Category: Blogging

This Week I Turn 35.

Dear Cosmo and Glamour, I turn 35 this week. I seldom read you, except when trapped in waiting rooms where the only other option is a well loved version of Highlights magazine. I must tell you, however- I refuse to buy into your crappy lists that tell me what I can and can’t do at […]

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Pick Two (Good, fast, cheap)

I wish I could put this sign in every home, every business, and every public place I could find. This is the TRUTH. When you’re looking at vendors, don’t be wooed by the folks who tout their solution as the cheapest, the fastest, and the best. Something has to give. Companies make money somewhere. Put […]

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Secrets of HR

Hi. I’m your HR Lady. I hear that you don’t like HR very much, or you have no idea what we really do. You’re pretty sure I plan that lame holiday party, and you laugh when I wear my Christmas sweaters to work. Let me clear up some misconceptions you may have about me. I […]

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Stop Phony Diversity

Guys, please stop using the “diversity” stock photos. They look so fake and forced. It’s ok to show your actual workforce. Take a photo of your own people at work. The transparency is refreshing. We can tell the difference. If your company is so diverse, show me your workforce and not the same stock photo […]

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Keep Calm and Head to the UK

I’m heading back to London, to West Kensington, where I have roots and much love. I found an absolute gem on TripAdvisor.com, Castletown House. http://www.castletownhouse.co.uk/ Mark and Richard (family owned) have been a dream to work with so far. More reviews when we arrive!

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Guest Blogger! Five Way To Reward Employees During the Holidays

Y’all welcome Emily Manke to Texas Strategic HR as a guest blogger! Emily is an Outreach Coordinator and blogger for onlinehumanresources.net. You can read her regular blog here. Depending on the size of your organization, a traditional rewards and recognitions program may not be right. If your company is small to midsize, and you don’t have […]

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Not My Job, Man

I will maintain until my last day as a HR professional that we focus too much on job descriptions in the hiring and managing process. You can’t create a list of duties for an employee and have it be even close to all encompassing. (No, not even when you add the “and other duties as […]

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