Dec. 11

Events From 2017 That Will Make a Lasting Impact in the Workplace >

I love reading trend predictions, but also enjoy the thoughtful look-back.  Makes me wish I’d saved some of those workforce articles from the 9o’s.  Lotus Notes.  Personal Digital Assistants.  Beavis and Butthead.  Casual Fridays. While I don’t miss the drama over what “casual” Fridays vs. jeans Fridays meant, there is a nostalgia that gets me this time of year.  Perhaps it’s remembering when holiday parties didn’t require a legal statement or drug test the next day. …

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Dec. 4

Salary History Inquiries Are on the Way Out. What’s Your Game Plan? >

The hiring process is a complex and critical business issue for most organizations. The stakes are high, particularly in our current low-unemployment climate where the challenge of finding the right talent has increased exponentially. Every organization has a pressing need to fill key positions with new team members who have the right skills and abilities to do the job and align with the company culture. Amid this pressure to get…

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Nov. 8

Through Hell and High Water: Your People Strategy >

After the Houston Astros knocked off three historic teams—The Red Sox, Yankees and Dodgers—the city of Houston celebrated its first-ever World Series Championship.  “Houston Strong“, coined post-Hurricane Harvey, became the mantra and the common thread that bound players, fans and observers together. Beer was certainly part of that celebration, and Budweiser produced another tear-inducing spot that gave props to a city and team that went through “hell and high water”. Going through…

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Oct. 3

How Do You Want To Go Out? >

I read an article recently called, “What your burial outfit says about you“.  Evidentially the phrase “bury me in this” on Twitter is a thing. Most of the tweets are selfies taken by 20-somethings nowhere near death, and feature slinky outfits you see at gyms or clubs (or so I’m told…). The article goes on to describe the shift in death-wear from formal, Sunday-best attire to more casual and statement…

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Aug. 31

A Prayer for Texas >

As a native Houstonian, now living in Austin, I feel beyond helpless.  I offer up a prayer, mashed together from social media posts, texts and thoughts over the last few days from my family, friends, HR pros, colleagues, neighbors and fellow Texans. Now I lay me down to sleep. While the sound of rain used to comfort, it now is terrorizing Houstonians need the rain to stop.  Days without sleep…

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Aug. 4

Kiss My Grit >

Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the t.v. show Alice.  Each time over-the-top waitress Flo would tell diner owner Mel to “Kiss my grits,” I’d laugh.  I loved grits,  so as a kid couldn’t understand why she used the phrase as a put down or shove off as opposed to a wonderful invitation.  I get it now. GRIT, like grits, is golden.  And GRIT should be a critical consideration in hiring –…

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