Ben Brooks

Ben Brooks is the founder and CEO of the career development platform PILOT. Share your reactions to this column on LinkedIn or @benbrooksny. He writes the monthly Coach's Corner column for HRE.

Brooks: Did 2021 finally break HR?

Reflecting on a year filled with dramatic change, challenge and chaos that may reshape HR forever.

2022 development objectives for success in hybrid, remote world

Why every employee, manager and executive needs to 'rebuild their swing' in order to succeed in the coming year.

Are you developing employees to succeed in hybrid, remote work?

This remains a 'massive blindspot' for too many organizations, expert Ben Brooks writes.

Brooks: HR, it’s time to go big on your budget requests this year

With all the new expectations for HR, leaders should be asking for the investments they need.

Brooks: Why HR pros owe themselves a mid-year rest and reset

Burnt out and exhausted HR teams deserve a break.

Brooks: Why every part of HR needs to step up for LGBTQ employees

Every function of HR needs to step up if employers want to offer more than hollow virtue signals.

Brooks: Can a hybrid work model succeed–or will it flop?

Hybrid work models appear to be the new normal, but is HR actively shaping the employee experience in this new context?

Brooks: Is your organization prepared for the Second War for Talent?

Why HR must prioritize retention over recruiting to win this war.

Brooks: How good are you at making ‘the ask?’

If HR leaders want to drive real change, they must develop one of the most important skills in life: advocating for oneself (and for one’s department!).

Brooks: Hire smart, fire fast

Nothing says more about an employer’s HR function and its impact than who joins and who leaves an organization.

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