After quite a bit of coaxing and some valuable  coaching I have decided to launch into the world with a new blog of my own. While I have posted on several other sites this endeavor leaves me no where to run and hide if I really offend someone – and I will.  If you would like to know a little bit more about the blog and the guy behind it, just visit the about page; otherwise make the connection by yourself.

In this my first post I would like to talk about how I got to this point.  Looking back I first post on a blog site in  December of 2007.  At that time I was following some bloggers who are still on the scene today. Those pioneers are Suzanne Lucas The Evil HR Lady, Wally Bock – Three Star Leadership and Allison Gree at Ask a Manager.  These folks are still doing it, so hats off to them for thier service and longevity.  Take a look at them and learn from thier wisdom!

At HR Official I am going to talk about Human Resources related stuff, from my views as an HR Generalist and as an Ice Hockey Official. Many times during my work day I feel like a referee, and when I am on the ice I feel like a Compliance Manager.   I will try to make the connection.  There is an old adage in officiating that at the end of the game if both coaches are mad – you  did a good job. 

I hope to see many of my old friends in this space, and to make some new friends as well. 

So here we go….