2018 is upon us and it is time for predictions of what this new year will bring. Here’s my Top 5 Trends in HR for 2018 (in no particular order) …  Artificial Intelligence (AI) … For years, HR has been behind the curve in the world of AI and the associated predictive analytics that come […]

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, […]

One of the best things about the organizations I’ve worked for is the constant feedback. Monthly, quarterly, annual … Feedback. Every project, every committee, every major meeting … Feedback. Report, metrics, trends … Feedback. There was and is never an excuse not to know where your performance stands. Yet there has always been one piece […]

Last week’s post discussed ways to show women the respect they deserve at work. One of the recommendations was believing women when they bring gender bias and discrimination to management’s attention. When the issues are not blatant, it can be difficult to determine if a problem really exists … and more difficult to know what […]

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 came across an interesting employee relations issue a few months ago. Here’s a quick summary of what happened … A White female employee made a complaint about her Hispanic male supervisor, claiming he was treating her unfairly and was generally derelict in his duties as a manager. HR investigated the issue but we were […]

It’s never easy for a manager to resolve conflict between employees. And we are often the most unprepared for handling it when we start out. Many managers never gain the skills needed to successfully manage and resolve conflict. Mike was one of those managers. Two of his employees, Kim and Tina, just could not seem to […]

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