How many of us wish there were more hours in a day? Maybe just an extra hour for completion of a non-work project? Or, maybe you would go to the gym if only you had one extra hour? It’s important to make wise choices on how we choose to spend our time – regardless of your profession…HR or other. I encourage you to take a look within and evaluate how you spend your time.

Anxiety. Agony. Denial. Regret. Stress. What do all of these have in common? They are all things people experience when they hear that it is annual performance review time, especially if you are a people leader. And even more so if you have more than one direct report. In most organizations, performance appraisals are one…

Summertime in the world of work is usually when you find relaxed dress codes, shortened work weeks, and extended vacations. It is also the time where companies set aside time to bring up the next generation of the workforce – interns! Like most leaders, you believe in the value of an internship program. Your company…

For those of you who are connected with me on Twitter or LinkedIn, you already know that I started a new job this week. I’m excited for this new role and all its challenges. Initially, I was nervous about taking on a new position in the summer. This is supposed to be a relaxing time!…

There is a debate “out there” about whether or not candidate experience is a real thing or if it is something dreamt up. Being in recruiting, I believe it is a real thing. Having recently been a candidate, I know it is a real thing! Companies frequently spend a lot of money on recruitment advertising,…

NASCAR just had one of their biggest races of the season, The Daytona 500, and there were all kinds of headlines that surrounded the event: The #3 car, driven by Dale Earnhardt, Sr., being driven for the first time since his untimely death A 6-hour rain delay Dale Earnhardt, Jr., winning the race and ending…

There is an old African proverb that states, “After you pray, move your feet”. This implies that no matter what’s being said or to whom, action on the part of the speaker is required for something to actually happen. I’ve personally found that doers are so busy doing that they don’t have time to waste telling…

It amazes me there are still companies that will tell employees and candidates there are no tracks for various job classifications in their organizations. Essentially, they are sending the following message: “We get that you’ve been to school and that you have skills and aspirations, but there is no place for that here.” At a…

What drives you? What motivates you? What are you passionate about? All questions we have heard at some point. Many of us have taken the time to think seriously about our answers. For me, among other things, I am passionate about doing great work, helping others be successful, and learning. To support my passion and…

Remember that thing called “development”? It seems companies have lost sight of it and employees have become brats about the situation. It is pretty much essential for today’s businesses to be able to quickly identify their top and even average performers. It is even more essential that once these individuals have been identified that a…

Managers cannot do it all; nor should they be expected to. And for managers to create and maintain an environment of efficiency, learning, fairness and excellence, they have to learn how to get their teams active and involved.  They must delegate. It’s been said that the ability to delegate determines one’s success. Equally as important to the…

Probably the most overused and perhaps overrated term in business is “ROI” better known as “return on investment”. The concept of ROI was built upon the premise that businesses could have an expectation of seeing gains and/or being made whole as a result of investing in a program, initiative, product etc. The operative word here…

In a day and time when budgets are being cut and every dime has to be accounted for, it’s critical that everyone is able to show how they impact a company’s bottom line. It’s especially hard when you have departments like HR who clearly have value, but because they are not a “profit center”, it’s…