The future of our workforce should be very important to you. It is critical to your employer and should be considered very strategic to individual businesses and your industry. I want you to look at the incredible investment you can make for you, your staff, your business, your industry and especially the young people in…read more
I’ve been thinking a lot about legacies lately. You see, last week I had the opportunity to participate in a unique and amazing experience. In preparation for and in honor of the impending retirement of long time music teacher and director of the Quaker Marching Band from Orchard Park High School outside of Buffalo, NY,…read more
“It’s not what you know, but whom you know,” is a phrase with which many of us are familiar, and in today’s hyper-connected world it’s truer than ever. The power of one’s network can’t be diminished, an essential part of professional life that can further your career like nothing else. The right network can solve…read more
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
This weekend I’ll be heading to Orlando for the #SHRM14 Annual Conference and Expo. Many of you may be joining me; for some of you it may be your first time, others of you may be SHRM Annual veterans. No matter if it’s your first time or tenth time attending, I ask you this question:…read more
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
Editor’s Note: Several of our Women of HR writers have come together to share some of the best pieces of career advice they’ve received. Their series of posts will run over the next couple of weeks. Enjoy! Buzzwords. As much as we love to hate them, it’s almost impossible to avoid them especially in…read more
When you hire a veteran you’re not simply doing a good deed, you’re securing a company asset. Many veterans have training and experience that puts them high on the talent scale, even when compared to traditional college or business graduates. Although at first glance it could seem easy to miss the translation of military experience to civilian work, don’t let that fool you.