On Anxiety

I’m an anxious lady, but I do my best to keep it on lock-down. If I let myself spin out of control—which happens when I’m not taking care of myself—it’s hard to organize my thoughts and zip myself back up. Are you like me? Are you an everyday human being fighting an invisible battle that has nothing to…

Great HR

As I mentioned, I’m on the road discussing creativity and innovation in human resources. This is a dry subject. “Employer branding? Social recruiting? Multitenancy? It’s pure ecstacy!” I’m hired to deliver these workshops with a bit of humor, but sometimes this is a challenge for me. I once delivered a luncheon talk and my friend…

“I Hate People”

People suck. I hate people. People ruin everything. My job would be great if it weren’t for the people. This place would be awesome if it weren’t for all the people.   I have said all of those things in my life. Sometimes I mean it. Sometimes I don’t. But the outpouring of love and support after…

What is the SHRM-SCP?

Here is everything you want to know about the SHRM-SCP based on my site stats. What is the SHRM-SCP? The SHRM-SCP is a certification for senior-level HR professionals that is managed through SHRM, the world’s oldest HR association. This certification is new. It’s not an accredited certification and is not the same as having your CPA. If you…

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This is Why People Hate HR

I live in a world where aggressive, arrogant men swoop down from big consulting firms and hate the women who work in human resources. It’s creepy. They are “here to help us” while simultaneously undermining us. And some of those arrogant, aggressive men are women. (Et tu, Betty?) I spend an inordinate amount of time…