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March 23, 2017

FILED under: Employee Relations

I’m a huge fan of the show This is Us. Every Tuesday, I’m perched on my couch with my tissues ready for the emotional roller coaster. One of the storylines centers around Randall, who is a bit of a workaholic, struggling with work/life balance while caring for his father with end-stage cancer. Ultimately, this leads […]

February 17, 2016

I have always had a love/hate relationship with workplace fun. I’ve seen employer attempts to create “fun workplaces” go horribly wrong … Instead of fostering cooperative happy, and more productive environments, it spawned competitive, entitled and ineffective environments. What was designed to create camaraderie and show appreciation developed into something divisive and disparaging. After many years […]

February 16, 2016

I’ve never been a big Beyonce fan. I’ve written about it on this blog before … But her talent and influence are undeniable. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 2 weeks, you know Beyonce released a controversial new song and video on February 6th. Then she performed the same new controversial […]

January 5, 2016

I didn’t write much on this site in 2015. I let the stuff of life zap my time and creativity so much that I missed the mark on many of my goals. That’s a bummer for me … But 2015 is over now. There’s nothing to be gained from continuing to beat myself up. So I […]

January 14, 2015

I got an email last week from the awesome Steve Browne announcing that he was hosting the first Carnival of HR for 2015. The Carnival has been around for almost 8 years now. Each week, one HR blogger takes a turn hosting. The host selects a theme and reaches out to other bloggers for either […]

January 13, 2015

I am a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I crossed in November 1996 through the Rho Rho Chapter  of the University of Richmond. I treasure my membership and affiliation with my Sorority and the relationships I share with my Sorors. I’ve written about it on this blog (read HERE) — and the post […]

January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!!!! I am excited for all that lies ahead of me for 2015. It is going to be a great year. That doesn’t mean 2014 was a bad one. Although there were several tough personal moments, I have to say it was a really good year. And I couldn’t close the door on […]

December 17, 2014

FILED under: Employee Relations

We are all familiar with the story “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens in which Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser of a boss, is visited by his dead partner and then three Christmas ghosts that help him see the error of his ways in order to turn over a new leaf before its too late. In […]

December 17, 2014

I love the Christmas holiday season. Since I started this blog, each year, I feature guest writers in December sharing HR lessons from class holiday movies. This year, my guests are all new contributors from the blogging team at Performance I Create. I’ve been writing for PIC since 2012. I love it because each month I […]

September 18, 2014

I came across an interesting employee relations issue a few months ago. Here’s a quick summary of what happened … A White female employee made a complaint about her Hispanic male supervisor, claiming he was treating her unfairly and was generally derelict in his duties as a manager. HR investigated the issue but we were […]