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#SHRM18 – The Journey to Chicago



We’re officially on the journey to Chicago, for the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in June! I’ve attended this event several times since I began my HR career in 2006, but this year is different for several important reasons. One of those reasons is the incredible opportunity to serve as one of the official #SHRM18 bloggers! The words escape me as I attempt to express how grateful and excited I am for this upcoming experience; it’s truly an opportunity of a lifetime.

As our world becomes more and more...


#Nextchat RECAP: The Perception Gap You Can't Afford to Ignore



On February 21, @shrmnextchat chatted with Joyce Maroney, founder and executive director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos about The Perception Gap You Can't Afford to Ignore

If you missed this excellent chat about what it will take for employers to fix the perception gap that’s affecting engagement across the globe, you can read all the tweets here or below: 



The Road to Healing Takes Time



On February 14, 2018, the world witnessed a tragedy that has become all too familiar, another school shooting. On a day that was supposed to be about love and peace, turned dark and cold for so many.

How could one person take seventeen beautiful souls? We ask ourselves why did this have to happen, we say prayers for the families who now have to learn how to move on without their child, and we call on congress for change, yet again. It’s hard to imagine how you go on after...


Catching Up On Compensation and Work Perk Trends




2017 was a wild ride for Human Resources. The fast pace of political and economic change meant a lot of uncertainty and while many of the administration’s core policies are set in stone by now, we’ve already seen its willingness to continue to make sweeping changes (currently, to tax policies). In the face of such a whirlwind all we can do is keep slow and steady, creating and enforcing the best policies we can, rather than trying to react to quickly – and even more importantly, keep a close...


#Nextchat: The Perception Gap You Can’t Afford to Ignore



Is the experience at your workplace falling short of employee expectations? Do your employees feel they are treated as trusted partners, or are you sending a different message? 

For a report titled The Future of Work, Kronos and Coleman Parkes Research surveyed thousands of employees around the world to find out how everyday processes such as scheduling, performance management and time-off requests are handled—and how their experience at work is impacted by these types of processes.

Sadly, employers may not realize that their policies and procedures are falling short...


Find What Fired Your Passions


“The two most important days in your life are the day that you’re born and the day you find out why.”  ~ Mark Twain


I loved growing up in the 50s and 60s: nurtured by a loving and supportive family, a great neighborhood to play in, and long days filled with music and friends. I used to stay up nights in bed and listen to a transistor radio – the kind you had to clip on metal to get it to work: the words in those songs opened me up...


Reminiscing #SHRM18



2017 was by the far the biggest year yet in my career (we’ll see if this year tops it!). I started my first role as an HR Generalist the Monday after Thanksgiving in 2016. Around this time I also started using Twitter as a professional/HR tool rather than a personal tool. (By personal tool I mean I was solely posting about wedding planning, what I had bought at home goods, what I had eaten that day, etc) Even though the environment I was in as a generalist was really challenging...


Live Blog Ask an Advisor Chat: Docking Exempt Employees’ Pay

Live Blog Ask an Advisor Chat: Docking Exempt Employees’ Pay

5 Reasons Why We Switched To Unlimited Vacation



According to 2015 research from SHRM, less than one percent of employers offer an Unlimited Vacation policy. So, I guess our company is now in the minority.

We recently transitioned from a traditional vacation policy to an Unlimited Vacation policy that pays employees $500 to take vacation.

Why make the switch? Here’s five solid reasons.

Unlimited Vacation Aligns With Our Culture

Trust is at the core of our company. Clients trust us to get them marketing results, and as an employer, we give employees enough freedom to get those...