Editorial Note: We are proud to introduce you to Brit Fitzpatrick as our Special Tech Contributor on PIC. Her complete bio is listed below. Connect with her and we look forward to her contributions. Enjoy. John Urschel @JohnCUrschel Baltimore Ravens Offensive Lineman, Professor, & Mathematician College: Penn State & M.I.T. Major: Mathematics Who says sports…

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you know that I watch a couple classic Christmas movies every year: Christmas Vacation and Scrooged. Come January when it’s time to put away the Christmas tree, I always fit in Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. If you are not familiar with this movie, get familiar, it…

The fact is I never thought of women’s issues in the workplace because I have never faced overt discrimination at work. No one has ever made terrible comments to me, sexually harassed me or any of the other actions you think of as discrimination. Do I know that it happens? Have I heard stories? Absolutely….

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…

The older I get the more liberal my thinking seems to become. At this juncture in my life there are some things that I can see more clearly. These days I am very clearly seeing the shift to more liberal (employee benefits) on two levels. Those benefits that employers choose to offer because they feel…

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…

It is no secret that today’s Human Resources, or Human Capital, industry made its way onto the scene as The Personnel Department. In a time long before sophisticated networks housed human resources information systems, when employee information was maintained on 3×5 index cards in a file cabinet down the hall, we were signing and cutting…

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…