Editorial Note: Today we have a guest contribution from Phidelia Johnson, SHRM-SCP. She is a bright light in the social media HR scene, sharing great content daily. Our readers know that PIC is known for breaking new talent and providing opportunities to the future of HR and Business. We have a long track record and…

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….

Early in my career, I worked for a company that thought focus groups were the end-all-be-all of employee engagement. If we could get 8 or so of our 200 employees to dialogue and offer up their opinions for improvement, we thought we were really doing something special. What we often found was that when we took those suggestions…

Do you have employees of certain ethnicities that only seem to commune with one another at work? Maybe it’s not out of comfort, but out of necessity and fear. Ever wonder why only certain demographics don’t respond to surveys or speak up in meetings? Maybe it’s not that they have no opinions, but that they feel…

“I’m bringing you in to change things in this department.” “There are no sacred cows here. Evaluate and recommend changes to me.”   It’s a great feeling of accomplishment and optimism when you are asked  to head up a project that will positively change things for the organization or your customers. Maybe you’ve been living…

Most of us feel the need to create. We are artists. Not in the conventional sense of painting, music, theatre, writing or other traditional arts. We are artists in creating solutions to problems. We bring our workplace knowledge and experience to bear on improving situations for our businesses. Starting my career in engineering, and working…

Pictured above (L to R Lori Goldsmith, Heather Kinzie and Dave Ryan late one night at #HRFL12) We have added several new authors here at PICHR recently and we are generating some kick-ass content. We also have some great regional diversity by having contributors from New York, to Florida, to Texas, Minnesota and onto Alaska…

Organizations fascinate me.  I have been fortunate to have worked in different types of industries over my career ranging from professional services to manufacturing to restaurants.  Each of them has had a unique culture and an varying impact on how I practice HR.  One thing that has been in common though isn’t a positive attribute,…