I was inspired by a TLNT wrap-up written by John Hollon discussing the demographics of people participating in flex work and questioning why there is a lack of women teleworking. For more on what he said- read here. As someone who considers herself fortunate to work flexibly, I can tell you that merely referring to the…

Tis the season for holiday parties and festivities. You and your team have worked hard this year and in return you think a party with you and their peers will be a welcomed token of appreciation. Your enthusiasm could be misguided. SHRM surveyed HR professionals in 2015 about their intentions as it pertains to holiday…

In a previous life, I worked in for a home care agency.  When I arrived, I was the low woman on the totem pole designated as the Personnel Coordinator/Recruiter. I remember being excited to leave the previous hellhole I was in and moving on to a much more sane environment – or so I thought….

According to a 2016 CareerBuilder Candidate Behavior Study, 76% of full-time, employed workers are either actively seeking a new job or they are open to new opportunities. Conversely, 48% of employers report that they cannot seem to find the workers they need to fill their job vacancies. Clearly, there is still a disconnect between intention…

Trust only goes so far where it pertains to employee and employer. It’s not a whole-hearted trust, but more like an “I trust you for now” sentiment. I personally have experienced the strangest culmination of trust issues in the workplace.  My issues with one of my employer’s began at the intersection of trust, insecurity and…

There are a few different profiles when it comes to organizational risk as it pertains to Employee Relations. You have the organizations that slap-happy risky. These are the companies that do whatever they want without regard for consequences. They expect employee claims and suits to come against them, but that doesn’t move them much. Often…

How many times has a requisition(s) for a new department, acquisition or project been dropped on your desk with the expectation of you walking on water and moving mountains to fill them immediately? Over the course of my career, this has happened to me countless times. Sometimes, I had great news for my hiring managers…

It’s the presidential political season here in the U.S. This is the time where politicians on both sides of the aisle start talking about how they can reform various aspects of government. True reform on any political issue is rarely the result, but sometimes we take a few small steps in the right direction. This…

Over three years ago, I was asked to join Performance I Create. It was both an honor and something that scared the mess out of me, because I was joining the ranks of some of the best and brightest in HR. If I had let my very unreasonable fear of being great stop me from…

I am still reeling from the amazing experience that was TED at IBM. For those of you unfamiliar, it is a co-branded and promoted event by TED and IBM designed to showcase some of the brightest minds in the world. One of the speakers that resonated with me was Nir Eyal. His talk was about…

For the most part, people will agree they do their jobs and sail into performance review time with no worries. They go through the performance process and everything they are hearing aligns with their efforts and accomplishments for the year. Great! However, what happens when you receive a review that you aren’t totally in agreement…

Excuse me for my title. I’m sure it will offend at least one person, but I am not concerned because those of us who have worked in unionized environments know the deal. There is an aura, a way and even a stench that permeates from union environments. Although collective bargaining agreements vary from union to…

In a world that is becoming increasingly dependent on data, it is apparent that HR will have to follow suit. Data is important for all facets of HR, but extremely important for recruiters and talent acquisition specialists. With Deloitte reporting that 56% of HR is reporting at a “Reactive-Operational” level, it would stand to reason…

  There is this sentiment in the world of business and HR that people who are intrinsically-driven and high-performing are the only people we need to power our companies. In fact, I have observed on several occasions the disdain of a hiring manager and business partner who were less than enthused to consider an internal…

If someone had told me when I graduated that I would own my own business in 10 years, have a successful blog (they didn’t even exist then), become a professional speaker and be a sought-after authority on all things having to do with the world of work – I would have probably smiled and thought…