Happy Hours Are The Worst Team Building Activities

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

Overwhelmed. Overloaded. Overjoyed. A #SHRM18 Recap

Whew! The 2018 Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) annual conference is over. 24 hours later and I’m still letting the whole experience sink in. I’m usually not at a loss for words, but this conference has me searching for the right things to say. After reflecting a bit, I realize I cannot put into … More Overwhelmed. Overloaded. Overjoyed. A #SHRM18 Recap

A Preview to #SHRM18

This Sunday, SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) will kick off its annual conference in Chicago. I’m fortunate and honored to be one of the official bloggers for the conference along with some of the best HR pros and bloggers in the industry. This will be my third SHRM annual conference, attending all three in … More A Preview to #SHRM18

HR is Everywhere

I woke up, this morning, to a snowy surprise. I had planned for a nice outdoor 5-mike run, but Mother Nature had other plans. She’s been funny in the early spring. From Minneapolis to Indianapolis, the Midwest has been experiencing more April snow showers than rain showers. Given the probable icy conditions, I headed to … More HR is Everywhere