"Empathy is not a soft skill. It’s a business skill. It’s what drives inclusive workplaces, enabling people to work cooperatively with others who have very different experiences, preferences, styles and opinions. And it’s HR’s job to strengthen empathy in the workplace—to close the gap."

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & Chief Executive Officer, Society for Human Resource Management and Author, RESET: A Leader’s Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval

"If you’re in the position to determine, when or how people come back to the office, it’s essential to ask ‘Where’s your sweet spot?’ and support individual workers in finding that sweet spot."

Andrew Mellen

President, Andrew Mellen, Inc.

"When everyone got sent home during the pandemic, it was a time to redesign what we all need."

April Simpkins SHRM-CP, PHR

Chief Human Resources Officer, Totalhr

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