September’s Carnival of HR- Current Events

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September’s Carnival of HR- Current Events

September’s Carnival of HR Current events- we have a good mix of diversity and weather preparedness blogs! These blogs are relevant to each of us as we are facing them in our roles. Enjoy the thought leadership, tips and insights from HR experts who want to share their knowledge. This month’s theme was current events: Dorothy Dalton shares some great insights on diversity and the challenges company face. The infamous Robin Schooling give tips on how HR can prepare for emergency weather issues via our friends at HROS. Yvonne LaRose gives us a great take on multiple diversity topics: diversity from the

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Listen

My brother and I were driving to a family function the other day. Usually we would be talking about what adventures his kids were up to or how work is going. Instead we started talking about politics. Because who doesn’t want some lighthearted political conversation while sitting in rush hour traffic?!?! We got into some heavy things and covered a lot of ground. I was happy when I got out of the car. Not because traffic was crazy and not because I “won.” I was happy because even though it was a heavy conversation, we were able to listen to

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Are We There Yet? Diversity Numbers

I was recently on a road trip with some friends and the obligatory, “Are we there yet?” was asked more than a few times. After the trip, I was reflecting on this statement. Every child learns when they are in the car for any extended period of time to ask, “Are we there yet?”  Of course, my thoughts turned to how this applies to diversity numbers. “Are we there yet” is something every D & I professional and company executive is asking. As a diversity champion I wish I could say yes to this question every time. First though, let me share two

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Prim & Proper Investigations

Prim & Proper Investigations

HR Investigations . . . This post isn’t for the O.G.*, pearl and cardigan wearing, HR lady. Nope, it’s for the newbies who still need a bit of direction. Although hopefully, I can remind everyone of the basics for Employee Relations= HR investigations. Inevitably, there will be a time in your HR career when you will complete an investigation. HR Investigations are an important part of being a generalist and need to be handled in a prim and proper way. If they are good, investigations can ensure a safe and happy workplace. We always want our employees to be comfortable when they are at

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How Do I Give Feedback?

Too much of anything is bad, right? I believe this to be true in most circumstances. Too much food, you get sick. Too much exercise, sore muscles and possible injuries. Too much booze, well…. that can lead to too much of other things! But what about feedback? Is there a circumstance where too much feedback is just, well, too much? Or the other extreme, when you are not getting any at all. That’s not great either, right? Or what if you don’t know how to give feedback? I was working for a large company a few years back and it

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You’re an Imposter!

Imposter Syndrome It is that voice in the back of my head. At any moment I will get the call. My teacher, a boss, or even a family member is going to call me and tell me that I am a fraud. That I am not good enough for where I am in life. That I don’t deserve this level of happiness or success. One of my team members was on maternity leave a few months back. I asked her to come in for a quick check-in meeting before she came back, and so I could meet her beautiful baby girl.

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Learn from the Best

I still consider myself fairly new to this blogging thingamajig. I have joined a pretty cool fraternity of writers who want to make companies and people better. I hope to live up to the standards they set. These HR experts are who you should follow if you want to get better at HR, by getting better at business. I believe this is key for any HR practitioner to succeed. Do you want to be better at Human Resources? Do as I do and learn from the HR Experts. #1- Robin Schooling (@robinschooling): Full transparency, Robin is my HR spiritual gangster/guide aka blogging mentor. She uses humor

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HR Effing Rocks

I was at a social occasion last weekend and the question of, “What do you do for a living?” came up. I let my new friend know that I work in Human Resources and mostly function as an HR Business Partner. They then asked, “Well what does that actually mean? What does HR do?” Wow- great questions. I sit around eating bon-bons . . . just kidding. Oh, some days, I wish this were true. But unfortunately, they make me work for my paycheck. Sons of guns! So, what does an HR Business Partner do? I play chess. I sit down with leaders and think

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Connex Group- HR & Employee Benefits Sector

Connex Group- HR & Employee Benefits Sector

A couple weekends ago, I was able to attend the Connex Group‘s HR and Employee Benefits Sector Meeting. A trip to New Orleans for a conference? Sure, you bet! And just for good measure- a stop at Cafe Du Monde? Of course! I enjoyed the format of this conference. They interviewed each of the attendees beforehand to determine which sessions made the most sense. It was also in the format of think tanks for most of the sessions. This helped to have a more intimate discussion with other HR execs, which was amazing. Instead of sharing an overview of each session, here are a few

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HR’s Favorite Topic: Policies

HR’s Favorite Topic: Policies

HR’s Favorite Topic: Policies “I love employee handbooks and manuals.  Binders with lots of rules and regulations for every employee to follow- HECK YEAH!”   -No HR Professional EVER I think there is a misconception that most HR folks are in love with policies and procedures and rules.  We aren’t. If it was up to me everyone would come to work and do amazing things and get along with each other (in an HR appropriate way of course).  Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. While reviewing a new policy last week, my team and I reviewed why it was important to have

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