Reopening Your Business

This video interview discusses some considerations for companies, people managers, and individual employees as we evolve to a Next Normal

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Work in the Next Normal – Some Key Considerations

Like many of you, I have followed the never-ending flow of opinions and guidance about reopening business as COVID (hopefully) recedes.  My objective here is to boil much (but not all) of the public material down into 3 key categories: What does this mean for individual employees? What does it mean for managers of people?…

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Preparing for the New Normal – A Video Interview

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Chad Betz on the subject of considerations in planning to reopen your businesses. Please see below: Wondering about how to reopen your business safely? Contact me at ken@somershrsolutions.com or +1 508-507-1207

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Vaccinations Are Here! – What You Need to Know to Drive Your Business

Vaccinations Are Here!  – What You Need to Know to Drive Your Business Welcome to our second post in the series on Common Sense People Management for Small to Medium Businesses Return to “normal” planning As we write, the pace of vaccinations is accelerating and some optimism is returning but new infections and hospitalizations are…

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Analytics and Human Resources Leadership of the Future

I recently had the fun opportunity to participate in a panel discussion about HR Analytics and how it is reshaping the future of the Human Resources profession. I was the designated practitioner on the panel and my role was to keep us grounded in the realities of leading HR functions on a day-to-day basis.   This…

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HRBP & COMPENSATION Center of Excellence – IT’S COLLABORATION TIME

This post in our series about HR Business Partners introduces the need for Business Partners to collaborate in support of delivering optimal client solutions. It has been co-authored with my friend Lukasz Mytnik.  Luk has spent most of his recent career in Compensation and Analytics Center of Excellence (COE) roles.  He is now an HR…

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Who’s on First – Talent Acquisition or HR Business Partners?

Introduction One of the more common friction points in many Human Resource organizations is the tension between front-line HR Business Partner (HRBP) and the Talent Acquisition (TA) organization.  In this blog post, we will present some ideas for how these teams can work together more effectively.  Our approach is based on experience and what we…

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