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As 2016 winds down, it’s a great time to reflect on what has transpired over the last twelve months. It’s easy to step back and take sides to argue your point. What I was aiming at was broader and more holistic. I’m sure people had a mix of successes and setbacks. All of those experiences made up where you are today ready to jump into 2017.
December 29, 2016
The field of Human Resources is evolving and being embraced in even the smallest of organizations today. With the onslaught of legal issues facing the employment relationship, all enterprises need to be sure they have an understanding of human resources. The new overtime ruling is only the beginning of the changes we see on the landscape of employee management.
December 7, 2016


It’s that time of year where we typically think of witches, candy and what we’re going to use to spike the Halloween punch.  This year, it seems to be more about the widespread scary clown sightings.  That said, I’m still a fan of watching scary movies- the cheesier, the better.

October 26, 2016


It's been just shy of a month since SHRM16 took over our nation's capital but nearly a month is fairly late for getting a "post-SHRM16" blog written.

To my credit, a lot has happened since that time; likewise, I have been mentally occupied so it was difficult for me to write much. But, better late than never and today, I hope this is a worthwhile read for you.

July 19, 2016


By Catalina Andrade

Is employee happiness an issue at your organization? Have you heard grumbling around the water cooler? Here are some go-to ways to boost morale and improve employee happiness used by Retrofit, a leading provider of weight-management and disease-prevention programs:

June 28, 2016


I had the opportunity to talk randomly with a number of #SHRM16 attendees and ask them one question.

The question is based on Steve Wonder's "I Wish."  

I asked people what they wished were different about their day to day HR jobs. Here are the top 5 top answers I heard.

1. I Wish I Had More Time with the People (Outside of Emergencies)

June 22, 2016


We all are well aware of the tragic massacre in Orlando less than a week ago. 

In social media, the print media and public discussions, we hear a lot about:

June 15, 2016


So, what exactly is Gamification and why has it gained a lot of attention in the digital world? In simple words, Gamification is an art of using the essence of games and applying it in real life scenarios to increase user participation, engagement, retention & motivation etc.

April 14, 2016

By Wayne Cascio, Ph.D., Professor and Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, University of Colorado

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.

- John Paul Jones

March 31, 2016


“If we do it for one employee, we have to do it for all!”

This is not necessarily true!

Consistency is a good thing. Don’t get me wrong. Consistency is the right thing to do. Consistency supports equity and impartiality. Consistency reduces administrative mistakes. Consistency reduces administrative work in general. I’m all for consistency.

January 27, 2016



Using that Loss to Help Assess and Manage Your Risk with Potential Workplace Claims

January 25, 2016

I know this may sound presumptuous, but I have one of the best HR jobs ever !! It has definitely been the best of my career. One of the highlights is that I meet weekly with my boss who is part of the C-Suite. Now, don’t start to shudder thinking this is going to be another one of those “seat at the . . . ” posts.

December 23, 2015

I felt like a double agent at last week’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition. My first assignment was to attend (fortunately!) as a member of the HR Tech Insider crew. I was there to tweet, blog, Instagram (Is that even a verb? It should be), talk, listen, evangelize, and stay up way too late each evening. I accomplished most every one of those items.

October 27, 2015

On September 16, @shrmnextchat chatted with Steve Browne (@sbrownehr) and John Jorgensen (@jkjhr) about "Why We Love to Hate HR...

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:


September 16, 2015

Boudreau: HR Must Pick Up 'Glacial' Pace, Innovate

News Updates
September 16, 2015


In 2005, Fast Company wrote a scathing review of the HR profession in an article titled, “Why We Hate HR.”

Fast-forward ten years to 2015 and, according to the Harvard Business Review article “Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It” by Peter Cappelli, everyone still hates HR.  

September 15, 2015

Major Shift in HR's Role Predicted

News Updates
September 15, 2015

HR Departments of One Face Unique Legal Obstacles

News Updates
September 11, 2015