2017 was a good year for The Buzz on HR, both online and off. The best part was finding my voice again as a writer and speaker. And feeling supported and encouraged by my readers to express myself fully and freely. As someone who writes about management, leadership and human resources as my primary focus, […]

I didn’t write much on this site in 2015. I let the stuff of life zap my time and creativity so much that I missed the mark on many of my goals. That’s a bummer for me … But 2015 is over now. There’s nothing to be gained from continuing to beat myself up. So I […]

Happy New Year!!!! I am excited for all that lies ahead of me for 2015. It is going to be a great year. That doesn’t mean 2014 was a bad one. Although there were several tough personal moments, I have to say it was a really good year. And I couldn’t close the door on […]

I was on my unscheduled blogging sabbatical when the announcement about the HRCI and SHRM certification split was made, sending shockwaves thru the HR profession and social media. In case you’ve been out of the loop, here’s some links I found really informative about the change. – Check out the SHRM Certification website – Ben […]

Well, I did it … I successfully passed the SPHR exam on my first attempt! I still can’t believe I did it, but I did. As I said in my last post, I felt a lot of pressure and anxiety heading in to the exam. And it was my sincerest hope I would come out […]

On Friday, January 31st, I sit for the SPHR exam — one of the hardest professional certification exams on the planet. The exam I’ve run from for almost a decade because I hate standardized tests more than I hate peas. And I really hate peas. Just ask my mother. To say I am nervous about […]

Happy New Year!! I took an unplanned, unexpected break from blogging from Thanksgiving until now … I experienced a death in my family just 10 days before Christmas. The toll it took on me surprised me. A lot. I really needed to take a break. So I did. As this year kicks off, I’m still […]

In October, Spherion released highlights of their research and reporting on trends in the workforce. They have surveyed nearly 200,000 people on this topic since the survey started in 1997. I found the Emerging Workforce Study (EWS) results absolutely fascinating — and I think HR really needs to pay attention. These stats give great insight […]

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