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Let’s Fine the Emloyees

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

If you have been in the HR trenches at some point  you have had to, no doubt, had to do some employee safety training at some point,  And while many of the staff, where ever you may be, tend to yawn when it comes to safety training, I often find myself defaulting back to this. […]

ACA The latest Update

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The last post I wrote had to do with minimum wage – politics if you will. I got some decent feedback on the matter, so I will continue down that dark road.    I like to think of myself as a man of action (maybe that’s a bit much) but anyway as someone who would […]

Fight for Fifteen

Monday, February 10th, 2014

I live in a state where we have sent four of our previous six governors to jail.  We have our problems and it would appear that our governor’s having good sense is at the top of that list.  I am not sure what happens to them when they become the state’s top executive. Our current […]

TNSHRM and Mission Point

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Every Human Resource Conference has at least one, if not more Flagship Conference Sponsor.  They are the Company whose name is the biggest on the marquee and on all of the literature.  They are also the Company who has dedicated the most resources (dollars and people) to this event.  This year at TNSHRM13 that organization […]

MTSHRM I am Nashville Bound

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

One of the things I enjoy most is anticipation, the run up to an event. Whether it is a wedding,  a family get together,  an event like a concert or a conference.  For me the anticipation just jazzes me, like a 7 year-old waiting for his birthday to come. Well one of the things I […]

A Necessary Evil – Book Review

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

When you first open a new book, you wonder where it is going to go.  Well  ”A Necessary Evil” was no different, but this work took a very different twist compared to any book I have ever read. First of all, I had met the author, Aliah Wright before I undertook to read the book. […]

Gotta run to My Session

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Tuesday my third day of the conference. I have not attended a session yet, and it is ok.   One of my blogging peers, was working in The Hive. She was talking social media, and helping this person understand some of the nuances of the particular platform.  There was  a real  exchange of ideas going […]

Performance I Create #PICHR – Show Us Some Love

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

It is my hope that most of you who are gracious enough to drop by and read some of my thoughts occasionally, find me to be an honest up-front straight shooter.  Having said that,I will cut to the chase.  This post is nothing more than an unabashed shameless self-serving plug for the multi-contributor blog site […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

This is a blog post  as a Mother’s Day gift for my wife. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!  However unconventional this may be, I am following along the lines of a friend of mine, Steve Browne.  Steve once got a blog – for Christmas. I wanted to take time out of my life and tell anyone who […]

SHRM Atlanta Takeaways

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

I have been back from the SHRM Atlanta conference for a couple of days now and had a chance to gather my thoughts about the event. First and foremost I would like to thank the Board of SHRM Atlanta for putting on a superb event.  It all worked;  the hotel, the meeting rooms, the exhibit […]

SHRM Atlanta Bound

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Saturday April 27th, 2013.  -  SHRM Atlanta begins on Monday morning April 29th.  I have attended and participated in my share of HR events, most of them in the Mid-West. On Monday I am off to a different region, to look at conference from a little different prospective.   I will be a Mid-Westerner in the […]

The BIG SHOW in Chicago

Monday, April 8th, 2013

If you are in Human Resources this is the BIG SHOW.  Yes I am talking about the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference – this year in Chicago, IL.  Are you going?  If you are in HR this is the big kahuna – even if, gasp -god forbid you are not a SHRM member. […]

Social Media, Blogging and Me

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Why do we all do it, tweet, blog, facebook, Google  + and Linkedin   I have an undergraduate degree in Communication.  Some might argue that my BA simply  exists so that institutions can crank out diplomas.  (Said another way communications ain’t rocket science.)  While this may be true, there is actually something to studying, understanding […]

C-13SP – HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

To the UIS students of C-13SP – HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – know this HR is SEXY! This is some of the material I will be referencing.  I thought you might enjoy what I had to say a little more if you didn’t have to go look it up on Google. LinkedIn  - Are you on it […]

Tim Sackett Day

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Today is Tim Sackett day. Tim is a really charming guy with a fantastic sense of humor. If you have never met him, you should.  Go see him speak, hook up with him on twitter or linkedin – do it! Another great guy is today’s honoree of Tim Sackett day Paul Hebert.  Paul is one […]

Tuesday is Pray for Paul Day

Monday, January 14th, 2013

There are not a lot of people that I have met in my life that I could go back and tag the day – and say BAM June 15, 2007 is the day I met George, but with Paul Hebert, I can do that – and it is weird.  I met Paul Hebert on Friday […]

A Hometown HR Guy

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

This blog post is part of a collection created by various Human Resources professionals. This “Carnival” of HR posts centers around the theme of HR and Home. To read the rest of the collection click here. You’ll be glad you did! ### When people ask me  to describe my community, Springfield, IL, I tell them it is […]

The Perfect Christmas Card

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The Holiday Season (politically correct term for  Christmas  - from Dave the Christian) is upon us.  I think it is written in the blogger code of ethics that I must write at least one seasonal post a year. So here it is… We all get them every year. The Christmas card.  Now don’t mistake my sarcasm to […]

My Next Stop in the Blogospher

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

The thing that I like most about blogging is this. There is no wrong way to do it. That works well for me, because that means it is almost impossible to screw it up.  Really.  My path in the blogospher will soon be taking a new/addition path.  I am going to being posting on Performance […]

Shopping Guy Style

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

I am a guy so or course by default that means I really don’t like to shop.  I do make purchases, and a lot of them. It is pretty simple and goes like this. I look until I find what need, then I make a purchase. No regrets! I might have been able to find […]