HR Maverick

Katie Bahr

Katie is currently studying at BYU, with a HRM major and Statistics minor. She works there as an HR research assistant and also works as an HR Generalist at a local company, and both jobs provide her with a wide variety of experiences. Katie’s passion lies in HR and People Analytics, where she can discover and use data to help everyone understand and improve the workplace for a universal benefit.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

HR can seem daunting, but find what you are passionate about in it! You’re not there just to solve people’s problems, but to protect them and create the best experiences possible.

Gender Equality

(Scholarship Finalist)

People, businesses and societies have been striving for gender equality for many years. Human resource leaders and professionals are uniquely positioned to make a difference. What’s your role in promoting equality at your company? Keep reading to better understand what gender equality is and how to be an equality leader in your organization.

Human Capital Management (HCM)

Employees are not just part of an organization, they should be at the heart of everything you do. Human capital management ensures just that by enabling leaders and HR to strategize their employees’ experiences, creating a better workplace and more productive employees.

Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)

Have you ever filled out an I-9 form and wondered why it’s required? This article explains what the Immigration Reform and Control Act is, its purpose, how you are obligated to comply with it, and more. That I-9 form is not only a bureaucratic or legal requirement; it protects jobs and prevents discrimination.

Hiring Manager

We all know that whom you hire is the most critical predictor of organizational success. A hiring manager might be part of the HR department or might not, but they are central to bringing the best people to your company. If you aspire to this role, continue reading to learn what a hiring manager does and how to become one.

People Analytics

Do you want to understand your workforce better and be an asset to leadership? People analytics helps you discover and implement ways to improve the health and success of your workforce while taking a leadership role in supporting company performance.

Employee Leadership Development

Why should you worry about employee leadership development? Because it will affect your financial bottom line, keep your top employees, and affect your business performance, all for the better. This article will explain what leadership development is, what the benefits are, and what you can do to help your employees become leaders.

Employee Recognition

Have you ever been in a leadership meeting when the word “morale” is mentioned and everyone looks at you? Recognizing employees for work well done is a rewarding and important part of HR.

Implementing an effective employee recognition program can improve retention, employee satisfaction, production quality, finances, work ethic, company culture, morale, and even more. Let’s look at how and why to create an employee recognition program, even on a small budget.

Employee Discipline

Disciplining employees is often one of the hardest parts of human resource work. Having a clear and well-defined progressive disciplinary policy not only protects your company, but shows your employees that you create a culture of trust and honesty.

Resume Screening

The average recruiter spends 23 hours screening resumes for a single hire. Do you want to know how to decrease that time while also making sure the candidates you interview are the best fit and most qualified?
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