Robin Hardman, founder and president of Robin Hardman Communications, writes work-life and HR-related communications for organizations of all sizes. Among her specialties is helping companies write successful submissions for “best employer” awards, including Working Mother Media’s “100 Best Companies” and Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For.” An inspired and original writer, Hardman provides writing tips and insightful workplace stories here on Huffington Post (become a Fan!) and in an award-winning blog on her website, www.robinhardman.com and shares good work-related content by smart people on Twitter. Hardman launched her career many years ago at Work/Family Directions (now WFD), the pioneering provider of corporate dependent care resource and referral services. Hired to research and write parent guides to child care regulation, she went on to create and manage the growing company’s communications department, expanding her knowledge and understanding right alongside the burgeoning young field. Hardman eventually left Work/Family Directions to join Families and Work Institute, the renowned work-life think tank, where she ran the media and marketing departments and contributed to the planning and development of such landmark research projects/publications as the 1992 and 1997 National Studies of the Changing Workforce and Reframing the Business Case for Work-Life Initiatives. Since launching her own business in 1999, Hardman has created or contributed to employee work-life, benefits, diversity and organizational change communications; training materials; marketing and recruitment materials; non-profit newsletters; media packets and organizational awards applications—helping to tell the story for dozens of satisfied clients, from global corporations to “mom and pops.” Need help with a writing project? Have an idea for a story? Get in touch!