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There’s So Much Work Yet to be Done – #BlackBlogsMatter

There was an alarming, sickening and, sadly, not surprising story that hit the news last week; a lawsuit has been filed against General Motors (GM) in which 8 workers outline allegations of racist behavior, threats and intimidation in the workplace. This ongoing behavior, over a lengthy span of time, included a workplace where bathrooms

Work and Life and Everything In Between

My mother, who has dementia, has been living with us now for a week.   A really really REALLYlong week. Getting her to Louisiana was neither an easy task not did it occur in a particularly seamless fashion. Over the last month I made two emergency (last-minute) cross-country trips. While some of these travels took place in

The Worst Places to Work Award

Chances are pretty good that the city in which you live has some sort of “Best Places to Work” Award.  Mine does. Perhaps your company ponied up the $$ and applied for one of these awards; if you work in HR chances are you managed the entry including gathering reams of data and forcing (disguised as encouragement)

Employee Relations: Why Such a Bad Rap?

Once upon a time, on the heels of the Industrial Revolution, we heralded the birth of the Personnel HR profession.  Industrial Relations begat Labor Relations with its accompanying cliché: a smoke-filled room laden with labor bosses and cigar-chomping industrialists hammering out a collective bargaining agreement. As our profession matured we began to use the phrase Employee Relations

Zombie Human Resources; #DTHR Comes Back from the Dead

Podcasting is hot. It's so hot that every person I know seems to have a podcast. Sometimes it seems as if it's gotten to the point where one of my dogs (I put my money on Mr. Crumples) is soon to announce that he's starting up a podcast. And in the HR/Talent space we've got our