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.

How to choose the right collaboration tools

An onslaught of digital tools has flooded the market. What factors go into choosing a platform?

Why do D&I initiatives so often fail?

And what can HR leaders do about it?

How companies are putting ex-offenders back to work

Low unemployment and the desire for a more diverse workforce are leading employers to do what was once unthinkable: hire the formerly incarcerated.

Is #MeToo harming women’s careers?

The movement seems like a major step forward for women, but a new study found a slew of negative consequences that could set women’s careers back.

Should employees be given social media breaks?

Some employers are designating specific times for workers to scroll social media.

Why on-demand pay is in demand

Some employers are turning to on-demand-pay apps to help employees living paycheck to paycheck.

No-Match Letters: Have You Gotten One?

The SSA is notifying thousands of employers of a records mismatch. Here’s how to respond.

Do Your L&D Leaders Need a Jumpstart?

Learning leaders are charged with overseeing the development of the workforce, but how are they tending to their own developmental needs?

How to Get a Handle on Specialty-Drug Costs

With specialty drugs accounting for an ever-increasing portion of total spend, plan sponsors are employing creative cost-cutting strategies.

Here’s What You Need to Know about the EEOC’s Pay-Data Rule

Following a three-year reprieve, companies must now comply with the Obama-era regulation.