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…

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…

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…

“I’ll be your baby, I’ll be your score, I’ll run the gun for you and so much more.” “Tumble 4 Ya” – Culture Club   It’s Culture Month here at PIC, and as much as I wish it meant we were celebrating Culture Club, it actually means we are tackling Workplace Culture. So much has been…

Who doesn’t love combining work they love, being surrounded by smart people and getting to consume food they enjoy? If you happen to be doing this in the great state of Louisiana you also get to say things like acadiana, andouille, bayou, beignet, Cajun, crawfish, lagniappe, muffaletta, nutria, Parish, praline (pronounced “praw – leen”), and…

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…

Gamify That Training Process After reading my colleague – coconspirator and PIC mate, Janine Truitt’s article “Building Training Programs for Effective Learning and Development” I was inspired. You see in my practitioner days my major responsibility was training and development. I loved it. I got a buzz out of making the old process new, better…

It is conference season in SHRMland. That means volunteers from local chapters and state councils across the nation are planning, organizing, networking, negotiating and preparing. The result – a state HR conference designed to bring HR pros from around their respective states to learn, develop, connect and grow. The state of Kansas is no different….

*Part of our micro blogging series where we share our point of view on certain topics. Today Sarah Williams and Chris Ponder II tackle anonymous accounts, HR, bashtagging and indecent behavior on SM* Sarah Williams- When I started writing my blog 2 years ago, I chose to write under a pen name because my employer…

*Part of our micro blogging series where we share our point of view on certain topics. Today Janine and Chris tackles anonymous accounts, bashtagging and enablers* Chris Fields – Anyone who knows me or read any of my articles knows that I love HR and hate to see it devalued and embarrassed. But in this…

This week is #SHRM13 in Chicago, Illinois, and with the number of bloggers who will be sharing their experiences this week via Twitter and/or their blog, Performance I Create is going to stall this week on new content to allow you plenty of time to read the #SHRM content. We will pick back up with…