Bringing HR Back: Seven Seconds

Posted Posted in DefiantWork

  No matter what you see on the Twitters, HR’s reputation is in jeopardy right now. We got issues. We are taking a beating with all of the #MeToo stories of sexual harassment and even rape that goes on in the workplace. The latest organization is the Dallas Mavericks, according to articles and reports, women […]

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BWB (Blogging While Black)

Posted Posted in DefiantLife

  2011, that’s when I started my first blog the now defunct “CostOfWork”. Back then I didn’t even know what a blog was. I also didn’t know what I was doing. My first few articles stunk! Wait, I am talking to black people, it “stank”. See what I just did, I changed my writing style […]

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Free #HR Holiday Advice, Party After the New Year (You’re Welcome)

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  “It’s Christmas time in Hollis, Queens/ Mom’s cooking chicken and collard greens/ Rice, stuffing, macaroni and cheese/ And Santa puts gifts under Christmas trees” That’s one of the most iconic Christmas raps songs of all time by RUN-DMC! It’s a holiday tradition. Do you know what else is a holiday tradition? An Office Christmas […]

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It Only Takes One

Posted Posted in DefiantWork

Originally, this article was developed during the time that the Harvey Weinstein news of sexual harassment broke. Since then, every week someone new has been accused of sexual misconduct. My friend and colleague Mr. Dave Ryan wrote a fantastic article about the sexual harassment climate in America, it is titled “HR…They’re Not On The Side […]

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957th

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Would you date someone who was ranked #957? Would you bet on a horse that was ranked #957? Would you hire the 957th candidate? No, no, no, because we all want a sure thing. You may root for the underdog occasionally but do you ever chose the underdog? I know for a fact when it […]

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