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ILSHRM Leadership Game On

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Another SHRM Leadership Conference is in my future. One might think even a died in the wool SHRMie would yawn at another one, after a fashion, but yet for me it’s not like that. In fact it’s more like one of my favorite scenes from Animal House.   Sorry I love that clip – but […]

The SHRM Pilgrimage

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

It is the week before Thanksgiving, and to the SHRM faithful that means it is time for the annual trek to Washington DC to drink the kool-aide and get the latest news from Duke Street, as to  how our mission is being refined.  I have had the good fortune to attend this event eight out […]

HR Conferences Get Me Stoked

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

If you dig deep into the reaches of your mind, can you recall your childhood?  Do you remember how excited you would get as your birthday neared?  There was all of the anticipation.   You knew the day would be great.  With your parents you could do little wrong and it was often a special day […]

The #ILSHRM No Kid Hungry Challenge

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

It is a little past mid-year now and we are into a very active time for SHRM State Conferences.  In mys state, Illinois, we have recently completed our state conference.  And while I have not seen the tabulated results from the sessions, I have a sense that the event was well received by the attendees. […]

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 […]


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 […]