I was recently speaking with a new colleague and, after our discussion, she said, “Wow, you’re so organized!” I nearly choked on my coffee. That may have been the first time in my life that I’ve heard someone refer to me as organized. If you read all of the Forbes and Inc. articles of the … More Are You Organized?
I take the train to work and, every summer, the cars get a little more occupied. It’s summer intern season and the college kids flock to the city in their best business dress to seek that golden resume builder. For some, this is their first internship experience. For others, their 2nd or even 3rd. Entry-level … More Do You Remember Your Summer Job?
I really look forward to the weekend. No, this is not a cliche. I look forward to the weekend because it gives me time to renew and refresh. Time to do something a little different than the Monday-through-Friday HR thing. I get the chance to work on some projects or hobbies that I otherwise don’t … More Weekends are for Renewal
I have spent the past 3 and a half years trying to figure out the best Sunday pancake recipes and top the previous week’s creations. I know this sounds silly, but this process would consume my Friday nights, and many of my Saturday thoughts. Yes, I’m that boring of a guy. This process would consist … More Back to Some Pancake Basics
The NBA Finals are coming to a close, quite possibly very soon, and it’s time for the inevitable “What HR Can Learn from The NBA Finals” rant. I’m starting to get the hang of these. While I’m not a huge NBA fan, I’ll catch a glimpse at the games, because it’s the finals and I … More Your Top Talent Wants To Win
Today is the last day of school for my girls. Across the country, schools are, or will be, letting out for that much-needed summer break. It’s also the time of year for vacations, renewal, and some added stress and anxiety for employees. Parents are juggling a new routine of camps, sitters, and daycare. Employees without … More Summer and the Workplace
I work for a fantastic company. In addition to being a high-performing culture, we like to have fun. A lot of fun. Whether it’s a quarterly event to recognize the great work by our employees or a weekend-long get-away to extend the recognition, we really know how to celebrate. Leading up to, or during these … More Everybody Plays an HR Role