HR Maverick

Kayla Farber

Kayla is the Chief Innovation Officer at Hero Culture, where the passion is to create company cultures of retention using the power of personality.

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

The truth is that taking time for you is not selfish. It is the best thing you can do for your team. You have to fill your own cup before you have anything to give.

Employee Social Media Takeover

The social media content scramble is a real struggle. Where do you go for carefully curated content? What is an impactful way to shift your audience demographic or increase your reach? A social media takeover may be the solution you need!

Grandfathering

While there are many choices to ponder when it comes to selecting or changing benefits, grandfathering doesn’t tend to come to mind (despite its importance). What are grandfathered benefits and should you consider it in your business?

Minimum Wage

With the admirable aim to prevent the exploitation of workers, minimum wage laws are an ever-evolving and an ever-important area of legal compliance. But for those with no experience, where does one even begin? Here’s what you need to know.

Biweekly Pay

With pay frequency, everyone has something to say. The company says “less,” the employees say “more,” and the state laws have a few words to say as well. As 36.5 % of U.S. private businesses pay their employees every two weeks, biweekly pay is a great middle ground. Let’s find out if that’s the best fit for your business.

Safety Training

Safety training: what’s required, what isn’t, and what isn’t required but really seems like it should be? The good news is that bridging the gap between your staff and a safe work environment is simple: a proper safety plan with safety training as the framework. To take a closer look, let’s see what makes a safety training effective versus safety training that doubles as paid naptime.

Unboxing Experience

You’ve been watching the mail eagerly for a solid week, checking the mailbox more than once a day. Whether you’re awaiting the arrival of a new piece of tech, supplies for a beloved hobby, or the newest book in your favorite series, we’re all familiar with the unique excitement that comes along with the unboxing experience. Now imagine how engaging it would be if you emulated that same experience as your new hire “unboxes” your company. Here’s how.

Hiring Gen Z

They are Gen Z, Zoomers, the “digital natives.” Called by many names, their adaptability, motivation, global awareness and fresh perspective is increasingly valuable for employers but… where are they? Let’s take a look at how we can meet this generation where they are and become the workplace they’re searching for.

Induction

The value of a first impression is hard to argue. Companies find that strong induction processes improve new employee retention by 82%. With only 12% of employees reporting a strong induction program at their company, this may be the improvement you’ve been looking for.

Learning Curve

The idea of a learning curve isn’t new. Organizations can capitalize on this information and reap the benefits of more accurate projections, less staff stress, and an increased production rate.

Employee Incentives

Employee incentives inspire, encourage, and motivate. However, incentives aren’t one size fits all. What makes a comprehensive incentive program versus one that blows up in our face? And how can we tell the difference?

Benefits Manager

Benefits play a major role in attracting and retaining talented workers—maybe just as important as compensation. You can’t afford to sit on the sidelines when it comes to selecting and negotiating a comprehensive benefits package. So what does a Benefits Manager do, exactly, and why are they increasingly important?

Work-Life Coordinator

The term “work-life balance” is a buzzword. With the increasing complexity surrounding office, remote and hybrid work, work-life balance seems like a disorienting pipe dream! That is, unless you have a work-life coordinator (WLC) at the helm. With a WLC at your company, employee pain points are addressed as they gain access to programs that improve their quality of life, but they aren’t the only ones who benefit.

Employee/Employer Flexibility

How can we nurture employee flexibility and implement workplace flexibility without bending over backward (pun intended)? It’s no secret that the importance of structured work hours and a physical office is waning as the emphasis has shifted to getting the work done… even if it’s done at home on the couch outside the hours of 9 to 5.

ADHD in the Workplace

“We’re all a little ADHD right?” “I’m so ADHD sometimes!” We’ve all heard statements like these before. Though usually said in good humor, damaging statements like these downplay one’s struggles, no matter how good the intention. All while pointing a glaring spotlight on some widely accepted (and incredibly inaccurate) stereotypes surrounding this invisible disability. But what is ADHD really and what does it look like in your workplace?

Masking Emotions in the Workplace

We’ve all heard the saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink.” In the case of emotional masking, the horse insists that they just had a drink at home, and in fact, they couldn’t drink another drop. The issue is that dehydration is still harmful, even when ignored. So how can the Human Resource “cowboys” show the “horses” that it’s safe and totally okay to need water?

Workplace Injury

When the unthinkable happens, do you have a plan in place? Some injuries in the workplace cannot be avoided and when they occur, they can impact peace and morale. Can something so potentially disruptive have the least amount of impact? Yes! Having a well-thought-out plan in place is the perfect place to start.

Company Labor Day Celebration

As your head is spinning with the millions of things on your plate, it becomes so easy to keep it simple: give them a half day, have a meal catered, or maybe even have the managers BBQ for their team (if they can be bothered that is). If this day is specifically geared towards the celebration of Laborers, how can you ensure your workers’ labor does not get glossed over by “just another” potluck?

Instagram Recruiting

Recruiting quality candidates is an evergreen challenge for HR professionals everywhere, and one of the newest opportunities comes with social media. If you’re considering dabbling in social media recruiting, keep reading to learn about Instagram’s potential and how to get started with it.

Reneging

Perhaps you’ve had this happen to you: a candidate spends many hours convincing you that they are dependable, reliable, and exactly what you are looking for, and then leaves you and your organization high and dry when you offer them the position. This is reneging, and we must understand why it happens in order to prevent it and respond appropriately.

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