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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

If I Were Running A Company…HRBlogs Weekly Reads 11/24/15

This is the final post before Thanksgiving. I hope you have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving, but before travelling with your family and friends, read these HR posts: Best Of HR Roundable: The Big Question – “What If I’m Not An ‘A’ Player?” by Steve Browne You really don’t need...

If I Were Running a Company…Employment Branding 2015

*This post will feature my opinions on business and political sides and involves the terrorist attacks in Paris. This week, recruitDC will have its fall conference. I will talk about it next week, but if you look at the agenda, one of the themes is employment branding. I have said this many times...

If I Were Running A Company…HRBlogs Weekly Reads 11/13/15

Yes, you get a second edition this week because it’s Friday the 13th…and also it has been busy for me. Anyway, here we go: How open-minded are you….REALLY? by Mary Faulkner We try to be open-minded, but we all have biases. We will never reach utopia, but we can be close to it. Talent...

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