Sick and Tired (Guest Post by Jay Kuhns)

I must be coming down with something. That has to be it. What else could explain that sinking feeling in my stomach when I think about…well…you know. Maybe I’m not sick. Perhaps I’m just worn out…overextended…tired. Yes, I’m tired. There’s really no other explanation for… know. Or maybe you don’t. What’s Going On Normally I feelContinue reading “Sick and Tired (Guest Post by Jay Kuhns)”

Louisiana SHRM 2013 Recap

I’m a month behind in posting my recap and I 100% blame it on my new employer.  I’m delighted to be in a job that has me very busy with traveling, training, and dealing with issues all day long.  My evenings and weekends have filled up with catching up on family matters so this isContinue reading “Louisiana SHRM 2013 Recap”

A Balanced HR Partnership Can Impact the Bottom-Line (Guest post by Chris Ponder)

Flip to any HR site, blog, or article and you are likely to see someone discussing the role HR should play in today’s workplace. The discussion of HR’s role in the organization has been the talk for over a decade with HR department reviews ranging from driving the business forward to destructive, compliance police.In theContinue reading “A Balanced HR Partnership Can Impact the Bottom-Line (Guest post by Chris Ponder)”

All I Really Need to Know I Learned at Work

So I’m leaving one job and starting another.  It’s a great move and very much a career opportunity for the better (I hope). Essentially at my previous position I was in transactional HR and while I’ll still be doing some of that mostly it will be employee relations which is truly where I’m passionate aboutContinue reading “All I Really Need to Know I Learned at Work”

Interviewing Sandy Michelet

We’re less than two weeks away from Louisiana SHRM Conference and it’s time for another post in our series of “meet the Speakers!” Sandy will be speaking on “Do Re Me – How Thinking like a Musician can build a Better Team….and a Better Organization” which discusses how to think like a musician and useContinue reading “Interviewing Sandy Michelet”

Interviewing Robin Schooling

We’re weeks away from Louisiana SHRM Conference! Here’s another post in our series of “meet the Speakers!”  Robin will be speaking on “HR’s Turning Point: Are You Staying in Place or Moving Forward?” which discusses the evolution of HR and how upcoming rends require HR practitioners to change. So without further ado… What made you decideContinue reading “Interviewing Robin Schooling”

Interviewing The Buzz on HR (Sarah Williams)

As of today, we’re only a month away from Louisiana SHRM Conference! What better way to start getting the “buzz” out there than to interview a fellow HR colleague and speaker of the conference, our good friend “The Buzz on HR” or Sarah Williams. Sarah will be speaking on “How to Be an HR SuperContinue reading “Interviewing The Buzz on HR (Sarah Williams)”

Adam and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Communication

I once had an employee (we’ll call him Adam) and Adam was a “slacker”.  He was downright lazy, never completed things on time, always goofing around on the job, and never worked on stuff we wanted him to work on.  Despite this, Adam was brilliant.  In brainstorming sessions, group work, or just in talking to him, youContinue reading “Adam and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Communication”

Translating Employees

If you’ve ever heard of the book Men are From Mars, Women are Venus, then you know what I mean when I say that people sometimes speak two different languages. This got me to thinking about bosses and their employees. I’ve often had exit interviews where employees spilled their guts about the misdoings of theirContinue reading “Translating Employees”

Guest Post: Is your Employer Brand Costing you Top Candidates?

The most common complaint I hear from recruiters is the lack of qualified candidates available for each of their positions. The democratization of the application process means that recruiters are sometimes sifting through hundreds of candidates to find 5-10 to bring in for an interview. What many don’t realize, however, is that their employer brand may beContinue reading “Guest Post: Is your Employer Brand Costing you Top Candidates?”