HR Maverick

Wendy Kelly

Wendy was featured on an episode of our HR Mavericks podcast!

Wendy N. Kelly, MSHRM, PHR, SHRM-CP

Wendy is a HR professional with over 10 years of HR experience in education and health care, both in the private and non-profit sector. She is the owner of KHRServices, a full service HR management agency. She is also SHRM and HRCI certified, serves as a HRCI Ambassador, and voted 2021 Most Inclusive HR Influencer.

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TV Recruiting

As the fight for talent looms, you may want to consider an unconventional way to recruit: television (TV) recruitment. Continue reading to learn what TV recruitment is and how it can benefit your organization.

Diversity Workplace Events

There are many studies that show teams are more efficient and productive when they are diverse. Improve your organization’s productivity, engagement, and awareness with workplace diversity events.

Racism in the Workplace

Many believe that racism does not exist within the workplace but it is alive and well. How is this possible when there has been much progress to combat racism? Read further to learn more.

DEI

The summer of 2020 sparked the conversation around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). DEI became a buzzword of the year, and organizations ramped up DEI efforts. As an HR professional, it’s your responsibility to lead the charge on this issue. If you are intimidated by it, you are not alone. To learn how you can make a difference, continue reading.

Revenue per Employee

Do you ever wonder if your organization is utilizing your employees efficiently? Are you unsure if or how to measure it? Let’s explore the Revenue Per Employee metric and how your organization can apply it to increase the bottom line.

Hurricanes

No one likes to consider the possibility of natural disasters, but we know preparation is key. If your company is located in hurricane territory, you need to plan ahead. Read further to learn why it is important for your organization to prepare for a major storm such as a hurricane and the steps to take to do so.

Life Insurance Policy Benefit

Many organizations offer employee benefits such as medical, dental, and vision. However, have you considered offering life insurance as a benefit? In this article, we will explore what life insurance is and whether or not your organization should offer it.

Golden Handcuffs

Maybe you’ve heard the term golden parachute, but have you heard of the term golden handcuffs? Let’s explore what golden handcuffs are, the pros and cons of implementing such a strategy and how to create one.

Human Resources (Intro to HR)

Ever wonder how and when human resources started? Look no further. Read on to learn more about the field of human resources, how it evolved, its history, how it is changing and more.

Future of Work

How do you make sure you adapt to the constant changes in the workplace to keep your company competitive and your employees satisfied? The “future of work” is the proactive study of how work will shift in the next decade due to changes in society and technology.

Reverse Recruiting

It is easy for your organization to get left behind when you’re not keeping pace with the latest approaches to attracting talent. That is why you should consider reverse recruiting. Read more to learn what reverse recruiting is, it’s benefits and more.

Salary Budget

Ever wonder how your company handles payroll planning? An employee’s salary is a large part of your organization’s compensation package and budget. In this article you will learn why your organization’s salary budget is important and how to create a salary budget.

Salary Basis Test

Federal law states that all employees are considered eligible for overtime pay unless they meet certain requirements for exemption. Continue reading to learn more about the qualifications and requirements for exemption.

Employee Burnout

Have you ever felt burned out at work? If so, you know the difficulty of performing well while feeling that exhaustion. Employee burnout is a problem that can affect anyone in any role at any company. Being able to spot the early warning signs of employee burnout can help you prevent negative impacts for both your employee and your company. Don’t fall into the trap of misinterpreting your employees’ burnout as something else.

Signing Bonus

As the fight for talent continues, more employers are offering sign-on bonuses to get employees through the door — even those companies that traditionally didn’t before. Signing bonuses are a way to help your organization incentivize against competing offers to a candidate. Let’s explore why a signing bonus may work for your organization.

Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA)

The future is unpredictable, but what we know for certain is that prices on housing, services and goods are likely to increase. Employers often account for inflation through Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA). Let’s explore what a COLA is, when you might consider making one, and how to make that decision.

Illegal Question

The hiring process can be challenging. The process of advertising a job posting and filtering resumes is lengthy. When it comes time to interview, you need to ask the right questions to determine if the candidate is qualified, but you also must be wary of asking the wrong questions. Let’s explore the dos and don’ts of interview questions.

Employee Wellbeing

As an HR person, you are responsible for organization-wide functions—but you are also an employee. You have first-hand experience of wellness, or the lack of wellness, at work, and how it impacts your productivity and satisfaction with your job. Research confirms that the wellness of your employees directly relates to the success of your company. Read on to learn how you can implement an effective wellness program.

Workplace Tour

Outreach is a constant but rarely recognized part of HR work. You need to reach out to future potential employees and to the community you are a part of. Hosting a workplace tour is one way to accomplish both of those goals. Let’s look at how to plan and facilitate a great tour of your company’s facilities.

Benefit Enrollment Form

Paperwork: nobody likes it, but it’s a necessary evil. Well-designed forms get you the information you need in a way that is easy for your employees to complete. Enrollment managed improperly can mean a host of problems for both the employee and your organization. Let’s look at what to include and how to make things as easy as possible for everyone.

Employee Retention

You spend a lot of time and effort to recruit and hire the right people for the right job—only to have them leave after a couple of months. Or perhaps you lose long-term employees who take great skills and knowledge with them. Either way, turnover is expensive and frustrating.

There are many reasons employees contemplate leaving an organization, including lack of work-life balance, professional development or accountability; inadequate pay; and the feeling of being undervalued.

Let’s explore what employee retention is, why it is important, how to measure it, and how to start an employee retention program.
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