Posts for "General"


3 “D’s” for Prioritizing Tasks at Work

From upstartHR
April 29, 2013 at 6:00 am
Prioritizing tasks at work is something that I constantly struggle with, especially when everything is a fire that needs putting out. These days I’m spending about 55 hours ... (more)

HR Competition or Cooperation?

From upstartHR
April 26, 2013 at 6:01 am
Today I want to talk about HR competition. And cooperation. It’s something that I stop to consider every so often, and I am curious if I’m the only one who really thinks ... (more)

Young Professional Events for SHRM Chapters

From upstartHR
April 24, 2013 at 6:05 am
Someone recently reached out to me about young professional events for SHRM chapters. A few years back I was tagged to be the Chair for the SHRM HR Young Professional Advisory ... (more)

9 Ways to Make HR More Credible

From upstartHR
April 22, 2013 at 5:59 am
If there’s one thing that HR lacks in many organizations, it’s credibility. Who really listens to what you have to say? Do your managers, leadership team, and line ... (more)

Measuring Human Resources Isn’t the Goal

From upstartHR
April 19, 2013 at 6:20 am
When we talk about metrics, analytics, and business intelligence, we forget that measuring human resources isn’t the goal.It’s an objective. Yes, we need to do it, ... (more)

I Have a Strategy, No You Don’t (Book Review Video)

From upstartHR
April 17, 2013 at 5:59 am
I Have a Strategy, No You Don’t by Howell J Malham, Jr.Recently I received this book to review. Honestly I picked it because of the title–it sounded unique and I was ... (more)

Career Readiness Skills, Video Games, and ACT Scores

From upstartHR
April 15, 2013 at 6:01 am
Video games are not a substitute for career readiness skills. They teach us nothing about hard work. They are not a magic tool to prepare the next generation to take the reigns ... (more)

Recruiting Process-How to Share Job Openings with SmartRecruiters and MailChimp

From upstartHR
January 11, 2013 at 6:45 am
Recruiting process improvement, at its finest.That’s the thought that whipped through my brain earlier this week when I was able to conquer a problem with our recruiting ... (more)

Business Boot Camp (Book Review)

From upstartHR
January 10, 2013 at 8:30 am
Business Boot Camp: Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your CareerMost of you know that I transitioned into a more formal leadership-type ... (more)

Monkey Management-Don’t Take the Monkey

From upstartHR
January 9, 2013 at 6:55 am
Don’t. Take. The. Monkey.Ever had someone stop by your desk, tell you about a problem, and walk away, leaving the mess in your hands? They just gave you a monkey. And what’s ... (more)

Tweak It (Book Review)

From upstartHR
January 8, 2013 at 6:55 am
Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day by Cali Williams YostTell me if you’ve heard this one.Bob heads home after a long day of work. He’s looking forward ... (more)

Develop Your Own State of the (HR) Union Address

From upstartHR
January 7, 2013 at 6:55 am
Every year, the President of the United States makes an address to the nation. The purpose of the annual “State of the Union” address is to give an account of the year’s ... (more)

HR Recertification Credits-Starting My Journey

From upstartHR
January 4, 2013 at 6:55 am
A few months back I published a short guide for those looking to get HR recertification credits with their PHR/SPHR through HRCI (info here). To be honest, I was a little selfish. ... (more)

Employee Productivity Management

From upstartHR
January 2, 2013 at 6:55 am
Employee productivity management is normally seen as a manager’s job, and that might be a good thing. Recent research has shown that some managers can achieve up to 10% increases ... (more)

2012 Review and 2013 Plans

From upstartHR
December 31, 2012 at 7:10 am
Another year gone by and an amazing one ahead. Today I just want to take a few minutes to talk about some of the things I’m planning for in 2013, including events, travel, ... (more)

The Titleless Leader (Book Review)

From upstartHR
December 28, 2012 at 6:58 am
The Titleless Leader: How to Get Things Done When You’re Not in Charge by Nan RussellI’m in a unique position. Due to the importance of my role (hey, HR is important, ... (more)

5 IFTTT Recipes for Recruiters

From upstartHR
December 27, 2012 at 6:50 am
There are new tools released every day that make our lives more complex, but I’ve been looking at IFTTT lately, and it’s all about making life simpler.IFTTT stands ... (more)

My Hope

From upstartHR
December 24, 2012 at 9:08 am
Christmas isn’t something that should upset or anger people. It isn’t something that should make a person feel uncomfortable. Yet that’s what it has become in ... (more)

My New Phone-A Love Story

From upstartHR
December 21, 2012 at 6:59 am
I’m sure the rest of you are just biding your time until you’re off for Christmas, so I’m going laid back today and tackling the age-old question: What does ... (more)

The Temp Factor (Book Review)

From upstartHR
December 20, 2012 at 6:55 am
The Temp Factor by Cathy ReillyRecently I received a copy of The Temp Factor: The Complete Guide to Temporary Employment for Staffing Services, Clients, and Temps from Cathy A. ... (more)

The Purpose of Human Resources

From upstartHR
December 19, 2012 at 7:07 am
What is the purpose of human resources in an organization?Have you ever wondered about the purpose of human resources? Does the stereotypical HR person represent you? Are we working ... (more)

5 Things to Do After You Get Certified

From upstartHR
December 17, 2012 at 7:01 am
Recently I had a friend get the PHR certification. We were talking about the process and what she should do after she got the official “pass” notification from HRCI, ... (more)

Blue Ridge Parkway

From Sebastian
December 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Gosh, it’s been a while. Just over three months! In my defence, it’s been a very busy three months, full of travel, and love, and food, and work, and weddings. When ... (more)

20 Most Popular Posts of 2012

From upstartHR
December 14, 2012 at 6:45 am
I say it every year, but WOW the past 12 months have flown by. This has been a year of growth and learning as well as loads of fun and friendship. I launched my first study course, ... (more)

Better Communication at Work-Fluff ‘n Stuff Matters

From upstartHR
December 12, 2012 at 6:45 am
If you’ve been thinking about having better communication at work, but you’re not sure how, here’s a quick tip from a former manager that has stuck with me.Every ... (more)