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Millennials in the Workplace

A Few Nuggets of Advice for My Younger Self

Today is my 29th birthday--the official first day of my final year as an "Under 30". As I approach my newest decade of existence, I've been reflecting on which words of wisdom I might share with my younger self, just as she's about to enter the proverbial "real world".

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Employee Relations, HR Industry

Don’t Let a “Toby” Ruin Your View of the HR Profession

I don't remember every detail from my first HR course but there is one lesson that stuck with me to this day: Don't be a Toby. Yes that's right, my professor was referring to Toby Flenderson, the HR foil to over-the-top Dunder Mifflin Regional Manager Michael Scott.

Updates

Updates (September 2018)

September (aka the Gateway to Fall) is here! In Wisconsin it means that we're subjected to just about every season in a matter of a single week, and Wisconsinites across the state are rejoicing as football Demi-God Aaron Rodgers returns to the field. I love the energy that seems to hang in the air as… Continue reading Updates (September 2018)

Updates

Updates (August 2018)

In the past few weeks I've been super busy at my real job, began putting the final finishing touches on my blog, and managed to squeeze in some time to travel across the country (and sprained my foot in the process...). With everything moving by so quickly, I wanted to take the time to slow down and share a few updates:

HR Industry, Just for Fun

“Outside the Box” Ways to Stay Up-to-Date in HR

When it comes to staying up to date with engaging industry content, surfing LinkedIn simply doesn't cut it anymore; instead we crave something more raw—something that provides an honest and entertaining outlook on the everyday and out of the ordinary experiences we're exposed to in the world of HR. While becoming relatively easier to find, I've rounded up a few of my favorite sources for "outside the box" employment-related content

Benefits

Medical Insurance 101

So you’ve finally gotten a real job, or perhaps you just turned 26 and are being ceremoniously kicked off of your parents' insurance plan, or maybe you’ve had coverage this whole time and finally need to *gasp* use it. Regardless of your situation, you've found yourself needing to brush up on the minefield of jargon that makes up your insurance plan.