My own interpretation of the world of HR chock full of charm and snark for your reading enjoyment!

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I live, breath, eat and sleep human resources because I absolutely love interacting with people in the professional world.

On this website, I want to share those experiences with you. You'll find every category of my blog listed below with a few sample articles for each category. Enjoy your reading!

Human Resources

Before sexual harassment makes it to the workplace

July 30, 2019

Before we experienced sexual harassment at work, we experienced it somewhere else.

What do your employees even do?

July 19, 2019

My inbox and timeline are consistently filled with employee engagement tips. Every day I get something from a vendor or two trying to pitch an HR Tech tool to solve employee engagement or a white paper on effective employee engagement strategy. No matter how well written or how well thought out these tools are, they […]

Would your employees hire you?

March 19, 2019

I enjoy a good conference, and I especially enjoy a good speaker who is reinforcing things I agree with in a room full of thousands of people. I realize that means I’m participating in a self-serving conference experience and not necessarily something that pushes me out of my comfort zone and grows me professionally, but […]

Conferences

Only 48 hours

June 26, 2018

Like most of the #SHRM18 attendees and bloggers I have a lot of thoughts to share with you all from the sessions I attended, but one has constantly been running through my mind since Wednesday. What if you only had 48 hours to respond to the biggest opportunity of your lifetime? This question came from […]

The first time I tweeted

June 24, 2018

Hot off the heels of #SHRM18 and I have to share that I’ve been quite sappy about it! First reason being because Chicago is where it all started for me. #SHRM13 was the first time I was invited to be a part of the bloggers team and I was absolutely overwhelmed with the experience. I […]

#SHRM18 Speaker Spotlight: Pamela Meyer, PhD

June 14, 2018

I took some time to chat with Pamela Meyer, Ph.D about her #SHRM18 session Agility Shift: People Practices, Models and Metrics to Create a More Agile, Competitive Organization. Her session title caught my attention because ‘Agile’ is a term that comes up often in my recruiting work and I’ve always been interested in how we […]

Recruiting

Why’d you wear that?

October 22, 2019

I recently had a chance to catch up with some of my favorite local HR friends and let me just go on record now, that doesn’t happen enough! After catching up on other areas of life we did the usual: swapped weird stories, dissected everything around the one employee we can’t seem to make happy, […]

Take it easy on job seekers

January 20, 2019

Changing jobs is a highly stressful experience for us humans. Even positive changes can bring about uncertainty, but yet too many people on the hiring side of the desk treat this like a chance to tell people they aren’t good enough or don’t follow directions. I personally think we need to offer a lot more […]

You might be surprised

January 15, 2019

At a previous job, a high school internship program was something no one wanted to oversee. One of the issues we had with it was that it came from the top down and we were like “um, we have enough stuff to do, but thanks anyway.” Another reason we were not interested is because we […]

Miscellaneous

Send it back

January 29, 2019

You cannot fix a communication problem by ignoring it. The first time I experienced communication problems at work was at my afternoon job in high school. I had a boss who would tell me to do something, I would go do it, and then she would freak out asking me why I did what I […]

Sometimes, you’re just tired

January 27, 2019

As I’m sitting in front of the computer to crank out a blog post tonight I have to tell you, I’m tired. I created a list of 33 topics for this exercise to get back into my writing and I’ve probably only done about half of those topics. I’ve had other things come up that […]

I don’t have WiFi, so F-U

January 25, 2019

Tonight I’m struggling to get my daily writing done because I have limited resources. I’m kicking it back to a blog post that I still stand by: the screw you fund. I’ve learned that sometimes we need to be removed from a situation to realize that it was shady. Having an F-U fund will help […]

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