Tess Taylor

Tess Taylor is the Founder and CEO of HR Knows

How to stay positive at work when everyone else is negative

There are two types of people: those who wake up each morning eager to start the day and those who absolutely dread what the day has in store. Which kind of person are you? Do you often find it difficult to find the positivity in your work day, or maintain a sunny outlook once you […] Read more…

Corporate Wellness Ideas for the Workplace

As we head into the late autumn and winter months, more human resource managers are preparing for not only the usual cold and flu season, but also the annual employee benefits open enrollment (OE) period. This is an opportune time to create more awareness around employee wellness both in and out of the workplace. Fortunately, […] Read more…

10 Things You May Not Know About Me

Ever get one of those social media paste-and-fill-out quizzes that asks you to share some personal and often random information about yourself? Sure, we’ve all seen these and while they can be hilarious, they can also be a fun way to learn more about our friends and colleagues. But, this got me thinking that this […] Read more…

The Coaching and Leadership Development Connection

Recently, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Human Capital Institute (HCI), two organizations that have set the standards of leadership development, released the findings of their joint study calledĀ Building a Coaching Culture with Millennial Leaders. This ground-breaking report highlights how coaching is directly connected to the success of new leaders in the workplace. Over 670 […] Read more…

Engaging more employees through social media communities

Recently, I came across a webinar I had hosted in 2012 when I was the content manager for an employee benefits enrollment SaaS company — on the topic of Social Media Best Practices in HR. At that time, I was enthusiastic about the emerging use of social networks in human resources and wanted to guide […] Read more…

Think you might want to work in HR? You gotta love people first.

This summer marks my 20th year in the human resources industry. It’s hard to imagine that I earned my degree in HR, eager to make a difference in the lives of working people THAT long ago. A lot has changed over the last two decades for many human resource professionals. We’ve gone from being stuck […] Read more…

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