The Best Defense is a Good Offense

I originally published this post with Procurious. “The best defense is a good offense.” No doubt you’ve heard this phrase. It’s been attributed to many different leaders, Michael Jordan, Knute Rockne, George Washington. But it’s an adage that’s just as old as war. This idea is also shared in business. Get out ahead of the …

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5 Ways To Make Yourself Indispensable at Work

I first published this post for Procurious. Indispensable. I’ve never been a big fan of that word, particularly when talking about the workplace. Indispensable employees can never take uninterrupted time off. Indispensable employees don’t move into new roles. When indispensable employees leave, we try to find their duplicate who can “hit the ground running” so …

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#HRSocialHour #TwitterChat January 24

Here we are half way through the first month of 2021 and some of you may have set some resolutions that include learning. My favorite way to learn is from other HR Pros, so I am really looking forward to this topic! I can't wait to hear what you are planning to learn more about …

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#Top5HRReads (and listens to) for January 15

Let's fix job postings! Keristen Greggs spoke with Katrina Kibben about red flags job seekers should look for in job postings. And at the same time, these are things employers can look for to improve their own postings. If there was one constant in 2020, it was change! And the best way to help staff …

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#Top5HRReads (and listens to) for January 8

2021 certainly started rough! We are all aware of what happened in Washington DC on January 6. Most of us are likely still reeling. Not only do we need to take care of ourselves, but employees are looking at us as either leaders or HR to say or do something. So first off, please take …

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#HRSocialHour First Chat of 2021

While I didn't make an official resolutions for 2021, I did, optimistically, purchase a planner. But I'm looking forward to getting into the swing of Twitter chats and seeing what this year has to offer, personally and professionally. I hope you will join us 1/10, 7 pm ET on Twitter and will share what you …

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Top 5 Podcast Episodes to kick off 2021

As we kick off 2021, I want to get back in the habit of sharing the top 5 things you should be reading or listening to. And what better way to start than with my favorite #HRSocialHour or #HRWonderWomen episodes! 5. 2020 forced a lot of virtual meetings and I'm happy that I didn't let …

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So Long 2020, one last #HRSocialHour #TwitterChat

2020 has been a LONG year. Personally and professionally, I've seen a lot. Loss, growth, challenge. One thing that has sustained me is Gratitude. Change is inevitable and is not always what we've hoped for. But regardless of how we come out on the other side, we can be thankful for the journey. And that's …

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Crossover #TwitterChat! #HRSocialHour & #HRForAll December 8

Who doesn't love a good, classic crossover? As we close out 2020, Jon & I are excited to end with 2 crossover chats on December 8 we will join Micole Garatti and Cory Kapner at their monthly #HRForAll chat. They have been hosting this through 2020 & we are thrilled to have another Twitter chat …

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Are You a Job Hopper?

Recently, on Twitter of course, some self-proclaimed recruitment expert (who will not be quoted or given credence here) stated a major RED FLAG on a resume is someone changing jobs every 18 months. I started to reply there, several times, but there's so much to break down in that short tweet, I thought I'd just …

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