EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

HR Acuity Launches empowER™, Professional Online Community Created Exclusively for Employee Relations Practitioners

HR Acuity | January 15, 2021

HR Acuity, the solitary technology platform explicitly worked for employee relations and examinations the board, announces the launch of empowER™, an expert online local area made only for employee relations specialists. It is the sole master local area serving this market, expanding upon the scope of the grounded Employee Relations Roundtable people group, established by HR Acuity in 2015.

"As employee relations leaders move through the recovery and rebuilding of their organizations this year, community and collaboration have never been more important," said Deborah J. Muller, Founder and CEO of HR Acuity. "The employee relations community came together in 2020, sharing knowledge to help one another lead their teams through the pandemic, manage workplace activism and forge new paths for diversity, equity and inclusion. We are proud to launch empowER to formalize that collaboration and offer expertise to employee relations leaders everywhere."

The empowER community was propelled by the HR Acuity Employee Relations Roundtable, a one-of-a-kind gathering that unites senior employee relations leaders from associations like Adobe, Google, LinkedIn, Nike, TIAA, Qualcomm, Workday and Verizon to interface, connect and share practices, cycles and experiences identified with employee relations and the employee experience.

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McLean & Company Launches HR Strategy for Industry to Build Leadership Capabilities for Today's Environment

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The annual employee performance appraisal doesn’t have to be so hard. This video is a step-by-step guide helping both managers and employees get ready to write, deliver and receive a useful and positive employee performance appraisal. Most people would rather get a root canal than participate in an annual employee performance appraisal

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