This Sunday, I will run my 8th Shamrock Shuffle since my first, in 2009. This has always been one of my favorite races as it was my first “official” race. It also represents the “unofficial” start of the racing season in Chicago. Until 2017, I used to listen to music for all of my runs. … More Shamrock Shuffle Playlist 2019
I’ve written about NCAA March Madness in the workplace the past two years. Check them out here and here. My thoughts have not changed on the subject so I’m not going to spend a ton of cyberspace on the subject. Whether you like sports or not, a good percentage of your employees have at least a … More How To Deal With March Madness In The Workplace
Have you ever wondered if your company is right for you? Do you think the grass is greener or do you lay awake at night and wonder if you’re at the right company? How would you really know? If you are wondering these things, I have one question to consider. If offered, would you invest … More How Much Is Your Employee Engagement Worth?
It’s been a tough couple of weeks. Some major challenges in the workplace and some hectic and super-busy times in my personal life can really add up and take its toll. I’ve written a lot about the HR professional’s need to take care of ourselves here, here, here, and here. I’ve advocated for using the … More Self-Care and Basketball
Around this time, many companies are have completed their merit and bonus cycles. It’s an HR practitioner’s favorite time of the year knee-deep in calibrations, talent conversations, and the distribution of bottomless pits of money to pay bonuses. Ok, that last part isn’t really true regardless of what employees think. It’s also the time of … More Everybody’s Underpaid
With my tongue firmly planted in cheek, I set out to see if I could do all the things every “successful” person does to get to where they are. If it works for “Bro Millionaire,” why can’t it work for me? As a reminder, I put the following routines to the test: Run outdoors 5 days … More The January Experiment Results Are In
Yes, it’s true. I’m looking to hire an HR Business Partner, based in Austin, to support Slalom’s southwest region. Why am I writing this post? Because I’m excited about building this team and I want to share it with the 6 of you who read this blog in the off-chance you may be interested or … More I’m Hiring an HR Person in Austin!