Posts By: Jennifer Payne

Gratitude

The month of November and Thanksgiving holiday are a natural time to reflect on those things for which we are thankful.  Not that thanks and appreciation should be limited to just one month per year, but it’s when it becomes front and center for many.  Amongst being thankful for friends, family, security, and a roof…read more

HR Technology….Why Should I Care? #HRTechConf 2013

I had the opportunity to attend the HR Technology Conference for the first time last week.  It took place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from October 7 – 9, and for thousands who are active and influential in the HR technology space, it’s an annual pilgrimage anxiously awaited for the opportunity to see, hear…read more

Singlehood, Childlessness, and Career

I was recently flipping through the stations on TV and stumbled across the 1997 “chick flick” Picture Perfect. For those not familiar, this particular movie stars Jennifer Aniston as an aspiring ad agency professional who finds her career, despite her obvious talent, slightly hampered by the fact that she’s single. Her lack of attachment (no husband, kids, or mortgage) is the basis of her boss and the agency’s fear that she’ll develop relationships with key clients and then leave, taking those clients with her elsewhere, without a second thought. She feels so hampered that it prompts her to concoct a story with a fake fiancé and wedding plans to prove her “commitment to the firm;” her plans to settle down reaffirm that she is in no hurry to make a move anywhere else.

Happy 4th of July

It’s Independence Day here in the U.S. so most workplaces are closed in honor of our national holiday.  Women of HR  is joining them and taking the day off.   To our U.S. readers, have a happy and safe holiday with family, friends, or however you choose to celebrate.   To our readers elsewhere, have a great day…read more

Closing Thoughts From #SHRM13 – On “Becoming More”

For the next week, as thousands of HR professionals from around the country and world converge on Chicago for the 2013 SHRM Annual Conference and Expo, Women of HR will be joining them and featuring all things SHRM Annual related…   Becoming More. That was one of the overarching themes of the 2013 SHRM Annual…read more

Reporting In From #SHRM13 – Days 1 & 2

For the next week, as thousands of HR professionals from around the country and world converge on Chicago for the 2013 SHRM Annual Conference and Expo, Women of HR will be joining them and featuring all things SHRM Annual related. The 2013 SHRM Annual Conference and Expo has been underway for a day and a…read more

Maximizing Your #SHRM13 Experience

For the next week, as thousands of HR professionals from around the country and world converge on Chicago for the 2013 SHRM Annual Conference and Expo, Women of HR will be joining them and featuring all things SHRM Annual related… As I mentioned here yesterday, this weekend I’ll be heading to Chicago for the #SHRM13…read more

Chicago Bound! #SHRM13 Preview

This weekend I’ll be heading to Chicago, IL for the 2013 SHRM Annual Conference and Expo, running from Sunday, June 16th though Wednesday, June 19th at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. I am fortunate and honored to have been invited to be a part of the #SHRM13 Social Media team, and will thus be attending to cover the events of the conference, share information, and generally help build excitement around the event.

Transitions…and Thank Yous

As Women of HR gets ready to turn three years old this June, we’re in the process of going through our first major transition.

{Focus} Powering Through Distraction

Everyone faces distractions at work. Very seldom do any of us ever enjoy the luxury of eight to nine solid hours to dedicate to focusing on priorities and projects without something coming up to draw our attention elsewhere.But what happens when you’re faced with a distraction that’s not quite so easy to deal with? What happens when it’s a more major crisis in your life, or even a series of significant distractions that all but sap any hope for concentration you might have?