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Kayla Naab

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Kayla Naab (she/her) is a branding & content consultant and business journalist. She is also a remote work advocate who cares about workplace inclusivity and culture. When she isn’t doing digital things, Kayla can be found road tripping the US, taking nature photos, and making art.

The parts make up the whole.At least, that’s what they tell you when you take a group acting class.Movies, TV shows, and stage productions are not objects, stagnating in history. They’re moving, breathing organisms built by a team of people who are committed, skilled, and cooperative. Your company is that way and so are the projects you engage in. That’s why you need a different kind of team building exercise—the cooperative kind. In team building,…

HR changes on a dime—it always has. There’s a misconception that HR practices are outdated or under-updated and in ways, that can be true. However, you know better and so do we. HR is at the mercy of constant technological change and a constant flux in the way job seekers browse and candidates apply. Work and life are so inextricably linked, in fact, that HR generalists must be adaptive to net-new expectations of the work-life…

87% of HR leaders have slated employee longevity and retention as a high or critical priority for the next five years. Are you among them? Longevity is more important than ever as job seekers and passive candidates become even more selective about where they want to work. As we’ve consistently studied the negative impact of employee turnover, it’s no surprise that we’ve collectively reduced our focus on guerrilla recruitment, in favor of a finessed and…

How do we quantify the value of human resources? As our leaders make business decisions and invest budget in the various functions of the company, why is People Ops so important to reinvest in and keep top of mind? People experts see the value in lowering their employer turnover rate and maintaining morale, but how does that impact revenue and other bottom-line goals? While the historic functions of HR are cemented in quantifiable value—the legal…

When a new term or phrase emerges into the business sphere, we can be quick to assume it’s fleeting. New trends, buzzwords, and best practices emerge overnight and we’re left to wonder what’s real. We invented, over-adopted, and grew sick of vague phrasing like “disrupting the industry” or “crushing it” while stressing over the potential impact of new concepts like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Many things that create a buzz are just that,…

Whoa, recruitment is tough. Once upon a time, recruiting job applicants was a more streamlined process: Post the job, wait for the flood of interest, cull resumes, and begin screening the most qualified few. This process was already rigorous and unpredictable. However, an ever-changing landscape of work and business, the increased influence of technology, and an astonishingly fluid economy at-large have made things more challenging. HR in 2020 is going to be very, very different. A…

What informs your company’s culture? Is it the way you work, the way you communicate, or the work you do? Is your culture formed by the people who work there, the policies you put in place, or the people you serve? Culture is affected by all of these facets of business, but at its heart, culture is a product of the people. Employees are the bricks that build your company, the builders of those bricks,…

We’re all starting to realize that remote work is more than just a nice-to-have work perk. Hiring remote employees—whether as a part of an all-remote team or not—can bring unique perspectives and learning experiences to the table. The real perk is for these smart and agile companies that have tapped into the immensely talented global workforce of remote employees. In fact, whether you have a vision impairment (me ✋) or you’re just an average Joe…