O.P.P., how can I explain it I’ll take you frame by frame it To have you all jumpin’ shall we singin’ it O is for Other, P is for People scratch ya temple The last P…well…that’s not that simple It’s sorta like another way to call something an issue Employees come in start talking need […]
Editorial Note: This is a guest post from Max Dubroff, an HR guy I met in Tulsa while attending the OKHR State HR Conference this year. We had a great conversation about 2nd chance employees and employers. I invited him to share his experiences with the PIC audience. You can connect with Max on LinkedIn […]
My father would kill me if he knew I told you this, but he’s been battling with a couple of serious illnesses for the last two years. A few weeks ago he had a hematoma in his head, which required a little brain surgery, so for the last few weeks I’ve been back and forth on […]
Ever tried to turn a department or team around? The common sense dream is that it gets easier with each successful change. The counterintuitive reality is that it usually gets more difficult before it gets better. How can that be? I remember taking the GRE to get into grad school. This was a million years […]
I don’t watch a lot of TV, but when I do, I binge watch. I admit it. I’m far too busy with life, work and family to watch things when they happen live. But oh, when I am desperate for a bit of mindless programming, entertainment and personal sanity, I make the time…and I’m talking […]
I hear a lot about passion these days. Not the NSFW naughty pictures kind of passion, but passion for work. It seems EVERY college student I talk to tells me (or puts on their resume) they must have a job they are passionate about. Interestingly, they often don’t know what they’re passionate about, they are […]
A women at work theme on PiC this month? No worries, I know lots of women at work. My wife is a woman at work. She has been in a leadership or entrepreneurial roles since she was 23. My mother is semi-retired and continues running her business on a limited scale because she enjoys it. My […]
After graduating college, my first real professional experience was in a nationwide retail-clothing store. Having worked there part-time during school, I was afforded the opportunity upon graduation to become a manager in the home store of our District Manager (DM). As an hourly associate I had heard the horror stories about the DM but I […]
This guest contribution comes from John P. Hudson, a Senior HR Professional out of Chicago, IL, currently with Slalom. He is very active in the HR community, contributes to SHRM’s We Know Next blog and is an avid runner and father who loves cooking pancakes for his girls. Every other week, my daughters are dressing up for […]
You know why parties don’t pop off at libraries? Because they don’t want them to. Libraries are the epitome of non-fun, and it’s by design. When patrons go, it’s to be productive, learn and to leave. Nothing notable happens. There is no retention strategy. There are no incentives. It is what it is and those […]
Have fun. Make money. These were my career goals when I got my first job right out of high school. I was an immortal Know-It-All ready to rock the world, or preferably rule it, and just needed to figure out how. My high school friends got jobs at the local pineapple cannery or flipping burgers to […]
Mondays can suck. After 2 days of not having to respond to emails, answer off-the-wall questions and field complaints, the last thing employees want to do on their first day back to work is listen to their fearless leader blowing smoke up their tails with rhetoric, self-fulfilling agenda items and excuses for their lack of […]
Happy Holidays to you and yours! I just wanted to drop a video blog here with some personal advice going into this holiday season. Make the rest of 2015 #ePIC!
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.
Perusing Facebook, I always see personality tests and posts where people brag about being either an introvert or an extravert. Some people use their lack of desire for interaction as an excuse to be standoffish and others attribute their good or bad actions to their outgoing personalities. Just last month, I attended a conference where Introversion/Extraversion seemed to […]