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SHRM Highlights Kushner in HR Storytellers

Kushner & Company President and CEO Gary Kushner was recently highlighted in SHRM’s video series HR Storytellers.

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Posted on October 31, 2017 by Ian Thrasher

SHRM 2015 Preview, The Changing Nature of Work and The Worker: 4 Global Trends Impacting HR Strategy

Preview Gary Kushner’s SHRM 2015 presentation, “The Changing Nature of Work and the Worker: Four Global Trends Impacting HR Strategy.”

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Posted on June 22, 2015 by GARY B. KUSHNER, SPHR, CBP, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Today’s HR Professional - Internal or Outsourced?

In today’s world, an HR professional should be a partner with the organization’s C-Suite to help find solutions for the complex process of ensuring each member of the organization is doing the right job for his/her skill set and bringing the highest value to the organization. Through the use of well thought-out HR programs, policies and cultural fits, these goals can be accomplished.

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Posted on April 20, 2015 by JOEL KUSHNER, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

HR Key to Nonprofit Capacity Building

As with many for-profit companies, nonprofits are beginning to emerge from the great recession and are now focusing on “capacity building” initiatives – many of which reside in the Human Resources realm.

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Posted on September 02, 2014 by BEN COHEN, CEBS, PRACTICE LEADER, HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS

What Organizations Need Now From Human Resources

In HR, we’d like to think we’ve evolved since the days of “personnel” and that we’re more than just pencil-pushers and company compliance commandants. However, unless we truly can integrate our HR strategies with the organizational strategies, we’ll be doomed to floating on Redemption Island.

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Posted on August 25, 2014 by JOEL KUSHNER, SPHR

Unhappy Thinking About a Chief Happiness Officer

A recent article in Inc. magazine highlights the idea of a Chief Happiness Officer. I can say with certainty that I’m not waiting in line to get on the “Chief Happiness Officer” bandwagon. The entire concept is so absurd that I experienced an unpleasant visceral reaction reading an article advocating for the position recently. Having over 25 years of professional experience as a manager, small business owner and strategic HR consultant focusing on employee engagement, I am compelled to raise the flags of reason and common sense around this bizarre notion.

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Posted on August 11, 2014 by JOHN FARNER, SENIOR ORGANIZATIONAL ADVISOR

Better Solutions Provide Better Results

In a recent issue of HuffPost’s The Blog, Josh Bersin writes that “Simplicity is the Next Big Thing.” He describes how overly complex HR systems and designs are hindering employees’ work and life balance. However, many of his examples appear to be straw men, easily dispensed.

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Posted on July 02, 2014 by Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO

How To Speak CFO: A Primer For HR

Bill Tincup is a brilliant writer on all things HR. This informational (and very funny) piece informs HR professionals how to speak and understand CFO-ese. A great read!

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Posted on April 30, 2014 by Gary B. Kushner, SPHR, CBP, President and CEO

Transformation in Action: Moving from Traditional HR to Strategic HR

Prior to the 1970’s, the “Personnel Department” existed to hire, fire and handle disciplinary issues. It was strictly an administrative role with no involvement in broader organizational strategic direction or planning. Over the past 40 years, the function has slowly evolved into the Human Resources Department of today. The new name is much more meaningful (and accurate) as it captures the concept that people represent the organization’s talents, skills and expertise. Employees and their strengths are the “resource” that drive the engine of the company whatever the product or service may be. Savvy employers know how to tap into and develop this resource to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Savvy employees know when they have a great job with an employer who encourages career path development and embraces a culture of continuous improvement, learning and accountability.

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Posted on March 10, 2014 by John Farner, Senior Organizational Advisor

Transform the Workplace

Congratulations, you’ve survived the economic downturn! Now you’re ready to prepare your organization for long awaited growth and prosperity. The challenge may be that you’ve had to slash headcount and infrastructural expenses. You’re alive but potentially badly battered. How do you rebuild in a way that doesn’t recreate the issues that you’ve had to overcome?

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Posted on January 30, 2014 by David Bowman

Executive Coaching: A Path to the Next Level

Many leaders today are turning to executive coaches to help them assess where they are and how they are being perceived, design learning experiences that best match with their needs, and provide the one-on-one support that is tailored to the leaders’ very specific needs.

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Posted on August 02, 2013 by Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR

The Arrogance of Competence

Jim Collins said that the enemy of great is good. Similarly, I believe the enemy of mastery is competence.

At the Masters Series at the INSHRM Conference in Indianapolis I’ll be talking about “The View from the Top”—what it means to be a strategic human resources professional. The session on August 29 will focus on the issues faced by senior-level HR professionals and CHROs.

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Posted on July 30, 2013 by Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR

The Real Challenge in Creating Cultures of Accountability

There’s been a lot of talk about creating cultures of accountability. Leaders want their teams to pick up the slack and don’t want to have to tell their people every little thing that needs to be done. Leaders want their teams to be empowered to jump in and take charge when appropriate, and to move the company forward without being told every step of the way.

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Posted on July 17, 2013 by Cathy Fyock, CSP, SPHR, Senior HR/Business Advisor

What Makes a Productive Employee?

In her recent post, Donna Fuscaldo states “a happy employee equals a productive one,” but perhaps more accurately, an engaged and motivated employee equals a productive one. Happiness is a subjective emotion that comes and goes. The more important goal is the pursuit of meaning, accomplishment, and sense of productive belonging

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Posted on July 08, 2013 by David Bowman, Chief Operating Officer

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