As a 20+ year HR professional, I have had my fair share of employee relations issues and team conflict. When I’m digging into these situations, many stem from an after-hours work setting or a failed attempt at team building. Inevitably, someone says, “And after a couple of drinks, Pat said…” According to Huddy’s Hotcakes HR … More Happy Hours Are The Worst Team Building Activities
It has been a long time since I’ve dedicated a post just to pancakes. Weekends tend to get away from me and I haven’t set aside time for me to write them up. But, with this post, I’m excited to share not only this week’s pancakes, but also my new Instagram account just for Huddy’s … More Pomegranate Pancakes
Earlier this week, while cooling down after a humid run, I came across an article entitled, “Sorry, HR, You Don’t Get Any Work Friends.” I almost threw up my post-run chocolate milk after reading one of the most depressing HR articles I’ve seen. The role of HR can be lonely and isolating enough as it stands, … More Yes, HR, You Can Have Friends At Work
There was a time in the not-so-distant past that I was in a bit of a career rut. While I loved the company I worked (and still currently work) for, there was something tugging at me about the human resources industry. I’ve been doing this thing for over twenty years and it was starting to … More What is Your Pancake Purpose?
In the world of “Hot Takes,” I’m going to do something I probably shouldn’t do and give my humble opinion on a current event happening in the HR world. Normally, I’d watch things shake out, get information from both sides, then form an opinion. But I ran my twitter mouth and committed to a post, … More My Thoughts On SHRM’s Relationship With The White House
The ongoing trend is to still tell people to unplug from their devices. There is not a day that goes by where some internet article written by an internet guru or lifehacker isn’t waxing poetic about cell phone addiction and ways to unplug. Yet, according to Huddy’s Hotcakes Consulting, 82% of content and information is … More Information and Content Addiction
Have you ever had a friend who knows full well what you do call to tell you about an HR pickle they’re in? One that reads your blog and knows more about HR and appropriate behavior than they lead you to believe? And do you let that friend off the hook when they tell you … More HR Friends Don’t Let Friends Behave Badly