The obstacles of data-informed decision-making

I recently welcomed Eric Knudsen to my podcast, Let’s Fix Work. Eric is the Manager of People Analytics at Namely, the all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits platform built for today’s employees. Together we talked all about using data for informed decision-making. Let’s face it, one of the things HR isn’t known for is using data.…

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Human Resources and Cannabis

I have a friend who hates her job and suffers lower back pain and anxiety. Wait, that’s not fair. I have at least seven girlfriends who fit this composite character. They all take cannabis in some form to alleviate symptoms and improve their overall quality of life. The transformation in my generation has been remarkable.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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