April Showers bring May Flowers - how does your garden grow? If it were only that simple! During uncertain times and ever changing days, hours, and even sometimes minutes, we often forget to shift our attention to caretaking of our garden of words and actions, and unintentionally neglect to properly...
I was on the phone with a co-worker when he stopped mid sentence and asked, “Do you have a bird?” I just laughed. “No,” I replied, “that's my 7-year old who is trying to ask me a question about math.” For the past two weeks, parenting and working are now coexistin...
As part of sweeping legislation, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) became effective April 1, 2020. As of right now, its requirements are in effect only until the end of the calendar year. The two laws were enacted to provide workers with paid leave for reasons related to the corona...
What if COVID Was Ebola and You Lived on a Dollar a Day?
In 2014, Sierra Leone was facing the Ebola epidemic, a deadly virus with a 50 percent mortality rate; and a place with next to no resources, where people lived on one dollar a day. Sounds like a culture where hope should be dying at a rate hi...
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March Mindfulness – Change and Adapt
After a long winter, we continue to look forward to the sights, sounds, and smells of renewal of Spring. I know we are all ready to greet Spring!
For the last 30 days or so and ongoing, we continue to face challenges and adversity during these times of tu...
Tedd Trabert is the chapter's new Vice President of Diversity & Workforce Readiness. He currently works as the Director of Human Resources & Engagement at Major Brands, where he has been since May 2019.
Tedd has a 20-year, multi-industry background in human resources including hospitality, ...
Jim Curran is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Hays Companies, one of the fastest growing Employee Benefits and Risk Management firms in the country. He has been active with SHRM since 2005.
With 20 years of experience, Jim is best known for teamwork and cheerful outlook. He's ...
The news is currently flooded with discussions of COVID-19. It takes a discerning mind to sift through social media posts and separate fact from fiction.
As HR professionals we are center stage for helping employers navigate its effects on employees and businesses. Our companies, co-workers and fam...
By Rik Nemanick, Ph.D., The Leadership Effect
Creating a mentoring program for your company is a great way to accelerate the growth of key talent. Mentors have been shown to decrease stress and increase commitment to an organization while helping protégés navigate their professional caree...