Author - Tracy

If I Were Running A Company…What Now?

In one day, Donald Trump will be our President and on a business standpoint, if you like it or not, has already made an impact. His tweets thrashing companies like Boeing and Toyota, and his fondness for L.L. Bean has effected the company’s stocks. His public declaration of Carrier, Nissan, and Sprint keeping jobs in the United States give levity for those companies, even if the numbers and...

My 2016

Personal It started off rocky as I was laid off, but quickly recovered a month later and got a job doing the same thing. The only thing that I want to accomplish is getting something done I’m proud of. I helped finished the redesigned website and build pipelines and now onto bigger things like social media, streaming, and be part of special events. I’m thankful for the flexible...

The 2016 Elections

Last Tuesday, I was distraught of how the the Presidential elections went and couldn’t sleep that Donald Trump was elected President; and to this day, I still have trouble thinking of that. People are figuring out why this happened. The many reasons people give why Hillary lost and Trump won: Racism Sexism Misogyny Media coverage Wikileaks People wanted change White power Had enough of the...

If I Were Running A Company…SHRM16 Review

We’re three months past the SHRM Conference. Why am I doing this now? I had to do a lot of writing for my company and for my local SHRM Chapter. They got first dibs. I was too tired and had other stuff I think this is a better reflection if the SHRM Conference had any effect of myself, the company I work for, and the HR world three months later. Since it was announced the SHRM...

If I Were Running A Company…SHRM16 Day 3 Recap

Tuesday is the last full day of the conference and people are frantic on getting every last swag, session, autograph, book, you name it. Then, they unwind to someone who is in the Top 40. Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson Look, politics is a needed discussion in the workplace, especially a Presidential election year. I understand Begala and Carlson being there because the bills do affect the...

If I Were Running A Company…SHRM16 Day 2 Recap

Yesterday was the first full day of the conference and a bunch of people jam up the Convention Center, but not as jammed as Awesome-Con or any Comic-Con or Wizard World events, which has 50,000 attendees. The more you know. Amy Cuddy I’m not a TED Talk guy as I think it’s weird to pay $400 for essentially an 18-minute session (plus you can contact them). Amy Cuddy has the 2nd most TED...

If I Were Running A Company…SHRM16 Day 1 Recap

Sunday is the busiest day with people registering and the most well-known keynote taking the stage on Sunday. Sunday is also the most inspirational. You have to view it as going to church on a Sunday. Super Sunday Session Commander Drew Brown was the Super Sunday session I attended. I will say it wasn’t the most elaborate of sessions since the talking points were cliche and you heard of it...

If I Were Running A Company…#SHRM16 Preview

After ten years, the SHRM Conference is returns to the Washington D.C. for a big year in this country. I remember the last time the SHRM Conference was in D.C. It ☔☔, Gladys Knight, and more ☔. I’m happy to tell you there is a very little chance of rain (but it will be a bit humid). This is no accident SHRM chose D.C. (a long time ago, may I add) for 2016 and frankly they got lucky in...

If I Were Running A Company…Crap Happens

We are in the middle of conference season, culminating with the SHRM Conference next week in D.C. You’re going to hear almost all the cliches in this conference: “Seat at the table” “Millennials” “Big Data” “Bacon” However, the oldest cliche in business is “hard work.” The answer of why your company has been successful was...

Mr. Tony Leaving Radio

I have been busy the past few months with work, conferences, and dressing up as the gnome to Nats games. I wanted to write more on HR and other stuff, but never had the time. I was going to write again next week to prepare for #SHRM16, but I heard yesterday that Mr. Tony is leaving ESPN 980 to have his own podcast. So, I have to write an impromptu post about it. Frankly, this was not a surprise...

If I Were Running A Company…Journeyman

I held a belief for a long time that if you find an organization that you liked, it’s possible you can stay there for 5-10 years. The organization I wanted to work for was NPR because at the time, they seemed to be the last bastion of news and I wanted to recruit the best journalists and storytellers. I got through the first step when I was an HR intern, then I thought I made the biggest...

If I Were Running A Company…#HRBlogs Weekly Reads 02/18/16

As you noticed, I have been sporadic on my writing in the past month. As I mentioned before, I was laid off at BroadPath and have being searching for opportunities in the last month. Also, I just celebrated The Fat Festival (Super Bowl Sunday, Lunar New Year, Fat Tuesday) and then start my Lent diet. In addition, I didn’t get selected as part of the SHRM blogging team, but I have a back-up...

If I Were Running A Company…Culturversity

I recently saw a story that Ana DuVernay, the director from Selma, discuss that she doesn’t like the word, “diversity,” because it has “no emotional resonance.” Journalist Anna Holmes said, “In reality—which is to say, when applied to actual people, not flora, fauna, or financial securities—the notion of diversity feels more fraught, positioning one group...

Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

On Saturday, my friends and I took a tour to the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy (NYBA) in Southeast DC. The reason I took the tour because I donated during #GivingTuesday and the NYBA asked if I wanted to take the tour and I accepted their invitation. I’m glad I did. Here are a few tidbits you need to know about NYBA: The facilities cost $17 million. As of now, it’s...

The 10-Year Post

I’ll be honest, I had a blog post setup for posting of my favorite links. Apparently in the last month, I’m getting a lot of visits since my post about Ed is now on the top page of searches. However, something happened this past week made me altered this post: I was laid off. I got laid off this past week by BroadPath. They said it was an internal issue and it had nothing to do with...

2016 Predictions

Looking at my predictions from last year, There were many things that were off, but that won’t stop me of making my stupid prediction: Current Events: GOP – Donald Trump. Democrat – Hillary Clinton. President – Hillary Clinton. Mass shootings will not rise, but the coverage will increase from cable networks. Someone will talk about succession. The ACA will have 6 million...

My 2015

I predicted last year that it will be hard to top 2014…and I was right. Nothing dramatically has changed in my life: I still have my job at BroadPath (actually got an added role in social media this year), did some side jobs, and I won Fan of the Game again (as the Jayson Werth Chia Pet gnome). Other than that, It was an uneventful year after what happened to me at this time last year. I...

If I Were Running A Company…HRBlogs Weekly Reads 12/22/2015

If you’re wondering why I have not written in the past month, I had so many things. First, I have a lot of side jobs going on that came out of nowhere. Second, I had a terrible sore throat and had no idea what it was. I was worried it was strep throat. Luckily, that was not the case. Anyway, here’s the last HR Blogs Weekly Reads of the year: Recruiting’s Magic Bullet by James...

If I Were Running A Company…Generations

You hear a lot in HR and the Recruiting/Talent Acquisition front about how the workplace can deal with different generations. You can do a Google search “how to deal with millennials” and there will be tons of results of articles on dealing with them. I never understood why people, older than us, are trying to decipher a huge group of young people and still to this day, have not got...

If I Were Running A Company…recruitDC Fall 2015

A couple weeks ago, I attended recruitDC’s Fall conference. It’s a half-day conference, but still packs a lot punch. The theme I got was building relationships. It was a week before Thanksgiving, so I guess the theme was appropriate for this occasion. The Whole Self: Why Knowing Your Candidates and Your Workforce Changes Everything This was one of my favorite sessions of the...

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