Posts Categorized: Community and Connection

A Worthy Tribute – #TimSackettDay 2017

I’m late to this party.  But as they say, better late than never. Yesterday was “Tim Sackett Day.”  If you’re not familiar with this annual occurrence, it’s the one day a year that the HR blogging community comes together to recognize someone who doesn’t get recognized enough.  A leader in the HR space who doesn’t…read more

Heading to the Sunshine State! #SHRM14 Preview

It’s hard to believe, but the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference is only about a week and a half away.  This year’s location is right in the heart of tourist mecca Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center, and runs from June 22nd to the 25th.  Once again, I’ll be heading down and reporting in…read more

HR Legacy

What causes people to gravitate towards their career?  We know that there are numerous factors including socio-economic status, location, age, academic inclination, mentors, and parental influence. For many years, centuries it seems, it was common for children to follow in the footsteps of their parents—daughters following mothers, sons following fathers.  Given how we used to…read more

The Carnival of HR is in town!

Good morning everyone, we have something very special for you. The Carnival of HR is in town and it is here to commemorate the importance of today. September 11th is a day that we honor and remember all that was lost and all those who stood up to make a difference, often leading them to…read more

Nurturing the 80%

There’s so much on the blogosphere about how to motivate and retain your High Potential employees and top performers. This is great because you do want to retain the lot of them if you want to maintain and increase your competitive edge.

There is research to show that employers will actively seek out and reward their top 10% or 20%, because it is believed that that select group will be responsible for the bulk of their productivity and will outperform the rest of their counterparts.

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.

Smart Social Media Policy Starts With Managers: 5 Key Questions to Ask

…While social media use at work has definite risks, it also is one of the best ways to empower and engage employees. Increasingly, in our connected 24/7 businesses, the line between work and personal time is blurring….Yet, most organizations don’t really know how their employees are using social media, either personally or professionally, let alone what impact it’s having on employees’ overall levels of productivity.

I've Got the Music in Me!

There are some things in life that truly tie us all together. I think that one of them is music!! Seriously, think about it. We can remember a certain song or group that defined high school, college, weddings, etc. Have you got the music in you?

Life After Hurricane Sandy

I live in a small commercial fishing town at the beach. When Hurricane Sandy was gearing up and making news, we heard, “this town hasn’t been breached since 1962, everything will be fine.” Folks weren’t panicked since Irene mandated an evacuation and not one light bulb flickered. These families’ incomes are on the water so their lives are driven by the weather.

But Sandy. Well she was on a mission to tell her own story.

Eliminating Business Card Clutter

We all know the routine. You attend a networking event, professional conference, association meeting and collect a bucket load of 2 x 3 inch business cards from a collection of professionals, ranging from the gentleman who sat next to you at breakfast to an engaging mentor-worthy executive. Then the event ends and you transport the business cards from your suit pocket to your work bag and forget about them until you arrive to work the next morning.

Now what?