Thursday, November 14, 2019
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:55

Uncovering Areas of HR Impact

When I was a kid growing up in upstate New York, one of my chores this time of year was to rake the leaves that had fallen and blanketed our yard. Although it wasn’t always a fun chore (as most of them weren’t), it was nice to get outside in the crisp fall air. Raking the leaves also allowed me to view the yard a bit differently. I was able to discover areas off my typical beaten path of play and uncover interesting displays of nature – root formations or even an intriguing bug - that would have otherwise gone unseen under the leaves.
Published in Fall 2018
Monday, 18 June 2018 11:41

Forward Thinking Strategies

One of my students, "Rio," recently made a great analogy about the importance of change. He said, change is like software updates. Sure, we can choose to hit “cancel” and deny the update; but, in doing so, we’ll eventually reach the point where our software is no longer compatible with new systems. Then, we’re left with the choice of shutting down and becoming obsolete or making a giant (and often more difficult and uncomfortable) leap to the latest version. Alternatively, if we accept the upgrades, we can keep making the changes that enable our software to excel in the current environment. Similarly, if we’re proactive in identifying changes that must take place in ourselves and in our workplaces and embrace them, we can remain compatible with and excel in our ever-changing environments.
Published in Summer 2018
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:51

HR Always Learning - Editor's Note

Published in Summer 2017
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:07

Be Mindful

The Chinese saying “may you live in interesting times” is considered both a blessing and a curse. Regardless how you view it, today we can all agree it is a statement of fact.
Published in Winter 2017
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:40

By the Numbers

You’ve heard the saying “as easy as one, two, three.” Well, perhaps nothing is ever quite that simple, but sometimes we in HR should remember that simplification can be a great help in developing action-oriented plans for addressing issues that seem overwhelming.
Published in Fall 2016
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 00:00

Showcase Gratitude in the Workplace

Growing up in a small town, three aspects of life were king: church, school, and sports. The mall, movie theater, and various other big-city amenities weren’t available.
Published in Summer 2015
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 20:00

Synergy: From the Playground to the Office

It was the Spring of 1984. The event was Field Day at Kate Smith Elementary in Chipley, FL. It was the time of year brimming with an air of excitement, competition, and the burn of the scorching north Florida sun piercing through the clouds.
Published in Winter 2015
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:00

Editor's Note Fall 2014

One of the benefits of owning a 64 pound, almost 3-yearold boxer, is she helps keep me healthy. My dog, Zoey, and I walk at least two miles early every morning. We both enjoy the outing and each day our walk is different. It might be the people we encounter along the way, or having the chance to enjoy a Tallahassee sunrise. I am always encouraged by the number of people out walking, running, and biking before 7 o’clock in the morning!
Published in Fall 2014
Friday, 01 March 2013 14:20

Editor's Note

5-red&greenlightsFrequently in social settings, the discussion turns to someone’s work environment. Sometimes they will say, “You’re HR, what do you think of this”? Often, my unspoken response is, “Wow. Don’t they have an HR department?” As the theme of this edition is “retention,” here are two stories that exemplify why an employee might leave or stay with an employer.

Published in Winter 2013