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.
Warning! Are You Hindering Your Employees' Creativity?
Innovation

Warning! Are You Hindering Your Employees' Creativity?

Four ways to keep innovation alive as your company grows
Being a Trusted Leader: What You Need to Know As Your Company Grows
Trust

Being a Trusted Leader: What You Need to Know As Your Company Grows

The first step is to avoid any "us. vs. them" mentality.
6 Overlooked Ways Small Companies Can Compete for Big Talent
Inspiring Your Team

6 Overlooked Ways Small Companies Can Compete for Big Talent

Sure, you can't attract talent with salaries matching those of the tech giant down the street. But you may have something of value that tech giant will never have.
The Secret Way Big Companies Hire Via Employee Referral
Referrals

The Secret Way Big Companies Hire Via Employee Referral

Secret No. 1 is culture: If a company is terrible to work for, employees won't wish it on their worst enemy -- let alone someone they like.
Mobile Recruiting: Here's the Guide You Can't Live Without
Mobile Apps

Mobile Recruiting: Here's the Guide You Can't Live Without

Mobile recruiting is a great tool; but one wrong move, and a serious hiring mistake could be made. Here's how to avoid that.
'People Analytics' Can Save You From Costly H.R. Mistakes
Analytics

'People Analytics' Can Save You From Costly H.R. Mistakes

Here are five of those mistakes, just to start. Interested yet?
How to Stop Unconscious Bias Before It Starts, Against the People You Hire
Inspiring Your Team

How to Stop Unconscious Bias Before It Starts, Against the People You Hire

Research shows that candidates who are different from an otherwise homogenous group of finalists stand little chance of getting hired, even if they are the most qualified.
5 Things the Best Leaders Do Every Day
Leadership Qualities

5 Things the Best Leaders Do Every Day

Start by recognizing your staff members for their good work. And do it in public.
5 Things Preventing You From Being Transparent
Transparency

5 Things Preventing You From Being Transparent

By seeing how others have missed the mark, leaders can be on the lookout for similar problems in their own companies.
Employee Motivation Has to Be More Than 'a Pat on the Back'
Motivating Employees

Employee Motivation Has to Be More Than 'a Pat on the Back'

Accountability leads to ownership, which improves the connection between employees and their work.
The 3 Performance-Management Mistakes You Need to Stop Making
performance management

The 3 Performance-Management Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Leaders want to change their performance-management strategy. They're just unsure how to do that. Here are some ideas.
5 Easy Ways to Relieve Your Overworked Employees
work hours

5 Easy Ways to Relieve Your Overworked Employees

Are your staffers working overlong hours? Disabuse them of the notion that that's the way to get ahead.
Micromanagement Is Murder: So Stop Killing Your Employees
Micromanagement

Micromanagement Is Murder: So Stop Killing Your Employees

A new study shows that jobs that are both high-demanding and give employees less control are associated with a 15.4 percent increased chance of death.
5 Ways to Cut Back on Meetings That Don't Matter
Meetings

5 Ways to Cut Back on Meetings That Don't Matter

One survey found that employees would rather watch paint dry or endure a tooth canal then attend a boring meeting.
This is What You Need to Do in the Wake of the Overtime Injunction
Overtime

This is What You Need to Do in the Wake of the Overtime Injunction

Even if the rule does not go forward, taking the time to review duties and employment status at your company can still benefit you.