Hello from Your Favorite HR Blogger

Hey, everybody, just wanted to say hello. I’m up to my eyeballs in work that doesn’t make me wealthy, which is the worst kind of work. When you work for a company and have a little bit of gravitas, people do things for you. When you work on your own, you watch your cash flow…

Details
thin-skinned

Thin-Skinned People on the Internet

What’s your worst quality? I am thin-skinned, which makes it hard to give me coaching or feedback. The good news is that I’m aware of it and make an effort to slow down, thank someone for constructive feedback, and process both the intent and content before I respond. Doesn’t always happen, but I’m trying. Carl…

Details

Getting The Menopause

Years ago, I worked in an HR department where menopausal HR ladies would rip off their sweaters, open the office windows, and crank up the air conditioning in the middle of winter because of hot flashes. I’d come in from a cold and snowy employee parking lot and scream, “Why is it so cold in…

Details

Take Control of Your Job Transition

Recently I had the pleasure of welcoming Patrick Lynch, President of CMP Southeast Region, to Let’s Fix Work. Now, we are all well aware that the workplace is changing and challenging. And that applies to people at all stages of their careers, from those just starting out to those who are possibly winding things down…

Details

Onboarding New Employees Successfully

In a recent episode of Let’s Fix Work, I spoke with Dane Hurtubise, Vice President of Platform and Partnerships at Greenhouse Software. We talked about moments that matter, whether it’s in the interview process, the hiring process, pre-boarding, or onboarding. Dane discusses how those moments matter and that they also better be great, especially in…

Details

Gratitude and Recognition in the Workplace

Laura Hamill, an expert in the well-being field and co-founder, Chief Scientist, and Chief People Officer of Limeade joined me on a recent episode of Let’s Fix Work. We had a great conversation about what it means to be a whole, healthy, functioning adult, plus non-toxic work environments and the actual work it takes to…

Details