Posts By: Jennifer Payne

2015….Welcome to the Future

By now inevitably you’ve seen some sort of media coverage detailing how the “Back to the Future” franchise got it both wrong and right.   That’s right, the future is here. In the second installation of the 80’s trilogy, Marty McFly travels to the far-distant future of 2015.  Or at least the 1985 version of…read more

Resolutions vs. Real Change

  I’ve decided that I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions.  By their very definition, they seem to imply grand sweeping changes that we’re going to make, starting on January 1st of each year.   There’s nothing wrong with setting goals for yourself, as long as you put in a little work and…read more

Happy Holidays from Women of HR

In the spirit of the holidays, Women of HR is taking some time off to enjoy the season with our family and friends. Thank you to all of our readers for coming back again and again throughout the year. You help to make our community what it is.   We appreciate you, and wish you…read more

A Day of Rest and Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. so we’re taking the day off. To our U.S. readers, enjoy your day with family and friends, turkey dinners, and football…..or however you choose to celebrate. To our readers elsewhere, have a great day and great weekend ahead. Where ever you are, whether you’re celebrating the holiday or…read more

Snowstorms, Resilience, and Gratitude  

    I just lived through one of the craziest weeks and weather experiences I can remember.  You see, I live in the Southtowns of Buffalo, NY.  And for anyone who may have missed the story, we were just pounded with one heck of a snowstorm.  Yeah, I know, you may say “It’s Buffalo, why…read more

Service Awards – Relevant or Passe?

There was a time, not very long ago, when service awards as part of most companies’ recognition strategy was the norm.  Employees were regularly honored for a certain number of years of commitment to the organization with anything from a certificate, to a trinket, to the opportunity to select from a catalog of a variety…read more

HR Tech Wrap Up: Key Takeaways for HR Practitioners #HRTechConf

Earlier this week I talked about my initial impressions of this year’s HR Technology Conference – how upon arriving back home and beginning to process everything I learned I was left feeling a bit overwhelmed, and how that feeling is actually a positive thing.  If you missed that post, you can check it out here. …read more

HR Tech Wrap Up: Overwhelmed and Loving It #HRTechConf

It’s about a week and a half since the 2014 version of the HR Technology Conference wrapped up in Las Vegas.  I once again had the opportunity to attend as part of the social media & blogging team, my second time attending the full conference.  I continue to be impressed by the sheer size of…read more

Happiness vs. Complacency – #NYSHRM14

  “If you limit yourself to what’s comfortable, you deny yourself what’s possible.”   This week I’m at the 2014 New York State SHRM Conference in my hometown of Buffalo.  At the time I’m writing this, we’re about three quarters of the way through the conference and have seen four of the five keynote speakers. …read more

Technology and Data: Friend, Foe, Or…

I often draw inspiration for posts from articles in Time Magazine.  It’s fun at times to examine a trend or phenomenon in the world or popular culture and try to relate it back to human resources, business, or the workplace.  In the past I’ve opined about women as breadwinners and mindfulness in the workplace to…read more