Book Review: You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

  A friend recommended this book to me because I’m currently unemployed because she said it’s uplifting, and so I figured it’d be a good motivational read. I always try to keep non-fiction, fiction, and self-help in rotation in my reading because I’m moody my mood shifts. Right now, I’m enjoying reading Tipping Points by Malcolm Gladwell,Continue reading “Book Review: You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero”

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.”

"Hey, How’s it Going?"

I have a great boss right now.  It’s still early on to really determine as to whether or not this is a long-term fact or if I’m still in the honeymoon phase with the whole idea, but there’s one thing in particular that I like about my boss.  Every once and a while, at leastContinue reading “"Hey, How’s it Going?"”

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”