Martha Finney

Martha Finney is HRE’s Advice from the Top columnist. She is a lifelong HR career trends watcher and best-selling author or co-author of 26 books on HR career management, leadership and employee engagement. Her passion for the HR profession has given her unique access to CHROs, current and past, who trust her with their most powerful insights into what it takes to build a world-class HR career destined for the C-suite. She can be contacted via LinkedIn or at

How to Speak Truth to Power

Speaking truth to power isn't always easy, but, for HR leaders, it's essential.

Discovering the Scope of HR’s Influence

We asked HR leaders: “When did you first realize that HR has the potential to be hugely impactful?”

How Do You Keep Your Sense of Humanity in HR?

People are hard to deal with, which is why burnout is such a challenge in HR.

How Do HR Professionals Get in Their Own Way?

HR leaders need to focus on possibilities for their organizations, not just preventing problems.

How Do You Sustain Your Passion for HR?

HR leaders must nurture a sense of curiosity and compassion to avoid professional burnout.

3 Ingredients for an Epic CEO/CHRO Relationship

The ability to say no is just one of the keys to an effective CEO/CHRO relationship.