn, grow, and execute on business-critical initiatives.
Director of Talent Development & Culture at BizLibrary
Libby loves helping employees realize their maximum potential. Libby has over 25 years of experience in Education, Training, and Business Consultation, both in the Higher Education realm and the Business Sector. Building positive partnerships, solving business challenges creatively, and developing the strengths in others are what make Libby tick. She is a fervent writer, an experienced public speaker and is most passionate about life-long learning.