Many people are talking about Millennials, Generation X’s and Baby Boomers clashing in the workplace. But we have a new up and coming group and they are called Generation Z. First off, a Generation Z child is one who was born between 1995 and 2010. They were practically born with an iPod in their hand.… Continue reading 5 Things you should know about Generation Z.
I had a medical appointment, recently, and was talking to my new doctor. We finished the appointment and I told him I work in Human Resources and he had a blank look on his face for a moment and said “What does that mean?” Granted, he looked like he got out of medical school about… Continue reading What do Human Resources Professionals do?
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy, signed the Equal Pay Act and we in Human Resources are obligated to honor the act as it falls under FLSA. The premise seems simple. Pay an equal wage no matter who has been offered the role, female or male. But it is far from simple. Just this last… Continue reading What do the CEO of Reddit and The Ugly Christmas Sweater have in common?
You’re Fired! Back in the day, if the village people in your local community wanted to get rid of you they would set your home on fire. Boy, nothing says “get out” like setting your hut on fire! This is where the term “getting fired” originally came from. Today we use different terms like, “Your… Continue reading You’re Fired!
Here is a historical background of the word “Gamble” A verb: gamble is from a derivative of gamel “to play games” (1590s), itself likely a frequentative from game. It was originally regarded as a slang word. A noun: “risky venture” Today’s version of the word “Gamble” To take a chance on; venture; risk: Nothing says… Continue reading Job Interviews….the ultimate “gamble”
Charles Schultz (Creator of Snoopy) said, “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” Do dogs make us better people or better employees? What about an organization that has a company dog? Fido would be taken care… Continue reading Can I bring my dog to the office?
What is the point of the holiday party? The purpose of the party is to increase employee morale and engagement. It is a reward for the employees who are working hard and it is meant to be fun and a time to celebrate at the end of the year. Typically, planning of the Holiday Party… Continue reading The Holiday Office Party…. A Showstopper Gift or Lump of Coal?
There is much talk about workplace transparency both by employers and employees. What does it mean exactly? In my mind transparency means that all items in the business are available for employees and employers to see. Salary level of course is of course at the top of the list but it also includes company issues… Continue reading Workplace Transparency
I am a professional Human Resources individual and I want to write about observations I have made in my field. Human Resources! To say that I am passionate about what I do in an understatement. I really enjoy the match between humans and business. Without humans we would not have business. A place of employment… Continue reading Starting Out!