I recently returned from a Society for Human Resource Management conference in San Diego called the “SHRM Regional Council Business Meeting”.  On twitter we adopted the hashtag #SHRMBiz.  Those in attendance were State Council Directors from all 50 states, the Director Elects and the Workforce Readiness Chairs as well.  In total, there was about 130…

Every day when we go to work, we are performers.  Just like the performers on the stage, the movie set or the recording studio, most every day is a performance.  If the day wasn’t a performance, then it was a research day or preparation day getting ready for the next performance, or the next dress…

Chris Fields As a kid growing up Southern Baptist, all I knew about St. Patrick’s Day is that you wore green or you got pinched and you drew a lot of 4 leaf-clovers, oh and people got drunk. But just like most holiday’s St. Patty’s Day has  history and culture. It wasn’t until I attended St. Ambrose University…

As I undertake to write this post, it comes one day after the taping of a PIC podcast.  The underlying theme was true Diversity and Inclusion but we also touched on Black History Month, is it necessary or a nuisance?  It was most interesting conversation; in fact I suggest you give it a listen.  For the month of…

If you are in the business of managing people, you are, or should be always looking to make improvements to your workplace.  We are told to reduce turnover, to have a more productive workplace, and to have a place where people want to work.   There are many ways to try to create this type of…

Being in business keeps getting more and more challenging every year. It seems to me that it is getting to the point when some exceptionally bright, forward thinking entrepreneur has an idea to build a better mouse trap they are going to research what a business model might look like, and it just scares the…

Today’s post is about creativity, something many of us in Human Resources  could us a little more of.  Sadly much of my creativity has been overtaken by 941’s,  1099’s, WH381s and the like.  Today I am recycling something from the past. In 2012 my youngest son was a recent graduate from college and had not…