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September 10, 2014

I attended a HR luncheon not too long ago. I arrived early and found no one there I knew. Instead of going into introvert mode, I decided to sit down at a table, join the conversation and try to make some new connections. Here’s what I walked in on … “It’s been over a year of […]

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 16, 2014

I was on my unscheduled blogging sabbatical when the announcement about the HRCI and SHRM certification split was made, sending shockwaves thru the HR profession and social media. In case you’ve been out of the loop, here’s some links I found really informative about the change. – Check out the SHRM Certification website – Ben […]

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 […]

February 5, 2014

Well, I did it … I successfully passed the SPHR exam on my first attempt! I still can’t believe I did it, but I did. As I said in my last post, I felt a lot of pressure and anxiety heading in to the exam. And it was my sincerest hope I would come out […]

January 29, 2014

On Friday, January 31st, I sit for the SPHR exam — one of the hardest professional certification exams on the planet. The exam I’ve run from for almost a decade because I hate standardized tests more than I hate peas. And I really hate peas. Just ask my mother. To say I am nervous about […]

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 […]