HR Advisor

Do you work in HR? Do you want to be promoted and make more money? Do you like being in charge? Are you ready to help your company make some important decisions? Well, sorry, your options are limited. There is one senior-level HR job at your company. Maybe it’s a CHRO — someone with fiduciary obligations…

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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…

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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…

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Not Everybody is a Little Bit Irish

It’s been said that everybody in America is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Is your name Rajeev Motwani and were you born in Philly? Are you Shelley Tyszkiewicz from Cleveland? Doesn’t matter. St. Patrick’s Day is the one day we’re all encouraged to drink Guinness and eat corned beef and cabbage like…

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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…

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Marathon Monday: Tobacco Road Marathon

Hey, everybody. I finally fulfilled my goal of volunteering at a marathon. I woke up at 5AM to volunteer at the Tobacco Road Marathon. I set up a water station at mile marker 2/24 with a team of employees from Allscripts. On the way to the marathon, I got lost. (No coffee!) I had to…

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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…

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