You Have Earned a Vacation Day

You have earned a vacation day. Whether or not you can afford a vacation is another story. Although many people are still mired in the credit card debt from before the recession, it’s still possible to turn off the computer and take a break from work without breaking the budget. Think local. Do you ever…

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Workforce Analytics #vestricslive

I was lucky enough to participate in a webinar with Gene Pease and Vestrics on the subject of workforce analytics. Gene and I talked about the future of human resources (people, data, information), and he took the time to define measurements, metrics and analytics for HR professionals. We both agree that the words are misused. If…

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Tumblr, Selfies and Truth

I have a Tumblr account that is a clusterfuck of epic proportions. I follow bands, art museums, scientists, authors, and a large group of teenagers who hate themselves but always share life-affirming quotes. I follow men who like bunnies and women who are always on diets. And I drop in on a ton of fitness…

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Murder Cheese

I love running, but I am an inconsistent runner. Right now, I am tired. My body is a little sore. I have been taking it easy on myself. I signed up to run the TarHeel 10 Miler, last weekend, but I considered skipping it. Who would know? Who would care?! But I decided to pick…

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The Cobbler’s Children Go Unshod

The one thing I’ve learned about being a solopreneur is that the cobbler’s children go unshod. I am helping a few HR technology companies create and implement progressive marketing strategies. I am coaching a few young women on how to be more effective human resources leaders. I am headed down to SHRM ATL to help…

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Human Resources Conference Speakers

I am excited to return to Grand Cayman on May 14 where I’ll keynote the 11th Annual CISHRP Conference. Let me get a few things out of the way. Yes, there are HR professionals in Grand Cayman. Yes, they have a conference. Yes, they are always looking for good human resources conference speakers like you.…

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Personal Branding

I am excited to keynote RecruitDC and talk about personal branding. As many of you know, I don’t believe in personal brands. You are not a bottle of laundry detergent. You have a soul. I’m skeptical about the concept of “personal branding” because it can go south pretty quickly. I have a bunch of friends…

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