HR Tech Fest – Washington DC #hrtf16

Hi, everybody. Wanted to tell you about HR Tech Fest in Washington DC. HR has moved beyond its operational role and is fast transforming into a focused and disciplined strategic business function, and technology is the essential enabler of this transformation. Is your organization prepared? Join us at HR Tech Fest to meet the best and…

DisruptHR Chicago #disruptHRChi

Hey, guys. I wanted to tell you about DisruptHR Chicago. I won’t be there, but it looks great. Disrupt is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders and people in the HR field. Are you tired of the same old approach to Human Resources? Are you ready to start talking…

“Don’t Die”

I’m off to Istanbul. People keep telling me, “Don’t die.” As if I’ll get caught up in the Syrian conflict or the ongoing fight against radical extremism. Or maybe they think I’ll get hit by a truck. Those things might happen, but what’s the alternative? Stay home and be a middle-aged white woman who fears…

Beds

My husband and I can’t seem to agree on beds. We moved to North Carolina in 2008. We had a queen-sized Stearns & Foster mattress that was slowly turning into a taco. Every night, I slept in a saggy pocket of sadness. We eventually had a conversation about the bed in 2010 or 2011. I…

Work Life Cats

My world is work life cats. I’m not messing around. I wake up between 6:30 and 7:00 AM because my poonchy cat, Emma, is hungry. That’s fine except we “free feed” our cats and she has dry food bowls all around the house. Doesn’t matter. Emma likes to eat “breakfast crunchies” from a particular dish…

Really great things to say at work.

Consulting is a tough business. Sometimes I feel weak, overwhelmed, stressed, upset, annoyed, or just plain exhausted. Sometimes I’m okay and notice that others are stressed. Here are some really great things to say at work on both sides of the aisle. I know you don’t have enough time. How can I help? You seem preoccupied.…

HR Bloggers and Analysts

Money has ruined the HR technology market, and it’s destroyed the HR bloggers and analysts. Especially me. I love seeing my friends earn a little cash, but everybody is so afraid of being left behind in the next great recession that very few people are willing to take risks and write boldly. I’m to blame.…