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July 24, 2014

Each year, on the Anniversary of the launch of my The Buzz on HR, I look back at my very first post and reflect on how my views on the profession have changed. This is my very first post ever. Here’s the post for my 1st bloggiversary. Here’s the post for my 2nd bloggiversary. Sadly, […]

July 3, 2014

I’ve never been to a SHRM National Conference. So I was really excited when I was selected as a blogger for the 2014 Conference, which was going to be in one of my favorite places and feature some of my favorite people as speakers. I dreamed of eating in Disney World with my BlogFFs and […]

June 26, 2014

… I shouldn’t have left you … Depending on the era you were born, you can finish that lyric in any number of ways. It’s hard to believe it’s been over 2 months since I last posted anything on this blog. I’ve never gone that long without writing since I launched 3 years ago. Yikes […]

January 8, 2014

Happy New Year!! I took an unplanned, unexpected break from blogging from Thanksgiving until now … I experienced a death in my family just 10 days before Christmas. The toll it took on me surprised me. A lot. I really needed to take a break. So I did. As this year kicks off, I’m still […]

November 27, 2013

I love this time of year. As soon as Halloween is over, I almost immediately become reflective and grateful and hopeful about the year gone by and the year to come. I’ve said it over and over how much my life has changed since the summer of 2012. New job. New relationship. New car. New […]

October 30, 2013

In October, Spherion released highlights of their research and reporting on trends in the workforce. They have surveyed nearly 200,000 people on this topic since the survey started in 1997. I found the Emerging Workforce Study (EWS) results absolutely fascinating — and I think HR really needs to pay attention. These stats give great insight […]

October 17, 2013

I’ve spent much of the last year working to improve my organization’s recruiting and hiring processes. One of the main goals was moving our application process completely online. Being a small staff, we have to make optimal use of technology to track the success of our hiring. Like all organizations, we need to maintain a steady […]

October 9, 2013

Last week, I had the privilege to speak at the 2013 North Carolina SHRM Conference as a concurrent speaker. It was the first time I would present at a conference without a major social media push and presence. It also wasn’t an environment where my reputation preceded me through my writing or through my daily work. […]

August 28, 2013

Last week, I attended the HR Florida State Conference in Orlando. It was fantastic!! I wrote two posts about my thoughts and experiences while I was there. Check them out 2 Miles from Disney World Boulder and Bolder If there was one “negative” about the experience, it was how many of the concurrent presenters were attorneys […]

June 6, 2013

I’ve had a great month of guests to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of The Buzz on HR! Each one brought a fresh perspective and reminder for me on why I’m so devoted to this profession and its work. Thank you Julie Waddell for confirming again that HR’s duty is to balance business needs with employee rights/needs. […]