Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman

Career and Workplace Expert; Founder and President, Come Recommended
Waldorf, Md.-based Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager and president of Come Recommended, a content-marketing and digital-PR consultancy for job-search and human-resources technologies. She is the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle.
Why Everyone Hates Onboarding (and How to Make Everyone Love It)
Onboarding

Why Everyone Hates Onboarding (and How to Make Everyone Love It)

In a recent survey, 91 percent of managers said their organizations did not do onboarding well. Isn't it time for a change?
Why You Need to Avoid Hiring That Potentially Toxic Rockstar
Toxic Employees

Why You Need to Avoid Hiring That Potentially Toxic Rockstar

That 'perfect' candidate may be a disaster. Five strategies for screening him (or her) out.
Have You Heard? Office Gossip May Actually Be a Good Thing.
Employee Feedback

Have You Heard? Office Gossip May Actually Be a Good Thing.

Five ways to support (healthy) gossip at your company, to encourage openness.
4 HR Priorities You Need to Focus on This New Year
Human Resources

4 HR Priorities You Need to Focus on This New Year

Employers need to focus more on creating a culture in which roles are defined and communications are open.
4 Ways to Get Employees Moving After the Holidays
Productivity

4 Ways to Get Employees Moving After the Holidays

Pressure to get year-end tasks done is the top thing employees dread about returning to work. What are you doing about it?
4 Ways You Can Get Ready for a Part-Time Workforce
Schedules

4 Ways You Can Get Ready for a Part-Time Workforce

Benefits, scheduling and communications are some of the things you should start thinking about now.
4 Signs of a Terrible, Toxic Boss
Control What You Can

4 Signs of a Terrible, Toxic Boss

Ever gone to your boss with a 'great idea,' only to have him or her toss off an 'I'll think about it' and completely ignore you?
5 Ways to Make Your Employees Your Greatest Brand Advocates
Marketing Strategies

5 Ways to Make Your Employees Your Greatest Brand Advocates

An employee-advocacy program can be a powerful thing.
4 Essentials for Setting Up Remote Workers to Succeed
Managing Remote Teams

4 Essentials for Setting Up Remote Workers to Succeed

Employers can't realistically assume office staff will make the switch to working from home without training.
4 Reasons Employees See a Bleak Career Path and Quit
Motivation and Retention

4 Reasons Employees See a Bleak Career Path and Quit

People won't look for another employer if they are confident they can work their way to a better job where they are.
4 Ways to Train Employees Effectively
Employee Training

4 Ways to Train Employees Effectively

Without the right combination of technology, hands-on attention and follow up you can't be confident what is taught today will be remembered tomorrow.
Employees Only Meet Expectations When They Know What's Expected
Managing Employees

Employees Only Meet Expectations When They Know What's Expected

Survey data reveals employees want managers to tell them how their work fits into company strategy but those conversations are the exception, not the norm.
The 4 Elements of a Frank Conversation With Employees About Pay
Salaries

The 4 Elements of a Frank Conversation With Employees About Pay

Engagement improves when the teams knows they are paid fairly by objective standards.
4 Ways Diverse Teams Can Boost an Employer's Brand
Workplace Diversity

4 Ways Diverse Teams Can Boost an Employer's Brand

Surveys find that top job candidates overwhelmingly prefer working on diverse teams.
4 Answers You Need Before Firing Your Problem Employee
Problem Employees

4 Answers You Need Before Firing Your Problem Employee

It's baffling why promising people undercut their success by exasperating their teammates.