Julie Cook Ramirez

Julie Cook Ramirez is a Rockford, Ill.-based journalist and copywriter covering all aspects of human resources. She can be reached at hreletters@lrp.com.

This bank CHRO is pioneering a ‘people-first culture’

HR Honor Roll winner Barbara Kennedy of Western Alliance Bank brought HR into the 21st century, while navigating a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Can non-traditional workers help fill your open jobs?

Faced with record job openings, employers are increasingly turning to under-tapped labor pools.

How to embrace the new world of hybrid work

Hybrid plans should be an opportunity for 'future-forward design,' not just a 'return to work,' says HR Tech keynoter Josh Bersin.

One year after George Floyd’s death, what’s changed for HR?

In the aftermath of George Floyd's murder, HR ramped up their DEI initiatives, but have they succeeded in moving the needle on racial injustice?

Here are the ins and outs of the new SEC disclosure rules

Experts say the regulations provide both challenges and opportunities for HR.

Here’s how HR can lead a ‘culture renovation’

i4cp’s Kevin Oakes has penned a new book that he says offers a blueprint for making sustainable culture change.

How this HR exec built the function from the ground up

American College of Surgeons’ CHRO Michelle McGovern, a 2020 addition to the HR Honor Roll, relies on strategic partnerships to build a world-class HR function.

What this former Twitter exec learned about HR

Seasoned HR executive Lynee Lucque is transferring those experiences to another tech start-up.

How should HR handle political talk in the new workplace?

Experts say open and respectful conversation is key to maintaining civility.

Are you hiring for these new pandemic-related jobs?

Experts say temperature takers and contact tracers will be common at many newly reopened workplaces.

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