Can you Afford to Lose 84% of Your Employees?

by Deborah July 17, 2011

Over the last few days I have talked with several friends and acquaintances who recently quit their job after many years (or they are planning to). One called and said that a recent turn of events was a good “kick in the (forgive me) ass” and he wasn’t going to take it any longer. Of […]

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HR Conference Attendees – don’t forget the “heart of the house”.

by Deborah July 16, 2011

Last week at this time I was doing microphone duty in one of the final live feed sessions at the ERE conference which was down here in Hollywood, Florida at the Westin Diplomat. I won’t go into what I thought about the sessions (they generic viagra canada # http://cialisoverthecounter-fast.com/ # buy cialis # levitra compared […]

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When You Don’t Realize What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone.

by Deborah July 9, 2011

As I sit here working on some client projects – I am watching and listening to NASA TV on my iPhone. This is the first time I have waited for a shuttle landing EVER. Well – maybe I did pay attention the 1st time a shuttle landed after the Challenger accident, but otherwise – I […]

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The Power of Volunteering.

by Deborah July 6, 2011

I love my HR association meetings in January. You see a lot of new faces, connect with old friends, and there’s a lot of excitement in the air. New year. New opportunities. A fresh new start. Tuesday night’s SMA South Florida meeting (a SHRM special interest chapter that focuses on recruitment and retention issues) was […]

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In the Workplace, What Does Being “Cool” Really Mean?

by Deborah July 6, 2011

Last week I was at the airport picking up a friend, and I overheard a discussion that two gentlemen were having about a company that is going through a major reorganization. Don’t ask me how, but if there is a discussion about HR going on somewhere within a 20 foot radius, I’ll pick up on […]

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Winning Isn’t Everything.

by Deborah June 27, 2011

This post was originally submitted to (and published on) HR Mouth of the South but I wanted to share it here on my blog as well. We’ll miss you Larry! When you agree to be a volunteer for your local HR association or state council, you hope to become a part of a great team; […]

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When it comes to appreciation – surprises rule.

by Deborah June 3, 2011

SHRM recently sent out an e-mail reminding members about upcoming employee celebration dates: Employee Appreciation Day (March 4) National Employee Benefits Day (April 4) Administrative Professionals’ Week (April 24-30) Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work (April 28) April Fools’ Day/Humor at Work (April 1) I remember when we used to call Administrative Professionals Week […]

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My Wish for 2011 – The Year of Hiring the Unemployed?

by Deborah July 31, 2010

I met a couple of HR friends of mine the other night for happy hour and talked with them about something that was on my mind. I mentioned that there has been quite a bit of talk around companies not hiring candidates who are unemployed. I asked them how they felt about that. You see, […]

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Better Late Than Never.

by Deborah July 27, 2010

This is my first official blog post. WHEW. There – I said it, I let the cat out of the bag and I don’t care. It took me a long time to muster up the courage to “put myself out there”. I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. A. VERY. LONG. TIME. I […]

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