In episode 145, Coffey talks with Karen Cunningham about recent HR news around whether layoffs are “a failure of leadership” and “fear” of returning to the office. They discuss recent layoffs; employee loyalty, engagement, and management; balancing regular and temporary employees; the pros and cons of remote work; how leaders can be more intentional in a remote environment; and “overemployment.” Here are some of the news items they discussed:  
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Karen Cunningham

Karen Cunningham

Karen Cunningham is Principal Consultant and President of Intrust HR. Karen is a senior human resources leader with a work history that illustrates strong strategic management skills, extensive experience and knowledge in human resources, and a career focused on creating value for organizations through the effective development and delivery of HR programs and practices tailored to fit the client’s unique needs. Karen has supported organizations of all sizes and in numerous industries. She is certified as a senior-level HR professional with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). In addition to Karen’s 25+ years navigating the ever-changing world of human resources, she is actively involved in her community through civic, nonprofit, educational and professional boards and committees. She is also a member of two service organizations.


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