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!
After 5 years with the same company, an employee makes the difficult decision to take a new opportunity. This decision is not made lightly; there are many factors to consider. The time spent at the current organization has been great; however, there is no room for growth. After talking with his family, this employee accepts … Continue reading It’s Most Important to Have the Conversation
I love the start of a new client relationship. It’s exciting to start digging into a business; you never know what you’ll find. I particularly enjoy learning about an organization’s culture, especially when the organization has never had formalized HR before. It is so interesting to talk with owners and managers about the good, the … Continue reading It’s Not Them…It’s You!
I recently completed my first BigTen 10K (virtual) race. Here’s the before shot: I have to say it felt pretty good; I was proud of my accomplishment. Due to weather issues, I had to do it on a treadmill, but it worked well. Not particularly fast (1:20:06) but slow and steady. Here’s the after shot: … Continue reading It’s OK to Slow Down
True stories… Manager: One of my employees is really upset about the pandemic and the furlough. She’s very worried about her co-workers losing their jobs permanently. She seems to be having a lot of anxiety and is often flustered. I’m hearing from others that she said she feels like a panic attack is coming on. … Continue reading Employers – the Pandemic is an Opportunity and You’re Missing It!
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I am a do-er by nature. When I was growing up, my parents did things themselves – home repairs, projects, you name it. If my mom could make it and not have to buy it, she did. They both grew up that way (mostly out of financial necessity). Now, I am not nearly as handy … Continue reading Take Action!
The state of Ohio announced that masks/face coverings would be required for all employees and consumers in conjunction with the state’s re-opening plan. A bit of an uproar ensued. The mandate was then changed to a ‘recommended best practice’. During the daily press briefing, a reporter asked the Governor if the government would be getting … Continue reading Compliance in the face of a pandemic: at what point can adults be trusted to act like adults?
I am loving all of the stories of generosity and selflessness during this unprecedented time – companies shifting gears to manufacture PPE, individuals donating large sums of money to help employees maintain income, organizations choosing to delay/reduce/refund payments to allow people to keep more money in their pockets, etc. At the end of the day, … Continue reading Quarantine Musings
In these strange and uncertain times, I choose to remain positive. I tend to be a ‘glass half full’ gal anyway and I appreciate that quality now more than ever. So, let’s look on the bright side of this whole thing – For the next couple of weeks, we GET to stay home. We’ve been … Continue reading I Choose Positive
I’m frustrated. It’s a tough time in our country. Priorities are all over the place. I was recently reading an article in HR Magazine (Spring 2019) about the skills gap (yes, I’m a little behind.) While I agree with the basic premise, I feel we have to go further, go deeper. There’s a lot of … Continue reading We Have to Ask the Right Questions