It may be a taboo topic in some respects, but I still believe lines of professionalism are alive and well. Becoming harder to see and more blurry, perhaps, but still there. There are just some things you do and do not do in your professional world. Social media, for example. I do not ‘friend’ clients … Continue reading Can We Talk About Professionalism?
A friend came to me wanting to talk about making a career change. He had been in his current field for a while and he didn’t particularly care for the company he was working for, he felt the field was moving in a bad direction, he wasn’t being compensated according to the market, etc. When … Continue reading Want to be happy at work? Find your two P’s – Purpose and Passion!
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
Today is July 22, 2019. 3 months to my 40th birthday (eek!) 40 days to college football kickoff (Go Buckeyes!) 23 days until my kids go back to school (hallelujah!) I have a lot of countdowns going on right now; a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks and months. The thing I've … Continue reading A little perspective…
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!
Where are all the good people? I scheduled 8 interviews this week and only 2 showed up – what gives? Why doesn’t anyone want to work? These damn millennials… Why does every person I hire have some kind of serious emotional problem? If only I could solve the current struggle for talent…I would be one … Continue reading Now Hiring!?@#*&%!
Have you seen these signs in your workplace? I was meeting a manager at a client site for the first time and I honestly had a hard time concentrating on the introduction. Everywhere I looked, these signs were screaming at me – ‘Nap Team Captain’, ‘Lack of Planning on Your Part Doesn’t Constitute an Emergency … Continue reading Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
While most blog posts are aimed at employers, managers, and/or HR professionals, this is one is for the employees. Everyday you wake up and you go to work. And everyday you have to make the decision if you are on that’s employer’s bus or not. Are you in or out? I recently had an employee … Continue reading Ode to Employees: Mirror mirror on the wall…who’s the real problem?
I was so honored to be featured on Episode 57 of the HR Social Hour podcast! Please check out the episode and sign up for more - Jon and Wendy are doing great work on this platform!! https://hrsocialhourpodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-57-jon-wendy-talk-to-christie-engler/
All of a sudden, I find myself as one of the oldest employees in the office. I’ve been used to being one of the youngest for so long. It’s weird but I’m trying to seek out the positives. It can be a tough spot – I’m a little older, more experienced, and I do know … Continue reading A personal reflection – my age and place at work