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Interviewing is Not One-Sided



As a job-seeker, making it to the interview stage for a potential career opportunity is serious business.  This is your opportunity to feel out the company, the hiring manager, and the role in a more intimate fashion. 

The interview will either get you even more excited about the opportunity, or it could give you further clarity on whether or not it's an opportunity or a company you will be successful or happy working for in the future.

As a recruiter, I take the interviewing process seriously - all the way down...


New Year’s Meditation Challenge


Stressed out at work? 

According to the SHRM Online article, Work Related Stress on Employees' Health, 40 percent of workers report their jobs as very or extremely stressful. 

While that statistic isn’t so shocking, the article also reports that employers spend over $300 billion annually for healthcare and missed workdays as a result of workplace stress.

Meditation might be the answer.

I consulted with organizational psychologist Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, Ph.D. and Pandit Dasa, The Urban Monk about ways that HR practitioners can help employees be more mindful and less...



In 2017, HR is expected to adapt to keep up with the changing business environment and evolving employee expectations.
Labor market improvements and skills shortages have combined to create a very competitive talent marketplace. Sourcing talent is now as much about how organizations represent themselves to the world as it does about digging deeper to find new pockets of talent. Not only is sourcing talent a real and relevant problem for HR, but according to a 2015 SHRM survey of non-HR executives,...

Swinging for Singles in the New Year

As we start the New Year, many of us have made resolutions for personal growth in the professional space. After a few days off and the excitement of the promise of a new beginning, many of us set bodacious goals for ourselves.  When we do so, we set ourselves up for failure.
To be clear, I am not talking about business goals.  We need to stretch ourselves and often are stretched by the business needs beyond our own stretching.  I am talking about how we handle ourselves in...

What's Your New Year’s Resolution?


Try this to become a better employee and a better person.

Here are some plans for four popular resolutions. You will find that they overlap; so if you're daring, resolve to do all four.

  1. To improve overall health, start with being more active.

    Take the stairs instead of the elevator… ALWAYS!

    Park far from the entrance… ALWAYS!

    Stop smoking…cigarettes…with tobacco in them. If you smoke a pack (20) a day, start with smoking one less cig per day each week. So, Week 1 you will smoke a pack a day. Week

  2. ...

#Nextchat: The $687 Billion Question



“There is a point of complexity beyond which a business is no longer manageable.”

— Peter Drucker


A new global study from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and Coleman Parkes Research, The $687 Billion Question, found that U.S. businesses waste $687 billion per year on unnecessary administrative work and that the U.S. workforce is hindered by complexity, low productivity and...


Demands on New Managers and How HR Can Help - Part 4



The Evolution of “Manager”

Managers have been around at least as long as there have been organizations that need managing. Even ancient Sumerian traders used management-like concepts to do business more efficiently. But in an age of global companies, digital work platforms and widespread disruption across many industries, I’ve found myself wondering whether there have been significant changes to what it truly means to be a manager in today’s work environment. From my own experience, I can say that team communication is changing quickly as so much of our work...


3 Reasons to Become a Self-Directed Learner

Attending conferences, seminars and training activities is usually a fun and rich experience. Sometimes you learn a lot at these events, and sometimes you primarily enhance your professional network. But in today's fast-paced business environment, where staying competitive and being recognized for your leadership and proficiency in HR is critical, many of us need to turn inward for motivation and direction in building behaviors for success.

Why become a self-directed learner?

You know yourself better than anyone. You know what you've done in your career, and...


New Twist on Reaching Goals in 2017 – Focus on Progress, not Achievement


If you’re like me, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is the most inspiring time to set goals for the coming year. Perhaps it’s the lull in activity, or that it’s cold outside, or that I see January 1st as a endued with special powers to turn me from chronic procrastinator to achiever; when I’ll magically have enough willpower to go for a brisk morning walk and then sit down to write for an hour every day.

Of course by the second week in January, I usually join ...