People on the Internet

Someone googled “what to do when husband beats you and you have kids” and they came to my site. Many people on the internet are jokesters and fools. Some people on social networking sites are stalkers or bullies. But most people are honest, hardworking people who are looking for reliable answers to tough questions. I…

The Definition of HR

I saw a tweet from a #sxswi attendee. @garyvee HR used to be at the bottom. Now it’s at the top. #SXSW @garyvee — Fatima Lora (@FatimaDLora) March 14, 2015 If you can’t read the tweet, I will paraphrase it. Gary Vaynerchuk is quoted as saying that HR used to be at the bottom, and…

Polite HR #politeHR

I don’t land HR consulting gigs. The gigs land on me. Lately, I’ve been asked to help “polite HR departments” think about how to operate more effectively. What’s a polite HR organization? First of all, I lump it into one word: PoliteHR. Sometimes I call it #politeHR. PoliteHR it’s a departmental archetype of sorts, but…

Roxy Turns Six Months!

Roxy turns six months old, this weekend. She just survived her first experience with our awesome babysitter. (She’s growing up so fast!) I prefer to celebrate “gotcha days” more than birthdays, but six months is a big deal. First up, she is still alive. That’s a milestone for a kitty who comes from the city streets…