HR Maverick

Steven Farber

I spent much of my working life in a whirlwind of uncertainty wondering when I would find a career that would make me happy. After spending 23 years trying to find that ‘dream career’ I came to a sobering conclusion.

I realized that I wasn’t looking for a career, but for a purpose and that I would never be happy until I figured out what that purpose was. After a long hard road of trial and error, I concluded that my purpose, the very activity that brought me happiness was when I could bring that happiness to others first. Removing the vast amounts of uncertainty this life can bring for others and replacing it with true peace of mind, gave me my much sought-after peace of mind.

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

My clients who work in Human Resources are all heroes of mine. From wearing hundreds of hats with miles of paperwork to do to the time they take to influence positive work culture every day. These fine individuals constantly astound me.

No other position, save maybe the CEO himself juggles the amount of impactful work that you do. Thank you.

Workplace Celebrations

Do you have a company celebration that your employees love? If not, it might be time to start one! The benefits of the celebrations go beyond the enjoyment of the celebration itself. Your employees gain intangible rewards from the group events, whether they take place during work or after hours. Understanding the benefits of the company celebrations helps you justify spending the time and money on the events.

Employer Value Proposition

If you are interested in talent acquisition and retention—and what HR rep isn’t?—take a look at your Employer Value Proposition. It’s important to understand what it is, how it works, and how you can use it to your benefit if you want to attract the best talent.

Work From Anywhere

In a world where people are always on the go, it is not surprising to see that more and more companies are adopting a work from anywhere (WFA) policy. WFA is a workplace policy that allows employees to work wherever they want – providing they can perform their jobs. Initially, tech companies that wanted to be more competitive in recruiting and retaining employees adopted WFA policies. But now, even traditionally office-centric businesses like law firms have begun opening up their doors with this new way of working. This article will take you through some of the benefits an employer has when implementing work from anywhere policies into its company culture.

Absence Management

You want to support employees’ needs and wellness, but you’re also aware that everybody needs to come to work consistently for the company to be successful. Fortunately, there are some tried-and-true best practices HR professionals can use to put an effective and fair absence management policy into place.

Employee Financial Wellbeing

Employee financial well-being can be the difference between having an effective workforce with high productivity or one that struggles with turnover rates and lack of motivation. What is financial well-being and how should your company go about educating your employees to better handle their money? This article covers in-depth tips on implementing financial well-being programs, and the benefits of doing so in your company.

Employment Cost Index (ECI)

This article explores the three main reasons to leverage the employment cost index to the benefit of your business. Read on to learn what the employment cost index is and how your business can utilize it.
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