Giving Back, HR Industry, Networking

The 3rd Annual LinkedIn Holiday Toy Drive: An Interview with Adam Karpiak

While you may often see him joking around on LinkedIn, Adam Karpiak is an example of someone who is also using the platform for the power of good. Recently I had the chance to catch up with Adam on his most popular initiative, the 3rd Annual LinkedIn Holiday Toy Drive

Culture & Engagement, HR Industry, Rants and Raves

“No Touching!” A Few Thoughts on Bodily Autonomy in the Workplace

Listen—I really don't care if you hug one another in the workplace; there are even some benefits to physical touch in a work environment. What I do have an issue with is when that type of intimacy becomes forced or even potentially non-consensual.

Culture & Engagement, HR Industry, Workplace Well-Being

Hey HR, You’re Allowed to Have Bad Days

Despite it being right at the top of the job description, as Human Resources professionals we sometimes forget to allow ourselves to actually be human. We hold ourselves to a higher standard since we need to set an example for our employees, often internalizing our emotions in the process.

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.