HR Industry, Rants and Raves, Workplace Communication

You Can’t Afford to Sugarcoat HR

There's nothing wrong with being an optimist, but we also need to be clear, honest and direct when communicating with others.

Rants and Raves, Recruiting and Hiring, Workplace Communication

Thank You, Next

While most professionals agree that sending a post-interview follow-up is common courtesy, when you add unnecessary barriers to your hiring process you risk coming off as a sociopathic weirdo, among other considerations:

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.

Millennials in the Workplace, Rants and Raves, Women in the Workplace

Hey—Stop Telling Women What You Think They “Should” Wear

Women are fighting back, whether it's in our offices and schools, on the red carpet, or within the halls of Congress. Like others before us, the up and coming generation of millennial women recognize the value of bringing their authentic selves to the workplace

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)