Representing the Underrepresented

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  Diversity | Diverse These words have lost their gravitas. Watered down and plastered on flyers, corporate websites, and as buzzwords on job descriptions, resumes and cover letters. The original meaning of diversity held hope that people who lacked diversity would start accepting people who are diverse in their companies, communities, and economics endeavors. However, […]

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The Resistance of American Women

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It’s March! This means we celebrate women in history. Through the US Congress’ designation in the late 80s, this month offers a special opportunity in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities to recognize and celebrate the often-overlooked achievements of American women.  I’ll honor seven women with this post by sharing with you their stories. Heidi […]

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Beaten By A Kid

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“Chess is life.” Bobby Fischer My 11 year old son, Andrew, got a chess set for Christmas; we’ve left it out on the dining table and we’ve played a game or two a day since he opened it up. For the most part, he has played like a typical adolescent – moving tactically and not […]

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Dave Ryan Reviews ADP, The Behemoth

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This is the second review/overview of some of the major Payroll/HR software providers in the marketplace.  Today I want to talk about ADP (Automatic Data Processing). They are the behemoth out there. The Company is publicly traded and is often quoted when talking about job data on a national level.  Based upon my own research, […]

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The Bright Side of HR

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I’ve been in HR for twelve years. To say it’s a love/hate job is an understatement. Some days are rewarding, other days not quite. I’ve thought about leaving HR but stop when I remember the good stuff: the variety, the phenomenal HR people I’ve met in the last twelve years and the positive impact. Let’s […]

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Can You Handle a Long Career in HR?

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I came to an HR career after about 12 years in Engineering and Operations. I had been on the periphery, trying to learn how to make operations better through better people-related decisions. As anyone who has spent a significant time in HR will tell you, there comes a time where nothing about people will surprise […]

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Spilling the Tea in #HR

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I am going to level with you, I got into HR by happenstance. I was a team leader who was promoted to Corporate Trainer with nothing but a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Knowing that I needed more, I attended the Ohio State University, where I earned a Master’s in HR and Labor Relations. I […]

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