Looking Back: 10 Things That Have Changed the Workplace

We’ve wrapped up the 20teens, and now that January is over we’re in full-blown 20adulting let’s take a look, shall we, at a few things that have changed the workplace (and HR) world in the past ten years. 1. Recovering from recession. In 2010 we were all faced with picking up the pieces of massiveContinue reading “Looking Back: 10 Things That Have Changed the Workplace”

The Human In The Machine

Yesterday, I was privileged to speak at the Activate Lightning Talk Night. My subject matter was The Human In The Machine. Mainly, I wanted to give a (10 minute) overview of how we preserve human-elements in an increasing tech-heavy, distant world. Before we start – know that I’m a tech-advancement-fan. I firmly believe in theContinue reading “The Human In The Machine”

HRTact blog is back up and running!

I’m blowing the dust off this blog and back atcha with some HR wisdom and more! Let’s recap on what I’ve been up to:  I co-started a non-profit community activist organization.  In the wake of the 2016 election, I became connected to my local community and co-founded a non-profit advocacy organization that focuses on civicContinue reading “HRTact blog is back up and running!”

Carnival of HR: Post-Election Reflection

Happy post-election, HR friends and welcome the end of a tumultuous year! What better way to finish things up than some Carnival of HR, bringing you the best of the HR blogging community.  And while there was not a theme for submission I can’t help but feel like one emerged from out of nowhere into existence… similarContinue reading “Carnival of HR: Post-Election Reflection”

#truNOLA: The Recruitment UNconference

Do you hate name tags?  Dislike concurrent sessions that don’t give any real actionable items?  Want to talk about recruitment and talent but loathe PowerPoint presentations? Then come to the #Tru Recruitment UNConference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday July 18, 2016. It’s a “unique informal event that encourages you to listen, share, ask andContinue reading “#truNOLA: The Recruitment UNconference”

You are a unicorn… and so is everyone else.

Listen up, people. You are unique. And different. And there’s only one of you. Your DNA. Your neurons. The people you meet. The interactions you have — big and small. They are all yours. Your entirety of you is irreplaceable. You’re a unicorn… except when trying to find a job. Gasps filled the air at my lastContinue reading “You are a unicorn… and so is everyone else.”

I Learned It From Watching You

My work ethic comes from my father. Maybe that’s not the best opening of a blog post. And maybe I should have lead with some father-daughter story that makes you ooey-gooey nostalgic, but put simply, my dad is a huge influence in how I do things at the office. Sorry, boss, next time you complainContinue reading “I Learned It From Watching You”

SQL Saturday Pensacola Saturday, June 4

If you are in the Pensacola area, come to SQL Saturday 491 on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Free event. Lots to learn. I’ll be speaking about: Giving Feedback: How to Effectively Communicate to your EmployeesAs a manager or team leader giving effective feedback is vital to the success of projects. In this session we will discussContinue reading “SQL Saturday Pensacola Saturday, June 4”


What is WorkHuman?  wall of donuts Second year running, WorkHuman is an HR conference presented by Globoforce (an employee recognition software company). Breaking out of the norm, WorkHuman gathers “human capital” professionals in one place and says “treat people like people.” A common sense concept that for some reason is brilliant. In sunny Orlando, the venue was fantasticContinue reading “WorkHuman”

File 13 Phrases

Here’s a few choice inappropriate comments that seem benign in nature but really have deeper vitriol. I vote that these are removed from office lexicon in 2016, who’s with me?“Working hard or hardly working?”This is just poor form. It implies jokingly that this person is a slacker. While it is in jest, be careful withContinue reading “File 13 Phrases”