I recently learned about the #GratitudeChallenge and I eagerly signed up when the invitation came to my inbox. What’s not to love about putting some extra energy toward gratitude? I received the daily email prompts and tried to give some thought to each exercise. Unfortunately, the timing just wasn’t great. I am generally a very … Continue reading My Gratitude Challenge
The truth is that all companies need HR. But not all companies need the same type or same amount of HR. The laws are in place for all, so compliance is an issue across the board. At some point, all companies will need to hire. Some may do it once a day, others maybe once … Continue reading Outsourcing is NOT a 4 Letter Word!
It’s been a week and a half since I boarded a plane out of Las Vegas heading for home. I applaud those who had their post-conference blog posts knocked out within hours of the final session. For me, I need a bit more time to process. I’ve done that and I’ve created a post-conference to … Continue reading My Post-SHRM21 To Do List
Like many fellow HR practitioners, the COVID-19 global pandemic has brought a lot of challenges. And stress. And heartache. And quite frankly, a bit of anxiety. It all came screaming back to me recently. I had to take my youngest daughter, Emily, to be tested for COVID this past weekend. Again. The first time was … Continue reading Let Go and Let God
The way we terminate employees deserves attention too. And respect. Even though an employee is leaving, they’re still a person and they should be treated as such. After nearly 20 years in HR, I’ve learned a few important points on how employee terminations should be handled: 1. Terminations are not solely HR’s responsibility – I … Continue reading Can we please discuss the employee termination experience?
It is such an interesting time in our country. The labor issues we are experiencing in the U.S. are not exclusive to our country. I witnessed them first-hand in Mexico. I recently took my family to Cancun for a long overdue, much needed vacation. We just needed to get away. And it was fantastic – … Continue reading Do people want to work?
I absolutely love Chick fil A. They are the epitome of customer service. This past Friday, I took my daughters to get dinner. As we pulled in, rain started coming down. Wet and cold, the staff was beyond friendly and eager to help. Throughout the pandemic, Chick fil A has been the place to go. … Continue reading A Tale of Two Companies
The nervous nellies, the blamers, the finger pointers – you know who I’m talking about. Those employees/co-workers who display bad behaviors because they are traumatized from previous experience. You can spot them a mile away. They are constantly playing the game of CYA. It’s sad, really. Why do employees feel this way at work? I’ll … Continue reading Debunking Workplace Myths
Approach is Everything I recently had a harrowing experience with a Facebook group. I have a daughter with autism and I had a question, so I posted it to a FB group geared toward parents and caregivers. About 30 minutes after I posted, I was deeply sorry I did so. I deleted the post and … Continue reading Approach is Everything
The title’s a little dramatic but I wanted to get your attention. President Joe Biden addressed the American people two weeks ago and outlined the beginning of his initial priorities as he takes office. One of the key issues is the federal minimum wage – the proposal is to increase to $15.00 per hour. While … Continue reading $15.00 Minimum Wage – It’s Time to Take Drastic Measures
Unprecedented. These uncertain times. Unexplored territory. When I started thinking about what my final post of 2020 would be about, I took great pause to consider various topics. How to possibly put this year into words? And to that end, what do I really want to say? There will be 10,000+ HR blog posts about … Continue reading The Gifts of 2020
Today is November 24, 2020. I had a client ask me today what the ‘COVID pay’ is and how it works. What?!? Are you freaking kidding me? If you are a business owner or leader today, you do not have the luxury of not paying attention. There are so many moving pieces and parts right … Continue reading You Have to Pay Attention