Have you'll seen the endless screaming Twitter account? Check it out, I think it will help. We apply for jobs everyday, all candidates won't be the applicant chosen, and you need to know how to deal with that emotion. I've had this happen a few times, when I was younger, I pretty much got every job… Continue reading Dear Applicant 4 – Learn How to Take Rejection
We all know SHRM and the great resources they offer, at least I hope you do if you're in the HR field. But how about those local chapters that are close to your home or work affiliated with SHRM? My local SHRM chapter is NASHRM, the Northern Alabama Society of Human Resources and this year… Continue reading Local SHRM Chapters 101
Lately, I've found myself saying the word busy a lot in conversations with others. I'll go out with my friends and tell them how busy I am at work. I tell my boss I'm so busy the filing couldn't get done today. When companies calling trying to sell me something, I'll tell them I'm too… Continue reading Are You Busy or Idle?
I believe callbacks hold a special place in the hearts of the #HR recruiter life, that's the best way to describe them. Personally, I've had a lot of experiences with callbacks, both making them and receiving them. They aren't my favorite part of the job, I'll be honest about that, however, they are very important.… Continue reading Dear Applicant 3 – Let’s Talk Callbacks!
Here we are the 2nd post for the Dear Applicant Mini Series discussing the joys of interviewing. I've given a lot of interviews in my years, more of them have been given as an assistant manager than as an HR pro. I've learned a lot about people by conducting those interviews and figuring out how to… Continue reading Dear Applicant 2 – Interviewing 101
This is my 20th Blog Post !!! I'm so excited that I've made it this far in the HR blogging world and very thankful to everyone that has come and supported the blog. It hasn't been 20 years or even 20 months, but 20 is a big deal and it's normally around the age that… Continue reading Dear Applicant … A Mini Series
Summer school is officially in session. I always find myself extremely excited to start a new course on the journey to my Master's Degree. Normally I go out and buy a lot of new pens, even though this is an online based course. I pick out my new notebook, the paper is one thing I am really… Continue reading Students of HR
You can't pour from an empty cup ... You clicked the link don't run away now. Emotions at work can be a hard pill to swallow for some HR individuals, managers, and company executives. It's one of those topics that we shy away from or outright ignore and expect people to discuss off of company… Continue reading What About Me?
After the #SHRM17 conference, I had a lot of time to think about how I could create change in the workplace. However, I haven't been in my role for a very long time with my company and I'm not exactly sure how to create change in an environment that is already built. While attending an… Continue reading Creating Change from #SHRM17
SHRM17 Day 3 was a day of inspiration. The speakers I attended really hit home on what HR should be to our team members. On my schedule today on sessions to attend, I knew I couldn't miss out on Steve Browne "Brand Name HR: Giving Your Function Life and Purpose!" It was everything I needed… Continue reading You Inspire Me – SHRM17 Day 3 Recap