#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”

WorkHuman

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”

7 Jobs That Educate You Better Than College Did

“What do you want to major in?”A dejecting, cringe-worthy question teenagers get asked by adults and the one that matters the least in my opinion.  As a mother of a teen who is contemplating her college education, my daughter and I get into plenty of arguments discussions about what she’s interested in, what she’s goodContinue reading “7 Jobs That Educate You Better Than College Did”

Join me at Houston Tech Fest!

If you are in the Houston area, come to Houston Tech Fest on Saturday, September 12th, 2015. Free event. Lots to learn.  I’ll be speaking about: Interview Tips for Hiring Managers: If you are a Manager needing some interviewing education – this is your course! This session focuses on basic interviewing guidelines, including: preliminary interviews,Continue reading “Join me at Houston Tech Fest!”

SQL Saturday (Baton Rouge) Saturday, August 1, 2015

If you are in the Baton Rouge area, come to SQL Saturday on Saturday, August 1st, 2015. Free event. Lots to learn.  I’ll be speaking about:Interview Tips for Hiring ManagersIf you are a Manager needing some interviewing education – this is your course! This session focuses on basic interviewing guidelines, including: preliminary interviews, types of testing,Continue reading “SQL Saturday (Baton Rouge) Saturday, August 1, 2015”

SQL Saturday #408 (Houston) Saturday, June 13, 2015

If you are in the Houston area, come to SQL Saturday on Saturday, June 13th. 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 discuss softContinue reading “SQL Saturday #408 (Houston) Saturday, June 13, 2015”