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!
Can we please normalize ridding our world of the phrase ‘job hopper’?!? It’s ridiculous. Are we really going to put a negative label on, ridicule, and criticize people who make career moves that best align with their aspirations and values? Who take advantage of opportunities to provide for their families? I have had several different … Continue reading Job hopper!?!
2022 – wow, what a year! Ups, downs, twists, turns…truly one for the books. Choosing a ‘word of the year’ has been a recent trend – one that I have embraced. For 2023, I have chosen the word ‘connection’. My 2022 was chock-full of amazing experiences with fellow HR people. I spoke at various conferences … Continue reading Connection
Scenes from Elf the movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UggyEAjSBY I love Christmas. The holiday season is awesome, and I strive to enjoy every minute of it. I find joy in decorating my house, choosing the tree, seeing the lights and blowups in my neighborhood – it all puts a smile on my face and fills my heart. … Continue reading Presents are my Favorite!
November 26th is Small Business Saturday. (It is also THE GAME – OHIO STATE v. XICHIGAN!) As many know, small business is near and dear to my heart. I have dedicated my career to supporting the small business community, and I love that we now dedicate a day during the holiday season to highlight this … Continue reading Ode to Small Business
On Monday, we had a beautiful night for trick-or-treat. Even though my girls have outgrown the tradition, we love passing out candy to kids and seeing all the cool costumes. This year there was a young man dressed in a Detroit Tigers baseball uniform! (This is a rarity in Central Ohio. We gave him extra … Continue reading This past week has been awesome!
My September is off with a bang! The first half of the month has been wonderfully busy and fun!! First, I took my sister and my oldest daughter to see Lady Gaga in concert. A-MA-ZING! I love concerts and I have been to a lot of them. This was one for the books. The energy … Continue reading Gaga, Kentucky, and a podcast – oh my!
Today is National Bloggers Day! I honestly did not know that was a thing until today. Wishing all the bloggers out there a wonderful day!! I am taking this opportunity to reflect on why I started my blog in the first place. At Orangetheory, one of the mantras is ‘remember why you started.’ This helps … Continue reading Why I Blog
Since the announcement of the Roe v. Wade decision being overturned, I have been struggling. Thinking back on the events of the past 2.5 years – pandemic, George Floyd, the election, January 6th, ‘don’t say gay’, Ukraine, shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Roe v. Wade – a common theme stands out…intolerance. Why? Why all the … Continue reading Why All the Intolerance?
I talk to myself. A lot. I admit it. I have for years. I did it today; I was prepping for a direct feedback conversation with a team member. That’s when it hit me – the years of talking to myself has all been for a reason. On May 25th I had the pleasure of … Continue reading Now I Understand Why I Talk to Myself
Words are important. Our words are very powerful. I don’t think we are always conscious of how strong our words can be and the affect they can have. In HR, there are some words I would like to remove from our vernacular. Here are my top 3 and why they need to go: Job hopper … Continue reading Words