HR Summer School

I’m excited to announce an incredible event happening this summer – HR Summer School! Organized by Ben Eubanks, This event is a global, virtual HR summit that aims to be the largest in the world. It will be live-streamed June 1st through June 5th, and registration is FREE. Register here – Unlike most of the virtual contentContinue reading “HR Summer School”

It’s not a War on Talent, it’s a Competition.

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Northeast HR Association (NEHRA) Talent Acquisition conference in Boston. While my specialty isn’t recruitment I found it great to be in the room with passionate recruiters who truly want to merge candidate experience with new technology to forge ahead in this new competition for talent. theContinue reading “It’s not a War on Talent, it’s a Competition.”

Imagine HR Unleashed

Dear HR speakers, presenters, “gurus,” “thought-leaders,” Look, I get it. We’re the worst. We focus too much on transactional HR. We have difficulty thinking “outside the box.” We don’t push the envelope. We aren’t creative. We have trouble being the HR you want to see. But “Sally HR” has become a trope that’s overused regardlessContinue reading “Imagine HR Unleashed”

#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”


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”

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 #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.

HRTact Speaking at SQL Saturday in Baton Rouge (Aug 3, 2013)

If you are located in and around the Baton Rouge area and free on Saturday, August 3rd please come to the SQL Saturday Conference in Baton Rouge. SQL Saturday is a free 1-day training event for IT professionals that focus on providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions by local volunteers. For the career developmentContinue reading “HRTact Speaking at SQL Saturday in Baton Rouge (Aug 3, 2013)”

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”