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”


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.”

How to Tell a Temp GTFO

I’m calling some manager’s out for not having the cajones to deal with temps.  Temporary workers are something that I’ve had a lot of experience using and there’s some good temp agencies and some bad. Is it just me or does it seem like managers don’t know what to do with temps upon termination? WhenContinue reading “How to Tell a Temp GTFO”

"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?"”

Having Lazy Employees is Your Fault

Dear Managers, I’m tired of you labeling employees as “lazy.”  First off, it’s name-calling and in some cases (where it goes too far) it could be constituted as bullying.  So you have an employee that’s not cutting the mustard?  Try out these tips below: To continue reading go this post on blogging4jobs.com…

Wave Your Freak Flag

Hr professionals should be weird. I’m just sayin.I don’t mean creepy stalkering weird, but kooky, quirky and different. If we’re in the business of embracing diversity and creating a culture of openness then we should not be the “norm” What I mean by that is that at the heart of every HR person is someone whoContinue reading “Wave Your Freak Flag”

The 7 Stages of Negative Feedback

Ever been in a situation where you’ve had to give professional negative feedback or receive it yourself? If you’ve been in either situation – it’s tough.  From both sides of the table.  In my career I’ve had to tell employees that their performance isn’t meeting expectations and it always leaves me with an upset stomach.  I can’t imagine thatContinue reading “The 7 Stages of Negative Feedback”