Ten Things to NOT do at Job Fairs (for Employers)

In my career I’ve done a lion’s share of job fairs. While they seem “old fashioned” they are still (imo) the best way to get in front of employees, to find out what the market looks like, and  network. Employers show up with signage, free trinkets, and a smile trying to entice potential candidates toContinue reading “Ten Things to NOT do at Job Fairs (for Employers)”

Ten Things to NOT do at Job Fairs (for Candidates)

In my career I’ve done a lion’s share of job fairs. While they seem “old fashioned” they are still (imo) the best way to get in front of employees, to find out what the market looks like, and be able to network. Employers show up with signage, free trinkets, and a smile trying to enticeContinue reading “Ten Things to NOT do at Job Fairs (for Candidates)”

Just Say No to Policy Dependence

“Do we have a policy on…?”“Can you pull a job description for…?”“I have a bunch of employees who….” These are comments I hear from managers on a daily if not weekly basis. And in my years in HR when I’ve heard them I’ve learned to ask questions to get to the root of the issue.Continue reading “Just Say No to Policy Dependence”

Gravitas.

I don’t expect perfection from my co-workers, employees, managers, etc.I don’t expect days free from stress.I don’t expect all work to get done accurately.I don’t expect work to even get done on time. I do expect composure.In fact, I demand it. Most of the situations I deal with in employee relations distill themselves down toContinue reading “Gravitas.”

SQL Saturday #328 (Birmingham) Saturday, August 22, 2014

If If you are in the Birmingham area, come to SQL Saturday on Saturday, August 22nd. Free event. Lots to learn. I’ll be speaking about: Giving Feedback: How to Effectively Communicate to your Employees As a manager or team leader giving effective feedback is vital to the success of projects. In this session we will discuss soft skillsContinue reading “SQL Saturday #328 (Birmingham) Saturday, August 22, 2014”

SQL Saturday #324 Saturday, August 2, 2014

If If you are in the Baton Rouge area, come to SQL Saturday tomorrow. Free event. Lots to learn. I’ll be speaking about “Interview Tips for Managers” (what you should and shouldn’t ask, etc.) If you’re in the tech field, you definitely need to be there, big event, tons of networking. Stop by and say hi.

Carnival of HR: HR Resolutions

Happy New Year to all! It’s that time of year for introspection and reflection. How will you grow this year? As promised… for Carnival of HR I’m hosting “HR Resolutions” from around the globe.  These are various blog posts that speak about new trends, past mistakes, and a call to action from our HR colleagues.Continue reading “Carnival of HR: HR Resolutions”

Guest Speaker on Drive Thru HR – Check it out!

Popular Social Networking Internet Radio with DriveThru HR on BlogTalkRadio DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth ofContinue reading “Guest Speaker on Drive Thru HR – Check it out!”