Your Reputation Bites at Work

Unless you’re living in a cave, you’ve heard about this week’s biting incident at the Uruguay v. Italy World Cup game. Luis Suarez, a Uruguayan player and a known soccer biter, viciously bit an Italian player when they were scrapping for a ball (cue the “hungry for Italian” joke). This dude bites people on the […]

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Don’t Be the Conference Stereotype at #SHRM

If you’re lucky enough to attend the #SHRM14 national conference in Orlando this year, good on you. You may be a conference circuit veteran or this may be the first time you stumble out of your office and into a locale with THOUSANDS of HR professionals. You’re probably thinking that it’s going to be a […]

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Making #HR Sexy

Not like that, you pervert. I have a question and a challenge to my current HR brethren. We hear through C-level surveys, through snide employee comments, and sometimes from each other that HR doesn’t necessarily attract the best and the brightest. You rarely hear this criticism regarding the Finance department, Marketing, Legal, or IT – […]

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Why Go To The #SHRM14 Conference?

I know, you’re thinking: Orlando’s far. I don’t need the HRCI hours. The hotels are probably already booked. How will the office survive without me? My response: Orlando’s airport has cheap flights because of the Disney properties, you could probably use to learn the newest in your industry, there are still hotels open and available TODAY […]

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Social Media and Milennials

If you employ millennials (and most of us do), you may know of their tendency to over share details of their lives on social media for you, God, your CEO, and their grandma to see. Part of me wants to shake my head and tsk tsk, but then I think- what if social media was […]

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I Want You To Want Me

Employers: don’t get it twisted. Your top employees all the way down to the bottom performers- they want you to tell them that you want them as part of your organization. Show me the most jaded, angry employee and I’ll show you someone who still wants a pat on the back and a gold star […]

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My Favorite Breed of Dog is Rescued.

Offtopic: I have a Border Collie / Blue Heeler mix named Bonnie. We adopted her as a puppy from a local shelter. I know this sounds silly and ridiculous, but this dog is me. I am this dog. Bonnie is high strung. She’s not a chill-out, watch TV type of dog. She’s always patrolling the […]

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Valentine’s Day in HR

Today is Valentine’s Day, and I have never ever escaped a V-Day without something wildly inappropriate occurring. Here, for your reading pleasure, are a few V-D incidents of note (none occurred at my current employer, for the curious at heart.) -Married man sends wildly inappropriate Valentine to coworker. Coworker scans it and sends it to […]

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Laughable LinkedIn Endorsements

Thanks to someecards.com for the hilarious picture! What would yours be?My (honest) LinkedIn endorsements could easily be: 31  Standing in front of the vending machine longingly 29  Having to do the ABC song while filing 15  Trying to respond to a question on a conference call on mute 10  Abuse of the Outlook calendaring function […]

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