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February 13, 2013

My poor laptop was compromised and riddled with horrible viruses so I’ve been unable to write the past couple weeks. Falling behind on projects and deadlines both frustrated me immensely and taught me some things. More on that next week. Valentine’s Day is approaching! I’m looking forward to a little romantic getaway with my sweetie and […]

June 6, 2012

We all have bad days at work. We all have people we don’t like working with. We all have things we don’t like to do. We all have ideas we think are stupid but we have to  follow through with plan anyway. And sometimes these things all converge together on the same day, time and […]

May 17, 2012

Almost eight years ago, I found myself in my last year of undergrad searching for my niche in the world of psychology. I started out in clinical psychology and decided I didn’t want to diagnose and counsel for the rest of my existence so I set out on my quest to find my new niche. […]

May 2, 2012

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Today is May 2, 2012. Which isn’t significant at all for me.But May 1, 2012 was significant. It was the First Anniversary of this blog! Yay! At the 6 month mark, I had quite the celebration and spent a lot of time reflecting on where I started, where I was currently and where I was […]

March 20, 2012

If you know anything about me, you know that I love God, I love dance and I love being a mommy! But, let’s just talk about “dance” today, shall we? To some, the dance connection may be obvious; to others not so much….so let me break it down for you. Growing up, I think I […]

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!! Posts this week are all about my favorite workplace love stories. Enjoy! ********************************************************************************** Adam and Eva were my first experience with workplace romance. They worked in Accounting. I worked on-site as a staffing manager and my desk was in their area. Smack in between them actually. And, yes, that was as awkward […]

November 2, 2011

I am amazed that I’ve officially been blogging for 6-months … and I’m even more amazed at the amount of support I’ve received and all the great people I’ve met and all the new things I’ve learned in this short amount of time. This experience is everything I thought it would be and so much […]

October 31, 2011

Having a career in HR is tough. We spend most of our time in battling for priority, resources, time and voice in the organizations we belong to. Then we have to defend the policies, practices and decisions of the same organization to employees and enforcement entities. HR professionals are under-trained, over-worked and often burn out […]

October 5, 2011

Going “political” on a human resources blog is always risky. Politics is polarizing and HR is supposed to be neutral so any mention of such topics could alienate readers. However, sometimes an issue pops up that just screams too be discussed. And that’s why I found myself inspired by this post from Chris Fields at Cost […]

August 3, 2011

I attended a workshop last month on Worker’s Compensation. Yes, I learned some things — but what I remember most was the attire of the female presenters. It immediately took me back to an article from Women of HR’s Krista Francis about frumpy women in the workplace. One of the women was definitely a frump. […]