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…

Who’s POV Matters in HR?

Years ago, I worked for a Worldwide VP of Human Resources who made the fatal mistake of standing before a group of HR women and misidentifying one of the eligibility rules for a program called FMLA. “Who doesn’t know basic HR stuff like that?” “With a big title like that, you’d think he’d know FMLA.”…

Marathon Monday: Don’t Hit Me

I run through the UNC campus on Saturday mornings. There are two benefits. 1. Empty streets. 2. Whenever someone is out, you are guaranteed good people-watching opportunities! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve assumed that the campus was empty, run across the street, and nearly been knocked over by someone who is turning…