Designing the Inclusive Employee Experience: Q & A with Joe Gerstandt

Full disclosure: I've been internet fan-girling over Joe Gerstandt for a while now. Why, you may ask. Well, his Twitter bio says, in part, "I speak, write, advise on issues related to Authenticity, Diversity, Inclusion...and I do it well."  If you've been following me on any social media channel, you'll know those are the top HR/workplace …

Give me an ‘S’! … #SHRM18 Blog Squad

As you may know by now, I have been selected to be a member of the SHRM18 Blogger Team. Members of the team will be sharing information and content about the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference on social media (blogs, Twitter, etc.) before and during the conference. We are basically cheerleaders for the conference, without the matching …

Everything You Need to Know About Managing People #SHRM18

SHRM18 is right around the corner! Of course by around the corner I mean three months away. But it's never to soon to start checking out the agenda and trying to plan at least half of the sessions you want to attend. I recommend planning but also allowing room for flexibility because stuff happens. I …

Looking for a Job – The Full-Time Job from Hell

Over the past few days I've had multiple conversations about the job searching process. Some of them have been with myself, some have been with others. One thing me, myself, I and everyone else I've spoken with has agreed on is that the process sucks. It's broken. It's been left on the side of the …

When Did ‘Advocate’ Become a Dirty Word? 

Recently I posed a question on Twitter that stemmed from a comment I received at work. I'm not gonna lie. I thought most of the responses would lean towards "Of course not! Who ever suggested such craziness?"  To my surprise, there were quite a few responses of the "Well, yes; it does come off as …

You Better Recognize! (Giving Thanks)

Gratitude shouldn't be reserved for one day of the year. Show gratitude on a regular basis for your work and the people you work with.

Doing the Right Thing: Being a Good (#HR) Person

HR professionals are in a unique position when it comes to the types of information we can be privy to. How do you balance confidentiality with transparency?

#SHRMDIV Day 2: Inclusion Paves the Way for Innovation

I nearly filled an entire notepad on day two of the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference, feverishly taking notes on everything from business cases to legal considerations to behavioral science. The day kicked off with Dr. Tony Byers discussing The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion. Engaging us with wit, humor and authenticity, Dr. Byers started by sharing a …

#SHRMDIV Day 1 : Change How You Think About Diversity & Inclusion

Despite having to wake up at the crack of dawn, nearly missing my connecting flight and fearing for my life on the taxi ride from the airport,  I FINALLY made it to San Francisco and the SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference in time for the afternoon sessions. At first glance, the two sessions I attended …

Let’s Start with Decency

Lately I have engaged in several conversations (online and IRL) surrounding race, racism, diversity and inclusion, as I'm sure many of you have given today's political and social climate. These conversations have been with friends, colleagues and fellow HR professionals. Thankfully I associate with some pretty intelligent, thoughtful, decent individuals who can discuss heated topics …