Category: Blogging

Top 20 Human Resource Blogs

Thanks to Staff Squared for making Texas Strategic HR #14 of the Top HR blogs of 2015! It’s a list with many far more distinguished and prolific bloggers so I very much appreciate being on the list. Want to see the other bloggers on their list? Go here to see the rest!

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That’s NOT HR’s Domain

I believe most HR departments understand their purpose and why they exist within organizations. It’s all about HUMAN CAPITAL. Recruiting it, retaining it, training it, managing it, developing it. Yes, sometimes you’ll plan a company picnic, and yes, sometimes you’ll put together a dress code PowerPoint. A good HR department will understand that there’s a […]

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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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